If Danders has a doctorate, would it be an Ed.D. rather than an M.D. or a Ph.D. (or even a Th.D. or a J.D.)?
On Reddit, people respond to me as if I said “Gweep.”
Just how long do Guinea Pigs live in captivity? What is their ecological niche in the wild? Google will know and since this strip has piqued my curiosity, I’m off on a quest for trivial knowledge.
“I am… GWEEP!”
My God, Richard Thompson was good.
I Grok it.
Mr. Danders is one of my favorite characters. He adds a deeply quadrupedal intellectual component that nicely rounds out the dynamic of the strip.
According to the Internet (and what better source could be) guinea pigs live 4-8 years, depending on their environment. In a pre-school, my guess is that they’d last about 3 months.
Pithy words, Dr. D. (except that’s, “…it would be I.”)
Mr. Dr. Danders has a well-nuanced ego. Alice should be properly in awe of the acerbic guinea pig (who is given to exaggeration; but, hey, it’s a talking guinea pig, people!)….
There is simply no justice in Mr. Danders’s life.
Guinea pigs are refectory (they eat their own feces)
I didn’t know this but it doesn’t surprise me as they seem to eat everything else.
I do know that they have post-partum oestrus and can become pregnant immediately after giving birth. We learned that the hard way . . .