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When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Vet

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This particular stranger-than-normal comic strip could use some explaining.  It was one of the first "When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Vet" strips, published in November 2011, but is not a part of the chronological story line.  I drew it as my small contribution to Blogathon 2011, an online blogging event held in November 2011 to raise money for several animal charities.  The "unofficial" theme of Blogathon 2011 was zombies, thus the zombie giraffe of this strip.

The comic strip is based on a terribly disturbing short story that I probably should not have read in junior high, but I did.  I have not read it again until this week, when I read it to see if it is as creepy as I remember.  It is.  Anyways, the comic is based on my memory of that story, with the happy twist I believe Dr. Vet would have given it as a kid.  The story is The Monkey's Paw, written by W. W. Jacobs and published in 1902.  If you click the title, the entire text is online.  Awful, huh?  And awesome.

Happy reading!  If you get scared by The Monkey's Paw, sleep with the light on...That is what I did both times I read it.