As long as we’re looking at cat cartoons, there’s this one from 2003. Yesterday, I referred to Ludwig’s interaction with the humans, how I deliberately keep it based in reality. No talking, no thought balloons, etc. One caveat would be Arlo’s seeming ability to carry on two-way discussions with Ludwig. These exchanges, of course, aren’t really exchanges at all. They are inventions of Arlo’s dry wit and not some peculiar telepathic connection. Aren’t they?
By the way, when this strip appeared, some readers mentioned the first panel would make a good tee-shirt.