The scary thing is that this strip shows up how much this is like 'Lassie', which had to find new dogs to play the role as time went by. You just keep getting new 'Arthur', 'Sheldon' etc as they grow too old. Must be hard to keep finding new talking ducks to play the role. Even scarier: think how many 'Barts' the Simpsons must've gone through by now to keep him looking his 'age'.
Thanks again for the strip Dave: always a highlight of the day to find it in the 'inbox'.