Today’s Ghoulio and Lincoln cartoon, created by real life mortician Fernando Lincoln Centeno, shows the funeral director and his ghoulish clown assistant completing a pre-need funeral plan with an elderly gentleman, who has his dog sitting on his lap there in the arrangement room.
“Here is the payment in full for my funeral,” says the man. “Planning ahead of time is very smart,” says Lincoln. “Cute dog,” says Ghoulio.
“About the dog… if I die first, I want her euthanized and buried with me.” Lincoln and Ghoulio ponder this for a frame, obviously disturbed by this request.
Lincoln says, “Okay, we just need you to sign one more form giving us permission to euthanize you in the event your dog dies first.”
Obviously, this man loves his dog so much he can’t bear the thought of being without her in death. But is that really fair to the dog? It’s true, dogs will often grieve the loss of a human companion. Cats, maybe not so much. This strip is a clever commentary on the people-pet connection. What do you think?
You can see all the preceding Ghoulio and Lincoln cartoons, as well as other Death Cartoons on The Family Plot Blog, through this link.