CLICK STRIP TO ENLARGEMany years ago now, I did a series of strips where Bernard and his family went to a Disney-esque theme park that similarly banned dogs. In that story, Dandy was able to walk right in, having been mistaken for a park mascot character. As such, in THIS story, Bernard is weary of mascots. It seems a logical extension.
I also hope that folks don't get upset that I'm using the idea of PTSD in a lighthearted way here. I am well aware of the reality of such traumas and don't want it thought that I'm making fun of those WITH real PTSD. (I have been diagnosed with it myself.)
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