This comic has its root in an incident from many years ago. While we were out one day, some chicken breasts were thawing on the top of our refrigerator—absolutely out of reach of the dog. When we got home, the empty chicken packaging was on the floor, and the dog was trying to convince us that nothing unusual had happened while we were out. Did the cat jump up on the counter, and from there the refrigerator, to get the chicken for himself? Did our dog put the cat up to it? Who knows. Either way, it makes for a fun comic!
Social commentary takes a back seat to fun with pets in this one, but there is a bit of a laugh at the concept of “protection.”