January 13, 1954:
January 14, 1954:
January 15, 1954:
Snoopy's ears demonstrate once more how they can be held rigid in place in weird poses at will. They're almost like additional limbs. Of course they have their limits: they don't seem capable of supporting much weight, and they don't seem capable of supporting Violet's ire, that killjoy.
The third strip gives us a lot more Snoopy drawings than the standard daily strip. I love the one at the top-left of the third panel, where you only see his feet peeking into the frame. But there's a three-quarter "puppet head" view of Snoopy smiling in that one too, which we haven't seen for quite a while.
Charlie Brown is the one giving Snoopy his walk, which points the "owner" needle more firmly towards him again. But we've still gotten no concrete indication of whose dog Snoopy is. This may be the first time, however, that Snoopy's relentless enthusiasm has gotten on the kid's nerves, which is an oft-used gag over Peanuts' run.