Tag Archives: Animals

“I Don’t Like Dogs!”

Plot

Special complete story. Mrs Kemp has terrible cynophobia (fear of dogs) and this fear passes on to her daughter Helen. After Mrs Kemp dies, Dad finds a new girlfriend, Rowena, but when Helen sees she has a golden retriever, Benji, her cynophobia starts causing problems with the new relationship. It gets to the point where Helen tries to deliberately lose Benji in the hope Rowena will leave. But when a mugger attacks Helen and Benji comes to the rescue, everything changes.

i_dont_like_dogs

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • “I Don’t Like Dogs!”  –  Bunty: #1617 (7 January 1989)

Katie’s Kittens

Plot

Katie Brown finds nine abandoned kittens in a shed on her father’s new farm. She keeps them a secret while finding homes for them as she fears they will be put down.

Notes

Appeared

  • Katie’s Kittens –  Bunty: circa #1743 (8 June 1991) – #1753 (17 August 1991)

The Healing Hands of Hanni

Plot:

Hanni Todd, a gipsy orphan had a great gift for  healing animals. The local animal doctor feared Hanni would take away all his customers, and had forced her to go into an orphanage where Hanni pined for her freedom. Mistress Crow, the matron of the orphanage, over-worked and under-fed the children, and used the orphanage funds for herself. One day Hanni was sent to treat a horse that  belonged to Sir Oliver Christy, a man of great influence. She decided that if she could cure the horse, and earn Sir Oliver’s gratitude, she would tell Sir Oliver what was going on at the orphanage.

healing hands of hanni

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Healing Hands of Hanni – Mandy: #467 (27 December 1975) – #480 (27 March 1976)

 

Goldie and the Three Bears

Plot

When three live bears attached themselves to Goldie Lock, it began an adventure which landed Goldie and her friend, Pat Howard on the island of Sawaki. The Sawakians had a colony of these sacred bears. They believed that as long as the bears lived, valuable osmium mines would continue. But their enemies, the Katolians, made a surprise attack and killed all the bears except Goldie’s three, whom she and her friend managed to hide. Losing heart, the superstitious Sawakians surrendered. Goldie was convinced that if they knew that some of the sacred bears were saved, the Sawakians would rise up again. But first a safer hiding place had to be found for the bears.

goldie three bears

Notes

Appeared

  • Goldie and the Three Bears – Mandy:  circa #246 (02 October 1971) – (?)

 

Jill and Jack

Plot

Jill Norris’s parents breed Pekinese dogs, but although Jill likes dogs, she does not share their taste for Pekineses. Then Jill finds an injured, stray lurcher she names Jack, and once Jack recovers, Jill decides to train him for dog agility competitions. But Jack has an unruly side that have Jill’s parents concerned.

J&J

Notes

  • Artist: Andrew Wilson

Appeared

  • Jill and Jack –  Mandy: #1208 (10 March 1990) – #1218 (19 May 1990)

 

Mighty Mouser! / Marvel Mouser!

Plot

Dinah Whittington is trying to find a Saturday job and befriends a cat. At first the cat seems lazy, but when he shows an incredible talent for catching mice, Fiddlem’s Department store hires Diane and her cat – now named Mouser – as a pest control service.

Mouser

Notes

  • The story first appeared as Mighty Mouser and was later reprinted with new art as Marvel Mouser!

Appeared

  • Mighty Mouser! – circa #178 (13 June 1970) – (?)
  • Reprinted with new art as Marvel Mouser! – #657 (18 August 1979)  – #667 (27 October 1979)
  • Reprinted –  Mandy: #1125 (06 August 1988) – #1135 (15 October 1988)

 

Perri

Plot

Rosanna Lee’s life has been the gypsy caravan and travelling from farm to farm with her parents who do seasonal work. Then Mrs Lee dies and Mr Lee reacts badly; he becomes harsh, bitter and – to Rosanna’s dismay – gives up the gypsy way of life. He is now settling down and taking a job in a district where people look down on them because they are gypsies, and their employers, the Bullards, are just as hard. Rosanna finds solace in an orphaned fawn she names Perri but must keep her secret.

Perri

Notes

  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones

Appeared

  • Perri –  Mandy:  #971 (24 August 1985) – #988 (21 December 1985)

 

Caesar and Cleo

Plot:

Before Mrs Amelia Weston dies, she asks her maid Cleo Payne to look after her dog Caesar. Mr Crumleigh the solicitor thinks there is another will, but the only one available divides everything among Mrs Weston’s greedy nieces, Beryl and Dora Weston and Lydia Crool. But to get the money they must live together in Mrs Weston’s house for six months and give Cleo and Caesar a home. If Cleo leaves before that time they inherit immediately, so they are trying to drive her out by making her life miserable.

Caesar 1

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Caesar and Cleo –  #546 (02 July 1977) – #555 (03 September 1977)
  • Reprinted – Mandy:  #945 (23 February 1985) – #954?