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38 thoughts on “Who among you is braver than an anti-hunting activist?

  1. ianjohnno

    A couple of blow-ins there. Crispy might be from Peking.

  2. zut alors

    Don’t tell me…Donnald was in advertising?

  3. paddy

    Bloody hell FD, that’s a cracking good portrait of Dennis in frame 1.

  4. drmick

    Sven the seagull must be a party animal……….woops, was, a party animal then?

  5. Andybob

    I blame the recognition test. It needs to be administered under field conditions: ie, hung over at dawn after a hair of the dog breakfast.

  6. Crispy

    I was deeply honoured to have a duck named after me, until my sense of humour arrived on the bus and the Chinese Restaurant gag kicked in. Oh well. I shall follow you to the Grauniad anyway, Mr On The Moon. And Crikey will be a sadder, blunter, less swearier place. Good luck to you.

  7. drmick

    BTW. I an devastated that this will be your second last cartoon for us.
    I am probably not the only subscriber that heads straight to your cartoon before scanning the rest of the articles.
    Congratulations and god luck Dog.

  8. Venise Alstergren

    The answer to this sickening slaughter is for Denis Napthine (allow me my little joke) to pass another law that all duck hunters MUST wear very, very bright red hunting gear, topped with a neon bright, yellow hard hat. Then watch the cretinous rurals play up.

  9. Venise Alstergren

    FIRST DOG: You cannot be serious? Penultimate? Wadda you mean?

  10. Dez Paul

    Ducks are much better alive, especially endangered ones.

    Honk if you like ducks. Honk!

  11. Dez Paul

    And what Dr Mick (2) said. Bless you, Primo Cane Sulla Luna.

  12. ernmalleyscat

    Heh, Dog said freckle. Rude.

    I may be a bit teary tomorrow, so I’ll just say now that discovering Firsty on here and marvelling at his consistent daily brilliance, and then becoming a member of the Dogonaut Lounge (the nicest thread on the whole internet) has been the highlight of a lifetime of consuming media.

  13. Red Bob

    Thanks for everything FDOTM. You are the best, and I will miss you.
    But I will also miss the wonderfully intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking comments written by the loyal Dogonaut Lounge people. I salute all of you!

  14. Douglas and Milko

    Argh! My favourite bit of the day is the FDOTM cartoon. That is why I subscribed in the first place (absolutely true)! Anyway, guess I will keep reading Crikey – there are other good bits, but Dog you will be sorely missed.

  15. drovers cat

    the sooner these shooters are treated like smokers (do this inside your own home only, preferably with mirror) the better and safer for all ducks and everyone else.

    Didn’t know you wre going dog#1 – big crikey loss – big Grauniad gain. See you there – and thanks for all the tail-wags to date

  16. Douglas and Milko

    The Guardian – congratulations!

  17. drovers cat

    yes indeedy emc – this has been the only lounge I have frequented too. Hopefully the seats are as comfy for cats over there.

  18. zut alors

    I’m slow on the uptake having only just read the news about you leaving, Firsty. Doggone! Are you still harbouring a grudge about that time the Crikey Editor turned off the cricket?

    Your excellent ‘tooning has often been the highlight of the day…not to mention the banter with fellow Dogonauts. Here’s hoping the new mob give you a comfy kennel in a north facing spot.

  19. The Guard

    Hmmm…some ducks fly the coop.

  20. rhwombat

    Bloody Hell FD! Wot Crispy, drm & emc said x10^n. I hope that the Grauniad is tempting you from the Dogonaut Lounge with large amounts of filthy lucre plus unlimited tea and single malts, ’cause otherwise we shall all go and lie down on Crikey’s virtual steps in imitation of Sven the disguised freckled duck. No pasarán!

  21. De Presser

    Wad about us?// whaqt tyhe fk. Who is gonna agree with us and argue against us at the same time like U done.? U inconsideate cut! Wheres the blaides?///?Everone is gasping…it’s over.i just cant believe it.

  22. First Dog On The Moon

    Dear all – thanks a bunch for your support and good wishes over the years. I really did read almost all the comments. you are all quite mad and I am rather fond of you. Please feel free to come over to The Guardian and join in the comments there, it is a much larger pond and they don’t play so nice so I will miss our little community here in the Dogonaut Lounge. But don’t forget that crikey is still here and needs your support more than ever.

    Thanks for everything, tomorrow will be the last one.



  23. Andybob

    It looks like tomorrow is the end of civilization as we know it. Best wishes and thanks FD and last one out of the lounge turn off the lights.

  24. Gary

    Att: Marina, you are wrong!

  25. drmick

    I am going to miss everyone in the Dogonaut Lounge as well. 1.30pm was a very important part of my day, and grew to be an important part of my life. To be a member of the most intelligent, funny and caring bunch of people I have never met; and to watch the banter and look on in awe at the talent in this place was truly an honour. We solved the problems of the world here and did it with a respect, compassion and dignity that is sadly lacking out there in the real world.
    Love youse all.

  26. fractious

    What no First Dog at Crikey no more? But, but, well, you know. Sigh. Also what everyone else said.

    I’ve seen freckled ducks up close (not to speak to mind, more one of those meetings where you’re close enough but can’t quite find the right words or the right worms, and besides you don’t want to intrude) and they are decidedly handsome. What sort of ar$ehat would shoot a freckled duck, or even your average Joe Duck in the Pond come to that, just for “sport”? I like to imagine an alternative universe where every autumn and winter these human beens are met by a fleet of attack moorhens armed with AK47s backed up by numerous shoveller commando units hiding in the cumbungi, and a squadron of wood ducks (bomber command) in the swamp oaks. That’ll learn ’em.

  27. Plonkoclock

    Drmick – Amen. See you at the Guradian, FD.

  28. AR

    sniff..le.. taken so early and we hardly knew you. VALE esp TonynotaD.
    Oh, and sorry to see you go too, FDotM.

  29. AR

    Can anyone read what is on Danby’s t-shirt? Looks profound.

  30. blumama25

    Honestly, Mr OntheMoon, I laughed. And I felt guilty.

  31. paddy

    Damn it EMC (the nicest thread on the whole internet) Reduced me to pathetic floods of tears & I’d barely had time for a coffee.
    Tomorrow will be a sad day. (sobs)

  32. rhwombat

    drm: Amen too. Perhaps we should squat on this thread, singing we shall not be moved in desperate baritone (contralto fro Venise) and supporting each other with comments on the Grauniad Commentariat, until they get jack of us and buy Crikey out of spite.

    AR: Our Mum is Your <3 something ? Pixel choke.

  33. Suziekue

    Winter is coming *sniffle*. See you over at the Guardian FD.

  34. Madison

    WTF dog!! The Guardian, that seething mass of pleasantly moulded over news, Crikey, please refund my subs. Good luck dog.

  35. Kevin_T

    If one Googles First Dog on the Moon at the moment, the “News” says you have been poached, so rather ironic (or is it coincidental?) that your cartoon on the same day is about poachers….

    Sorry to see you go, I hope that it is the opportunity that you surely hope it is. Good luck!

  36. klewso

    Here’s hoping it’s just a phase you’re going through?

  37. klewso

    While there was a Dog on the Moon
    You could right the world thru cartoon.
    Lift your legs and take piss.
    You know he’ll be missed,
    No more than our eyes, tootle-ooin’.

  38. Venise Alstergren

    FIRSTY: It is too much to bear. The only good thing about the news is-no, there is no good news about it-from this side of the Dogonaut lounge.

    I wish you all the very best at your new posting. Thank you for a blissful five to six years.

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