My dog,"" a boy repeats to his unseen sister, is in every way (cited) a perfect pup; ""Your dog"" is (correspondingly) a disgrace. But the reader of course can see that, bad or good, ""there is only one Bowser,"" long before sister Nancy emerges to say so. ""Sometimes he does what we want. And sometimes he doesn't,"" Nancy continues. ""But he's yours and mine. And we love him just the same."" Whether or not kids will see themselves as little brother Jimmy--who's transparently being taught a lesson--or as the obedient/disobedient pooch is almost moot; construed either way (or, most obviously, as a joke on parents), this is a one-strip cartoon in hard covers.