It took me a moment to remember that the reason for showing the top of Moperville North was to indicate that Nioi was no longer there. For a brief moment, I thought it had something to do with the theater owls, which doesn’t make a lot of sense, but that’s where my mind went on reflex, darn it.
For the record, Jeremy is licking Susan in panel three. I’m still not entirely sure how he got there without being placed. That’s not an easy place for a cat to go, and if they don’t want to be there, well, have bandages ready.
Not that I speak from experience.