Located on a suburban street in Middlesex County, the sparsely furnished room is airy and spacious, with a big window overlooking a large backyard. Lined up in a row beneath the window are his drafting table, an electronic drum set, and a doggie bed, where Earl, his Jack Russell terrier, often snoozes. McDonnell was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Edison. We were close to the Shore, to the Great Swamp, to Manhattan.
Mutts is a daily comic strip created by Patrick McDonnell on September 5, Earl and Mooch interact with each other, their human owners, and also the animals around their neighborhood. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz praised Mutts , calling it "one of the best comic strips of all time. The friendship of Mooch and Earl focuses on the differences between cats and dogs as human companions and as friends with each other: Earl is friendly, loves the company of his human companion and likes to play outside; Mooch is often indifferent to his human companions, except for being fed, and prefers to stay inside or is often seen with Earl, his best friend. Both animals frequently express themselves through thought balloons when their owners are present.