No, Patapin, I find that I disagree with you. I call it "direct" and even "blatant."
Snoopy is simply not about to obey Linus, who is not his master and does not feed him or take him for walks. Remember that "Snoopy steals Linus' blanket" is a frequent trope of Peanuts. Now Charles Shultz is "ringing another change" on it.
Thank you for reminding me that Snoopy has not to obey Linus, I forgot that . I must say that in other strips, Snoopy follows Lucy, or Frieda (when she wants to go hunting rabbits), or Patty Smith... And sometimes, Snoopy doesn't even remember Charlie Brown's name ("Who is this rounded-head boy?")!
Anyway, I still wonder about the last speech bubble. How could we explain it? "Right now" appears three times. Imagine we are looking inside Snoopy's head. 1rst: OK, Snoopy just repeats it. 2nd: Maybe Snoopy remembers his master's voice, when Charlie says it. 3rd: And now, maybe Snoopy hears it said by Linus, who is not his master, so he decides not to obey.
I think it’s much as you say Patapin: Snoopy is saying he can never remember whose version of “Right now” is intended. I’d say that one of the versions is Snoopy’s one, where it might mean, “some time in the future, whenever I feel like it”, and the other is the human version, where it means “instantly”.
Hello Dil Bert The simpler, the better. I also think that the fun of this strip is what you said.
And that is why I am embarrassed. Is Snoopy impertinent or impertinent? ( ) You know, I had never seen Snoopy making fun of a human. In my mind, Snoopy is never impudent. He may be selfish, mythomaniac, lazy, gourmand, chicken, but never insolent.
And if we consider he is intentionally ironic, de facto he would be cheeky. That's why I tried to find another analysis. Snoopy is not sardonic, I think he is really troubled. Look at his face, it's someone's thinking hard, divided, abashed.
For me, Snoopy is really trying to find an answer (and that leaves him time to enjoy the blanket a few moments more!).