Chip Dunham, the creator of the comic strip “Overboard,” paid tribute to his 13-year old canine companion, Basil, in the June 30 edition of the cartoon. Basil passed away on May 30.
Basil inspired the character of Louie in the strip, and also helped create the common theme within the strip of the dogs, Louie and Raymond, loving steak and hamburgers from the piratesâ?? grill, says Dunham.
â??If I never had Basil, I never would have had Louie. I should have been feeding Basil steak every night. He got his share, but he gave a lot in my life and gave a lot to the strip, and I really miss him,â? Dunham said.