Specific tags to read (or re-read) to put today's strip into context: "Fat Dash".
Comments hugely appreciated on this one, including specifics, and especially about the overal joke or storyline. :) We'll have a delightful back-and-forth, like a game of cricket. That little feathery ball lobbing to and fro in an amusing jaunt. Or am I thinking of badminton? Don't answer that! Cheery-o.