I'm sorting through some old sketches and ran into these again. They were based on an old college pet of mine, Bluto. Not only did he survive a fairly horrific tumble down a dorm staircase encased in a hamster ball, he once liberated himself for several weeks until a friend discovered him walking around the lawn and scooped him back into captivity.
My brother wrote a great little story and I've made some animated gifs to illustrate it--sadly they just won't load on this page, but they're playing ok on my Dogmap tumblr.
Silvery trails on the linoleum.