Mutts, created and drawn by Patrick McDonnell, follows the lives and thoughts of fellow pets Earl the dog and Mooch the cat, their owners, and a variety of animal friends.
Patrick McDonnell has always been a strong supporter of Schulz and Peanuts. He's appeared at the Charles M. Schulz Museum several times, curated an exhibit for the Museum, and in 2000 organized a "Peanuts tribute day" among fellow newspaper cartoonists to commemorate 50 years of the Peanuts comic strip. Charles Schulz was likewise known to be a fan of McDonnell's work on Mutts; in his foreword for the first Mutts strip collection, he said "Mutts is exactly what a comic strip should be."
So be sure to check out Mutts every day next week - if your newspaper doesn't carry the comic, you can read it online at selected newspaper websites (those that use "Comics Kingdom" for their online comics), or at the official Mutts website.