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1990-07-01
Dilbert and Dogbert visit some neighbours, who aren't pleased to see them.
Family, visit, neighbour, coffee, television, scum, Dilbert, Dogbert, neighbour

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 114

1990-07-02
Bob sees a help wanted ad for a babysitter and thinks he'd be perfect for the job.
Start of saga: Bob the babysitter.
Family, help wanted, babysitter, carnivore, strict disciplinarian, resume, Bob, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 115

1990-07-03
Bob arrives for his babysitting job.
Family, babysitter, bigot, job, Bob, parent

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 115

1990-07-04
The parents decide to interview Bob for the babysitting job.
Family, babysitter, carnivore, no charge, interview, parent, Bob

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 115

1990-07-05
Bob is interviewed for a babysitting job.
Family, babysitter, interview, emergency, asteroid, ice age, parent, Bob

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 116

1990-07-06
Dilbert frightens Dogbert.
Family, scare, pillow, fright, ear, corner, Dogbert, Dilbert, doctor

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 116

1990-07-07
Dogbert's ears will return to normal when Dogbert forgives Dilbert.
Health, forgive, psychosomatic, scare, revenge, car, firecracker, dynamite, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 116

1990-07-08
If people had tails, they'd look silly, and even worse, they couldn't lie.
Science, tail, silly, bluff, poker, jury, trial, wag, party, story, Porsche, steamroller, Dilbert, man, woman

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 117

1990-07-09
A secretary is more talented than he appears.
Start of saga: Dilbert supervises the department secretary.
Administration, secretary, image, author, jazz pianist, thespian, PhD, psychology, chef, crisis, Dilbert, secretary

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 118

1990-07-10
Dilbert is in charge of the department secretary.
Administration, secretary, personal telephone call, costume, discreet, sombrero, maracas, Boss, Dilbert, secretary

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 118

1990-07-11
Dilbert discusses the secretary's career path.
Administration, secretary, supervisor, career path, actor, doctor, famous, Dilbert, secretary

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 118

1990-07-12
Dilbert has trouble supervising the secretary.
Administration, secretary, supervisor, positive reinforcement, trust, message, gibberish, Dilbert, Dogbert, secretary

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 119

1990-07-13
Dilbert thinks the secretary has a self-image problem.
Administration, secretary, supervisor, self-image, problem, paper clip, Dilbert, secretary, co-worker

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 119

1990-07-14
Dilbert wants to know if it's really necessary to change oil.
Retail, garage, oil change, car, Dilbert, mechanic

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 119

1990-07-15
The Boss describes Irv Klepfurd's career at his retirement celebration.
Management, retire, pilfer, office supplies, paper clip, garage, personal telephone call, gold watch, banquet, Boss, Irv Klepfurd

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 120

1990-07-16
Prehistoric Dilbert invents the wheel.
Science, prehistoric, wheel, invention, fire, marshmallow, hammer, chisel, prehistoric Dilbert, prehistoric Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 121

1990-07-17
Dilbert realises he's a timid person.
Family, shy, timid, blanket, fort, furniture, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 121

1990-07-18
Dilbert's date says she likes eye contact with a man.
Dating, eye contact, urge, blink, restaurant, Dilbert, Dilbert's date

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 121

1990-07-19
The Boss sends Dilbert to Japan on an employee exchange program.
Management, Japan, competition, technology, exchange, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 122

1990-07-20
Dogbert contemplates fishing and eating worms.
Philosophy, fish, worm, eat, wasted step, pillow, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 122

1990-07-21
The waiter shows the results of different levels of tipping.
Retail, waiter, restaurant, tip, percentage, waiter

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 122

1990-07-22
Dogbert meets a dust bunny, who wants to start a tradition.
Family, dust bunny, icon, hymn, gift, vacuum cleaner, housekeeping, Dogbert, dust bunny

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 123

1990-07-23
A professor presents Ratbert, a rat specially bred to be susceptible to peer pressure.
Note: Ratbert's first appearance.
Science, laboratory, rat, peer pressure, beer, hurting animals, professor, Ratbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 124

1990-07-24
Ratbert wants to know why he is being fed a hundred pounds of macaroni and cheese every day.
Science, laboratory, macaroni, cheese, paranoia, sinister, experiment, ears, Ratbert, professor

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 124

1990-07-25
Ratbert plans his escape from the lab.
Science, laboratory, macaroni, cheese, escape, Ratbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 124

1990-07-26
Ratbert arrives at Dilbert's house.
Family, scratch, laboratory, macaroni, cheese, hearing, experiment, Dilbert, Dogbert, Ratbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 125

1990-07-27
Ratbert asks for sanctuary at Dilbert's house.
Family, escape, laboratory, exile, sanctuary, embassy, Ratbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 125

1990-07-28
Ratbert describes his experiences at the lab.
Family, laboratory, experiment, respect, science, Ratbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 125

1990-07-29
Thor visits Dogbert and asks him to become a Norse God as well.
Family, god of thunder, aspirin, pun, Norse God, static cling, Velcro, mayonnaise, Thor, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 126

1990-07-30
Ratbert is introduced to Dilbert.
Family, vermin, plague, personality, television, Dogbert, Ratbert, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 127

1990-07-31
Dogbert and Ratbert decide on a name for Ratbert.
Family, Mickey, Rodney, Bill, Vernon, Dogbert, Ratbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 127