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"Adventures of a sourpuss and a perky poodle!"
Lemonhead and Lollipup is a slice of life webcomic by Holly Meadow Disch, about a pair of best friends/roommates consisting of Lemonhead, a cranky, rude and responsible cat, and Lollipup, an energetic, friendly and loud dog, and their antics. The webcomic can be read here.

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  • Affectionate Nickname: Lollipup and her girlfriend Liz love to give these to each other, Lollipup calls Liz "Bubalah" and Liz calls her "Curly Fries."
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": A literal example with Lollipup's girlfriend, Liz.
  • Art Evolution: The art style was much rougher when the comic first started. Shown here.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why Lollipup usually tends to take Lemonhead's sour disposition in stride; Lemonhead gave Lollipup food and shelter during a storm, and ever since, Lollipup has been a loyal friend to her.
  • Berserk Button: Lollipup hates being called big-nosed. Lemonhead knows this and does it on purpose to annoy her.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Liz sometimes talks in Spanish, since English is actually her second language. Lollipup will occasionally speak in German and Yiddish, as well.
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  • Butch Lesbian: Liz the iguana is a punk rocker and Lollipup's girlfriend.
  • The Caretaker: Lemonhead, who is an adult, is sometimes portrayed as something of a Parental Substitute towards Lollipup, who is a teenager and seems to think of Lemonhead as a Cool Big Sis. Given that Lollipup was homeless before they met, Lemonhead has a bit of a protective streak towards the pooch.
  • Cat/Dog Dichotomy: Lemonhead and Lollipup are a dog and a cat, respectively, and are foils to each other. Lemonhead is grumpy, sarcastic, and the comic's Only Sane Man. Lollipup is an energetic, peppy, and somewhat obnoxious standard poodle puppy.
  • Cats Are Mean: Lemonhead is usually abrasive, sarcastic, and rude.
  • Cats Hate Water: Downplayed. Even though she is part plant, Lemonhead does not react well when getting water thrown at her. However, she enjoys relaxing bubble baths sometimes.
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  • Cuddle Bug: Lollipup loves giving hugs, much to Lemonhead's chagrin.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Lollipup is an adorable poodle, but she is rather loud, with a terrible singing voice.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lollipup comes from an abusive home, and Lemonhead got her ear bitten off by a dog.
  • Dog Stereotype: Averted. Even though she is a poodle, Lollipup is far from being posh, and is rather a lovable goofball.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: Lemonhead and Tofu.
  • Genki Girl: Lollipup. And how!
  • Good Parents: Liz and Lemonhead's parents, on the rare occasion that we see them.
  • Hidden Depths: In contrast to Dreadful Musician Lollipup, Lemonhead has a very beautiful singing voice, but she doesn't like being heard singing.
  • Interspecies Romance: Both Liz and Lollipup and Lemonhead and Tofu.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being quite rude and mean sometimes, Lemonhead has her heart in the right place and really cares about her best friend. Although she spends a lot of time teasing Lollipup, she'll comfort her when she's upset, and takes care of her when she's sick.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Lollipup is a lesbian, and very feminine.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: Subverted. Liz, a Mexican, Catholic iguana, is in a relationship with Lollipup, a Jewish poodle. After Lollipup and Liz get married, Liz takes Lollipup to Mexico to introduce Pup to her parents. Lollipup is worried that Liz's parents won't like her, but Liz's Hippie Parents end up adoring Lollipup, with Liz's mother insisting that Lollipup call her "Mom."
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: Lollipup and Liz.
  • Minimalist Cast: While there's presumably a few characters outside of the main cast, they're relegated just to being mentioned or shown in flashbacks. The only characters we frequently see are Lemonhead, Lollipup, Liz and Tofu
  • Mellow Fellow: Liz is a laid-back, friendly iguana.
  • Nice Guy: Tofu is an affable and amiable shiba inu.
  • Odd Name Out: Of the four main characters, Tofu is the only one whose name doesn't start with an "L."
  • Pink Means Feminine: Lollipup is by far the girliest of the cast, and she has pink fur due to eating a lot of strawberries. Parodied when Lemonhead eats a strawberry and gains a pink color, longer eyelashes and other tertiary sexual characteristics.
  • Quirky Curls: Lollipup's curly ears mimic this. When drawn as a human, Lollipup has this hairstyle.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lollipup (red) and Lemonhead (blue).
  • Shown Their Work: In one comic, Lollipup claims that dogs are exempt from kosher dietary laws, which is true, and cites a passage from the Torah. However, the actual passage is 22:31, not 22:30 as she claims. Though given that it's Lollipup making this claim, the error might have been intentional on the author's part.
  • Through His Stomach: A platonic example occurs when Lemonhead and Lollipup first meet. Lemonhead gives Lollipup some tea when the latter has a bad dream- and Pup repays her by making her breakfast the next morning. After this, Lemonhead seems more willing to talk to her.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Liz is a butch lesbian, but is almost as sentimental and demonstrative as Lollipup. She has an unashamed love of cute things and wears her heart on her sleeve.
  • Town Girls: Liz (Butch) Lollipup (Femme) and Lemonhead (Neither.)
  • Transgender: Lollipup is a transgender girl. This has been brought up a few times over the course of the series, most notably in the strip where Lollipup comes out to Liz.
  • Visual Pun: Lemonhead is a sourpuss; half-lemon and half-cat.
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