Three’s A Crowd
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  1. Majin-Wolf

    That just made my day lol!

  2. Dissension

    You would be surprised how many times this has happened to me. *sighs*

  3. Sleet

    Aww, Peanut is jealous. I do feel sorry for him.

  4. pet_fox123

    peanut has super hearing…max didn’t even knock

    • Rick Griffin

      Excuuuuuuuse me!

      • Severedevil

        He could’ve just heard Max’s bell, anyways.

      • toboe

        If it’s not in a white speech bubble or brightly colored, it’s INVISIBLE! 0.0

      • Asteri

        o.0 now I can see the knocks!! Whhooaaa :D :D:D

      • Frank

        You’re excused. Nothing like a timely ret-con

    • Asteri

      animals DO tend to have good hearing / sense of smell…

  5. anon1904

    This comic brings me great joy.

    • Majin-Wolf

      Yes it does doesn’t it!! ^^

  6. Asteri

    Someone is Jealous :D :D:D
    …wait, “Maxie?” haha now isn’t that cute lol

    • Rukral

      I know eh? I got so a great smile when I read that

      • The game

        i grinned so hard my facce broke

        so HA!

  7. GameCobra

    I always find it weird that these things happen on Television where the brother/sister gets their date involved in a family activity.

    But there’s nothing i find more awesome when it’s done on a comic, and Housepets!

  8. HonorèDerazey

    In the last panel, was Peanut using that age old maxim to actually say he was going to kill Max(ie)? Looks like our harmless pup isn’t so harmless…

    BTW, if you compare this comic to a comic from a few months ago, you’ll see they’re drawn a little bit differently. It’s barely noticeable, but I can see a difference.

    • HonorèDerazey

      LOL AT RICK!

      After I posted my comment I went back to look at the comic and saw “Knock Knock Knock” drawn in apparently in a rush. I thought I was going crazy because I didn’t see it there before!

    • Frank

      I’d say Spot (superdog) is his passive-agressive outlet. Don’t you agree?

      As for the evolution of peanut and grape, I’d like to quote myself

      It tends to be inevitable when you’re drawing: changing the look over time. Look at the earliest Tom and Jerry cartoons, where Tom (Jasper) was a fuzzy kitten and Jerry (Jinx) was a wide-eyed extreemly cute little mouse. Over time, with the excuse of streamlining the animation, they started seeming older. Tom became taller and slimmer and Jerry, while remaining cute, became also capable of extreemely malicious expressions, once some eyelashes and such were dropped from the drawing.

      My original theory is that everything around you in the real world ages, so if you have something you took as reference, even subconsciously, once you look at it again, you unwittingly adapt your drawing.
      My other theory is basically how the greek letters evolved into the latin alphabet: when you do the same symbol over and over again and in a rush, you start shortening certain lines, rounding out others, and adding edges where there weren’t edges before, with the purpose of conveying the symbol understandably, and still end your rush.

      Wow! I didn’t know the blockquote looked like that!

      • HonorèDerazey

        Yeah, but I would image Rick would’ve been drawing LONG before he started Housepets. Eventually, your drawing will stop evolving. I would’ve expected it to stop long ago.

        • Rick Griffin

          Um, no it doesn’t. I want my drawing to get better, but also I need to get the comic out in a reasonable amount of time. It’s not going to stop unless I’m satisfied with the process. And that takes a long time.

          • HonorèDerazey

            I guess I shouldn’t even be talking about how long it takes for drawing to evolve because I don’t draw so I can’t see it first hand. I’ll take your word for it.

        • Frank

          Okay, easy example. Look at your signature. Find some old papers (10, 20 years ago) and see what your signature looks like there. Trust me, there will be differences. Your signature evolves.
          (This is the alphabet explanation)

          • HonorèDerazey

            I know that. I was just saying that there’s a point when your drawing is going to get as smooth and clean as it can get.

            Hey, I’m afraid a debate will break out or something. We should really stop, it wouldn’t be polite to Rick.

  9. Asteri

    “Imaginate, Too!”
    haha, I get it :D

  10. Icharus

    Huzzah, new arc!
    [movie trailer announcer voice]ARE YOU READY!?[/voice] lol

    • GameCobra

      Maxwell: *As the voice of Illidan Stormrage* … *Looks at Peanut* …YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!

      • Icharus


  11. toboe

    “Curiosity Killed the Cat”, actually, sounds like a ridiculously fun game. =D

    • Chip Uni

      …except for the cat!

      • ShadyKitsune

        Don’t worry, it’s just pretend. =D
        Meaning Peanut can put on a (paper bag) hat and be the cat. xD

      • Frank

        Looks like you’ve watched Early to Bet

  12. Spirit Studios 2010

    The alt text was very funny.

  13. James319

    wish people didnt think playing pretend was childish T^T those were the days T^T

  14. Valerio

    Thou art cruel, Grape!

  15. Yami

    It was peanut, in the study, with the Farmer’s Almanac!

    Poor peanut

    • Frank

      wait, how do you kill a cat with the Farmer’s Almanac? “Look! there’s a full moon tonight”?

  16. ndigit

    I’m almost afraid to head to the forums now.

    (PxG MxG wars are scary.)

    • BlueAnubis

      I know what you mean. a few days ago I saw a guy post “Fox+Grape 4ever”… I did not know that people could bend like that.

      • FuRrY321

        Fox and Grape?

        I DO NOT SEE IT!

      • ShadyKitsune

        Fox and Grape?
        … What the crap? They barely know each other!

        • FlareKitsune



          I’d tap that.

          • BlueAnubis

            NO! FlareKitsune! Don’-
            Eeww, Medic!

  17. eTorrent

    Hmmm, I can see this going one of two ways. Either Max and Peanut have fun and become more like friend and the jelousy starts to go away or imaginary violance becomes well a little more real if only a little.

    • Valerio

      you know how it is with Rick: he’ll surprise the hell outta ya :D

    • Frank

      I think it will go like when Calvin and Hobbes invited Susie over to a water-balloon fight.

  18. ArtisticLion

    I have to say i read your comic and Peanut is a riot. XD. I love your art style, great job with the comic ^_^

  19. ferretwithaspork

    AWWWW MAXIEE!!!! <3<3<3!!!

  20. Cid

    Two’s a company three’s just annoying :D

  21. Eric

    I always knew Max was a home wrecker!

  22. Argent Stonecutter

    D&D is just playing pretend with rules.

    • ShadyKitsune

      I fail my will save!

    • FuRrY321

      If D&D is playing pretend, then HALO is just a *much* more violent version of “Curiosity Killed the Cat”


  23. nightroxas67

    aaww Peanut D:

  24. mamoru

    poor peanut wanted to have fun like the old days

  25. MagicalSarai

    Max annoys me… and Grape, for all her intelligence is surprisingly stupid. Or it could just be that I really hate the fact that she’s still seeing Max. Oh well…

    • gatherer818

      You can’t just count her IQ though, you also have to count her “emotional intelligence”, which is defined in a book I haven’t read.

      No seriously, most people who can solve a Rubix cube just looking at it have NO clue when someone is interested in them.

      • FuRrY321

        I hate it when people show off like that. It’s like they can see the Matrix or the Lifestream* or something.


        • Argent Stonecutter

          Final Fantasy, yesno?

          • MagicalSarai

            God… nerdom coming out here… FF VII.

          • FuRrY321

            Smart. By saying yesno, you can never be wrong!
            …unless it’s a trick question! Doh!

  26. Joe2491

    Too cute!

  27. enty

    …Oh come now Grape, REALLY? (from a firm PeantuxGrape shipper xD)

  28. othorlimmis

    it only JUST occured to me that max’s bell is half the size of his FRICKIN’ HEAD!

    • Frank

      According to Bino, that’s only to make it more stupid-looking (December 5th, 2008)

  29. Angelkitt

    Oh no… a jealous Peanut…

  30. Frank

    Getting back to our roots, are we? Does this mean the wii-mote is out of batteries again?

    Also, first time I’ve seen a reference to cats’ nine lives in the comic

  31. Frank

    Getting back to our roots, are we? Does this mean the wii-mote is out of batteries again?

    Also, I don’t recall having seen before a reference to cats’ nine lives… in the comic

    • FuRrY321

      In reference to the “9 Lives” myth…
      It really isn’t real at all! Cats don’t have nine lives! They also don’t always land on their feet! Scientific research came up with these results and came to the conclusion that certain requirements must be met before the cats can unlock this “hidden ability”.

      In order to always land on their paws, cats must

      1) Be fairly young and energetic; my 16-year-old cat stopped landing on his feet after about 5 years of my sister… (then he died :( )

      2) Be equipped with transpara-steel magnetic gauntlets (For Pets Edition™) that sense which way is “down” by tracking the Earth’s magnetic core.

      • Frank

        You sure complicate yourself. To disprove the “cats always land on their feet” it is enough to grab a cat which you’ve seen land on its feet, and drop it, belly-up, from a height of about a foot. The cat will not have enough time to turn around, and thus won’t land on its feet.

        Therefore, by existing at least an instance where a cat doesn’t land on its feet, it disproves that cats land on their feet always. Q.E.D

        • FuRrY321

          Curse your superior ability to explain things without having to make obscure references to materials that do not exist! (Yet)

          • Frank

            Alas! I’ve been cursed!

            Seriously now: the bad part is that your “transpara-steel magnetic gauntlets” actually exist: they’re called the ear labyrinth, and as far as I know all vertebrates have them. Unfortunately, they can become damaged, which would count as de-equipping the gauntlets.

  32. wingedwolfgirl

    Ah, a three-for-one special? …and the shipper wars shall commence.

    Luv Peanuts face in the last panel! :3

  33. The game

    ya an arc!!!
    This strip was coot! luv peanut’s face in da last panel!

    • The game

      And i understand Peanut’s pain!!
      When i was younger, going to the carwash with my dad was our thing! it was always just us two! Then my little cuzin came with us once and i was so mad!

  34. Butterflied412

    Are Max and Grape going steady now? What about Peanut?

    • BlueAnubis

      He has a psychic Pomeranian to go steady with named Tarot.

  35. Kiwaku

    Well /I/ still think Grape and Max are a cute couple ^_^
    Poor Peanut though.

  36. Duskyo

    YAY! New ARC!!!

  37. Anthroguy101

    The tension rises…

    • ShadyKitsune

      Peanut has reached a state of Super High Tension!
      (Dragon Quest VIII joke there…)

  38. BlueAnubis

    I am thinking this will turn into a double playdate when our favorite Pomeranian girl foresees Peanut feeling left out and comes to join in on the fun.

    • Frank

      but would this really count as another hour of dire need? I mean, if she could sense these smaller “needs”, wouldn’t she have appeared before now?

      Scratch that, Grape has always been there to support Peanut against the world (even when she said “I’d be more sympathetic, but you interrupted my nap” she was supporting him); this is probably the first time Peanut needs someone to support him against Grape! Go Tarot!

  39. Zaffa

    I still wanna see more King around. :/

    • Silver Guardian

      You and me both.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      King would make a great GM.

      • Frank

        Ah, but would Joey allow it?

      • Cid

        King would make a great anything seeing as how he made a great dog

  40. J.J.


    The weirdness of this sibling rivalry … is just silly.


  41. Wolfspawn

    Aww :)

  42. Regvarde

    Haha, that is funny, well do…hold the phone…didn’t max used to have part of his right ear chewed off?

  43. Regvarde

    Yeah, yeah, It used to be chewed off only 2 comics ago!

  44. Hoheh

    It would definitely seem Peanut has competition.