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  1. Majin-Wolf

    Ah his blush is cute!! XD

    • Cuckoo

      He’s actually half chameleon- he’s just blending in with the background to avoid further detection.

      • Frank

        He’s blending in with… the red tablecloth?

        • rWolf1991

          You mean his bed.

  2. EchoFireant

    Ohhh Snap :D

  3. Dissension

    Busted, Peanut.

    Busted.

  4. ReCreate

    HAHA LOL that’s the reddest peanut i’ve ever seen. :P

  5. Littleaeris

    Silly peanut not hiding it well enough :p

  6. Tre

    I didnt know dogs could blush. But if they could, THIS would be a perfect time.

    • Frank

      Well, cats can blush (at least in this universe)
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/06/22/of-dishes-and-taking/

      • Rennis Tora

        Anyone else notice that in the third panel the one name is clearly “Grape” but with the letters rearranged and taking that into thought the other name starts with a “P”?… Secrete crush where both people like each other but don’t think the other feels the same? okay so Grape knows Peanut likes her
        but still, something to think about?

        • Stew9703

          Hmmm, it almost sounds like it is supposed to be peanut, I may sound far fetched, but i assume Petir would sound like Peter. PEanut butTER. Anyone else see that, or am i looking too deep?

          • valerio

            no way! That’s genial!

          • Dissension

            I thought I’d already replied to this: As seen when Max takes Grape to see the first Pridelands movie, Petir is a character in Pridelands. He’s not Peanut.

        • Gaboris

          HEY! Now that’s somethin I’d never come up by myself. :D
          It does make ppl think, but there are so many possible characters who that Petir could be… kay not anyone except Peanut who’d even make sense, but it is a possibility.
          It’s obviousthat Gapre is Grape so no prob there. :)

          • Leinad

            but i don’t think there are too many people Petir could possibly be. It’s definitely not Max…

          • Gaboris

            That’s why I said not someone who would make sense. XD

  7. OutOfNowhere

    So that’s what happened to the photograph.

    • Silver Guardian

      I did wonder.

  8. Chris Thrailkill

    So, I’m the only one thinking grape is being really callous here?

    • Frank

      No, Grape’s just being Grape. And come on, you should be happier than that! You called it!
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/26/i-thought-you-knew/#comment-23885

      • valerio

        I have to agree here. And since we’re in for some surprises with this arc, it can’t possibly end with some ‘Peanut don’t be ridicolous’ thing.

        • Gaboris

          Since the last strip I realized that I favorite author realy knows his stuff, but although I don’ like the idea he’s the one who knows what’s the best for the story no matter what we think. So we’ll just have to wait and hope.

          • valerio

            avemariaverginesanpiaaddolroatabellamadunina…

          • Gaboris

            That’s mean, I can’t cut up italian words since I don’t even know the basics. XD
            At lesast help, and I’ll use google for the rest. XD

          • valerio

            that was a prayer, done with a rosary held tight. An Italian thing.

          • Frank

            “ave maría” = hail mary. I don’t think I need to tell you what the rest is supposed to be.

            and I won’t put the TV tropes link that matches “I don’ like the idea that the author is the one who knows what’s the best for the story”, because it’s quite offensive, and I intend no offense

          • Gaboris

            Thx, now I get it. :)
            … Ooh-oh… I forgot to put a “,” between idea and he’s.
            Sorry I meant that he know’s what’ll be the best on the long scale even if I don’ like the choice at the moment, it was not meant to be any negative thing, right the opposite of that.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Grape is a cat. That’s what cats are like.

    • Ekevoo

      She’s just being plan mean. The “snap out of it!” kind of mean.

  9. ReCreate

    FUR TURNS RED

  10. Andrew tiscareno

    I love the way grape acts so sassy XD

    • gagi

      totally agree with you on that one ..arfff

    • Argent Stonecutter

      She wasn’t so sassy when she lost her collar!

      • Andrew tiscareno

        Wait did she just find that picture or had she found it earlier?

  11. Sleet

    Wow. That has to be horrifically embarrassing. That would explain the extremely visible blushing through fur. It’s nice to know that Rick didn’t pull a cop-out with Grape saying she was joking and then Peanut covering his tracks, and everything’s back to normal. That was worth the wait from Monday, but now I can’t wait until Friday! Maaan…

    Also, that picture reminds me of the countless Sonic character recolors that populate the furry fandom. You know who you are.

  12. Repicheep22

    That’s a good look for you, Peanut. The blush accents your collar nicely.

    And…yes, Stripe, seriously…

  13. ressy

    Aw, Grape, You so cynical~ xD

  14. Icharus

    Bet nobody thought that photo would ever make a comeback… I didn’t.
    That blush goes beyond any blush ever in this comic.
    Lastly, Peanut w/headphones is a good look imo.

    • Sleet

      Heck, that’s not even blush. If there were a wine the color of his face, it most certainly wouldn’t be called blush. He has transcended blushing.

      • Justice193

        red with embarrassment, it’s a good thing she has that blackmail out in the open now… you know, peanut thinks it’s embarrassing now, it could have been/could be used to make him huddle in the corner and cry for a good week if it got into the wrong hands.

  15. Valridagan

    I want to see that picture. Does anyone second this motion?

    • ReCreate

      This.
      (is not sparta >_>)

      • Chris Thrailkill

        to be honest, I thought the picture would come into play later

        • Frank

          You thought the picture was… Checkhov’s gun?

          • Chris Thrailkill

            totally. peanut is a secret follower of checkhov. REVOLUTION!!! :P

          • Gaboris

            … Sorry I don get it, I’m slow for things like this. XD

          • Frank

            Anton Chekhov: “if a loaded gun on the wall is mentioned in Act 1, it absoloutely must be fired in Act 3. Otherwise, why mention it?”

            Things in stories are caled Chekhov’s Gun when they appeared in the story, but people didn’t really pay much attention to them, thinking they were part of the décor or just a joke. They reappear later, when you least expect it, and proove crucial to the story.

          • Gaboris

            OOOooohhh! Cool, thx. Good to know that from now on. :3

          • Zekermeme

            It’s more like a brick, really.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Of course sometimes you’re supposed to be watching the gun, and it turns out the singing catfish next to it was the real murder weapon. Why a catfish? because it’s not a red herring.

    • Frank

      I guess if we ever get to see it, it’ll either be at a time when Rick gets sick again (as happened with the “cat tail” drawing; see bonus’ page) or if you get the people at the forum to color the http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/09/26/goodnight-everybody/ strip like that (in case you don’t know, they have a “project refur” where they’re trying to colorize all the old black-and-white strips)

      • Cuckoo

        I may have misunderstood you here, but the picture was taken a few moments after the last panel with Sabrina & Fido in it, leaving the contents of the picture open to interpretation, but likely not anything resembling the panels we already saw- meaning a simple recolour won’t quite cut it.

        • Justice193

          I would never want to (or would) be caught dead with a picture recolored like that…, of all the times it could have resurfaced, I’d say this is one of the best, in every respect :) .

    • HonorèDerazey

      I too am for this motion. If there is anyone who opposes this then please stand and you will be recognized for 55 seconds to state your reason.

    • AflacMan13

      I SECOND AND THIRD THE MOTION!!!
      MUST SEE PHOTO!!!

      • Hopper200456

        Well….(Me thinks it Fido and Sabrina…<..> ….kissing…)
        Look Close at the photo…..

        • Justice193

          lol, it is XD

          There everyone, you have that intimate kiss you were looking for, done by Rick himself.

  16. ReCreate

    Just saw the alt tip.

    CAT LOVER :P

    So it turns out he is a cat lover. Big time. lol

    • Hopper200456

      I think that we were supposed to think that…
      Wait, You believed him when he said that?!?!?!

  17. Pokeblue

    Wow, that’s some real good proof, and it’s a photo too. Grape has him, there’s not denying now. It couldn’t be that hard though right, to recolor. Since I don’t think Peanut and Fido’s fur are that different in color.

    Wait, gel pens? Like, as in those pens with the shiny ink?

    • Frank

      The Spot (superdog) strips have shown us what Peanut’s coloring is like, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.

      And yes, gel pens are the kind that comes with shiny ink colors (though not all come with glitter in them)

      • Spens

        Some gel pens aren’t shiny. The pens I use to ink my comic strips are gel pens.

  18. Pogiforce

    Maybe it’s just me, but the headphones make peanut look…. older? Like hip teen. Which makes this revelation of his crush more intimate, it seems.

    • Frank

      What are you comparing it against? I think its the whole he’s-using-expressions-he’s-never-used-before thing that causes the impression

      • Pogiforce

        Comparing it against when he’s not wearing headphones, naturally.

  19. Eric

    Does Grape ever actually consider the ramifications of what she says and does before she says or does it? Answer: Probably not.

  20. JB

    Once again the priceless expressions. xD Favorite one is the blushing Peanut. I forgot that the pup brought a camera with him during that small time back. Mauhahaha, you can’t hide anything from Grape.

  21. Sylum

    Peanut in the second panel is adorable! :3 also the headphone look goes good for him.lol

    • Frank

      Says the guy with a headphone in his avatar ;)

      • Lupin the Vapour

        That’s a headSET! GET IT RITE!! XD
        Srsly, though, they do look good.

      • Sylum

        :P

  22. Duskyo

    I think this comic is on the borderline of it’s G (or PG?) rating… Any thoughts?

    • ReCreate

      PG-13 is the maximum. :P

      • Duskyo

        Wait… PG-13 is the maximum rating for, what? This comic in particular or webcomics overall?

        • Frank

          This one in particular. You are free to draw whatever you want on your papers; no cosmic censor will stop you.

          • Duskyo

            Yeah, I understand the concept o free-will, and all. I was just askin’ for clarification on what he meant by “maximum”.

    • HonorèDerazey

      I think Rick intended the comic to be PG. I don’t think the picture is as graphic as we think.

      • Repicheep22

        Trust me, the human mind is many times dirtier than anthing they can put on screen.
        That’s why discretionary shots are often more effective than actually showing…stuff.

      • Justice193

        I can see what’s on the picture, want me to describe it? they’re intimately kissing, with their eyes closed, they’re too far apart from each other for it to be anything else.

        • Frank

          Huh? To me it looks like nothing more than a hug. But really, let’s not keep going with this thread.

  23. HonorèDerazey

    I actually like Grape’s expression in the last panel more than Peanut’s.

    Peanut’s Expression: O.O …how did you find-…?
    Grape’s Expression: Ah-ha! I GOT YOU! >=DD

    • slacks315

      agreed, but then again I have always like rick’s facial expressions. They stand out compared to a lot of other comics.

  24. Celysus

    Second panel, peanut is the cutest thing ever.

    • HonorèDerazey
      • Justice193

        aww, he’s laughing so much he’s about to cry…

        his expression is kinda creepy >.>.

        I’ve never seen a single human give a better “sad puppy eyes” than a dog can, ever.

    • valerio

      yes yes yes he is! *wagwagwagwag*

    • Frank

      Time to pull out the old unattributable quote:
      “Rick has been blessed by the gods of cute”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Peanut-with-the-tiny-pupils in the previous strip was cuter.

      But King-with-the-tiny-pupils still wins.

  25. DZ

    Haha, aw jeez. Grape doesn’t seem all that fazed, though.

  26. Gaboris

    Okay now that got me too, the funny thing is that just yesterday I looked over the old strips and saw that FREAKIN camera in use, but it totaly slipped my attention, but hey this wasn’t somethin what even my hyperactive imagination could have figured out. XD
    Well too bad for that virtual cofee ay valerio? :)
    As always our greatest man done it again, love Peanuts and Grapes face in the end. X3
    BTW yeah ppl were right to say she knew all along I just slipped over that idea. XD

  27. Nohbody

    Huh, didn’t know anyone wanted a roast pPeanut… :P

  28. Lax

    Let kitty give you some love :D

  29. Rider098

    You can just hear the steam shooting out of Peanuts ears! XD

    • Justice193

      but that only happens when your angry…

      I can however, visualize him imploding.

      • Charlie

        I imagine Peanut forgetting to breathe for the next six panels.

  30. valerio

    this is getting better and better.
    Rick, please, I’ll beg you from under the ices of the cocytus if necessary, please don’t let this end in a ‘let’s just stay friends’ mode.

    • ReCreate

      This.

      • Gaboris

        Same here. JOIN THE UNION READERS!!! XD

        • TallenMF

          Me too. At most, they agree, but the tension of unresolved feelings permeates the air around them for months to come…

  31. Kamron

    I’m getting a little creeped out by Peanut, now that the depth of his obsession is being revealed. Gosh.

    • ReCreate

      This, too. :p

      • Frank

        Okay, seriously. What is “this” supposed to mean?

        • Rick Griffin

          This!

          • GameCobra

            But i have This!

          • valerio

            I’m not getting this!

          • Justice193

            otherwise know as “the thing being referred to, which is clearly visible to the party in question”

            it can and has been used as a way to agree with something that you hadn’t thought of, in place of saying “that”, which would suggest that you agree with it a bit more…

            and I probably killed it, sorry in advance.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Dass ist Sparta!!!!

          • HonorèDerazey

            *Turns around and kick valerio into a random hole*

        • BlueAnubis

          Best guess, something along the lines of “I am agreeing with this”

          • Gaboris

            Point there.

        • Gaboris

          I bet it’s just his own funny way to refer to himself. :)

        • ReCreate

          What it sounds like. :p
          (or i simply agree)

          • Gaboris

            We got pumped up a bit too much on this thing right? x)

          • Frank

            Oh, ok. Thanks. It just reminded me horribly of a friend who would always write “this” whenever he stopped reading something (you should’ve seen his textbooks, his reports, even his C code, all littered with “this”s! When I pointed it out, he switched to “here” :| )

        • Wingedwolfgirl

          All I’m getting is that “This” is comparable to
          “the game”

        • FuRrY321

          I’m still confused, I keep going through the words sounding like “this” but the only thing I can come up with even relevant with this comic is “kiss”.
          And that’s with lowercase letters, no KISS. Sorry! :D

          • gatherer818

            Person A: *states an opinion*

            Person B: This.

            Person B has just agreed with Person A, and admitted that Person A probably said it better than B could have, so B simply said this again.

            Does it make sense now? :D

          • FuRrY321

            I now expect someone to say “this”.

            Thank you for clearing that up.

  32. BlueAnubis

    Ooh, that’s a lovely shade of crimson you’re sporting, and it matches your collar, too!

    And now, for some odd reason, I am hearing the following conversation in my head.
    Peanut (in a high voice): Oh, Peanut, you’re so hansome!
    Peanut (in a deep voice): Yes, Grape my darling, and you are so beautiful. Let’s cuddle toge-
    Grape *pounds on door*: Hey! Peanut! Wake up! It’s time for breakfast!
    Peanut: Gahh! *shoves picture under pillow* I’ll be right there! *sigh* Someday…

    • Frank

      Reminds me of
      Phileas: Phileas, you better go. My husband will be here soon!
      Monique: Phileas, get up!

    • ReCreate

      Super this. XD

      • Argent Stonecutter

        No, no, never use super(this)! This doesn’t exist when super() gets called! Always use this.super()!

        • Gaboris

          Plese let’s not start mixind C/JAVA or any other programing language to this story. XD

  33. Kajex

    Is it just me, or does Grape seem slightly humored and flattered? It doesn’t seem like she’s angry in the least.

    • Gaboris

      Why would she be, she knew aboot it long ago so she’s over these things. :3

      • Pokeblue

        You have a point. Still she seems a bit more calm than I expected for someone who just confronted the person who has a crush on her.

        • Valerio

          it is possible that she already made up her mind…she’s only teasing Peanut in order to see if his own feelings are true and he’s willing to go all the way.

          • Gaboris

            … Well yeah that just may be, but that would be tooooo… simple.

          • Justice193

            the opposite stand true, now that she knows it bugs him some it’s easy to push his feelings around so you can have a good laugh about it later, and help the person just come out with it, thus confronting those emotions, and resolving them.

  34. valerio

    2nd panel: I so NEED to hug Peanut!
    DAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW!!

    • Gaboris

      Cutest thing ever. X3

  35. ShiLin

    So that’s why peanut took those photos……

    • ShiLin

      and the photo is black and white.

      • Frank

        X-D
        good one!

    • Gaboris

      I think at the moment he just made them cuz he though it’s a never again thing or I don know and later he just though aboot makin a use of the pic. :3

  36. Profesor Rod

    HOLY SH— :O!

  37. falcon01

    LOL! What a pricless moment!

  38. Xu-kitty

    *immediatley zooms in on the picture*

    • Wingedwolfgirl

      Denied. XD

    • Hopper200456

      Ew… Pixels..

      • Justice193

        I can make out what the shapes are defining with my super detail enhancing eyes of +10.

        they’re just kissing, lovingly mind you, but that’s all it is, they’re too far apart for it to be anything more.

        • Hopper200456

          Oh,I saw that.

  39. ShiLin

    And yes, also Stripe, seriously,
    the girlfriend who obviously is definitly not a cat
    only for Sasha……

    • valerio

      I know that in a future Spot strip there will be a press conference in which it will be revealed that Stripe IS a cat and that they are deeply in love! :)

      • ShiLin

        Yes there will be and I hope we can see that very soon, given that is highly determined by “editer”’s feelings~~

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Maybe Stripe’s a hyena?

  40. valerio

    Grape, stop playing with your toy and kiss him!

    • Frank

      She’s a cat! She has to play with him!

      • Justice193

        she didn’t play with the mice.

        she’s just very forward about getting things done and at the right time.

    • Spens

      Am I the only one thinking that this ‘toying with’ is going to go far enough to be off-putting to Peanut, and thus, whether Grape’s feelings are mutual or not, she’s going to push him away?

  41. SamBlob

    If I remember correctly, when Peanut drew the cat tail drawing, he had no idea that Grape was female.

  42. SamBlob

    …and here I thought Peanut was using that photo to blackmail Fido. Then again, I guess even Peanut knows it’s never a good idea to try to blackmail a cop…

    • valerio

      whatever gave you the idea? Peanut is the sweetest dog EVER, such things he wouldn’t even THINK

      • Gaboris

        I’m not even sure that cute lil naive dog knows the meaning of blackmailing. X3
        Hey, funny but I didn’ see yet that Grape just took the photo out from under Peanuts pillow, I though she had it with her and Peanut just forgot aboot that… yeah that’s not realy possible. XD

        • ShiLin

          Third that, don’t think about Peanut that way ……

        • Ravenite

          Sure he does – that’s were you mail something black ain’t it?

          • Frank

            Peanut: “but I always write my letters on white paper…”

          • Justice193

            hey now, give him some credit; Peanut’s pretty smart, he’s just got a childish personality :) .

  43. James319

    wasn’t really surprised it was known but the photo thing was just WOAH! O_O

  44. Zaehlas

    Spontaneous Peanut Combustion.

    • valerio

      FWA-KWOOOOM *universe explodes*

    • AflacMan13

      (with ‘Another one bites the dust’ playing)
      “Pilot to bombardier; FIRE!!!”
      “Roger, Two away”
      WWWHHHIIIIIISSSSSSSSTTLLLLLLLLLEEEeeeeee………”
      KRAKAKRAKAKAKAKABOOOOOOOOOOOMMM!!!!!!!!
      “Damage Report?”
      “Doggie Brain fried extra crispy”
      (again)

  45. Spirit Studios 2010

    Grape: 2
    Peanut: 0

    • Frank

      Oh Noes! Peanut, you can’t lose! (lose her?)

  46. Ravenite

    BUSTED!!! Ahahaha! God I love that last panel. And here I thought Peanut’s expression couldn’t be any better than the last strip! Hooray for being proven wrong! (And hooray for Grape for being all cool about it!)

  47. toggle

    awwww, poor peanut got busted hard. thou knowing that, it makes grape kinda evil at the farm

    • valerio

      oh yes, it does!

      • Gaboris

        True, but maybe she just didn’ want to mix things up or anything.

        • valerio

          whatever, now her duty is to be clear and choose an option

          1) return his feelings (YAY!)
          2) buy some more time, but leave the door open (aww)
          3) we stay friends and nothing more (badbadbadbad!)

          Of course, for the next strip there’s always the Plan S, but that would be pure evil from Rick.

          • Gaboris

            After these I realy don wanna know plan S. XP
            You know I just realized that I hope my Dream sequence theory wasn’t deleted because it had somethin to do with the story… O_O”

          • valerio

            of course, there *is* a 4th option:

            4) Peanut forces himself out of his hopes.

            But this would be as a waste as Grape telling him ‘let’s stay friends’. The way things are building, it’s not likely to end up in a return to the previous status quo with the addendum of more grief for Peanut.

          • Gaboris

            … Let’s just hope it’ll just be 2) at max.
            But again I’d better stop makin up theories or my comments may get deleted again… XP

          • Justice193

            I for one would like to see some story, and less drama, so I love number 3, mostly because it’s logical to me, but if rick wants to and can (not that he couldn’t) pull off anything else, he can, and believe me, if he chooses #2 he’ll do a darn good job of it.

    • Frank

      She didn’t know Peanut was listening when she phoned Max

      • Hopper200456

        Yes she does,Peanut tells her the strip after that.

        • Frank

          I meant, at the particular instant she was on the phone, she didn’t know Peanut was listening to her.

          • Hopper200456

            No…He did say..He said:
            “…I overheard you talk to Max…”

          • Hopper200456

            Oh!Thats what you said!!!I though you said something else!!!
            Sorry,My bad.
            (Forget the 2 comment!>:D)

  48. TallenMF

    …And I just thought about something. What would Peanut and Grape’s parents think if they found out about all of this?

    • valerio

      interesting question. Since, as Rick would put it, this is a COMIC and not some RL situation, I think I’m not far from the truth by saying that, worst case, they’ll frown a bit over such a relationship. IMO, they should accept it without problems.

    • Sleet

      I think the whole creepy quasi-stalking thing is more grounds for concern than the interspecies crush is.

      • valerio

        ’stalking’ is some BIG word for what Peanut’s done. It’s not that he built a shrine or something. That photo is quite a harmless way to express a wishful thinking he couldn’t otherwise talk about.

    • ShiLin

      Not only they will accept, Mr. Sandwich will probably do something dramatic……

      • valerio

        um, your reply is…confusing. Could you be more clear? thx

        • Frank

          He’s saying “What Peanut and Grape’s parents [would] think if they found out about all of this”

      • Frank

        This is Mr. Sandwich being dramatic: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/06/15/the-other-alternative/

        So, how bad would it be?

        • Gaboris

          Man I loved that strip. X3
          But specially the one after that. :)

          • FuRrY321

            I’m not sure what I like more (in the strip after that):

            1) The fact that she was worried Peanut might see her cry or
            2) What she says to Peanut.

          • Gaboris

            Yeah she’s the cutest and most feared in that strip. X3

    • Gaboris

      Hey ppl, am I the only one who remembers this strip whit what Fido said and thinks that owners think alike?
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/02/25/especially-who-who/
      Quote: “The humans think that it’s cute”

      • slacks315

        Wow, good catch.

        • Gaboris

          Why thank you. :3

  49. friendly fur

    This calls for a “BUSTED!”

  50. AflacMan13

    This reminds me of:
    http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com
    minus all the angst.
    I second the dream/nightmare sequence.

  51. FlareKitsune

    I see what Peanut did there. XD

  52. Moo

    And then Peanut’s head exploded.

    • Gaboris

      Or just catches fire. X3

    • Lupin the Vapour

      Grape make hiz head asplode!

  53. Authur

    You know, I thought Peanut’s old style in black and white was cuter than his current style…but that blush changes my mind. Also yes, those headphones are really cool on him. Oh right, the comic. Well, what I think will most likely happen next is Peanut hopefully trying to explain his feelings to Grape, but there’s still two questions on my mind that I want you guys to answer seriously…just how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop? Also, what kind of dog is Peanut?

  54. AcetheGolden

    WOW. I can’t imagine how embarrassed he is, considering he’s blushing through his fur.

  55. ShadyKitsune

    Wait, fur can’t blush?
    Unless Peanut’s blushing radiates a color strong enough to be seen under it.
    If we could harvest that power we would never have an energy crisis.

    • Justice193

      we would, however, have every animal rights group breathing down our necks, and most of the people we love.

      • ShadyKitsune

        I was thinking if we could harvest it without any sort of pain or damage. And of course make it voluntary.
        Also anyone else who has furious blushing disorders could provide their blushes for energy. Pet or human.
        Wait, that’d mean we’d have half the female cast of any anime ever as possible subjects.

        • Hopper200456

          Off topic!

          • Gaboris

            True but it’s still funny to talk aboot it. XD

  56. Squival

    lol, love the embarressment and all xD

  57. akwolf

    LOL god you’re making peanut a little obsessive aren’t you? gosh that’s some deep love rituals..

  58. ReCreate

    Obsessive indeed. :P Even more the joey it appears. lol

  59. Hopper200456

    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/09/26/goodnight-everybody/
    4th Panel.I think thats what he colored! XD

    • Hopper200456

      Or more of,the panel we can’t see!;3
      Look close at the picture Grape has..
      And she said it used to be Fido and Sabrina…
      Lol….

      • Gaboris

        Yeah that’s what we were talkin aboot most of the time on this comment list. XD
        But nice work findin it yourself. ;)

        • Hopper200456

          Oh…O.o
          Didn’t see that..

          • Gaboris

            No prob, this list is also gettin long. XD
            Nice to see ya again. X3

          • Hopper200456

            You too!

  60. microbuss

    As I saw in a Peanuts comic once “How does one blush with a full face of fur?” :lmao:

    • Hopper200456

      ?What?
      What comic?!?!

      • Frank

        Probably one with Snoopy in it

      • Evanne

        Peanuts! you know, like Charlie Brown… Snoopy?

        • Hopper200456

          Oh!!PeanutS!!!
          I thought you meant a comic by Peanut!!!
          Lol!

          • microbuss

            ok shoulda been more spacific & said Snoopy lol

  61. HonorèDerazey

    For those who are wondering who Peanut can blush, the answer is simple. Peanut has fiber optic fur. =P

    • HonorèDerazey

      HOW peanut can blush even.

    • Hopper200456

      Peanut can blush with Grape!!! XP

  62. Wingedwolfgirl

    Okey,
    Next question.
    Has she been carrying the photo around with her?
    I mean, she just HAPPENDED to have it at the right time and all.
    ‘kindameanofher. ;3

    • Gaboris

      No-no, I didn’ see it at first but when she turns she reaches under Peanuts pillow and takes the pic out. :)

    • Valerio

      She knew he always keeps that photo under the pillow, so she knew where to look. Duh!

  63. FuRrY321

    I get the distinct feeling that this will turn into some kind of soap opera, where Grape goes along with it, and Tarot pulls her aside for a talk. Then Grape gets all mad and accusing of Tarot, while threatening her for no reason out of jealousy.

    Then again, this is Housepets! we’re talking about here, and I can’t imagine Grape doing that.

    Then again, I didn’t imagine anything like this would happen, either. :)

    • Frank

      If Rick started advertising soap, he might have to do that. :P

      • Hopper200456

        Lets hope he doesn’t..

      • FuRrY321

        As long as it was Housepets!-branded soap, I’d go along with it.

  64. Kalvin

    Epic Blush!

  65. Athios

    I can’t stop laughing! Grape has a kind of “Then what is this?” expression.

    • Gaboris

      Oh yeah right!!! :D
      I realy didn know what to call it. Thx. X3

      • Frank

        I’d call it a confident, sly, or smug expression, or a “Ha! I have just gotten away with it” expression. The problem is what does the “it” stands for

        • Gaboris

          The “it” stands for “I didn’ know what to call that ecpression on Grapes face.” X3

  66. Tarkana262

    Peanut, I can understand your feelings toward Grape, but this…is kinda weird.

    • Gaboris

      Wierder then talkin animals that act just like ppl? :)

      • Hopper200456

        Probably not. X3

      • ShadyKitsune

        Well maybe. Wouldn’t a guy who takes a photo of a girl he “secretly” likes and then photoshop himself on it be weirder than a talking dog?

        … Well maybe not.

        • Gaboris

          … hmmmmmm… no idea. Let’s leave that for everyone to decide for themselves. ;)

        • ilikepie

          Wait, you mean that’s not normal?! Excuse me, I have some… um…documents… to get rid of.

  67. Evanne

    I just had a thought… Is this in any way shape or form a reference to George of the Jungle?? (The whole Spot/Stripe thing, I mean)

    • Hopper200456

      I don’t think so…(I hope not..)

  68. Gavinfoxx

    I wanna see the photo!
    =3

  69. othorlimmis

    lesson one of secret fetishes (or any secret at all):

    HIDE OR ELIMINATE ALL EVIDENSE.

    • Lupin the Vapour

      Lesson two: Despite any evidence that may survive, DENY EVERYTHING!

      • Gaboris

        OOOOR… Just tell the truth and see how things resolve themselves. :3

        • ReCreate

          lol

      • Lupin the Vapour

        What kind of crazy answer is that? Everyone knows that just delays the problem. XD

    • Novil

      Truecrypt is your friend. ;)

      • Gaboris

        Hoy, you’re here too? Cool. :3
        … What’s Truecrypt? XP

        • Novil

          Truecrypt is a tool for encoding (parts of) your hard drive with unbreakable encryption for anybody who does not know the password to mount your secret folder.

          • shinmera

            Sorry to burst your bubble, but something as “unbreakable” doesn’t exist. It’s not possible. There’s always trusty old bruteforce attack.

          • Novil

            When a good passphrase is used Truecrypt’s encryption algoithms can’t be feasibly attacked with a bruteforce or dictionary attacks. Therefore Truecrypt itself is basically unbreakable. On the other hand, it is possible to use viruses that corrupt the boot record or that create a virtual machine to get raw access to the hard drive. But such sophisticated hacks seem unlikely to happen when you’re not on FBI’s top 10 list or something.

          • Gaboris

            Wow good to know these this. :)
            I wouldn’t say that bruteforce won’t work almost on any crypting tec, but it’s not “breaking” the code just randomly guessing the password for it. XP

  70. J.J.

    (pets the dog)….

    Awh.. Peanut, Peanut, Peanut… Poor doggie…. There are other fish in the sea.

    Other conquests…

    Other vistas!

    Other girls that are available…

    …, like within your species….

  71. hennessyvenom

    blackmail?

    • Hopper200456

      whitemail?

      • IHazAName

        bluemail?

        • Hopper200456

          greenmail

          • ReCreate

            PURPLEMAIL

          • FuRrY321

            blushmail, with the option of a heart-shaped wax seal.

          • Gaboris

            NOMAIL!!!
            E-mail! Go with the time ppl. XD

          • FuRrY321

            What? In the military, sometimes email isn’t secure enough, and the message needs to be delivered in person.

            Waay back when, they sealed really important letters with wax (ie letters/orders from the king), so if the seal was broken by somebody other than the recipient, the reader would be committing a crime against the crown.

            There’s your bit of interesting, yet useless information for the day(night?). :P

          • Gaboris

            If the wax is broken it just had to be heated and resealed with a copy of the… marked sealer thingy. XD

  72. whisp foxx

    oh god rick, let them finally kiss, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. B.S.Q.

    theres some pics on the forum on the “current comic” near last pages =/

  74. Hoheh

    Well, Peanut’s face is red. Literally and figuratively. That picture returns again. Nice!

  75. That Dude

    OH (word starting with D)! that’s GOt to be embarrassing! let’s hope Tarot and Max don’t find out XD

  76. Jrogenshin

    I believe this was when Peanut started to have an attraction towards Grape. And probably when Grape notices it too ^^’
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/08/08/i-swear-its-platonic/

  77. GeminiDragon

    Ok…So the new comic is coming out in a few minutes… so I can barely stand the suspense…. I feel like there is going to be a huge broken-hearted emo moment with Peanut… It’s like waiting for the train wreck & you can’t look away

    • Gaboris

      That maybe 1-2 days, but yeah I know what ya mean.
      If suspense could kill ppl, we’d all be in great trouble. :p
      Let’s just hope our fave author made the good choice. :)

      • GeminiDragon

        I doubt it… It just feels like it will be one of those things… I think I will just pout into my pillow… I bet Grape is going to try to be nice about it, but I just know she is going to break that little emo pup’s heart.

        • Gaboris

          …Hard to say but yeah that’s the most possible thing to happen.:( But I meant that our man knows what he’s doing and who knows what he’ll bring out of it if that comes.
          I hope the wort possibility is that they return to the “be friends… and family” way and later on if things mess up with Max or Tarot get’s a feeling they’ll end up it this same situation again… or somethin like that, but I got a wild imagination sometimes. :3

    • Frank

      A few minutes? It’s Thursday. The comic updates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

  78. Ekevoo

    And they spoke of this again.
    (Just an excuse to link to the picture being taken.)
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/09/26/goodnight-everybody/

    • Gaboris

      Hey no prob, everyone loves to see that strip now. New commenters don’ usually chech earlier comments so the’y miss the point. X3

    • FuRrY321

      I suspect that, despite being overly shocked and stunned that something like this could happen to somebody they knew so well (or thought they did), Grape still subconsciously heard the camera “click”, and that’s how she knew about the picture.

  79. Gaboris

    Well it seems the commentig is mostly over for this strip, you were able to make two strips over 250 comments each less that two days time. Kudos to you Rick Griffin, one of your best works. :)
    Can’t wait for the next strip. XD

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Ah totaly second this, minya! X3
      Ah laughed mah self silly when Ah saw this! ;p

      • Gaboris

        Ya mean my comment or the strip?
        Watch yer words now Kitty cat. XD

        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Sowwy, Ah meant Ah second yer comment, and a lold at the strip, minya! ;p

          • Gaboris

            Hehe oké-oké. No problemo lil cat. ;)

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Minya! ~^w^~

          • Gaboris

            Kay then I’ll try to get some sleep and see if the next page will be on when I get up. (Here in hungary that happens at 6am so i can’t see it happen. XP)

  80. Lloxie

    Daww <3 Peanut is so cute in the second panel~

  81. Lorithilio

    Peanut’s face in panel 2 is freaking awesome.

  82. petitcake

    XDD Omg, I loled at that last panel. Bless Peanut, he’s so cute and silly and clueless. ; 3; <3

  83. FuRrY321

    Now I’m both glad that our pets aren’t like this, and upset that they aren’t.
    If the animals of Housepets! act like confused/angsty/emo teenagers, why do the humans bother having kids at all?
    After all, we’ve already proven that the pets can have jobs (just as long as there is a human supervisor).
    I guess the only reason is to keep the species from going extinct.

    • FuRrY321

      Now what could cause my comment from needing m-deration?

      • Justice193

        that is a very good question, the forums might have a list of words that would cause it, and is the first place I’d check, otherwise it can be certain ways you’re sentences are structured, and then even just the program randomly selecting ones to moderate… maybe, I don’t really know >.>.

        maybe certain spelling mistakes Tip it off too =P

      • Rick Griffin

        A better question is, why is everyone always so concerned with why their comment is so amazingly important that it needs to be up immediately?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Come on, I’m sure your understanding of human nature is better than that. :)

        • Gaboris

          …? How come? They’re delayed or somethin? Never notice that. :)

        • Frank

          Exempli Grata:
          http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/21/venting/#comment-23431
          My comment in that thread contained a question. By the time the comment actually went up, nobody was around to answer it (mind you, it did have an answer, see the arc where Tarot was introduced in)

          • Gaboris

            Hmmmmm, kay then thx for tellin, I still say i don think that’s such a problem… well sometimes it is, but the world won’t get destroyed if a comment doesn’t get through right? X3

        • Justice193

          because we love you?

          you know, when your family sends you letters, they want you to get it now, even if the contents look meaningless.

          not saying that we are your family, but from a fans perspective, it’s the same feeling… that’s one of the reasons people enjoy instant messaging, which I personally think is really, really abused.

          now stop making me type out of character >:(… :D .

      • Frank

        I’m guessing it’s calling the pets like those people who are always in black

      • FuRrY321

        Who knows, maybe the only reason was because I’m reading too much into a comic? :P

        But seriously, this is the ONLY comic where I can do that, I dunno why, it’s just so immersive.
        Or is the proper term “Hypersensurroundalistic?” :D

  84. Gaboris

    AND AGAIN, another one over 300 in less then 2 days! :D
    Now that’s something. X3
    Keep up the good work. ;)

  85. Absolut

    So, now what? Prediction?

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Well Ah think Grape, doesn’t realy mind that Peanut haz feeling fur her, but she has a relationship wif Max now.
      And besides Peanut also haz a grrrl-friend 2, so Ah guess they R gonne talk about their relationships nao, and that they should be happy wif wut they have got, nya! =3

  86. Wolf Pup TK

    AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Peanut looks so adorable in panel 2!

    *melts*

    • Gaboris

      Need a sponge? X3

  87. Anthroguy101

    This has sparked quite a conversation. I think this is the furst time we got over 300 comments.

    I guess the secret is out?

    I’m trying to look for something ending in “-gate” to describe this particular comic…

  88. Justice193

    now that I’ve finally gotten around to posting my own comment, and feel like people during the last little bit of time until tomorrow:

    … why do I feel like there is a Cliffhanger in the works here?

    • Lupin the Vapour

      XD Aaaaand, cut to Bino doing something stupid.

      • FuRrY321

        Aaaaand, cut to Bino doing something stupid. XD

        There, now it’s in the proper order. :P

      • Hopper200456

        Bino doing something stupid?!?!
        Now your being redundant!
        XP

        • Lupin the Vapour

          Well, he COULD have been doing something.. less stupid.. than normal… >.> As in, something that DIDN’T end him up in a cast. XD

    • Justice193

      *and I feel like bugging people*… the word was there, I swear…. or at least it was in my head >.>.

  89. Rahiros

    I guess that’s Grape’s way of getting back at Peanut when he made her blush!

    I still don’t think their relationship is going anywher though. I mean, Grape seems like she’s not really interested…

    • Sylum

      we’ll see next few strips :D

      • Hopper200456

        I hope it goes like a rocket!

  90. werekitty13

    I know I won’t stand out, but you haven’t got anything on your TWC vote page. Might I suggest an incentive? …Such as that picture?

    • FuRrY321

      Shh!!! Don’t say such things! I don’t want to have to go through all the work of clicking on a TWC button, confirming my vote, and then having to right-click and save image as…! (Oh wait, I do the first two already. :D )
      Rick, just put it up as the next page. :P

      • FuRrY321


        C’mon, again?

        What’d I say this time? (Though it’s not really important, I just don’t like seeing the “comment is awaiting m-deration” message :P )

        • Justice193

          patience young grasshoppah.

          you know it only shows up because it likes you :) .

        • gatherer818

          the order-operator that indicates something was before second, and well before third. That will cause it EVERY time.

  91. Hoheh

    Sometimes, embarassing details are just the thing to kick off relationships. That farm cat was right on. So cute…

    • Zekermeme

      …hm… it just occurred to me that in all the potential or realized interspecies relationships we’ve seen, the male is a dog. Fido and Samantha, Peanut and Grape, Joey and Squeak…

      (Unless you count Sasha and King as a potential romance and King as a human. I don’t know about the pairing but I’d say it’s a bit silly to consider King human at this point.)

      I wonder if that means anything.

      Probably not.

  92. Zekermeme

    Hm. I just thought of something. Quickly dismissed because Rick isn’t a hack, but I might as well mention it:

    This might not be happening. It could be that Grape and Max are still playing, and Tarot is showing Peanut this scenario to get him to actually say something.

    Impossible because the conversation outside was shown with Peanut knowing nothing about it, because of things Grape has said that Tarot wouldn’t know to say and wouldn’t be rude enough to pull from someone’s mind without asking, and because Rick isn’t a hack. Still thought I’d mention it.

  93. JesusWasAGamer

    1:00am where’s the next comic? Hmm? HMM??

  94. MC_Hollis

    I’d been wondering what he did with that photo.