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  1. Majin-Wolf

    Why did that “What is love? Baby don’t hurt me” song popped out of nowhere? *Shakes head sideways*

    • CannonFodder

      oooo-oooooh ooooh Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more
      *begins bobbing head too*

      • HonorèDerazey

        I just I’ll be the guy driving the car…

      • BlueAnubis

        Rock on Haddaway!
        *begins bobbing in the back seat*

        • ShadyKitsune

          *joins the head bobbing*

          AAH! What happened to the CD?! Fix it!

          • Psidra

            *also joins the head bobbing*

      • Doomwolf

        *proceeds to bob head and ends up breaking the car window*

    • Gaboris

      Again yer the first to comment not bad. :D
      I think I’m the one who watches you guys bobbing your heads on the tv. X3

    • Stevie Maxwell

      It’s Peanut’s headphones, they moved on from the Weird Al directory to the next unsorted file.

    • Authur

      And I’ll be Chris Kattan!

    • wingedwolfgirl
      • HonorèDerazey

        I use to LOVE Inuyasha! I kinda grew out of it though. It’s not my favorite anime, that would be Ranma 1/2.

        • Gaboris

          Yeah that’s epic, perhaps sometimes a bit too much flashing. XD

  2. EchoFireant

    dawwww :3

  3. Sleet

    Commence melting.

  4. Dissension

    Too sweet. xD

  5. Cerberus

    I like how this is now out in the open :) It really seems to take a load off in a way.

    • Cerberus

      And i like how agressive Grape gets. Its adorable. Besides, it really would be kinda weird for them to be together, though i still want it to eventually happen.

      • Gaboris

        The funny thing is that they were already together all this time, we just didn’ realise it since we were waiting for something concrete to happen.
        But this is the best way I still say. :3

  6. ReCreate

    WHAT HAPPEN

    • ReCreate

      frame 7. what happen… lol

      • ReCreate

        I am speechless… i kinda figured that would happen anyways.XD

      • Ekevoo

        Hahahaha! It’s impossible not to see frame 7 first, then read the rest!!

        • Gaboris

          Yeah I almost dropped my glass of water on my keyboard cuz of that dact. X3

    • Sleet

      *sigh* I’ll bite.

      Somebody set up us the bomb.

      • JesusWasAGamer

        We…We get signal?

        • BlueAnubis

          How are you gentlemen?
          All your base are belong to us.

          • Hijack

            NOOOOOOOOO

          • Chochi

            I got yar flag!!hahahahaaaaa!!!!

          • Sleet

            You missed “what” and “main screen turn on.” If you’re going to recite an ancient meme, you might as well do it right.

      • AflacMan13

        “Pilot to Bombardier; Fire!!!”
        “One Away”
        WHHHHIIIIISSSSSTTTTLLLEEEeeeeeeee……..
        CLICK CLICK CLICK
        !!!POP!!!
        SHHWAACK!
        “Damage Report?”
        “I think we missed sir; and I think it may have been a dud. Oh; no wait; we hit him on the head and he is down for the count.”
        “Just call me Mike Tyson”
        BUK! BUK! BUGAWK!

        • Frank

          Space is noisy…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Are you protected from the terrible secret of space?
            Do you have stairs in your house?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      SOMEONE SET UP US THE SMOOCH!
      WE GET SIGNAL!

      • Frank

        All your brains are belong to us!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I can smell your spicy brains.

          • wingedwolfgirl

            BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Heya Tom, it’s Bob from the office down the hall
            Good to see you buddy, how’ve you been?
            Thing have been OK for me except that I’m a zombie now…

          • Hopper200456

            Wow wingedwolfgirl!
            Spending a little to much time around ravenholm!

          • BlueAnubis

            YABA! MY ICING!!!!

          • Gaboris

            MAN Ravenholm is one reason why I didn’ play HL2 yet… I’m scared. XP

          • Hopper200456

            Its quite the scare fest!
            X3
            I think Im the only one who made it out alive!….
            B-R-A-I-N-S….

          • Gaboris

            What? Somethin’s on my head?
            WHAAAAA!!! IT’S GNAWING ON MY…

      • wingedwolfgirl

        hat. XD

  7. Kalvin

    Awesome.

    • ReCreate

      This.

      • FTW

        Game.

        • Whiskers

          YOU SON OF A-

          • Residentfriendly

            Spoon

          • Silver Dragon ordinence

            Applesauce?

        • manix

          Is.

        • friendly fur

          Batard! Don’t mention the game!

          • Valerio

            you lost!

          • Frank

            “Awesome. This. Game.”
            Engrish for “This game is awesome”. The game Grape and Peanut are playing, I’ll bet.

            Why? Were you thinking of another game?

          • Hopper200456

            Wow!I have never heard the language engrish!!

          • Frank

            Engrish = English, misspoken as if said by a japanese learner

      • Argent Stonecutter

        this.super()

        • Frank

          If “this” = Argent Stonecutter’s comment, whose parent is Kalvin’s comment, then this.super() = Kalvin’s comment. Since Kalvin’s comment = “awesome”, it follows that Argent Stonecutter’s comment is awesome.

          • Gaboris

            OKAY-Okay I have enough programing blabber in school and I still need to make a JAVA app for the phone till monday so pls don overdo this. XD

          • Justice193

            hey, you be quite, programming, or “the streamlining of data flow” as it may be called, is awesome…

            and you know it :) .

          • Gaboris

            I just have enough of it in school, but kay they are fun to mess around sometimes. XD

    • Gaboris

      Same here bro. Couldn’t have been better. X3

      • Hopper200456

        I could have it buter
        For
        Peanut buter!

        • Gaboris

          Okay-okay nice pun. XD

          • Hopper200456

            Thanks!

          • Gaboris

            Yer welcome. ;)

    • Lupin the Vapour

      I count sixteen (seventeen, now) comments.. at time of posting. All this in response to a single word post. This amuses me.

  8. JesusWasAGamer

    GOOD END.

    • Hijack

      …End?

      D:

      • ShadyKitsune

        He means the story arc. The series doesn’t seem to be ending…
        And hes also speaking in dating sim terms, I guess?

  9. CannonFodder

    *your motor control functions have crashed*
    *re-boot in t-minus 60:00*

    • Jrogenshin

      Peanut sure crashes often xD

      • Lupin the Vapour

        He clearly runs an old version of Windows. He needs to update his systems. v^Tuts^v

        • ShadyKitsune

          Or then he is running on Vista.

          • manix

            im takein that as a offence…

          • BlueAnubis

            He needs to update from XP to 7, skip the nightmare of Vista entirely.

          • Justice193

            anyone else notice that it’s every second platform they release that’s a stable system?…

          • gatherer818

            I’ve never had a problem with Vista. Let me educate you on how to know when a Windows release is stable.

            Step 1) Microsoft releases Windows X.
            Step 2) You keep using the old version.
            Step 3) Microsoft releases Windows Y.
            Step 4) You get Windows X, because once they work out all the bugs in one they release the next one.

            All my friends running 7 and crying to me all the time still tell me I should upgrade. I’m happy with my stable Vista.

          • Gaboris

            Okay I admit that Vista and 7 are more advanced systems than XP, but WHY the hell ruin them with that stupid fancy look, even the XP had Classic and XP look why couldn’t they keep that? >:(

          • CassidyAndBotch

            The look I have right now is basically like XP, only purple and WMP is tucked nicely in the corner :) Of course if I wanted to I could make it even more old-school, there’s a few options that make it look older than XP.
            Also GO VISTA! 2 years of perfect running. :)

        • Jrogenshin

          I’m running Windows XP Pro and I have never received the BSOD…

          EVER o3o

          • Singularity

            I hadn’t ever recieved the dreaded BSOD… Until a couple days ago where I had 15+ in about an hour. Count yourself lucky!

        • Spens

          He needs to go back to 95.

          • Fhang

            shudders at the thought.
            95′ was the worst version of windows ever with Vista a very close second

          • Spens

            Someone has never used 3.1 Or ME

        • Stormwatch

          He could also move to Linux or Mac.

        • Zaehlas

          Point is he runs Windows. Grape is obviously running Linux, so never crashes, and has issues being user friendly.

          I’ll take the never crashing. =D

        • HonorèDerazey

          Peanut needs to start running off an Apple software. Why? Because Apple is better! I’m right, anyone who disagrees is wrong! Nuff said!

          • Lupin the Vapour

            None of the viruses of Windows, and easier to use than Linux. Where’s the down side? .

          • Gaboris

            Yeah that maybe true, but most of the apps don work, they are too expensive and they have no virusprotection what so ever so just one virus may kill the whole system.
            Yeah I’m a PC dork sometimes, but I know why are the others good to. XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Antivirus software is a completely stupid idea. Let’s leave the door unlocked and put deadly boobytraps that sometimes kill the kids in the kitchen. It’s like something from Kevin and Kell. “Herd Thinners” would sell it to the herbivores to protect them from predators.

            You CAN buy antivirus for Mac, but most people are smart enough to realize what a daft idea it is.

          • Gaboris

            True-true, but still there are viruses for macs (and YES much less than for any PC, still) if they get on the comp then there’s no way to find them… But I know I realy I don have the right to talk since I didn’ use a mac before so no offense.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            There are pretty much no viruses for Macs. There have been a couple that required you to download and install a program, and one that then offered that program to your friends over Yahoo Messenger, but really that’s kind of an honor system virus. “Please click here to infect your computer! It’ll be real cool, I promise!”

          • Gaboris

            Hehe okay I get it, I get it. :)
            Still Macs cost way more, they can’t be upgraded(or so I know) and most applications don run on it yet… they are strong and efficient, but still.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The main thing you get with a Mac is the OS doesn’t suck as horridly as Windows, and the Applications don’t suck as horridly as Linux. If you have enough suck in your life already, and you can afford to tone down the suck on your computer, it’s worth it.

      • Gaboris

        Who wouldn’t in so intense moments, I’m amazed that he can recover so fast. :3

        • Majin-Wolf

          In the Housepets world awesome things can happen!! :3

          • Gaboris

            Point there man. X3

  10. HonorèDerazey

    Ok, this is too much to take in at a time, hold on… *inhales* WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

    BTW, you haven’t won your prize yet, Peanut. She still calls Max, “Maxie”. If you really want to win her over completely then tell her… TO GO INTO THE KITCHEN AND MAKE YOU A DARN SAMMIDGE!

    • ShadyKitsune

      *sammich

      • HonorèDerazey

        Actually, I see more people call it a “sammidge”.

        • Justice193

          I’ve always called my own sandwiches (or one I want) sawmmitches, but other peoples sandwiches are just sandwiches… mine are special :P .

        • Lupin the Vapour

          “Sammich” Thus it is written, thus shall it be.

    • Gaboris

      OR just be happy that things turned out just right for everyone. X3

    • Frank

      Does “MAKE YOU A SAMMICH” mean he should stand on one slice of bread and put the other on his head?

      • HonorèDerazey

        That’s a classic right there.

        Hey, your avvie seems different somehow, I can’t put my finger on it. Did you add shading?

        • Frank

          Yes, I did, but there’s more to it than that.

          It always freaked me out that the mouse in my avatar didn’t have a shadow, like Dracula in the mirror. Especially since Rick was doing all those night scenes with beautiful shading. What could I do to make my avatar worthy of being used with those images? Add shading.
          That was on April 18. Nobody noticed. :-(

          On April 27 it was my birthday, so I added the text “It’s my b-day. Be nice.” and the mouse lookind at the text with a “Huh? What’s this?” expression. I also switched the torch from his left paw to his right. I wasn’t expecting a response, really, but furry321 noticed ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/26/i-thought-you-knew/#comment-24147 )
          On April 28 he started walking away from the text, but still looked at it, unsettled.
          On April 29 he shrugged it off and continued on his way
          On April 30 (today) he stopped to pass the torch back to his left hand (but he doesn’t look quite right in his standing position, somehow)
          On Monday I’m going back to my regular avatar. I think I’ve played with the idea enough to make a transition, and drawing a new avie every day is killing me

          • Gaboris

            Happy late birthday bro. :) Sorry I donn check avis too much and even if I do I can’t see the difference if I don have the other one right next to it so sorry, but still nice try, just too bad most of us are blind to things like these. :(

          • Frank

            Since you obviously missed the sequence, I’ve uploaded it to photobucket. You can see it here:
            http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v379/pokefanfern/Mouse%20avatar/

          • Gaboris

            Well I did miss it on the spot, but now that I saw these I remembered them change, I just didn notices or just thought it’s normal to change yer avi.
            Nice job with them BTW, are they all original? :)

          • Justice193

            danngg… I’ve never ever thought about doing that, which is why I didn’t notice… man, you may have just started something :D

          • Frank

            @Gaboris: yes, I made all of them all by myself (try saying that without a little kid voice)

            @Justice: I really don’t think I’ll do this again until Christmas. You know, a special ocasion more people know about? It’s unbelievably exhausting

          • HonorèDerazey

            Happy late birthday Frank! My presence is my present that I will present to you!

            I’m kinda bummed out that I can make my own avvie. I always wanted to draw but I can draw a straight line to save my life. I want an avvie that shows what my talent is, which is singing and playing electric and acoustic violin, but I don’t think I can put up a SONG as an avatar. =’(

          • Gaboris

            @Frank: Bet you faild to do so. (The kids woice I mean.)X3

            @HonorèDerazey: I made my own custom avi too and it took me a hell of a long time since I can’t draw either, but I can say if ya use Gimp or even just paint well enoug you can put somethin together. :)
            PS: Or ya can just ask someone. If ya realy need help I could try, I’m a starter and not the best but who knows what may end up. ;)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You need a halloween one. Turn into a bat.

          • Frank

            Oh, no worries Argent. I’ve got something special planned for Halloween.

        • HonorèDerazey

          The only thing I can draw is the back of people’s heads O.O

          • Gaboris

            Yeah that’s normal, for a while I could only make circles and 3D cubes. XD

        • HonorèDerazey

          @Frank

          Don’t count on getting your halloween avatar up in time. I already set up a new avatar and it still has come up yet; I guess it has to await moderation. Is there anything you’re trying to do about that Rick?

  11. EHH

    AWW.

  12. JesusWasAGamer

    I love P-Nut’s face in Panel 3.

  13. CamKitty

    Hehe last frame, she knew exactly what that would do.

    Good times, good times

  14. Repicheep22

    I see at least four faces here that will probably become avatars within the next week or so.

    And I wonder how much Tarot knows about this, being psychic and all?

    • BlueAnubis

      Probably the whole thing. If she thought it would go any farther, she probably would not have told Grape to appologize.

      • Gaboris

        Well I’m not sure Tarot would stop anythin even if it were mor then just “bact to normal” stuff. :)
        http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/09/04/i-dare-you-to-do-otherwise/
        In this strip she acts like if she’s just with Peanut because Grape isn’t… although she does like her spot. :3

      • Justice193

        we cannot be certain that she knows anywhere near as much as we think she knows anyways, the spirits probably only tell her what she need to know, nothing more, nothing less… which is why she still has trouble finding the remote…

    • valerio

      make it the next minutes :D

  15. Valridagan

    Cutest Housepets page ever, hands down.

    • Argent Stonecutter
      • valridagan

        It is pretty sweet, but this one’s so much more intimate.

        Also, why are the nicest comics the double-sized ones?

        • Frank

          It takes a while to set up “the moment”, and you can’t put a joke in the middle so you can’t cut it off at the halfway point and leave the rest for the next day.

          Rick probably has a better explanation, though

  16. Flame-LoneWolf

    Awww. Wow! Took long enough!! >:p lol

  17. Lupin the Vapour

    Well, everyone kept begging for it to happen, and it finally did. <3

    • Lupin the Vapour

      Them kissing, I mean

      • ShadyKitsune

        Thats just a smooch on the cheek.
        All the GrapeNut shippers wanted soemthing more… Intimate.

        As for me, I’m fine whichever way Rick decides to take the story, as long as I enjoy reading the results. And so far I do.

        • Gaboris

          I’d say things are just as perfect like this as they could poosibly be. :3
          Yep as said, the author knows best what’s good for the story in the long run, even if we don like it right at the moment… But we do love it right now. X3

        • FuRrY321

          Heh. GrapeNut.

          Same here, whatever Rick decides to do I’ll go along with it, since he is a master at storytelling and he has earned my trust.

          Of course, if he betrays that trust, then I’ll have no choice to reveal what was in that picture and ruin the surprise.
          …oh, wait, I just gave away my secret weapon, didn’t I?
          *sigh…*

        • Ekevoo

          It’s not “just a smooch” it was a pretty meaningful kiss. :3 I love how it turned out. :3

          • TheDoldEEE

            Agreed ^^
            Nao we just have to wait for it to grow into something moar…

  18. rWolf1991

    Well I’m confused now!!!

    • Gaboris

      On what? I’d say it’s quite simple. :)

  19. Odos

    Again, I say, peanut and grape would be a lot like you dating your step-sister/brother, technically it’s not “wrong,” but it’s still weird, especially if you’ve known each other for most of your life.

    And, is it just me, or do the headphones on peanut make a good accessory? I like them around his neck!

    • Spens

      I think I mentioned this weird thing too. Especially when you think of what Mr and Mrs Sandwich would think.

      • Frank

        Gaboris addressed this on Wednesday at 9:31 AM: “The humans think it’s cute”
        http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/02/25/especially-who-who/

        • Spens

          I’m not talking about that. More the borderline step-sibling relationship.

        • Gaboris

          Oh WOW I was refered to in a comment! I’m so happy. Thx Frank. X3
          BTW I think that humans know better then to treat pets as siblings(if they are not).

          • Justice193

            if they grew up together, and are different species, than I see no reason for humans to not treat them as siblings.

          • Gaboris

            … I almost thought yer right, but you killed it with that not…
            Even if they’d think aboot each other as siblings they wouldn’ have anythin like that… But kay-kay let’s say it would be wierd but who could stop them? :p

          • Justice193

            I’ll take that loss… after all, the cat I owned treated all the other animals as her children… even some of us >.>…

          • Gaboris

            Well yeah that’s normal although a bit different matter, but yeah I got your point now. :)

          • Frank

            Fido, Bino, and Joey still consider eachother sibilings, right?

            and Ryan knows it
            http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/09/03/our-sacred-duty/

          • Gaboris

            Hmmm… I don know, I always thought they are real brothers. Am I wrong?

          • Frank

            They are, biologically; but legally, each has a different owner.

          • Gaboris

            Yep, so even pets care only for bloodties. :)

    • AflacMan13

      I second the headphones. He should keep them on all the time. I t would be like bling.

  20. Jrogenshin

    This is just so epic! The series are still just so interesting ^.=.^

  21. Valridagan

    They grow up so fast…

  22. Sky

    …So adorable. <3

    • Sky

      Ok, now that my initial ‘”d’awww” response is over, I’d like to say how RELIEVED I am. This could have gone in so many different directions and I think it’s just /amazing/ that they ended up where they are. Looove this comic~

  23. BlueAnubis

    Aargh! I can just barely see the text on my phone! It took me 10 minutes to read it.

    And now, for the adoration.
    AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! It’s too sweet!
    *Falls into a sugar coma*

    • Lupin the Vapour

      Oh dear.. v^resuscitates and gives a magnifier^v This is, indeed worth ten minutes of eye strain. YOU HAVE NOT SUFFERED IN VAIN!!!

      • Psidra

        YES HE HAS!!!!! HE HAS FALLEN INTO A SUGAR COMA!!! of course you resuscitated him, but…. THAT DOESNT MEAN HE CANT FALL INTO A SUGAR COMA AGAIN!!!

        • FuRrY321

          Give him a bowl full of healthy fruits and vegetables. Just SEEING the bowl will make him come out of it. ;)

        • Frank

          Technically, coming out of a coma isn’t resucitation. Resucitation only occurs wehn you’re clinically dead (basically, heart not beating) This is, of course, separate of what one actually feels when one wakes up and is told they’ve been in a coma

          • BlueAnubis

            *sits up*
            YAY! I’m awake!
            *looks at screen*
            YAY! I can read everything!
            YAY! Secondary sugar coma!
            *Falls over*
            Totally worth it!

          • FuRrY321

            Somebody get me a shotgun, ‘cuz Anubis is talking in a coma! (Therefore he must be a sugar zombie.)

          • BlueAnubis

            *Sits up*
            GUuUUuuuuuummmmm!
            *Lurches forward*
            GUUUUuuu-
            *Hears Michel Jackson music*
            DAAAAaaaannnnccceeeeee!!!

  24. Lightwolf21

    This should be enough to satisfy the Grapenut shippers . . . for now.

    • valerio

      you know, this arc was just like eating chinese. Every single dish was excellent and masterfully crafted… But it satisfies you for only this long…

      • Gaboris

        When i eat chinese I’m not hungry till the next chowtime and somethin like that stands here too. I just love how this turned out. X3

        • AflacMan13

          CHOWTIME???? You were or are either in the military or are a military brat. Fess up. Cuz I am too. In the service I mean. And in iraq right now.

          • Valerio

            anyone in your unit who enjoys this comic as well?

          • Gaboris

            Sorry I’m just a childish collage student from Hungary and chowtime was just the only word that got to my mind when writing, I learnd english from CN so I’m rather a slang type. XD
            Nice to hear even militarymen like these comics. X3

    • wingedwolfgirl

      This.
      (learn a new term, use a new term)

  25. Chochi

    Iknow 3 or 4 countries where that is ILEGAL XD

    • Pokeblue

      What is?

    • valerio

      hush, chochi!

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Dun be ruining teh moment nao! ÒwÓ

    • Ekevoo

      LET US BREAK THE LAW! /o/

      • Doomwolf

        *Judas Priest starts playing*

      • Chochi

        That’s the spirit!!…….(>^_^)>

    • HonorèDerazey

      Ewwwwwwwww- wait… what’s illegal?

      • Gaboris

        Nothing, everything is possible. XD

        • Solario the Visored

          “Nothing is true.
          Everything is permitted.”
          ~Assassin’s Creed
          X3

      • Frank

        This looks like a reply to something that got deleted… so yeah, don’t try to guess.

        It’s not like I’d know; I wasn’t here.

  26. falcon01

    OMG this entire page just oozes “awwww!” and cuteness from every panel! yay!
    what a story arc this has been, tugging me one way then the other… wonderful writing and of course OOOH so cute artwork! darn nice work Rick!

    • falcon01

      I also must say that Grape in the last panel looks more catlike in that pose than she has in a while. way too cute!

  27. kalance

    So…does this mean that Peanut winds up with Tarot after all?

    ‘Cause with his imagination and her…whatever, that will make for some very…”creative” dates for the two of them to go on.

    • Gaboris

      Well the funny thing is that in the end Peanut just had to realize that technicly they were together with Grape all along. :3
      It’s just not called a relationship or anything and has nothing bad in it. X3

    • FuRrY321

      Just to add on that, if Peanut took Tarot on a date, he could somehow create the perfect place in his mind, and then they could go there. It would be the perfect date, except it *might* be mentally straining on Tarot. (I say might because it would only be the two of them, not multiple players.)

      • Gaboris

        Tarot made the whole frikkin Pridelands a reality so a date wouldn’t even break a sweat for her. X3

        • Valerio

          also, this could be the perfect double date for our two favorite couples! :D

          • Gaboris

            … Point there. XD

          • FuRrY321

            Whoever said anything about a “double date”? ;)

            Who knows, maybe Peanut can include Grape in the fantasy, but exclude Max, so he’s got all the girls to himself. :P

            But I don’t think Peanut is a player. XD

          • Gaboris

            I think not even Tarot would go with that. XD

  28. Lax

    … ME LIKE!!! I declare this to be one of the best comic strips EVER! :D

    I think that this particular scene was very well formed, not just “I love you” or anything straightforward. :)

    • Gaboris

      Perfect job and best possible solution so yeah best ever. :3

  29. Profesor Rod

    SQUEE!

    (And the fandom rejoiced)

  30. Rahiros

    This Wins.

    Nuff said.

  31. 8feet

    KNOCKOUT Lolz;D!

  32. Moo

    I was hoping this was what was going to happen. Good job, Rick.

  33. valerio

    All’s well that ends well — check!
    Kiss– check!
    Open talk– check!
    cuteness overload– check!
    DA WIN– check!
    Logical conclusion to facts–check!
    better than a kick in the teeth — check!

    Then why do I feel like I just had a sip of sparkling water after reading the finest wines cart? *sigh*

    • Gaboris

      No idea bro, I’d say this is the best possible way to end it since the other ways would have messed up the story a bit… at least I think. :)

      • valerio

        yup we wouldn’t have it any other way. But I guess it’s my wishful thinking that’s still trying to win over this wonderful moment. bad thinking, bad!!

      • Spens

        It might still mess up the story yet. Tarot IS psychic, after all. You also never know who’s peeking in.

        • Valerio

          at this point, any speculations for the future would be pointless. Yes, Tarot talked about Grape breaking Max’s heart in order to fully accept Peanut, but it’s really difficult such a step will be made (IF it will be made) before the next year.
          And all in all, Rick IS treating us well, right?

          • Gaboris

            … Site crashed for a sec there…
            Yeah he’s the best and we’re all happy. X3
            I don’ think Tarot would realy mind, she was talkin aboot Grape accepting Peanut and the only real reason why she’s with Peanut is cuz Grape’s with Max.

          • Spens

            True, but who says someone wasn’t peeking in on this.

          • Gaboris

            Well no one know till the next comic right. ;)

        • Justice193

          remember, Tarot only seems to know what she needs to know, when she needs to know it, if this isn’t going to develop any further, Tarot doesn’t need to know., if she brings it up, then it may be something she needed to know about.

    • Justice193

      cause the water is the best thing there when all you drink is wine.

      you now find yourself surprisingly refreshed by something you never expected to refresh you.

  34. valerio

    oh, forgot it:

    DDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!

  35. Lupus

    Awwwww! Win!

  36. kennyfox

    AHHHH! *squeeeeee* grape finally kissed peanut!!!!!

  37. IceKitsune

    This one both kills the ship and doesn’t at the same time. I love this strip. Also I bet this strip breaks any previous comment records.

    • FuRrY321

      Not yet it hasn’t!
      I’m helping, though! ;)

  38. valerio

    HAH!
    I’m so surprised that I beat you at this, folks!

  39. ShadyKitsune

    The only way to make this comic sweeter now is by giving your computer a sugar coating.

    NOTE: Doctors do not recommend eating sugar coated electronics or licking said coating off them.

  40. Gaboris


    I almost dropped my morning medicines glass of water when I opend the site and saw the last pic. I got a bit shocked… IN A GREAT WAY!!! X3
    Well this is the BEST possible conclusion this could have ended so agan I say that our fave author is the one to know what’s the BEST for the story so kudos bro! ;3
    This is the reason why I’m not good for writing, I hardly get through the obvious solutions for a story. XD

    • AflacMan13

      Watch more anime and you will comprehend the story endings better. I am an anime fan and I saw this ending being a possibility way back in the farm arc.

      • Gaboris

        Hehe it’s funny to hear that since I think I was the first in my frikkin country who started loving anime and I’m almost addicted since the first day. :3
        So I’m just not good at finishing stull or somethin cuz belive me I got two series and 4 games plans running in my head all the time. XD

      • Gaboris

        BTW it’s cool that even a military man likes anime. X3

        • BlueAnubis

          Millitary, hmm? Which branch?

          • Gaboris

            Well he said he’s Iraq but not as what.

  41. Rennis Tora

    Really funny how his headphones fall off in the second last panel… oh and AWWWW~ =(^w^)=

    • falcon01

      LOL I didn’t even notice that untill you pointed it out!

  42. Pokeblue

    Aww, how sweet.. :D

    I somehow felt another emotional ‘hit’ was gonna hit Peanut, but I almost choked on the cookie was eating before the page fully loaded. Curious, does cuddle buddies? (Wow, where have I heard that phrase before? I’ll look it up later.) This was an awesome arc, made waiting for the each strip all that more fun.

    • Pokeblue

      Excuse my typing-faster-than-I-can-think. ^^; Sorry.

      *does this make them cuddle buddies?

  43. valerio

    this reminds me of ‘Don’t Cry’ by Asia.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHhrb_FGFww

  44. valerio

    oh, and could please someone help my with the gravatar? Even though I changed it, this computer won’t show the changes, while any other PC does. :(

    • Lax

      I see it, looks cool

      • valerio

        thank you. I think I’ll keep it for a looooong time :D

        • Gaboris

          Now I can see it too. Best avatar ever. X3

    • FuRrY321

      What, the Spot (superdog) image? It’s been there for a bit now.
      Just try refreshing the page until you see it, or clear your browser’s cache.

      • Valerio

        done. works. THX mucho.
        LOVE my new avatar!

        • Lax

          Definitely looks better than the old one :)

  45. ShiroiFox

    Been Loving on this strip since i came across it and I am so glad that this finally happened!
    Awesome Strip, Great Story, and Lovable Characters. What more could someone ask for? Besides to have pets like this of course…

  46. 2MK

    World Record: Longest Arc in a Webcomic

    • Gaboris

      Isn’t that a bit over exaggerated? It is the greatest and the longest in this comic but the world?
      It is 26 strips all in all so I don know… XD

    • TheRay

      Actually, Bittersweet Candy Bowl had an arc at 30 pages and the current is going to be 33 so it’s not the longest, pretty close to what I’ve seen though.

      • CassidyAndBotch

        Sluggy Freelance. Oceans Unmoving.
        Looooooooong arc.

  47. Stevie Maxwell

    Needs ‘double strip’ tag.

    And congrats to Rick and this comic for making WikiFur’s Featured Comic section.

    So… new arc in the new month?

    PS: panel 7 == <3

    • FuRrY321

      ‘double strip’ tag is added now.

    • FuRrY321

      Imma have ta’ go check dat now, k?

      I used to visit WikiFur a lot, but now I think I’ve read all the worthwhile comics that interest me (there are some on there that are… eh… you know. Iffy.)

      • BlueAnubis

        Iffy… that’s one way to put it. I say more along the lines of “Frightening/Disturbing” but that’s just me. (and I’m not just talking about ‘Jack’)

      • FuRrY321

        Or maybe a better term is “effy”? XD

        • Sleet

          I can think of another similar term that describes far too many of those. :/

          • BlueAnubis

            Yes, but the comment blocker would not allow 98% of them, I assume?

  48. Duskyo

    So I got to panel 8, and I was like, “… Oh, he’s paralyzed! Ooooh! … I’m sooooo messed up!”

  49. Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

    Naaawwwww~! That’s… That’s… SO adowibull! :$

  50. ReCreate

    200 comments in 2 hours. wow. just wow. this strip will get the most comments ever. im sure of it.

  51. ReCreate

    what the…only 100 now…WHAT HAPPE-

    • valerio

      you read it wrong, man! I’m keeping an eye on this box and they never went to 200…but give it a few hours…

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Oh noes 0.0
      People who comment on this page mysteriously disappears, mao!

  52. Chip Uni

    This strip wins yet another Crowning Moment Of Awesome. Well done, Rick!

    • Majin-Wolf

      Ah yes another blend of Awesomesauce!! :-)

  53. kuisbright

    *jaw drops*

  54. Psidra

    OMG! COMMENTS DISAPPEARING!! THIS IS NOT FUNNY!!

  55. VM

    Awww… I love that.

  56. Cid

    I absolutely love where this is going

  57. Barry

    Rick Griffin FTW! :D

    Awesome comic, i lurv it ^^

  58. fox-cub-bold

    wow, she’s flattered.

    the last time I showed a girl a picture of a couple I drew over to match our likeness she told me it was “creepy”.

    oh well. females amirite.

  59. Azreail13

    Aww Whoot for the mushies!! Those two are too cute.

  60. TallenMF

    …and we’re already at 135 comments in this. What the eff;

    “We’re not just friends. We’re BEST friends!”

    I loved that. Best part in the whole comic.

    …Altough me wishes Peanut would use his headphones more often now.

  61. othorlimmis

    peanut has been fainting an awfull lot lately, hasnt he?

  62. White Rhino

    I hope to eventually see a “filler” strip with the photograph of Fido and Sabrina being all kissy colored over by Peanut to match Grape and his own fur colors. That would be kind of neat.

    That, and the phrase “Grapenut Shippers” never ceases to make me chuckle. I picture shipping containers filled with cereal and the stoic crews working to make sure it all makes it to your table to become a part of your Balanced Breakfast.

    • Dissension

      There have been some fan-made versions posted in the “Current Comic” thread at the forums (tab above comic).

      Also, Greanut. <3

      • FuRrY321

        That would read “gray nut”, yes?
        I am now reminded of Zombies, for some reason…
        *shudders*

        • Dissension

          I didn’t create the term, so I have no idea of the correct pronunciation, but I assumed GREE-nut.

          Also, zombies? I can handle zombies.

  63. Equidae

    Thanks, Rick!!!!!! Best. Comic. Ever. Enough said.

  64. Draco_2k

    Checkmate in three moves total.

  65. Sockmaster

    Grape’s face in the fourth panel… SOCUTE

    • Gaboris

      In the 4th? Perhaps 2nd, but the 4th is rather scary… XP

      • Hopper200456

        I think he means last panel…

        • Gaboris

          Oh second strip 4th? That’s better. X3

  66. Humey

    I was guessing that they would kiss, but instead of it ending good Max and Tarot would wonder where those two were and end up peeking through the door and seeing Grape kiss Peanut. Then Max would look at Tarot and start crying and say something like “You knew this would happen” then he’d run off.

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Nah, Ah think that Max would break down teh door, drag Tarrot wif him and says: I can play this game to you know!
      An then he gives Tarrot a kiss (at Tarrot’s surprize) and Tarrot would say: I did not see this komming…
      Then they’ll all laugh and have cookies, minya! \\(^o^)//

      COOKIES RULE!

    • Loki Impisi

      Unhappy dramatic ending. Yes. Its to bad they are done kissing though…

  67. Wolf Pup TK

    Okay, Rick, you totally just made my week. Absolutely adorable, sweetest thing I’ve seen in the entire series so far. <3

  68. Zlashdrive

    I would have never expected THIS to happen. Although the art style looks slightly different than normal too, in the second panel grape looks like king with purple fur.

    • Frank

      So she looks adorable! …and purple which people contiously point out is wierd for a cat

  69. Spirit Studios 2010

    And the first reaction to panels 6, 7, and 8 were, “A-hubba, Whaaa…!?”

    I liked how she was all just yelling and then *smooch*.


    wow… that sounded better in my head…

    IT WERE CY00t!

  70. James319

    BEST. UPDATE. EVER.

  71. The American Idiot

    OH. MY. GOD.

    All my Housepets related daydreams have come true, but I feel like I bought a Harley and took home a scooter.

    • Valerio

      I exactly KNOW what you are feeling, buddy.
      yet, logic dictates that this was the only way it could end…for now. Only a tiiiiiiiny string of a hope is left for the future. Who knows?
      But if I could ask Rick for the next romantic development, I’d totally root for King and Sasha :D

      • Argent Stonecutter
        • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

          Naw! <3

        • Gaboris

          I don know why but i still hate that Griffin guy. …What?
          Oh… No-no not you, yer my fave author I was talkin aboot that darn almighty mythical beast griffin…. Realy!

          • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

            Ya meant Pete right, nya! ;p

          • Frank

            That’s allowed. Tarot defined him as “a bit of a jerk”

          • Gaboris

            Oh yeah that brithis lookin guy… don like him at all. >:(

          • Valerio

            hush, Pete has done one thing right: he turned a jerk of a human into an adorable and sympathetic cuddly fuzzball with a heart of gold.

          • Gaboris

            Perhaps not gold, but maybe you’re right. I still don like that style of his with how he treats King… although he may deserve it I still don’t.

          • BlueAnubis

            He hasn’t reached ‘Heart of Gold’ yet. I’d say perhaps ‘Heart of Sterling Silver’ right now, but he’s getting there.

          • Gaboris

            Yeah soo enough, now only Pete’s heart is left. :P

      • Gaboris

        … Kay NOW the DogXEnchantedhumandog is a bit much even for me… But I bet our lil author would make a good enough story for it to change my mind. X3

        • Valerio

          Whichever solution Rick will opt for, I pray he’ll do something to help Sasha out of her abusive relationship with Bino AND the even more abusive ownership she’s suffering. She deserves better than that!

          • Gaboris

            The part aboot her owner is right, but what’s wrong with Bino?
            I was even having dreams aboot helping Sasha… but those were mostly aboot me as a guest character… I almost ruined the mood there. XP

          • Valerio

            So far, Bino has never showed any real consideration for Sasha, rather for when it was necessary for someone to brush his ego. Sasha may be a little frisky when it comes to Fido, but it seems the guy has that effects on all the ‘lady dogs’.
            Sasha is very innocent and sweet, although she may look not like the smartest cookie sometimes. King got it and slept with her out in the cold.

          • Gaboris

            Yeah that’s true Bino does get a bit selfish and/or psycho at times but it’s not only his fault, as you said the other pets tend to forget aboot him and let’s say the trouth no one could handle that so well.
            Yeah Sasha is also close to my hart cuz of that, but I don’ think King had any real feelings for her or like that he just felt sorry for her and wanted to help and he does think like a human so not sure he’d find her attractive. Although Pete did make him forget his own name so who knows… XD

  72. Shoji

    CUUUTEE!!!

  73. Foxpup

    Thats right detonate a hi-yield low altitude terrorist dirty pulse bomb inside the president’s internet… :/ O_O

    Yes it’s random and was board and read the essay that linked to penny arcade lold figure i’d post it cause it was awsome http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/4/19/

    Also that was cool how Grape resolved that situation and not leaving it awkward for Peanut…

    **Grape attacks Peanut with Kiss of death
    **Peanut Fails his Will save and is now paralyzed for 2d12 turns

  74. Foxpup

    kinda like step bro and step sis type of thing, they are raised by the same “parents” so to speak.

    • Gaboris

      Kay-kay let’s call it that then, but still doesn’t mean anythin since they don’ even think aboot eachother like relatives.
      Okay ppl? Done. :p

  75. 2dogandaDJ

    Cool story,bro!

  76. nightroxas67

    awwwww <3 that is so so awwww

  77. Welsh Mullet

    So there’s now a love square?

  78. Silver Dragon ordinence

    BABY BABY BABY OOOOHHH! BABY BABY BABY NOOOO! BABY BABY BABY OHHHHH!
    THOUGHT YOU’D ALWAYS BE MINE mine!

    • Loki Impisi

      HERESSYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *mallet to head*

  79. friendly fur

    The best part? Peanut meant what he said in more of a matter than friendship :)

  80. FlareKitsune

    And so Peanut x Grape was made canon that day. */old grandpa reading a book to grandchildren*

    • Gaboris

      Yeah in the year 3010. X3
      That’s how epic this comic is. :)

      • Hopper200456

        Does that mean rick is immortal?!?!?!

        • Gaboris

          … Ya know I never thought aboot that, but yeah he just might be. X3

          • Hopper200456

            I never thought aBOOT that too!
            XP

          • Gaboris

            I like the friggin accent of the canadians. X3
            So I use that sometimes when on the net. XD

          • Hopper200456

            Sweet.X3

    • Frank

      or so, down in Whoville, they say

  81. Naylorfan90

    D’AWWWWWWW!!! :D This is now, officially, my favorite webcomic evah!

    *kicks Better Days out of the favorite webcomic throne and places Housepets in it*

    I just love how this was handled, and I can’t think of any other way of doing it without messing something up for someone else. Although, I shudder at the thought of what the more devious fans are cooking up even as we speak in terms of fanfiction.
    Also, Peanut’s face in the seventh panel is so CUUUTE!!! <3

  82. akwolf

    I have a feeling this from here out is going to be a little more awkward, isn’t this sort of cheating? Hopefully the romance between the two main characters will not shut off all of the side characters. I also kind of feel some things are still left unfinished (overall not just this strip) like… the story of king if it’s supposed to end or continue. I also kind of saw some original side characters completely disappear for over a month or so! Hope everyone comes back! :3

    • Valerio

      if Tarot’s prophecy counts something, the ‘romance’ thing is far from being resolved, but for now let’s be happy that many things have been made clear between those two. I’ll keep rooting for a full relationship unless rick himself says ‘never!’ loud and clear… But I guess he’ll keep teasing us on this… :)

      • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

        Of-coarse he does that, nya! ^w^
        How else can he get us hooked on Housepets, minya! ;p

        • Valerio

          rick griffin, master of awesome and cunning!

          • Silver Dragon ordinence

            You can say that again!

            (don’t actually say “that” or “rick griffin, master of awesome and cunning!” again. it would be annoying.)

      • Justice193

        … though I get what you are referring to, it’s not a prophecy, just a warning; “you can go out with one or the other, but you can’t go out with both… and if it helps you decide: I like Peanut”

  83. Frank

    Before I read any of the comments, let me just get one thing out of my system:

    Thaaaaaaaaaat’s so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o cuuuuuuuuuuuuute! All of it! Every panel! Every..

    Okay, I’m better now.

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      That’s the same reaction Ah had Frankey-boy, nya! X3

      • Silver Dragon ordinence

        same

    • Silver Dragon ordinence

      especially the… 7th!

      1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th…

  84. Salenstormwing

    Awwwwwwwwwww.

    Yeah, that seems to be a popular comment today. But it’s true.

    Awwwwwwwwwww.

  85. Legendario 777

    Hello everyone, this is El Legendario reporting back from work and…..and …what is that what I am seeing ?
    *Stares at the double comic*
    “…”
    AAAAAWWWWW !!!!!!!
    FINALLY !
    Took you so long , Mr. Rick !!!

  86. Silver Dragon ordinence

    What will happen after grape walks max home!? Tricky, tricky!

    This has to be like the world record for posts to a web comic. There are like a million comments*.

    * compliments

    • Gaboris

      Not yet. The two previous strips are way over 300 alsmost at 400. XD
      This’ll need some time. ;)

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Got all weekend.

        • Gaboris

          Hehe well the “I thought you knew” is over 400 now since I done some “late commenting”. X3

  87. Nubis

    OMG That was so cute! I am crying over here!!!

    • Valerio

      I ain’t ashamed of admitting I did too.

  88. Lightwolf21

    There have been quite a few comments on this one <– Understatement of the year? It's only been about 10 hours since it was posted, and there's already this many. This will most likely be a New Record! Especially since we have the whole weekend before the next one.

  89. doctorwhofan91011

    Soooooo….does this mean they are dating, kiss buddies or just friends? It feels slightly vague to me

    • Silver Dragon ordinence

      what is a kiss buddy?

      • Frank

        I think it’s someone who it’s OK to kiss with, but not go to dinner, talk about eachother, nor anything else.

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Ah think they R bosom-buddies, nya!
      Just like mah beshtesh friend and meh, nya! Ah totally adore her 2, nya!
      But dun want a love relation any moar. Ah used to have the same feelings as Peanut has fur Grape for her, nya!
      But Nao, Ah just wanna share happiness wif her rather then a relationship, nya! ~^w^~

    • Gaboris

      They are as before, best friend in the world, and what’s a little mushiness between friends right? :) Perhaps later it’ll go somewhere. X3

  90. ohman

    They are quite a cute couple.

    • Loki Impisi

      HERESY!!!!!!!!!!!!! *ohman is hit with heretic crusher mallet*

  91. Em

    those headphones look really cute on peanut

    • Aerix "the Twilight" Spades

      Maybe a good gimmick fur Peanut, nya! ;p
      Just like Fido wif his sunglasses X3

    • FuRrY321

      I wonder, if Rick will make them a (semi-)permanent accessory? We all seem to like ‘em, and as Aerix already pointed out, Fido has his sunglasses.

    • Justice193

      not as cute as that kittens attempt at an evil laugh :D

  92. Lloxie

    <3! This is now my favorite strip, for uber cuteness levels.

  93. GameCobra

    Behold Sandwich mushiness! <3

    Very happy for this resolution. Now i can't wait to see what the future holds =3

  94. GameCobra

    Behold! Sandwich mushiness! in all it’s glory! <3

    Can't wait to see how this turns out in the future. i have so much anticipation for this comic now i don't know where to begin, but at least i can say everything is going to look awesome in the future.

  95. GameCobra

    Behold! Sandwich mushiness!
    Can’t wait to see how this has an affect in the future for them. so many possiblities, so much humor!

    • BlueAnubis

      Gentlemen. Behold! Multiple comments!

    • Hopper200456

      Hmm… Yummy sandwich…

      • GameCobra

        I’m never posting a comment from work again -_-;

  96. BlueAnubis

    Well, I was able to read everything and I saw “I swoon over lions and tigers..” and I began to wonder, “Does she swoon every time they visit Shardul at the zoo?” and “What if the zoo had lions a new lion exhibit? It’d be, to the cats, what Miles’ family is to the dogs, Animal Kingdom Movie Stars.”

  97. Gaboris

    And so I’d say it’s official, the “I thought you knew” strip is over 400 comments. XD
    … Yeah-yeah I made some late commenting so what? XD

  98. Authur

    *does what little female vocals are in “What is Love*

    …no, for real. This is pretty good. To be honest, I never really had this feeling of wanting to see characters in a comic strip psychologically before. It’s pretty refreshing to have this kind of love interesty kinda stuff that either makes you wonder what they’ll say, what others say, or how other romances are going, at least from my viewpoint.

    …and yeah, I admit to liking Peanut’s earlier style over this current one, but not only have I warmed up to this style…but you really made him cool with those headphones. Kind of like the eyelashes for Grape, that little detail seems to matter a lot more than you’d expect cosmetically.

  99. ABEL "midnight-fox"

    i can imagin whats gona hapend after this, peanut is gona act different to grape and he is gona embarece her in some way or another, and then grape is gona tell peanut that they are just gona stay best friends and nothing els… then again, i dont think i have ever seen rick making something clasic in hes comic, you never know whas gona hapend in the next stripe, and thank god for that, clasic is boring.

  100. Heywulf

    Grape is… is acting so sophisticated about their friendship — that is astonishing to see in a comic strip. And both Peanut & Grape are being very open to each other about their feelings towards others. They are actually acting like they have a close friendship. This is so unexpectedly mature (compared to many other stories) that I find it to be funny. (And touching. And kissing.) 8)

    I’ve become a fan of “Housepets!” It took me a while to get through the introduction of the rules of the setting, and the relations between the humans and the housepets. And it takes a while to learn all the distinct characters. This has become really, really enjoyable to view.

    • Frank

      Grape’s role is that of the older and wiser character, so she kind of has to be sophisticated. (However, according to the cast page, she is technically younger)

      • Gaboris

        Girls are normaly more mature so that may add something. :)

  101. james

    EPIC WIN

  102. SIlivenist

    I think Grape and Peanut should still get together, Max and Tarot end up together. But still, very cute and I hope for more on this arc.

    • Naylorfan90

      Hehe, I feel the same way, concerning both Peanut/Grape and Max/Tarot.

      Although…hmmm…………have Tarot and King met yet?

      • Valerio

        methinks king is made for Sasha

        • Gaboris

          I still think that King’s a human insede that doggy body so… :)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            In the Housepets universe they’re all “people” whether they’re hominids or canids.

            I mean, if you want to be really realistic the whole “sapient pet” schtick is kinds creepy.

          • Valerio

            I agree with Agent Stonecutter, here. Rick is working magic with a strip focused on FEELINGS and not on ’species’, ‘bro/sis relationship’ et similia. King can be a good companion for Sasha because of what shines in his heart, not for anatomical reasons. So let’s stop here certain speculations, hein? They also give Rick a bad name

          • Gaboris

            … hmmmmm… Well okay you have a point there, although I still don’ like the idea.
            But I have trust in the story and our great author. :)

        • Naylorfan90

          Well, I do too, but I’m just curious about whether Tarot would be able to know that King used to be human. That would make for an interesting future plot…

          • Gaboris

            Was havin the same thoughts, but I think she’d know what King has gone through andwouldn’t make a big fuss… or she wouldn’t know and make a big fuss… but it would be hard for the others to belive… XD

      • Hopper200456

        WOW!I thought I was alone!(With the idea for Tarot/Max!!!

  103. Ace

    Heh, this is pretty cute. I love the motor functions line XD

  104. MelSkunk

    Aww aww AWWWW!~This is sweet

  105. Hopper200456

    IN YOUR FACE MAX & GRAPE FANS!!!
    Sorry,I have been waiting for this sense I found out that Grape was
    a girl….I am kinda exited…XO
    \\(i i)//
    O

    • Gaboris

      Oh come on, they said they like the ones they are together with more on the line of relationships, but they are best friends and they had everything already for a relationship so why change? Course no one knows what the story will bring. Only our fave author. ;)

      • Hopper200456

        Yes,But I hope they still end up together…

        • Valerio

          Make that two of us. Give it time, Hopper, give it time…

          • Justice193

            … can’t please everyone. *looks at your avatars* but I’d say you should be happy enough for now :P

          • Gaboris

            We’ll just have to wait and see how things will go. ;)

          • TheDoldEEE

            Hehe… good friendships are what turn into lasting relationships, so i cant wait!

    • Pokeblue

      Lol, be nice.

  106. Hopper200456

    Can you see my new avatar?

    • Gaboris

      Not yet. Sorry. Try to refresh or empty íour browsers cache… At least that worked for Valerio. :)

      • Hopper200456

        Browser cache?

        • Valerio

          ‘tools’ – ‘cancel recent chronology’ – cancel all.

        • Valerio

          I see your avatar now.
          Looks like someone had my same idea…

          • Gaboris

            Hmmmm… wierd bur I see the old avis from both of you… I’ll try to refressh too.

    • wingedwolfgirl

      Hold down the SHIFT key, and hit REFRESH on the top of Your Browser.

      -this lovey piece of info is borrowed from Argent Stonecutter

    • Gaboris

      Now I can… but only on my other comp so the cache flush thing didn’t work… XP

  107. wingedwolfgirl

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *throws arms up and head back*

    just friends is a good way to go!
    Igottagofindsometecnotodance2noaw!!!

  108. iHavezMyBirdo

    Awww~

  109. Kume

    I love penut’s face in panel 7. this is such a sweet page. ^^ <3

    • Kume

      aww and I even spelled his name wrong. DANGIT!

      PEANUT!*

    • Naylorfan90

      I too love Peanut’s face in the sevnth panel. Actually, I’m surprised it hasn’t been made into an avatar yet.

  110. FuRrY321

    I’m very glad it turned out like this. Not just relieved, like, actually glad.

    Every x number of days I’ll check this comic, then wish that I could speed up time for Rick (or slow everyone else down) so that multiple comics would be waiting for me at once.
    I’ll just be thankful Rick updates as fast as he does. :)

  111. KennyT

    Cute as always. You certainly never disappoint Rick.

    • Frank

      Why would we ever dissapoint him?

  112. Justice193

    Dang it, no cliff-hanger… oh well, masterfully executing all of the choices at once… well done Rick, I’ll be honest, I didn’t think you’d hit every one of those challenges up :)

    well, to be honest, only partly hitting #1 and #2, but either way :D

  113. ReCreate

    GLANCE AT THE LAST FRAME FOR A SPLIT SECOND

    what did you see. :P

    lol

    • Dissension

      A mustache?

    • Frank

      Grape’s… about to fall off the bed? Or are you referring to how her tail is nearly upright?

    • Loki Impisi

      HERESY!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gaboris

      I also don’ get it… :P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I don’t know. Her muzzle looks shorter than usual? Is that the angle?

    • Sylum

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one XD

    • FuRrY321

      Answer to the unknown:
      01000111 01110010 01100001 01110000 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101111 01101011 01110011 00100000 01101100 01101001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01110011 01101000 01100101 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101111 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101111 01110000 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01010000 01100101 01100001 01101110 01110101 01110100

      • FuRrY321

        And yes that is a real answer. But I’m not telling you what it means. :D

      • Gaboris

        HEY that’s not fair, just because I wanted to help. XP
        Still I saw that pic at first and thought the same thing. :)
        BTW I still help: ASCII code. :p

      • Justice193

        *…. a quick visit to a binary translator later*

        I remembered that they were on a seat, which only she is on now… you bad bad boy.

        • Gaboris

          Lucky you, I made it all by hand. XD

      • Argent Stonecutter

        4920677565737320696620796F75205245414C4C592077616E7420746F207365652069742074686174207761792E

        • Frank

          Hexadecimal? And only to remind him of personal freedom? Isn’t that a bit too much, Argent?

          • FuRrY321

            It’s fine. I enjoy coded messages, anyway (as long as I have a translator!) XD

          • Gaboris

            Hey, I got deleted for writin somethin like that… or I may have said some forbidden keywords… XP

    • Pokeblue

      Hm….a slight Lion King reference?

      • Frank

        You mean the “pinned ya again” scene? Could work…

  114. T-65X

    Awesome comic!!

  115. SamiwolfKo

    FINALLY.

    • Hopper200456

      I know right?

      • SamiwolfKo

        Mhm

  116. Argent Stonecutter

    350 comments, and still on the first page.

  117. BillyMT

    I wasn’t expecting things to be like that :3

    A toast for Peanut’s collapse! It was for a good cause! XD

  118. HonorèDerazey

    Rick! I got an idea for your comic!! Every time someone falls, gets knocked out, etc. you should make Mr. Toasty pop out from the corner of the panel! THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! =DD

    • Justice193

      and take you out of the story >.>…

      • FuRrY321

        Wait, when was he ever in it?! O.O

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Who?

      • Frank

        Apparently, there is (or was) a “waffle world”-style chain that serves toast, and has slice of bread with hands, feet, eyes and mouth as its mascot: Mr. Toasty

  119. J.J.

    Peanut: “Oh, and Grape?”

    Grape: “Yes Peanut?”

    Peanut (begins to croon): “Don’t sit under the Apple Tree, with anyone else, but me. Anyone else, but me. Anyone else, but me. NO NO NO…”

    • Hopper200456

      ???

      • J.J.

        It’s the lyrics from a old love song, from WWII; sung by The Andrews Sisters. :-)

    • FuRrY321

      Who knows, maybe an apple will fall not far from the tree, bonking one of ‘em on the head.

      And I didn’t get the reference either, Hopper.

      • Dissension

        It’s a song. About fidelity. Popular during World War II. *grumbles about young people*

        • Hopper200456

          Young people ROCK!

          • Gaboris

            Yeah and old ppl classicise… I just made up a word! Not bad. XD

          • Frank

            Old people divide things into classes?

          • Gaboris

            Nah I just made up the “to ROCK” words classic wersion. X3
            Yer not comming with programing stuff again right? XD

  120. Bella the Cat

    LOVE this page. It’s beautiful. ;w;

    Also, I was wondering – Is Peanut’s collar supposed to be grey in the 5th panel?

    Anyway, can’t wait til Monday! Looking forward to seeing what happens next!

    • CassidyAndBotch

      Those are the headphones completely covering the collar.

      • FuRrY321

        And that is the hair completely covering your avatar’s ears XD

        • CassidyAndBotch

          I’m pretty sure that’s a wig, considering I’ve never seen it connected to the back of his head.

          • FuRrY321

            Okay, it’s a wig (like the one you see judges of old wear), but I just said that because it was a bit like your comment.

            “the… completely covering…”

            …ya know?

  121. ShiLin

    Almost 400 comments~~for the sweetness~~
    and I see the promise of many more akward situations in this comic……

    • Pokeblue

      It’s now over 400. :D

  122. Hopper200456

    Has my Av. Changed yet?

    • Majin-Wolf

      No, its still the same Hopper!! ^^

      • Hopper200456

        Hmmm…Sadness…

        • ShiLin

          It changed now, but, isn’t someone already used this? Or it doesn’t matter at all?

          • Valerio

            I was tht f–t to use it. But I understand if someone else does: This IS a most populare image for an avatar so far in the comic :

  123. Indagare

    The 400!

    Well, at least he can be more casual around Grape now, hopefully.

    • Gaboris

      Okay now that’ something noticeable. Tell the trouth I didn’ think it would get so high, but lucky I was wrong. :)

  124. Anthroguy101

    I would say at this point that the comic has a pretty sizable fanbase.

  125. Hoheh

    Anybody else have a grin after the beginning of the second row?

    • Valerio

      …that’s why my coworker at office was looking at me and asking why the funny face…All morning long…

  126. DarkCloud

    *pauses* ah cant breath help~

  127. GeminiDragon

    oh….this feels like in some level this was kool, but in another level it leaves you still feel thwarted.

    • Gaboris

      I other words perfect. :3

  128. ReCreate

    who here thinks it should have been on the lips? :p

    • GameCobra

      I think she’s saving that one =3

      • Gaboris

        Same here. X3

    • Flexico

      He probably would have DIED of a massive coronary if she had done that. XDD

    • Hopper200456

      I do!More for the future!

  129. Albireo the mad

    This is now my favorite moment in ‘Housepets!’. *Makes a copy on his computer.* Love it!

  130. ABEL "midnight-fox"

    more than 400 coments on this, thats amazing.

    ALL PRAISE THE MIGHTY RICK GRIFFIN.

  131. Cid

    This will be a monument as to how much the readers of Housepets! love mushy stuff. 500 posts are so imminent the only way it’s not achieved is by the appearance of a new comic.

    • Gaboris

      Well there’s still 1,5 days left for around 45 comments so it’s not impossible. ;)

      • Frank

        By “1,5 days” do you mean “one point five days”? Or is it “one or five days”?

        • Rick Griffin

          I am pretty sure he is using the european version of the decimal point

          • Gaboris

            Yeah I am sorry. So till monday 0:00 hour… but yeah this is already outdated. XD
            So maybe in the next 9 hours it’ll get to 600… but that’s realy overdoing it… spec that I’m the one with almost 100 comments. XP

  132. Flexico

    It seems like the whole archive has been leading up to this. ^_^ But what does Rick have in store next?! =O

  133. konnexi

    Daww~~ so cute! And poor Peanut. His motor skills failed him when he needed it.

  134. Hoheh

    Max and Tarot might make a decent couple… Lovers who lost their target love interest. And found each other. Heh.

    • Hopper200456

      I think they should end up!

  135. Hoheh

    I still want Daisy to get some character development, but this comic was awesome enough.

    • Frank

      She’s the kind of dog that gives the raccoons trash on Christmas! What more do you need to know?

      • FuRrY321

        I want to know if she can say anything other than “Hi, I’m Daisy!”
        Then again, that would deviate drastically from the original model, don’t you think? ;)

        • Gaboris

          True. Daisy is just perfet the way she is. X3

  136. Enty

    Hrmm, 90% of the comments here had a “d’aww” in some way, shape or form. 75% of us are GrapeNut fans… that’s gotta say somethin’ :D

    Oh, and d’awwww~<3

    • FuRrY321

      D’awwwwww!

      There, that’s my contribution. You can make that 90.1% now XD

      • ReCreate

        D’awwwwww! 90.2% ill guess. :P

        • CassidyAndBotch

          Not counting this, there are 36 “aww”s. (Found using copy-paste and MS Word search feature)
          Awwwwwwwww~ !

          • CassidyAndBotch

            To give a contrast, there are 91 appearances of the string “gaboris”.
            WAY TO GO MAN :D :D :D

          • FuRrY321

            Couldn’t you have just used your browser’s “find” feature? AFAIK, all browsers (including IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.) have a “Find” or “Page Search” feature, usually enabled by pressing “Ctrl-F”.

          • Gaboris

            Hehe why thx, I may have gone overboard with commenting, but I got a bit addicted cuz of these last strips. X3

  137. Xu-kitty

    Awwwwwhhh! <3 <3 <3

  138. FlareKitsune

    456 comments. Good god. O.O

    • Rick Griffin

      Don’t be so surprised, about half of them are people commenting on how many comments there are.

      • Gaboris

        Well what did you expect with over 460 comment less than two days and such a great stip no wonder every second comment freak is there to remind you of it… with me on the lead sorry. XD

        • Gaboris

          And the other half is about saying “awwwww”, reposting the deleted comments or just spamming their own comments with for extra info… like me… sorry again. XP

      • ReCreate

        heh. XD

    • wingedwolfgirl

      any1 up to going for 500? ;)

      • Gaboris

        I’m on the way!!! XD

        • Majin-Wolf

          With this much comments, Housepets has truly touched our hearts!!! ;-)

          • Rick Griffin

            Well, the hearts of about 11 people who really like posting comments

          • Gaboris

            Awwww, come on why ruin the fun man? XD

      • JB

        Man, this is a lot of comments.

  139. Squival

    D’aWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  140. petitcake

    XD omg, I think this must be the most popular strip to date.
    Also, so so cute! ; 3; <33

  141. Majin-Wolf

    Lets just say that Peanut and Grape do get together and things work out at the end do you guys think they will decide to marry each other in the near future? I mean if you think about it people in our modern world has done some crazy things for their pets like “wedding” ceremonies! It could work out or not who knows!! :-)

    • Gaboris

      Hmmmmm… yeah I totally forgot aboot that thought…
      I don’ know why, but even in the Housepets universe that would be too much for my taste. XD

    • ShiLin

      eh…probably not. I hope.

    • CassidyAndBotch

      Well, they did have a party for Fido’s return, so it would make sense to have a party when two of them get married…
      Which brings up the question, will Fido go down in history as a popular guy who for some reason never got married?

      • Gaboris

        Better question, what will the others say if they find out about Fido and Sabrina? :D
        Since they mus… should (no arguing with the writing X3). That would be an awesome twist again. :)

  142. That Dude

    creepy thing to think about, they’re considered brother and sister by the fact that they call both their owners “Mom and Dad”.
    But it’s still totally frekaing ADORABLE!
    I love how Grape acts in the last panel

    • FuRrY321

      Hey, they’re dog and cat.

      Of course it’s going to be adorable. :D

  143. Arcanine

    Tarot knew it all along… no wonder she told Grape she should accept Peanut truly in her heart.

  144. gatherer818

    I’m surprised (well, not really) that no one pointed out how ridiculously cute Peanut is in panels 1 and 3. I realize panel 7 is the focus of attention, of course, but embarrassed Peanut is priceless =D

  145. Kamron

    500 comments? Gosh, I want to celebrate this somehow, but I can’t figure out how.

    Party party?

    • Gaboris

      YEAH! I’ll bring the drinks. (No alcohol. Who knows who’s underage on the net. XD)

      • Majin-Wolf

        Exactly this is a PG environment! ^^

        • Gaboris

          Yaaay! Someone who understands. X3

    • Frank

      How? Put a hat on your avatar! A party hat that says 500! :)

  146. ShiLin

    500 comments? Didn’t see that coming……
    And the love square will be interesting……

  147. ReCreate

    @_@
    knew it. who here wants to bet 600? :P

    • Gaboris

      Even I think that we’re over doing this whit this spamming all the time. XP

  148. Hoheh

    The number of comments hints at how many fans were secretly (or not) waiting for this to happen.

    • Dissension

      Apparently, it was about a dozen. xD

      • Gaboris

        Pls don’ be a party crasher. XD
        Altough yeah most of the comments are spam… XP

  149. supuhstar

    8D FINALLY!!!! ^-^

  150. Zaehlas

    I’m thinking that Rick has known about this like forever, and has been sitting on this info, thinking, how are the fans going to respond.

    And in a few days time, the “D’AAAAAAAAAW” was heard around the world.

    And it was good.

    • Gaboris

      Or he just wanted to let the story get to the right point. :)

    • Frank

      So… the Battle of Concord & Lexington was “the shot heard round the world”…
      and this strip is the “D’aww heard round the world”?

    • CassidyAndBotch

      Lexington was just terrorists trying to sound like the guys from 300. The d’awws actually are read round the world.
      I wuv the wide wide wonderful wacky world of web.

  151. Parattchi

    I did a double-take with panel 5, looked like Peanut was copping a feel for a sec. I was like 0.o

  152. DuoHimura

    Hm… I am torn between my desire for Peanut and Grape to actually end up together and my sense that this solution is far more clever and unique.

    Bravo, Rick, for taking this thread in a really unexpected direction, and giving your characters credit enough to manage their feelings in a pretty mature way. I mean this strip follows on the heels of a temper tantrum, but -this- part is mature XD.

    I mean, from most stories, I would expect this to lead into some sort of “best friend + mushy = romance” idea, or else some sort of difficulties with the current significant others that would eventually get Peanut and Grape together, but really that feels too soap opera for this comic, and I get the sense it isn’t where this is going. At any rate I feel like it’d be executed with more grace than that.

    So yeah, eagerly awaiting what’s going to happen next with this.

    • FuRrY321

      I think Rick’s main goal (well, one of them, anyway :D ) is to make sure this comic does not turn into a soap opera.

      Because that would just ruin it.

      Now, I’m going to be a good little boy and wait at least 10 hours before posting any more comments. :P

  153. Weebz

    I’m VERY late in the game for saying this, but…

    D’AWWWWWWWWWWW

  154. zanit

    This i belive is the best page i’ve seen in the whole comic :Q____ if it stops updateing imma die D: It just got uber good

  155. Ki

    Aww, cute strip!

    …..darn it.

    Game.

    • BlueAnubis

      ARRGH! you make me lose!

      I must now nom on your legs for a few minutes.
      *NOMNOMNOM*

  156. ReCreate

    I knew there were going to be 500 comments. XD Who wants to be that there will be 600 by the next comic? Only ~40 more!

    Also, What KI said. This. This this this. :P

    • wingedwolfgirl

      Comments, now up to 575.
      and counting! @_@

      • ReCreate

        Yeah, we MIGHT reach 600 before commenting is disabled.(few days after)

  157. Wolfspawn

    Wow so many replies!! and just….DAAAAW! Perfect way to finish my day! Reading ”housepts” makes my day full ^^

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful comic!

  158. Ze

    awe :3
    I’m still rootin or them to be together though.

  159. Hoheh

    In hindsight, of the endings I thought of, this was my favorite, but I almost expected pain. Grape really is nice to Peanut, all things considered. Even when mad at him, if her character quote is any indication. Hooking up or not, they seem like they’ll be close regardless. Arguments and nap intrusions notwithstanding. Apologie if this is considered spam, everyone.

  160. CassidyAndBotch

    I finally realized how to sum up how much I love this comic (in general, not just today’s).
    http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3369/1256441368133.png

    • ctcmjh

      yes

    • FuRrY321

      This.

  161. Solario the Visored

    Okay, I jumped the gun.
    NOW Peanut has the ending scene from V for Vendetta going on in his head.
    Explosive fireworks and 1812 Overture for all! :D :D :D

    …Still kinda wish they could be *together* together, but oh, well…
    Close enough; confessed feelings of affection FTW.
    Que sera, sera. :)

    *Suddenly slaps hands on table and points dramatically* “AFFECTION!!” :3

    I think I’m using too many smilies. D:
    THEY’RE OUT OF CONTROL!!! :( :) :D D: TT_TT O~O :P :’( ;)

  162. King

    So…Does this mean they’re finally together?

  163. TheDoldEEE

    Ah! Finally, those two needed to get together in the story… Now what will happen next :3

    • JB

      Correct if I’m wrong, but I think Max and Grape are still going out.

      • TheDoldEEE

        Not everything lasts forever tho..
        As I said in another comment, it’s the great friendships that turn into lasting relationships, so maybe eventually…
        COME ON I JUST STARTED READING THE COMIC LAST NIGHT, READ LITERALLY EVERY PAGE AND GET THIS HAPPY ENDING TO MY SPREE! HOW CAN LIFE GET BETTER?!
        …And I got obsessed. In one night. I don’t even know what the update schedule is, can anyone help meh out?
        Ok, speech done.

  164. JB

    I’m a bit satisfied with the outcome. Glad the pup feels fine…I think after he recovers falling to the floor.

  165. TAEKWONDODUDE

    lol, i got hooked that fast as well.

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