Hot And Bothered
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  1. psychoJoker36

    Pants? WHERE!?

    • rWolf1991

      What are you talking about?

      • psychoJoker36

        Alt text

        • rWolf1991

          Oh ok. One bad thing about reading comics on your itouch.
          No alt text! :(

          • psychoJoker36

            Yeah, that would be problematical

          • rWolf1991

            I just ran downstairs to my comp just to read the alt text! XD

          • psychoJoker36

            And that is called devotion

          • rWolf1991

            Or obession!!
            And it doesn’t help that I got out of my bed too! :P

          • BlueAnubis

            I have that same problem on my Droid. Perhaps Froyo will fix it when it comes out.

          • FuRrY321

            It seems Alt Text won’t work on many portable devices. It also does not work on my Wii or PSP.

          • kingisawsome

            same here. i tried looking at it on my WII it wouldnt work

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Maybe there’s a Safari/Chrome/Whatever plugin like Greasemonkey, so you can patch it to move the alt text to a caption.

            Or maybe rick can add a button to show the alt text for people with PDAs…

          • psychoJoker36

            Or just do what Wolf did and bumrush your computer in the middle of the night. I know *I* sit here mashing F5 waiting for it to come out

          • Dr. Prower

            I like alt text. And glomps.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            @psychoJoker36 – Yeah, but you’re psycho.

          • psychoJoker36

            That is a well kept secret Argent. How did you deduce it?

          • Turaiel

            It’s not alt text, it’s title text. Corrections aside, King is still the …fourth best character, next to Grape, Peanut, and Sasha. :D

          • Argent Stonecutter

            @Psycho – Lateral thinking. I keep my laterals in good shape by jumping to conclusions!

          • psychoJoker36

            Great exorcising

          • FuRrY321

            @Turaiel
            I’ll have to argue about that one. That’s why you have to put “arguably” in front of “fourth best”. :)

          • AflacMan13

            Or instead of using a Wii or PSP to surf the web u could just…

            BUY A COMPUTER!!!

          • rWolf1991

            Ya let’s review what I said” I ran downstairs to my COMPUTER”!!!!

            Whoever said we didn’t have a computer?

          • Evil-Dog

            @Turaiel I do web programming and it’s called alt text not title text

            oh and king is the best by far

          • Blue_Elite

            Confirming it’s called “Alt Text”
            http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AltText

          • Frank

            In this comic,
            Alt text = “hey look a pair of pants”
            title text = “Hot and Bothered”

            I think what Tuariel was trying to say is that he liked the title text better than the alt text

    • Teh Brawler

      Right there, next to King’s head

      • psychoJoker36

        I know. I was making a D.S.A.S. joke

        • Teh Brawler

          I keep forgetting that facetiousness on my part doesn’t translate well over the internet :P

    • Frank

      *pant, pant, pant, pant* don’t *pant* worry, *pant*, we’ll find them, *pant, pant*, when *pant* we *pant* get there! *pant, pant* Just keep running!

      • PyreCanine

        *pants*

        • psychoJoker36

          *khakis*

        • Inu225

          *jeans*

        • HonorèDerazey

          *Abercrombie*?

          • PyreCanine

            Ew, no.

          • HonorèDerazey

            You’re right. Abercrombie stores make me feel dirty because of all the picture of men with their shirts off.

          • psychoJoker36

            IT”S WEEGEE!!!

          • Dr. Prower

            You are all weegee now.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Oh, c’mon. That’s just an internet meme, everyone knows those aren’t rea- *Notices weegee looking at him*
            *screen goes to weegee*
            *screen goes to back to Honorè*
            *screen goes to back to weegee*
            *screen goes to Honorè with a weegee face*

          • seara117

            @Honore-Funny Avi.

        • Turaiel

          *underwear*

          • melskunk

            *capris*

          • Valerio

            Turaiel, your avatar brings me sad memories :(

        • Argent Stonecutter

          *dockers*

        • Chiry

          *slacks*

          • Dr. Prower

            *khakis*

          • Dr. Prower

            oh wait, that one was done already lol. um…

            *shorts*

        • WingedWolfGirl

          *Cargo*

        • Argent Stonecutter

          *dookers*

      • Rags

        *lederhosen *

      • Frank

        Uh, *trousers*?

  2. IceKitsune

    Heck yea! Kings a ladykiller

    • Dr. Prower

      this

      • Argent Stonecutter

        is truth!

      • psychoJoker36

        No. Dr. or not, you have NO right to use that. It’s been copywritten

        • Dr. Prower

          by who?

          • psychoJoker36

            ReCreate

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You can’t copyright a word.

          • Frank

            How about trademark it?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Only if you use it in trade.

          • psychoJoker36

            If Paris Hilton can copywrite “That’s hot”, then ReCreate can copywrite “This” as a standalone statement

          • Argent Stonecutter

            She trademarked it. And she uses it in trade.

  3. Frank

    LOL. “Argh! Shut up Fox! Wait, you mean I’m actually cute now?”

    • Dr. Prower

      lol

  4. PyreCanine

    Having all that fur must suck in the summer. :( BUT IT’S SO FLUFFY

    • Frank

      Quick! Hide the razors!

      • FuRrY321

        Razors turn a perfectly cute dog into a not-so-cute dog :(

        DON’T DO IT, FRANK!!!

        • Chip Uni

          Or into a poodle.

          No matter what the original breed was.

          • PyreCanine

            Ew poodle cuts. I don’t even know why people would do that to their dogs. Hell my dog gets annoyed when we thin out her coat.

          • Frank

            It’s supposed to help them swim, but modern poodle owners might just happen to be morons

          • Musimba

            I owned a standard poodle. Smart dog. Gave him a poodle cut once. After looking in the mirror at his new hairdo, he hid under the bed for three days. That was the first and last time that poodle got a poodle cut.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s not the fur, it’s the lack of sweat glands.

      It seems to me that if dogs really had opposable thumbs, every single lawn sprinkler in the city would be on all summer long. There’s no rolled-up newspaper made that could maintain order.

      • MrMutt

        Bah, that’s what masters are for. Just hand them the hose and they’ll squit you with it. At least that’s what my dog does.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          That’s like the telekinesis our cats use. Stare at the door/food bowl/new toy long enough and the humans will get/open it for you.

          • MrMutt

            Well, telekinesis isn’t that effective with me. Ask the cats. So, my dog has learned to just pick the hose up and thrust it into my hand.

      • PyreCanine

        It’s the combination of both. And technically dogs/cats can sweat through their paws but it doesn’t really do much, if anything at all. *they make cute imprints on my wood floors though :3*

        • Dr. Prower

          the cute imprints on my floor are usually made of wet dirt.

    • Dr. Prower

      fluffy, fluffy, fluffy…

    • Valerio

      NEED to scritch King under is throat!!!

  5. IZander

    *cue Celine dions (sp) heart will go on as Sasha skips through the meadows toward King*

  6. Frank

    Hey, I like the effect of the leaves’ not-all-covering shadow. How did you do it?

    • psychoJoker36

      With his sheer awesomeness

    • PyreCanine

      There’s a preset texture in CS*insert #2~4*

    • Buckdida

      I’d probably do that with another layer that’s darker in color (gray, perhaps) and lower its opacity greatly. That could create the desired effect; the hard part is making it look real with the gaps in the leaves and such.

      • PyreCanine

        and always remember to not go overboard ;o it’s similar to highlights in a sense.

      • Rick Griffin

        Layer is navy blue, actually, with opacity at about 30%. I colored over everything that might be in shadow, locked the transparency and used a white brush that has a leaf pattern to scribble around, then another one to color the blue back in some. Then I took a solid brush and colored in the rest of the shadow underneath the characters.

        • Dr. Prower

          Another epic explanation of awesomeness by Rick.

        • HonorèDerazey

          *Shakes head in agreement as if he knows what he’s talking about which he really doesn’t*

          • Frank

            It’s simple, all you gotta do is connect the flux capacitor to the mesmerglobber and, no wait…

        • Frank

          ….
          Wow
          ….
          Of course, I see it now, but coming up wihth it is the hard part, isn’t it? With all the detail, you can’t really tell it’s solid under the characters.

          You…are…awesome!

    • falcon01

      I agree, its an awsome effect!

  7. rWolf1991

    Ya summer is only good for BBQing and swimming!

    • Frank

      “Honey, did you remember to mow the lawn?” ;)

      • rWolf1991

        Maybe…
        Ok no! It just too hot mom!!! :P

        stupid CA weather!

        • kingisawsome

          If you ever visit Arizona dont go in the summer it gets up to 120 degrees F

        • rWolf1991

          Well now I don’t feel so bad for myself!
          Srry guys! :(

        • Dr. Prower

          I don’t want to mow the lawn either.

  8. JesusWasAGamer

    He’s already got Sasha. What else does he need? :D

    • Frank

      I think it hadn’t crossed his mind that Sasha might actually like him

      • IceKitsune

        This is probably true. Since he used to be human it probably hadn’t crossed his mind that any of the females in the neighborhood could be attracted to him

        • Argent Stonecutter

          … until this moment. :)

          • Dr. Prower

            You hear that, King? The ladies might think you’re cute!

      • Dr. Prower

        Maybe it will…we just have to wait and see how this arc goes.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I’m pretty sure Bino’s got Sasha actually or more likely vice versa. I don’t see Sasha inviting King over for cuddles in the doghouse, sham-pagne and possibily a slow-motion pillow fight.

      • Dr. Prower

        It’s vice-versa.

        • Dr. Prower

          also, Sasha slow-motion pillow fight = win.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      King x Tarot!

      • Dr. Prower

        Peanut would not like that lol

        • Valerio

          It would be good to him. He needs GRAPE!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Truth. Tarot / Peanut / Grape / Max is already a “very strange family”.

          • Littleaeris

            Agreed! King and Tarot would actually be an interesting couple too..

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Speaking of Tarot, if they played Pridelands in the summer so they were all imagining being African animals adapted to the heat… would they feel as hot?

          • Dr. Prower

            King and Tarot together…they would be kinda cute.

          • Dr. Prower

            Well hang on a second, If King takes Tarot, who takes Max?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Statistically, one of the Siamese around the place must be female.

          • BlueAnubis

            True, but I forsee this kin d of conversation comming out of that.

            Max: *ding-dong* Hi! Is Mr. Bigglesworth here? We have a date.
            M.B.1: uhh, maybe… just a sec. *shouts* HEY! MAX IS HERE! WHO HAS A DATE WITH HIM?
            M.B.2: That’s me. I’ll be ri-
            M.B.3: Hey! No! This is the second time you’ve tried to go out with Max behind my back.
            M.B.2: No, it’s just the second time you caught me. >:P
            M.B.3: WHAT!? *pounce*
            *cat fight*
            Max: uhh, shouldn’t we do something?
            M.B.1: Shh! This is the only form of entertainment we have until it’s our turn with the Pridelands book.

    • Lance

      Sasha likes everybody.

      “In a world where everyone’s special… nobody’s special.”

  9. psychoJoker36

    AWESOMENESS IDEA!!!
    The G.O.D. Club should be held at Bino’s house, then King should trash the place

    • Frank

      But wouldn’t that mean he’d trash Maxie’s home as well?

      • rWolf1991

        Does king even know max?

        • psychoJoker36

          I don’t believe so. And judging King (I know I shouldn’t), not knowing someone means not caring

      • HonorèDerazey

        HEY! ONLY GRAPE CAN CALL MAX ‘MAXIE’!!! DON’T MAKE HER GET OUT THE FRYING PAN, ‘CAUSE SHE WILL!!!

        • Frank

          I originally had Maxs, but it just doesn’t sound right

        • psychoJoker36

          Or the broom. You will have “BROOM TO THE FACE!” to deal with

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Remember the first story arc of the strip, where Peanut and Grape trashed their own place?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I am never going to remember not to use the “F” word.

          • Dr. Prower

            My comment’s still awaiting moderation cause of the “F” word.

          • psychoJoker36

            That word can be quite painful. But yeah they did. With water

          • SamBlob

            Original, initial, primary…

        • rWolf1991

          He only get mad when you said first when u have the people comment first and think it would be funny to put “first”.
          Right Rick?
          Or I might be wrong and he’ll just delete my comment!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You still get thrown into moderation when you use the f-word.

            I think Rick needs to take that out, and just slap people around when they use it.

          • Buckdida

            Yup.

            Which is why I talked to Rick, and he said he’ll take “first” off the filter. Don’t know if he’s already gotten it, or if he’s gonna get to it soon.

            But the moment you all start abusing your new-found “first” word privileges…I’m warning you! XP

          • Dr. Prower

            Yay free use of the word first!

    • Dr. Prower

      Dog spelled backwards is God. Good Ol’ Dogs in abbreviation is also G.O.D. Coincidence?

  10. Sleet

    The second one was preemptively Jossed. The first one is a possibility. Though at least subconsciously I find the idea of a guy born human dating a dog kind of squicky.

  11. ctcmjh

    Either option will take the comic into uncharted waters for Housepets. Either King will woo Sasha away from Bino. Or, Fox, well, ya ‘know. I hope it’s the first one!

    • Dr. Prower

      Option one has a very strong chance. Option two has no chance whatsoever. I’d even go as far as to say it has negative chance.

    • Frank

      Which option? What were you trying to reply to?

      • Dr. Prower

        I meant King could woo Sasha away from Bino, but wooing Fox is a no-no. Rick would never allow that. He said it himself, I believe.

      • Frank

        Ooooh. Okay, so I have to say this for the second time. Ahem:

        “For future readers, ctcmjh was replying to a comment that was, shall we say, way off the mark, so it was deleted. ctcmjh himself is not suggesting anything.”

        • ctcmjh

          Thanks Frank!

        • Dr. Prower

          he’s a rep-saver.

  12. Inu225

    I like this comic for many reasons:
    1. King is back in a story.
    2. There is more canine traits to the characters (I was beginning to wonder if dogs ever get sweaty or pant when its hot.)
    3. Love the details in this comic. (i.e. the shadow effect under the trees.)

    Looking forward to this new story. *Puts thumb up*

  13. rWolf1991

    Wait you mean fox was… WHAT?! 0.o

    • rWolf1991

      That’s what i got. :)

      • HonorèDerazey

        Misconceptions, they are a bit more… interesting on Housepets.

        • MenachemSchmuel

          Your avatar is so awesome that I almost cried.

          • HonorèDerazey

            Why is everyone JUST NOW noticing my avvie? Thanks, btw.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I noticed it when you changed it, because you changed it right after you said you didn’t. It scares me.

    • Frank

      For future readers, rWolf was replying to a comment that was, shall we say, way off the mark, so it was deleted. rWolf himself is not suggesting anything.

      • rWolf1991

        Ya. Im not crazy or anything!!!

        Or am i?

  14. BlueAnubis

    Yay!! New arc! And it’s about King looking for love, (and the King of Hearts fans rejoice)

    Lady Killer, qu’est-ce que c’est. Ba-ba-ba baa ba-ba-ba baa baa. (Only because there are too many songs called “lady killer” that I cannot remember)

    • Frank

      And… you had to remember the one with French sheep in it?

      • BlueAnubis

        Hey, I never question my brain after so many hours of sleep deprivation. That’s when the [b]really[/b] weird thoughts happen.

    • Dr. Prower

      Yay King romance!

  15. Lupus

    YES! The two best ever characters ever EVER! :D

  16. Fuzzypaws

    Silly pun!

    And King arcs are always great :D

  17. HonorèDerazey

    I know how King feels. The summers in Houston are TERRIBLE! You’re outside for 5min. and you’re already SOAKING with sweat because of the darn humidity. Not only that, but the wasps, ants, bees, etc. are EVERYWHERE. I was mowing my yard today and I got like 40 ant bites and yesterday I got stung right between the eye’s by a wasp. It’s not a total loss though. More bugs the more fun I have.

    Air Freshener + Lighter= Bug massacre!

    • PyreCanine

      Houston is nothing. Try being in 105F/95% humidity. That’s taiwan in the summer for you. -~-

      • HonorèDerazey

        You poor soul. That must REALLY suck.

        • PyreCanine

          Good thing I live in SoCal. Haven’t been to taiwan for… 6 years.

          • psychoJoker36

            Try livin in East DE where it’s 99 on a HOT day. Yeah

          • PyreCanine

            @psycho

            And… Not really getting a clear message. I know detroit can be cold but I can stand cold more than hot. Give me 5C over 40C anyday.

          • psychoJoker36

            I was acting as though 99 was hot compared to what everyone else was saying

          • PyreCanine

            ah v__v I should probably sleep more than 3 hours lol.

          • psychoJoker36

            I know. What is that, like two jokes you’ve missed so far?

          • PyreCanine

            3, one on a forum. Totally went *swoosh*

          • rWolf1991

            ah so i see there is another who complains about Socal Weather. XD

    • Argent Stonecutter

      This past weekend I put up trellises for morning glories, dug two holes for trees, cut down overhanging branches (so, wait, why am I planting MORE trees?), and cleared brush. In Houston. Had to do it in bursts, ducking inside for A/C and sodas in between.

      Coming into the office is like a vacation.

      • Frank

        Why? Maybe you like the shade. More shade means you’ll be cooler when you plant the next tree. It’s a virtuous cycle!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It’s hard *puff puff* to remember *puff puff* the shade *puff puff* when you’re standing there *puff puff* sawing at a branch *puff puff* with a tree trimmer *puff puff* at full extension.

          • Frank

            ?
            Ferrets don’t pant?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “Ferrets do not normally pant; by the time you see a ferret panting, it is in serious heat distress and in danger of heatstroke.”

      • PyreCanine

        Yeah I know and technically they can sweat through their paws.

    • Dr. Prower

      Air Freshener + Lighter= Freeze! Put your weapon down and get on the ground!

  18. Inu225

    Probably being stupid but this ridiculous ad came to mind after reading this comic.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nys0i_FRjTI
    Probably because pets really don’t wear pants in HP! universe.

    • Deja-Rayne

      *HATES that commercial..but sees u’r point* lol

  19. Gaboris

    Ha-HA!!! King got stuck on that matter that won’t mean any good for King shippers. >XD
    From this point it’s towards the awkward world of dogylove for a human mind and I know I’ll be hated for this, but I still say King has nothing to do with girlis here any more than being friends.
    Course if our dear author thinks differently as long as he builds up the right story for it I’ll be fine with it. :3
    The panting thing is cute, but come ON “Pair of pants.”?! XD

    • Valerio

      *flames Gaboris*
      FWA-KWOOOM!

      • Gaboris

        Ha-HA! My special abbility “Substitute my own reality” negates your attack. X3
        Now for my “Brainstorming” attack. X3 (FEAR ME I’LL BREAK YOUR SOULS! XD)
        So possible outcomes here:
        a) King says somethin dumb like in All the king’s men http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/27/all-the-kings-men/
        Let’s say “With a dog? Don’ be st…” Then comes the quick questioning what he’s talkin aboot and to hide it he starts laughing hysterically and says somethin like “I love Sahsa for example.” in the end. BUT THEN comes the turn and Bino stand right behind him lookin ready to kill! XD
        b) King says nothin just gets embarrassed and they start talkin about how he’s not good with women and the such and the arc may go around how he get’s involved in all cute and/or embarrassing situations with the female dogs and in the end it can end in two other ways again:
        b.1) (Cuz of all you shippers) He accepts his fate as a dog and gets together with Sasha and in the end as someone already said way back Pete get’s his past erased from his mind and done. (Not so bad I’d accept it in a while.)
        b.2) He still belives in returning back into a human and only gets closer to the others and gets to be an even better man than so far. In the end again as someone said he’ll get turned back and somehow ends up saving Sasha from her mean owner and live happily together. (That would be nice. :3)

        I know I’m makin too much of a fuss here, but I can’t take my own brain spinning cuz of all these possible lines… XP
        PS: The story is none of my business only our dear author has to do with it I’m just blabbering here. XD

        • Shinmera

          Ur being gary stue again.

          • Gaboris

            I like to play ya know. X3

          • Gaboris

            I like to play dirty ya know. X3

        • Dr. Prower

          a) would be funny, but b.1) or b.2) would be better.

        • Valerio

          b1 or b2 are good vitamins for K+S shippers :D

        • Argent Stonecutter

          b1 would be murder, as far as I’m concerned

          • Gaboris

            YAAAY Someone who understands me. X3

          • Dr. Prower

            murder, huh?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Mindwipe is murder.

          • Dr. Prower

            King wouldn’t miss his memories; and Pete could shove some fake ones in if he wanted.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Of course he wouldn’t miss them. He’d be dead, with someone else walking around inside his body.

          • Gaboris

            Oooh… wow that’s a deep thought and yeah I may understand your point Argent… I just don’ like to go into these things so deep. XP

          • Dr. Prower

            Okay, now I see your point, Argent.

        • Gaboris

          Good to hear ya guys liked these ideas, but these are just the most obvious lines, ya know our dear author can have WAY more up his sleeves. X3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      King seems to have come with at least some automatic canine instincts, or he wouldn’t have been able to talk, walk, or wag his tail without major retraining.

      I think we’re gonna see more BSODs.

      • Gaboris

        BSOD? What’s that again?
        True-true, but since he still wanted to act as a human at home he’s still a human with a dog’s body and motoric functions. But I still understand your point. ;)

        • Frank

          BSOD stands for “Blue Screen of Death”. It’s the name given to the infamous Windows 95 error message that filled the whole screen to say: “An error has occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer (you will lose any unsaved data in all programs that are running)” and the Windows NT memory dump screen.

          It has since been extended to mean any error screen in general, and any moment when the “system” crashes (yes, the brain is a system)

          • Gaboris

            Oh that right, sorry always mixes me up. XD
            And yeah after “Intelligent systems” class in collage I know as much myself. X3

          • Dr. Prower

            *gasps* oh wait, that’s Systems, not Sashas…nvm lol

          • Gaboris

            Heh almost got ya fooled ay Dr? X3

          • Dr. Prower

            lol. I would love to take a class on HP!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Don’t forget, Pete reprogrammed him to the point where he can’t even *say* “Joel” any more.

          • Dr. Prower

            Pete broke King? I hope he got the extended warranty.

          • Gaboris

            Yeah that’s what I said, but since he didn’ make him ACT as a dog by himself then that means inside he’s still human. :3

          • Argent Stonecutter

            And when this all gets into conflict … brain crash.

          • Gaboris

            System error right? XD

    • Dr. Prower

      Why ya hating pants, Gaboris?

      • Gaboris

        Nothin realy but that pun (still not sure what that means just an idea that I’m using it right now) was a bit too much even for me… Still had a laugh on it so no prob. X3

  20. Typhon

    A real lady killer huh? hmmm

    • Rambuctorium

      That would be good for your avatar, right? :)

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I highly doubt King is going to be able to land any cuties that would have been of interest to Joel’s previous taste in the fairer gender although maybe he could help Pete land a lady. Top Gear showed a cute puppy is more likely to get you a girl than a brand-new Aston-Martin DB9 Volante convertible.

      On the other hand he’s admittedly better at being a dog than a PETA member given that he does seem to enjoy the taste of meat (first offal now good old American BBQ). Maybe he hooks up with Daisy?

      • Dr. Prower

        That might be what happens. Although I’m hoping for something else.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Daisy’s probably still rich.

        • Stevie Maxwell

          If King does hook up with Daisy, does that mean she’ll actually get to say other things “on camera”?

  21. Valerio

    This is going to be SO good… :D

  22. Valerio

    The cuteness of them doggies panting… eeeeee!!!!

    • ReCreate

      You mean squee? :P And, this.

  23. Lupus

    Even if this arc is just those two talking under a tree for a month, with King and Fox this arc will be absolutely epic. In fact, that’d be pretty cool :3 Simplicity is beautiful :D

  24. Inu225

    Do you think Fox licks his finger before turning the page in his book?

    • Pokeblue

      Good Question. Maybe, i think so, his tongue is hanging out anyway.

  25. Nohbody

    You do realize it’s possible to note someone having an appearance others would find appealing without the one noting it finding that same appeal, yes?

    Good grief, that looks like a grammatical train wreck of a sentence… but I hope what I meant is clear. :P

    • Dr. Prower

      I understood it.

    • Chip Uni

      Here’s a translation:

      There’s a difference between “You’re attractive.” and “I’m attracted to you.”

      • Dr. Prower

        Some fail to recognize that.

  26. J.J.

    Gezz King! Stop frowning. Your face will freeze in that position if you don’t.

    Then no lady dog will be interested in you (oh wait. He’s a transformed Human… EWE!!!).

    I just had this weird feeling about King and…

  27. Shnurui

    I count 4 pair, does that mean they’re getting all gussied up?

  28. Jakkal

    uhh King the ladykiller hahaha

  29. cstiago76

    They should all go swimming!

    • Dr. Prower

      Yes they should.

    • Chip Uni

      Yaaaay! Beach time!

      • Dr. Prower

        That would be a nice picture. Too bad I can’t draw lol.

  30. 8feet

    Ladykiller?!?! Have King finally come to the doggy side???

    • Valerio

      *nudge nudge* *wink wink*

    • Dr. Prower

      Come to the Dog Side. We have biscuits.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You win the Internets.

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        How do we know you’re not lying like that other side was about the cookies?

        • Dr. Prower

          You’ll have to come to our side to find out :P

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            *Sees how King is doing after joining the Dog Side*
            Thanks but no thanks on that front.

            Stick with the Human Side. We have KFC.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            We have Ferretone.

      • WingedWolfGirl

        *pokes at dog side*
        Nope sry,
        Already on the Wolf side
        We have venison.
        Tasty venison.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Heh. Guy I know in SL has a deer avatar. Goes around with a label over his head that reads “Tasty Venison”.

  31. Valerio

    hmm, King is starting to notice he IS a pretty boy, after all… ;)

  32. White Rhino

    Y’know, I’ve been hoping that King hooked up with that chick he hung out with on the sidewalk.

    Names escape me at the moment, though. The one who just had a birthday. You know.

    • kingisawsome

      Sasha her name is Sasha

      • PyreCanine

        *WHO TOUCH MY SASHA?!*

        • Dr. Prower

          I have no idea. *doesn’t realize he’s still holding Sasha*

    • Frank

      Sasha?
      And it was Valentines Day, not her birthday; it just “takes her about this long to get sort through them all”
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/05/10/give-a-dog-a-bone/

      • White Rhino

        I was tired when I wrote my post (I hadn’t gone to bed yet and it was 5:30am) and didn’t feel like flipping back to find out her name, so sue me. =P

        But, yeah, her. The guy she’s with (Bino?) is kind of a jerk to most people. Then again, Sasha also left him hanging to be around his brother…

        Anyway, yeah. King and Sasha.

    • Dr. Prower

      Sasha’s so adorable!

      • Valerio

        she’s sweet incarnate. Her pink eyes are irresistible. Plus, she makes you want to protect her from the world.

        • kingisawsome

          pink eyes mean you’re albino

          • Valerio

            they are irresistible none-the-less

        • Dr. Prower

          Her pink eyes look cute.

  33. e

    oh king, you naive little dog.

  34. Kitsunefan

    How do you see the alt text? I don’t see it anywhere ;-;

    • Dr. Prower

      Just hover your mouse over the comic itself.

  35. DarkHeartsAndSuch

    This is probably the part where the king fans go crazy, right?

    • Valerio

      *jumps around and does the moon dance*
      YAY!

    • Dr. Prower

      Uh, yeah, pretty much.

  36. e

    the alt text is “hey look a pair of pants”.

  37. Salenstormwing

    This looks like a job for EMERGENCY PANTS!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      OK, what kind of animals would Torg, Riff, and Zoe be?

      (no camels, if Zoe was a camel then turning into a camel would just be shupid)

  38. Squival

    King a looker in dog terms? He should be worried

  39. Dr. Prower

    King is quite a looker. The ladies should be all over him by now.

  40. kingisawsome

    yes. another king arc

  41. Ki

    *holds up her dog* She’s a poodle, she’s fat, and she snorts like a pig. But you can have her if you want, King.

    Or you can have Sasha. Whichever.

    • Dr. Prower

      Pick Sasha!

  42. Wolfspawn

    HA! King’s awesome….. cute ^^

  43. thrasherbladez

    King looks so cute when he pants XD

    • Dr. Prower

      yep ^^

  44. kingisawsome

    I e-mailed rick to make a king arc and here it is i dont know if he responded or if he already had this planned. who knows

    • Valerio

      he already planned it. In fact, he had to let it OUT of a series of arcs that were to be voted by the fans, once, otherwise this arc would have immediately uberwon. This way instead, we got ‘The Present’ arc and some SASHA!!! :)

      • Dr. Prower

        Sasha and King is win.

        • Valerio

          *nods savagely*

  45. kingisawsome

    I wonder what would happen in the future IF, and thats a big IF, King got transferred to the big screen. but its just a thought.

  46. Argent Stonecutter

    “Ok, dolly back, wide shot, we’ll zoom in on the BSOD later…”

  47. KennyT

    eew drool…

  48. FlareKitsune

    What? I totally don’t pant when it’s hot.

    *shifty looks*

    • Dr. Prower

      XD

  49. fox-cub-bold

    King: so you’re saying I’m hot?
    Fox: yes. we’ve established that. several times.

  50. Dr. Prower

    2nd panel King looks cute with the canine teeth sticking out.

    • Valerio

      he’s all cuteness.
      Luv the way his lower canines curve his tongue in panel 3

  51. Lupus

    Sandra will be fine. I’m guessing King probably installed air-con in the super-kennel he bought her.

    • Lupus

      I MEANT SASHA! gawd D: Just finished reading Sandra and Woo.

  52. Pokeblue

    “Ladykiller”? Lol, looks like he’s getting convinced that not all this sucks.

  53. Dr. Prower

    Is anyone else having trouble with the reply button?

    • psychoJoker36

      I am not. Ha. I am awesome. I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!! to reply to comments

      • FuRrY321

        Ha! I have. The power. To reply to your comments. Also.

        • Dr. Prower

          I need the power to reply to my comments too.

        • Dr. Prower

          Oh look, I do ^^

  54. Hiddeninsight

    Lol taking an intrest are we king?

  55. WingedWolfGirl

    Okay, Now I a King fan.
    I hate Summer 2. XD

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Ohnowigetit!!!
      A pair of pants!
      BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  56. AdriGummi

    I agree with Fox, King is very handsome ^_^

  57. AdriGummi

    I agree with Fox:

    King is very handsome! ^^

  58. ctcmjh

    I love how many comments this strip gets. I think it may have something to do with a certain adorable-Corgi-that-was-originally-a-human-named-Joel-but-is-now-named-King.

  59. ctcmjh

    I lol’d

  60. Phonti

    ….Wait, what?

  61. Steve and Joe Youtube Vid

    put on your sunday clothes for the world out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What King would say if he was actually happy!

  62. SamBlob

    How many female dogs are out there, anyway? Sasha, “Hi! I’m” Daisy, Tarot… and who else?

  63. Sansash

    Peanuts reference third panel.
    He really had no idea how adorable he was, did he? Being formerly human the dating scene will mean nothing but awkwardness.
    I find it notable that the real reason he took an interest in Sasha, kept her company Xmas eve, got her a house with heat and insulation, is because she reminded him of his own pets’ abused situation as a child. He wanted to make sure history didn’t repeat itself so he did whatever he could to improve her life. Sasha is a chance to redeem himself, in his own eyes, if no one else’s (like Pete’s). There’s really no romantic attraction at all. He’s a bit like House with paws, actually. Forever hobbled by a misdiagnosis, he swears to right the wrongs and prevent his own story from happening again, but with a permanent negative outlook on life and everything…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      That comparsion is a little off the wall…and yet it actually works really well. Bravo.

    • FuRrY321

      Well done. Got it right on the first try!
      Give the [human/dog] a prize! :)

  64. Phonti

    Hot and bothered? Does no one else think the title is a little…oh nvm

  65. Moo

    >Complaining about heat
    >It’s hot
    >King is referred to as a ladykiller
    >Ladykiller is used to describe attractiveness
    >Hot can also be used to describe attractiveness

    Wait, what

  66. FuRrY321

    MUAHAHAHAHA!
    ..wait, what?

    • FuRrY321

      Comments are broken again!

      If they get fixed later: my comment was supposed to be below Argent’s “welcome to the dark side of the comments”

  67. Argent Stonecutter

    There’s about seventeen other cans of worms you’re opening, once you get into “but they can talk, so they’re just small fuzzy people, but they’re emotionally kids…” so let’s not go there.

    • Indagare

      Yeah, I know, that’s why I limited it to just the paradox King would likely find himself in if he tried to date. Undoubtedly, though, Rick will have something humorous for us.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Housepets is PG. It’s all about the cuddling. And slow-motion pillow fights.

        • Dr. Prower

          Just a thought… how do they make it slow-motion?

  68. Dr. Prower

    I’m surprised this comment’s still standing right now.

    • Indagare

      It no longer is, so be suprised no more! :-)

  69. Indagare

    King really needs to get over his issues with the police dogs. They were, after all, only doing thier jobs when he got pounced by one with a bit more eagerness than sense.

    Also, much hilarity will ensue if Fox tries to hook poor King up!

  70. e

    on those kind of hot summer days there only one thing to do.(dramaitic pause) sleep for the rest of the morning.

  71. Caleb

    I always wondered ever since king showed up how he would react to this situation I guess we’ll find out.

  72. namelessone

    Out of curiosity when are you going to update the cast page?

  73. Mystery Ezekude

    Ha ha ha, another natural instinct used here! What’s next? Howling???

  74. Dr. Prower

    That was meant to be a reply to Argent’s comment.

  75. Dr. Prower

    Okay this is getting annoying…

  76. Argent Stonecutter

    This is the floating reply problem Frank explained two strips back.

  77. Dr. Prower

    I don’t like it.

  78. Argent Stonecutter

    I wonder if we can overcome the nesting limit this way?

  79. Dr. Prower

    nesting limit?

  80. Argent Stonecutter

    If you have too many replies to replies you can’t reply to a reply any more, you have to reply to the reply that the reply you’re replying to is a reply to.

  81. psychoJoker36

    Nine

  82. Dr. Prower

    wait what?

  83. Argent Stonecutter

    Fish.

  84. psychoJoker36

    No. You used some form of “reply” nine times. It was supposed to reply to you

  85. Argent Stonecutter

    Performance art.

  86. rWolf1991

    Wow! you guys.

  87. rWolf1991

    Wait what!?!?!? >_<

  88. Argent Stonecutter

    Welcome to the dark side of the comments.

  89. Dr. Prower

    Thanks, now where’s my oreo’s?

  90. Argent Stonecutter

    There’s an address tattooed on the back of a young mother’s belly.

  91. Dr. Prower

    Wouldn’t that mean the tattoo’s inside her?

  92. Frank

    Yup. Weren’t you there some years ago? Oh, man, don’t tell me you missed it!

  93. Argent Stonecutter

    That leads to an old condemned warehouse on Ivy and Blaine
    Where caches of our enemies weapons sit crated and rusty
    Eagerly waiting a chance to be used in our name

  94. psychoJoker36

    The floatiness of these comments is moderately irritating

  95. Argent Stonecutter

    And this is the shield
    That protects their machinery
    And these are the halls
    Where their juggernauts bait
    And these are the blades
    That will shred us to vapor
    And if that were all
    Then right now we’d be storming the gate

  96. kingisawsome

    ahhhhhhhhhh. D: