EDIT: Okay I think I overdid the last panel there; reducing for simplicity’s sake
And this is wat happens when you all suggested he refuse
I don’t know why, but for some reason, I can’t get enough of KING!!!
Me either. King has a lot of personality, and hes too cute a character not to love.
Wow that sucks!!!
Not only does it suck, but it almost seems wrong that they have pet cages when pets are sentient, intelligent creatures that can also talk!
Agreed. That seems kinda wrong in the world they live in.
Don’t think about it.
If you think about it, there’s so much wrong about the world they live in. So very much wrong.
True. The humans are in fact capable of talking to anything before they eat it. And all the “No pets allowed” rules? And allowences? It just all gets confusing. At least for those of you who can only think in the plane we live in. The trick is to think outside of OUR plane of existance, and over into the seventh plane of existance
If you’re thinking in this plane of existence they’re just drawings on a page, silly.
And the simplest thing I can think on is a möbius strip. Have you ever played möbius strip pøker? It’s pretty twisted.
I’m talking the logic of the story. It would be confusing to think only in this plane of existance. You have to let your mind venture to the 7th plane
Why would they make them!?
It belatedly occurs to me that they might not be especially common in the Housepets universe (although they probably do exist); Pete has referenced other dimensions, and he’s apparently quite capable of simply producing the thing.
Well, they have *shock collars* for sentient, intelligent, talking pets in this universe, so why wouldn’t they have pet cages?
But yes, it makes no sense. The pets in this world are at least as intelligent as most pre-teen or early-teen children, and quite a few are as intelligent as any human adult. This is, at minimum, no different from cramming your child into a little cage for a night because you want to go out and can’t find a baby-sitter. Only for pets, you can’t get into legal trouble for it, apparently…
Things like this make me a lot more sympathetic with any Animal Wrongs Group that exists in the world of Housepets!…
That’s so cheap Pete!
But lucky to know that he can’t do anythin at least… BUT WHAT plans could he have??? O_O’
4th of July.
Evil supernatural creature.
Not a good combo.
You’re forgetting that Pete isn’t evil, but he IS a jerk~.
Bringing about the beginning of the end?
Nah I wouldn’t think of anythin bad… wierd maybe, but not bad… :p
Ha I was sort of right he did have plans (just not for King)
Yeah ya were, funny thing ay? XD
Peh. Pete is evil.
Not evil, Pete’s sort of a jerk. Remember?
The difference between “evil” and “jerk” is a matter of scale. If you’re parking in handicapped places you’re a jerk (well, that’s not the words of the song, but this is a PG thread). So, if you scale up the jerk to the point where he’s bringing about the end of the world, or substantial chunks thereof, you call him evil. It’s the same guy.
I bet he’s plotting the end of the world, though.
Indeed, that’s what Tarot said.
D’oh,,, didn’t see that coming… poor king..
I lol’d. Though since king was a human, he should be smart enough to be able to get out…
Or Fox will come to the recuse!!!
THIS! I would love to see it!
Quick king use your teeth, bite like you have never bitin before!!
My dog tries to lick through the cage… How many licks does it take to desolve a metal cage? The would may never know.
Are you trying to mock ReCreate?
nahhhhhh i try to be funny but i suck at that =P
No! not you, Lupin?
but that was funny!
ahh alright then
ill be on my way then.
*blatantly stares at the person i am replying to*
YOU TOOK THE COPYRIGHTED PRONOUN
*stares at Recreate*
YOU CAN’T COPYRIGHT A PRONOUN
So did I. Wanna make something of it?
exactly what i was thinking!
I was thinking the same too! Come on, Fox!
“Trust your instincts!”
*walks in wearing a starfighter outfit*
I can’t let you do that Fox.
I saw what you did there.
Oh god… I was wondering when a Star Fox reference would be made… -_-
That’s not just a Star Fox reference.
I can’t even talk about the rule he’s breaking.
Oh no, not Star Wolf!
This. It would be sooo awesome
OK, unlike the typical pet carrier, this one has a lock (we’ve got thumbs, remember?), but it looks to have the usual cheesy door construction. You should be able to wiggle the hinge side loose.
King: “Okay Fox, I think he might’ve put the key som-”
*Fox rips the door off*
King: “That works too…”
I hope fox will rescue him.
Why would he, there was probably a time skip in there and King’s probably just home for the night. It could even be days later. Plus it’s not like he’s MIA, he’s just at home. No rescue is needed, Pete will eventually let him out.
Hopefully he watched enough cartoons as a kid to know how to open that lock with his claws.
Those are racoons or cats not dogs, but yeah rfunny thought. X3
things getting worse for Joel aka King.. I wonder if in the end he will lose his humanity for this “you’re just a pet, now do what I want” D:
You know since Pete can’t read Kings mind or screw with his free will he can still easily sneak out as soon as he figures out how to open the lock. So Pete is not as all powerful as it would seem.
Stick it to the man!
*Looks at fourth panel*
For some reasons, I can’t help, but think of the song, I fought the law and the LAW WON.
That song is actually very catchy. Aw darn it! Now you got it stuck in my head! X1
@Pete: What plans Pete? Going on a date? You wish you lazy Griffin. >_>
@King: This is what happens when you have a Wise-guy personality. ;P
…Why is it that only after reading this comment that I realize he’s “Pete, Griffin”?
I’m not even a fan of that show. XD
People noticed this before and asked Rick about it. His name is not in anyway a reference to Family Guy.
Yeah, that would be unlikely, what with Rick being Christian and all.
Even if it was a reference to FG, I’d still read this comic
OK… I don’t watch FG because the art sucks. What am I missing that would make it off limits?
Christianity has nothing to with whether Family Guy is watchable or not. I’ve been on Christian university campuses before, but it seemed everybody there loved Family Guy.
Family Guy fandom is really based more on whether somebody likes that particular sense of humor. I, personally, think they take far too many jokes too far. That’s why I read webcomics for my humor intake instead.
Family Guy is puerile. It’s for people who think that a full minute of watching people vomit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYSpIz2FjU) is funny.
– A Family Guy Fan!
Family Guy looked like the “wannabe version”* of The Simpsons, and I was already not into The Simpsons. I did like Matt’s “Life in Hell” strip, though.
* You know, like “The Munsters” is to “The Addams Family”, or “Lost in Space” to “Star Trek”.
I like FG.
And I’m a christian too.
I dunno, the humour just doesn’t seem like something I should be watching.
Then again, I’m kind of a hypocrite, as I enjoy first person shooters
Yeah, now that it’s been a couple of days since I posted that – that makes little sense at all.
Poor King. Can’t catch a break around here.
Yep I’m locked in my room again >.<
Poor King *Hugs King to make him feel better*
Now lets find a way outta this cage ^__^
O yea. Movies, cartoons and everything in between, everyone has the time to tell everyone about their plot. I mean that so doesn’t happen in real life, I hope)
The only time I can think of in real life you’d actually reveal your plot/monologue is in Drama class – and that’s just pretending.
And, of course, when posting on the internet. And thus are various crimes solved…
Time for an escape. Hey, if James Bond and Batman can do it, King can do it.
To paraphrase the Chipmunks movie: “How’d you get out of the cat carrier?!?!” “Uhh… I’m a talking dog…” Also… they all have thumbs.
Give him about ten seconds to realize this and he’ll get out without a hitch. Or be rescued when Fox realizes he’s missing.
Now what I’m curious about is this:
….Where the **** is Pete going that he suddenly can’t let King out when that corgi has been running free for months?
It’s not even that hard to do!
But the third digit is notoriously tricky…
theres always a 3 digit code eather 1. 000 2.123 3. 321 4.666 5. 104 6. 659
Unfortunately if you look, there is a keyhole on the pet carrier…
Pete is clearly smarter than the Sandwiches.
Magic Griffin business?
I just wonder why Pete wouldn’t want King “wandering around”…does that mean King could possibly mess up Pete’s plan(s)? If so, why make him a dog to begin with? Hummmmm…..
Why not, kicks and jollies. Pay-per-view costs money but turning a guy who only a few miss into a mutt is free…well minus dog car costs but still…
Dog car costs are still cheaper than human car costs!
*care- Well you get the picture anyway.
tempting fate…does it ever turn out well? It does not
It does if you’re BATMAN!
Don’t worry. I’m the good ION MAN, captain.
Yes! I’m positive!
You have just won the internet…….
Does this mean the internet is over!? Are we in some kind fo credits sequence just before the internet ends and restarts itself like some crappy JRPG!?
JRPG = Japanese Role Play Game
Oh, I guess that explains the end of Sailor Moon.
well jail cell or dog cage….either type of bars suits just fine.
…..and the rage keeps building up for King/Joel…
not it isnt! he still has an Ace up his Collar!
But Pete rolled a Seven!
But if king plays Magic Cylinders, he can defeat Pete!! :O
Unless it’s a reverse zone!
Well, if the point was to produce some kind of change in Joel/King it really doesn’t seem to be working. Cranky, somewhat sarcastic, and half-thought out outburst when arguing with Fatty, when caught by the police dogs, when transformed, when bombed, when confronting Pete on Christmas Day, and continuing.
I’m still betting on Pete simply finding Joel/King a convenient and amusing prop for his role (or amusement) who can’t afford to make too much trouble for him.
I’m calling this the most probable scenario, based on what the comic has depicted.
Maybe, but given the comic’s over arching themes, it seems more likely that King *will* change, just not necessarily in the way Pete wants. I don’t think this is about making King a better person, or about him ever returning to the way he was.. I note that they made a point of not giving us his human name. I’m not sure what Pete’s game is.. if he can’t directly control his mind, maybe he hopes to dangle the hopes of humanity over King’s head when “all hope is lost” and use King to accomplish something he’s restricted from doing himself?
Either way, I view King’s outbursts as relapses, rather than immutable behavior. I think it’s pretty clear that he is reaching out to get closer to the dogs.. who, I remind you, he has a life long grudge and a deep seated fear of to overcome.. and to become a better person, like when he built Sasha a doghouse because her owner left her out in the snow. I already think that’s more than “human” King would have done, given the backstory we’ve been given.
His human name is Joel.
Oh everyone changes – but we
1) Have no real evidence of what Pete wants, if anything. We have a statement from Pete, but we also know that Pete does not value truth all that highly.
2) We got Joel’s his name in his early appearances. That’s why I usually note it as Joel/King.
3) The idea that Pete cannot control Kings mind is Kings inference; it may or may not be accurate.
4) Relapsing to what? Joel was trying his best to be helpful as a human, even if he was rather confused about it. There really doesn’t seem to have been any change in his attitude at all.
5) As for reminding me, I haven’t had time to rummage out my password and get back to the Forums in some time, but there is a character analysis thread over there which goes through the character appearances strip by strip.
I think I actually like the last panel better this way.
did I already say that king looks x-tra cute when he’s angry? *offers ice cream to King*
*Imitates the Sith*
Good… let the anger flow through you.
*Evil laugh* XD
I didn’t really like King at first. But he is growing on me.
Not to mention it’s good to see someone who isn’t afraid to maybe punch Bino when given the chance.
Awwww, poor, poor King… Pete is each strip more hateful! >_< I hope someone (FOOOX!) rescue him, but well, let's see what Rick have thought for the next strips
Fox would be like King’s knight in shining armor. King and Fox are always cute together.
Awwww, sound cute
Why do I feel like stealing the keys from Pete? That or try to unlock the cage somehow.
who knows? Perhaps Pete may surprise us and arrange a good time for King… For how hateful the griffin may act, he still is trying to teach something to the former human, not torment him for the sake of the game…
What is with people believing that Pete’s telling the truth? About anything?
because, for now, it’s the only clue we have. There is time to stand corrected, but for now, again…
I trust Tarot.
Well, we do know that Pete knowingly allowed King to spend a considerable length of time working on blatantly inaccurate assumptions that could easily have been corrected. That alone informs us that “Truth” is not one of his primary values.
I’m not sure that Pete ever said what he’s trying to do. As Thoth said, he just neglected to contradict Jo…King’s assumptions.
If you say no enough times, they’ll eventually figure it out by using up all the explanations.
This is the Internet. There’s always another explanation.
You made me lose!
Where’s Jonathan Frisby when we need him? (…well, I mean, apart from dead…)
Maybe we can get Racso as a standin?
Hmm, I wonder if King has a lockpick in his coat (hehe).
Eh, probably not. Would be anticlimactic.
He doesn’t need one in his coat.
What do you think claws are for?
Maybe Pete got him declawed?
I’m pretty sure there’s a number of pieces of stiff wire in the components of a dog collar.
I feel a McGyver-ish lockpicking montage coming on, although it would be slightly out of character for king.
Also, it’s a nice touch that pet carriers in the housepets universe have locks in the first place, seeing as anything with opposable thumbs would easily open a real-life one
Well, this makes sense. If Pete is planning something big he can’t afford to have King go to the canine party and, possibly, run into Tarot.
You would think Tarot would have noticed a huge mystical beast by now. Then again she’s a bit of an airhead
She has great power…but doesn’t really succeed at applying it usefully. Which is much funnier anyway.
Or Pete could be really good at hiding. He is also likely more powerful then Tarot.
Looks like Joel… er, King, ended up behind bars after all. Go justice system.
Wait, I thought putting him behind bars wouldn’t teach him anything lol.
Couldn’t resist posting this almost-on-topic Bizarro that just showed up today…
Aww, boogers, it doesn’t let you hotlink images. OK, look at the May 1 cartoon at http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/bizarro/about.htm …
Well, that was an unexpected resolution to the situation.
It’s kindof a downer that Pete just ruins everything for King. It’d be real nice to read the comic and not feel badly for king sometime.
Have we ever seen this much of King’s back before? More dark gray than I expected. I think that makes him somehow cuter.
It looked for a second like he was wearing a vest.
I think he’d look pretty spiffy in a nice brocade vest. What do you think?
He needs a harmonica to play and a tin cup to rattle on the bars. Hmm, an maybe some black and white stripped prisoner garb for good effect.
This strip made me think of an old animated movie:
“Avatar admits that he hasn’t practiced magic in some time, and offers to show Blackwolf one last trick that their mother showed him when Blackwolf wasn’t around. Avatar then pulls a gun and fatally shoots Blackwolf. “
*adds to Netflix queue*
Oh man, you haven’t seen Wizards? You lucky lucky guy. You get to see it for the first time!
Second that! time to start downloading it!
Awww…. King pushed his luck a little too far. Now how is he going to get to the party?
He’ll find a way.
I’m hoping Fox finds him.
GG, King. GG.
*snorts and bursts out laughing* Okay, that ending was just amazing. *wipes tears from my eyes* Seriously though; looks like Fox has to come to his rescue again.
Daw. Poor puppy.
I’d hate to think what ‘plans’ Pete has on that date…
Pete intends to laze about his living room and watch King sit in his carrier. He might make some popcorn if he feels peckish. Maybe watch the Home Shopping Network. Important griffin stuff.
Or plays with other people.
is that cage chew-through proof? cuz if it AINT…. >u><u<
It’s certainly not EYELAZOR-proof, but only Bino has that power. Come to think of it, if Bino was in this mess, he’d just stare the lock down.
Bino only THINKS he’s Chuck Norris.
Looks like metal. Teeth + Metal = Pain.
I tried. He’s right.
Wonder if he will tell anyone, and if they would believe him
Only one way to find out *wink*
y’know how king says hes an idiot its almost like the whole world is agreeing on it.( :
I can’t stop thinking about your avie…TeeHee..
King has thumbs! And the brain of a human!
He’ll get out of there!
This i SWEAR!
Brains are mushy and kind of goosh out of the lock.
My dog has destroyed three of those things. It’s all a matter of bending and twisting…..even with a lock.
Okay… so… you’re a Dog.
Now you’re in a dog carrier, with water, maybe some food, perhaps a chew toy… and shredded paper… in case you have an accident.
Just pray he doesn’t put you on an aircraft in the wrong cargo hold!
Well, normally you’d have to worry about that, but since Pete can do the astral travel thing, he only has to worry about getting sick for awhile.
wait…. the last pannle chaged last time i saw it0-0
but srsly last time i saw that last pannle was king sayin “Yea sure a dog kennel, Any one can do that!”
thats what i eather remember or dremed about 0-0
Yeah I saw it too, I was finding for Rick’s comment here to see if he mentions the change or not.
Though I think he finds that ending the last panel in one sentence can have more impact in terms of comedy.
Rick mentioned that he changed the last panel. I missed the original. Anyone have it in their cache?
More often than not, the forums have EVERYTHING.
Rick changed it because he thought it was too wordy. The opinion of some of the users confirmed that, so Rick ended up changing it so that the punchline had more of a kick and didn’t linger too long on the last panel.
Now all we need is a police dog breakin-you-out-dawg ambush in the night! >:D
Oh yeh, would a police dog break him out.
Fox: “Now, would it be ethical for me to open this door? Your dad must have a reason for putting you here!”
King: “YES! HE’S A JERK!”
Fox: “See, I told you he had a reason!”
King: Get me out of here Fox, you don’t understand! When he comes back he might come back with a sudden suprise trip to the vet!!!
Fox: Well that’d be a pain in the-
King: Don’t say it!!! >.<
Tarot is probably going to get involved somehow.
That’d be cool
And a bonus for “Pete x Tarot” shippers.
*quickly rushes to write PetexTarot fic*
AUGH! NO! IT WAS A JOKE!
PetexTarot…that’s just wrong!!!
Quick King! Think of what McGyver would do in this situation!
First of all, McGuyver wouldn’t have gotten turned into a dog.
“That isn’t helping!”
*King makes a bomb out of sodium metal, a half-full bottle of water and a gelcap aspirin…finds out the hard way that doesn’t actually work in real life*
Lucky that. Using a bomb to open a cage door you’re no more than 18″ away from is a bad idea.
On the other hand, those carriers are made of plastic. Just about any kind of heat will make a hole in them.
On the gripping hand, he doesn’t actually have any sodium handy.
I hope no one forgets that if not for pete, king would probably be living in a cell right now. Pete is awesome.
No, pete is a self-rightous jerk who plays with other peoples lives. He has no right to set himself up as judge, jury and jailor.
To me, pete is a terrible, terrible person who have already done much more wrong than king ever did as a human. Which is probably the reason why he was locked up in the first place.
Hopefully, sooner or later karma will come and give pete a taste of his own medicine.
You’re gonna miss king if he goes I bet
Since the title of the first comic in the sequence was “And The Sentence Was Going To Be Time Served Too” that seems somewhat unlikely; Pete has only increased the amount of legal trouble Joel/King is in, as well as taking away most of his rights, a sizeable chunk of his lifespan (presuming a complete transformation), and any friends and relatives he might have had.
This imply that Joel doesn’t got a light sentence. Kidnapping a dog isn’t gonna give you an heavy sentence by itself. He didn’t wanted to sell Fox to a fighting dog ring or a laboratory. With a good defence, a lawyer could have already got him out of prison. Remember, the time past in prison before be condemned count in the total sentence. Also, the justice law often make deal like plead culprit to a lighter crime to free the trial court for other cases.
Hah! This is what happens when you push an issue, King. You should have just been like “Okay” and then sneak out later.
I don’t think that would have worked though, Pete probably was going to lock him up anyway.
Open mouth, insert paw!
I just pictured King going; “Hit me. I dare you!” ala Heavy Weapons Guy.
“Come on….HIT ME…….Come on,Come on…HIT ME!”
-Joker (Dark knight.)
… i much rather prefer the wrench to the face personally…
What species is King by the way? I can’t figure it out… GSD?
Originally Homo Sapiens Sapiens, currently Canis familiaris. If you mean Breed, he’s a Welsh Corgi.
yeah, breed xD lol it’s 2:37 am can you blame me?
Nope! I’m just an incurably literal answerer of questions.
Last I heard they’d decided to go with Canis Lupus Familiaris.
King is hilarious, and Pete’s an utter ****.
This comic is awesome.
King: What’re we going to do today Pete?
Pete: The same thing we do everyday King try to take over the world!
It’s kingy the kingy and the pete pete pete pete pete pete pete pete pete DORF!
Hehehe, poor king just had to pick the wrong fight. XD Ah well
Also, new avatar I FINALLY decided to mess with. I get a Hp style commission and almost forget to use it here. XD
Well it is his thing. Starting even before his first appearance (per flashback) he hasn’t picked the right one yet…
hehe this whole comic is F-Funny King is funny Ain’t easy being a dog
How come no one seems to be discussing the claims King made, maybe Pete’s not so invincible after all? Does he have limits? Even if he does the “whole dog thing” does seem like a good deterrent from trying to find them.
King doesn’t deserve to be locked up like that. King is actually starting to change, but Pete is just being a hypocrite. Pete takes him out of jail, turns him into a dog and then says being locked up wouldn’t teach him a lesson. Then later he decides to lock King up anyway just for kicks? Maybe I’m just sympathizing with King because hes cute though…
It’s easy to sympathize with King cause he’s cute, but it’s not only that, it’s also that Pete is being completely mean in this story.
Did the forum go down? I can’t get it to load…
And of course it works now that I said something…
Maybe King needs to learn that pets can have as bad experience with their people as he had with his pets in the past. I can imagine this building up to a situation where Fox ends up saving King, in a sort of role-reversal scenario.
I don’t think King (if ever) will be human before he comes clean to Fox.
hey whats your myspace page.
The perfect voice for Pete = The Illusive Man from Mass Effect 2
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