King: “Hey Mister. Whatzzzyourname? How come I feel so fuzzy?”
Fox: “OMGOMGOMG… (dials) 911! 911? Get me Bino! Get me Grape! Get me Peanut Butter! GET ME A VET!!!”
Operator: “5 Cent’s please!”
“And the operator said “40 cents more”
for the next…3…minutes…please”
Big props to anyone who gets what song this is. I have a good feeling no one will.
Please Mrs Avery, I just gotta talk to her/I’ll only keep her a while/Please Mrs Avery, I just wanna tell ‘er goodbye
And Rick for the win!
Why yes I would
But you go there every night
To gumdrop lake of course
OH MAN I CHOKED ON MY TEA WHEN I READ THE ALT TEXT!!
The phone ruse was… A DISTACTION
I told you about them.
Have you seen my socks
That was bad, yo diggity.
the sock ruse was a…
OMG! He did it all for nothing!! :O
Oh well, can’t win’em all, huh King?
why for nothing?
he suceeded in getting out of the cage.. and meet Fox again.. altethrought a bit…. hurt.
He tried to get the phone only to not only get out of the cage but have Fox show up at the same time. It is largely ironic. XP
Fox, his knight in shining armor.
Shining white (or silver…not too sure) armor that is.
Yeah, maybe he came when King was free, but the intention it’s the important thing. Well done, Fox!
Okaay, you can stop right there, thanks.
Do a barrel roll!
Again with the King and Fox thing? I already asked on your comment on the last strips, but again, ye’re not a guy right? XD
Its not like I’m hurting anyone by speaking my mind. XP
Sorry if my joke didn’ get through it’s my fault, it sounded better in ma head ya know. :s
An exercise in futility, then
Quite so. (Blows bubbles from pipe)
Fox! You have to ask how many fingers you’re holding up.
Its basic procedure.
OR THE ISLAND WILL EXPLODE AND THE WORLD WILL END
Is this a reference to Lost, the most confusing show ever?
Yes, and so were the numbers posted by subakuryu
I understand 23 and 42, but I don’t know how they could have left out 17.
Stoped watchin Lost right at the point when they showed that black mist monster thing, but what I realy don’ get is what’s the point with the numbers? Is there ANY logic in that series of numbers that I just don’ get. XP
23 is the magic number of the Discordians.
42 is from the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
17 is the Most Random Number from MIT fandom.
Wow… random, but funny. XD
42 IS TEH MEANING OF LIFE
“All of them”.
You sunk mah battleship! D8<
*gasp* he’s going vertically then horizontally? He’s breaking the rules!
I can count
One banana, two banana, three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Na na na… nana na na…
61! (I need scissors!)
IT OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!
*stares at avatar*
what the heck am I looking at?
Looks like a violin.
It’s me holding my violin.
Is it an open source violin?
No it’s a French violin… >.>
Actually, the name of this violin is my username.
It should be open source. I want to rescript the chords to make them sound like farts.
homg gonna make an ava out of the 7th panel. :p
ha I knew that would happen
I think everyone “knew” that it would.
I didn’t expect him to try and knock the phone off the table.
But not thinking things through, yes, and the strategically placed stairs, yes.
Those stairs are strategic lol
Nonono, you have to say it like so:
King knock the phone over?
Looks more like the phone knocked him over.
Now there’s pink elephants everywhere!
Lol, that’s odd because I JUST finished watch the LSD induced scene of Dumbo with the pink elephants. =D
I’m willing to bet that nasty bump might have more side-effects than Dumbo’s hangover too. Like personality wise.
Now I’m worried. What if he becomes more like Sasha, or Peanut(brain) or even BINO (insert girlish scream (of fear not enjoyment) here).
I am personally hoping for amnesia.
I hope not. That would suck.
I just thought about something… where did Pete go. =/
Where does pete ever go?
To do the thing he was going to do which we don’t know what it was
Allweneedtoknow! (I’m such a party pooper.) X3
Oh yes. Of course! It all makes sense now.
He’s not here, he’s there! Which would be here if we happened to be there, Of which we are not. Doing things we know that we don’t know about.
You go there you’re gone forever, I go there I lose my way,We stay here we’re not together,
LOL, king swore again. XD haha
He tends to do that a lot, huh? X3
He seems to be the only one to do that If I recall correctly xD
hes edgy like that
Or human… :O
Edgy? You mean…
I’m scared now
Edgy = 1. Having a sharp or biting edge. 2. Daring, provocative, or trend-setting. 3. Nervous or irritable.
hahaha totally saw that coming X3
Well, it wasn’t as intended, but he’s actually succeeded at something. I suppose we could count keeping Sasha warm and building her a house as successes – but those plans didn’t really have an outright failure as an option.
He could have made it awkward by telling Sasha he likes her, or when he built the house, which I could only assume he used nails and a hammer, he could have hit his thumb(s).
But that’s not quite outright failure, is it?
I wouldn’t think so. Besides, EVERYBODY likes Sasha! It’s one of the rules!
Ferrets win the game.
I like Sasha!
well he’s out of the cage…
And just because we could see it coming does not mean it hurt any less. Mean Pete’s going to be ticked about the broken pet carrier. But no gravy stains on King or the rug so obvivously he did eat it and solve that problem.
And good grief, Fox actually did so up randomly for no apparent reason?!
To be fair, King has expressed nervousness and reservations about going. Showing up to make sure that your reclusive friend does, indeed, attend a social event is entirely reasonable – especially when you’ve promised that he’ll have a good time there.
I doubt that Pete will care about the pet carrier though; his powers seem to extend to transforming inanimate matter. For the most part, he seems to find Joel/Kings efforts at defiance amusing – not an especially pleasant personality trait.
Hey wait, yeah! Where’s the gravy? Where’s the water! WHAT’S GOING ON!?
He eat it before he banged the carrier around, he’s a dog and I’ve never known one to leave food sitting around. And if not well, MST3k Manta time.
he went to the phone to get fox so he could let him out of the cage,
but he got out of the cage and got foxs attention all in one painfully cunning move!
king for the win! XD
Apparently, Pete locks the pet carrier, but not the door! XD
He probably has the same kind of pet door as the Sandwiches.
Assuming that’s not the front door, of course.
Buckdida has a good point about the door.
Ouch. All that work only for Fox to show up right there. I can’t wait to see King explaining the circumstances that lead to this. Also can’t wait to see how it ends up being dealt with.
I don’t think King needs to explain any circumstances. The broken pet carrier is right there at the bottom of the stairs, and I don’t think he fell that far from it…
Doesn’t anyone in Babylon Gardens lock their doors anymore? What if Fox had been a burgler or a petnapping member of an animal wrongs group. Pete’s antique phone could have been stolen. Although given one of the residents is cop (and a bike one no else) and another a K9 cop you could see why they’d likely feel safe.
Actually, I think it would be poetic justice if King were kidnapped by PETA. Ah… the irony.
Im guessing this will happen in a future arc. It’s too juicy to ignore ;3
Something tells me that the omnipotent blue griffin doesn’t actually need to lock his door. Steal at your own risk. XD
The last week implied Pete’s isn’t limitless. But as stated, ticking him off is likely not a good idea unless the idea of spending then rest of your life as lap dog sounds appealing.
Actually, I think the more ‘furrier’ people might not mind that. (NO offense to anyone who is a furry)
*grins* how about a lap-buny? I VOLUNTEER to be a lap-bunny… *looks all hopeful*
I WOULD make a little ascii bunneh but I don’t think it’s allowed.
Two words: “Doggy Door”
Why bother? Pete could apparently replace anything that went missing with a snap of his fingers.
After all, a door lock won’t keep out anyone who’s really determined to get in; it simply makes the process of getting in more conspicuous, thus increasing the likelihood of their being a witness and of someone notifying the authorities.
In the Housepets universe there really isn’t much chance of a stranger going into a house passing unnoticed. There’s been a mention of Fido stopping burglaries, but I’d suspect that every bird, mouse, and pet knows that reporting a break-in or intrusion by a stranger is probably worth a months supply of treats or toys.
That might be the reason for the use of the “stealth outfit” during our one on-screen burglary; it would probably ensure that the description wouldn’t be of much use later on – but it makes it just as obvious as breaking a lock or window that this IS a burglary. It’s a possible drawback on employing wolves as security too; small animals may be understandably reluctant to approach wolves to tell them that something is going on.
IT KEEPS HAPPENING
I am seriously wondering how it took this long for somebody to say that.
? Say wut?
I don’ get it. XD
I was just late and couldn’t read the comic :<
BTW: that’s a cool avatar, but what is it?
It’s a cat with the ears folded back, drawn in a style I usually never draw in. So yeah.
You draw good.
My pessimism doesn’t approve. :<
Are you at the point where you’re getting good enough that sometimes people go “oh wow” at something you did, but you know enough that it all looks like [censored] to you? I got stuck there, and wish I’d powered through it.
Power through it?
I don’t think that’s possible. Unless you start to like your pieces. Which is not a good idea since you’ll miss the errors and faults and you won’t advance anymore…
Stop channeling me 20 years ago. It doesn’t work.
You artist guys do this alot ay? :3
… Maybe if I start drawing I’ll be missin the “can’t like my own work” attitude. XD
where doing it man
where MAKING THIS HAPEN.
Ah awesome, a fan of MSPA as well, you deserver a bro hug bump. Okay… how do we do this…
They deserver a what!?
I’ve heard of chest bumps before, but not that.
where doing it man where MAKING THIS HAPEN.
Seriously the alt text made my day. =)
This moment reminds me of Bino’s fall in the Money Sharks arc.
The only difference is someone actually cares.
Like FML I have to beg the question:
Did King totally deserve it or agree that his life sucks.
This just sucks, King would have earned it by now to have a “normal” life.
True. He has endured a lot:
From a bad childhood to being changed into a dog.
Being tormented by Pete, getting locked up in a cage.
And now tumbling down the stairs.
Truly a “Tragic Hero”.
Down the stairs make him a “tragic hero?” Not really I mean dive on a grenade and you’re a tragic hero, fall down some stairs and you’re just funny.
Which is nice, King hasn’t been all that funny a character before this arc. He just kind of tried to go about his day and have funny stuff happen to him but now he’s starting to do some of it himself.
… Ya may have some point there, not a tragic hero, but his life still sucks too much and he should have at least SOME joy in… it I’d say at least. :3
It seems people don’t understand what a tragic hero is. A tragic hero is one for whom tragedy strikes because of a “Tragic flaw.” King seems to unlucky, as opposed to having any.
King’s tragic flaw is acting without thinking things through.
You know, that little voice that tells you that skateboarding towards a plate-glass window on a polished marble floor is a bad idea… BEFORE you go through the glass?
King doesn’t have one of them.
Now that is definitely a tragic (as well as comedic) flaw, and fits so very well. One +5 insight bonus for you!
Or he does and he just doesn’t listen. I know I don’t listen to mine half the time.
Are you a hero?
No. I’m just a very foolish person.
Sorry, we need a hero.
Or at least a montage.
I probably overstated the “tragic hero” but the point I was trying to make was how much this character always has to endure the unexpected.
Nothing seems to go right with King. Even when the situation seems to go into his favor one way or another he gets knocked down. Like when he gets invited to the Good Ol’ Dogs Club; it seems he was going make the transition of trusting others but it backfires on him because of Bino. Fox invites him to a BBQ then gets shot down by Pete. I just feel bad for the little guy. Even before he got changed into a dog things didn’t seem to go right for him; He gets punched in the face, the van won’t start when trying to escape, when he decides to turn himself in he gets knocked down. It’s tragic man!!! Jeez! He hardly catches a break. I hope sometime in the future something will go in his favor because it’s just sad.
We can argue whether or not King is a tragic hero but I do want to point out that his life can be tragic.
Sorry about my long rant but I had to clear things up.
Well, I suppose someone has to be the unlucky person in this comic. I just kinda feel bad for King…
It’s a contest between Bino and King, yesno?
Well, both Bino and Joel/King tend to make their own bad luck – but Bino usually does it out of malice and jealousy. Presuming that karma plays a role, I’d say that King wins. If not, Bino wins, since King has yet to put himself in the hospital – unless this does it.
yelp! hope Fox manages to help him…did fox just B&E tho?!?
Is this an MSPA now? If so, awesome!
On a side note:
I told you about stairs bro, I TOLD YOU dog!!!!
Oh COME ON!
Must I hear this line all around the net? XD
(I think I say “Oh come on” too much nowadays on HP. XD)
PS.: Cool down bro, no need for more qutes kay? XP
IT KEEPS HAPPENING!!
I told you man
I TOLD you about stairs!
Here have yer lil fun. XD
Them stairs just keep happening, man!
I was going to make that joke if this happened but oh well at least it was made (in the Alt-Text no less) Also I bet you its to the Vet for King.
Wow king fails!!!
Even in success, he fails! It’s awesome!
That reminds me of some one but who?!
“Wedge Antilles was so good, he couldn’t fail even when he tried to.”
I guess King is another kind though. Like… Scrooge McDuck, in that one story featuring his sisters and a teddy bear.
More like Darkwing Duck.
I am the terror that WHAM! BAM! THUMP!s in the night.
I am… in severe pain. Aspirin!
XD I love Darkwing duck!
i was thinking of somebody who on here!
Even when he fails, he succeeds?
AGAIN WITH THE SOCKS WHAT IS IT WITH YOU AND SOCKS MAN
Hahahaha! Aww, man, poor King! i’m glad fox is with him now. King is really funny. I love that little guy.
Great comic, really funny. Just caught up with it over the weekend. Last time I read it it was still in b&w. BTW, it looks awesome in color!
Aaaaand YES! MI musick that goes into a comedy theme song, great work again King. XD
King sure never saw Zombiland right since “Rule 17: Don’t Be a Hero”. If ya would have stayed put ya would’ve been saved without gettin into an LSD like hallucination. X3
“Stop swearing, you foul-mouth!”
Is the next comic where King is in (or on) bed being bandaged and coned?
What, I’m the first one to comment on the MS Paint Adventures reference?
Anyone else notice that for someone called King, he sure get’s pwned a lot?
Ow. That hurt! XD
Perhaps his “castle stand upon pillars of sand pillars of sand”.
Sorry. I had to say that.
“And so, castles made of sand
Fall in the sea
- I wonder if anyone out there knows what this is from?
And then it sank into the swamp…
*slow facepalm to hearty thumbsup*
I’ve fallen down the stairs too many times.. Dx
I fell down stairs before. It was kinda fun until I hit my head on the wall at the bottom lol.
FOX TO THE RESCUE! Poor King
Go, fox, go!
I expected Fox to show up.
I think all we were expecting it
Ouchies, well at least gumdrop lane is worth it, yeah? XD
lol I thought it was Lane at first too. Man, I’d love to be a dog, swimming in gumdrops…
Poor King, that hurts, for sure! But at least he’s free now.
I really love the gesture of friendship that Fox has showed going to King’s house to assure that all were ok there. Maybe he arrived a minute later, but he did!
Nice work on that second to last panel, I like.
yeah, but it looks like he is missing his right ear O_o
…lead to karma sutures!
Implying Fox is fat meebe? XD
At least now he’s protected from the terrible secret of space.
Noticed the phone never even moved lol
Yes, I noticed that too.
Stupid fourth wall.
pete returns to see a empty, busted cage on the carpet.
I think I fell on the floor from laughing at that.
Dirty mouth? Clean it up with Orbit’s!
The dog man…. HASS the phone.
You have to flip the cage TURN-WAYS!
Jailbreaks are supposed to be quiet. Falling down the stairs in a big plastic box isn’t really quiet, and can probably be hazardous to your health.
Dangit! Now I feel bad that I didn’t read MSPA all the way. I don’t get the reference
It sounds like all you need is the references.
Cure the ignorant soul in the corner: Wha’;s MSPA?
It’s the bug’s knugs.
Oh. God. The bad. It burns.
Well, at least you’re out of the kennel, King! ^_^; Nice bump, by the way.
that sure sounded like “OW F*(K” crash!!!
Has anybody considered what the others are going to think of Pete locking him in a cage to make sure he doesnt go to the party? Something tells me they wont be to impressed…
My parents did that kinda stuff to me, like stealing my truck……
Yeah that may be true, but who knows perhaps even in this universe it’s normal if an owner locks his dog in a cage for some reason, but we’ll know know how it is by tomorrow. X3
BTW don’ forget to check on yer last strip comments.
I wonder if that bump on his head the only injury?
its a cartoon… so it may just disappear in the next comic strip too… or just suddenly have bandaged over it.
Missed opportunity in panel 6: King’s face in terror (or pain or anger or something).
What do you think King likes on a hot god?
I would say whatever Alanis Morissette was wearing in Dogma.
Did you mean hot dog? Then I would say ketchup, mustard, and relish. Maybe a little cheese and onions, too. Truely a king’s hot dog.
One trip to the hospital coming right up!… After all, falling down the stairs in a cage where you as small as a toddler can NOT be good for you health. ^.^
Well, the square-cube law helps – and better to hit the flat, and somewhat resilient, inside of the plastic cage than the edges of the steps.
You mean hospetal?
Not sure if I got that or not.
Nah. Dogs are wicked durable, especially the small ones. I’ve seen my schnauzer jump off of tables to the ground. Besides, we’re not taking into account King’s “superior” human intellect. If he were to brace himself in the cage, he would have only sustained a few bumps on the head. The cage wasn’t all that big.
Guess King should be lucky Fox thought of checking in.
Though I would think if Pete is as powerful as claimed, he knows what’s going on.
Oooh…well, he’s out >>
1…., 2…., 3…., 4….., 5678910URRRRRRROUT!
Hey no fair! That’s cheating!
Shinmera, Noir The Sable I Blame U 2 4 Theas.
At the Alt Text: NO, I told him. Not you.
King’s been CROWNED!!!
I’m a bit confused, is it the 4′th of July already?
Yes, in the Housepets Universe it is.
So then how long has king been in that little cage? Since you know, Pete said, “I have plans on THAT date” (the future). Oh well I’m still confused.
We don’t know how many days went between the frames in the strip where he got put in the cage.
I’m pretty sure he was only in there a couple minutes, there was a time skip from when he was eating ice cream to the Fourth.
That works too!
Obviously, Pete used his Timey Wimey Ball.
OK, I probably look like an idiot, but I don’t get the reference in King’s last line nor in the hovertext. Can someone please explain?
King is loopy and confused now. You have to read http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ to get it
I got about 50 comics (?) through before I stopped. I was starting to get bored, but luckily I Auto Saved, just in case.
Now I just have to remember not to delete any of my personal data for the next 6 months or so
You should read Problem Sleuth before Homestuck though because Homestuck has a lot of references you won’t get and it starts very slowly.
MSPA references? Rick, you sly griffin, you.
…really though I wasn’t expecting that.
From this moment forward, King shall forever be known as “Tumbles the Stair Corgi!” No, but seriously, at this rate I’m expecting King to break out into “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen ” any day now…
How about “The Trouble I’ve Been In”?
(Don’t know if that’s a song or not but-hey! Why’re you reading mah thought bubblez?!)
Why didn’t King just flip the cage door turn-ways?
YAAAAAY! NO gir that’s BAD! YAAAAAAY
Looks like king slips again…
Can’t swear in front of these pets.
Other animals might think it okay to do so….
What would happen if Peanut swore.. :S
>King: Knock The Phone Over
You have been eaten by a grue.
Seems Fox wasn’t fast enough to make a SWEET CATCH.
Awww but he’s loose
king: hello friend what your name?
fox: king, i think you have aminese.
king: that a funny name.
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