Not Sober Enough
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  1. Challenger01

    King=Best character ever!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      He’s the “everyman” character who reacts like the reader would isn’t he? Kind of like Frank Grimes on the Simpsons only…you know…not dead. Actually Grimes is also hugely popular with his particular fandom similar to King.

      • Inu225

        I couldn’t agree with you more. I think too since King/Joel was originally human we can easily relate to his character especially when he has to deal with unusual situations. (i.e. eating dog food, getting locked up in a small cage, smelling other dog’s bu… you get the picture).
        Not to mention his dog form is just darn cute. It’s easy to see, in my opinion, why King is top dog. (Pun intended)

        • Challenger01

          Just give King a crown already, I mean, his name is KING! And seriously, cuteness goes off the scale when King is involved.

          • FuRrY321

            Even with an unsightly bump on his head, King is still cute! :D

      • IceKitsune

        I completely agree with you. Frank Grimes is exactly who I think of when I think of King. Franks voice is actually how I read all Kings lines in my head.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        ‘He’s the “everyman” character who reacts like the reader would isn’t he?

        If the reader was drunk all the time. Pretty much the only thing he’s pulled off that worked was Sasha’s shed, and he did that offstage. Every second strip he’s in it seems like we’re all going “OH NO, KING, DON’T DO IT” and he does it…

      • Lupus

        I hated Frank Grimes, but I do love Kingy :3

    • AdriGummi

      Indeed!

  2. Majin-Wolf

    This can’t be good!! O.o

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      i like were this is going :D

  3. Yokashima

    They finally meet!

  4. PyreCanine

    The suspense~

  5. atheren

    grape being grape

    • FuRrY321

      Drunk King being Drunk King.

      • Dr. Prower

        grape hurting drunk kingy lol

  6. sonic id furreh!!!

    quick way to get out of a mualing :P

  7. Kytan

    ooh this is gonna get furry! wait… its already furry…

    • Dr. Prower

      the fur will fly

      • Mukavich

        All we need now is Bino with another exploding present!

  8. psychoJoker36

    That violence is why I fell in love with Grape in the first place

    • rWolf1991

      RIGHT!!!

      • psychoJoker36

        Look, don’t go that way Wolf. This is a PG site

        • Shinmera

          says the alt text.

          • FuRrY321

            It’s talking about his ARM. Or his LEG. I hope, anyway.

            …Does the head count as an appendage? :O

        • Dr. Prower

          nasty psycho lol

        • rWolf1991

          i wasnt going to say anything!!

    • Hopper200456

      Me too!

  9. ReCreate

    LOL XD this is getting even more interesting. :P

  10. yoyodude

    thats grape for ya

  11. Mukavich

    Hooray, Grape! Now, which appendage to start with?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      oh ohoh go w/ that one ;)

    • HonorèDerazey

      I think it give a disturbing allusion in the alt text… >.>

      • Mika

        *cringes*

      • Pokeblue

        Ouch….

      • Hopper200456

        Dont go there!

      • Dr. Prower

        I hadn’t though of that till you said something…

    • Loki-Impisi

      “Oh what nice long EARS you have!!!” “AGGGGGGGHRRRR!!!”

      • Mukavich

        Well, on the bright side, maybe after the docs replace his ear, he’ll look more like Sasha. You think he’s cute now, just imagine him with floppy ears.

        • psychoJoker36

          King + floppy ears = CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          boom

          • PyreCanine

            Have you seen a pembroke with floppy ears? They get squished way too much. Mainly by women.

          • Lupus

            But they exist!? SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  12. IceKitsune

    XD Grape was going to kill him for hitting on Tarot (that doesn’t really surprise me at all)
    Also why is Grape even there and is Max with her. And wait if she didn’t know that Tarot was going to be there does that mean that Peanut isn’t there or did he come with Grape?

    • IceKitsune

      And just Wow at the alt-text XD

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        If you really need an explaination about her being at a Good Ol’ Dogs Club event go with the same reason she went to Fido’s party: she likes the taste of dog biscuits. Either that all the neighbor pets showed up because a party is a party plus half the non-Bigglesworth cats have dog siblings anyway to give them an excuse to tag along.

        The real explaination of course is the Rule of Funny. No one but Grape can deliver a line like that.

    • GameCobra

      Grape has a habit of going to dog cook-outs. i’m guessing it’s for the free food. i’m wondering if Max would pick up on that habit from Grape just as she picks up on his habits?

      If he does appear Friday, i would find it humorous and unexpected if he ends up doing what Grape didn’t finish =3

      • Thoth

        Oh well, Joel/King has already been flattened once this arc, which is probably enough. It’s not like he was actually being malicious.

    • Kytan

      yeah where is peanut during all this because as i recall he was allowed back in the good ol’ dogs club during the christmas arc… i bet it will be revealed in the next strip!!!

      • IceKitsune

        Fido let him back in afterwords remember and I kind of forgot about the Dog Biscuits think it was so long ago.

        • IceKitsune

          I’m sorry I miss read your comment Kytan (I wish there was a way to edit comments I know there won’t be but I wish there was)

          • Kytan

            hey it happens.

  13. rtlstien

    I love how Grape approaches his question
    Oh yeah… she’s psychic, now I’m going to rip you to shreds

    • Wingedwolfgirl

      That’s our Grape. :D

    • Dr. Prower

      Gotta love her.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        doesn’t everyone? :)

        • Firewing

          That is a Retorical question.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            i like answering retorical Q’s

  14. Kamron

    Like a dolphin/
    Peeked in your heart and mind/
    Like a dol-ol-ol-ol-phin/
    She knows your roots
    are not canine

    …aaaaand I’m off to bed.

    • rtlstien

      Like a dolphin, huh?
      “Usurp the human leaders…”

    • gagi

      omg … now you’ve got me singing it ..arff … nice one

    • Firewing

      Oh please, Kamron should become a Musician, you’d make money that way, nice tune. :P

  15. Atarii

    I dare not ask what is “more important”.

    • HonorèDerazey

      Sorry, I beat everyone to it about the alt text. =)

      • FuRrY321

        Aren’t you re-using that Gravatar, Derazey?

        I thought you said you had a whole shwack of ‘em ready for use.

        Oh, and: His ARMS and LEGS are more important. Notice Grape said appendages, as in plural. SO it either must be his ARMS, LEGS, EARS, or I dare not guess. D:

        • Dr. Prower

          Let’s pray she means ears…

        • HonorèDerazey

          No, I haven’t used this avvie yet. You must be thinking of the one with WEEEGEEE!

          • FuRrY321

            Hm. I think I’ve seen it before, though.

            …It’s kinda creepy.

          • HonorèDerazey

            It’s creepy? Fine, I’ll get an avatar of Chris Crocker.

  16. Kytan

    wait whats grape doing at the good ol’ dogs cookout? wouldnt she get runout… or at least chased up a tree?

  17. rWolf1991

    HAHA!!! Grape is such a great friend!!

  18. rtlstien

    Btw, I feel as though my comment from the previous strip had something to do with the title of this one. Could be a coincidence though…

  19. namelessone

    I would ask what Grape is doing at the cookout but *re-reads ‘Fido’s Return’ arc* the comic explains itself

  20. sonic id furreh!!!

    i lub how he just cals her “CAT”

    • Nohbody

      Well it’s not like he knows a name to address her by… :P

  21. Mika

    So King doesn’t seem to realize that Grape is a girl, its a common mistake…

    • FuRrY321

      Well, it’s not his fault the females in this comic don’t have noticeable protrusions by which to identify them by. If they did, however, King would be at the perfect height to see them… but as the title says, he’s “Not Sober Enough” to even care – or notice, for that matter.

      • Dr. Prower

        noticeable protrusions? not in this PG comic *shakes head*

        • FuRrY321

          I bet I could make a PG comic that had ‘em!

          …There just wouldn’t be any jokes about them. (But isn’t that for the best?)

          • Dr. Prower

            I’d read it.

          • Firewing

            I would too.

  22. Turaiel

    Can anyone say “ouch”? I’d be afraid if I were King…

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      if i were king i’d get spot the superdog to resqu me :3

      • FuRrY321

        He doesn’t know who that is, much less who Peanut is.

        Which is amazing, as he must have overheard one of the other dogs talking about him.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          When he was hiding from them and only ever talking to Fox?

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          stop ruining my logic >:(

          • Turaiel

            Well… I don’t think Spot would help him much, considering Spot = Peanut, and King just hit on Peanut’s girlfriend.

          • Dr. Prower

            Logic was meant to be ruined.

          • Thoth

            And I suspect that Peanut wouldn’t really take Joel/King very seriously at the moment. He strikes me as more the type to help get him home to sleep it off.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            hmmm, tu che (or however u spell that french word)

        • Firewing

          Very true, Prower.

  23. Darcin

    Open mouth, insert foot.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Runnig like “a bat outta hell” might be a better choice if you hack off Grape.

      • FuRrY321

        He’s not a bat! D:

        Couldn’t King just do both? After all, dogs can run on 3 legs (just not very well, and it takes a lot of practice, I’d imagine).

  24. Inu225

    3rd panel:
    “…Okay, that’s a perfectly NORMAL explanation.”?
    Really? Reading minds is NORMAL?
    …What’s not normal for that matter?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      sarcasm -_-

      • Thoth

        Since telepathy has been established as a normal ablity for dolphins, why should it be sarcasm instead of a simple statement of fact?

      • Inu225

        Wait wait wait…
        Are you being sarcastic in your “sarcasm -_-” comment?
        What if I was being sarcastic about the sarcastic response from King?
        Therefore you sarcastic-ly criticized a sarcastic comment about the sarcastic response from King…
        But… what if, refering to Rick’s comment, the response from King wasn’t sarcastic?
        … Therefore a un-sarcastic response from King was sarcastic-ly criticized by me and sarcastic-ly criticized by you.

        What does this all mean? I have no idea. XD

        • Gaboris

          My brain short circuited at the end, but yeah good point man. XD

          • Firewing

            I understood it perfectly.

          • Gaboris

            I understand it as well, but since I’m not english it’s a bit harder for me. XD

        • petitcake

          That comment made me smile nearly as much as the comic. :D
          In other news, Grape becomes steadily more awesome as each arc progresses.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      He’s not sober enough for it to seem abnormal.

  25. HonorèDerazey

    You know, I’m actually surprised that King is being sarcastic in the third panel about it being a ‘normal’ explanation. I mean, King was turned into a DOG by a GIANT BLUE GRYHON… I would probably believe ANYTHING.

    • Rick Griffin

      I think it’s actually funnier if you read it as not sarcastic

      • HonorèDerazey



        …You’re being sarcastic, right?

        • Max Wolfe

          There’s not much sarcasm left to burn, buddy.

          • FuRrY321

            King used it all up before he got drunk. (yes, now I understand it was not a sugar high, he is actually drunk)

      • Dr. Prower

        I agree with Rick. After you get turned into a dog, anything seems believable.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Except homeopathy.

        • Nohbody

          (I need to pay more attention to read these things the first time…)

          Heck, not just changing into a dog. After being changed into a dog by a shape-shifting gryphon who can teleport you around pretty much at will, a psychic Pomeranian is downright normal in comparison. :P

  26. Thoth

    While that;s a quick and simple resolution to King’s questions, “Oh, OK, That’s a perfectly normal explanation” does weigh fairly heavily on the “psychic powers aren’t too unusual” side of things. World background is always interesting.

  27. EchoFireant

    Hehe..Alt Text :D

  28. sonic id furreh!!!

    i just noticed the ALT txt on the last panal “SNKT” scary wut alt txt can do

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Very cute Grape gets the Wolverine comic sound effect when she pops her claws out. SNIKT!

  29. ReCreate

    alt tip pushing the PG limit much?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      oh! peshaw!!! that’s nonsens

    • Nohbody

      Nah, not really.

      I will grant you it does look like it’s within easy reach of said limit, though.

      Of course, she could mean his head, too. :P

      • Nohbody

        It could mean, rather, since there’s nothing making it obvious that particular bit of metatext is from Grape.

        And yes, I realize heads don’t really count as “appendages”… :P

        • Mukavich

          Oh, I dunno. If you’re a Pierson’s Puppeteer, heads do. Count as appendages, I mean. But then, they have their brains in their body, and use their two heads like hands. Niven FTW.

          • Nohbody

            Having “pet” in the name doesn’t necessarily make them relevant comparison points… :P

          • Firewing

            I was about to point out that the head is not an appendage.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Arms, legs, …

      • FuRrY321

        Ears? :?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          NOT THE EARS!

          • Firewing

            Or the Toes or Fingers. Those’d count.
            ..Wouldn’t they?

          • Dr. Prower

            Yeah, Firewing, they would.

    • Kamron

      I keep wondering how many of you have watched any PG movies lately. :/

      • Dr. Prower

        I watched Ghost Dad yesterday. Bill Cosby = Laughter.

    • Dr. Prower

      It’s only pushing PG if you MAKE it push.

  30. thegamist

    eheheh KINGsize fail, poor peanut

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      peanuts savyer=Grape

      • FuRrY321

        Savior? Or saver?

        Either way, it’s true. :3

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          forgot how to spell it :P

  31. Pokeblue

    Run, King, run! Lol, well at least it wasn’t Peanut he said that to…actually I dunno about this I know Peanut is a lot less rough around the edges than Grape, but it’d still be bad to have told you were hitting on a girl to the very guy she’s dating.

    • Kytan

      i’m thinkin if it were peanut he’d cause a scene close to what he did in the imaginate too arc…

  32. dragonnutds

    what is with all the king avi’s?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      kings magical

      • FuRrY321

        In more ways than one ;)

        hey, if he was still a human, that would be creepy. Now that he’s a dog…
        I don’t care :)

    • FerreTrip

      I must admit, King is quite the character.

      Plus he’s a corgi. And as Cowboy Bebop has already shown, gorgis are awesome. (I THINK he’s a corgi…right?)

    • Kamron

      ‘Cause he’s a party-hard playboy of a pup.

      • Kamron

        also hes batman

        • FuRrY321

          No….

          I’M BATMAN

          • Dr. Prower

            So? I’m Superman.

          • Firewing

            Well, I’ma Scatman.
            -Scatman music plays-

          • Dr. Prower

            …No comment.

  33. Snowmon

    Grape is just messing with him, right?
    Well, with panel four at least…
    Peanut isn’t psychotic like Bino or Tiger…
    ……
    …or Sasha…

  34. Profesor Rod

    So dolphins are psychics for real?

    Perfectly normal explanation, right…

  35. falcon01

    lol! I wondered how/when King would meet Grape, Priceless moment!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      i give it till tomorow till somewon makes an avie of it :)

    • Kytan

      wait till he meets peanut… there would probably be some awkwardness. but seriously i predict either peanut will be in the next one and completely oblivious to why king is in an ironlung or fox will come in and try to save king… either way it will be fun!

      • Mukavich

        Well, with all the death threats, and the finding-out-of-his-secrets, King’s gotta be sober now. Right? Or, at least a little more tight lipped as far as those things go.

      • FuRrY321

        Aaaaaaand now Rick has to go back to the figurative drawing board to see how he can outsmart you.

        Seriously, it’s like we just make his job harder or something :?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Grape didn’t mention Peanut’s name. I reckon Rick could get another strip about King meeting Peanut and brain-crashing when he realizes Peanut is “Grape’s best friend”.

        • Mika

          It could have been worse, Grape could have been replaced with Peanut in this scene…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Would have been safer.

            On the other hand maybe not, he might have asked “what kind of weird things?” He’s easily distracted.

            On the gripping hand, he’s easily distracted.

          • Dr. Prower

            plus, Peanut has a tendancy to be easily distracted.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What you say?

        • Kytan

          well id expect it to be similar to what he did near the end of imaginate too… either that or king should expect a falcon punch the face.

  36. sonic id furreh!!!

    *in yawny voice* i is tired so i gonna sleep bye ppls

  37. Valerio

    hehe.
    King called Tarot ‘beautiful’. Yay!
    The dog side is powerful in this one!
    Get him biscuits! :D

    • Snowmon

      And gravy!

      • Dr. Prower

        but he already HAS gravy!

        • FuRrY321

          Fox: Don’t remind me *shudders*

    • Nohbody

      Eh, one can view someone as beautiful without having a personal attraction to them. I’ve seen RL people refer to some animals as beautiful without them having even the slightest thought about anything even remotely romantic.

      • Valerio

        King was hitting on her. His own words.
        Nuff said!

        • FuRrY321

          It helps that they’re roughly the same size :)

  38. Valerio

    And Grape solves yet another problem with violence… Almost…

    • Darkfire

      There is no problem that can’t be solved by violence!

      • Nohbody

        And if violence doesn’t solve the problem, an insufficient amount of violence was used. ;)

        • FuRrY321

          Or you ended up taking out all the baddies but the boss. Or you missed a baddie. Or you missed the key that unlocks the door. Or you missed the door that you use the key on. Or you missed the hidden switch that unlocks the pathway to the key that unlocks the hidden door that is revealed by another switch that must be hit after the first one, or else you’ll have to start all over again! D:

          • Enty

            No, that’s just misdirected violence. The correct application of kinetic energy anywhere will do anything, considering that energy is defined as the capacity to do work :D

          • Dr. Prower

            Violence is energy lol

          • Kytan

            well if violence is energy than grapes energy must be
            OVER 9000!!!!!
            and kings is negative 2 at the moment

          • Firewing

            Enty, I shall quote you on that, soon.

  39. iHavezMyBirdo

    Appendages?

    • Valerio

      y’know, an educated way to say ‘limbs’.
      And other anatomical parts…

      • FuRrY321

        that tend to go as far away from the body as possible (you know, like arms, legs, that sort of thing).

        • Firewing

          Or Ears, Toes, and Fingers.

      • iHavezMyBirdo

        Ohh okay. :3

  40. Kytan

    King: Fox what does the scouter say about her power level?
    Fox : IT’S OVER 9000!!!!!!!!
    King: What 9000????

    what??? someone had to do it

    • FuRrY321

      Gah! THESE COMMENTS KEEP HAPPENING!

    • Hopper200456

      Not to 50!!!

  41. ShadyKitsune

    Graaaaape! Haven’t seen her in a while. ^.^

  42. CarrotMurder

    THE ALT TEXT. I spilled my drink.

    • Mukavich

      If I had had a drink, It would have been blown through my nose. Mainly because Grape would have no qualms about doing such a thing.

  43. Nohbody

    I do hope there’s a reason other than plot induced stupidity or rule of funny why King didn’t just say “hey, I didn’t know she had a boyfriend”. It’s not like Grape had any expectation of him knowing that in advance, considering he didn’t even know her name.

    (As a cat person, though, Grape’s reaction doesn’t puzzle me at all. :P )

    • CarrotMurder

      It’s Grape we’re talking about. I don’t think she cares either way. And he can see that with the way she gets her claws out.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s King.

      He doesn’t need plot-induced stupidity.

    • GamECobra

      The plot so far is getting King familiar with everyone. but as the plot pointed out so far, King can be too honest at the wrong times and certainly too easily over the limits with orange soda >.>

      so basically, he seems to end up causing his own situations i find, humorously.

  44. RobbyThePerv

    I know nobody will probably read a comment at the way bottom, but still.
    I think King should talk to Grape, explain that he didn’t know she was seeing anyone,he had too much soda and he recently had a concussion.I think they should be friends, seriously,more chance’s to be scared by Tarot, possibly have Peanut perceive him as a threat.
    And why not have the cynics be friends?

    • Dr. Prower

      It’s likely that won’t happen for some time. He might talk to Peanut, but if he remembers what Grape said, he’s likely to avod her.

  45. Dante

    Poor King. Hope his cover isn’t blown. He’s got a good thing goin’.

    • Valerio

      they think he’s drunk.
      And Tarot never burnt his cover.
      I hope he gets that ‘walky’ with Sasha, tho.

      • FuRrY321

        Tuesday. Write it on the calendar so you don’t forget later, when you’re sober (minus the hangover, of course!)

      • Dr. Prower

        King and Sasha!

  46. shdwfox

    You know you’re a bad *** when your claws make wolverine sound effects.

    • Firewing

      Grape’s been Bad*** Since before her claws made wolverine sound effects. Its just increasing her Bad***ness to over 150%.

      • Firewing

        I would have Quoted vegeta, But i think he’s Vegan. I dont like Vegans.

  47. Kitch

    Haha, he just HAD to admit he was hitting on someone’s girlfriend to that someone’s sister. Even if it was unwittingly. xD

    • Wingedwolfgirl

      Agreed!

      • Kytan

        well to his defense the only people there he already knew were bino sasha and fox

        • Mukavich

          …And Fido… And the rest of the K-9 squad… And Spo. But I don’t think he counts here.

  48. Max Wolfe

    Looks like Grape is fighting yet another battle for Peanut I see.

  49. JiroDyne

    I wonder if Grape picks up what he says, about that being perfectly normal? I also wonder if She will start picking on him now xD To protect Peanut and too see if his owner Pete is who she thinks he is xD

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Nod. She’s already suspicious about Pete.

    • Thoth

      Quite possible – but I’m still wondering if it is indeed perfectly normal. With at least one entire species of telepaths around – and possibly all the cetacea, and perhaps seals and sea lions – it could easily be just “every species has a few” or “it usually just takes a lot of special training” or some such. After all, Grape may have found it weird, but Max didn’t seem especially disturbed once it was pointed out that Tarot was psychic – and Grape’s experiences are limited. She’s still quite young.

  50. Valerio

    Grape defending Peanut.
    Aww, sweet violent Grapey! :)

    • Hopper200456

      Lol.
      What other grapey is there?

      • Firewing

        You know.. the Jelly type. Or wine. Maybe juice.

      • Firewing

        Even better, The soda Type.

        • Dr. Prower

          ah, the soda type…*opens can*

  51. SamBlob

    I wonder when it will occur to Grape that Tarot said something that unnerved King, meaning that there’s some strange hidden fact about King that King wants to keep hidden… and that King’s owner is a strange guy named Pete…

    • Wingedwolfgirl

      Grape probably won’t notice, cuz stuff like that may happen 2 Tarot all the time.

      Random Dog: “hey sweetie, wana hang out?”
      Tarot: “No, I don’t date retired garbage-dump-guard dogs.”
      Random Dog: “But…How could you know that? I’m new to the neighborhood, I HAVENT TOLD ANYONE!?!”

      ^ Just as an example, nothing against garbage-dump-guard dogs.

  52. Argent Stonecutter

    So… he’s not sober enough for the “I’ve got a date with a dog” moment.

    Or else he’s really gone native.

    • FuRrY321

      Good.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I highly doubt he has any real intent of going out with Sasha on “Tuesday instead.” That’s just Sasha living up to her “flavor of the week” status.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You think he’d stand up Sasha? That’d be mean!

        • Thoth

          Probably not, although he may just be hoping to make some more friends.

        • Dr. Prower

          Most likely, Sasha will come ove and be like “Hi King, ready for our walkies?”
          And he’ll say “Wait what?”

    • Firewing

      I really hope he’s gone Native.

  53. Argent Stonecutter

    He’s sobered up enough to put his collar back on at least.

    • FuRrY321

      Not as good, but at least it lets other pets know he’s not a stray.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        well he had de collar on his shoulder in the last page

  54. KnifeToYourFace

    So I guess we can assume that by dog standards Tarot is recogniced as ‘beautiful’, or at least she is that to a drunk welsh corgi who was formerly human and has been a dog for about six months.

    Huh.

    Also, Violent Grape = Love

    • FuRrY321

      I see how you think that about Grape, KnifeToYourFace. XD

  55. Jutah

    Am I missing something? Why wouldn’t King want others to know? Especially a psychic? I thought he wanted to change back?

    • Erkhyan

      “Hey guys I’m totally the guy who helped kidnap Fox!”

      Somehow I’m not sure that would sit very well with his being surrounded by the same police dogs who participated in his arrest to begin with…

      • Jutah

        Not like he has to reveal that kidnapped bit

        • Firewing

          Tarot might, though. Knowing the consequences, however, she might not. She’s not “Sort of a jerk” like pete.

          • Thoth

            It would be gratuitously mean – unless, perhaps, she thinks it would be good for him, or knows that those few who would believe it would forgive him, or just forgets…

  56. KnifeToYourFace

    Burn. =P

  57. Kytan

    women king met that night
    sasha
    daisy
    tarot
    grape cccc combo breaker

  58. Hopper200456

    GRWAPE!

    • Dr. Prower

      GRAAAAAAAAPE!

      • Firewing

        Grape, Grape, Graaaaaaaape!
        (Its gonna be her SSBB Chant.)

        • Dr. Prower

          She’d be a perfect brawler!

  59. Hopper200456

    Annnnd..
    Im back to the old avi.

  60. Wingedwolfgirl

    Can’t blame him, :D
    all the soda would go 2 your bladder if you were facing those claws.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      i woulda used a smoke bomb ;D

      • JiroDyne

        I woulda used Anti-Cat Spray! or maybe a mouse toy filled with catnip?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Look! An obvious distraction!
          Where? I don’t see any distraction…

          King doesn’t think quick like Florence though.

          • FuRrY321

            That was on a t-shirt at the “Emergency Exit Comics” store. I’m not sure if they still have it, but probably.

          • FuRrY321
      • Argent Stonecutter

        King totally needs some patented blue smoke.

  61. Lupus

    Is the alt text really an innuendo? :3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      If you have a dirty mind, EVERYTHING is an innuendo.

      In-you-en… doh, never mind…

      • Gaboris

        Don’ worry Homer we still like ya. XD

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’m a ferret, not a Simpson. I’m not distracted by donuts. I’m distracted by shinies, and small tasty mammals. Oooh, mice…

          • Lupus

            Innuendo… >_>

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “The Joy of Snacks”

          • Gaboris

            Kay sorry my mistake. XD
            BTW what’s Innuendo again? I had to look it up once already cuz of VGcats, but still couldn’t get what it meant. XP

          • Dr. Prower

            I believe an innuendo is something that’s made to sound dirty.

          • Firewing

            Or an invitation to do/think something dirty.

          • Dr. Prower

            I get invited all the time XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            See also, “double-entendre”.

          • Gaboris

            Aha cool, thx all. :)

  62. Quiran

    hehehe, it really starts to get interesting, when will they all find out and how will they react…

    I guess Pete saw it coming and perhaps that’s the reason why he wanted him to stay,
    because I think there will come some problems with this

    • Maark30

      Or Pete set this up so King would give himself a concussion.

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        And get himself drunk…and start “going native”…and get the catnip beat out of him by Grape.

    • AdriGummi

      Certainly, each strip looks more clear that Pete wanted him to stay at home to avoid all these problems with another pets. Poor King.

      • Nohbody

        Or what if Pete didn’t want King to go to the party because he knew King would run into the apparently only person who knows for sure what Pete actually is, and what he’s doing?

        It may be a stretch, I’ll grant you, but I have difficulty seeing where King getting embarrassed by drunken flirting and its consequences would have any negative effect on Pete’s plans.

        • Firewing

          No, Pete forsaw all of this, even made him NOT go to make him have a concussion SO he’d get a drink with Fox, thusly making him Drunk/sugar high, So he’d eventually hit on Tarot, Tarot revealing his secret, And him flipping out.

          Also to have the soda go to his bladder, Courtesy of Grape.

  63. gagi

    so .. who here thinks king will get neutered :P lol

    • Mika

      o_0

      is anybody in the Housepets universe neutered?

      but no, i don’t think Pete is that mean…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        That’s something that’s just not talked about.

        I think King would have fought that, if that was one of his vet appointments.

      • Mukavich

        I don’t think that it would be as necessary in the Housepets universe. We’ve already demonstrated that animals demonstrate human-level intelligence. It can be safely assumed that in lieu of getting fixed, the owners would instead have a “birds and the bees” chat with their pet… Which could possibly get quite awkward.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Especially when they’re birds.

          Or bees.

          • FuRrY321

            That conversation would probably sting!

        • Dr. Prower

          All “Birds and bees” talks are awkward lol

          • Dr. Prower

            Also, why do they call it the “Birds and the Bees” when the reproductive systems of the two animals are not the same as ours? Last time I checked, birds lay eggs and bees lay eggs.

          • Firewing

            Thats the point, Its explaining the Difference.

  64. PUDDY15

    i wonder if King really thought that Tarot was beautiful or if it was the soda talking (since King was drunk).

    • Gaboris

      May I vote for the soda? Sorry. XP

      • FuRrY321

        >8D <– Eyelazoring you.

      • Firewing

        I vote it was not the soda, He is just about to become sober, i have a feeling..

  65. FerreTrip

    Oh, Grape, how we love thee! X3 (And she REALLY must like dog treats–she’s at a LOT of dog gatherings…)

    • Lupus

      she also likes peanut :3

      • FuRrY321

        butter

        • Dr. Prower

          sandwich

  66. KennyT

    Poor King. He never gets a break.

  67. AdriGummi

    Poor King… certainly, with the exception of Fox and Sasha, he doesn’t fit very well between the other pets… It’s a dog life your life, King!

  68. Gaboris

    AAAHHH DARN IT!!! What bad timing for a power outage, I couldn’t see the awesome Grape carnage for almost a day… well it’s not realy happening yet, but still. XD
    Beautiful? Now realy?! (She is cute don’ worry ppl that’s not my prob. :p) Not sure this’ll end well for me, but hey if the story stays great then I can’t complain. (Although refering to Tarot as dog and not as girl may mean somethin.) X3
    Too long since we saw Grape and again she’s at her best manners as always… yeah those awesome manners of hers of course. X3

  69. Severedevil

    So… would this situation have gone better, or worse, had King tried to hit on Grape?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I can totally see that happening.

      • Lupus

        I want this NAO

    • JiroDyne

      I think he almost does xD if you noticed, or at least to me with the way I read it, King pauses alittle King pauses at Grape and calls her “Cat” In a kinda way that to me, seems like he was thinking of something different but was sober enough “not” to say it xD

    • RobbyThePerv

      I really want to see that happening!

    • Dr. Prower

      King: You know, you’re really hot. I like you, cat. Wanna go walkies with me?
      Grape: Better idea, you go for walkies alone, and I don’t rip your face off.

      • Firewing

        You have Mastered the Grape Personification Sequence.
        +1 to Battle Mastery.

  70. Mystery Ezekude

    I like how you’ve made one of the two main protagonists interact with the protagonist of this arc. I’m looking forward to interaction between him and Peanut (love triangle aside).

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Good point,
      we’ve never had King interact with either of the 2 main characters B4 this.

  71. e

    king’s to do list after he met grape:
    [ ] go west
    [ ] change name
    [ ] dye fur
    [ ] be adopted by a happy family with one child.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      grape will still find cause she’s like a ninja!

      • Hopper200456

        Like?

      • Snowmon

        I thought that she hired a ninja.
        That committed
        (-:insert japanese term for unhonorable suicide here:-)

        • Manix

          that would be a “Musasabi”
          and yes thats a japanese word,
          also anyone knows what that word is ill give you a kookie :D

          • FuRrY321

            Sounds a bit like “Wasabi”, but I doubt it would be found in a restaurant.

          • Dr. Prower

            Musasabi Roll lol

          • Manix

            heh but ill tell ya what it means=p
            Musasabi means Flying Squirrel in japanese

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Can I have some mususabi musubi?

  72. HJW

    Good to see grape caring for peanut’s relationship with tarot. (1st comment i made, alright!)

  73. Ace

    King MAY wanna lay low for a bit…

  74. Akai

    Fun fact: Dogs can’t see green!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      really!?! I alaways thought they were just completely color blind :/

      • Hopper200456

        Same.

        • Dr. Prower

          I believe dogs can see some shades of green and yellow.

          • Firewing

            That’s cats. And also cats can see blue.

            But in the Housepets! Universe, as well as mine, Pets can see the entire spectrum of colours.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Is that canon?

          • Buckdida

            Yes. To quote the author:
            “Animals do NOT normally see in grayscale, this is a misconception: they have color cones in their eyes, but usually just two as opposed to the three for humans. Because for various reasons I need my pets to be able to see all colors, they are not fully colorblind but are color-deficient, so dogs will see reds in a much less saturated form.”
            Can find amazing stuff on them forums, ya know. That statement IS pretty dang old, though.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            so there handicaped

  75. e

    run king run

  76. Audrey

    I love how Joel was (in my opinion) the most hated character, but as soon as he was turned into a dog, POOF he becomes King, just about the most beloved character in the whole comic.
    And, I have to admit, I am guilty of favoring King just as much as the next person. =)

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Agreed.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Joel wasn’t ever the most hated character. Fatty was.

      Joel was the in-over-his-head sympathetic sidekick.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Kind of like the kidnappers in “The Crown Jewels”.

      • WingedWolfGirl

        come 2 think it, Ur right.
        He wasn’t the most hated character,
        point is it’s interesting how a human character has gone from not really cared about, 2
        “OMGosh! He’s so cute!!!”

        Plpl arn’t thinking about him as the person he is,
        but as the dog he looks like.

      • JiroDyne

        He was the “Aww, I feel so bad for him!” Human. Then he was turned into a dog and now he’s “Aww, why couldn’t that be me?!” Dog. Also “Aww, he’s so cute! and cuddly! and I just want to squeeze him till he breaks”

        • Argent Stonecutter

          “I will hug him and squeeze him and love him and pet him, and I will call him George.”

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          If there are people on this board who want King’s life I’d really want to know why? Much of the character’s humor comes from him being the proverbial “fish out of water” but what we’ve seen of his home life with Pete as his owner is not exactly conditions most people would want to live under. He’s treated more like a real dog than any other character.

          On the other hand at being King is giving Joel a shot at redemption. He basically made a Heel Face Turn right after the transformation. We probably all have some transgressions we’d like to atone for but usually volunteer work and helping others are better ways than altering someone’s genetic material beyond all recognition (Even Joel’s eyes changed color from brown to blue!).

          Personally I really don’t see where “he’s cuter” than the other Housepets characters. With the brightly colored and clean designs Rick uses all the characters are pretty cute. Even Rex and he’s a bulldog.
          http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/07/27/the-spirit-of-competition/

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Yeh, he doesn’t even get a swishy tail out of the deal.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            yer point? :/

          • Mika

            TF maybe?

            but yeah, most characters in this comic are cute, probably part of what makes it so popular…

  77. sonic id furreh!!!

    wheres Aerix he or she (not sure witch) hasn’t been comenting lately :(

    • WingedWolfGirl

      *Twiching.*

    • FuRrY321

      Aerix is a guy. Also… well, that’s all I got XD

      • Dr. Prower

        I thought it was a girl…I hugged him with my collar off! Agh!

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          yah stuff like that happens when drunk off soda

          • Manix

            Ya know, I think Bino spiked the soda….just sayin.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Awkward…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            aaawww is someone sad cause they didn’t get a hug * opens arms*

    • Kamron

      I noticed that too. Clueless on this end.

  78. Anon

    Wait i thought it was the Eye of Horus

    • Radio Viewer

      Same here…

      • Kitch

        Eye of Horus = Eye of Ra

        Both names can be used for it. Look up Eye of Ra on Wikipedia. It’ll pull up Eye of Horus.

  79. suspense

    ugggh I’m kiling my self *I keed I keed* is only a pun on how my name is suspense

  80. Kytan

    Fox said nothing would get in the way of kings good time… he didnt anticipate grape being there! XD

    • JiroDyne

      Lies. He probably knew about Grape, but probably not of Tarot, and probably doesn’t know of her power? Only ones to seem to know about it is Peanut and Grape it seems?

    • Kitch

      He didn’t anticipate King getting plastered on a single can of orange soda either.

  81. Firewing

    I absolutly love how his Bump’s bandages remind me of a Riceball. And how you make these comics, Rick.

  82. Hoheh

    Darn. He was finally getting somewhere. With everyone but Pete. But Pete’s Pete.

  83. Manix

    well i finnaly got my avatar up=p
    any one likes it?, made it my self

  84. Manix

    avatar not workin>_>

  85. e

    MUST SEE NEW COMIC! i’ll have to go to mars because today would be yesterday there.

  86. matrix

    since when do dogs get drunk on soda is drunk at all.

    • Manix

      Im tellin ya Bino spicked tha soda>_>

  87. sonic id furreh!!!

    hurry up time, go faster DX

  88. Fuzzypaws

    King doesn’t deserve all this abuse!

    • Hoheh

      Agreed. He needs a hug.

  89. John

    Keep digging King, keep digging… I think that hole can go a little deeper…

  90. Kujiiro

    I think I missed something at the end…