Morning Routine
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  1. Yokashima

    Fox…lol X3

  2. psychoJoker36

    Fail

    • rWolf1991

      More like epic fail!!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        more like fail of epic porportios XD

        • WyldKAT

          or even one of epic *proportions*.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            nitpicky much?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            And once again, the English language is saved thanks to…

            Grammar… NATZI!

            (kidding. KIDDING!)

          • Mewz

            @Val Kilmer Batman

            Nazi, not Natzi

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            that movie wasn’t as good as ai was hoping it would be :(

          • FuRrY321

            With a title like that, of course not.

          • Nohbody

            Mewz, VKB was playing off of Brad Pitt’s horrible mispronunciation of “Nazi” in the Quentin Tarantino movie “Inglourious Basterds”.

            (Really, I hope he was intentionally playing the southern hick accent bad intentionally. I have trouble imagining Tarantino, as much as I think he’s an overrated hack, letting that through by accident, nor do I want to think that Pitt is really that clueless.)

          • Kormiak

            @Val Kilmer Batman
            Sweet avy! “Nonsense, Wyatt, I have not yet begun to defile myself!”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            “I’m dying. How are you?”

          • Kormiak

            “It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds”

        • Nohbody

          Erm, strike the first “intentionally” in my previous.

          Ugh, for want of an edit button… :P

          • Nohbody

            … or a delete one to let me put things in the correct place. :(

          • Lupus

            *pats nohbody’s shoulder* There, there. It’s all okay now.

        • Chip Uni

          Fail of epic porpoises?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            typo -_-”

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Alright, I am glad to see somebody else who loves “Tombstone”, but I have to stop before this turns into another movie quotes thread. I feel that I must apologise for letting myself get out of hand with that, and promise to keep myself on a shorter leash.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            ARGH! I keep hitting the wrong reply button!!

            That first part was at Kormiak (about another fan of the movie)

        • AflacMan13

          I would say more like OUCH. Shaving that much hair hurts. Alot.

      • JiroDyne

        King rolls and gets a 1, critical failure!

        • Spirit Studios 2010

          He rolled a Bulbasaur.

          • Naylorfan90

            Okay dude, you Kitsune pic is awesome.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I actually know somebody who semi-actively hunts for a die that has pokemon on it instead of numbers.

          • Lupus

            o.o Seriously?
            I’d love a die with bulbasaur, charmander, squirtle, pikachu, rattata and… mewtwo. It’d be like rock paper scissors. Bulbasaur beats squirtle, squirtle beats charmander, charmander beats bulbasaur, rattata fails at life and suicides, pikachu somehow destroys everything except mewtwo with thundershock, and mewtwo just pokes the others and they fly across the room.

          • petitcake

            Holy crap, I was just watching that o_____o
            The Mewtwo movie, I mean. XDD;

      • CannonFodder

        It’s such a epic fail it’s a win!

    • Thallis

      You would have thought a gold statue of the Kitsune would be enough of a wake up call.

      • Kamron

        I have the impression that his first wake-up was in the middle of the night. It seems King fell asleep and then woke up again.

        • Sleet

          Or perhaps this is a different night. But he probably just went back to sleep after finding the statue.

      • Frank

        Maybe this is another day? Showing that Pete really is gone for good?

        • rWolf1991

          But I liked Pete!!! T_T

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            i like spirit dragon he he <3 ;)

          • IceKitsune

            Pete won’t be gone for long

        • WingedWolfGirl

          Ditto on Spirit Dragon!

    • psycoHarley36

      lol who would have guessed? but why can’t they touch peanut and grape??

  3. EchoFireant

    hehe :3

  4. Pseudo Faux

    Someone’s obviously not paying attention to who they are now.

    • Shinmera

      Heck, I don’t know who I am in the morning either!

    • Frank

      Looks to me like he hadn’t woken up yet and was sleepwalking

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        1 time i wud sleep walking and woke up in my bathtub :)

        • Pseudo Faux

          Done that, woke up showering in the shower with the water running and naked.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            auhg lucky! ai still had on all mai close

          • Quiran

            i once woke up and noticed i called 911 :s

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You win.

            Or lose.

          • Spirit Studios 2010

            My mother found me in the kitchen. I had walked out, grabbed a knife, and curled up in the middle of the kitchen floor.

          • Chip Uni

            *scratches his head*

            How could the water be naked?

        • Pokeblue

          I had a moment like that. I thought I was dreaming, till I snapped back into reality when the water from the shower part hit me in the face.

        • Kesh

          When I was a teenager, my dad stopped me from walking out into the garage in the middle of the night. Still don’t know where I was going. o.o

        • Kayota

          One time my friend (who is a chef and skilled at that) sat straight up in bed, yelled BLUEBERRY PANCAKES and proceeded to go to the kitchen and make pancakes in his sleep.

          No joke.

          • Score

            He wins at life.

    • Kurastwolf

      “You can’t handle the truth!”

  5. ZincChloride

    SOOOO CUUUTE!!!

    • ZincChloride

      or….. AAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

  6. Flame-LoneWolf

    lol, I guess he still isn’t used to being a dog! XD

  7. Amaterasu13

    Habits never die.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Indeed they don’t. Since Pete is a magical griffin and capable of assuming human form at will you wouldn’t think he wouldn’t actually need to shave. The fact he’d have a razor and shaving cream lying around for something like this to potentially happen just makes it funnier.

      Of course the idea of a dog getting up and willingly brushing his teeth is funny in itself.

      Look, a little bit of Joel is finally visible on King’s face.

      • Stryde

        Knowing Pete, he probably planted that there just to be an arse. :B

        But I think you were already implying this. I don’t know. It’s 7am.

        • Whiskey

          Actually.. I like to think that’s Pete’s toothbrush. :)

      • Flexico

        Maybe if he shaves it ALL off, he’ll turn back!

        *King does it*

        Oop, I guess not. Oh well! Carry on!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I thought that might be a possibility too. But if I were King I wouldn’t try it.

    • Profesor Rod

      Poor king X3

  8. Razuk

    This taught me a lot.

    • Mukavich

      Dogs can shave. That’s all I got out of this.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        all i got is
        1)dogs can shave
        2)fox cares about king for reason i do not know of

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          They’re friends isn’t good enough?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            aaaiiii…guuueeeesss it ccccoooouuullldd beeee

          • Mukavich

            It’s like I’ve been saying: They’re like brothers. Or it could be that King is less of a jerk than Bino, and therefore Fox cares about him more.

          • Thoth

            Well, being less of a jerk than Bino isn’t all that demanding an assignment. Even as badly socialized as King appears to be, I’d guess he’s up to it.

  9. KzT

    A clean shave.

    • Frank

      A close shave

      • Mukavich

        The closest shave you will ever get.

      • KzT

        Thats what it was! My mind drew a blank.

        • Frank

          It’s midnight. I guess it’s allowed

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            fer me it’s 1a.m.
            rick wut country u live in anyway!?!

          • Mukavich

            US or Canada, He’s on Central Standard Time, though.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            go eastern! we are supirior!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Pacific! We update at 10! And it’s actually warm in Seattle now! Make peace with your gods, for the end is nigh!

            Actually, I would love to live in Hawaii and come up to Seattle for the summers; I love it here but there’s really only two seasons: winter and August.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            that sounds nice

          • FuRrY321

            EST is nice. But then, yeah, Rick updates around 1 here, so I’m usually asleep by then…

            usually….

          • ndigit

            Here in Hawaii it updates at 6. :3

      • FuRrY321

        Burma Shave!

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Don’t leave your razor…

          Around with your corgi…

          If he uses it…

          He’ll look dorky…

          Burma Shave

          • FuRrY321

            Or…

            FURMA SHAVE!

  10. the game

    its a TRAP!

    • WyldKAT

      Your name makes me hate you a little bit.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        u hate him a little cause of his name!?! harsh much >_>

        • WyldKAT

          He made me looooooose. :(

          • Frank

            Then tie yourself up again. Easy.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            oh i get it!

        • Score

          Sonic ID Furreh, you don’t seem to understand that “the game” is the name of a game which, once you remember it again, you lose. Everyone just got reminded because of his name, and lost the game. See one of the earlier comics for another explanation.

          • Dabber

            I guess everyone plays, like it or not? You can’t lose if you don’t play.

          • Argent Stonecutter
          • littlebeast

            THAT DOESN’T COUNT.

            I mean, you DO win the game when you see that, BUT YOU HAVE TO PLAY AGAIN ANYWAY. Just like you have to play again after you lose.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The only way to win is not to play.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I think that Peanut said it best.

            http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/06/23/no-escape/

            Nostalgia time?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Argent’s corollary to WOPR’s law: once you win the game, you’re not playing it any more.

            And since I was using WOPR’s law ironically before The Game was invented, I win.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh ai remember wut it is ai just don’t think about it ;3 there problem solved :D

  11. Pseudo Faux

    So wait, I think this solves our “What house is he currently in” dilema. Seems like he’s still at his/pete’s home.

    • Frank

      Except that Pete’s no longer there

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Or else he’s not, which is why there’s shaving cream and a razor there.

      • FuRrY321

        Be funny if he’s at the police officer’s house XD

        But then…
        why would a bed with King’s name be there!? O.O

        • Argent Stonecutter

          There was a mysterious fire at the place and only the dog-bed was saved.

          • Thoth

            Well, between the dog club events and revolutionary mice with match-torches, I’d suspect that either there’s an awful lot of rebuilding going on all the time in the Housepets universe or they’ve gotten very good at fireproofing (and the dogs did a REALLY good job of starting that fire).

    • dlazeorus

      no one has asked this by why is the sink and all that stuff at dog level. In the comic he’s standing up and the sink is at an appropriate height for him, about 2 to 2-1/2 feet off the ground. Are we sure this is Pete’s house or has he been given one of his own? At the very least has the house been altered to suit him now that Pete can’t control him?

      • Thoth

        Insufficient data. It could be a low sink, or he could just have stepped up onto something. Hopefully we’ll get more information soon.

  12. Fuzzypaws

    “Duck” tape goes quack quack and tries to bite your face off!

    • Frank

      According to Cartoon Network, it’s a tape made from ducks. Of course, if you put that on Wikipedia, it probably won’t count as a reliable source :P

    • Tahoe

      It’s also a brand of duct tape! Duck Tape! =D

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        It was actually originally called “Duck Tape” because the U.S. Army used it to waterproof munitions/explosives crates during (I think) one of the World Wars(?).

        I saw something about it on some discovery channel show or another.

        • White Rhino

          From what the Duct Tape Book (thank my mother’s yard-sale habits) taught me is that… BOTH are correct!

          It’s called Duck Tape because it’s waterproof and used by the Army as VKB up yonder mentioned. But it’s also referred to as Duct Tape because of how often people used it when repairing duct-work.

          *cues public service announcement music* The more you know.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            You don’t use duct tape to repair duct work, you use metallized tape.

          • Gabrek

            Argent;
            The metalized tape is used to seal the system; however, it is also extremely expensive and prone to degrading over time. Covering it with copious amounts of duct tape is common practice to help ensure a permanent repair.
            …either that, or I spent that summer crawling around attics only to learn the *wrong* way to do AC work.

  13. Maark30

    Ah poor King, he just forgot himself for a minute.

  14. Furr Mate

    LOL That’s hilarious.

  15. Shinmera

    Ahh yes that joke :P

  16. SamBlob

    I guess King really forgot himself there.

    Noggin bump? Orange soda? The metaphysics of the universe and its players blew his mind? All of the above?

    • Pogiforce

      Ah, forgot about his noggin bump, but I see the patch now. Though it looks like the swelling has gone down, that’s good.

    • FuRrY321

      Sleepwalking?

  17. Frank

    Didn’t king have a tail? Or was getting rid of it his reward?

    • Sleet

      He never did. He’s a Welsh Corgi, so he has little to no tail.

    • Pseudo Faux

      It looks like his tail is so short and stumpy it just disappears while standing

    • rWolf1991

      He had a tail it was just a small one!!

  18. rWolf1991

    Haha! King needs help with his morning routine!!

  19. AmericanOtter

    Oh wow…..

    That is…. well, that is interesting…. he has a sink at his height…. or a step stool….

    Either way…. cool and funny… and frankly….. shows that maybe a little more of his human mind is unlocked?

    I doubt Pete would have let that habit show at all…. I wonder if that means Pete is now…. well lost some power over King?

    • Pseudo Faux

      Holy crap, that makes sense!

    • NobodyYouKnow

      hes not home

      • Frank

        Sure he is. Pete’s just gone. Speaking of which, does Pete really need the shaving cream?

        • Snowmon

          Pete was planing a famous prank as punishment for disobeying him, but this one works too…

        • Pseudo Faux

          To keep the house with a sense of ‘normalicy’ in case of company.

          • Captain50

            The original word was normality. The term “normalcy” was coined by Warren G. Harding in his campaign promise in 1920, “Return to normalcy.” Normalicy is however not a word, or at least not yet and try not to add to the English language’s 4 million + word count by misspelling words.

        • NobodyYouKnow

          i thought he wasn’t alowed by decree of GK

          • Frank

            Then Pete’s better at planning in advance than we all thought!

          • FuRrY321

            He’s a prankster spirit. He doesn’t need to plan ahead, he just does!

    • Snowmon

      Well, AmericanOtter just answered my random question of the night… “Why in 7 month’s does he still have that habit?”

    • Thoth

      I like that theory – although he could just be hung over and dropping back into old habits. I doubt that Pete has let him party much.

    • Frank

      It’s funny. He managed to get on the stool (only required when he’s a dog) but still forget it by the time he’d finished brushing

  20. IceKitsune

    Wow that was funny but how much longer is this arc going to be I mean I like King but where else can Rick take this?

    • Mukavich

      Oh, there are quite a few places that he could take this. All of which would be very entertaining.

    • Frank

      The first thing is meeting back up with the people of the party and try to see how much of that actually happened. Does Sasha sill want to go out with him? Will Tarot remember, explain, and/or corroborate what he learned last night? Does Grape still want to rip his limbs off?!?

      • NobodyYouKnow

        grape always does

    • Mika

      Until the end of summer?

  21. Blackgatomon

    no tail? o_o

  22. ReCreate

    LOL. XD This just made me chuckle. :P And where’s king’s tail? @_@

    • rWolf1991

      Good question! 0.o

      • Dracona

        I just noticed, he hasn’t had a tail for awhile, looking through the past strips…

        • Frank

          He had a tail when he shook himelf dry after Fox’s treatment for falling down stairs

    • Kingisawsome

      I think it might be hard to draw a stuby tail when you view the back

  23. Silverpaws

    hehehe
    so cute

  24. Snowmon

    It’s like an animorphic version of the shaggy dog. LOL :D

    …?
    (T_-) Except he’s been a dog for at least 7 months, habits should have died within the first week… And/or new ones made.

    • Thoth

      You never know when old habits may pop up – especially when you’re had a bit of a shock.

      • Billy MT

        That reminds me every time I wake up and rush to my college… Then I remember I’m employed, and the office is on the opposite side of the city

  25. Pseudo Faux

    Also, Quick! we need sleepy faced King avis! Get on them!

    • NobodyYouKnow

      im partial to fox’s expression

      • Pseudo Faux

        That would make a good one too.

    • WyldKAT

      These past few strips have really produced a lot of avvies.

      • Spirit Studios 2010

        Indeed, they have, good sir.

        • Mika

          I think mine is the best.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            definitly Spirit Studios 2010’s

          • Mika

            yeah, its pretty good too

  26. NobodyYouKnow

    how many double strips in a row hasx this been?

    • Pseudo Faux

      I think 6, this being number 6

      • Spirit Studios 2010

        not five, unless you then continueth on to the number six. Nor seven, because seven beith too many. Eight is right out…

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I think he might be transitioning into double strips replacing single strips and yes I know that that was worded really badly and that I probably jinxed it. But double strips just give you that much more room for a punchline.

  27. WyldKAT

    2 questions:

    Who’s toothbrush/razor is he using?

    and

    Where is his tail? ‘n’

    • NobodyYouKnow

      he dosnt have any of these things. the razor/toothbrush belong to pete

      • WyldKAT

        If Pete can shapeshift why would he need to shave. Also he has a beak therefore no teeth.

        • NobodyYouKnow

          see below commet from thoth

          • Frank

            The 12:10 comment about the “rule of funny”?

          • NobodyYouKnow

            yeah

    • Frank

      The toothbrush is probably his, considering its too small for a human. The razor is probably Pete, but this begs the question of whether Pete actually had to shave

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        meybeh a coverup u no to make it LOOK like a normal house

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Kind of like Death’s house in Discworld. The hairbrush and razor were kind of sad.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            The swing set is the saddest part, in my opinion.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The swing set is an old engineer joke, goes back to at least WWII.

  28. Lucent Lupe

    Okay… I don’t deny I’d do the same thing.

  29. Thoth

    Not too many deductions there – except that either (1) Pete stocked the bathroom with shaving gear (I wouldn’t think that a shapeshifter would need it, but it might be a disguise, he might be a completist, or it might have been just to see if King would start to shave himself) (2) there was some other use for a razor (possible in injury treatment in animals, but that really doesn’t seem all that likely), (3) King was at someone else’s place, (4) it’s the rule of funny acting up again, or (5) the Great Kitsune put it there (who knows? he might be the one with in-world responsible for making the fule of funny work).

    I was hoping to find out if Pete was still around, but funny is good too, and a good change of pace.

    And beware! There is no datum so modest that I cannot over-analyze it!

    • Frank

      Datum = 3

      and I agree with the “shapeshifter not needing it”. If I had that power, I’d either turn into someone who doesn’t need to shave, or find a way to do it simply by snapping my fingers or something.

    • NobodyYouKnow

      1) maybe
      2) improbable
      3) maybe, but not at fox’s. his suprise indicates that he hadn’t noticed until just then, and he’d probably have seen him in the house
      4) i think so
      5) no way of proving

      • Thoth

        Nope! That’s why multiple possiblities instead of a theory… must have INFORMATION… INFORMATION…

        Nah, the “Prisoner” routine still isn’t working.

    • Darastrixen

      5) Ever had the remote get up and just…walk away? Kitsune did it. Thankfully, it seems that Dragon knows all his favorite hiding spots ;)

  30. sonic id furreh!!!

    hah “king wut happ-don’t ask” XD

    • gagi

      i loled hard on that one … i mean it would be kind of hard to explain :P hehe

      • rWolf1991

        Ya it would!!

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          ducktape DUH o_o

  31. Oren Otter

    Curious that he’s still a dog but his tail has vanished. Perhaps another victim of the morning ritual?
    *Get up
    *Turn alarm clock off
    *Turn on light
    *Check butt. Is there a tail? Cut it off.
    *Brush teeth…

    • WyldKAT

      *Shave
      *???
      *PROFIT!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      It’s just stumpy and hard to notice.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      How would checking for a tail be routine day-after-party thing to do? I have never known anybody who grew a tail after getting drunk on orange soda. And I know a surprising amount of people who get drunk on orange soda, now that I think about it…

  32. Inu225

    Its always good to practice personal hygiene…
    This is one of those exceptions.

    BTW…
    Does Pete shave or something? Maybe its for his Jamie mustache. XD

    • NobodyYouKnow

      hooray MB reference

      • NobodyYouKnow

        im stealing that and putting it somewhere else

  33. Kamron

    Dear Rick,

    I’d definitely giggle if you take special care to make the fur shorter in that region of King’s face for the next couple months.

    Sincerely,
    Kamron

    • WyldKAT

      Well, the bandage is still there, if that’s any indicator of consistency.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        i just thought wouldn’t the bandage just stick to his fur O-O

        • Frank

          When you apply that sort of things on real animals, you have to shave off the fur underneath first. I don’t know if Fox would’ve remembered to do that back on the 4th of July, though.

          • Gaboris

            Maybe in the HP universe it’s a dog friendly patch. :3

    • Frank

      Hear, Hear!

      • NobodyYouKnow

        so thats how its spelled

        • Frank

          Yes, it is. Don’t tell anyone, but I had to look it up.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            who would i tell that didn’t hear it from you?

          • Gaboris

            Ouch he’s right bro, you’re busted! Let’s get rid of the witnesses, I’ll bring the shovel.

          • Mika

            I saw that!

          • Frank

            That makes you a witness! After him!

          • Mika

            nuu!

            *runs*

          • NobodyYouKnow

            *catches you*

          • Gaboris

            You know Nobody that you are a witness as well sooooo… CATCH YERSELF!!! XD

          • NobodyYouKnow

            paradox. does not compute. *bzoort* *head explodes*

  34. Pokeblue

    What a way to start the morning. XD

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      1 time i woke up in my bathtub

      • Gaboris

        That must’ve been funn. :3

      • NobodyYouKnow

        i woke up leaning against the wall in the hall with my cat rubbing on me

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I once woke up on my school bus, showered, dressed, with all of my school things, and it scared the crap out of me. I’ve set multiple alarms ever since.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I was a freshman in high school at the time.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            um… i dun no how to reply to that ;)

  35. namelessone

    Old habits…wait why is there shaving cream and a razor on a sink made for and easily reached by a dog in the first place?

  36. tjprower

    BWAHAHAHA! XD
    That’s just friggin’ Awesome…
    Well done with yet another “WTH?” moment, Rick! =D
    First the “midnight bird”, and now “dog-gone shaving.”

  37. WyldKAT

    There were like 30 within five minutes.

    • NobodyYouKnow

      im gonna track the progress and see if we can break the record because thats what happens when boredome and technology clash within my brain

      • NobodyYouKnow

        our secret weapon!

      • NobodyYouKnow

        (not to be abused)

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Hey, we’ve got all weekend, don’t we?

      • Kamron

        It’s no fun if you break the record on purpose.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Looks like you can’t just keep posting those quotes up there after all.

        • Nohbody

          Thank goodness for that. Those quote posts were spamming up the comments section for no more reason, IMO, than George Carlin’s description of a class clown: “dig me!”

          • NobodyYouKnow

            i was going to do this thing. whover could find the first strip from here on out the goes well with one of those quotes and posts that quote would win. for exaple if there was a strip that involved a tornado, someone might post “we’re not in kansas anymore” i didn’t expect there would be so many though. sorry for causing such a problem

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      WOO! GO US!!! XD

  38. gagi

    haha .. that’s so me right now (waking up at 7an just to read a comic .. lol) hehe

    • rWolf1991

      Haha!!!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wait it’s only seven where u r where r u!?! D:

  39. Duskyo

    Whoa… I was gonna say…

    Hopefully it’ll grow back!

    • Frank

      So long as it doesn’t interfere with Kamron’s appeal, I’m good

  40. Draco_2k

    It happens to the best of us.

    …What, you never tried to shave with a toothbrush?

    • Frank

      It’s even funnier when you try to shave with a comb and comb with an electric shaver

    • Gaboris

      Nope never happened to me… I mean I never shaved my furr by accident. XD

  41. Jay

    Aheh, this gag has been done before by TheWhiteboard. It was funny there, it’s funny here.

  42. Kume

    lol it was bound to happen. I can’t believe I never though this would come up….. or though of it in general. XD

  43. Gaboris

    See? That’s why I don’t shave for a week sometimes… Ummmm no I don’ have furr, I just don’ want any accidents. XP
    King is a bit wierd here… I mean the way he looks, what’s with his tail, or is it hidden when stading?
    BTW love these lil fillers in arcs and not just between them. Didn’ say this for a long time, but keep up the good work. ;3

  44. Valerio

    Adorableness factor = 1.000.000.000.000 here!

    • gagi

      OMG THAT’S OVER 9000 !!!!

    • Frank

      It’s over 9 billion

      • NobodyYouKnow

        i put a realy big number in, but its awaiting moderation

        • Valerio

          that special number, I alread reserved it for Peanut and Grape. One day, they’ll have to KISS, heck!
          A larger number of AF than the present is in store for KingxSasha.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            i doubt you know a number larger than mine!
            (google and googleplex do not count)

          • Valerio

            it’s larger by 1
            Always
            Thphphtt

          • Dr. Prower

            *coughKingxSashacough*

          • Frank

            Infinity? (wait, that would mean that other planets would have to read Housepets too)

  45. Rider098

    Hehe, back to good ol’… um, normal universe and its many mishaps. I guess finally being able to go into the bathroom again kinda has that effect.

    I believe this arc has the most double strips out of all of the previous ones, I feel like I have been reading double for a long time. I’m guessing I shouldn’t get too used to it, but it was nice to get that double bonus for a while.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Rick didn’t actually confirm he was supposed to go outside.

      • Thoth

        Well, as he noted with the next strip, did anyone really expect him to devote two strips to the implied bathroom joke?

        We could always take it as a threory that Pete was just harassing him at that point and avoid some messy questions.

  46. LoneWolf

    That’s a really good cut for a first pass of the razor. Must be one of those new-fangled 8-blades.

  47. Valerio

    it’s da power of DA KING! Cuteness is a magnet for comments!

  48. falcon01

    total lol!

  49. Quiran

    i would have got him the electrical blades…..
    bzzzzz, O_o oops (then it looks like a clover)

    so thats why dogs dont shave

  50. Valerio

    well, come to think of it, the first clue that King has a new owner is the razor and shaving foam. Considering that Pete can keep his appearances at will, he does NOT need such items in his bathroom…
    Tu-tuun!

    • NobodyYouKnow

      look to 12:10 Thoth comment. its the larger one.

  51. NobodyYouKnow

    with his eyes closed, he could of used the shaving cream as tooth paste if he wasn’t careful.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      so he put the toothpaste on his hands and rubbed it on his face?

      • NobodyYouKnow

        no im saying it wouldve been funny if he did

  52. iHavezMyBirdo

    Whoops. xD

  53. AdriGummi

    Ah, King… several months being a corgi and you keep yet those human routines… XD

  54. Manix

    this is quite the popular comic :D

    • Frank

      Especailly when the author totally rocks his world’s bases

  55. rob

    he he… but i think grifin forgot to draw kings stubby little tail.

    • AdriGummi

      Yeah, I’ve noticed that little detail too.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      If you look in the latest “News” post, he’s asking about how he should draw the tail from behind.

  56. icharus

    First panel I saw the face before I saw “Yawn” and thought:
    “GRAAAAAPE!!!”

    • Dr. Prower

      lol

  57. Eisfuchs

    Yay! That’s why I love Housepets! ;)

  58. Caleb

    Great work as always Rick.

  59. Oren Otter

    I’ll just bet King’s tail gets drawn in by Monday.

  60. Oren Otter

    So is King no longer Pete’s avatar? If not, any guesses on his next choice? My money is on Bino.

  61. Oren Otter

    You know what this comic really needs? An anteater!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      An anteater, grumpy ants, a crazy inventor who rides around on a stone unicycle…

      • WingedWolfGirl

        How bout a chanting monk, that be cool.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I’d like to see a conversation between the chanting monk and that old guy who only speaks in limericks…

          • FuRrY321

            No you wouldn’t.

            Trust me.

      • Frank

        The Pink Panther Show?

    • Frank

      Ozy and Millie has a nerd aardvark. Does that work for you?

  62. Akro

    Wheres his tail? o.o”

  63. tahrey

    Hehe… the answer to the question no-one was asking, but should have been.

    However, a different one – how come he’s got pet-size shaving foam and razor at his little sink? (Or alternatively: is he standing on a box, and why are Pete’s toiletries so small?)
    I assume further messing-with-his-head by the big Gryphon ;)

    Also, Oren: good catch.

    • Flexico

      Ah, it seems someone DID beat me to that thought. =P

  64. tahrey

    * “Oren and everyone above”

  65. Nia

    Breaking a habit is hard, isn’t it?

  66. FrostDemn

    “Chewing gum. Shut up.”

  67. Argent Stonecutter

    First, this is going to be even MORE embarrassing when Sasha shows up for walkies.

    Second, A dog’s face is just not the right shape for that to work, unless he was being outstandingly careful for someone half asleep that would be really painful.

    • Wraith97

      Maybe that’s what woke him up. it wasn’t as smooth as it should be and he thought “Well duh, it’s cause i’m a dog……….waaaaaaiiit a minute,” then he actually wakes up.

      • NobodyYouKnow

        what is your avatar

        • Frank

          Looks like Sonic dressed for a Disco party

          • NobodyYouKnow

            i cant tell if its 8 bit or a small part of a bigger picture. the three lines arent pixilated, though, so the were added later

          • FuRrY321

            Knuckles with blue hair?

    • Indagare

      Rule of funny.

      • CalaverX11

        Seconded. Laws of Cartoon Physics: it won’t kill or injure you, period.

        • Flexico

          Unless it’s funny or advances the plot!

  68. Phonti

    THERE’S A TIGER IN THE BATHROOM!

  69. FoxWriterDeluxe

    Poor king, maybe he could say he found some fleas camping there.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      mai dog has fleas:(… so we shaved part of his fur he looks funny now :P

  70. Pseudo Faux

    This now reminds me of any time Amber (of DMFA) does a strip with yawning she posts how many times she yawned drawing that panel. Rick, how many times did you yawn drawing King Yawning?

  71. TJC

    Yanno, the real question here is… why in the name of god does King have shaving mousse and a shaver around… it’s not like it’s common for pets to shave and he’s been like that for a couple of months D:

  72. JOFOXX

    LOL Fox’s face is priceless.

    • Dr. Prower

      “What happened, King?”
      “Don’t ask.”
      “But your face-”
      “I said don’t ask!”

  73. Joske

    As my Great-great-uncle always said: Remember to check your species before staring your morning routine! he was a man full of wisdom ( and cherry pie)….

  74. kira

    why would he give him shaving cream and a razor?
    my guess is just for this reason x3

    • Yarrofox

      I’m guessing it’s what Pete uses when in his human form

      • JiroDyne

        My guess, Pete put it there just for this moment. too bad he isn’t here to enjoy it xD

        • Flexico

          Who says he isn’t? He’s not in King’s plane of existence, but he could be sitting just around a dimensional corner, snickering with glee! XD

  75. Yarrofox

    I hate days like that. Ya wake up and get ready for school only to discover it’s Saturday… So annoying

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      It’s better than coming home from school, taking a nap, waking up to see the clock read “7:00″, rushing to get ready, and standing in front of your house waiting for the bus for half an hour before you check your watch and see that it’s now 7:45 PM.

      God that sucked.

      • yarrofox

        that’s why I gave up on standard time. I use military now

      • Thoth

        A very very cloudy day I presume?

  76. Mika

    King is going to have a bit of explaining to do…

    Provided the other pets realize that it’s a razor mark.

    • Dr. Prower

      lol giant soda can avatar

      • Mika

        I know! its awesome eh?

        My favorite avatar yet

  77. WolfeMasters

    I find myself getting up every day and checking to see if the newest comic is out yet. And this morning I find that I am resembling King quite closely. I still wish the wolves would show up more, but King is quite amusing. I wonder if the wolves could smell that King is human.

    • CalaverX11

      Monday, Wednesday and Friday, around 12:05AM.

      • Flexico

        Central US time. :)

      • WolfeMasters

        I know, but I get anxious and hope that there is an early update. Alas, it never seems that way.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          It updates at 10pm for me, so I read it, go to sleep, and then get up in the morning excited about the new strip.

          And then I am sad.

    • Frank

      Black avatar? I guess that makes you my successor as “the guy with the black avatar”
      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/23/so-cool/#comment-14063

      • WolfeMasters

        Yeah, I need to dig out the picture that I had uploaded. Apparently the file became corrupted or something and is no longer saved on the website.

  78. Argent Stonecutter

    Things to do today: brush teeth, shave, sell statue to ferrets…

  79. pUdDy15

    i know King was human and all but then shouldn’t King forget about all the human things to, Pete probably should have figured that out or maybe he’s just plain mean.

    • pUdDy15

      by “mean” i mean that Petes basically torturing King by King still remembering all the joyous things of being human such as getting dumped by a girl he likes, having to pee in a bowl instead of going where ever you please, and the best part of being human you take all the blame if something goes wrong instead when your a pet your owner takes most of the blame.

      • Thoth

        Why bother? If Pete was going to wipe Kings mind, he might as well have started with a puppy or a potted plant. The only really likely advantage of choosing an ex-human as an Avatar would lie in those human skills and memories.

        There might be some odd magical advantage of course, but there’s not enough data on how magic works in the Housepets multiverse to come up with a decent theory about that.

  80. MrMutt

    *doggy uncontrollable laughter at work*

    • MrMutt

      Actually, I’m surprised he hadn’t done this earlier. :D

      • Kytan

        maybe from bino or peanut or all the other dogs in the neighborhood but probably not from fox…or maybe joey.

  81. Dr. Prower

    Awww silly King…dogs don’t shave!

  82. Kitch

    The rabid dog joke would’ve been too cliche.

  83. Dr. Prower

    King = High number of comments
    Sasha = High number of comments
    King and Sasha = Incredibly high number of comments
    King and Sasha kissing, cuddling, or performing any other type of affection with each other = Server crash from too many comments

    • FuRrY321

      Or comments crash. Like what happened earlier.
      And if this comment causes a CC, then this was reserved for Dr. Prower’s comment, comment link 36582.

      • FuRrY321

        Yay! It didn’t break!

    • Valerio

      then the comments were sent by snailmail. Rick drowns. Matter collapses and form a black hole.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Sasha asking King what happened to his fur = ????

  84. i am

    Well once again, reality, for King, was introduced at the last sec. What has humanity come to when a fur thinks shaving is a necessity? XD

    • i am

      er don’t take ‘fur’ the wrong way. I mean it as a person, animal, o thing that naturally is covered in fur. >_> Also am I missing something, or did King never have a tail? O.o

    • Flexico

      Ehehe FUR ehehehe *giggles* <3

  85. Wolf Gem

    Is it just me, or is King missing his stub for a tail?

  86. CalaverX11

    Believe it or not, I’ve done this.

  87. Flexico

    I’m currently wondering where he is that there would be a CORGI-SIZED SINK. Maybe one last prank from Pete? He likely wouldn’t have had to use “magic” to put it there … Or maybe animals in the Housepets universe do keep up with their hygiene like so … but then why was there shaving cream and a razor? If it was some human’s sink, he should probably get a new toothbrush. XD

    • Frank

      There’s proably a step-stool around. Didn’t you have one to reach the sink when you were a kid? (crates work too, but need to be periodically replaced)

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        That’s true, but it’s the right width and depth too. When I was that small, I had to lean to reach the little… water adjuster… thingies. Oh, you know what I mean!

        • NobodyYouKnow

          faucets?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            taps, I think. The thing the water comes out of is the faucet.

          • Frank

            No, no, no. It’s the other way around: The tap is the pipe the water comes out of (hence the name “tap water”). The faucets are the valves that you close to stop the water flow.

            Faucet comes from the latin falsare (in this context, meaning to block, plug, or force not to work). Looking in the dictionary, it tells me just to use “spigot” to avoid the confusion :)

          • NobodyYouKnow

            isnt a spiggot more like a pump?

  88. FerreTrip

    Oh, King…Poor guy. He just got ANOTHER boo-boo. (The first has gone down a bit, though, at least.)

  89. Flexico

    You know, Garfield actually did this once … King at least has the excuse of having been human before!

    • Frank

      It was in the 80’s. They were still defining what the character was like

      • Flexico

        I think it was fairly recent — he had the huge egg-shaped eyes he has now, I remember. But it was a joke that he “forgot he was a cat.”

  90. Val Kilmer Batman

    @Argent Stonecutter
    sorry. Mostly I was just interested in seeing who could figure it out, and you get partial credit for one of the authors.

    @FuRrY321
    yes, John Ringo is one of my favorite authors.

    • FuRrY321

      I can’t remember, but was the other author that rocket scientist guy? You know, the one that got like, 50 master’s degrees for everything related to astrophysics?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I’m not sure, but his name is Travis S. Taylor.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I couldn’t finish the only one of Travis Taylor’s books I cracked. I think I gave up in the 2nd or 3rd chapter. It was like reading all the Great Engineer parts of Skylark of Space narrated by Daniel Defoe “Swiss Family Robinson” style jammed into a couple of chapters of sheer geek-wish-fulfillment unlikely coincidences…

          • Nohbody

            Yeah, Taylor writing by himself is a bit hard to take, outside of readership with a certain mindset. I think he did a lot better working with Ringo, not only in the Looking Glass series, but _Von Neuman’s War_.

            (Ironically, pretty much all of the works with Ringo listed as a co-author are mostly him listed for marketroid hype, with the other listed author doing the “heavy lifting” as far as writing the story goes. For the most part, Ringo provides the outline, handles technical queries, but other than that hasn’t much input into the production process, as per discussions I’ve heard at DragonCon and on the Baen’s Bar forum set aside for Ringo, “Ringo’s Tavern”.)

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I haven’t read Von Neuman’s War yet. I WILL STORM THE BASTIONS OF BARNES&NOBLE TO ACHIEVE MY QUEST, FOR I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

            I think that I like the Looking Glass series better that the Legend of the Aldenata (and I only know the technical term for the series because I looked), but they are very similar.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            what book are we talking about? these comments intrigue me

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            The Looking Glass series is by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor.

            It starts with “Into The Looking Glass” (though Taylor isn’t listed as co-author in that one)

            It’s really good, but it does go kind of deep into physics.

            emphasis on the SCIENCE in Science fiction.

          • NobodyYouKnow

            is a play on lewis carols book?

        • FuRrY321

          Yup, that’s the one.

          It pays to read the “about the author(s)” section at the back :P

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Yes, it does. Vorpal Blade gets EVEN HEAVIER on the Science, and while I don’t mind all that much, I do tend to read it a bit slower. It’s harder to read with your eyes crossed.

          • FuRrY321

            I read that whole series, then got sad after I learned it was over. :(

            But then I perked up when I learned of Von Neuman’s War, and I read that.
            But I have yet to read the rest of that series. I hate how the books are listed, it sometimes makes it hard to tell what book is in what series and what comes next.

          • Nohbody

            F321, VNW is a one-off, actually. There’s a piece done by Taylor done in the general format of a government report (a somewhat tongue-in-cheek take on the reports he’s written for NASA as his non-SF writer job, complete with bureaucrat-ese) about the Von Neumann machine invasion, titled “Neighborhood Watch Final Report”. It’s purely supplemental material, and not a story in and of itself, though oddly Baen’s webscription service charges a full story price ($5).

          • FuRrY321

            So, wait, does that mean that VNW isn’t part of a series? (Sorry, I’m feeling tired and my brain doesn’t feel like working. That is what “one-off” means, correct?)

          • Nohbody

            Right, it stands on its own, not as part of a series.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Then there is the Posleen War series (technically Legends of the Aldenata) which starts with “A Hymn Before Battle”.

          I recommend both series, but only if you’re a fan of Military Science Fiction and can either handle advanced Physics and Math or get through a book by just knowing the gist of the more technical parts

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            sorry, that was supposed to be up under the other one, to NobodyYouKnow

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I’d only recommend “legacy of the Aldenata” if you think that a US economy that is still fussing around in New Orleans could build insane nuclear tanks and giant underground cities in the Ozarks AFTER having just about everything outside the mountains destroyed by alien supertechnology. The rump of the US would look like Somalia, not Superscience Central.

          • Nohbody

            Argent, a lot more than that survives the US invasions, including technology and industrial centers. The Federation’s nanomachine manufacturing and other “alien” tech doesn’t hurt, either, even sabotaged as it was by the Darhel.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If there was enough of the US left outside those redoubts they wouldn’t have needed them in the first place.

          • FuRrY321

            How’d we get this off-topic again? :P (I don’t have an account in the forums, and if I make one, I guarantee I’ll forget my password more than once.)

            I love Military SF. I understand much of what they are saying, if not because I understand physics, then because I just love that kind of stuff :)

          • Nohbody

            Argent, IIRC the Urbs were partly politicians pork barreling, and partly Darhel manipulation in their quest to create a small, subservient humanity.

            It’s a little more subtle than most Ringo works, but the Darhel were pretty much an alien version of progressives (as in the political philosophy), for which Ringo has no love whatsoever.

            (And that’s about as far as I’m going on that subject, this isn’t a political forum.)

  91. FF

    I like King….*Nods* Yeap. He’s really grown on me as a character. He didn’t in the beginning, but now he really has!

  92. Argent Stonecutter

    I like some of John Ringo’s stuff. I really like some of it. Some bores me to tears. Some terrifies me. Some I’m afraid to look at. I won’t even link to why, but the magic word is “OH JOHN RINGO NO”.

    The first Posleen book was… fun. The Bun-Bun reference was funny and awesome. But before I got to the end of the second I was bored to tears. Sorry.

  93. Argent Stonecutter

    Someone’s been cleaning up comments. :D

  94. Val Kilmer Batman

    But seriously? What the heck is up with the comments?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      What’s up with the comments is that Rick decided to delete the quote digression and only a couple of messages posted while he was deleting them survived. And since they’re responses to deleted messages they end up getting tacked on the end of the thread.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I see now, I hadn’t looked at the homepage, and thanks for clearing up why they are down at the bottom. It’s weird though.

  95. DeathJam

    Sorry, am i the only person who cannot see this comic strip? I can see every one before todays fine, but not todays one.

  96. Ace

    *Snrrk* Wow, you’d THINK he’d be used to this now…

    • JiroDyne

      Some habits die hard. For example, if someone can speak many languages, No matter what language they like, or where they are, when their angry, they talk in their native language above all others xD

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I consider my native language to be English, but sometimes I talk in Farsi (Iranian) without thinking about it, and people look at me funny.

        But that’s probably because I learned both from a young age, though I am a lot less than fluent in Farsi.

        Wow, that’s even more off topic than I usually get. I think.

      • Frank

        “Ça n’est pas vrail du tout !”
        …wait a minute…

  97. Kytan

    Now king needs to take some hair from Bino… or from the neighborhood dog groomer to hide that little accident…

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      He could always say that it’s some kind of tradition where he grew up, and then all the other pets start doing it too. Like, “Every year from __ to __ we shave a strip of our face in memory of __” or something like that.

    • JiroDyne

      Not from Bino. I don’t think King would want anything of Bino so close to him xD

      • FuRrY321

        He’d probably accept some fur if it was catnip-bombed. Then he’d keep it in a display case and proudly show it off to everyone.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      maybe he should take some advice from this guy

      http://eqcomics.com/comics/bartleby-the-growmeister/

  98. Kytan

    heh king needs to meet peanut now!!!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      That’s a good point. I don’t think that King has met Peanut, or the Wolves, or the Ferrets, or Tiger, or Zach, or any of the cats other than Grape.

      I think that’s everyonez

      • Kytan

        dont forget joey… that would be a funny scene.

        • Frank

          “Where are you going?”
          “I’m going to be a cat tonight again, so I need to leave early”
          “You can become a cat?”
          “Sure, it’s easy”
          “Could you turn me into a human?”
          “What? What are you? some creepy psycho?”

          • Kytan

            you know i could see joey saying something like that…

          • Kytan

            actually the only way for king to become human again is to gather all 7 dragon balls and make the wish before the mighty shenron the dragon king!!!!

            (sigh) i need to stop watching that.

          • Frank

            The Dragon King has been succeeded by the Spirit Dragon, and she is too busy playing Universes and Unrealities. Please try again next millenium.

  99. Argent Stonecutter

    Joey: What happened to…
    King: Don’t ask!
    Joey: It’s OK, I did that too once.
    King: …

    • Kytan

      you know joey probably would do that….

    • JiroDyne

      Joey wouldn’t do that. Bino might have tho, if he thought it would give him something in return xD

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        What? I think they meant “Joey WOULD try shaving his fur, wouldn’t he?”

        Do you mean like “Bino would try to make King feel better about it if he thought he might get something from King”?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Bino would do something weird if he thought he could get something for it.

          Joey would do something weird just because it was weird.

        • JiroDyne

          Joey more of wants to be a cat, why would he shave himself? Bino tho, might try it to like, pull a prank or something. I can’t think of a situation, but there must be one!

          • Kytan

            well he’d shave to bring out his inner cat… or should i say sphinx the hairless cat

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “Joey more of wants to be a cat, why would he shave himself?”

            To get a better fit with the cat outfit.

          • Kytan

            well there are hairless cats… plus joeys kinda creepy so why does he do anything he does? besides joey probably would have done something like that so he could paste cat hairs to his body to bring out his inner feline.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        also, nice avatar.

  100. JVTHEDRAGON

    And for now on dogs will shave a part of their face because of King.

    • JVTHEDRAGON

      oops there souldn’t be a “on” on there.

      • JVTHEDRAGON

        scrath that again: “on” is supposed to be up there. My bro corrected me….

  101. Anthroguy101

    This reminds me of a Garfield comic where he did the exact same thing, however this one can actually be explained.

  102. SnideBFuzz

    I Did that once except im female and woke up from a dream of me being male..my face hurt sooo bad XDDD

  103. Inu225

    I don’t know if it’s just me but…
    The 3rd panel reminds me of a dog version of “Mr. Magoo”.

  104. KennyT

    Duck Tape for the win!

    • JiroDyne

      If you look at it, that band-aid on his head looks big enough to cover up that missing fur patch. Maybe he would have one on there too xD

    • FuRrY321

      “Now hold still, let’s see if your fur has grown back in.”
      “Wait, hold on- AUGH!”
      “Oops… well, looks like we’ll need more duct tape.”

      “Clear duct tape! For cases like these!”

  105. Surge

    XD, That’s great!

  106. That Guy There

    Hey! Its me when I get up!

    • Surge

      I think that’s how every guy is when he gets up…

      • JiroDyne

        Not every guy. I usually roll over and fall out of bed as my wake up call on most mornings

      • FuRrY321

        If I wake up naturally (rare), I’m well rested. However, if I’m woken up by an external source (most of the time), I can be… forgetful. Sometimes for the whole day.

        • NobodyYouKnow

          thats like my life story

          i really should do more stuff

  107. JVTHEDRAGON

    did anyone else thought the shaved part of his faced looked like a band-aid for a second. ^^;

  108. Super Friend

    Eat his face.

  109. Calbeck

    Hilarious -XD

  110. link2x101

    I just noticed the asterisk, used by peanut in his comics to denote that the character noticed something. Also, the tail never bothered me.

  111. Kitch

    concussion + hangover = oops

    • Thoth

      And psychological shock too.

  112. Kytan

    the only thing that would be funnier would be one of those things right after grape takes a bath and her fur fluffs out every where and she can hardly be recognized… or everyone just laughs at her.

  113. Rane

    Wait… doesnt he have a tail??? I honestly dont remember n.n

  114. e

    king you should have wear a summer hoodie today

  115. e

    bino: what happened to your face?
    king: see my paw?
    bino: yes
    king: good*punches bino til he cry*

    • Mukavich

      That’s not a King thing to do. King would curse at him until he cried. Grape, on the other hand would punch Bino until he cried. Or claw him to death, or beat him with a frying pan. Yeah. That sounds good! So leave the bino-punishing to Grape. She does it best.

    • JiroDyne

      Indeed, I agree with Muka, it would be more like

      Bino: *pointing and laughing*
      King & Fox: *gets angry*
      Fido: Lets all try to calm down….
      Joey: I like pie!
      Everyone but Joey: *looks at Joey weirdly*
      Grape (in the background barely seen): Freak!

      …. Yeah… >.>

  116. Argent Stonecutter

    Tarot: What happened to your face?
    King: Um… Pete…
    Tarot (with green eyes): Let me see… *laugh*
    King: …

    • Thoth

      And she – or the Spirit Dragon – probably would want to see if Pete is indeed leaving him alone too.

  117. RockstarRaccoon

    Ah yes, traditional Housepets humor… :)

  118. Teonnyn

    They did say that Pete was no longer “allowed to enter the arena”. So the real Question is.. How will King survive without Pete?

    • Mika

      Well, it looks like hes off to a razor-sharp start…

      • FuRrY321

        Ouch XD

  119. Mordark

    gotta love the crack in the mirror that forms when his eyes fly open…HAH! awesome work as usual! :) btw, I read the entire series up to two pages back in one night (8 hours) non stop….I’ve never read anything that fast! O_O

    • FuRrY321

      That’s actually not a crack in the mirror, it’s a thing to say that he’s suddenly fully awake, and (man this is hard to explain) he probably screamed after that. It’s like the bubbles used for when a character is “drunk”; it helps us to see the state they’re in.

      It’s a comic thing.

      • Kamron

        It should’ve reflected, too! :D

        • Thoth

          It can’t really; it only exists as far as the readers are concerned, and so there’s nothing there in the room with King to reflect.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Yeh, if it showed in the mirror too the next panel would have the mirror King pinching him out or something. And that would break the fifth lampshade.

          • Thoth

            Unless the eyes of mirror-King went red and there was a hint of tails.

            Which would also be funny, but would remove all dream-ambiguity from things, instead of just 95% of it.

      • Frank
        • gagi

          haha … so awesome .. i can’t believe i forgot about that one … lol

  120. werekitty13

    Hey! The bump on his head is gone!

  121. Kitch

    Might I add that Rick’s drawing skills are officially totally awesome, being able to just about perfectly pull off the mirror on six consecutive windows

    • FuRrY321

      Not so much his drawing skills, as his Photoshop/The GIMP/whatever-image-program-he-uses mastery :D

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        PHOTOSHOP: it can do anythin……. to a picture X3

      • Kamron

        No, because the reflections are definitely not the back of King’s head. He had to draw two poses for King in each panel.

      • gagi

        I can’t believe you give rick so little credit. If you just look at the panels, you’ll see all the reflections are drawn and not edited images of the original. The angles are completely different, and rick did an awesome job at it.

        • FuRrY321

          I’m NOT giving Rick “so little credit”. No duh the reflections are drawn; I can see that. However, what I am most impressed with (BESIDES that) is how well he does the linearting and the shading (when he does it) and the colouring, while maintaining a nice comic-y style. For example, look at the difference in art style between this comic and the webcomic TwoKinds. (Hopefully) you’ll see what I mean.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Even the fancy new photoshop autocorrect can’t show the other side of a three dimensional object in a cartoon.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          yes I KNOW THAT IT CAN”T DO THAT I WAS JUST JOKING, GOD!!!! >:(

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I was referring to the parody video out there showing the photoshop auto-repair tool doing things just about as impossible.

          • FuRrY321

            God knows you were joking. Argent does, too.
            So why are you yelling? :?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            AI LIKE YELLING!!! XD

  122. J.J.

    How are you fixed for blades, King?

    Wilkinson or Gillette? Barbasol or Burma Shave?

  123. Fenrari

    So I take it King used to shave a lot :P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No, but Joel did.

    • ReCreate

      Or regularly. :P (when he was human that is)

    • FuRrY321

      *Grits teeth.*
      I. Really. Hope. Not.
      *Done gritting teeth.*

  124. Argent Stonecutter

    Sasha: King, what happened to your…
    King: *cries*

  125. ferretwithaspork

    King is totally the best character :P

  126. ReCreate

    Wow… i wonder if all the future strips will have as many comments as this. :P Recently comments per strip has skyrocketed. @_@ Or maybe its because recently we’ve only been having double strips?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      i think all the comment were mai fault ;P

      • FuRrY321

        Nah, it’s your fault.

        Oh wait, you just said that, didn’t you?

        ;)

  127. Kujiiro

    Okay, so I’m not the only one noticing the lack of tail, considering what Sleet said about welsh corgis having very short tails. But this just looks weird to me. It’s like waking up to find your ears gone. Idk, I just can’t handle the truth.

  128. Firewing

    OHOHOHOHOHO DUCK TAPE I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE DUCK TAPE INSTEAD OF DUCT TAPE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.. I’ll shut up now.