This Is Not My Beautiful House
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  1. Majin-Wolf

    Fox looks buff!! 0.0

    • Yokashima

      Isn’t that Miles?

      • psychoJoker36

        Yes. Yes it is

        • JB

          Yeah, for a moment there I thought Fox suddenly turn into some kind of tall super dog like Spot. Hee hee. My mistake.

          • Majin-Wolf

            Seriously that’s what I thought too lol!! Mybad

          • Zoe

            That’s why you READ the comic before posting. -.-;;

          • Lutrinae

            But, where did fox disappear to when Miles appeared?

          • Frank

            He’s there the whole time. He’s just “behind the black”

    • Pseudo Faux

      That’s the wolf, if you’re not paying attention you’ll take a double take and look again

      • aerion

        Am I the only one noticing King appears to be talking to himself with various facial expressions in this particular quote-tree? xD

        • Cuckoo

          We attract to eachother. You can see it happening further down the page, and it used to be similar with the VGcats avatards.

        • Frank

          PsychoJoker’s avatar breaks the effect … as does yours

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Done a shift-reload, still don’t see any new ones. You people are slacking off.

          • Frank

            Looks like Furry321 took you at your word!

    • Majin-Wolf

      Correction, Miles looks Buff!!! 0.0

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      wich fox :P

      • rWolf1991

        Fox is the Dog and Miles is a Wolf!

        • psychoJoker36

          I thought King was the dog?

          • FuRrY321

            Stop confusing us! XD

            Fox = Dog that was named after another animal.
            King = Dog that has tears of joy in one panel b/c his supernatural, abusive owner has moved out.
            Miles = Buff Wolf brought out from the wild by an invitation from the ferrets to say “animals are people too!”

            There, did that clear up any confusion? :)

          • psycoHarley36

            king is the human who got turned into a dog

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Miles decided to come in from the wild by himself, and was picked up by a ferret from the city streets after he found everyone was running away from him.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh, tricky FuRrY321, you fooled me by picking Miles instead of King. :D

          • FuRrY321

            Muahaha… *cough*

            What? Me, fool somebody?

            *presses hand against chest*

            I could never-!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai lub causing things like this ;)

          • Dr. Prower

            And this is why everyone’s brain is melting lol

          • Frank

            And everyone’s avatar fits perfectly with they’re comment!

            Wait, mine doesn’t (mumbles something in a mysterious tone)

  2. Pseudo Faux

    It looks like King’s bandage number is growing, and he looks so cute covered in bandages

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      ai think his bandage is shrinking :P

    • CalaverX11

      That’s not a bandage, he didn’t cut himself shaving, it’s just a bald spot. His bump is gone, but the bandage is still there for now.

  3. BluFox

    Aw, how… sweet? At least Pete won’t be messing with anybody’s free will… yet.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      OH PEESHAW thers always sum1s free will 2 mess w/ XD

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        The really sad thing is that I can read that like it’s regular text. I didn’t even notice the “w/” instead of “with” until it was pointed out below.

        • BluFox

          Join the club. I could read it just fine, but had to do a double take to figure out that it wasn’t English…

  4. yoyodude

    This is not my beautiful wife!

    Yay king lives with miles!

  5. Tre

    Wow… Looks like Miles has been hitting the gym.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think the wolves have always been pretty buff.

      • Kamron

        They won’t be if they live much longer in suburbia.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I imagine being security for the ferrets is pretty strenuous.

          • Frank

            “Kene to Miles, come in Miles. The TV is stuck in the drain again.”
            “The… what? How do you guys keep doing that?”
            “Don’t ask”

          • Argent Stonecutter

            *snork* +1

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I lol’d

  6. Snowmon

    Well, that explains… what exactly? I’ve got more questions then answers.

    • Cannon Fodder

      You know I have no clue either.

    • BluFox

      What answers do you seek, Grasshopper? I, the Mighty BluFox, will attempt to answer them…

      … And if not, you can just say A Wizard Did It.

    • Jim

      It explains that since Tarot and the Great Kitsune interfered, Pete is not allowed to keep King against his will and since king does not want to be Pete’s “Avatar” and Pete does not want to turn king back to a human, Pete was forced to leave King alone, but as a dog. So he left the house and King alone. Knowing that king was alone and that the house was empty the ferrets probably gave the house to the wolves and now King is the same as them: a “humanized” animal living without a owner on the city. That’s all I think.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        That’s not Pete’s house.

      • Thoth

        Also leaves out how the ferrets would know – or why they’d bother moving King in with the wolves rather than simply leaving him in the house; they are effectively the landlords after all. I think the chain goes a bit past the ferrets there.

    • Buckdida

      Or it could be the reward from the Kitsune, you know, being emancipated? Being able to, oh, say, live like the humans do?

      I can imagine it will be difficult for a domestic like King. After all, it would be extremely hard to adjust to such a sudden change in lifestyle. He’s probably had no experien- oh. Wait. He used to be a human, right? :P

  7. IceKitsune

    This was awesome and completely unexpected (Him staying with the Wolves I mean)

    • Kingisawsome

      Hasnt that been the main warning expect the unexpected with Rick

      • Severedevil

        Yet expect the unexpected that also makes sense.

        Like Grape explaining that she knew Peanut had a crush on her – of course she noticed! But we’ve been trained by cheap dramas to expect characters to be conveniently clueless, so it was a huge surprise.

        • Mika

          Never expect what is to be expected, instead expect what one would expect to be unexpected…which would make the unexpected expected…but then that would make the expected unexpected, which means that the unexpected would actually be what is expected,or unexpected…owww…

          • FuRrY321

            My brain doesn’t hurt at all, as long as I remember that you keep switching them around… :P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Expect the unexpected unexpected, not the expected unexpected.

          • Frank

            It’s rabbit season!
            Duck season!
            Rabbit season!
            Duck season!
            Rabbit season!
            Rabbit season!
            Duck season, fire!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh, PRONOUN trouble!

    • John

      i wonder how much of a hand in things Kitsune has…

      No more pete, moved in with the ferrets and wolves in a brand new program where they’re letting domestics into their ‘equal chance program’…

      Convenient. :)

  8. Pseudo Faux

    What’s this!? King with a tear in his eyes? Could it be he cared for Pete?

    • yoyodude

      He is unbeleivably happy Pete is gone and someone took him in?

      • mathgrant

        Seconded.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          third… ed :/

          • AmericanOtter

            Fourth

          • Frank

            Aw man. We’re out of nesting levels.

          • Lucien

            C-c-c-combo Breaker!!!!

      • IceKitsune

        yes it is definitively this

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think he’s broken up that someone cared for him.

      • FuRrY321

        Perhaps, but let’s not also forget that he couldn’t stand Pete as an owner, and now that he’s gone, he’s a “free” man/dog. Since he’ll be living with the wolves, he’ll have no owner, and this will likely turn out to be a good thing, as he is no longer being oppressed.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          When Peanut hears King’s living with the wolves he’s going to explode from the awesome.

          • Mystery Penguin

            I don’t quite remember Peanut ever meeting King, so this probably WILL be interesting.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh, yeh, I don’t mean because it’s King. I mean because it’s anyone … and because it’s not Peanut.

  9. gagi

    omg … the wolf has his secrets … lol

    also dawwww at king in panel 3 … arff

  10. Razuk

    Thats a nice house.I wish I lived there :(

    • Argent Stonecutter

      … with the wolves…

      • FuRrY321

        …Who eat their steak raw….

        (I can’t even eat it well done!)

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I’d introduce them to sushi.

          • FuRrY321

            Remember, “sushi” doesn’t necessarily equal “fish”. Sushi is how you prepare the food.

            So, in theory, it is possible to make steak sushi.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Sure, I’ve even made spam musubi.

            But if I wrote “I’d introduce them to sashimi” about 5% of the readers would get it.

        • Lucien

          ah you so right XD most people think thatway.

  11. Kingisawsome

    Yay Pete is gone

    • Majin-Wolf

      wOOt!

  12. Kytan

    and the plot thickens!!!! hey where is pete any ways?

    • Mukavich

      He got sent away until he could find is own avatar. Like… 2 comics ago or so.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Yeh, he’s not allowed into the arena (this universe) until he can convince someone to be his avatar.

        • Kytan

          right that shouldnt be hard maybe he should try fox…

          • Kytan

            wait no bino!!

          • FuRrY321

            Or…
            …Joey…
            :twisted:

          • Kamron

            I keep thinking Spo needs to come back as a major character for some reason. He’d be pretty much awesome, indwelled by Pete.

            To be honest, though, Bino seems to have the right personality for this sort of thing.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I thought of Spo but he has the same problem as Zach – the rules apparently say “cats and dogs only”.

          • Kytan

            Besides bino would make sense because hes the kind of person that would allow some one to take him on as an avatar if it gave him power and lots of it!

          • FuRrY321

            “This will make more people respect you. A lot. Also, you’ll become the ultimate prankster.”

            “I see. So what’s in it for me?”

            “…What?”

          • Jim

            He could posses Poom to make tiger think that the teddy bear is actually talking to him and them convince him to be his Avatar…

  13. sonic id furreh!!!

    lol “HEY DARYL Y DO WE HAVE A SHAVING KIT IN THE BATHROOM?” XD

    • rtlstien

      None of your business! >_<

    • Kytan

      A gentleman never asks and a lady never tells!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        good thing im neither

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        I don’t think Daryl falls into either of those categories.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          neither do ai :3

      • Out of Nowhere

        Daryl’s a guy, though.

  14. ndigit

    …I’m not sure if this is a reward or for King or what, but at least it’s certain, Pete won’t be back for a bit of a while now.

    • Thallis

      He can’t re-enter the board until he has a full avatar.

      • Valerio

        methinks that he’s gonna get a cat avatar as he had planned at first, and that avatar will be Maxwell

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Bino.

          Or Mr. Bigglesworth.

          • Pseudo Faux

            But wait, which one?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Whichever one’s handy.

            Dragon: Objection! Pete is using two avatars!
            Ninetails: Pete: you’re only supposed to use Mr Bigglesworth.
            Pete: I am!
            Dragon: Which one?
            Pete: …

          • Kamron

            Since the cosmic beings seem to have psychic abilities, I doubt that’d be a problem– unless, of course, all the Mr. Bigglesworths have identical thought processes.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Since the Mr. Bigglesworths seem to have problems keeping track themselves, I’m sure Pete could arrange to claim confusion.

  15. The_Captain1228

    I think Daryl is a pretty cool guy. eh steals hats from truck farmers and doesn’t afraid of anything.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      aw u no wut a cool hat is….. a MAFIA HAT ai got 1 and ai think ai look pretty sick in it ; )

      • the game

        i want a top hat. :D

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          those hats r fun! but ai find them obnoxios ^ω^”

          • the game

            what about a wizard hat?
            a blue one.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            OH… MAI… GAWD….. just like Merlin WOO GO MERLIN!!!XD

          • FuRrY321

            Apparently that’s a new TV series I keep missing. <.<;;

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai don’t think it looks verry good if u c it tell me how it is

          • FuRrY321

            Well, I could just watch it on the Internets…
            but what’s the point in that?

  16. Caleb

    So I guess that mean’s no new owner for King. I’m kind of happy and kind of sad.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Sort of, he’s moved in with the Wolves so in some ways they are his new owners but in others since he’s in the ferrets program he’ll be able to gain more independence. Perhaps he could find work and start to gain back some of the human privileges that he lost.

      Of course the drawback is he now literally lives with a pack of wolves. He was never a fan of sniffing to begin with…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Not to mention that Death Laser and the other cubs are bigger than him.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Sorry, I mixed up Death Axe and Space Laser.

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            And the third one is Darth Vader Sanchez according to the cast page

    • IceKitsune

      But he does have a new owner its himself (technically its the Ferrets but only on paper)

  17. ReCreate

    So pete left huh…interesting… :P

  18. Noir The Sable

    I’m still puzzled on why a wolf needs a shaving kit.

    Use as blackmail to keep the bonzo kids in line, I’m guessing?

    • Thoth

      On the serious side? It’s a lot easier to treat any injury or skin problem which a furry creature acquires if you shave off a bit of hair first. Ergo, he might just have a simple and pragmatic reason, and be fooling around.

      If he must have a personal reason, who knows? Perhaps that hat is covering up a bald spot that needs treatment.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Well yes, but you most likely wouldn’t use shaving cream and a razor if it was a cut, which is probably what would be the most requiring of fur removal in the first place.

        • Thoth

          Well, going by personal experience, it’s usually a sore or other skin problem and a set of clippers followed by an electric clipper – but a razor would work fine if you could actually explan what you needed.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You’re supposed to be puzzled why a wolf needs a shaving kit.

      • Thoth

        But puzzles are only fun if you try to solve them!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Some puzzles are better off left as running gags.

          • Dr. Prower

            No, not this puzzle.

          • Frank

            “What about the noodle incident?”
            “Nobody can proove I did that!”

    • Stevie Maxwell

      Shaving cream == poor substitute for foaming at the muzzle

      Methinks Daryl doesn’t get mad or intimidating enough around others.

  19. rtlstien

    So if King remembers everything that happened during his ‘dream’ I wonder how he and Tarot will interact next time

    I’m now curious as to what Daryl is doing with that shaving kit… what’s under that hat of his.. o.0

  20. Flame-LoneWolf

    What can a wolf POSSABLY do secretly with a razor?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      MANY…THINGS O_O

      • JB

        I’m a bit scared to ask what Daryl does with a razor.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          *cute lauf* he he

    • Valerio

      you REALLY want to know?!?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      … don’t ask …

    • Kytan

      I know what i do secretly with a razor!!!
      shave cats!!! shoot its not a secret anymore… :’(

      • FuRrY321

        No! You… you… furderer!

      • Dr. Prower

        I think I know…wait no I don’t…

        • Dr. Prower

          …Yeah that would only work if we wore pants all the time

    • Kamron

      [scrubbed]

      81

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I’m afraid to look.

      • Rick Griffin

        Don’t link to troll sites please

        • Kamron

          That’s a troll site? Sorry.

          :(

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ah site w/ trolls on it? OMG that’s so cool

        • HonorèDerazey

          Let me guess, Encyclopedia Dramatica?

          • Rick Griffin

            Bad Webcomics Wiki

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            hate that site it talks about a bunches of comics and says their just [censor] like 2kinds, las lindas, etc :(

          • Kamron

            encyclopaedia dramatic eww ick ick gross

            no no no

            I can usually recognize troll sites. I just thought BWW was a harsh but genuine comic review site that pointed out places not to go on the internet. I disagreed with them over Dreseden Codak, but all the other comics they mentioned that I’d run into tended to deserve a modicum of their critique. Perhaps not the undiluted hate that appeared in certain reviews, but certainly some of the more well-founded criticisms.

          • HonorèDerazey

            @Rick

            Ah yes, I had the misfortune of falling upon that site. Even though I know it’s pointless, I still try to unsee what I saw on that site.

          • Rick Griffin

            It might be a more genuine review site, but as a free-for-all, especially with a leading name like “Bad Webcomics”, that means that it attracts a number of users who are just looking for excuses to trash something

  21. ctcmjh

    THE FERRETS ARE THE KITSUNE’S AVATARS! OR AT LEAST KEENE IS!!!!!!

    • Kytan

      the kitsune gets 1 avatar per tail… so he has 9?

      • Frank

        If that’s the case, there’s three who are unaccounted for

        • Kytan

          Well we all know one thing… daisy is kitsune’s avatar!!! I mean nobody would expect that!!!

          • Frank

            Except the audience. And I’m pretty sure Rick is going to try to surprize them… I mean us… I mean… ack!

          • Dr. Prower

            Hi! I’m Daisy!

  22. Cal

    The title of the comic is a Talking Heads reference.
    Which was referenced on homestarrunner.
    Which explains why Rick used it :]

    Also, Miles is getting ridiculously ripped.

    • That Guy There

      Yeah I thought I was the only one who noticed that last bit :X

  23. Kingisawsome

    Remember the great kitsune said a reward will be coming soon

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      but who sed this is the reward

    • FuRrY321

      I’m still wondering what happened to the statue XP

    • WingedWolfGirl

      The Reward issue is starting to become like a fortune cookie.
      You know something in reality will happen akin to the prediction, but you have no way of knowing what.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “Delphic Oracle”

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          “Egyptian Cotton?”

          meaning, huh? I recognize it, but I forgot. Greek oracle, gave prophecies? Wait, now I get it. The prophecies were useless until they happened, most of the time, because of double (or triple, or quadruple) meanings, right?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oui, like “If you invade, a mighty kingdom will fall”…

          • Frank

            Read Oedipus for an extreme example of their uselessness. Although, I was thinking more like Nostra Damus: so intentionally vague, people point to anything and say it was what he was referring to

  24. Apollo

    “Secrets”? o.O

  25. Mr.Zero

    Really makes you wonder, don’t it?

  26. HonorèDerazey

    xD xD… wait… D=

  27. namelessone

    Well that explains…many things

  28. Thoth

    OK, so the game master is definitely engaging in a bit of manipulation, apparently though the ferrets; otherwise there’s no likely way that they’d know the same night that Pete was gone in time to send the wolves to pick up King and to set up a bed for him.

    Ergo, at least for awhile, King gets to more-or-less live as a human, and possibly gets a job. He’ll certainly make an easy test case for the “animals managing to live as humans” notion.

    That also makes it seem reasonably likely that the Great Kitsune had a hand in arranging matters in Babylon Gardens – which is fairly expected in gaming terms – and that the game may involve opposing manipulations there involving the Equal Chance Program. That does go a long ways towards confirming some of the old speculations about why Pete stuck around Babylon Gardens (while tending to eliminate others). If that’s so, it provides an excellent reason for Pete to choose King as an Avatar, and a reason for the Spirit Dragon to protest, and still leaves the sides Pete and the Spirit Dragon have chosen ambigious enough so that Pete could STILL be the good guy in the situation.

    Now to wait for the next strip and more information…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      “He’ll certainly make an easy test case for the “animals managing to live as humans” notion.”

      He makes an even easier test case for the “humans managing to live as animals” notion. :)

      • FuRrY321

        What about the “humans living as humans in an animal’s body” test case notion?

        • Thoth

          Perhaps sadly, neither of those will find wide legal application – I’m sure that there are an awful lot of animals out there who could use a bit of progress on the civil-rights front.

    • FuRrY321

      I was going to ask a question on how you make such good theories, but then I answered myself: it’s because you over-analyze. But then again, don’t we all? ;)

    • Readasaur

      Pete being the good guy seems… unlikely at this point.
      The other two outright called him a jerk and a monster, and he tried to brainrape King without a second thought.
      Rick is smart enough to keep it enough of a mystery to make sure we stick around, and he’s also clever enough to give us just enough clues to keep it ambiguous. I’d admire his evil genius if it didn’t leave me so deep in the dark like this. ><

      • Thoth

        Oh, at this point it would be difficult – although not impossible – for Pete to turn himself into a “good guy”. That doesn’t mean that his victory conditions for the game might not be something most of the readers would consider “a good thing”. Given that the Great Kitsune seems to be the game master, states that he (?) has a policy of Intrinsic Benevolence, and has no apparent reason to be making manipulative statements (unlike Pete and possibly the Spirit Dragon) it seems likely that the victory conditions for both Pete AND the Spirit Dragon are something helpful to the Housepets world.

        Thus the theory that the Spirit Dragon wants to keep the Housepets world much the way it is save for minor changes (and, having picked an avatar with a loving family, sees nothing wrong with that), while Pete is supporting the major changes of “legal rights for animals and moving towards equality” side of things. That would make sense of the Spirit Dragon apparently supporting the status quo, her statements on love, and of the fact that she seems to be opposing Pete rather than making moves of her own – while it also makes sense of Pete’s supposed goals, of his having picked a confirmed animal rights activist to turn into an animal and kick around, and of a lot of his behavior. That would set King up as a potential animal civil rights activist who is familiar with the details of human culture and the pets legal status by taking advantage of his (Pete’s) apparent social ineptitude and rules-lawyering – and account for him having gone along with the Spirit Dragons choice of rules to play under. He may just be good at winning with more versions of the rules than she is (which would be why the Great Kitsune gave him the more active – and ultimately beneficial – goal).

        There are other theories of course, but that one accounts for more of the known facts at the moment than most of my others. If something comes up that contradicts it, then it’s time to dump it and try another theory.

        Oh dear. Massive block of text time again. Oh well; it’s what I do.

        • Frank

          Man, you totally turned my interpretation of what was going on
          on its head!

          Oh well; that’s what you do :P

  29. Spirit Studios 2010

    I like Mile’s necklace. It reminds me of my own!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      it reminds me of ah time i broke some kids arm :D

      • FerreTrip

        O _ o ;;;

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          wut.. he called me dumb :(

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s a dogtag, isn’t it?

    • Stevie Maxwell

      I like it too. It’s not unlike a collar to show ownership. And now I don’t see Miles as being “naked” like he was in his first arc.

  30. EchoFireant

    Water flowing underground.

    Love the alt text, Rick :D

  31. Valerio

    King
    The Wolves
    AAAAAWWWWWEEEESSSSOOOMMME!

    • IceKitsune

      This mean we’ll see a lot more of the Wolves which is awesome because Miles is one of my favorite side characters

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        And more of Daryl, Lucretia, and the cubs.

        And the cubs will lead to Peanut and Grape!

        • FuRrY321

          And with Peanut and Grape comes Tarot, which will inevitably lead back to King!

          • WingedWolfGirl

            And thus the circle of life continues. :D

          • Valerio

            Circle of Fun is more appropriate

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai think it would be the circle of DESTRUCTION
            (more appropriate)

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Venn Diagram – a circle of circles!

          • Valerio

            …and then mind collapses into black hole

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            @ argent stonecutter:

            venn diagram: it’s the “dude playin the dude disguised as another dude” of circles, no?

  32. Corpy

    Awesome! King lives with Miles!

  33. JOFOXX

    that… is… AWESOME

  34. JB

    No~, Pete. Don’t leave us. Come back. If King lives with them, I like feel he is going to do some major execise training trying to get big and buff as the wolves. Just a funny thought.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      u forgot the r in “exercise” (had to point it out)

      • Chip Uni

        u 4got the ‘4′ n ‘4got’ (had 2 point it out)

      • mathgrant

        u forgot the yo in “you” (had to point it out)

        I’m sorry, but when you use textspeak like “thers always sum1s free will 2 mess w/”, calling someone out on “exercie” is the metaphorical pot calling the metaphorical kettle black. :|

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I was going to say something along the lines of irony, and grammar Nazi urges, but I couldn’t figure out how to say it nicely. How do people say things nicely?! Why can I not figure this out?!

          • Nohbody

            Sometimes I think “nicely” is overrated. :P

            As for the erroneous error correction, it’s something of an internet tradition that any post correcting another person’s post will, itself, have at least one error. :D

          • FuRrY321

            Here, I’ll make my posts in both “chatspeak” and “normal speech” when a post involves sonic.

            Starting…


            …not now.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai ain’t sure if ai should take that as an insult or complement ^_^”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Both! Neither! All of the behind!

            Let’s see what’s behind door number Cucumber, shall we?

          • FuRrY321

            You are not random. You are not.

            Keep telling yourself that. After about fifty times you’ll start believing it. Mayhaps.

      • JB

        Oh sorry. Thanks. My error. I’ll try to be careful next time.

    • Kamron

      Dude, if that happened, King would suffocate in his pectorals.

      • JB

        This could turn his life around even more! With his small body figure, he’ll change it into something grand. Making himself “BIG” in the world (actually I meant neighborhood) and surprise everyone. Well, I’m only being silly here and in truth, I like King as he is now.

  35. duke777

    i miss grape and peanut….

    anyway why does a wolf need a shaving kit?

    • WingedWolfGirl

      I would guess it’s for removing fur wedgies.
      But having said that, I don’t think we don’t actually need to know.

  36. Oren Otter

    I think I’m starting to see what’s going on in this universe. Babylon Gardens is the equivalent of Ft. Crawlins. (Deliberately fails to explain to see if anyone gets it.)

    • Chip Uni

      Room For One More?

      • Oren Otter

        Yup. Both are sites of social experiments involving the rights of nonhumans.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          URL?

          • FuRrY321

            Google/Yahoo/Bing?

            (O’ course, only one of those actually works…)

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            http://ottercomics.taur.net/rfom/

            RFOM is part of the extended OtterComics website which includes a ton of strips drawn by Oren himself including The Changing Workplace, The Changing Workplace 2, Oren’s Monastery, Mixed Signals, Orwell’s Gas Station, Knight Shift (originally his sister’s strip), Otter Island and Amanda. Almost all of them have fantasy or transformation themes set with largely funny animal casts.

  37. CzenaTheFox

    lmao nice…..

  38. CzenaTheFox

    poor king, he looks so cute in panel 3 though

  39. Loki-Impisi

    …Cue Pete revealing the King is a human.

  40. CzenaTheFox

    no not yet, this is getting 2 interesting for Pete to butt in

  41. Val Kilmer Batman

    Alright FINE! I was wrong. He was in somebody else’s house. Now, let’s quickly move on, skipping the “I told you so”s. Which, of course, I would not have lingered on had I been right. Not even a little bit. Okay, maybe. MOVING ON.

    I think that going from emotionally abused pet to member of the ferrets’ program is a darn good reward, and the closest that Great Kitsune is going to come to changing him back while staying within the rules, so yeah, I woul like to officially congratulate and thank Rick for the amazing job he’s done.

    And Daryl, you shall from now on be my favorite wolf, at least until a different wolf does something funny.

    “You gotta say what you mean, boy!”

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      ai told yah so :P

  42. FireRyder

    What? King lives with the wolves now? huh….

  43. rWolf1991

    Wow so even Miles has a tag!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Probably it’s something so that people can identify him as part of the program, so they don’t run away screaming.

      I think that pants would be a better indicator, since that seems to be a major influence and I doubt ferals would wear pants, but that’s just me.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Except none of the outfits include pants.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          True. All of these reports about wolves interacting with people are just riddled with lack of pants.

  44. Thoth

    As an afterthought, Miles is now wearing tags; evidently the wolf-pack is making sure that they’re obeying the letter of the law, and displaying that they’re now a part of civilization, while avoiding collars. A nice and sensible compromise.

    Lucretia, Daryl, and the cubs presumably have them too – if only because Miles is the leader and for safety – but I wonder what they all actually think of them?

    • FuRrY321

      Just so long as they don’t have showers and accidentally drop them down the drain…

      …wait, since they’re part of this here program, I’m assuming that they take showers. They DO have showers, right? Or would that wash away their scent…

      • Thoth

        I suspect it’s no worry unless they go heavily into perfumed shampoo. After all, wild wolves get rained on all the time. Fortunately, humans are mostly nose-blind anyway.

    • Frank

      When you’re a wolf trying to be part of human civilization, you just have to have tags.
      http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01498.htm

      • FuRrY321

        Thanks for reminding me I have to get back to reading that, Frank! ;) I forgot to add it back to my Bookmarks when I downgraded to XP from 7.

  45. AmericanOtter

    Wow….

    Well, that helps him not worry bout food….

    and… he lives with wolves…. uh, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Will he go a little feral?

    ALso…. just want is up with all the mystic powers that be? This is….

    But also, notice Fox’s Question, he is as much in the dark as King is…. it seems only the wolves are knowing… or does anyone know anything when a Kitsune is involved?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I think what happened was that Kitsune got Pete to sign King up for the Equal Chance Program before he kicked him out. King gets free of Pete (FOR NOW!), Kitsune gets to half-grant King’s wish to be human again while staying in the letter of his own rules, and Pete is not allowed back in Babylon Gardens until he gets an avatar. EVERYBODY WINS! Well, except for Pete, but he’s “kind of a jerk”, so whatever.

      • Kytan

        What about sasha she never got that walkie with king!!!

        • FuRrY321

          How do we know what day it is? It could likely be the day after, which I’m assuming is not Tuesday.

          http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/28/that-would-be-weird/

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The party was in the 4th of July, which was a Sunday, so unless King slept for 24 hours it’s now Monday in the Housepets universe.

          • Kytan

            But seriously peanut didn’t win he was never in the comic. and bino didn’t get to torture king and grape never got to rip off his appendages. I doubt she’d do that now though.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Okay fine. Everybody INVOLVED won. Mostly.

          • Kytan

            Not kitsune he never got to eat at that pizza place!!!

  46. Phonti

    IS IT TUESDAY YET!?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      NOT WHERE I LIVE!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Maybe King can talk to Sasha about the Equal Chance Program?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Strip-wise it would be July 5 which in RL 2010 was a Monday. Besides while Sasha proposed a “walkie” on Tuesday we never saw King accept it, perhaps too drunk on Orange Soda and too busy flirting with any girl canines to notice. Thank goodness Tarot snapped him out of it.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Even if King doesn’t remember, I’m sure Sasha does…

        King: Sasha? Hi! What’s up?
        Sasha: We were going walkies today, remember?
        King: …
        Sasha: Hey, what happened to your…
        King: *cries*

    • Frank
  47. lolparty

    The alt text confuses me.

    • gagi

      you and me both … and probably a few other guys too …

      Rick, care to explain ? :P

      • SamBlob

        The alt text and the title are both from the song “Once In A Lifetime” by The Talking Heads (not The Human League as I typed earlier)

        I know this because a work on dA referenced the same part of this song either last year or earlier this year, so I looked it up then. I hardly know the difference between The Talking Heads and The Human League myself.

  48. Fuzzypaws

    Kitsune’s starting to come through for him, it looks like. Pete must be upset now though.

    • Frank

      Wolves and Ferrets don’t count as valid avatars. Maybe that means they’re manipulable at will?

  49. falcon01

    I did NOT even suspect this! Cool!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Yeah, not ONE SINGLE TIME in the comments of last issue did anybody say anything about the wolves. At all. (I think)

      I’m glad that it worked out this way, though, because I liked the wolves and they have kinda been forgotten for a while.

  50. Ada

    Gold chain tag? Is this the pet equivalent of the leisure suit? XD

    • Valerio

      I guess that is the ID tag, as far as wild wolves will allow to wear instead of a collar.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That’s a literal dogtag.

  51. Majin-Wolf

    With no supervision of a blue overgrown chicken to boss King around he stays at Mile’s place for the time being. For reasons unknown Daryl uses a shaving kit and with the company of Miles cubs running around the house causing mayhem?

    I can live with that…. :)

    • Frank

      It’s a lot to take in…
      …but wasn’t he supposed to be a parrot?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Chicken-parrot-lion, I think.

  52. Gaboris

    Best quwstion in panel 4 so far. XD But yeah women have their wierd stuff no one else can understand. So let’s see if this has any point in the story.
    These wolves with their acting like humans thing. I just love it. X3

    So King’ll be livin with the wolves now, cool can’t wait!

  53. AdriGummi

    The question is… who will be Pete’s new avatar?

    • Valerio

      Max of course!

    • Phonti

      It is Tiger’s time to rise up.

      • Frank

        and live out the true meaning of his creed?

    • Doomwolf

      I’d say Zack.

      • Jeff

        This. He seems impressionable enough to buy Pete’s load of crap.

        • Indagare

          Only dogs or cats are allowed as avatars. Zach’s a rabbit. Unless Pete turns Zach into a cat or dog, he’s not eligable.

        • Valerio

          OR, if Peanut and Grape become an item, Max’s jealousy could lead him straight into Pete’s offer for revenge.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Bino would be a natural.

      Joey – “How much do you want to be a cat?”

      Daisy – “Hi! I’m Pete! I mean Daisy!”

      Mr. Bigglesworth – “Do you want to be an individual?”

      Sasha – just to burn King.

      • Thoth

        I doubt that Pete will give up on King just yet; the fact that he bothered to transform him, instead of simply going for one of the easy targets in the first place, indicates that he saw a worthwhile advantage there – or that he’s set up an Xanatos gambit, and King is either a diversion or his present situation is serving Pete’s purposes somehow.

        That would make sense of his astoundingly feeble defense of his actions with regards to Joel/King though. It’s very hard to tell the difference between manipulation and incompetence until someone succeeds or fails – and sometimes it’s hard to tell even then.

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        I’d say Joey, he’s such an RPer he’d go along with it.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Joey: You mean it’s like D&D in real life?
          Pete: Yes! You got it!
          Joey: Can I be a split class? How about cleric/thief?
          Pete: …

    • AdriGummi

      But I think that would be a new character, I mean, Pete transforming himslef into a new dog/cat.

  54. Skynet

    King knows too much about the game, he will be terminated.

    • Doomwolf

      Unless he had his memory wiped.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Nah, he’s got an incentive to play the game to the end and get his second reward.

  55. tahrey

    a-HA! This explains EVERYTHING!

    wait… no… it explains some things… but demands many explanations itself.

    I feel compelled to join it, but I think it’ll be easier to let time tell.

  56. Nia

    Wait…Pete left…Then this means only one thing…King is gonna throw one hell of a house party

  57. kupo86

    King looks soo happy on panel 3 after hearing that Pete is gone. Good to see that he got a “once in a lifetime” chance to go back to living sort of like a human with the wolves.

  58. Kitch

    What’s funnier, that Daryl kept a shaving kit, or that Miles automatically assumed it was Daryl’s?

    • Valerio

      the first.
      After all, there are only 2 grown males in the household, thus the kit must be Daryl’s if Miles doesn’t own one.

      • Thoth

        Well, they’ve all got fur, so it could have been anyones – but Miles may know that the cubs haven’t had a chance to acquire one, be fairly sure that Lucretia doesn’t have one, and quite sure that he doesn’t. Ergo, Daryl.

  59. Fenrari

    Miles is cute :)

  60. Inu225

    That’s a shame. Not to sound crazy but I rather enjoyed Pete as the owner. Having King getting knocked down by Pete gave me a cathartic impression about King’s predicament.
    Having said that it’s nice see King’s new leash on life. (Pun intended.) I find it satisfying to have a miserable character like King to finally get rewarded for once.
    I’m just wondering if living with wolves will be the right move for King. I mean look how short he is compared to Miles!!! Just when you thought Fox was tall now you got roommates that tower even Fox! XD

    • Thoth

      Well, it does reduce or eliminate one source of comedy and drama. What it adds remains to be seen.

      It is always nice to see a little karma come around though.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Well, let’s see… the program seems to involve having a job, right?

        The wolves are working as security for the Milton Ferrets.

        What’s King’s job going to be?

        • Jirodyne

          His job will be fixing things most likely. Why call the cable guy when you can just call the all in one dog! :) He’ll be like the jack of all trades for animals xD

          …….

          That, or the ferrets will pick his job and it will be something like… Well, something silly o.O This IS Rick we talking about! xD

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            My money’s on K-9 Cop just for the ultimate irony of ironies.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            INVENT TELEVISION!

          • Frank

            “It took me months, Miles, but I’ve finally done it! See? These wires go to the cathode-ray tube which projects the image onto this side, and these circuits here transfer the image!”
            “But television has already been invented”
            “What? It’s not a television! It’s a device to transmit and receive a sequence of images in conjunction with… drat; it is a television!”

          • Argent Stonecutter
          • Frank

            hence my quote to Miles’ “Television has already been invented”

  61. uvok

    I only noticed now that king has a chess figure on his collar o.O

    • Squival

      hah yeah, never saw the King chess piece before either xP

      • FuRrY321

        Well, you know, “King” the dog ought to have a collar that identifies him, right?

      • FerreTrip

        Hate to be a jerk, but–
        http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/12/04/try-to-understand/
        –really? They kinda pointed it out there. You just forget? I mean…nobody’s more clueless than I am…^_^;; I’m sure you just completely forgot. It’s white and can be hard to see or make out at times, after all…

        • uvok

          must’ve overlooked that *scratches head* Now that I go through the past comics I see that it always has been there… maybe I’m a bad observer…

        • Frank

          How did you measure your cluelessness to affirm that?

  62. Xoa Gray

    This is going to be interesting. :)

  63. Steve

    Nice shout out to a great Talking Heads song.

    • Nohbody

      “a [...] great song”?

      You mean they had more than one? :P

      • WyldKAT

        Psycho Killer is another song by them, and it’s fairly fantastic.

      • Dr. Prower

        How about Burning Down The House?

  64. Argent Stonecutter

    Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down.
    Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.

  65. Jeff

    Why did Rick have to use the Newhart pun when introducing Daryl? That’s all I can think of whenever he’s mentioned.

    “Hi, I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl. And this is my other brother Darryl.”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Both Miles’ brothers chose the name Daryl?

      • Jeff

        You didn’t get the joke.

        There was a comedy show in the 1980s starring Bob Newhart as the owner of an inn in Vermont. Some of the supporting characters were a set of three brothers. Only one spoke, and whenever they entered, that one always said, “Hi, I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl. And this is my other brother Darryl.”

        When Miles introduced Peanut to his brother originally, he said, “and this is my other brother, Daryl.”

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I got the joke.

          The question is, how far is Rick going to take it.

          We don’t actually know how many Daryls there are in the pack.

          And the wolves DO get to choose their names.

          • WingedWolfGirl

            Hopefully, it won’t end with the same problem as the Bigglesworth.

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            I’d wager just the one. Odd he introduced him as “my other brother” but that was likely just a Newhart reference. (Who knows maybe Miles is a fan of that show…although Rick likely just wrote that it because it’s funny)

  66. Argent Stonecutter

    Next strip – King vs raw meat?

    • Frank

      “Not bad, especially with the heightened sences. Not that it means anything, I liked offal from before.”

  67. Salenstormwing

    Yay! King has a nice new home to be a part of, and not mean ol Pete’s. Also, how is Miles going to explain the gold kitsune statue in King’s room?

  68. Argent Stonecutter

    King could be a veritable fountain of knowledge for the wolves:

    King: … so that’s why you should cook the meat.
    Miles: Wow, I had no idea.
    Lucretia: How do you know so much about humans anyway?
    King: I used to b… belong to a doctor. *sweatdrop*

    • Spirit Studios 2010

      Well the fun thing about wolves is that raw meat doesn’t affect them that way. Never has, and probably never will.

      • FuRrY321

        Yeh, I don’t exactly see wolves sitting by a campfire at night, smoking their catch, hoping no humans see ‘em. :D

        • Argent Stonecutter

          That reminded me of the Beverly Hillbillies “smoking crawdads” episode with the hippies…

      • Thoth

        Oh, wolves can be pretty badly affected by tissue-parasites picked up from their prey. There are all kinds of unpleasant organisms out there, as well as prions. They’d be a LOT better off if they could cook things on that front alone. Secondarily, cooked food requires a great deal less energy to chew and digest – enough to make a major difference in a creature’s energy budget.

  69. Pseudo Faux

    Anyone else wondering what King was doing at night when the wolves came over and hauled him away? “Technically he was in the astral plane. How’d his body go from the woods to his bed while spiritually his wasn’t there?

    Deus ex much, Rick?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Passed out in the woods?

      Running on autopilot with a fraction of Dragon’s or Ninetails’ attention?

    • Nohbody

      Was King still on the plane when the wolves took him home, though? We don’t know… well, just about anything about the whole situation, really.

      It’s a little early to be calling “deus ex machina”, I think, without a lot more info regarding the party->house transition than we have at present. Especially since getting to the house from the party hardly qualifies as an “inextricable problem” that’s part and parcel of the definition of DEM, nor are the wolves something Rick just now threw in with no previous setup for their presence.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I could easily see Miles, or Daryl, or even one of the cubs casually picking him up and tossing him over his shoulder like a roll of carpet.

        • Dr. Prower

          lol yeah, that would be funny

    • Stryde

      I’m voting implanted memories on this one.

    • thewhitedragon

      perhaps time is frozen while they’re in the astral plane.
      thus for all the other pets… king just went a bit drunk, got lost in the forest.. “fell” there….
      got found by wolves, found that Pete (king’s supposed owner..) is gone… so they relocated him while he was KO..

    • Jeff

      He probably fainted either when he saw Pete, or when he saw Tarot’s transformation, and the rest was likely in his head. Then SD and GK arranged for King’s pickup by the wolves.

  70. WolfeMasters

    Anyone else notice that the wolf in second panel does not look anywhere near as buff as he does in the third and fourth panels? At least we get to see more wolves, that is really what this comic needed. More wolves.

    • BlueAnubis

      And more Cowbell

    • WingedWolfGirl

      He changed positions in the 3 panels.
      When Ur buff U tend to ripple. :#3

    • Nohbody

      Muscles aren’t, it seems, one of Rick’s stronger points, as far as drawing goes.

      Mind you, this is from someone who’s screwed up stick figures, before. :P

  71. Mika

    Is King crying in panel 3?

    • FerreTrip

      Because he’s so happy he’s not living with that a–jerk Pete anymore. (Almost forgot this is PG ^^; )

  72. BlueAnubis

    King living with the wolves? Would this fall under “… And the Fandom Rejoiced”? Because I’m cetainly enjoying this new turn of events.

    • Spirit Studios 2010

      “… and then winter came, where they were forced to eat Sir Robin’s minstrels… and there was much rejoicing; and then came spring, then summer; and fall was completely skipped and went right on to winter…”

  73. Stryde

    Why am I afraid to know what secret that is? D:

  74. FerreTrip

    Welp, looks like we’ve found King’s first reward!! ^_^

    But living with the wolves…um…yeah, this is just gonna pop open a whole new can of worms. XD; (Hey, maybe King can give them pointers…)

    • Dr. Prower

      Gotta be better than living with Pete…

  75. FuRrY321

    Am I the only one who thinks King looks more… mature in this strip? Like he finally is starting to feel like he’s in control of his own life?

    This no-Pete-until-he-finds-an-avatar will really help build King’s self-esteem, as well as friendships with the other animals. Who knows, maybe King will start coming out of his shell?

    • Spirit Studios 2010

      King — Hey, Fox, did I ever tell you that I am actually the human from PETA that tried to kidnap you a while back?

      Fox — No, you didn’– Wait. WHAT!?

      • WingedWolfGirl

        Good point.
        If the “Kings Men” chapter is keeping them in-character (which it is), then it may be a while before King starts 2 open up 2 anybody.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          That story would be over by this point, that was a little fun regarding King’s first few weeks as a dog and first inaction with other canines.

      • FuRrY321

        Well, I didn’t mean like that. *rolls eyes* :D

        • namelessone

          want to see him come out of his shell? just give him another can of soda…

  76. WingedWolfGirl

    Nice twist.
    I wonder how King’s life will be with the Wolves. >:3

    • Frank

      “*sniff, sniff* Alright boys, grab him!”

    • Thoth

      Pretty much guaranteed to be a huge improvement over life with Pete anyway – although he may have more problems with falling back into human behavior patterns now that he’ll be in an environment where those apply.

      The really interesting question there is why King is worried about people finding out about his prior identity. It seems like the thinks that the police, and presumably theother human inhabitants of the Housepets universe, would give serious consideration to the notion that he’s a transformed human. That’s either paranoia, some serioussuperstition, or evidence that the Housepets universe normally allows at least a bit of magic even outside of intervention by cosmic entities depending on whether or not he’s right.

      • Nohbody

        Given how everyone there seems to assume that Tarot’s being psychic (or looking that way to those not aware of Spirit Dragon, anyway) isn’t anything out of the ordinary, I think there is at least a possibility, as he sees it, of someone accepting the truth about his transformation, and acting accordingly (particularly Fox, given the whole kidnapping thing and his reaction when the subject of said attack came up in conversation with Joel!King, in the Dec 16, 2009 strip).

        • Nohbody

          Mind you, it could just be unfounded paranoia on his part, too, but in his current condition if someone decided to get into a fight with him, King is unlikely to come out on top, so to speak.

          (Never mind the obvious physical issues, I don’t think Joel knew how to fight as a human, let alone when having claws and fangs [such as they are, on corgis :P ] as a dog.)

          • Thoth

            Oh yes – that’s why my current perferred theory is that the Housepets universe allows some level of psychic powers outside of dolphin telepathy and (probably) a little magic (if that’s really distinguishable from ritually-focused psychic abilities).

            It’s just that Joel/King’s worry over his transformation being revealed is either rational (there is enough magic to make it creditable) or irrational (there isn’t, and he’s either deluded or uninformed). I’m curious as to which – and wondering if I’ve missed any evidence.

            Anyway, I’d hope that Fox was mostly trying to impress his new friend with the “I’d strangle him!” routine – and that being friends with King would lead him to remember that Joel objected to the kidnapping and that King seems like a rather decent (if easily led) fellow.

  77. FlareKitsune

    A better reply from Daryl;

    “Idk my bff Great Kitsune?”

    • Dr. Prower

      or “Idk, my gf Great Kitsune?”

  78. PuDdY15

    waaiiiiiit, in panel 4 Daryl says he has to keep his secrets but when he says “secrets” that could mean a lot like he hates his fur and shaves some off or ……….. i just realized what he coulda meant by that. XD

    • thewhitedragon

      remember that body builders shave to look better :P

    • Spirit Studios 2010

      EEEE NATANI!! *Man-GLOMP*

      And read my post about Dale Gribble up towards the top.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        WOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NATANI!!!!!!!!!!! XD

        • PuDdY15

          ya like Natani from 2kinds? XD

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            WOOO!! ZEN & NATANI!!!!!!! XD

          • Spirit Studios 2010

            Umm… wooo? Yeah, Zen. He’s… actually kinda cool.

          • FuRrY321

            Hey, he can link to his sister’s mind and bother her whenever he wants. That’s pretty cool XD

      • PuDdY15

        i like your “Man-Glomp” spirit. and do you read 2kinds as well?

        how many people read that web-comic??????????????

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Do I want to know?

      • Jirodyne

        No, probably not. But my theory is that wolves grow out there fur at different times of the year right? Mainly during winter where it’s cold. But this wolves are spose to be more human like, so maybe they trim some of their fur during the winter? That or thought “Humans have it, so we must too!”

      • Thoth

        Oh well, for another random hypothesis… Daryl has it to practice shaving decorative patterns into fur, since he aims to become the worlds first feral wolf hairdresser. That’s also why he wore a hat even in the wilds.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Second

  79. thegamist

    O.o it’s daryl’s shaving kid?

    WHAT THE –!

  80. WildKitsune

    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful wife!

    Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
    Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
    Into the blue again/after the money’s gone
    Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

    … Come on. NOBODY else caught the song lyric in the title?

    • FuRrY321

      Um, yeah. Like, four other people.

      This is why you read through ALL the comments, or use Ctrl+F to look for the lyrics and/or artist.

      For example, try searching for “Talking Heads” with Ctrl+F.

    • Frank

      I’ve never heard the song before

      • FuRrY321

        Well, neither have I. XD

        But now I have Frostwire opened, searching for it…

        • FuRrY321

          And I just listened to it last night. At first, I was like, “What the heck is this?” but then I got used to the style, and it was pretty good…

          And I find it kind of cool that the song “Burning Down the House” by The Used is actually a [better/different] version of the song by Talking Heads.

    • Dr. Prower

      I caught it almost instantly. I love that song!

      Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
      Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
      Into the blue again/after the money’s gone
      Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

      • Dr. Prower

        And if those aren’t the lyrics, please tell me. I can’t understand the chorus that well.

      • Dr. Prower

        And I shouldn’t have posted the chorus right behind someone…but I wasn’t paying attention…

  81. PuDdY15

    if king hurt himself with a shavor imagine what he could do with a tooth-pick considering their sharp!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      he didn’t hurt himself, he just shaved a patch of fur from his cheek.

      • FuRrY321

        Well, I’m imagining the asterisk in the last comic was quickly followed by screaming. If that was out of shock or pain, I can’t tell. It’s likely he was starting to press too hard, and that’s what woke him up (fully).

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You know that feeling when you lean too far back on a chair and you have to throw yourself forward before you fall over backwards?

          • Dr. Prower

            Yeah. Been there, done that.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, that’s what the asterisk means. It was originally a thought-bubble or dream/daydream bubble popping, back when people actually got the Sunday papers for the funnies.

  82. John the Great

    Huh, not sure I like where it’s going but I’ve always been happy and pleased with the other storylines. :) It just seemed like an odd resolution to the story is all.

    Course, I am complaining about situations involving magic so I could be wrong! :P

    • Frank

      Who said this was the resolution? It could keep going on and on…

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        And we ON and ON and ON and ON!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Sorry, and we *go* etc.

          • FuRrY321

            Oh, I’m sure we got it. ;)

  83. thewhitedragon

    jeesus, king is tiny compared to Miles.
    also so-happy king is so cute! he was gonna cry until he remembered the shaving thing XD

    • Argent Stonecutter

      The wolves are not quite as tall as a human, and King is one of the smallest dogs.

      I wonder if Rick could add a size reference to the cast page.

      • Frank

        They’re probably making it on the forum as we speak (if they aren’t, you can bet I’m going to make it)

        • Argent Stonecutter

          In size order from Spo to Pete?

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Dragon is way bigger than Pete. I think GK is too, but still smaller than dragon.

          • Frank

            Pete and the Dragon have variable sizes; they don’t count

  84. Argent Stonecutter

    So, Rick, when you do the printed collection, how are you going to present the alt text?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Just under the title, I would think, slightly smaller.

      • Buckdida

        Many of the comic translators in the the forums do something similar to that (they put it under the comic, in the blank space). I wouldn’t be surprised if Rick also did the alt-text this way when he makes the book.

    • FuRrY321

      Underneath each comic, as a caption of sorts? Or maybe what VKB said, that seems like a better idea…

  85. Ace

    I love how he goes from teary and touched in the third, to logically skeptical in the fourth.

  86. Skykitsune

    Hehe, when I look at Miles’ face in that last panel just makes me randomly think “HEY ABBOTT!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I just remembered that Tails’s real name is Miles.

      • Dr. Prower

        *throws confetti* You win.

  87. PuDdY15

    i wonder if this is the only webcomic Rick has done.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      i think he’s doin another1, forget wut it’s called tho ^_^;;

      • Jirodyne

        I don’t know about a webcomic, or still doing it, but I remember on the cast part of the website it mentions with Spo I think that he did have a comic once, with Bino as the main character, but didn’t say the name or if he was still continuing it. Just that it was where Spo and a few others came from.

        • Frank

          As far as I know, that one wasn’t a web-comic, it was just some drawing he shared with his close friends. When he came to the web to do it “for real”, the result was Housepets!

          But again, that’s only as far as I know

          • Frank

            *drawings. Plural. Sorry

        • Buckdida

          The comic that you’re referring to here is the comic that Rick and his brother attempted to draw when they were kids! Bino comes from that comic partly, in spirit.

          He actually shared a couple of the (indecipherable, mostly) pages when his computer broke and hadn’t received any guest comics yet.

          As for Housepets!, the about page explains it a tiny bit. Rick just came up with the idea, and people liked it, so he went with it. As far as I know, anyway…

          As far as other webcomics, that’s probably a question only for Rick.

  88. WolvenPaw

    Only makes you wonder what Deryll could be hiding

    • namelessone

      Probably something irrelevant that reader will never find out about.
      Or something important the Rick will not mention again for a year or two before suddenly launching a wolf-centric arc that reveals it as something important long after the readers have forgotten. Knowing from what I’ve seen of Housepets it could go either way.

      • Frank

        So, it’s either a noodle implement, or a checkhov gun

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Noodle incident?

          • Frank

            Noodle implements:
            “Bring a bucket of paint, three yards of string, and a blender, and meet me in the treehouse. Let’s go, skippy!”
            –Kenan & Kel

            Noodle incident:
            My greatest failure was this incident with popcorn when I was little, but I’d rather not talk about it.
            –Dana Simpson

  89. Mordark

    I hope it’s an inner newfound love of puppies! Maybe King will have playmates to keep him company. Maybe the pups will drag him off and dig up suppressed memories about his pets. The possibilities are endless, but he IS BOUND to meet the pups… can you imagine? :)

    • Jirodyne

      Oh yes, as I pointed out up there. They will pounce him and call him brother! Then wonder why he is colored so funny, in a not to wolf like way

  90. PuDdY15

    King looks really happy and at home in the third panel then it goes right to the fourth panel and he goes back to his normal self.

    • Dr. Prower

      Hey, a TwoKinds avv!

      • PuDdY15

        uh yeah you probably read 2kinds, whats your fav character? XD

        (sorry Rick if this affends you, cause im talking about a different web-comic other than yours)!

        • Dr. Prower

          Hmm…I’m gonna have to go with Natani.

  91. Baree

    Oh, I like this. I daresay things are looking up for King.

  92. JackDesert

    Why do you have a shaving kit?
    Somebody is dating a Poodle

  93. mamoru

    yay !!!! this is starting to get even more interesting

  94. Dr. Prower

    King is finally free from Pete!!!!!

  95. Dr. Prower

    Seriously, WHY does Daryl need a shaving kit!?

    • PuDdY15

      your avv goes well with the comic before this one.

      • Dr. Prower

        lol yeah, I guess it does.

  96. Klasht Southpaw

    why DOES a wolf need a shaving kit anyway?

    • Frank

      All the better to confuse you with, dear

  97. Timmie

    Ya! The wolves are back!

  98. curious4life

    Dang, Miles is buff. Makes me want to start going to a gym.

  99. Dissension

    Will he still go by “King,” or will he switch to “Joel?” Time will tell!

    • Frank

      I’m thinking going back to using the name “Joel” will require “performing additional magic” on him. Going back to the entity legally registered under the name “Joel” definitely requires performing additional magic on him

    • Captain50

      Pete was forbidden from doing anything MORE to King so the compulsive magic on King’s name is still there too.

  100. Zephyron

    Hmm, King/Joel with ferals.

    Considering his pets turned their backs on him when they turned feral, I wonder how he’ll feel around all this :O

    • e

      Miles was born wild. king/joel pets was first tame then went feral.