Right now I should direct you to the merchandise page, on which there have been added four new t-shirts!
Or maybe I should show you right here
Yes a few of them don’t quite match the color, but you have to take what you can get
THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!!!!!!!! (who came up with that, anyway?)
Noble Peace Prize or a sugar treat of his choosing.
@Kormiak: Portal — http://xrl.us/bkin6
Cakes, cookies and pies… Oh my!
Vicinity of Obscenity by System Of A Down! XD
Like the new avatar, it suits you. ^^
The dog worse enemy!
Guess he found out about the kiss with grape?
Ohwait, that’s a mailman.
More along the lines, he’s not barking or chasing after the mailman.
ONE TIME AI DID THAT BUT AI GOT GOT PUT IN JUVIE srry caps
may I ask what your avatar is from?
looks like ah game
Well, I kind of figured THAT…
for some reason it reminds me of final fantasy.
for some reason it reminds me of sum random wizard game
It’s from the webcomic: Two Kinds
wut u mean mine? no were talkin bout KzT’s avvie
Err, i know exactly which game it is. “Mabinogi” by Nexon.
Oh, no, I meant KzT, not sonic.
now why did this comment end up here.
The above comment was @ Sylum
Mabinogi. Its a Nexon game.
Makes sense. I was gonna say it looked an awful lot like maplestory, another nexon game.
Maplestory lasted me about… oh… 5 days? Then I quit playing it, because I wasn’t interested in investing all my paper route money into supporting my character XD
You mean RL paper route money? o_O
Maplestory = Win
Mabinogi = Fail
Runescape = Epic Fail
I concurr Lupus, Runescape is really fun if you start playing at the right moment in life, and this is coming from someone who plays WoW ASWELL. So I wouldnt go around mocking a game just because you had a bad experience playing it, in fact ima play it right now.
Well, Mabi’s pretty fun back when there were no elves or giants… Lots of grind but you’re not just pounding keys mindlessly, and the minigames are interesting. Although with the change of the producer they seem to have ran out of ideas how to expand the world.
One in every crowd.
Wow your avatar face fits perfectly.
actually his avatars face is a bit wrong … but that’s nice to see arff i thought that the pic of “wrong fox” would get lost with Rick ninja skills hehe
this is just… i don’t know what to say…
“this” being the comic or the Tshirts?
LOL, shut up Bino your a jerk!
Perfect Avatar for that comment.
yeah now that you think about it…
lol Oh that was great.
Ahaha! Indeed! Gotta love this!
Woah! Hey, our names are close!
Except yours is actually a Kitsune
-ish : P
I want the Max shirt. Like a lot.
Also comic is fantastic.
I can’t help but think that Bino is right in a way. I have never met a dog that didn’t bark at a mailman. For goodness sake, some mailmen have dog treats on standby just in case!
Finally, a dog joke.
Then what does that make this?
too long ago to remember.
I assumed he wet himself when he tumble down the stairs in the previous page. Or worse. He was censored during the fall.
If you read the previous strips and their alt texts, he was covered in wet dogfood.
Haha! I want a shirt!
Now THAT, is a good ole’ dog.
I would give him an award, man.
As long as it’s not chocolate chip.
Oh, I’ve seen chocolate chips with chite chocolate; which should mean they’re dog safe
What? I have! Don’t remember where though
White chocolate, sorry
That would be Tiger.
I- I don’t get it… why’d bino say that? I get the dog joke but not what bino said. -_-
he’s a traitor cuz he didn’t attack
He’s waving to the mailman and probably being polite.
…after having collected the mail from him.
Peanut: …and you’re not chasing him right now because…?
I don’t think Bino will ever get off his case with liking cat stuff, either that or he is too scared of making fun of Rex for the same thing. Probably both.
I don’t think Rex particularly likes cats, he’s just not in denial about liking Pridelands.
A particularly early strip in the Cat Tail arc might say otherwise.
…but then again he did hide it better than Peanut, so maybe he just doesn’t know as much as we do. XD
You wouldn’t happen to have a link, would you?
Note Rex’s massive blush. Combine this with his like of Pridelands…
Hmm, a few people have said that, but I thought that it only looked like a blush. He also has it in the strip where he’s baking cookies, but to a lesser extent. I just thought it was part of his face due to being a bulldog.
IT’S NOT A BLUSH, if you would look I ALWAYS drew Rex with the dark patch there
I think links are kinda looked down upon here due to that they are seen as spamming, so to be safe heres how to find it:
On the right side of the web page up near the top,there is a list of previous story arcs under the calendar. The arc I mentioned is listed as the third. After clicking that scroll down to the strips that are the second and third from the bottom.
Take a good look at Rex’s face and let me know what you think he’s thinking! XD
AHA! So I was right! Thank you Rick!
Hm, true, there always was that shadow there! Well there ya go, Rick has spoken. Ah well, can ya blame me though?
Wonder if there is a book in the works for this strip… *checks the forums*
Dang, really? I just always thought he was blushing or something!
I stand corrected!
Of course someone had to verify Ricks statement, and it would seem that
“I ALWAYS drew Rex with the dark patch there”
“I ALMOST ALWAYS drew Rex with the dark patch there”
also, those two strips had a bit bigger dark patch than the others, so I assumed, it was just cause he’s angry. You get a red steaming face when you’re angry too right?
That was after the style change
I wonder if Bino collects the pieces of that mailman piñata and tapes them back together for re-use.
“A mailman piñata? This is the best gift… EVER!”
I had to go back and look that up…
So Peanut DOES get it, or he’s just forgotten.
Or maybe, he just did it because he knew Bino would like it
Yah, I mean, he knows why Bino would react that way.
Those shirts are fantastic! It’s a pity I’m already past my shirt-buying quota for the time being.
Also: could you imagine how awkward it would be to have Bino clutching and biting at a mailman’s leg? I’d hope he’d have the sense to just bark. Actually, he’d probably never think of trying anything more than barking. He’d just fulfill his duties to make himself look like a good ol’ dog and then stop at that.
“Bino, stop chewing on your uniform!”
“But it tastes like Mailman!”
I’m glad I’m not the only one who remembers that strip.
hmm wonder whats going on there…
i think binos mad at peanut for not chasing the mailman, if not, its something well see next comic
It’s the mailman thing. This is a one-off.
Ayup. Just look at the tags.
So, Argent, back to that Avatar, eh? Looks better now with the blue hair AND the glasses
And the light chest fur.
You can barely make out the chest fur really…
Keene has a brown body and a cream colored head. Argent has a brown back with a cream colored face and chest. You can see the difference on my chest and neck, and behind my ears and cheek ruffs.
Probably harder to see is that Keene has blue eyes, and Argent has brown.
TTWWWOOOOOOO MMMAAAANNNYYY WWWWOOOOOORRRRRDDDDDDSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! DX
There’s two words in the panel: “traitor” and “mail” (“U.S.” and “B” don’t count)
As those are merely letters.
Heh never thought of this mailman thing inside the Housepets universe, totally forgot about the “dog’s hate for strangers” since they are a bit more intelligent than that.
guess there just not territorial in de comic :/
I love the new shirts, I think the Fox one would probably suit me.
If Bino calls Peanut a traitor for not chasing the mailman, then why isn’t he chasing him instead?
cuz bino’s a panzy, i dunno?
Bino’s a hypocrite that’s slightly off his rocker?
“Yes a few of them don’t match the color”
The only one that doesn’t really match is the Peanut one.
I thought Peanut’s was close enough; the one it took me a while to get was Grape’s
Really? I got that one right away XD
So who’s the white one? Fox?
ayh cuz grape is the only purple colored aminal in the hp universe……. so far
Um… well, Zack is kind of purple. Lavender, anyway.
It looked navy blue on my screen
It depends on the color temperature and gamma of your screen.
A COLLABORATOR! Get the rifles together, we need a firing squad immediately!
quick get the water guns
More like grease guns… and feathers! (We couldn’t get any tar…)
it wuz ah joke from that easter ark thingy -_-
I don’t think a water gun would shoot tar anyway.
No! Jellied gasoline guns with flame bayonets attached!
My knife is made of FIRE!
All the way down to the pommel?
Bino is just jealous because people actually like Peanut.
ai think u all think i iz crazy fer sum reason
Ai know ai iz crazy.
R guis allow’d in dis hug fest?
sure! *hugs FuRrY* ^_^
why’d you… never mindz , ummm mail things are cool, and can i be in dis hug fest?
YAY! I gots a hug!
You can get a hug, but just not from me XD
ai hug u puddy ^_^
yay!!!!! i get a hugz to! :]
crazy hug fest. :3
just ah Question rick? *DUN DUN DUUUUNNNN* wuts de shirts made out of
That was an inappropriate time for ham.
Cotton I am pretty sure
seriously tho wat if ya are allergic ta cotton then wat……….. Rick?
Cotton allergy is pretty rare. You’re more likely to be allergic to polyester or some other synthetic, or to preservatives or dyes in the fabric.
wat if people er umm r allergic to de thing de shirtz made of that iz cotton?!
Your not allergic.
And stop talking like that! It’s starting to affect me!
im say’in itz for da people er um pets that are allergicz! O_o
why dontcha tell sonic to stop talkin like dis too? she affected mez! ^_^
I think that’s “infected”
I thought it was Aeris that was Patient Zero.
ya mizspellz wordz all de timez so dont go correct’in mez!!!!!!!!!!
itz wus then he affected meh now iz infected puddy and now puddy affectin furry :3
mai comment wuz at Argent
1.*snrk* Mailman, hehe.
2. OH MAH GAWSH! IMMA BUY DAT RIGHT NOW!!!
very intresting way to make some money out of it… like it, won’t buy it, thou
Is there by any chance a HP-Book in coming? That would be a blast, too
…What are you talking about? D:
I don’t think Jakkal’s post was meant to be a reply
Hah! That joke was witty
LOL I placed the cursor over the T-shirt pics and looked at the bottom of the screen:
RickGriffin–tshirt–Maxwell-stomach …I get it
What’s wrong with fox front?
Would you be perhaps making more of these shirts for different characters?
Naturally, I want a Pete and Spo one. Because that would make sense.
“Did you bleach a grey shirt white?”
“Are those dogta-”
Er… was that supposed to be someone asking you? Or was that “what would happen if Miles bought one of these shirts?”
Mmmmnthe former. Would be redundant for Miles to wear something like that. Like a cow wearing a leather jacket.
More like a cow wearing a cow-spotted shirt. I mean, the T-shirts aren’t made of real dog fur…
Don’t you mean Fido and Spo?
Spo and Pete makes sense if you follow this logic:
I don’t get it.
Did you read all the replies?
Yes. I read the replies. I didn’t follow the logic.
No, I meant Pete, and Spo. Not because they’re related, but because those would be some strange shirts.
Oh, “A Pete one and a Spo one”. Pete and Spo don’t wear collars, so you’d just have a bib splash.
That’s why I thought of King, because of the chess piece tag. Also interesting because of their tags would be Tarot, Keys and Fiddler, and Miles with his dogtag.
Love Peanut’s blank look at Bino, like he has no idea why Bino would say that.
Only been 2 hours and already more than 73 comments?! You fans need a life!
*clicks refresh every 5 mins after posting*
hah It’s 9 Am here in germany… I just got up.. not waiting for the “release of the postman… ehh hound”
ur in germany lucky ai have to be in stupid america -_-
AND PARTS OF XENOPHIBOROS (actual place just not time for it yet)
Sounds like some kind of disease ^^;;
Sorry I thought there was a “IS” at the end XD
ya, i was like, “what the hay”, why so many already ya know
ooo bino now what are you complaining about! and at least they dont chase there mailmen eh, well, i bet some probably do
I think that’s the point, they don’t chase the mailman, but Bino’s instincts demand him to chase and shred!
my thoughts exactly, though theyd probably get in big trouble
If I didn’t just quit my job I would totally get a Max one. Actually I still might, but I will wait a week or two to see which address I am going to have to use.
OMIGOSH! Shirts! Curse my unemployedness. I want to sit under trees while reading thick books and befriends courgis!!
hah, at least YOU got internet… even unemployed
haha, that would be pretty cool eh?
Is it weird that I suddenly think Bino’s ears are awesome?
Bino’s ears are awesome.
Yes, it’s weird that you suddenly think Bino’s ears are awesome.
Bino is not accustomed to others not acting as he desires that they should! Even though he should be by now.
You know you’re addicted to a comic when you’re in Photoshop at 2:30AM fiddling with your avatar for the comments page.
haha, o gosh, you to?
Except that, in your case, it wasn’t my fault
Now I want to commission a proper picture. But I don’t think Rick does that.
i fix my avv all de timez, i hav over 20 different avvz! XD
I have hundreds in SL, but I hardly ever use any of them but the ferret.
Sonic, how manyz avv’s do ya hav?
You can see some of mine at http://xrl.us/bhui9b
i like da scenery in some of ur avvs! ^_^
i dont care if imz double post’in but i looooooovvvveeee some of ur avvs, an ya hav alot of ems too! ^_^
Some of them are freebies, too, so if you visit in SL I can set you up with them.
reallyz!!!!!!! could yaz do dat for mez! ^_^
Just send me an IM when you get in-world.
yeah.. bout thatz, um i cant get a SL account/join cause i use mah bros computer most of da time so iz there any other way i could get demz?
There’s not much point to them without an SL account, since they only exist on the SL servers. ^^
Why does your brother’s computer keep you from getting an account?
Why don’t we take this offline onto my blog (click on my name)?
by tha way i know imz double post’in but anywayz are ya on de Housepets forums?
argent im on ur blog!
What about The GIMP? (Not that I do that, of course…)
Ironically, GIMP doesn’t work very well on my G4. I use Photoshop Expressions.
a) We have a thread in the forums for “You know you’re addicted to housepets when…” Mine is, “when you have 18 tabs open, and 16 of them are the forums.” Another person had a “Housepets to do list (such as recoloring old comics)” and once caught himself dual screening the fourms…
b) Rick does do “Housepets Style commissions,” such as my avatar shows. But… they are very, very hard to get a slot for. Check his DA, FA, and the forums for leads of when he’s going to do them. You might get lucky!
Sometimes I think Bino just needs a big hug. ;~;
he does seem angry, past experiences maybe? or maybe its just natural
Bino, I think I speak for all of us when I say:
STFU, GTFO, kthxbai.
If he did, he just wouldn’t be Bino
If you think I would be saying that, quit speaking for me.
Good mailmens are nearly never bark’ed by dogs.
I would comment on these but there is so many comments already..
eh, comment anyways, no big deal
…Did you just comment on this comment section commenting about how many comments there are?
Clearly I’m making a comment about your comment so if I might be blunt I would like to comment about how your comment intrigues me enough to reply to this comment.
Hey! I just made commentary for your comment. XD
My eye started twitching because of this!
that was….interesting haha
“But it smells like mailman!”
so true, and ur avatar matches that so nicely
I been called a “Traitor” once.
Yes. I’m very devoted to my traitor-ness.
Some even call me a “Loyal Traitor”.
thats contradicting itself indeed haha
I think that’s similar to a double agent.
Me? A double agent?
That’s silly Jeff. XD
List of things to do:
1. Buy groceries
2. Destroy Jeff
everyone been called traitor once in their lifetime.
I haven’t. Not even close.
sumbody called me a traitor once o_O, but then ai punch em in de face and the took itz back anz ai wuz laike yaaayyy and they wuz laike oooowww XD
YOU ARE NOT HUMAN OR OF FLESH AND BLOOD!
This implies that Bino does harass the mailman. biting him would get him into trouble, so i wonder of pets would develop other ways of doing it? slow schemes of psychological warfare perhaps, try and freak them out a little more every day until they crack? sounds like the sort of thing Bino would try.
You’re giving him allot of credit. I certainly wouldn’t think he was that smart or patient.
And the more I think about those shirts the more I think they’re about the cleverest merch I’ve seen. They’re definitely WAY up there. If I still wore T-shirts I’d definitely get one.
Ha Ha! Wait, what?
T-shirts don’t go so well with gray hair.
But… but… you have BLUE hair! D:
Oh, well, then… ferrets don’t wear T-shirts!
neither do porcupines! it’ ah mess to get off
Well, I wouldn’t know as I’m not a porcupine But maybe if you just cut one large hole in the back…
My porkypine avatar!
Ha! there had to be a mailman joke eventually
i think Peanut should go with email
ooo i get it .. e mail .. your nickname …. hehe still it would be funny seeing dogs barking at google for delivering mail
There’s a sudden increase in the number of dogs flying to Mountain View, California. When asked about it, the dogs are reported to have said they “wanted to bark at the mailman”
In other news, Larry Page has been blacklisted by the County of Santa Clara; allegedly for making prank calls to the pound about “millions” of dogs
Now I have this image of the Lycos dog barking at Google.
Oh noes! first he is a Cat Lover and now he is also friendly to mailmen?
WHERE IS DOGKIND GOING INTO???
*enter drrama llama*
I’m surprised there’s no King shirt.
I guess the dark “saddle” would be too hard to do.
WELL, you could always just cosplay, like Joey does…
…you know what, never mind.
I don’t think it’s just cosplay for Joey.
joey: i want to wear your skin
grape: ….. *SLAP*
yeah…. maybeh joey should ask Daisy for her skinz, wonderz wat she wuoldz sayz!
joey: i want to wear your skin
grape: ….Hi im Daisy! :0
crapwhyyyyyyyyyyyy, i meanz to sayz joey: i want to wear your skin
Daisy: …uh…. Hi im Daisy! ^_^
But… Daisy is a dog…
Also, how incredibly creeped out would you be of you heard someone say that in real life.
It is rather “Silence of the Lambs”-ish.
itz matterz not! alsoz mailmenz suckz! XD
@ Val Kilmer
sumbodiez sed that to me once so ai slapped em :3
A cat lover and a friend of mailmen.
This does not bode well for Peanut.
Is peanut flipping somebody off?
I think he’s just waving.
Waving would involve all fingers outstretched, wouldn’t it?
That’s his thumb, his fingers are together.
He was waving before being interrupted by Bino. I think that’s the remains of a wave after being startled.
Peanut’s a good boy! Not like Bino…
… doesn’t that really go without saying?
If it hasn’t been said already, Bino attacks anything that is “mailman” related
So why isn’t he attacking this one now while he’s within striking distance?
ai think that’z y bino’s so grumpy all de time uz no?
Striking Peanut is probably much more gratifying
He’s too ticked off at Peanut to think straight.
Or the mailman’s got one of those remotes.
(off topic of the strip today) LOVE THE NEW SHIRTS!!..SOOO COOL! If i had the money i’d sooo buy them!
Pseudo faux that probably has something to do with shock collars
Interesting theory, though we never actually knew the reason behind the shock colar (see below)
I think it’s a miracle Bino Din’t jump over Peanut and started running after the mailman.
guess the shock collar did work
Now, now. We don’t actually know why Bino had the collar, since he gave the explanation to Peanut on March 10, 2009 (between strips).
I, however, think it’s more likely the collar was related to his “zoning issues”
But mailman issues sound more serious, so I would presume that’s the kind of behaviour that would warrant such measures as a shock collar
Certainly a reasonable theory. I shall make note of it.
effing lol! xD
I’m pretty sure if I had a sentient bipedal dog I wouldn’t want him barking at the mailman. Sure Bino might be ticked, but Earl Sandwich won’t be.
my dogs are very friendly with the mailman
As are mine.
Your avatar makes me think of all your comments in either a sad or sarcastic voice.
Or, sometimes, just a flat voice.
iz dat a good thing?
sumtaimz but nots all de taime -_-
BAHAHAHA! Let the hilarious one-offs begin.
wat do yaz expect? hez a nice loving, annoying, trouble making, loud, where was i?
A traitor? PEANUT??? NEVA BINO!!! He 100% Good dog unlike a certain regifter we all know….XD
Not 100%, being a cat lover
maybeh 50% – 75%
less den dat! Peanut iz like… 49% good dog an 50% cat lova thenz 1% bad dogz! ^_^
@ i am
ur comment made uz sound Jamaican
yeaa back from Vacation. reading a bunch of new HousePets at once was awesome. =^_^= and those new shirts look awesome too!
wo that ah sick avie… is- is that wolf link?
thaz a real sick avv! where’d ya get itz?
Yeh, that’s Wolf Link, from TLZ: TP.
U no, u guyz r startin to were off on meh… -.-’
Yo FuRrY321, imma let you live your life, but I gotta say that most people agree that it’s LoZ, not TLZ.
WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
You have been consumed by The Legend of Zelda (Therefore TLZ) fan masses.
If you really want to say it that way:
Bino’s just ticked he passed on the new t-shirts deal to endorse a new line of shaving cream for dogs. It hasn’t caught on for the most part.
Those look like sleep shirts to me! (Now, if I had a job…)
peanut: your not barking at him.
peanut: ha ha
The mailman isn’t at his house. It’s unethical to bark at a mailman that’s at someone else’s house.
unless he’s near ur tree… or hydrant
a dogz near ur treez iz like a……. i cant think of anythingz! :u
i foundz it! a dogz near ur treez iz like a Bino near a mail manz!
Give Peanut a treat! I had to get rid of my dog cause it chase the mailman… and ate his tire when it was going 45mph on my road…
OH NOEZ!!!!!!!!!!! D:
like ai iz bein serios tho
ma auntz dog did almost de same thingz but it waz ta tha icecreamz truck an tha icecreamz manz almostz ranz over herz!
im be’in serios! O_o
i knowz technically im double-posting butz whoz carez!
wat i hav to sayz iz who sayz icecream menz are nice!
The ice cream man who went by my moms old aparmnt complex went about 10-15 mph in the parking lot (it has two entrances and goes around in a semi-circle loop).
It was like he was TRYING to get AWAY fom all the kids who wanted ice cream.
One time, I actually chased him through the whole parking lot, waving my money in the air, and he actually SPED UP to get away.
Perhaps he was just trying to get away from you?
dat whoulda been funny if he waz try’in to get away from youz!^_^
1taimez ai chazed de aice cream GIRL (yah itz a girl in mai naberhood) aboutz 3 miles so ai could get mai fudge banana pop ^_^
ya see if ya think about it Bino probably has made that same face, also if ya seem nice to tha mailman at first he then learns to trust ya then at the right moment…… STRIKE! O_o
Whatever happened to the good old days?
wat good old days? also why’d ya change your avv?
1. That’s the alt text!
2. It’s Frank’s fault!
1. i cant read de alt tex
2. wat didz Frank doz
2. This message subthread: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/23/thats-what-its-all-about/#comment-37988
oh, well as long as ya like ur avv right? oh, and it looks fine! ^_^
I think that I like your new Avatar better, though it takes some getting used to.
howz u screw aroundz w/ ur avvie to get it laike that?
oh yah mai commentz wuz at argent
Just Photoshopped it a little. You zoom in 4:1 so you can see the actual pixels, and play with the brush, selection, and color correction tools.
Like, I selected the area between the chin and collar, lightened it until it was approximately correct, then filled it with the color from the face. That way the partially selected pixels along the edge of the chin and neck fade in to the filled color without a “halo”.
OMG! has anybody seen the shirts? they’re awesome.
…………………………………… yeahtheirawesomewonderifanyonezseenRick’snewestcomictoo! no offense! O_o
I personally want to see some more of Spot (Superdog), when Rick gets the chance.
After all, we never found out what happened to Spot and his girlfriend Stripe, who despite all appearances is not a cat!
This is like, the longest cliffhanger EVER!
i just read this entire comic from 1:(something)am to 9:am my eyes hurt i’m tired and my brain aches from taking in so much information at once. but i think i just had a good all nighter
Welcome to the (slightly deranged) club!
Quick! How much do you remember?
All nighters make you sometimes forget the stuff at the beginning, since the hours blend together. So you might have to re-read some stuff
It’s not just all-nighters, it’s the general effect of “cramming”
i remember pretty much everything not much exact dialogue but i do remember everything I’m good like that.
thoz t-shirtz look great! i wonderz how much money it wuz ta make themz! XD
also this haz noth’in ta do with de comic nor da shirtz but when ya look back on earlier comments alot of themz are funny! XD
Ya know though, Peanut being less like a dog, and Grape liking going to parties with the dogs and some doggie things, ya think they rubbed off on each other some growing up together?
Those shirts are definitely a great and original idea. Maybe make them customizable in the future?
wouldnt ur name be “wolf who cried boy”?
I think it’s from “if a boy cries his dog’s name, it’s not news. If a dog cries his boy’s name, it’s news”
What if the boy’s name was Ralph?
My sona’s a dog, so “WolfWhoCriedBoy” wouldn’t make much sense
Don’t act like you don’t know peanut. You know, you know.
Oops double post. sorry
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