Served by the finest french ninja waiters of course.
But they look nothing like ninjas!
That’s because they’re REALLY GOOD AT IT.
Yup, it’s a wood dummy, see?
I remember reading once about an artist who made his living as a life mannequin, and who was stabbed by someone “proving” he was really a dummy.
But Great Googly Moogly fails me finding a reference.
woo that sounds painful O_o
Maybe they’re really ninja spies, so they don’t have to look anything like ninjas since they’re spies and spies are supposed to blend in!
Except for the fact that Ninjas already are spies and excel at blending in. So if they were Ninja Spies then they would fall under the double negative rule and would then not blend in at all. They would be clowns.
Well, I never suspected most clowns of being ninja. Would that make it a perfect cover?
absolutely perfect cover!
Wait what if Jeeves was the butler?
can I have your ordeeeeaaaAAAAH!!!
They wear spiked shoes so that they stick to the floor.
Or possibly they attach their shoes to conveyor belts. Like with those metal restraints that bad guys put on the chairs they trap the goodguys in? Yeah, I like that idea.
yeah but one might be stupid enough to actually follow the rules of the ferrets (total chaos) And NOT wear those things
For those of you who haven’t gotten the reference, it’s to the following story arc:
The arc spans strips 1,077 to 1,094
“It must be so much fun being human. You guys can eat anything. Even the weird stuff like jalapeno peppers”.
I don’t know why she can’t eat grapes, though. They should have included some fox genes in Bowman’s wolves.
I’d imagine more food comes out than goes in. xD
and if could keep your meal, you get treated to seconds, free!
Well, the place has already gone to the dog(gy!)s…
Awesome… funny as usual ^_^
I would so eat there…
I’d much rather have my food actually stay on my plate while I’m trying to eat it…
or inside after you ate it. ^^
So… are they riding the cheeseburger hut first?
no, ai tink it de house of hotdogs :3
So are all the rides named after theme-park restaurants and gift shops?
might just be rides as gift shops are already named after attractions most of the time.
Um… the term “barf” comes to mind…
its wiered ai have never barfed on a ride befor :｜
Have you ever eaten anything on a free-fall ride before?
kind of ai was eatin sumthin but ai dropped it and it hit some1 ^_^;;
lol so many restaurants Also yay Fido and Spo!
Can I borrow Ralph’s glasses? Those are awesome!
I agree!! They look so awesome!!
I actually HAVE those glasses, now I just need to find them :O
They look kind of like those things that eye doctors give you after they dilate your pupils.
Except they’re rigid.
I used to have a pair that looked like that to wear over my glasses. They were less “awesome” than “cheesy”.
I wish I had them as well! I’m forced to wear ones that look like Fido’s! They were awesome in the 70’s cheesy in the 2010’s >.>
Me thinks that’s called a visor.
Can I borrow Ralph? HE is awesome!
no, ai get him first! DX
awwwwww…. I was gonna take him. : (
Noooo… you have to keep your pretty grey fox.
no ai just joking u guyz can take im
too bad. First caller, first served!
DID any of you guys notice how his glaces are NOT hooked behind his ears AND could probably fall off any moment?
Ha-HA! Now I have seen it, and I will never un-see it! XD
Also, my shades are much more like Fido’s.
They’re hooked behind his… cheeks?
nuu his cheek fluff ^_^
That’s pretty standard for toon glasses.
That’s why mine don’t have any earpieces at all.
Yeah. Nose-pinch is easier to deal with, even if it does always remind me of Mr. Limpet.
They don’t have a nose-piece either.
They’re held on by cartoon physics.
This also means you can invoke the “you’d never punch a guy with glasses”, right?
Harrison Ford ruined that schtick, once the whole “OMG Indiana Jones Wears Glasses” thing wore off.
On the other hand, ferrets got serious teeth: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/158619043_6ecac1e780.jpg
That’s a really cool picture.
@ argent stonecutter
YAY CARTOON PHYSICS
Rotating restaurant in freefall?
Sounds fun. I want to try that.
“Yes, I’ll have a double order of tournedos in white sauce.”
And I know that those have nothing to do with spinning but they sounds like they should.
Yeah, I thought you meant tornadoes…
I can see where the theme park theme can get confusing XD
I want to eat there, every few minutes, you get a new dinner! XD
Start all over again huh?
Haha! That a restaurant I want to try!
A freefalling restaurant
*facepaws* Duh! The theme is THEME PARKS! x.=.x
Everything will be named after a ride, everything
And the rides will be named after a different ride.
or a mix of rides.
“Argh! I can’t find anything in this park! Let’s go to Disney World!”
“That’s the name of the roller-coaster”
“No, that’s the name of the ticket stand.”
“I’ve been trying to find the exit for hours!”
“That sign says ‘Parking lot’. Try that?”
“Been there, that’s the Bumper Cars.”
“There’s an attendant… Excuse me, how do we get out of the park?”
“You want the Ultimate Ride.”
“No, we want to get… out… of… oh, wait a minute.” *headslap*
You’re welcome, Abbott.
BTW, what would the Penultimate Ride be?
is there a third base ride somewhere here too?
I’ll go ask Who
Restaurant in free fall? Sounds like a fun ride
It’s a continuous freefall in a loop. Or through portals.
Can you say *achievement unlocked* “Terminal Velocity”? hahah puns
My first comment :3 I just finished reading this comic on my iTouch and now I am on my computer to write a comment and see alt text.
Challenger01, you are “thinking with portals”? xD so I guess you played the game. Anybody with Steam account can add me to friends, and don’t forget to join Housepets! group on Steam
(I wonder if my gravatar is working)
Hey! love you’re avatar!
I pounced again!
Great Googly Moogly!
wai r der so many foxes all de sudden :3
Because foxes are awesome.
yes true X3
@ “sonic id furreh ” that’s because I’m a trendsetter.
welcome to da housepets universe ^_^!!
woops wrong reply
suposed to be at Krzeszny
ai wanna go on a freefall rotating resturant
Greatest restaurant ever
Well, that’s one way to keep the rides to yourself; confuse the customers so that they can’t find them… Not only do the ferrets get line-cutting privileges, but they can thus eliminate most of the lines.
Well, I guess it is keeping in theme with the “theme park” theme. Also, Sergeant Ralph in his off-duty, er, outfit!
His collar looks like its a whistle.
ai think it is o_o;;
lol, i guess it pays to read all the comments (the theme park theme thing lol)
I was just keeping in theme with the theme of commenting on the theme park theme.
Ooor I was just really slow in posting and a bunch of other posts mentioning the same thing popped up before mine. Possibly.
irony is, everything is over-the-top expensive , then again, the ferrets are there.
and, is the Go karts food to go?
nope, it is just Fast food :3
or food on wheels X3
Eating, Shopping, and Trilling Rides rolled into one? Can’t you build one of those in real life Rick?? T.T Good thing the barf bags r free!! XD
I’ll stop by the gift shops first, then have my barf bag ready for use after the rotating freefall restaurant and lets not forget the fast passes unless the ferrets have a freefall buffet ! Ralph’s glasses looks awesome on him!
ahaha i smell dissapointment
Suddenly, Im not hungry anymore.
this made meh even more hungy -_-
Haha! Eat like the romans do just took on a whole new meaning! Eat on the way up, lose it on the way down. =)
….Okay. Let’s start betting. How long do you think it will take for something to go HORRIBLY wrong?
I say five minutes.
They’re out of barf bags?
I suspect it already has.
Of course; the ferrets were clever enough to make sure everything went wrong thirty-five minutes ago.
I hope the plates are bolted to the tables, but I am more curious as to how the food is served
In tubes and ziplock bags?
i wonder why the “this tall” sign was even there … i don’t think hight restriction makes any sense for going into a restaurant lol
Does a restaurant count as a “fun ride”?
Well, there’s always the “railroad dining car” approach, and tables which hold the dishes down, for those that would like repeat customers. Sounds like a fun ride to me…
Except that “Dining Car” would probably be a zombie-themed ride, where the seats are giant plates and bowls.
Now, HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS REALITY?
wow, my new avatar is really scary when I talk in all caps. I can hear him in my head.
and it’s easy to recognize as the only one that has fire in it!
Most confusing theme park map ever. Look for the places named after food joints and you’ll find the rides I suppose.
That’s what I was thinking.
so, if I look for “the popsicle stand”, what would I end up riding?
Or the California Screaming.
Or the Tea Cups.
Maybe the ice rink?
WE MISSED YOU
indeed we did!
*lick lips* yah we missed u spo >:3
In a place run by ferrets?
THE COLLAR CANNOT HIDE YOU FOREVER, SPO.
Also, remember when Fido looked like Bino? Ah, nostalgia.
I remember when I used to be nostalgic. Good times.
“But I saw a roller coaster just now!”
“Oh that’s a ‘drive-through’…”
But really, there’s a roller coaster in the background, I wonder why…
cause that IS just the drive through
They just hold out the feed as you pass by at a mere 100mph, after which you eat at 400mph.
Let’s just hope nothing like this happens on the way to the food:
Two roller coasters!
Weeeeee!(ch) one is the real ride?
Giant water slide FTW
That’s… the rest room… uh…
Nah, that’s the drink all you can soda fountain. With the occasional giant brown jello-logs.
Let’s go on the bumper cars, first soda to spill treat!
I’m so confused.
It’s Tokyo–style naming! Laundromat? No, that’s just a restaurant called “Laundromat”. The owner thought the name looked neat.
…..so if the shops are named after rides. Should that make the rides named after shops. Wow that would give me a migraine trying to keep up with that.
You’re not thinking like a ferret!
Resulted in new avatar.
No no no. Everything would be named after rides. so look for the ones with double ride names and that’s the rides.
Go coasters anyone?
no, the rides are named after shops AND look like shops too.
Laundromat… can you survive “spin dry”?
Crazy Al’s Used Bumper Cars!
“Hey Al! This one has some grey stuff on the headrest!”
“Oh, uh, that’s the, uh, newest… supersonic… model…”
“I’ll take it!”
Wait, how do you puke out the back of your head…
“My brain is going into my FEEEEEEET!!”
First time we’ve seen Ralph in a casual collar. =P Nice to see Spo in on it as well.
Ok… I have a theory about the cognitive minds of the Milton Ferrets:
You take two awesome things in the world and in someway combine those two into one big “awesome”.
Here’s a formula explaining my theory:
(awesome A) x (awesome B) = (awesome AB)
So… If you take restaurants and combine it with theme park rides you get awesome!
I call it the “Milton Theory”. (Not practical in reality)
YOU KNOW TO MUCH!*karate chop you in your neck*
YOU KNOW THAT HE KNOWS TOO MUCH!
I fire a snake out of a cannon at you! Unfortunately, it is a milk snake. OR IS IT?
Tune in next time for an exiting new installment of… SNAKE BEING FIRED AT PEOPLE OUT OF A CANNON!
…you know, we probably could have come up with a better name for that…
Oh yah?! Well I know that you know that I know too much!
Well, I KNOW that YOU KNOW that I KNOW that HE KNOWS that YOU KNOW too much.
Next time… it won’t be a milk snake…
We have a milk snake.
How was it you tell the difference between a milk snake and a coral snake, again? Other than eating them, I mean.
Don’t have too much snakes where I live.
Wha…*ack!* *Cough!* *Cough!*
(Collapses on floor)
“Everybody stand back! I know CPR!”
No way, man, there’s noting awesome about commuting.
(yes, I know that’s distributivity, but I’m not going to let logic stand in the way of an awesome pun)
Fido looks taller than the Sergeant.
Ralph is cute to no end!
I knew this would happen.
Fire up the shipyards, time to build another one…
A ship for whom?
Was thinking the same Val. Panel three = squeee!!!
you are so right! But #4 is non-the-less awesome!!
You confused me there for a second.
Next you’ll be telling me that the Photo Booth is a roller coaster and that the Indiana Ferret Awesome Action Show is the photo booth.
Of course! it all makes perfect sense! and the fun house is actually the spooky house and vice versa!
freefall restraunt? Does want
They… they don’t have BUMPER CARS?! Classic ride is a classic. There must be something really good instead, so maybe super rollercoaster?
They decided to save time and space by combining all the rides into one megaride. It begins with an loop-de-loop and corkscrew before both cars slam into each other and carom into the first cobra loop. Then comes the drop tower portion. And the Ferris wheel.
That would explain why Keene needs front-of-the-line privileges.
Does it have the little spinning teacups ride too?
Of course it does! They combined the teacups with the ferris wheel made out of ferris wheels!
sweet! when can I ride?
Laws of inertia dictates that your barf would travel to the ceiling and ultimately fall back on you when the ride stops. ^^
it never stops
That would be one sloppy restaurant ride.
As in “I guess the kibble really DOES make its own gravy”?
Yeah. We could go with that answer. Just as sloppy.
How much worse can it get than getting sloppy? Up the nose?
Used kibble is worse.
…Oooohhh, dear, I think I might smell a plot point: Complaints.
This sounds like something a Great Kitsune might come up with…
What if one of the ferrets was the Great Kitsune?! Or maybe Jeeves is!
didn’t the Great Kitsune come from another dimention? because in that strip he was interupted with something. Also, i think his grin is cute <3
Well, he’s apparently another “Higher Being”, with access to vast powers, an existence which lets him sort though infinite numbers of lower-order dimensions, and the ability to remember and handle a rules system too complex to fit into a “normal” universe.
Ergo, presumably he/she/it won’t entirely fit into a normal universe either.
On the bright side,
At least the map actually tells you what is and isn’t a restaurant.
Otherwise, you end up wondering around aimlessly for hours!
“We need to check the map”
“No, ‘the map’ is a popsicle stand!”
Maybe the Popsicle has a map on it? No, just another kind of bad joke… *sigh*
Oy, well ya!
u DO have to now where the map is FIRST of course.
…Now U pelpl have me wondering what “You Are Here” is. O_0
it’s easy, then! Go look for a restaurant and bingo! find your ride.
Freefalling restaurant . . . BLERHG!
YO DAWG THOU SHALT NOT WEARETH THE FACE OF ANOTHER. THAT TOTALLY ISN’T COOL-ETH.
But since you’re both using the same avatar, wouldn’t it be his own face?
It was mine first. I think. I’M SO CONFUSED.
Confusing is when U have conversations like this, and then change your avatar.
Yes. Just as Planned. Or not. but whatever.
No Ralph or Fido-and-Spo avatars yet. What a bunch of slackers.
do Fido and Spo sound that much alike that Ralph thought it was Fido talking? or did when did everyone else start talking to Spo?
Maybe he saw Spo stand up?
Ralph: “I wish you’d quit using that squeaky voice, Fido. It’s creepy.”
Well, this was a disappointment! Everything is associated with food chubby peoples paradise.
Best. Theme park. Ever.
I adore the whistle collar.
whistle tag on grey collar on Ralph = TOTAL AWESOMENESS!
food + freefall = BAAARF (so that’s what my inside looks like)
If I’m allowed a blasphemous observation, I don’t like much the new muzzle style. They’re too big and blunt. Sorry, Rick-Sama
You’re about a year and a half late for that I think
i dunno why, but only now I’m noticing it…
It might just be because I’ve been trying to up my sketching speed again
I like the new muzzle style, I think that’s why I was disturbed by Fox in http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/23/thats-what-its-all-about/ … or maybe it was just the angle?
I like the new style too. all thumbs up!
Worst theme park ever? or best restaurant food chain on the planet? you decide!
Still wondering what happened to Spo hiding from other animals!
And agaiiiin… SPO! Oh, little mouse, I missed a lot your presence! It’s one of my fave characters.
Also, it’s nice to can see Ralph again… I hope to also see Kevin soon!
all I can say is…
Anti-gravity food! XD
Try eating while in freefall it’s awesome… maybe it’s awesome, I’d love to try it at least. X)
Maybe they should have been honest and call the place food joint. :3
…..whaz wit da name plot…sounds good but da idea makes me fur ache..?!
Chaos, and Night.
You’re now a temporary coolbro.
YO DAWG DONT STEAL MY FACE DAWG.
Actually, YOU KNOW WHAT?!
YOU CAN HAVE IT! BUT THIS ONE IS MINE.
as soon as it loads up
wait, here’s a close up that you can see better
Your’s isn’t as good as my old one was anyway.
Am i the ONLY one that notices that Fido’s glasses change from being the usual round, tinted glasses in the 3rd and 4th panels to seemingly, yet trendy clear rectangle ones? Just an observation. Awesome comic as ever ^.^
I think you’re just seeing them from the side.
I love how, over time, an artist’s work just keeps improving.
Like how Fido’s pec lines make him look more like a tough police dog, and how Spo’s tiny, yelling mouth and gesturing arms are so cute! :3
…Also, until I glanced at the tags for this strip just now, I never new Sergeant Ralph had a name. As always, I am the master of observation-fu.
LOL! Just noticed Fido stops wagging his tail in panel 3
Hmm… perhaps he doesn’t like abject terror?
I have always hated drop towers, so I know how he feels.
@ Alt Text
Those are not barf bags.
They’re doggy bags.
You know, for the meal that you “almost” finished… if you get my drift.
Let’s hope you don’t.
gross, but cool.
well the theme is ‘theme parks’ lol, makes sense when you think about it. lol
anybody else notice how in the first panel fido’s eye is kindy beady. lol, I just think of him saying that sarcastically.
i say, someone is gonna get fired
From the cannon ride! Which is called “Tunnel of Love”.
Oh… Oh dear…
We’re sorry, Max and Grape, for our previous hopes in this regards…
“Hey, why does this Tunnel of Love ride just have a platform in a vertical shaft?”
*platform starts rising, accelerating rapidly*
“Hold me, Grape. I’m scared of hights. I love you, Grape.”
“I love you too, Maxy.”
peanut: *sticks finger down throat*
uh does ralph know about spo or does he think fido is talkin?
this realy confuses me
Last panel, Ralph’s pupils are pointed towards the top of Fido’s head, so it’s reasonable to assume that at least some pets know about Spo.
So the ferrets know about him too.
sorry, link doesn’t appear to be working:
Crazy avatar, man.
Thanks, it’s Rocky from Lackadaisy Cats
Yesh, I recognized him. He’s awesome as a cat, but I don’t think I like him at all as a human.
I actually feel more like Freckle, but I didn’t see an easily adaptable picture of him.
Though this came close:
Maybe I’ll go with this one, fan art though it be…
wow. sorry to talk your… comment your… whatever.
you know what I mean. Maybe.
I comment a lot in a short period of time.
fido: look spo there a burgar king.
*one walk later* *burgar king was a rollar coaster*
spo: OH COME ON!
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