A bone is a bone is a bone.
Evidently, Grape’s forming some sort of ESP when it comes to Peanut shouting her name. Pretty soon she’ll already be behind him before he even thinks to shout!
Are you ready for some football?
Football!? I call WR!
Why did you have to make me think of this again?:
I only watched a snippet of it and I still here the guy go YEAH when I see a yeah typed.
I guess every dog…
…has its day.
“Graaa- oh, you’re already here”
“I felt you would be calling me”
“Then why didn’t you get here earlier?”
“’cause you wouldn’t be calling me until just now! Duh!”
You mean EPIC Tarot reference.
What kind of places?
Alt-Text: I have EATEN MUD in order to avoid taking a bath.
Isn’t that a contradictory statement? I mean you get dirtier by eating mud, no?
Maybe he ate a Multi-User-Dungeon?
Entering A Tenacious Entrance Negating Multi-User Dungeons?
it’s probably grape referring to a cat’s tendency to lick themselves clean. if grape has mud on her fur, and she licks it off to avoid getting in the bathtub, she has (literally) eaten mud.
Ah, ok, that makes sense. However, she would still have to take a bath, not by her choice, but by the owner’s choice, no?
Nooooo, she’s a *cat*
True, as soon as a cat hears water running they turn the other way. Thats why you got to have them lose all trust and trick ‘em!
We have one cat who likes to come watch us take showers. She sits on the edge of the tub behind the shower curtain and occasionally paws around the edge at the water.
Now I think of it, in the HP universe that would be pretty creepy.
Mr Sandwich: GRAAAAPE! I’m taking a SHOWER! OUT!
Grape: But daaaad…
ai think ai remember sumthin laike dat from sumwhere but ai’m not sure were
HAH there it is thany frank ^-^
Be amazed, be very amazed… I think it was also the first “Tish, you” appearance.
You can really tell the advancement in art style since then.
perhaps there was a discussion with his mom..
“MOM, MUD IS NOT DIRTY”
MOM ANSWER “PROVE IT, TASTE IT”
and he did tasted mud XD
Wait, are you talking about Grape or Peanut?
I would say Peanut (he), but the comic refers to Grape in Alt-Txt.
Not if you’re licking the mud off your fur so your owners don’t see…
You know, I think we’ve seen her doing it:
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/08/12/dear-you-just-look-fabulous/ Panel 2
is it just me or is her eyelashs not brushed out anymore?
dark places *_*
That’s what she said! GIGIDY! lol
*GIGGITY* u fergot the second *g* X3
You made Peanut sad…
I googled it and it’s “gigidy”
Why your name it’s a chemical compound ?
I don’t think I want to know Grape lol!!
That’s just nasty…
peanut’s expressions this comic are amazing
this comic *is* amazing
Dog and his bone, ayep.
Well, back to basics there.
XD lol at Grape in the last panel and Peanuts “Don’t Judge me” and the Alt-Text
AND THE SUGGESTIVE METER GOES UP ANOTHER NOTCH
DING DING DING
I don’t think it was supposed to be suggestive, I think you just have a dirty mind.
To be fair, I thought it too. I’m a bad person.
Tongue baths are pretty suggestive IMO
I’m a bad person… but I don’t even care!
Well, mud is pretty dirty
dun wrry everybody think laike dat -_-
Yup. Yup yup yup. Heh.
wait, should this be a one-off instead of scardy cats?
Uhh, Scaredy Cats was over on the first… So, yeah…
aaaaand it’s fixed! yay~!
1st panel Peanut looks…awkwardly odd…
Digging underneath the kitchen sink while turning your head to shout someone’s name would definitely look a little odd.
That’s what I was thinking…
Heh, why is it marked under scaredy cats?
Hmmm.. wonder why my avvy didn’t show up?
>.< and now it does (never mind me)
And it’s been re-tagged as a one-off.
Cue Flapjack-esque yelling at panel 3!
Angelic Chorus: The Magical Bone!
Arrgh, and now to set sail for Doggy Bone Island! =D
HAH! Still Awake!
Wait, this doesn’t count as something stupid to kill him over?
She says “Still Awake”, since he has been looking?
When was the last time Peanut tried that on Grape? It seems like forever.
But it starts the same way though.
Lol, and I thought it was only by chance my dog managed to completely chew apart a dog bone.
That’s quite a strange comment. Funny though, I think.
Nope, so far I haven’t seen a dog that HASEN’T chewn threw those bones.
And “hasen’t” should be “hasn’t”. Hazy little typos.
Rick fixed the tags it seems (and removed it from scaredy cats)
Also lol @ the alt-text XD
Heh… I was on here late thinking the comic updates at 10:30… -_-;
How does that even happen?! >_<
The end of DST getting you already?
Oh Grape, I can only imagine!
Oh the things that can be done with so little time…
*bro fists back*
Hmmm, I think your getting even better at character expressions.
excellent comic, Rick. this weekend felt far too long without your artwork and unique characters.
Hermm, maybe, saturday/sunday one-off special?
Ack! Don’t hurt me!
woops wrong email X3
So? Just register the other e-mail!
ai’m to lazy T-T
Seriously, my dog gets her rawhide bone just as ickyfilthy.
I think I feel better NOT knowing where…
Er. The alt-text tells us where.
She’s licked mud off herself to avoid an Official Bath.
Oh, I thought that meant she put mud on herself to make bathing her even more undesirable
*Spits out Gatorade* Oh gross!….and yeah, LOL. And nice alt text save. =) Get people to think “Oh my!” and then *Tahdah!* ALT TEXT ftw!
Having been a cat person, I can imagine some of the places a cat’s tongue can be, but since I don’t want to be banned I’ll just nod sagely at the alt text.
Thnx teh ceiling-cat tha dawgz haz saliva tha disinfects, nya! O.o *Erp!*
umm….. wah ?
durn wrong e-mail -_-
I don’t know all the specifics, I’m not a salivamatician, but if I remember right, canines have something unique in their saliva that acts like a disinfectant. That’s why they lick wounds.
Or…were you responding to my response?
Yes, I’ve heard tests and watched Mythbusters prove that a dogs mouth is cleaner then a humans, and a toilet is cleaner than a phone. Grossed me out for a while… then I got over it.
lol! Ah know wut U mean… “^w^ Ah heard tha computer keyboardz wher juz as dirty… Cuz of teh fatty prints we leave on these objectz, nya… “^w^
Bacteria juz lub bodily fluidz, nya… -_-” Durn cold… *Sniff sniff*
luky meh ai nvr get sick! ^-^
Okay this strip is NOT for me… I get grossed out if a candy in it’s wrapper falls on the clean floor let alone by THIS… course I know how dogs are, the ones at my grandma always make me feel bad. XD
BTW still great work man, keep up the good (but pls not so gross) work. X)
Grape’s looking a little more… manly here.
I thought the same thing actually.
I think it’s the fluff on her cheeks. It’s somehow fluffier today, making her head look wider when she’s at an angle
Is she perhaps getting poofier for winter?
I would love to see a one-off on summer blow-outs. That would be hilarious!
Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.
I have to agree with Grape. I have 2 cats and a dog, yet between just one cat and the dog, the cat beats the dog on the grossness level. Aren’t cats supposed to be clean animals? I guess not… sort of.
But then again. is being covered in spit REALLY clean.
Who knows? Dogs chew their buttocks (funny, yet real word) all day.
Then, they go roll in and/or eat whatever they find. Animals are just wierd. But, HP! makes them even cooler!
Moooooom! Rick’s being grossssssss!
Cue: Rick’s brother!
Ewww. John Kricfalusi would be proud.
wow, all of Peanut’s expressions in here equal win and cuteness lol
Why do i think this is cute again?
Uhh… because you’ve actually seen real dogs do this?
Because you’re a sick weirdo?
Ewwwwww >.> At least wipe it off, Peanut!
Welp, I’m officially grossed out.
Panel 1 is cute, though.
I’ll bet that King’s chew-toys don’t look like that, though.
I wonder if the other dogs think he’s weird.
I mean, more than they did anyway.
I have a feeling King has never touched his(probably would help the stress). Do you really think any of the other dogs do any different? The only one I can picture cleaning the bone is Fido.
You know, that makes me wonder–do pets in this world, when they’re done with their business, still clean themselves the same way they do in reality? Or do they use toilet paper like everyone else?
In other gross news, I’m not surprised Peanut would do this–after all, I -do- have a dog, myself, and I know they eat some pretty gross stuff. (And yet, while their tongue goes less gross places, I don’t let them lick me while I do let cats…)
wouldn’t grape be costantly strained cleaning herself that way, considering her Antro Anatomy
BTW peanuts line made me chuckle “DON’T JUDGE ME”
The chairs in the background make it cool.
Wait- has peanut’s arm been cut in half in the second panel? Because the end of his arm, where it’s overlapped by the cabinet, has an outline.
It’s not cut. He’s reaching into the cabinet. The outline brings the characters out from the background.
If the cabinet is in the foreground it should probably be outlined.
Not necessarily. If the outline detracted from the character(s) or action than it should be left out. The cabinet is painted sharply in constrast with the rest of the background making it stand out from the background.
Rick tends to outline foreground scenery like that, eg http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/24/the-end-result-of-being-cultured/
Even different parts of the same object, http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/17/where-history-comes-back-from-the-dead-oh-no/
Panel seven in this one. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/25/actually-nevermind/
It still depends on the emphasis. The couch arm outlined because it will be interacted with. The outlined items in your first one helps emphasize the different scenes.
Personal preference likely used as well for asthetics.
Even in that one he extends the outline of the pool edge in front of king a fraction past the edge of his body, which makes it clear that it’s the outline of a foreground object.
Here’s a better example of what you’re talking about, and I think it looks a bit weird there too…
See also Aloisyous comment on that page.
It kinda looks like an inked and painted acetate cel on a painted background.
She’s been awake since last week’s strip?
For a cat, that’s a record.
Deserves a reward?
And now I have some very good expressions to mess around with…excellent! Or maybe make a few more “demotivational” Posters!
Gross, Funny, & True!
Well, I don’t know what glue tastes like, but, okay~
at first it tastes like nothing then it gets really bad!
Peanut bone looks almost exactly like my Microbiology agar, hehe.
I still don’t understand why he doesn’t chew the other end?
And get his paws dirty from the chewed end? Well, Peanut probably has dirty paws anyway.
It have the best flavor!
My dog use to chew on Rawhide bones. But now he chews on Greenies.
Either way they’re very sticky. D :
I’m just glad to see Peanut and Grape again
the other characters are awesome, but these two are my favorite
Oh Peanut, nobody ever judges you. The only one ever judged is King, the rest of you can get away with just about anything. ^_^
Now that is a well-used bone. You can practically taste how much mileage it gets. For bettor or worse.
… Wonder if he thinks it tastes any good.
Also, is it just me, or does Peanut’s back arch kinda oddly in the last panel?
“The yellow stripes are high in protein, the green ones have vitamin B and C complexes, the little pink flowers contain wheatgerm extracts.” Zaphod took and looked at it in amazement. “What are the brown stains?” he asked. “Bar-B-Q sauce,” said Roosta, “for when I get sick of wheatgerm.” Zaphod sniffed it doubtfully. Even more doubtfully, he sucked a corner. He spat it out again.”Ugh,” he stated. “Yes,” said Roosta, “when I’ve had to suck that end I usually need to suck the other end a bit too.” “Why,” asked Zaphod suspiciously, “what’s in that?” “Anti-depressants,” said Roosta.
Hitchhiker’s Guide! great whimsical story.
WHERE’S THE HORROR MUSIC?
awww! you beat me to it!
Too bad it’s not a squeaky bone, that would be too cute. ^.^
I was thumbing through some of the old pages, and now I’m curious, is that the same rawhide bone he got for christmas, like, almost 2 years ago?
I’ve done that before.
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