By the way, since Christmas falls on Saturday this year, I’m not going to QUITE delay Friday’s comic . . . I’ll put up one part on Friday and continue it on Saturday
Daww. :< grape crying makes me sad :<
but de end makes up fer it
Gonna give out some more of your irrational anger Grape? Sounds fun!
ill be home for christmas…
SO Res is male!
Uhh, yeah, it’s kind of obvious with the name Res
not really no one relly new if he was mail or femail
There we go!
Go where? You’re not mailing me!
Aww, why not? We were just sending you to go cheer up Grape!
That didn’t work too well for the last mouse we saw Grape with
can’t spell most words
It’s fine, we’re not grammar nazis, amirite?
You are a curious fellow, and your music makes you an even more curious fellow. On top of all of that, you made the right appearance. Here’s a cookie (while I still have any).
Also, garbud, words don’t matter as long as you’re learning the language and conveying the information at the same time, my friend!
Most indubitably, ol’ chap!
So long as you don’t use “less” when you’re supposed to use “fewer”, or put your apostrophes in the wrong place (or leave them out of the right place), your socks are safe from Grammar Ferret.
Is that a ’shipping’ joke?
What sounds so masculine about Res?
Yush. Now if it was Rez, that’s a guy’s name for sure. But Res? Could go either way.
You didn’t notice? He had NO eyelashes. The only exception is Grape, lol …I hope Grape is the ONLY one 0.0
but wasn’t there a Mr. Bigglesworth with long eyelashes that was a guy?
We’ll never know. 0.0
I already thought about this and keep to my previous comment. lol
Wow Max that was not a smart thing to say at all. I hope Grape and Res can make up after this.
He literally doesn’t know what to say. Remember Monday? He had to be stopped by Mrs. Sandwich
*gladly hands Grape a candy cane*
Grape don’t worry, you and Res will be the best friends ever!!!
SUE HER! SUE HER! SUE HER!
We don’t know if it’s (puts on nazi cap)Animal Abuse(takes off cap) in this case. And neither does grape
SIEG HAIL DAR GRAMMER FUHER!
Alright Herr Frank…
Until we know more. Hush you.
On second thought, can Grape sue? She’s not an affected party and she’s, well, a cat. And supposing she can, does the court have a “no pets allowed” rule?
Poor grape. She’s not getting a break is she?
She had one but she broke it.
i think res and grape will still be friends
at lest i hope
Since the plot seems to be focused on Res even after he’s not even here anymore, I think he will make a comeback.
The quickness with which Grape thought up that plan, despite requiring three steps (get a candy cane, suck the candy cane, stab Max with the candy cane), scares me.
And since I’ve just written it anyway: Candy cane, candy cane, candy cane!
Dang that rough…
Just saw the alt text. It makes me think the next arc should be called “The Rise of the Jerks: When Max met Pete”
You don’t suppose that Max will become Pete’s avatar, do you? :O
Well, it’d kin of make sense, that mean both Grape and Peanut are dating an avatar… of course, now it’s too obvious. D:
I don’t think Max is being a jerk, I think Max is scared.
That he’ll lose Grape? He should be. He’s got two other very close competitors right now.
Aww, I’m gonna miss that poor fluffball…
New bet: There will be a present under the Christmas Tree of the Sandwich family by Res, to Grape.
Bet Amount: 10,000 Cookies
Didn’t you hear? Betting’s closed for this arc:
At least for everything except prize collection.
Awww…well, make it a guess, then…I, at least still gots my Jackal, 18000 cookies, my truck, and my crumb on the line, though…but at least I got my 500 cookies back, of which I now have 400…
Should I bet the cookies that I won with this arc?
Betting is still open for Peanut’s secret Santa, so it can stay open for prezzies.
Heh. Festive murder.
I wonder if we will see more of Rez after this?
I hope so, he was a neat character. If he does make another appearance though, it’ll probably be in a while. Rick seems to like switching between dif characters between arcs. Good idea, really.
It might not be the right tone to ask it in but Max does have a valid question…actually so would Peanut.
I was hoping someone would remember Peanut, and Grape’s “You’re my best friend in the whole wide world whether or not it’s supplied by mushiness” discourse
I hope Grape and Res do make up…she did it for him, after all.
Looking at panels 6 and 7 i always picture Gnarls Barkley’s song “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” while driving at the highway at night with your hopes and dreams shattered! Poor Grape!!!!
I always thought max was innocent and reliant. hmm
Max? Innocent? *snork*
WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME SAD ON CHRISTMAS!?!?!?!?!?!?
Because it’s a wonderful life
*sniff* thanks Clarence. *rings a bell*
I’ve heard about animal actors being forced to have their tails removed. Those poor weasels who were in Who Framed Roger Rabbit had their tails removed just so they could fit into their costumes. Then Disney decided not to have them all wearing pants!
It can be a good professional move: there’s always more parts for hamsters than rats, for example.
Best friend ever? Nice of her to forget Peanut :/
So Res IS a he, Mind not too blown….
Not to mention, this strip made me a sad panda
Said the rabbit
Maybe it’s a panda-rabbit?
I HAV MANEE PERSONALITIEES
Also, I meant this
Apparently they’ve been experimenting with panda-rabbit chimeras in China.
I’m Not Making This Up, You Know.
leave it to the Asians to defy genetics.
MAKE ME UNREAD IT
The real world contains stranger things than are dreamt of in your chans, Horatio.
I just had to go and watch the human centipede, CURSE YOU SPECIAL EFFECTS, CURSE YOU PANDA RABBIT PEOPLE
I learned that some things are better left unread back when Usenet was still cool. Thank god most of it was walled off in the hellhole that was alt.tasteless.
I would love to see Grape chasing Max around with a “sucked down candy cane” It would just be way to cute to see
* Plays “Yackety Sax”*
That would fit perfectly
…probably with “FÜr Elise” and “Ma Na Ma Na” mixed in…
This would make the scene a lot more beautiful
Wait a second. An animal worried about animal rights? Whodathunkit?
Maybe Grape should contact Alistair and get a movement going!
Ya know I just thought of something important…where was Peanut during all of this? And also on an offhand note: I wonder if tarot celebrates Christmas. I think that would be interesting to see.
Oops. Small typo. Meant to type her name as Tarot* not tarot. Just had to point that out.
Tarot lives with Sabrina, as far as we know. Sabrina’s dad is not actually Egyptian; he just got those tags as souveniers ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/11/13/housepets-remnants-of-the-american-nomad/ ) which I suppose means they do celebrate Chirstmas
Peanut’s at the Good Ol Dogs Club doing the Secret Santa thing.
Last year Christmas arc took a said turn, then suddenly Sasha turned up and all of a sudden everything seemed hopeful. Now Sasha can’t fix this but perhaps this arc will like that one suddenly have a from nowhere burst of positive energy…or maybe Rick goes for downer ending on a twist. Should be fun either way.
Awww Grape is feeling really bad for her actions >:c
so…if Res wasn’t being taken advantage of….err….arf.
Wow… That is deep… What will happen to Grape in the next strip?
She will be stabbing Max for being a jerk.
Is that an American Dad reference, Rick?
lol I though about that too.
Q-Q poor grape I feel so sorry for her. It hurts Q.Q
Yeh. It makes sense.
:’( First time I ever cried due to a comic strip. I hate that “angry at myself” feeling.
best friend ever? what about peanut?
Where is that universal box of “TISH-YOU” when you need it?
This is one of the most touching moment I’ve seen so far at HP and I think that’s a big word, but MAN Max why did ya have to ruin it? … Oh and what’s with stabbing ppl with candy canes all the time? Is that really an appropriate weapon for somethin like that? O_o”
BTW on a side note I’ll got with Max on the thought, is she counting Peanut as best friend or not?
I have a feeling that things will work out some how.
Guys I’m starting to get an EXTREME “Cats Don’t Dance” vibe here…
And I’m intrigued.
Note to Max: When Grape is scared, you gotta comfort her >.<
Poor Max! *hugs*
I hope we get a happy comic now. All the sad is really harshing my mellow or something.
Ah, gender confirmed!
Meep…Poor Grape…O_O; I hope things turn out for the better…
I would really love to see more Res in the future.
Yes people, I changed my user.
On another note…
GRAPE STAB THE @*%^& OUT OF HIM!!!!!!
Uh… from what?
It used to be LethalKitsuneWarrior.
That’s quite a change.
… Res is a guy??!!!
yeah, cuz you know how you can tell if an animal is a guy or a girl at first glance right?
Right, whether or not they have EYELASHES!
i think you forgot about grape….
Rick is all about those surprise gender reveals, although to be fair it really wasn’t relevant until this point.
yes Yarrofox. Rs is a boy. MHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
After hours of happy talking, I’m sure Res would forgive you for one impulsive mistake! And it was even in protection of said friend, if misguided. XD
Wow, that sucks. Poor Grape…
I wonder if Rick’ll ever return to this idea…
To Res and all that I mean. Is he just gonna leave it hanging.
Tisk tisk tisk, no compassion what so ever.
I think a good Christmas gift for Grape would be a signed book by Res sent to her with a letter saying all is well. ;D
hopefully we will see more of Res in the near future
Oh Grape.. Grape.. Grape… Grape…
Your good intentions seem to have finally bitten you in the fuzzy butt.
res’ * woah
My opinion: Grape has been having too many incidents lately that end in tears.
And yeah, Max is a jerk. That’s consistent, too.
Heh, that last comment Grape screams makes me think of the American Dad Christmas special when the girls and Roger were stuck in the cabin..
Max may be a jerk at time, but aww, he’s so cute! :3
He looks rather worried in the 5th panel.
So is Max this Christmas’s sort-of-a-jerk? (last year’s being Pete)
I have to say despite his jerk-ness I feel for him; saying something inappropriate at the worst time is certainly something I’ve done. His face in that fifth panel is really great- though, all these serious expressions are gold. Nice use of a God shot at the end too- that way, no need so see faces that break from the earlier expressions. Well done.
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