No Comic Should Be Titled After The Song “Christmas Shoes”

Since Christmas falls on a Saturday, I am going to update then, but here’s the preview for tomorrow so you get your comic on

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  1. xhunterko

    No.

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      yes :| ?

    • xhunterko

      For those who don’t get it, it should be read like this.
      Zombie:”Let me out”
      Trapper: “No”
      So, I simply reversed the joke.

      Ok, I think I’m done shooting myself in the foot now.

      • rtlstien

        So you’re saying Peanut shouldn’t let Max in?
        Well I agree with that. Max has been acting a bit insensitive the last few strips.
        Also I want Peanut and Grape to spend some together with family, guests shouldn’t come over until after noon.
        Also the way he “asked” to come in wasn’t polite

        • AflacMan13

          Aww max is gonna be family soon enough. GRAX 4 DA SHWINS!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            :| ……. wuts ah “grax” ?

          • Frank

            If Grape+Peanut=Grapnut, I’m guessing Grape+Max=Grax

          • ctcmjh

            In the Housepets! forum, I think we’ve come to an agreement that
            Peanut+Grape= Grapenut
            Maxwell+Grape=Grapewell

            And yes, Grapewell 4 da win!

          • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

            Grapenut? W to the TF

          • yarrofox

            Grape + Peanut = Granut??
            Grape + Max = …. Grax…. Can’t think of anything better for that one…

          • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

            How about we act like normal non-paparazzi people and say “{Blank} and {Blank} Couple”

        • darkgloomie

          i honestly thought that Max was trying to ease the tension. You see, by making Grape angry with him, she isn’t angry with herself over ruining her friendship with Res…

          maybe i’m reading too much… but I thought it was a sweet thing.

        • howlslikewolf

          Um… Did you not notice the book Max is holding? Bet it’s a signed copy… maybe signed by Res!

      • xhunterko

        And I think I may rephrase myself here.

        By all means, let the poor kitty in! There’s only two reasons that he would be standing at their door for maybe 8+ hours.
        a) his dad forgot or didn’t think that he was coming home and locked the door on him.
        b) Grape went in, slammed the door, and completely forgot about Max.
        So, by all means, get in here and why didn’t you knock earlier? Honestly?

      • ShawnTF

        lol

  2. PrivateElliot

    Don’t Peanut.

    • Frank

      Peanut: now a verb

      • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

        I peanut, you peanut, he, she peanut… C’mon guys it’s first grade wumbology!

        • Rendak

          Peanutology! The study of peanut

        • Quote

          i was waiting for some1 to reference that

        • Rendak

          We “Quoted” It
          Mmm!~

          • Quote

            no. never do that again. it’s my job to make bad puns.

          • Rendak

            But I’m the Pungeon master! Tis my job to be punny!

          • Quote

            wait… are you from HellFireComms?!?!?

          • Rendak

            Hahahaha!
            Don’t I wish!

          • Quote

            oh… well, fine, just leave my name out of it, okay? it’s just too easy to make puns based around it

          • The_Captain1228

            quote is your name a reference to cave story by any chance?

          • Quote

            yes, yes it is. now i know two people who know of cavestory

        • Naylorfan90

          You made me lol. Congratulations. :D

    • Rendak

      XD
      This!

  3. rtlstien

    That thump made me laugh really hard, and now I feel bad.
    Max ends it with a laugh
    Can’t wait for tomorrow
    Hopefully there will be mistletoe :)

    • Rendak

      MSITLETOE WOULD BE PERFECT!

      • ReCreate

        Above peanut and max?

        • Rendak

          HAHAHAAHAHA
          Maybe ;)
          But no, I think he meant Peanut and Grape :P

          • rtlstien

            Well it depends: do want a comedic kiss or an adorable kiss?

          • rtlstien

            But I did mean Peanut and Grape

          • Rendak

            Both of those coudl work for peanut and max and Grape and Peanut….Or Grape and max
            But for comedic, I’d say Peanut and Max Herpdederp

            Adorable, Peanut and Grape :3

          • Rendak

            Aaaaaack

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai could go either way fer this question X3

          • Rendak

            Same heeeerree~

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            *cof*sum1shoulddrawthis*cof*

          • Rendak

            I ight be able to see someone about that! :D

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            O.O… u should

          • Rendak

            Really, CUz then I will |D

          • Rendak

            Talking with them as we comment |D!!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            EEEEEE!! RALLY!?! :D

          • Rendak

            Yus! Hopefully they’ll do it
            If they don’t, I’ll be a sad panda :<

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            itsa “they” :| ?

          • zeroslash

            Not to seem out of the norm, but I do not want to see Peanut and Grape kiss. Just… no…

          • Rendak

            Oops, I’m sorry, “He”
            And he better bloody do it!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            @zero
            ….. but they already did :|

            @rendak
            ooooohhh dat makes more sense :3
            and yah he better bloody do it >:)!!!!

          • Blaze

            Let the shipping begin…

          • zeroslash

            No-no, I mean on the lips. I don’t mind the cheeks so much (though even then I’m not amused; then again, I’ve never been much of a romantic).

          • Rendak

            the shippers will find you Zero, we will eventually

        • Argent Stonecutter

          For maximum comedy, King and Keene.

          Keene: Oh no, now we gotta kiss!
          King: No we don’t, it’s just a tradition.
          Keene: So? We still gotta do it!
          King: Unh-uh.
          Keene: I’m the boss, and I’m ordering you.

          *Awkward smooch*

          “Ewww, I kissed a [ferret,dog] (pick one)”

          • Frank

            “Eww, I kissed a human”
            “Eww, I kissed a f– wait, what?”
            “That friend of yours, Tarot? She just can’t keep a secret”

          • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

            y wud thay kiss

          • Frank

            Mistletoe. Also, Rule of Funny

          • Argent Stonecutter

            10 points to Frank, well played.

  4. sonic id furreh!!!

    oh peanut…. dat’s prolly sumthin ai would do :3

    • Rendak

      And me as well xD

  5. Celysus

    Dog reaction. Drop everything and run to door.

    • The game

      Are you calling me a dog? Cuz that’s the same thing I would do XD

  6. ZV

    Peanut never changes.

  7. Alex M.

    Oh Peanut what did you do :3

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      he dropped gwape on de floor and prolly cause himself a painfull tomorrow :3

      • Quote

        or a painful five minutes from then

    • Rendak

      BOOK TO THE FACE
      Or something…
      Wait tha tdoesn;t make any sense

      • Alex M.

        Max has a book with him…

        • Rendak

          That he does

      • ReCreate

        FACE BOOK

        okay yes i actually did make that joke

        • Rendak

          ^this!

        • sansash

          Facebook apply directly to the forehead
          Facebook apply directly to the forehead
          Facebook apply directly to the forehead

          • dalonewolf25

            Facebook, now available at your local pharmacy…

          • Naylorfan90

            What’s with all the people making me lol today!?

            =O

        • Naylorfan90

          You made me lol. :)

  8. IceKitsune

    Looks like Max somehow got Grape the Pridelands book

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Maybe.

      Maybe it’s a new book.

      From Res.

      Who’s gotten tired of the Pridelands.

      Starting a new universe.

      Space opera. With a Michael Whelan cover.

      Yes, I’m cherryh-picking the classics.

      • Rarely Posts

        I’m going to bet it’s a book signed for Grape, something along the lines of “To the best friend I ever met” or something to that extent. *Shruggles*

      • Loki Impisi

        Pridelands IN SPAAAAACE!

        • Quote

          *facepalm*

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Babylon Five Gardens

          • Naylorfan90

            You made me lol…hard.

          • IceKitsune

            lol I never did watch that show but that was funny

          • NykVerien

            B5 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that show!

  9. dalonewolf25

    *gasp* to be continued!
    And I guess Peanut did find out about Res in the end, didn’t he?

    • Rendak

      Well wouldn’t Grape have told Peanut about Res?

      • dalonewolf25

        True…but it could’ve just been kept a secret for a while, so that Peanut wouldn’t worry…

  10. mekyro

    peanut???

  11. dalonewolf25

    Sure, they don’t…Christmas Shoes…

    Alt Text: The title and alt text deliberately have nothing to do with the comic

    • Rendak

      Hahahahaha

    • Challenger01

      this

    • Rendak

      To divert your attention, please enjoy this animated picture of King gulping down orange soda

      • Quote

        is there really an animated picture of that?

  12. Sperkle

    I can totally see my dog doing that if the world was like Housepets! Lol

    • Frank

      Definitely. Peanut could not be more Dog than this.

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        ai dunno the bone was pertty good ;)

      • Rendak

        “Don’t judge me”

  13. Russiarules1

    Wait for it… Wait for it… Wait for it…
    (1 day later)
    Wait for it… Wait for it… Waaaaaaiit for it…
    Anyways, Merry Christmas Moi Harashie Druzgi I Tavarichi!
    Merry Christmas My Good Friends And Comrades!
    Merry Christmas Mis Buenos Amigos Y Camaradas!

    • dalonewolf25

      Oh, pero si todavia no es la navidad, mi amigo.
      (Oh, but it’s not Christmas yet, my friend…)

      • Alex M.

        Spanglish My friend?
        !Feliz Nochebuena y Navidad!

        • Quote

          Fröhliches Weihnachten meine Freunde!

    • Frank

      Cuídate de los “camaradas”, en especial si son del color de Papa Noel

      • Russiarules1

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • Alex M.

        JOJOJOJOJOJO!~

      • Frank

        Huh. Just noticed I’m missing the accent on “Papá”

      • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

        De donde eres? Yo Chileno, pero mi teclado no tiene acentos, me alegro de ver que no soy el unico que habla Castellano.

        • Frank

          Lo mío es Español Venezolano. Si tienes Windows, los acentos los puedes poner con los códigos alt. (Mantén presionado el “alt” derecho y escribe 160 en el panel numérico para obtener “á”, 161 para la “í”, 162 para la “ó”, 163 para la “ú”, 164 para la “ñ”, y 130 para la “é”)

          • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

            Vives en Venezuela? Viviste en Venezuela? Explica. (Los codigos no me salieron.)

          • Frank

            Es una laaaaarga historia. Escríbeme a frankhghtwr, mi cuenta de Gmail. No quiero hacer wall-of-text aquí; menos si no tiene nada que ver con el comic.

    • Frank

      Okay, you got me. What language is “Moi Harashie Druzgi I Tavarichi” in?

      • Russiarules1

        It is Russian, well an attempt of Russian.
        My Russian is not bad, I can talk it and read it, but I cant understand it…
        Moi Pa-Ruski nie ploha < My Russian is not bad.
        Ok, maybe my Russian is not that great…

        • Velo

          It’d be: Moi Ruski yesik ne ochine haroshi, nu ne plohoi I think
          (My russian isn’t very good, but it isn’t bad)

    • CaptainPea

      Joyeux Noël?

  14. Gingly

    Was Grape sleeping right in front of the Christmas tree? Must’ve made it hard for Santa to sneak by…

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      either dat or she wuz just rubbin her eye cuz she wuz done cryin….. :3

      • Russiarules1

        Or maybe he has Epic Mega Super Awesome Uber* Ninja skillz… or, or, or, maybe he is a Spetzna or… or… AARRGH! Its a world of possibilities!!! AAAHHH! *jumps out from the window*
        Or maybe Grinch or Jack did something…

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          uhhhhh….. sssuuuuurrrrreeeeeeeeee e.e

          • Russiarules1

            I was talking about Santa…

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            uh-huh sure u were

    • Rendak

      I think it was both actually
      amigawd Iratu!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        oh mai gawd iratu’s awesome XD!!

        • Rendak

          Yes! I’ve wanted that T-shirt!

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            it’s on a t-shirt!?! :D

          • Rendak

            Boozehound Iratu! Your Avvie is the image on the shirt!

          • Frank

            There’s a T-shirt with that?

          • Rendak

            Do you want me to link it?

          • Quote

            yes please

  15. Frank

    Question: Will the comments get deleted when you change the comic tomorrow like they did with the first D&D strip in “Dog Days of Summer”?

  16. Frank

    Okay, people. We’ve got 23 hours and 40 minutes to speculate what Max is doing with a book in below-freezing weather. Go!

    • Rendak

      He was reading on the way there

    • Alex M.

      They are going to read christmas stories at the fireplace…

    • Rendak

      He just had to show them an awesometastical book he read

    • dalonewolf25

      My previous bet: A gift from Res.

    • Rendak

      He found it and decided to make it a gift for no reason

    • Quote

      he convinced the fake author to give him a copy and he’ll give it to Grape as an apology

    • Frank

      Wow, that’s a lot for the first 20 minutes!

      Another guess: He brought it as a shield against sucked-down candy-canes!

      • Quote

        that… has a high chance of being true actually

        • Quote

          and by high chance i mean 50%

    • Rendak

      He brought it becuase he didn’t have firewood?

    • CaptainPea

      He trapped Res in a book because Max is secretly an evil entity that escaped from Myst.

      • ????

        This…. just lol

  17. Rendak

    Whoa Whoa Whoa, why did the cristmas light color change in panel 2 o_O

    • dalonewolf25

      Flashing light effects, maybe?

    • Rendak

      Maybe…*sniff* Maybe…

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        mabeh it’s ah rotating tree X3

        • Rendak

          That would be the most funkalicious tree ever, no?

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai believe it wood :3

          • Rendak

            I must proceed to patent funkalicious as a word, or funkadelic!

          • Frank

            I’ve seen rotating trees. ‘Was pretty freaked out the first time I saw them, too

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            u should do dat O.O

          • Rendak

            You have? Awesome-sauce

    • sansash

      The tree is the same in every panel, but you see different parts of it each time

  18. Wingedwolfgirl

    *Reads Alt-text*
    … He’s catching on to us guys.

    • dalonewolf25

      …Quick! All bets and propositions down!

      • Frank

        Uh, how many bets can be made in (checks watch) 23 hours and 30 minutes?

        • dalonewolf25

          ohoho, many, many more, my friend…but our choices are very few, however…

          • Rendak

            Tails, how many emails do you have >_>

          • dalonewolf25

            2, maybe 3…

          • Rendak

            How do you get so many different images then o_O

          • Argent Stonecutter

            He uses the plus trick.

          • Quote

            what’s the plus trick

          • Frank

            Long-story short, if you put +<word> before the @ sign in your e-mail address, you can trick websites into thinking it’s a different address, despite e-mails actually arriving at your original address. A better explanation can be found at http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/09/13/gotta-boogie/#comment-44920

            An even better explanation can be found on the forums, but it’s 2:40 AM here

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Ironically, since I revealed the plus trick I hardly ever use it any more.

      • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

        Crap… I lost all my cookies in that back-room poker game (Yes all 20.030) , do you guys still take internets?

      • Quote

        100 cookies that max tries to apologize but messes up and gets slapped

        • Quote

          or hurt in some way

  19. APERSON WHO COMMENTS

    I wonder…. what is that book Max holding at 4? Caroling book? Bible? Blood-stained copy of Pridelands?

    • Rendak

      Why blood-stained

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        cuz of dah fight over it… DUH!!

        • Rendak

          The Fight, The Good Fight!

    • Quote

      blood-stained?? what the hell?

      • TomFox

        I believe in this case the blood represents true love… Or violence. Preferably candy-cane related violence.

        • Quote

          it’s a win-win situation

    • Frank

      So far (see http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/12/24/no-comic-should-be-titled-after-the-song-christmas-shoes/comment-page-1/#comment-56886 ) we’ve got
      Something to share with Grape
      Max’s private reading material
      A gift
      Hope of the Pridelands
      A shield
      Firewood

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Babylon Five Gardens
        Pride of ——

        Now adding…

        It’s actually a DVD case.
        It’s a collection of saucy fanfic.

        • FuRrY321

          Too bad that, even if it actually was “a collection of saucy fanfic” we’d probably never be able to read any of it. Except maybe a small blurb that one of the characters reads out loud for other characters (for example, if that’s actually what Max has in his hands, then he could read a portion of it to Peanut and Grape (before being conveniently interrupted).

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Too bad we don’t get to read any of the Pridelands stories, too.

            Except that Pride of —— is real.

    • APERSON WHO COMMENTS

      Blood, from a certain author….

  20. Clairvoyant Legacy

    I foresee a running gag with the alt-text.

  21. WyldKAT

    GAH THIS STRIP. IT TEASES ME. MOAR. I MUST HAVE MOAR.

    • Rendak

      We must all have moar!

      • FreakazoidVocaloid

        I have some Desu for you?

  22. T-Squared

    Peanut, you insenitive dolt! :<

    • Frank

      Nah. Peanut is just being a dog

    • Rendak

      BALL!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Speaking ball, I love the latest Freefall.

        • Frank

          Indeed, “ball” is the best language to speak

          • Argent Stonecutter

            *facepalm* apply directly to forehead

          • FuRrY321

            Especially when it’s an invisible ball!

    • Quote

      yeah, he’s just doing the natural thing

  23. thegamist

    MERRY CHRISTMASS EVERYBODY!!!
    … darn didn’t work

    • Quote

      trying to trick the writer into posting 2nd half now?

      • FuRrY321

        That, or he was trying to get his comment moderated (two “s” anybody?)

        Then again, the original meaning of Christmas was “Christ Mass”, to perform a mass celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

  24. Alechsa

    My wager: 50 cookies.

    My theorem: The next strip will be completely non-sequiter. The one AFTER xmas will have a wrap up of Grape writing a letter to Res with the signed (by Res) book at her side.

    The next Pridelands book will have a co-authoring list for the cats.

    The End.

    • Frank

      “Meanwhile, at the Good Old Dog’s club”?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Yeh, who was Peanut’s Secret Santa!?

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          One of the random, mostly generic neighbor dogs from the Fido’s Return arc. It was thrilled to have a chance to interact with one of the main characters but disappointed it was all off panel.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Voiced by Alan Extra from Real Life

          • xhunterko

            Or maybe King. But still, more like an extra.

  25. Lance

    oh, poor Grape. XD

  26. sansash

    This cannot end well.

  27. Tha Housedog

    THUMP.

    Can’t say I saw it coming.

  28. Elwood Blutarsky

    How the Max saved Christmas…

  29. Avansis

    Max gives Grape a signed copy of Pridelands book and he is forgiven being a jerk in couple strips before and then all three have a group hug and christmas is saved. Oh well, I was hoping for bigger Grapenut moment but let’s wait for the tomorrows strip.

    They look so cute in second panel. :3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I still totally get Max’s insecurity there and don’t think that was being a jerk.

      • darkgloomie

        I still think he was actually trying to lift Grace’s spirits by distracting her… to each his own.

  30. Falcon01

    beware of cats carrying books…

  31. namelessone

    Wow, such a short attention span.

  32. SamBlob

    Cats go “thump”? I thought they always landed on their feet…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “I have reflexes like a cat!”
      “Oh, you sit in boxes and chase laser pointers?”

  33. Leafy

    Lol that was kind of epic right there. Ahh Peanut your a good dog :D

  34. Ryufire

    Max may come up with a plan to band together to help Res get all the credit and build his reputation or it could be a photo album in his paw!

  35. Rocket Knight boy

    i don’t care if it’s a day early to say…

    HAVE A MERRY OL’ CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!

    COOKED GOOSE FOR EVERYONE!!

  36. Firewolf

    WHAT! PEANUT NOOOOOO! You just gave up cuddle time to let in the competition carrying a present for Grape! =O

  37. Masterkev

    Ow? Grape – i feel sorry for grape. XD

  38. yarrofox

    Gotta love a friend like Peanut. Always there, but distracted easily…

    • yarrofox

      Also, it’s a good thing there aren’t any candy canes on the Sandwich’s tree

      • FuRrY321

        You know, some people may be surprised, but I actually can’t eat candy canes. The (pepper)mint in them makes me sick. Same with any other mint, actually, except for mint-flavoured gum.

        Weird, huh?

        Also, why, because Grape might use them as missiles to launch at Max (‘cuz she might still be angry with him)?

        • Quote

          may i remind you of “so help me max i will suck down a candy-cane tip and stab you with it” from the last strip. but your idea could also be valid

  39. FerreTrip

    Awww…Second panel looks great, actually. Wonder where this’ll go…

  40. Hopper2004

    Sir I want to buy these shoes…For my mamma Please!
    It’s almost Christmas time and these shoes are just her size…
    Sorry….
    This is suspense?!?
    But, nobody is about to die…Or leave…Or make a big life changing choice….
    What type of suspense is this?!?!…..

  41. SOUP

    ehmmm *clears throat* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i sense a awkward moment in the force

  42. madmoney

    omg funny like no tomarow
    *falls on ground hoping to die from stuped saying*

  43. hennessyvenom

    What? Can this be? An update on Saturday?
    THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END! 2012 DECIDED TO COME EARLY!

  44. Hoheh

    Awkwardness of epic proportions. Wonder if Grape will “thank” him with pain?

    • Hoheh

      Intriguing.

    • Hoheh

      No av change. Maybe tomorrow.

      • Hoheh

        And then it changed…

        • NexusWulf

          o-o why peanut why :’D

  45. gaboris

    Heh Peanut always knows what to sa-GIFT TIME! Gotta go! (In Hungary giftst go handed out on the night of 24 so I’m away now.):D

  46. Profesor Rod

    DUN DUN DUNNNN

  47. crazyBalto

    c’mon Peanut, close the door while you have time! D=

  48. Jennifer the Dark

    I would’ve slammed the door in his face, no jerk talks to Peanut like that D:

    • e

      that not peanut. he would let grape slam the door on max.

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