Guest Comic By B. Root

B. Root is the author of the pretty much awesome Dawn Chapel.

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  1. Teh Brawler

    Easily explained.

    Tiger has been replaced with an alien.

    • Tha Housedog

      Alt text: Alternately titled Catharsis Comics

    • Rendak

      I dun get it

      • IceKitsune

        Catharsis is Greek for “cleansing” or “purging” of emotions according to Wikipedia

      • Rendak

        Ah, WIkiped enlightens…..presumably

        • AflacMan13



    • Lutrinae

      maybe that is how he can see the colors on the tv.

      • Shady Kitsune

        Dogs and other canines CAN see the blue and green spectrums of colour, but not RED.

        • ZincChloride

          my boston terrier can see the red laser on my gun because he chases it like a cat. so if he can’t see red what does he see the laser as?

          • Leinad

            a brownish-grey, probably.
            in any case, it’s a brightly colored spot and obviously worth chasing.

  2. Setsune_W

    “Bump” “Asplode” Love that. XD

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Not sure I get that bit. I’ve only seen “asplode” in a context like “your head asplode”. That doesn’t seem near violent enough to be an asplosion.

    • zam

      It’s a literal punchline.

    • Skykitsune

      Best Asplode ever.

  3. ReCreate

    … i dont get it

    • Rendak

      I guess tis jsut a small nice scene? :3

    • ZincChloride

      I think they drugged him. D:

    • Rendak

      Sounds very….Tiger-ish ti does

    • Dissension

      Chocolate is toxic to rabbits, Zach is now dead?

      – Sinder, at least a paraphrase of what he said

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        It’s probably “I can’t believe it’s not chocolate!”, like Joey drinks.

        And yes, I still exist. BOO!

    • root

      Oh, man. I didn’t wanna post any comments but it occurs to me now that some of you might be too young to know what a television test pattern is or why it might be funny that Zach is sitting there watching one this whole time. D:

      • Argent Stonecutter

        The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

  4. Rendak

    Asplode xD

  5. IceKitsune

    this one is cute the drawing style is neat

    • rtlstien


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  7. KzT

    Probably a cat and a dog don’t feel like eating their veggies.


    • Rendak

      Hahaha xD
      Taht’d be awesome if you were right

    • Konata

      It does make sense cause hot chocolate is bad for dogs and I guess they don’t want to eat the veggies lol

    • The Broken Fox


  8. ZincChloride

    I love the drawing style too, and the last two frames are friggin’ adorable :D

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Yes, his style is nummy.

    • Prof

      It’s from the maker of The Dawn Chapel, isn’t it?

  9. anon_omis

    Meh, don’t like

    • Snow


  10. Mr.0

    love it

    • Naylorfan90


  11. Tha Housedog

    The text style is kind of hard to read but I enjoyed it nevertheless! :D

  12. Rendak

    Alt-Text: “Alternately Titled Catahrsis COmics”
    Wut? :|

    • jozaud

      its Catharsis. it means “purging of emotional tensions.” For example, if you have a bad day and feel really mad at the world, playing some GTA or other violent video game and just killing a bunch of people can be cathartic. Or punching a wall when you are ticked off.

      This comic is Catharsis in that Tiger and Marvin have previously had trouble getting along with Zach. Their actions in this strip help to overcome the tension between them. Get it?

  13. Ramisisk

    O.o…… no entiendo…….. ¡¡¡¡¡¿¿¿¿que rayos paso!!!!!????

    • Ramisisk


      I do not understand …….. What the hell happened !!!!!???? ¡¡¡¡¡¿¿¿¿

    • Rendak

      Tis jsut a heartwarming scene I guess
      ….or a crazy plot xD

      • Ramisisk

        no entiendes!!!!!! es una paradoja tempora!!!!! tengo miedo T.T…


        do not understand !!!!!! is a temporal paradox !!!!! I have fear T.T

      • Rendak


        • Ramisisk

          solo bromeo es tan adorable….. :3


          just kidding …..: 3 is so adorable


          in some way …write things in spanish… Is kinda satisfactory….

          • Nero

            porque no solo escribes en ingles y ya….

          • Ramisisk

            because I find it funny … but if you do not like …. I’ll leave it …….

            except for that last comment…..

            Agua fiestas…

          • Foxstar

            I think that’s for the best.

          • Frank

            Um… two things: “Rayos” is a way softer word than “hell”, and “aguafiestas” is one word.

            Also, according to psychologists Pearl and Lambert, 1962, people who know two languages should only switch to “the other language” if they don’t know how to say something in the language they’re speaking in. (Otherwise, it just makes you look foolish.)


            Not foolish, more like a showoff

          • Argent Stonecutter

            A confirmed multilinguist I hear
            Found conditions for flirting severe
            For a girl hardly knows
            The response to a beau’s
            “Bitte, couchez avec mich, my dear”.

            – Isaac Asimov.


          Well, if you’re hitting on a girl it’s different.


            That last comment was directed toward Argent Stonecutter

  14. jozaud

    YES The Dawn Chapel is awesome. SO WELL DRAWN.
    also, the explode is a perfect end.

  15. Icharus

    the last two panels are so simple, but so hilarious for some reason

  16. Lance

    I love the last two panels. XD *asplode*

  17. Ryufire

    Now that’s what friends are for!

  18. Tha Housedog


    • Ramisisk

      wat part of time paradox dont undestand?

    • lightwolf21

      Five fingers!? Blasphemy! >_<
      Also, could someone explain the joke to me… -_-'

      • gaboris

        From the alt-text I’d say the joke is that it’s a big buildup for nothing… and the style is nice. :D


        I think that having thumbs is more alarming than 5 fingers :P

    • CaptainPea

      Ever seen the Charlie Brown Christmas show? Counting fingers will drive you insane.

  19. WyldKAT


    God I love dawn chapel.

  20. AlexDragonetti

    They calming Zachary down to create false feeling of safety.

  21. gaboris

    Okay I like the style as well and Dawn chapel is now saved to my comic section. :D
    For the joke I’m not sure what it’s aboot, but my guesses are:
    a) They act differently with Zach than normally
    b) (KzT already said this) They’re just gettin rid of their hot chocolate and veggies
    c) It’s just a big buildup for somethin we’ll never get answered so we’ll all talk about it in the comment section

    In my opinion it’s C, cuz that Root guy is mean. XD

    • machchunk

      Ah yes! I cannot even bear to entertain the notion that it was in fact…not…a comedy strip! *falls to knees and clenches fists at monitor*

      • gaboris

        Okay-okay sorry it was just a joke. XD
        IF that was meant to tell me “Thank you Mr. Obvious” of course. :D


    Kudos on the onomatopoeias, they added more character to the comic

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “Where are we going”
      “Bistro Onomatopoeia”
      “How do you spell that?”
      “Just like it sounds!”

      - Iain Banks, Against a Dark Background.

  23. dlazeorus

    Yay, Zach finally gets some love.

  24. Mr Dude

    Oh gosh, I thought that was a poor take on Grape for a second.

  25. QuetzaDrake

    These comments show that purely-heartwarming scenes are not allowed in webcomics, because people will just complain that they “do not get it” and that there’s no big punchline.

    • Naylorfan90

      I was thinking just about the same thing, QuetzaDrake.


    • FuRrY321

      You’re not THE QuetzaDrake, are you?

      • QuetzaDrake

        Yeah, I am.

        I’m an acquaintance of Dawn Chapel’s author and Zach is my favorite character so I felt the need to comment.

    • darkgloomie

      the only problem is the “asplode” sound effect. I don’t think that’s allowed into an heartwarming scene.

      I may be wrong, though.

      • QuetzaDrake

        It’s just a tiny cute joke, a new addition to the “brofist” sort of celebration deal at getting Zach to successfully calm down, to end a cute comic.

    • Mukavich

      I don’t think that it’s the mere fact that the comic is purely heartwarming, but rather the fact that Tiger’s actually acting reasonably civil towards Zach, when normally he’s… Well… Tiger. He’s so paranoid he usually doesn’t do anything without an ulterior motive, and thus, it’s confusing that he’d do this. Not bad-confusing. Just confusing.

      • QuetzaDrake

        It turns out characters have more than one dimension sometimes, especially if it’s in a non-canon situation concerning just being heartwarming! :O

  26. Tom Flapwell

    What a subdued asplosion.

  27. FerreTrip


  28. SonictheHedgehog125

    Wow, B. Root made your characters look cute. Hahaaaa, I like this comic.

  29. snowyote


    • James

      They are more anthropomorphized, and thus have the abilities and height of human children.

      Plus they call their owners “Mom” or “Dad”.


      They can’t see colors, nor do they stand on their hind feet, nor do they talk, nor do they have the ability to make hot chocolate.

      It’s a cartoon

      • Argent Stonecutter


        • Hopper2004

          It’s just an altrenet universe. But what would happen if they both combined? That would make a REALLY, REALLY, awesome fan fic…..
          Why is everyone staring at me?

    • machchunk

      allow me to direct you to the Spot comics, “Imaginate, Too”, and…well Peanut in general

  30. Profesor Rod

    B. Root? In my Housepets!? 83

    Also, *bump* *asplode* XD

  31. newpain117

    eh, iv seen better

  32. Flora

    I havent read this in a long time but it still amuses me

  33. madmoney

    they are sooooo cute when miniacal

  34. madmoney


  35. Asteri

    you see if you stare long enough, something will come out from the TV [...]

  36. High yield

    How should I invest my money to make more money in a short amount of time?

  37. Hopper2004

    *Hopper is not amused*

    • newpain117

      *newpain is not amused*

      • Tha Housedog

        Housedog’s not amused at the lack of amusing amusement.

  38. Hoheh

    Treachery! Cuteness! BOTH!

  39. CuteWolf2010

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