I’ve Got The Power
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  1. Mekyro


    • Tha Housedog

      Alt text: Yes he means fake hot chocolate stop pointing it out

  2. IceKitsune

    Peanut doesn’t really get it

    • Mekyro

      no he doesent

    • Tha Housedog

      He’s more dense than the snow is outside! XD

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        at ami house if u just blow on the snow it will poof into nuthing-ness :(
        it’s terrible fer snow ball fights TT-TT

        • Skykitsune

          Yeah, I know how that snow is… But with enough effort, you can make a single snowball. Still annoying though…

      • tiggercat


        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          It’s on Facebook.

          • ArcadeDoggy

            You sir, have won the internets.

    • Mukavich

      Well, it’s not all that impossible. Peanut does have a portable generator. As seen in the “Down at the Farm” arc.

      • the Art Wolf

        ya, but it’s not very useful if you can’t get internet. :/

        • Frank

          No power does not imply no telephone. If you have telephone, you have internet.

          • Expletive Deleted

            esspecially since the old fashioned telephones with the squigilly cord and hook directly into the wall recieve all of their power from the telephone wires, so they will still work even if the power is out.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Depends on whether their local head-end has power. Which depends on whether they’re in the outage area and how long their backup batteries or generator are good for.

    • Valerio

      Peanut DOES get it.
      Only, his soul of infinite optimism won’t be smothered by lesser mundane details.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “Facts are stupid things”

        • Salenstormwing

          “I reject you reality and substitute my own!”

          • Naylorfan90


          • Quote

            100 points to Salenstormwing

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I can’t believe I had forgotten where that was from. I watch that on a regular basis.

  3. Mekyro


  4. anon_omis

    ha!!! tunnel system did come up… and Yah Second

    • anon_omis

      darn it!

      • Slash0mega

        i guss rick now needs to put a filter on seconders too,
        as for you,

    • 2MK

      Whadayaknow! Thoth’s right about this!

  5. Dissension

    This inevitably happens in any snow event around here. *laughs*

    I always thought it’d be cool to build a system of snow tunnels.

    Also, Grape, y’all could still do the whole snuggling-by-the-fire thing. Unless you have an electric fireplace.

    • BluFox

      When I was little, it was my dream to have snow piled so high that I would be able to build a tunnel system. Of course, I now know that I’ll need to be up in Massachusetts or higher these days to do it. That’s where my frequent flier miles come in… ^^

  6. Mekyro

    Panel 3, CHILD FACE :)

    • Frank

      As well as panel 2, and panel… you know what? The whole thing is frigging adorable!

      • Valerio

        *hugs comic*

        • Naylorfan90

          You can…hug the comic!?


          Why was I not told of this!?!?!

          • Frank

            It’s an environmentalist consideration. If you hug it, it ends up all wrinkled and you have to throw it out and replace it with a new one. ;)

          • Snow

            wouldn’t that break the fourth wall?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            as well as all of the other walls. that’s why you need to replace it.

  7. anon_omis

    couldnt Tarot just use her magic or something?

    • the Art Wolf

      she had already predicted it. For all we know she’s already working on the tunnel system. :3

      • silverfang16

        She is already in the house. ^_^

  8. zero159

    Don’t worry Peanut’s plans always work.

  9. anon_omis

    They wouldnt be bored froxen, theyd be frozen as stif as a board

    • anon_omis

      that was funnier in my head

      • Goforit

        I know the feeling… I once made a joke as an assembly MC to the entire Junior High that was funnier in my head. That silence still haunts me…

        • anon_omis

          *cricket chirping*

  10. Ryufire

    I don’t think Peanut will make a great ambassador for the pet community ;-)

  11. Russiarules1

    Tunnels… that might help, somehow.
    That reminds me of Moscow’s metro (It’s HUGE!)

    • Frank

      In Amerika, Housepets reminds you of Moscow Metro.
      In Russia, Moscow Metro reminds you of Housepets!


      • Snow

        The tunnels i called it!!!

  12. Goforit

    You could use a cellphone to text Tarot and Max and watch Mobile TV. Better yet, if you had an iPhone or like device you could watch a part of your movie collection if you had it stored on the device… or, if you had a laptop you could watch DVDs if it had a disk drive… Popcorn and Hotchocolate could just be cooked over the fire! See? Peanut DOES know what he’s talking about!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Tarot can use that “hey that’s cool you can talk in my head” green-glowing-telepathy to talk to peanut.

      Or to King. I think King would be the most competent tunneler in town.

    • Frank

      How much do those batteries last again? 30 minutes?

      • silverfang16

        Less depending on the phone.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I miss the days when cellphones were half battery, and were big enough for that to matter, so you could talk for hours. Today’s cellphones seem to be designed for texting only.

      • Z24

        Well, charge it then XD

  13. ReCreate

    lol what :D

  14. Nitrosparxx

    This is why livin’ in the only state with no snow is friggin’ awesome!

  15. GameCobra

    Panel 4 Peanut is awesome. it’s like he’s sure of himself for sure.

    • Sansash

      He looks kinda squashed, lol

  16. xhunterko


    • xhunterko

      ack! Grapesickle*

      • FreakazoidVocaloid

        No, Grapesicle is more accurate. I realize it doesn’t look right without the k, but we’re talking about icicles, not a tool used for harvesting wheat and souls.

        • Leinad

          mostly souls. i only do wheat on weekends.

        • WingedWolfGirl

          No, I think it was right with sharp, pointy “sickle.”
          I mean, we are talking about Grape here.

  17. Azenel

    Ya know…for being powerless is a house drowning in snow…. it’s rather bright, heehee. Maybe peanut’s onto something!

  18. netherwolf

    I can see where Peanut’s getting with this,he wants to snuggle with Tarot while Max snuggles with Grape so that they don’t freeze :D

    • Valerio

      Pss…Peanut and Grape snuggling by the fire.
      Much bettah! :D

      • netherwolf

        they both sound great to me :D

  19. Pokeblue

    Hm…I think I’ll side with Peanut on this one, I don’t understand. Call me naive, but if that statement meant something, it just flew over my head by half-a-mile.

    On the side note, it would be interesting to see Peanut try making a tunnel system.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      no power = no technology


        I sell propane and propane accessories.
        Propane can fuel anything, I’ll tell you that much.

        • Naylorfan90

          I love you. :|

        • silverfang16

          Oh god….. -_-’

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You’ll need more than propane for the flux capacitor.


            When I say propane can fuel anything, I mean ANYTHING.

            You can trust someone who watches a propane powered TV
            /Hank Hill

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If you can get 1.21 gigawatts out of a tank of propane, you need to take out a patent.

          • Frank

            How big a tank are we talking here?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The biggest tank ever was called the Maus!

  20. Corodan

    Oh my lawdy I’ve always WANTED an underground tunnel system as a kid.

    You know what I’m talking about. Like, you know, that incredibly uber-convenient system, where all you’d have to do was like, open your closet, make sure your parents weren’t looking, reach around a corner for a flap and pull up that trap-door, flick a light on, and strut down in.

    Then you realize it would be impossible with modern plumbing and all of that, and your dreams are horribly, horribly dashed.

    No? Just me? Well, give me your imagination cards, because they’re getting REVOKED.

    • gaboris

      Don’ get me started on the matter man. As a kid we were always digging holes with my cousins for a tunnel system, but we gave up after we realized it would be more work than a few 0.5 meter deep holes. XD

  21. gaboris

    That’s why it’s good having a backup furnace that worrks with wood and HEY what’s the best thing if they get bored? Anyone? :D

    Imaginate 3! XD

  22. Z-Zman

    So, you can make the hot chocolate, popcorn, and start the movie and fire and see how it turns out Peanut…and remember, it’s not OUR fault you didn’t listen to a word we said…NO I’LL NOT REPEAT WHAT I JUST SAID… *sigh*

  23. RegularBird

    Can’t imagine how we’d take the snow over here in Cali, with it being all warm and whatnot

    • the Art Wolf

      Cali isn’t always warm. I’ve had my car frozen over fairly recently. Live down south, don’t'cha? ;)

      • lightwolf21

        I went outside to get fast food in a t-shirt and shorts last night! X3

        • the Art Wolf

          augh! Impossible! I haven’t heard of such none-sense!!

          … oh ya, southern hemispher. :/

          Call me weird, but I actually enjoy the wind and cold. :3

          • RegularBird

            Not even, it’s so hot today I don’t even want to wear pants.

  24. Asteri

    No Peanut, that’s not the po- wait, did you just say tunnel?

  25. KimbaWLion

    And this is why I keep a collection of VHS tapes

    • Severedevil

      …because VHS works when the power is out? :P

      • KimbaWLion

        … touche

  26. Argent Stonecutter

    SO I take it they have an electric-only house?

    • Frank

      As opposed to what?

      • Corodan

        Mmm, well, y’know.

        Gas for the heater.


          I sell propane and propane accessories.

          • silverfang16

            I’m haunting you.

          • FreakazoidVocaloid


          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but If it snows unexpectedly, your supply would be cut off. THE SYSTEM CAN FAIL!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Town gas comes through pipes.


            And propane comes in tanks.

            Deal with it.

          • WingedWolfGirl

            Okay! we get it.
            Please stop spamming us with your mad propane skills.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            propane is a very good fuel for burning extremely annoying propane salesmen.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            There’s nothing like a forty foot propane flame to wake you up in the morning.

            … what? I used to go hot-air ballooning. Whoosh!

  27. Sperkle

    Peanut can dig a great tunnel and get them over there lickety split

    • Chip Uni

      I guess you and I have both seen dog tunnels…

      I was raised by Dalmatians. (Just ask them!) To cool off in hot Florida summers, they dug tunnels. Impressively long, fit-two-dogs-and several-semi-truck long tunnels.

  28. Errick

    I find that interesting to think about too. In a world with talking animals with disposable income, even if they’re treated like “kids” (or especially if they’re treated like kids) there’d be all sorts of products aimed at their allowance, like dog-safe hot chocolate.

    I want to see their cat toy commercials too.

    • Naylorfan90

      IN A WORLD where anthropomorphic animals are treated like kids and have disposable income, one company will be BOLD enough to create artificial hot chocolate!

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        actually, that would probably be good for humans who are allergic to chocolate, as well.

    • silverfang16

      You would be surprised. Society is making all kinds of changes for companion animals. Just the other day I saw ice cream treats for dogs in the freezer section, new products are coming out all the time.

      • FreakazoidVocaloid

        Innovation is a beautiful thing, aye?

        • Quote


      • Alechsa

        I’ve seen gourmet refrigerated food for dogs and cats at the grocery store, with pure off the bone cuts of meat and real vegetables… You know civilization is screwed when the animals eat better than their keepers….

  29. FinalSilence

    The thing on my mind is what’s gonna happen when all of that snow melts. One word: Yikes.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That much snow is going to take a while to melt.

    • Frank

      That’s the funny thing about snow: you only get it when it’s below freezing. And summer is not exactly around the corner (so you won’t be getting a good temperature for melting frozen things quickly for a while)

    • Leinad

      sure, but the snow is ABOVE THE DOOR. even a little at a time, that is a LOT of excess water.

  30. Jennifer The Dark

    Am I the only one that gets reminded of L from Deathnote because of Peanut’s expression in the last panel?

  31. Krakatau

    Peanut look different in each panel

  32. T-Squared

    Wait a minute, how is the light on in their house, then, if the power’s out?

    • Frank

      Peanut’s backup generator, of course!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Or the sun is up.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        that would only help if they have skylights. The windows are probably covered by as much snow as the door is.

  33. Valerio

    Peanut has his own generator…

    • T-Squared


      *beaned with a snow-covered steamroller*


    Well, the one guy nailed it on the tunnel system

  35. VVolf

    Peanut is completely wrong…

    They wouldn’t need to BUILD an elaborate tunnel system, they just need to ask the ferrets if they could borrow theirs…

    … Oh come on, like the ferrets wouldn’t already have one by now…

  36. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Peanut is obviously a superior being who feels no need to grasp the concepts of energy transfer.

    He instead prefers to stem the monotony wit elaborate constructs of the mind.

  37. Tendo

    Actually, shouldn’t grape think about what she just said too… “Freezing and bored”?

    They have fur, dogs and other animals go out in the snow for hours all the time, bored yes, but freezing? Even if they were outdoors they wouldn’t be freezing.

    Sorry for pointing this out, but hey, at least I didn’t point out the fake chocolate :P

    • BluFox

      Everyone seems to get the fake hot chocolate joke but me…

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Chocolate is dog poison, unless you get carob. People keep pointing this out whenever they have hot chocolate or things like that.

        Rick has said that it’s not regular chocolate, though. For example, Joey drinks “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Chocolate” brand cocoa.
        I LIVE! FEAR ME!

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          Rick should probably put something on the front page, like a “Things to know before reading Housepets” that includes the fact that all chocolate consumed by dogs is fake and anything else he doesn’t want people to keep asking about.

  38. silverfang16

    Peanut knows something…..like Tarot can produce electricity or some other crazy concept.

  39. CaptainPea

    Wow! It’s a tunnel that opens onto a system of catacombs!

  40. Oren Otter

    These days, it’s possible. Fix the cocoa and popcorn in the fire and use a laptop for movies and IM’s.

    • CaptainPea

      But you need internet even if you have a laptop…

      • i cant think of a name

        not to watch a movie, you don’t need to go online to do that

  41. Profesor Rod

    Grape: Aggravation… building up…

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      urge to kill… rising.

      • Sirius Starseeker

        No sleep and no max make grape go crazy
        No sleep and no max make grape go crazy
        No sleep and no max make grape go crazy
        No sleep and no max make grape go crazy
        No sleep and no max make grape go crazy
        Ill stop now

  42. ReCreate

    Didn’t peanut have a generator? From the farm arc.


      Generator = emergencies only.

      In the Peanut scale of emergencies, not being able do use a gameboy is far more of a concern than not having electric light.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Plus he has to keep it well ventilated. Every winter, people die from carbon dioxide poisoning because they keep their generators inside the house.

  43. sonix

    very good comic !

  44. WingedWolfGirl

    Oh Peanut. X|
    You’re so cute! :S


    Yay! the tunnel system idea DID come up. :D

    • madmoney


  45. Alechsa

    Peanut’s generator is in the car…. outside…

    Just my theory.

    • Z24

      I think there’s a lot more of the Good Ol’ Dogs Club that we know XD

  46. Z24

    Unless they use gas, have cellphones and a wireless home theater…

  47. crimsonreaper

    well first off if there is that much snow any windows on the roof would also be blocked off thus the lighting is other from a generator or is just there so you can see the comic, other that or their house is unaffected. also YES WE KNOW PEANUT HAS A GENERATOR WE GET IT, sorry but i hate hearing things repeated. propane can power anything same with gas ever hear of a gas generator? the PSP also plays movies, lets not overlook the little things guys, also they are not long coat pets thus they can freeze when you sleep your body temperature plummets. in areas where they have igloos and sled dogs the dogs will curl up together outside and sleep because their combined body warmth keeps them warm, similar to penguins. now i don’t think i missed anything, sorry if this is abit long.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      good points, I forgot the skylights would be blocked, too.


      Cartoons don’t always make sense.


    • Argent Stonecutter

      Are you calling Peanut a penguin?

    • Foxstar

      It’s a comic. Relax.

  48. NexusWulf

    hm … sounds nice ima now get hot choclate stuph and curl up fireplaze!!

  49. LogicFox

    haha id like to see what tarot does about the snow

  50. phantomBR

    LOL .This reminded me a little of ‘Pinky and the Brain’.
    Don’t know why.

    • netherwolf

      yeah because Grape is smart like Brain and Peanut is acting li Pinky :D

  51. Hoheh

    I like how Peanut thinks.

    • Hoheh

      I mean, thinking about what he wants AND how to get it?

  52. Scientist

    Peanut’s portable generator should cover the needs in their house, but what about Maxwell’s? I’m not even asking about Tarot; from her position in a higher universe, she’s probably thought of something.

    • Hoheh

      Tarot may be her avatar, but we’ve yet to see Tarot’s owners.

  53. Argent Stonecutter

    Perhaps Spirit Dragon missed a saving roll?

  54. Jack

    If it wasn’t for electricity, we’d all be watching TV by candlelight.

  55. quiran

    well, if i have no electricity here i will watch tv aswell

  56. Oren Otter

    Personally, i don’t believe that chocolate is bad for small, carnivorous animals. I think that’s a fib perpetuated by humans so that they get to keep all the chocolate for themselves.

  57. chefcheiro

    oh wait how he can be sure can have a power for all those things?

  58. T-Squared


    *beaned with a snow-covered steamroller*

    (Yes, I know this is a duplicate, I just posted it in the wrong place)