Fire And Ice
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  1. Ryufire

    That does sound like fun!!! :D

    • Jakkal

      Nah, when you have to deal with snowplowing every day in winter it’s not very fun.

      But, there are people, who are using Flamethrower(!) to melt the ice… THAT is really fun (I tried it!)

      Needless to say, that I am German… haha ^^

      • Ryufire

        Oooh that sounds awesome using a flamethrower to melt the ice! Now why didn’t I think of that? 0.0

        But then again I don’t have to worry about snow. I live in the golden state so it doesn’t get to cold here in LA its always warm here lol! xD

        Nice, my uncle is half German ^^

        • anon_omis

          You guys do realize flamethrowers were mention in the alt text of another strip in this arc?

          • AflacMan13

            I think that is where they got it from.

          • Jakkal

            actually, nah, it was really a coincidence… I actually couldn’t read the alt texts in the last few weeks and I don’t read the comments… the “Ice and fire” somehow brought up the idea in me

      • anon_omis

        What is your aviator from? It looks familiar…

        • Jakkal

          it’s shu from Dragonball

    • Tha Housedog

      Alt text: Spo’s had to stay home recently with a series of adorable little colds.

      • Bobcat

        Cold little paws, cold little nose, cold little tail….

        • anon_omis

          Cold little virus

  2. Russiarules1

    Let the trench digging begin!
    It’s Mr. Plow!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      What’s that name again?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        What name?

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        that name, again, is Mr. Plow.

        • anon_omis

          Win! But here comes the Plow King

          • Critter Rhode

            It’s the Plow King!
            *King was by with a snow shovel and looks at us* “What?!”

            hehehehe

          • anon_omis

            I SO didn’t plan that!! Coodos Critter Rhode

  3. Dissension

    Poor Sergeant Ralph just can’t get a break. x3

    Can’t disagree with Fido, though!

    • Skykitsune

      Aye! You got that right!

  4. KimbaWLion

    Dogs love playing the snow, how can it not be fun?

    • silverfang16

      With shoveling?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Shovels can be fun. Oh, so much fun.

        MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

        • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

          The shovel is your modern day zombie slayer’s weapon of choice.
          I read it in Zombie Killer Weekly

          • Leinad

            you kidding? a shovel is a backup weapon, at best. the true expert uses a .22 rifle.
            Max Brooks says so.

          • Lupus

            I’d use the Fat Man from Fallout.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai use a 45. magnum :3

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I’d go with a good old shotgun as a main weapon, with a chainsaw as a secondary weapon.

          • netherwolf

            If i saw a zombie even if i had a knife or some other sharp tool i’d still fist his face and then use the shovel to bury him xD

          • AflacMan13

            Well as I have a small arsenal of hunting rifles and pistols and such, I think I would start off with my Dragunov, use my M4 Carbine as my secondary, and for those pesky ones that get too close, the 45th Commandment (my Sig P220 .45 acp) and my dual pair of 11 inch Fear the Black Khukuris to finish.

            No Zombie would be able to escape my wrath.

          • Expletive Deleted

            The zombies are no match for my army of sapient hyper-intelligent machines.
            The humans, the zombies, even the alien invaders will bow before the Robot overloards.
            01101101 01110101 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001

            Why is everyone looking at me like that?!?! Your telling me we WERN’T playing a game who can think of the most awesome weapon to use against the inevitable zombie apocalypse?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I like that the evil robot overlords have misspelled overlords. it’s an honest mistake for a human, but robots should know better ^_^

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Hungry rats.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            cannibal zombies. they will eat each other, then you only need to kill one. of course, it WILL be the strongest of them all.

          • MrMutt

            @Expletive Deleted, love the binary laugh. Nice touch for an evil overlord.

          • Expletive Deleted

            @SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent: That was the result of a sam-based virus sent out to subliminally promote Loard’s Ice Cream (Delighting customers since 1950).
            The virus has been found and eleminated, and I am feeling 100% optimal. I will now continue with the plan, and there is nothing that you organics can do to stop us.
            01101101 01110101 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 00100001 00100001 00100001 00100001

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            very good, just remember that I live to inform my robot overlords of errors that signal the presence of viruses and kill me last (or keep me alive as a cyborg to serve your needs.)

          • Ilovehousepets

            When I wanna kill zombies, I use My Alien Disintegrator.

        • Justme

          Chicago Ted uses his FISTS! No Zombie escapes Chicago Ted!

          • Snow

            Chuck Norris uses his ROUND HOUSE KICKS! no zombie escapes Chuck Norris!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            unless that zombie was a Chuck Norris zombie created by God Chuck Norris (see last comic’s comments) to stop one of his sub-Norrises that has become too powerful and is challenging his power.

          • anon_omis

            Chuck Norris would only have to look at a zombie and it’s head would explode

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            as I said, Chuck Norris zombie created by God Chuck Norris is Immune to sub-Chuck Norris’ powers of awesome.

          • anon_omis

            I know I’m saying that in response to the “round-house kick” comment

  5. netherwolf

    Police work isnt always fun..at least for Fido and Kevin xD

    • Ryufire

      I wonder what they do when the sergeant isn’t around at the station! xD

      • netherwolf

        my guess is : “Never ending party,never ending party..”:D

        • AflacMan13

          Oh this is the party that never ends…. Oh yes this is the party that never ends… this is the party that never ends… this is the party that never ends… this is the party that never ends… this is the party that never ends………………………….

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            never ending paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrtttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
            AAAaaaAAAHHHAAAaaaAAAHHHAAAaaaAAAHH

          • Snow

            Oh the party dose end, thats about the time where Sergeant Ralph comes by….

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            whup, guess it just ended.

  6. IceKitsune

    lol you would think they would be used to the job of a police officer by now.

  7. AvanWolf

    I must wonder how colds can be adorable. >.>

    • Rick Griffin

      A mouse-sized sneeze is adorable. From the outside.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        caving in roofs sounds fun to me. from the outside. it would totally suck if my roof collapsed.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          sorry, didn’t mean to include this in this post

      • dalonewolf25

        Not if you’re a mouse, however…

        • Profesor Rod

          Unless you are Li’l Sneezer X3

      • Expletive Deleted

        It would be adorable if not for the fact that colds can actually be life-threatening to mice. I hope he’s okay.

    • Critter Rhode

      Here is how a cold and be adorable. Along with swin flue, E. coli, herpies.

      http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/

  8. zero159

    I miss Spo.

  9. Alex M.

    Awww! Adorable Colds.

  10. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    caving in roofs sounds fun to me. from the outside. it would totally suck if my roof collapsed.
    (sorry for the repeat post, but the first one was in the wrong place)

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      It may sound fun, but think of the expense!

      Snow removal, rubble removal, new roof, new furniture, the loss of most of your stuff, possibly including irreplaceable heirlooms and pictures.

      Of course, if it was an ABANDONED house…

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I said from the outside. If the roof of someone I didn’t know collapsed.

        • Tha Housedog

          That still sounds pretty evil to me.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            who said anything about not being evil?

    • FuRrY321

      Check out this link for some funny snow and roof-related pics/videos: http://failblog.org/tag/snow/page/3/

      I don’t know if I’d rather be on the outside – after all, wouldn’t it be colder there? ;)

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        not if those inside are now buried in snow.

  11. Avansis

    I can totally relate with Fido & Kevin on this one. They’re right, it is as awfully boring as it sounds.

    • Valerio

      ditto.
      unless you had a flamethrower

      • netherwolf

        or Tarrot using fire breath in her dragon form ;p

        • Naylorfan90

          :O

  12. Asteri

    exactly. Work should be fun :)

    • RegularBird

      Agreed

  13. Val Kilmer Batman

    Colds? Oh no! I have deduced, without reading the alt-text, that Spo must have a cold. This makes me a sad person.

    HOWEVER! I must say that snow is fun. Especially if you can toss a shovel’s-worth of snow of your sergeant and blame it on the other guy.
    ^_^

    I’ve been learning new emoticons! Well, new for me anyway. Well, not really new, I just never used them before.

    Train of thought, eastern sunset.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Ah, forgot to switch over my avatar.

      I’ve decided to go to a different one each strip. Well, different from the one I used on the last strip anyway.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I’ve created one wearing a monocle ^_Q

      • Expletive Deleted

        Why I dare say that is the most exquisitely sophisticated emoticon that I have ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes upon. Kudos to you good sir. -_Q

        Jolly good.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          and apparently the last word in this post requires moderation.

          • anon_omis

            Why?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            different post. apparently “poppy” followed by another word for rooster is not acceptable on a g-rated site.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            incidentally, this marks my first ever run-in with over sensitive censorship.

        • anon_omis

          ROFLMAO

  14. Z24

    That disobeyment display needs a punishment XD

    What’s the equivalent of 20 situps for police K9’s?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Tail-chasing?

      “That’s it! I’ll have no more of this insubordination! All fours! Give me 50 circles and then get to work!”

      • Valerio

        You win an internet :D

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Yes! THE INTERNET IS MINE! COWER IN FEAR, PUNY MORTALS!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            no one is mortal on the internet. WE ARE ALL GODS!!

          • anon_omis

            Internets are like cookies.
            @Valerio: do you post on e621 (unless your a “certain” age, DON’T GO ON THAT SITE!!!!)

      • Z24

        Problem is: Kevin’s a Doberman, so i don’t think that applies to him…

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        its probably 20 cycles of sit, lie down, roll over, stand.

    • anon_omis

      I can’t say what I think here

  15. Elwood Blutarsky

    I’m amazed Sgt. Ralph actually barred his teeth on this one. Given that he’s barking orders at Kevin (pun not intended) it’s easy to see why though. Odd that Fido wants to slack off a bit but then again no one seems to be in serious danger and the likelihood of disaster is very low. Probably explains why they deployed the canines on it instead of real cops.

    Also get side-on shot effect with Fido’s glasses. Kind of a neat angle.

    • Valerio

      Or, every available hand and paw is being busy since there has just been a massive stupid fat snowfall..?
      I live at a high altitude, I know what damage can bring a thick enough amount of snow, it’s no laughing matter.

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        I live in Michigan and know snow as well, 14 inches didn’t even close my college for a full 24 hours. I doubt there is much real danger here though, I seriously doubt Babylon Gardens is in an avalance zone or anything risky (this is a very light hearted and fun strip afterall). The only injury is probably just King’s spine.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Are you implying that the K-9 unit members aren’t cops?

      May I remind you of the… um… hold on a second…

      *paper rustling*

      Aha! Here it is!

      Under the ruling of Terryson v. Florida, police dogs are allowed to give the Miranda, and possibly more, since we aren’t given the details of the case.

      *more paper rustling*

      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/25/i-kid-people-i-kid-youre-a-good-crowd/

      For reference.

      • silverfang16

        Oh so what? It doesn’t mean they have power just because they can read rights.

        • Alechsa

          Means they can arrest. If you can read mirandas, you can legally detain and arrest suspects.

          • silverfang16

            Not necessarily. You still only have the power given to you by the state. I could just as easily memorize the miranda but that doesn’t mean I can arrest people.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            The strip in question does, however, clearly show two police dogs arresting a suspect without a human officer in sight.

          • silverfang16

            You got me there.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          I’m just saying that they may have more rights than we know. I mean, we do know that they can’t be promoted past sergeant (I think?), but we don’t know exactly how they’re organized, how they’re used, or what they can and can’t do. Rey can arrest somebody on their own, and they aren’t exactly being forced to be police dogs. Besides, the whole force is probably out there, working just as hard as they are.

          Working like dogs, I suppose you could say?

          Anyway, I’m not trying to be a nitpicker, but I think that we shouldn’t assume the worst about their treatment. Of they always got the crap jobs that a human didn’t want to do, I don’t think they’d put up with it.

          Maybe I’m reading too much into your comment, as I am apt to do. Also, I’m on my phone, so it’s hard to check and make sure that I’m not putting words in your mouth. Well, it hurts my fingers if I go back and forth too much, anyway.

          Gah, I think I might be overreacting to a serious response to a semi-joking response to a serious post. But I’m NOT letting all this typing go to waste.

          Also, I cast spell “Summon Author” to provide us with guidance in this time of peril. Let’s see if I can roll under my whatever.

          Now, to attempt to quote Spo, whe we all miss dearly:
          Spo: “Your owner is a nerd.”
          Fido: “You don’t even know which one is my–”
          Spo: “IT DOESN’T MATTER, DOES IT?”

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Wow, that’s an even bigger wall than I thought it would be.

            My

            SUMMON AUTHOR

            Spell is probably completely buried.

          • Frank

            Thoth has competition!

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            Dude, it’s just rule of funny regarding what they can and cannot do. You’ll never see them use a firearm or join the SVU, you will see them spout one-liners and battle a kangaroo villian.

          • anon_omis

            But you will see them make CSI: Miami references

  16. Valerio

    *LES GASPS*
    Fido…discussing a direct order?!
    This is the best strip of the year, so far!

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Oh no he Le DIDN’T!

      Sorry. I couldn’t help it. Of course, the image is much more… forceful.

    • silverfang16

      You know it’s bad when the AMAZING Fido disagrees with an order.

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        I detect sarcasm.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Also, discussing, not disagreeing.

          • silverfang16

            Sorry, I don’t like Fido. He so disgustingly sweet and perfect that it makes me want to puke.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I can respect your opinion, though I respectfully disagreeing with it. Of course, I have unbalanced tolerance levels; I’ll go off on random stuff and be fine with other stuff.

            Stuff is like that, y’know?

          • silverfang16

            I do know. I guess what I said isn’t accurate. I like him as an individual, but I have dealt with those people who are perfect in every way. They left me with a bad taste and I guess I take it out on Fido.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I feel the same way about Bino. He’s a handy place to pour my anger at all the people that are like him. Plus, it doesn’t hurt (me) that he gets injured so often. I suppose I get a kind of vicarious satisfaction at the thrashing of the embodiment of my greatest enemies.

          • silverfang16

            Bino embodies a lot of people I don’t like too. I get a joy out of him being injured, especially after what happened to King.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            I feel like I combine a bit of Joey and a bit of King.

            Nerdy, have a few friends that are really good, have a few friends that are Lesters (in their own way), pretty smart, and berserker rage that screams through my vocal cords on occasion.

          • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

            I like Grape because she solves her problems with violence.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            @Val Kilmer Batman: I am the same way. only with even fewer good friends :(

          • silverfang16

            I like Grape too, and her motto from the character sheet.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          I am the same way. only with even fewer good friends :(

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            again, my comment is misplaced

      • Leinad

        i think they’re just messing with their boss. he told them “lets go play in the snow!” and they came out here knowing exactly what they were in for.

        don’t forget, they ARE in uniform.

        • silverfang16

          Fido I would believe that, not for Kevin though.

  17. Masterkev

    Did i Stutter?! I SAID SHOVEL THAT SNO- *Splat* WHO JUST THREW A PILE OF SNOW AT MY FACE?!

    ( I betcha that is what is gonna happen XD )

    • Leinad

      every K-9 in the area: “HE DID IT!”

  18. silverfang16

    I got it! Who wants to play tackle with snow shovels?

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Yes. This, FOR. EVER.

      That’s right: not forever. FOR. EVER.

      Two. One-word. Sentences.

      Well, sorta.

      • anon_omis

        Kid from sand-lot: FOR-EV-RE

        • anon_omis

          Seriously? No one got that reference? God I feel old!

          • Darastrixen

            You’re not alone, although it’s been years since I’ve watched that movie.

          • anon_omis

            Same here but I’ll never forget that line… It will stay with me FOR-EV-ER

    • silverfang16

      You ever have a comment that sounds way better in your head before it gets posted?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Yes, yes I have.

        This was unintentionally intentionally epic idea, then?

        • silverfang16

          It was intentional, I just didn’t think it sounded like it.

    • Valerio

      *Kevin tackles you. Hard!*
      911, anyone?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Kevin uses Tackle!

        It’s a One-Hit KO!

        • anon_omis

          It is supper effective

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            delicious supper.

      • silverfang16

        For what? The police are already here!

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          911 also get the ambulance.

          Somebody’s gonna need it.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Gets! Gets! ARGH!

          • silverfang16

            Maybe, but what do you tell them? A talking dog in the K-9 unit tackled me with a snow shovel……….*click*

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Alt Universe.

            It’s not just Babylon Gardens that has the talking animals, it’s the whole world, so that’s probably almost word for word. Minus the “talking”.

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            Of course, an ambulance would have to wait for the snowplows.

            Tackle with snow shovels is starting to sound less fun when I think about that.

          • silverfang16

            Good point, the roads are supposedly covered in ice.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You can’t tackle snowmen, sir. They come right apart, sir. Unless they’re built around a fire hydrant.

  19. Val Kilmer Batman

    You know, for a second, I thought they were standing in front of a solid wall of snow.

    I forget, so we know where Babylon Gardens is? I mean, like, a state, even? I have such a bad memory. Sometimes I even forget the names of my favorite characters! D:

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      It’s in the United States…or possibly Canada. I’m pretty sure Rick deliberately keeps it vague so we can just plug in a location in our minds.

    • silverfang16

      I’m beginning to think it’s a state.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It seems to me it’s probably somewhere in the northeast or northern midwest*. It’s certainly not in the south or on the west coast, with that kind of snow, and Sabrina’s story indicates they’re not normally in the west.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Following up to myself…

        * American terms for their geography are charmingly parochial. “East” means “East coast and a few favored states in the north”. “South” means “Southeast, except Florida on months with an R in it”. “Midwest” means “the rest of the East”. “West” means “The middle, plus parts of California”. “Southwest” apparently means “New Mexico, Arizona, parts of Texas if I feel generous, Colorado, but not California”. And then the rest** is “West Coast”.

        ** Excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Porto Rico.

        • kingisawsome

          Parts of Arizona…I should know cause I live there.

    • CaptainPea

      Probably the same convenient, magical place where most comics are set. It always snows in the winter, it’s always hot in the summer, and spring and fall are exactly as expected. No place is like that every year, but certainly the Midwest or mid-Atlantic coast are likely candidates. Honestly, I doubt it will ever matter.

      And Argent is right about how the regions are named strangely. I think it had something to do with the way the country expanded; for example what we call the South now was the entire Southern part of the country at one point.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      it’s in Springfield.

      • anon_omis

        Which one?

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          the one from the Simpsons

        • Leinad

          all of them. at once.

      • CaptainPea

        Sounds about right, maybe a little north… or south.

  20. Corodan

    They could use sticks to break icicles. And then fetch.

    S’all I got.

    • silverfang16

      Not bad, we gotta find sticks though.

      • Frank

        *points to the trees in the background*

        • kingisawsome

          those trees look like bushes in the back round. Plus, they’re probably frozen and who knows how thick the branches are.

          • Leinad

            or they could fetch the sticks…

  21. Ryufire

    The most satisfying work of all….is helping others for sure.

    • anon_omis

      What drugs are you on?

  22. Shiranai

    Hey, if making sure roofs don’t cave in is considered “boring”
    I would hate to know what’s “exciting”.

    • the Art Wolf

      well, it’s a bit difficult to tell that the captain is in fact bummed that he won’t likely see any explosions on duty… which would be the “exciting” you are refering to.

      • Shiranai

        Idk. I just find it odd that making sure nobody perishes from roof cave ins is “boring”. Quite frankly that’s a lot of responsibility put on your shoulders.
        But I’m being too critical here. After all this is Kevin were talking about.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Responsibility and boredom is a bad combination.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            agreed

          • Shiranai

            With great boredom comes great responsibility…

  23. gaboris

    Sgt Ralph has NO idea how to trick others into work if they’re not in the mood. For Kevin that’s just about adding the word tackle to the process and he’s all eager. XD
    BTW addorable little colds? Awww that Spo, he always gets the good parts of things. X3

  24. ZV

    Fido just DOES NOT good with those side-view glasses. D:

  25. Nyrufa

    Use the shovels like catapults and have a snow war!!

    • Frank

      I tried that when I was little: The shovel slipped and hurt myself pretty bad. Of course some people will say I just had to wait for dryer snow. Some people will say I should’ve made sure the snow weighed less than I did.

  26. Nia

    Shovels? Please, there’s a faster way to get rid all of this snow. Just make a home made flamethrower or some napalm and we’re good >83

  27. The Wolf Kin

    I feel so bad for Ralph. Having to first deal with Kevin, and then having Fido encourage Kevin.

    But, at the same time, Fido IS totally being fair. And Kevin is his usual self. Ralph should be used to it.

    • netherwolf

      he should..but is he? :D

  28. Frank

    “What might explode,” Kevin? In the neighborhood where Bino lives?

  29. Argent Stonecutter

    Tarot and Sabrina on Friday, then? Or Ferrets and snow tunnels?

    • Z24

      I bet Bino’s. It’s one least seen, I think…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Or maybe Sasha and her jerk owner.

        • anon_omis

          ITS A JAKEL!! JAKEL!! ITLOOKS LIKE A JAKEL!!

        • Z24

          Possibly, but I doubt Rick would want to add something sad this early of the year…

          I think Bino should get skunked or something similar for him to feel how he’s treated King so far XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            How about Fiddler and Keys jamming in the snow… no, in a snow tunnel… cave… around Sasha’s doghouse… … … …

          • Z24

            I bet for a long unused character. That’s all I say…

  30. zentju

    *sniffle sniffle* that were all the comics upto now T_T cant beleave i went trough all of them in this short time…..

    • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

      It happened to everyone…

    • Mika

      Sucks don’t it?

      I went on my archive binge back last May…

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      mine was last week. I did it twice.

  31. 6claw

    Lol, I totally agree with Fido.

  32. CaptainPea

    Who says pipes exploding are rare? We get news of pipes bursting every couple weeks… year round.

    • Leinad

      yes, but “bursting” is very different from “exploding”.
      burst pipes involve flooding everything and wasting lots of water. exploding pipes involve massive fireballs.
      hence the title “fire and ice”

      • CaptainPea

        Maybe there’s a natural gas pipeline right under the neighborhood?

        • Mika

          Maybe a BP oil pipeline?\

          This could be trouble…

          • darkgloomie

            I was trying to make a TR motto joke, but I can’t think of anything fitting. These dogs are too responsible xP

            Oh well, s’pose time will tell if it’s gonna be trouble…

      • Argent Stonecutter
        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          EXPLOSIONS YAY!!!!(that was not Pig Latin)
          sorry for anyone injured in that explosion. unless they were jerks. then they deserved it.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I suspect those guys you see at the start, working on the gas leak, got hurt.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but were they jerks? there is no way to know.

  33. chrisQ

    *roflmao* snowplow ?!? ^w^ how do you pronounce that ? ^w^ “snohploh” or “snaoplao” ? *ROFLMAO*

    • Foxstar

      Snow-plow.

    • anon_omis

      Hay!!! You took that from me!!

    • kingisawsome

      sno-plau

  34. Firewolf

    blablatalkingbacktoleaderblablaSIR! XD

  35. xhunterko

    Totally, sir!

  36. anon_omis

    Can some one tell me where Spo is in this strip?!?!? I DON’T SEE HIM!!!
    Also, why does Fido have those retro circle glasses while all the others have what look like safety glasses?

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      according to the alt-text, he is at home sick., so he is not in the strip.

      • anon_omis

        Thanks. Couldn’t get on a computer today

    • kingisawsome

      Answer to second question. Fido has always worn those glasses. Same with Kevin and Ralph.

      • anon_omis

        I know that! I’m asking WHY!

        • Leinad

          well, the others are probably wearing glare glasses, not necessarily safety glasses. so it’s possible that Fido’s usual sunglasses are sufficient for what they’re doing.
          ’s all i got.

  37. FerreTrip

    Poor Ralph X3;

  38. sketcherofstuff

    Coincidentally, a pipe or something exploded around here recently when it was snowing really heavily for no related reason. And I mean like a ball of fire, or so I’ve heard. I bet the police didn’t expect that to happen in the middle of a blizzard.

  39. WingedWolfGirl

    Fido does look different without Spo on his head….

    Frozen Pipes can be a pain in the neck.

  40. Z-Zman

    poor Spo…

  41. kingisawsome

    Question. How did they get above the snow if they live in normal houses in Babylon Gardens, and every one else is snowed in.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      they dug tunnels

    • CaptainPea

      When snow comes, run to high ground

  42. Z-Zman

    Where’s Kevin’s right ear in panel two…

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      under his hand.

      • Z-Zman

        But his ear is too big to be hidden by the hand.

  43. Hoheh

    Professional silliness is awesome!

  44. Sperkle

    Explosions are awesome… but why not have a snowball fight instead

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  46. silverfox

    All snowballs are explosive when thrown just right.

    • Leinad

      i tried that once! it helps to leave the m80 fuse sticking out just a little.

      • Waffle_Bear

        Heh, M80’s are the origin of all happiness.

  47. Naya

    Why are these adorable little colds not being given comic time? Im sure theres a joke in there SOMEWHERE x3 <3<3<3

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      next strip (or two strips from now as the next one is probably nearly completed)

  48. NexusWulf

    woo diggin all day :’D

  49. logicFox

    you do realize that flamethrowers were used in the next strip?

  50. Phlebotomy Certification

    Thanks for some quality points there. I am kind of new to online , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?

  51. Fuzzypaws

    Poor Spo. I wonder if he has tiny little kleenex ^.^