Made To Be Broken
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  1. Ryufire

    Slap slap slap lol!!!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      they look kinda small :|
      ai wonder wai :3

      • FreakazoidVocaloid

        Well… It’s a cat and a dog. Even if they’re anthros, they’re still a cat and a dog.

  2. zero159

    Slap Fight lol.

    • anon_omis

      Reference to dexters lab?

    • Mavros

      It’s funny because the Alt text says: Okay, I’ll be honest, I pretty much drew this for panel three.

  3. Private Elliot

    And Last panel Max of course.

    • Hera Ledro

      Yeah…I’m counting down the seconds until the first avatar gets made.

  4. IceKitsune

    lol Max is annoying but somehow its less annoying because hes doing it to Bino

  5. Sperkle

    LOL thats a typical cat vs. dog thing

  6. xhunterko


    • xhunterko

      To be fair, Max wanted a fight.

  7. Alex M.

    They are like little brothers :3

    • AflacMan13

      Yes they are alot like my little 11 year old brother and me… I am a US Army Level 3 Combatives Instructor so I taught him some stuff… Now our rumble sessions are rather more challenging.

  8. Two_Twig

    Ruled by an iron fist. They never had a chance.


  9. Russiarules1

    That’s it… NOW THAT is an epic fight!

  10. Lenn

    Oh dear, I do believe that I am actually feeling bad for Bino.

    • anon_omis

      Yah me to it’s weird

      • Snow

        Tch I don’t mehehehehehee >:#

        • AflacMan13

          Yeah looks like they both might have gotten belted one for that one.

  11. ZV

    omg bino is adorable in this one!

    • Naylorfan90

      They’re both adorable! :D

      • Ryufire

        This whole comic strip is adorable :D

  12. Rob

    Ah… I remember when I was that territorial with my siblings…

  13. Corodan

    Again, for a second, I thought Max was living with them or something.

    He’s still a stray, right?

  14. zeroslash

    Heh, the alt text makes it even better.

    • anon_omis

      What is it

      • Tha Housedog

        “Okay I’ll be honest, I pretty much drew this for panel three.”

  15. KickahaOta

    Okay I’ll be honest, I pretty much just read this for panel three. :)

  16. LegendaryHero

    Well we learned that the snow level isn’t so high to lock everyone in. As we can see Max and Bino were able to get out to shovel the driveway.

    So I guess no elaborate tunnel system?

    • Rick Griffin

      I dunno, “above the top of the garage door” level is still pretty high

      • LegendaryHero

        Regardless, they managed to get out and apparently dig a giant trench down to ground level. As long as we see an elaborate tunnel system by the end of the arc, I’ll be happy.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        So, we’re going to get no elaborate tunnel system not because the snow isn’t deep enough but because Rick is teasing us.

        I think I got the double negatives right.

        • Z-Zman

          Wait, does that mean right, wrong, positive, or negative. (whatever that means)

  17. Anon

    Alt Text: Okay I’ll be honest, I pretty much drew this for panel three

  18. lChronosl

    Yeah, I remembered my younger sister doing the same.
    And later my younger brother doing it with her. ^^

  19. Icharus

    What a troll, lol.
    Also brotherly love lol

    • anon_omis

      More like brotherly hate

      • Hopper200456

        Are you kidding?
        I have a younger brother and a older brother.
        Thats as close as they’ll get all year.

  20. Avansis

    Slap fight is the most adorable fight there is \o/

  21. Pokeblue

    This great. XD Well, this only further consolidated the fact Max is annoying, but somehow….it seems okay.

  22. Z24

    Do they really live on the same house?! it’s a miracle it didn’t explode XD

  23. Fuzzypaws

    Panel 3 justifies the entire comic ^.^

    • Naylorfan90

      And not just today’s comic either. It justifies the WHOLE comic! :O

  24. MilesRose

    When somebody declares that they have a side, you have to do what Max does.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Pity if you don’t have a tail to do it with.

      • anon_omis

        If someone did that to me I would grab his tail and say “it’s on my half, therefor it’s mine” *yank*

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You’d get slapped.

          • anon_omis

            He’d get punched

          • Frank

            Since this is tails we’re talking about, I’d go with “clawed”

  25. netherwolf

    Haha..i love a good cat’n'dog fight,but that’s what u get for fighting,even if it’s a slapfight.

    Bino’s quite territorial :D

  26. Masterkev

    Their hands MULTIPLY?! BLASPHEMY! :P

    God i love panel 3. For some reason though… max looks “smooth” at panel 4 :D – who else agrees wit me?

    • Naylorfan90

      I agree! *nod nod*

  27. CheshireDCat

    -loves max quietly while cuddling plush of him and wondering how he got the bite on his ear-

    • anon_omis

      Probably doing something like this

  28. Firewolf

    I know it’s wrong, but I LOVE annoying people who are like that. They make it so easy. XD

  29. Val Kilmer Batman


    I am both Max AND Bino.

    Wait, this means I have to include parts of Bino in my personality statement. This is troubling.

    At least I’m more of Max.
    In fact, now I’m only Bino-ish with my little brother.

    Also, don’t touch my side of the driveway. There IS a system in place, and if you cross this line, I will destroy you. And pay attention to me, I’m important. All I ask for is your unquestioning obedience.

    Also, Jeff is the avatar of my mother.
    (I had to go to the cast page to get the name in order to make you all think I remembered it! Oh wait…)

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      Also, apparently my first post will be the old avatar, after which I move on to the next one. Because I can never remember until I post.

      And I need to go through and make some new ones. SO ALL CAN SEE THE TRUTH THAT IS ME.
      (I scare myself. I think my meds just wore off. How do I make a scared face?)

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        when my meds ware off, I become purposely annoying like max (gotta love ADHD). also, I think I may have Bino’s greed and anger issues.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          I think that should have been “wear” off.

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      I’m reading it again and realizing that I am EXACTLY like Bino in this panel.

      Either Bino is maturing, or I dislike the elements of myself I see in him, or both.

      Grumble grumble comics makin me think and examine my inner self and stuff. Feh.

      • anon_omis

        Youre the only one

        • Argent Stonecutter

          There can be only one.

          • netherwolf

            The chosen one :D

          • Mavros

            One cat to rule them all

          • Argent Stonecutter

            There is only Zuul.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            there is no you, there is only me.

          • anon_omis

            There is only Chuck Noris

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            and his sub-Norrises and Zombie-Norrises.

          • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

            Stop ruining his awesome references, one thing is not getting the Highlander reference, but the GHOSTBUSTERS ONE? COME ON PEOPLE.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I got the highlander reference, as I’m sure most of us do. we’re just contributing our own references. as for my last comment, I like to kill jokes.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            One is the loneliest number.

          • anon_omis

            Two can be as sad as one

          • Hera Ledro

            ‘Cuz it’s the loneliest number since the number one…

          • anon_omis

            yes my plan worked perfectly!!!

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          three dog night.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            this belonged after the “loneliest number” comments, so as to go on to three even though the song stops at two. here, it makes no sense.

  30. cesarinthewhitedragon

    aaah the whole girly slapping fight a la Dexter’s laboratory XD

    • Val Kilmer Batman

      It’s not girly! The only thing more manly than a slap-fight is an armless space marine duel, which I invented myself.

      Basically, you bend your arm all the way, and hit the other guy’s elbow with your elbow until one of you gives up. My friend is the reigning champ by virtue of accidentally hitting my other friend right in that place where the elbow-cap-thing joins. Ow.

      • lChronosl

        No comments about that.
        But slapping seems more piratical…

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          Argh! My comment awaits moderation! YOU MUST KNOW MY RESPONSE, it is of the UTMOST URGENCY.

          I wonder what word is under suspicion.

          • lChronosl

            Obvious, it’s “elbow-cap-thing”.
            It’s not a kind of thing you should say here. Think about the children!

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            On an unrelated note, is your screen name “The Absolute Value of Chronos”? Because that’s awesome.

          • lChronosl

            Hehe, thanks.
            I chose this nickname long ago, in a MMO I used to play, because all other names I wanted were already being used. ^^

          • Val Kilmer Batman

            It’s better than how I got my pseudonym.

            I was having a squirtgun fight while wearing a bathrobe over my clothes. I ducked under the robe, like Batman under his fireproof cape in Batman Forever, and yelled out “I am Val Kilmer Batman, and your meager attacks cannot hurt me!”

            And thus a legend was born.

          • lChronosl

            Only one word, EPIC.
            Now, if its good or bad, you choose. ^^

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I am more like Val Kilmer Chris Knight, myself.

  31. silverfang16

    Oh god, I saw my family for a second…….

  32. Hopper200456

    Oh Man, This is to good!
    So cute! x3

  33. Shiranai

    I hate it when dogs and cats don’t get along.
    In this case I’ll make an exception.

    • Fidelo

      …isn’t that the vast majority of this comic though?

  34. Nia

    For some reason this explains why Max lost his ear.

    • Argent Stonecutter


      Is precisely what I was thinking.

      Well, I was thinking “that explains the bite on Max’s ear”.

      Because he’s still got most of it.

      • Z24

        I only thought “There goes the other ear”… XD

  35. Valerio

    OMAGAD THE CUTENESS! Bino is unbelievably cute with his winter coat all ruffled up and doing slapfight, and Max is at his best! Squeeee!!!!
    Also, never realized how small Bino could be!

    • Ada

      Hahaha, much agreed! Love that giggle-face on Max in panel 3!

    • Naylorfan90

      Yeah, same here. In fact…is he shorter than Max?

    • netherwolf

      I agree that they are small,although that couch is kinda big,but they’re pets,they should be small

  36. Jennifer the Dark

    I knew this was a bad idea the second I saw Maxwell smiling.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      He’s like a Cheshire troll.

      • Valerio

        you win an Internet

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          you can use it to control the world. or to look at sites best not mentioned on the site.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Thanks, I was running out.

      • Jennifer the Dark

        Last time I saw a win that epic, it was the troll face (which appears in panel 1?)

  37. gaboris

    Heh that’s the same fight I have with my cousin when he comes to wisit us… except the slap-slap part cuz I just slam him right onto the bed. XD

  38. Aishling

    Is it just me or are there like no human kids in this comic?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      There was one in a crowd scene at a Pridelands event. Not the one with the writer. Frank will know where it is.

      • anon_omis

        And when they visited that farm

      • Frank

        Argent’s referring to the March 18th, 2009 strip.
        Anon is referring to the July 1st, 2009 strip.

        Why do I always get tasked with finding these?

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          because everyone else is lazy. ^_^

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Because that’s just the way your inner awesome expresses itself.

        • Fidelo

          Because you have a good memory…wait, how many times have you done this?

          • Z-Zman

            Because…man, I can’t think of anything else :(

  39. Karlos

    From panel 4, I can see that Max still don’t want to quit ;)

    • Valerio

      was that a rethorical observation, kind sir?

      • Val Kilmer Batman

        How does one make an observation rhetorical? Or is it that most observations are rhetorical, and only sometimes require an answer?


        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          technically, rhetorical only means having to do with rhetoric, which is defined as the art of using language to communicate effectively and persuasively. It doesn’t mean not requiring an answer unless used to describe a question.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            tl;dr: Sometimes a rhetorical question needs a rhetorical answer.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            basically, I said that rhetorical has a different meaning when not referring to a question.

  40. Salenstormwing

    I’m gonna bet that there’ll be a few new icons made of Max’s antics here.


      Specially in panel 1 when he puts on his trollface.

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Don’t Do It People.

  41. anon_omis

    I’d be ok with him coming in my side of the drive way

  42. Argent Stonecutter

    Mreow! Hiss!

    • Z24

      I’ll get the newspaper…

      • Chaplin, A PERSON WHO COMMENTS

        I don’t know about you, but I think shovels are much better if you’re trying to get a point across to your pets.

        • Z24

          But… but, the newspaper’s a classic 8(

  43. CaptainPea

    I declare this is the best of the series so far.


    Max literally put on his trollface in panel 1

  45. Naylorfan90

    Oh…my sides…they hurt so much from laughing at panel 3… XD

  46. RegularBird

    Heh I feel just like both of them.

  47. Elwood Blutarsky

    Kind of wierd to see Bino as the one we sympathize with. That probably hasn’t happened since the Valentine’s arc last year.

    • Hoheh

      Between a huge inferiority complex with Fido and Max liking to grinding gears, SOME of Bino’s jerk habits make sense. But he’d likely get more out of yoga than he does being irritable all the time.

  48. Rocket Knight boy

    ah, i know the enjoyment max gets from tormenting his sibling, i have bugged my younger brother to the same extent and it only gets funnier the more i do it!

    • Jennifer the Dark

      Same here :)

  49. Rocket Knight boy

    this strip made me lol mr griffin

  50. GameCobra

    This is so awesome.


  51. NexusWulf

    haha just so great the Slap Panel made me laugh ^^

  52. Frank

    Max wins. Always. Even when you try to slap him; you’ll somehow end up slapping yourself!

    • WingedWolfGirl

      *looks panel 3 over carefully*
      Whoa… u r right.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I think Bino was attempting to block and his hand got knocked into his face.

        • Val Kilmer Batman

          There’s one hand where the palm is facing him, near the bottom

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            yes, but I imagine that’s his left paw on the follow-through. the top one looks more like it is actually slapping himself.

  53. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    I was never that immature with my older brother. I did, however, stab him in the back with a mechanical pencil and hit him over the head with a metal toy rifle. kids do the darnedest things.

    • netherwolf

      You said it brother :X

      • anon_omis

        Shut up Hulk Hogan, or are you a Spess Mhrien?

        • Z-Zman


          I’m sorry, but ever since that led poisoning and skull smashing event, our friend can’t talk.


          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            pencil lead hasn’t contained lead for years. It’s all graphite now.

          • anon_omis

            Did anyone get my reference?

          • Z-Zman

            You can’t just go along SRGNB (SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent). Can I call you that for short.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            you can call me that, Brent, SomeRandomGeek, SoRaGe, Random Geek, or, in rare cases, Sergeant Nub(which is how I would imagine SRG. NB would be pronounced)

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            or call me Sarge.

          • anon_omis

            I had a tour bus driver in D.C.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I can call you Betty.

            And Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al.

  54. Flintfang

    Rmeinds me of my family. Every. Day. Except when me and my bro have to shovel, theres more snow flying than driveway clearing.

  55. FerreTrip

    In response to the alt-text: I don’t blame you. X3;

  56. Keenan

    Im pretty sure I know what Max is gonna do next


      Chainsaws FTW

      • Keenan

        Turns out it was actually a snowplow. That I bet was driven by Bino… We shall never know.

    • RegularBird


      • Val Kilmer Batman

        Ideas like this are why I plan on making a character in D&D with the feat “Weapon Focus (Shovel)”

  57. MrMutt

    heh. That’s what my brother and I do all the time when riding in my parents’ vehicle. Except we both do it on purpose to drive them nuts. heehee

  58. WingedWolfGirl

    Max is living with Bino.
    I missed something somewhere. -_-

  59. Vulffen

    What did the five fingers say to the face? SLAP

  60. Shady Kitsune

    I know it’s been said before, but Max really enjoys being a jerk, huh?

    Though Bino is a bit too “srs bizniz” about everything.

  61. anon_omis

    Here is my alt text for Bino in the first panel: you can’t use your tail in ninga!

  62. Argent Stonecutter

    Lousy shovel technique, too.

    • Hera Ledro

      Tell me about it. Their tails would make the perfect levers.

      Or at least Max’s would.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I was thinking of them not holding onto the crosspiece, so they’re liable to have a loaded shovel twist in their paws, dumping snow on the ground, and giving them splinters.

  63. Acey Winters


  64. Oren Otter

    I think I know how Max lost a chunk of his ear.

  65. Anonfur

    lol! housepets 4 teh win!!!!!

  66. Cruzor

    Well during the “Slapping” panel I thought of a anime reference…either the open hands flying in a flurry like fist in an anime…or…the whole epic charge up and running towards each other then ending with a nerdy/childish slapfest….but Mr. Griifn’s version is so cute…I ;however, got a kick out of all of you other fans comments….I could just see Peanut and grape bet on the winning….cts (chuckles to self).

  67. Hoheh

    And then Max trolled Bino more, chuckling at how he always reacted…

  68. anthony

    wens the next one im pure turkey’ing for it lol xD

  69. Metaecho

    “Im reaching under the couch~” ‘THATS STILL MY SIDE OF THE COUCH!’

  70. Valerio

    Also: Jack is such a jerk that he changed his name to Jeff. Ack!

  71. WhyLime113

    Dear Rick
    I love how you draw animals, but you severely need to learn to draw people. LIFE DRAWING IS YOUR FRIEND! ;D

  72. funky

    Anyone else reminded of Bill Cosby’s ‘To Russell, my Brother, Whom I Slept With’?

  73. Kytan

    my brother and i did something similar except it was “dont look out my window”