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  1. The Wolf Kin

    It’s a close-up on Spo! Awesome!

    • Bino

      Whoa, he looks cool up close

      • The Wolf Kin

        Yes, he does indeed.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        indeed he does.

      • Mystic Wolf

        I think the same.

      • Tha Housedog

        Agreed.

      • RegularBird

        Not only cool but cute too.

        • Profesor Rod

          Yeah |3

        • tommy

          oh yeah hes cute and handsome.

      • gaboris

        Agreed with all of ya. :D

      • CannonFodder

        ComboBreaker!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        agreed :3

      • Mettlebird

        Agreed 110%!!!!!

        • Mystic Wolf

          Agree OVER 9000!%

          xD

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            agree a kagillion%! XD

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            Mystic Wolf may well have agreed exactly that percentage, as it is over 9000%.

    • Frank

      He looks… young

      • Enty

        Well he IS the runt of his litter.

        • Frank

          That only means he should look scrawny (which he kind of does)

          • anon_omis

            +5 internets

    • Chip Uni

      I like cheese!

      (Just helping to prove Spo’s point.)

  2. netherwolf

    Yeah,Spo is back

    • The Moon Howler

      Yay! Spo is cured! and he looks cool too

      • Mettlebird

        …but he’s a CAT LOVER… Hahaha, jk, I don’t really care. ;b

        • The Moon Howler

          Spo is the mouse, the dog is called Fido, and yes Sabrina is his secret GF

  3. IceKitsune

    Yay! Spo this one is great

    • Zero159

      Agreed

  4. Dissension

    It’s true, though. *giggles*

    Also, cheese is awesome.

    • Mystic Wolf

      Yes, I love cheese. I don’t know why Spo doesn’t like it…

      • GameCobra

        maybe he would consider cheese as an addition, not as a prime meal.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          or maybe that’s all he was fed as a kid, so he’s gotten sick of it.

          • RegularBird

            Cheese will do that.

          • Mystic Wolf

            Probably. Like my brother xD.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but I could never get sick of cheese.

          • RegularBird

            Too good to get sick of, but eventually.

          • netherwolf

            Cheese is always good,aspecialy on the pizza,all melted and gooey xD

          • Mystic Wolf

            OMG Why did you say that… Mmmmm… Now I’m hungry…

          • anon_omis

            mozziraela sticks anyone? (check spelling)

          • The Moon Howler

            Nah, i prefer our local white cheese

      • netherwolf

        The first mouse that doesn’t like cheese xD

      • The Wolf Kin

        I’m pretty sure that mice normally can’t digest cheese properly, due to being herbivores. Not 100% sure though.

        • Z-Zman

          good point

        • gaboris

          But where do these myths come from if they’re not even possible in nature? O_o”

          • Frank

            Back in the days before fridges, people left their cheese out on the table. Mice will nibble at anything, so it’s no surprize the cheese was often the first thing people noticed had been nibbled.

          • The Wolf Kin

            It’s true. Cords, shoelaces, anything will be nibbled on, edible or not.

          • CyberCorn Entropic

            Actually, cheese is sticky so it was easy to use in mousetraps. However, mice don’t like getting sticky things gummed up in their whiskers, especially since they need good, functional whiskers to find their way around in the dark.

        • Frank

          That depends on the species. American mice are exclusive herbivores, while European mice are omnivores. However, since there’s about 5 species per country (read: “per geographic region” for the US), there are exceptions

          • The Wolf Kin

            True, but I was speaking in generalizations.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, in that case, anecdotal evidence is totally valid because I once used anecdotal evidence and I turned out to be right.

  5. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    is he going to live off campus, or is he going to be a dormmouse?

    • The Moon Howler

      probably house mouse :D

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Remember what the dormouse said, Feed your head.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I’ve always wondered: how exactly would one go about feeding their head? does the food go into your ear so it doesn’t go into your stomach?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I don’t want to go into detail in this forum, but remember when that song was written.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            that must make you feel old. I’ll be right there with you when I have kids and am able to say “I remember when Pluto was a planet.”

          • Argent Stonecutter

            PLUTO IS STILL A PLANET!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            yes, but it’s just a dwarf planet, so it doesn’t count. this is not to say that humans with dwarfism don’t count as people.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The vote in Prague was totally rigged. Less than 500 members of the IAU, and almost half of them abstained, and they come up with a definition of a planet that excludes the Earth!

            http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/4/12/128840560838782893.jpg

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Back to the topic… you feed your head with ideas, and experiences, and some ’60s era stuff that isn’t politically correct any more.

  6. LegendaryHero

    Oh hey, it’s Spo
    Close-up Spo. Neat.

  7. IceKitsune

    Fido has some pecs on him in this one

    • The Wolf Kin

      You’re right. Hmm. . .

    • Rick Griffin

      Hey lets comment on when characters who have visible musculature all the time have visible musculature

      • IceKitsune

        sorry this is just the first time I really noticed it so clearly.

      • The Wolf Kin

        And Rick makes an excellent point.

        • FreakazoidVocaloid

          Of course he makes a good point. He’s Rick.

      • LegendaryHero

        Spo’s naked in this one.

        • netherwolf

          I don’t think they have collars that small for mice.

          • RegularBird

            He never had a collar.

          • netherwolf

            I know,but the collars here act as clothes for the pets,and since Spo doesn’t have one the he really is naked..and he’s still awesome :D

          • RegularBird

            He should tie a little piece of string on him as a collar then.

          • Dissension

            I don’t see why, none of the other feral animals wear collars.

          • nukedude51

            nether its called freedom XD

          • netherwolf

            true ;D

        • darkgloomie

          (the tone of my previous comment was mistaken, I believe, but I’m not chancing my ability to post to retry. Let’s see if anybody can spot the reference)

          CLOTHES WOULD MERELY DIMINISH HIS POWERS!

          • RockstarRaccoon

            I see… So removing your clothes on this planet increases your power level! I’m going to become naked and conquer you all!

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        Rick always makes excellent points.

        • Mystic Wolf

          Yes, how does he do that? Probably because he is the creator of Housepets? o.o awesome…

      • RegularBird

        Visible Strength? Why not.

      • Hera Ledro

        In his defense, Fido -does- look more muscular in this this strip compared to previous strips; before he seemed merely a very well-fit dog, now he has muscles.

        Makes him all the more endearing, though.

        • Rick Griffin

          No. This is exactly what you should stop pointing out every single time some character with musculature appears. It happens EVERY TIME. STOP IT.

          *goes insane* You see what you drive me to

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Here, have a fish.

          • Frank

            We drive you to… Minnesota?

          • Mystic Wolf

            OMG It’s my first time I see Rick going insane! o.o I’m scared…

          • Hera Ledro

            Yes! One more for the asylum >D

            Now…how to make my methods more efficient…

          • Leinad

            to be fair, Rick, we haven’t seen Fido in a fair while…

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            we saw him exactly 14 comics ago.

          • Enty

            Whoah! Rick’s avatar has some serious cheek muscles! :P

          • Espemon333

            Feh, sanity was too confining anyway.

          • FreakazoidVocaloid

            Err… I like cheese? o3o

        • Bino

          *eats popcorn* keep the argument going guys it’s just getting good!

          • Mystic Wolf

            *Joins the party and eats Bino’s popcorns* Yeah, I think this is going somewhere!

          • WingedWolfGirl

            *steals the empty bowl and puts it upside down on her head.*
            Rick Mad, hide peplz!

          • anon_omis

            *peaks over the back of the couch* this is scarring me, but I can’t stop watching!

  8. Erkhyan

    Hey, for how cool Spo looks in close-up, I still think his fourth panel appearance looks cuter.

    • RegularBird

      He looks cute either way.

      • Z-Zman

        so true

    • gaboris

      Yeah angry Spo is cool. X)

      • Enty

        We’ve seen plenty of angry Spo already though xD

        • netherwolf

          He’s even more cute when he’s angry :D

          • Enty

            Absolutely (and might I say, even more fun to imitate when he’s angry XD)

  9. The Wolf Kin

    I forgot to mentions, I’ve missed Fido as well. Having Spo back is indeed awesome, but Fido is pretty awesome too.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      Fido was in a comic in the last arc.

      • netherwolf

        It was in the tackle shop

        • Mystic Wolf

          xD I remember that! Kevin thought another kind of “tackle”…

        • The Wolf Kin

          And coordinating the plows during the snow in.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            actually, this is the one to which i was referring. The other one was a one-off just like this one.

          • Mystic Wolf

            Ow, I remember too! “To be fair sir, it sounded more funny that it really is” Or something like that.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            “to be fair, sir, it sounds decidedly less fun than you initially let on.”

          • Mystic Wolf

            Oh… There are 2 posibilities:
            1) You have an impressive memory and you recalled that quote.
            2) You just looked for that strip.

            Or both xD.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            it was #2

          • netherwolf

            If it really is #2,then one word comes to mind.. “impressive”,or at least i think so ;3

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            why is it impressive to look up a specific strip?

          • netherwolf

            oops,i tought that on Mystic wolf’s comment 12:27 i thought that option #2 is #1..the mistake is mine,cuz if it was really #1 it would be,because i don’t remember that,sry for that ;x

          • Frank

            If it helps, it wouldn’t have made much sense for Sgt. Ralph to have said “funny”

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but it was Fido’s line.

      • The Wolf Kin

        True, very true. Bad memory.

  10. Mystic Wolf

    Piece of paper of Spo:
    The actually subject has to say that being a Mus musculus is not linked to the cheese. That does not mean that I actually do not like it. I…

  11. zeroslash

    I’d say this is the first time we’ve seen Spo up-close. And anyone will believe anything given the right time and the longest paper in PDF format.

  12. Z-Zman

    this is the best comic with spo yet

  13. Z-Zman

    it is so hard to understand a word they’re saying but the last 2 panels.

    • Z-Zman

      my mistake. panel 2 and 4

    • Mystic Wolf

      Then Spo will make a great doctoral thesis!

  14. Secrettraveler

    …………advanced physics?
    And yeah for first ever Spo close up.

    • Dissension

      Advanced physics is largely comprised of complete gibberish. You can pretty much just make something up and say it applies on a universal or sub-universal scale and it’s instantly credible because it’s advanced physics.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        comprise means made of. you don’t need “of” when you use comprise. or you could use “consists of” and avoid the whole thing.

        • Rick Griffin

          Except no not really

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/comprise
            I was wrong of the definition, but it actually means “consists of” or “includes” so it should be “comprises” as in “the united states comprises 50 states”

          • Bino

            Yes but he was using a past progressive form, “the united states was comprised of 49 states”

          • Bino

            Oops meant present progressive

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I believe that would be “the United States used to comprise 49 states.”

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            but this correcting has gotten a bit out of hand, feel free to delete my grammar Nazism.

          • Mystic Wolf

            WTH Is grammar Nazism?

          • Rick Griffin

            Take a look at the “usage note” in the article you cited. Even if it says it’s criticized, I consider something that’s been common since the 19th century to be valid.

            Language is not a firm fixture dictated by the dictionary writers. Loosen up.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            grammar Nazism means the quality of being a grammar Nazi.

            people use double negatives often, does that mean that people using a double negative didn’t make no mistake?

          • Bino

            Double negatives can be used correctly in some situations… rarely.

          • Bino

            And a grammar nazi is someone who looks all over the internet for grammar mistakes and then instead of commenting about something related to the topic, they rant about the incorrect grammar displayed in the topic (or post in this case). Technically almost everyone who has participated in this conversation is a “grammar nazi”

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            you said “instead of commenting about something related to the topic,” so if we have said something relevant to the topic, we are not grammar Nazis. I did the original Nazism, so anyone responding to me is commenting about something relevant to the topic I started.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            and yes, I know double negatives are not ALWAYS not correct.

          • crabbadon

            No, they didn’t make no mistake, not unless they were attempting to imitate a particular register. Negative concord is common to many languages; I don’t see you walking around france screaming YOU’RE ALL WRONG ALL OF YOU SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.

        • Bino

          Nope hes right grammer nazi :P jk

        • Hera Ledro

          Actually, linguistically speaking “comprised of” is not redundant; comprised is synonymous to composed, consisted, and made – all of which are without the “of”.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      DIGGER!

    • Frank

      The body of advanced physics is built on the fact that we can’t be 100% sure of what happens at the sub-atomic scale, so anything goes.

    • Foxstar

      How about we drop this right now.

  15. Alex M.

    Oh no! A Thesis D:
    I love cheese!

  16. xhunterko

    Spo looks good up close in this style.

  17. Profesor Rod

    Spo close up in the new style. I like it! He looks pretty anthro, right up with the other pets :3

  18. anon_omis

    Some times, I dream of cheese….

  19. gaboris

    Well if Spo is already doing his thesis on the “I like cheese” concept, Squeak should do an antithesis that disproves it.
    When those two meet they will yield a synthesis. (Wonder if ANYone will get this NV reference!) :D

    • anon_omis

      Npoe

      • anon_omis

        *nope

        • gaboris

          … Ummm what? XD

          • anon_omis

            Don’t get the reference

          • gaboris

            Oh okay, then ya didn’ play New Vegas yet. :D

  20. Millerdark

    I wonder if Spoo and Fido will get their own arc?

  21. cesarinthewhitedragon

    wow, spo’s adorable!!! :D

    • Profesor Rod

      So what about semantics? OMG YOU ARE AN ADORABLE MOUSE! \o/

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Spo’s thesis is invalid, because I like cheese OMG YOU ARE AN ADORABLE MOUSE!

  22. NeX

    didnt get it but yay new strip :D

  23. Xanni

    “Impossible” or “possible”? It seems odd for Spo to say that it’s not possible, because then his thesis doesn’t make sense.

    • Profesor Rod

      Perhaps he is trying to demonstrate his thesis via reductio ad absurdum ?_?

    • Rick Griffin

      Impossible. Describing language with language creates absurdities of its own and it’s what we have to deal with regardless.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You can prove that mathematically.

        • WingedWolfGirl

          How? Dividing by zero?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Gödel’s incompleteness theorem.

            Basically, it proves that any system that is complex enough to attempt to describe itself is inherently incomplete or contradictory.

            Even if you have a tortoise-chomping record player.

      • Xanni

        Ah, I get it now – I was reading “so” as “in order that”, when you meant it in the sense of “therefore”. A comma before “so” would have helped. :)

  24. Lupus

    SPO <333

  25. Argent Stonecutter

    I’m used to mice having fur on their tails, so is Spo part rat?

    • Frank

      There are many species of mice that don’t have fur on their tails. They’re usually drawn with furry tails in cartoons because it’s easier

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I remember the mice we fed to the snakes in high school had lovely furry tails, as opposed to the raw scaly tails the rats had.

  26. FalconMage

    I didn’t realized it before but Fido sure has a large collar.

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    OT: Lana is a tomato-nabbig; fugitive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeezPigCn2k

  28. Hoheh

    Spo’s reasoning for his consistent state of grouchiness makes valid sense, however his argument for the meaning of all language feels sorely lacking. Positively hilarious, though.

    • Enty

      Sorry, what was that? I didn’t catch what you were saying, only heard something about how you liked cheese…

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        you like cheese too, Enty? that’s awesome. we all like cheese.

        • Mystic Wolf

          Join us, Hoheh, join us… MWAHAHAHA *corf corf*

          Do you want some mozzarella sticks?

          • anon_omis

            Ewwww! I wants teh mozzarella stickz!

          • anon_omis

            Oops! Wrong vocalization

  29. Kai

    Interesting. I see that Spo wants nothing more than world domination. He should talk to the ferrets, maybe they can buy it for him…. or at least a Death Star.

    And what shall become of poor Peanut… cause Grape’s gonna kill ‘im!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Different arc.

      • Frank

        This is an arc?

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          no, it’s a series of one-offs.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          The “snowed in” arc is an arc, and an arc is different from a one-off, which is a horse of a different color. But we don’t know which of the horses in the strip is the horse of a different color, and besides that was a different arc. Wait…

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            you’ve actually managed to hurt my brain. good show
            ^_Q

    • Argent Stonecutter

      However, I suspect that Peanut is going to be saved by an email from Res saying that he deleted the fanfic unread – because Miss Auburn’s lawyers insist “she” doesn’t read any fanfic lest “she” end up in legal shenanigans with an obsessed fan.

      • Mystic Wolf

        OMG Is Tarot with you? You can foresee everything :O!

      • Bino

        This guy has to be secretly rick

      • Enty

        Hey, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gapre became canon xD

    • anon_omis

      They want to eat Spo

  30. Hera Ledro

    Sadly, the alt-text is true, or at least in my experience. Most doctoral and honours theses are written on subjects such that you have to convince everybody that your point is valid, which often requires taking a defensive approach where you say, “This is my point, here are my arguments, here are some criticisms, and this is why they don’t apply”.

    Also, close-up of Spo! Huzzah! And more of the lovably-yet-disgustingly perfect Fido =3

    • silverfang16

      In theory if your point is valid you can eventually take an offensive stance.

      Fido would know! -_-

      • Mystic Wolf

        I know what I’m going to do! I’ll call Kevin and if someone ask a strange (and difficult) question, I’ll say… “TACKLE!”

        • silverfang16

          He will do it too!

  31. Naylorfan90

    Ooh, Spo closeup. :3

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      Sposeup.

      • Profesor Rod

        Sposeup = Proximity cuteness :D

  32. Pogiforce

    Didn’t somebody call that Rick would do a one-off today?

    • Mystic Wolf

      Yes, Argent Stonecutter.

      He foresaw this. So… Hey Argent! Pls, just say something to me in that moment!
      :3

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That would be me!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Though admittedly it wasn’t much of a challenge, since Rick said it was the end of the arc and he almost always follows an arc with one-offs.

  33. Tendo

    So that’s what Spo looks like

  34. Argh I be Captain Pea

    Good to see his cold is better

  35. Chip Uni

    Hah! My doctoral thesis was going to be about how everyone was OPENLY mocking me!

    (Though I freely admit, the textbook I’m writing is about how I’m openly mocking everyone else. I’m a bit of a mad scientist that way.)

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      mad angry or mad insane?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “He’s not mad, he just gets these headaches”.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        or are you really an angry chemist?

      • netherwolf

        mad,angry,insane..they all point to the straight-jacket.

        • nukedude51

          straight-jackets can make me think of so many jokes

      • Chip Uni

        Mad insane, of course.

        Or, as Spo has proven:

        I like cheese!

  36. silverfang16

    Oh god….I just got done doing one of those on the definition of “disease”. They are not pleasant!

  37. Tanglestalker909

    I just love Spo’s close-up. He’s so cute! :)

    • nukedude51

      its a mouse…..i once owned one……it hated me….mice arent cute….ferrets are

  38. Cruzor

    Good to see Spo and Fido again…Though I have to notice…that the piece of the book page is like the mouse (albeit dwarve mouse) eqivalent of a newspaper size piece of paper (10.5 mm x 16 mm)…though I guess it would tire poor Spo out to much to read the entirety of the page…I guess that is why you don’t see many obese mouse scholars or “bookworms”…cts (chuckles to self)…I guess it would be a pain in the butt for Spo or any other mouse to type up a paper or even chat on the internet…I guess for mice it would be like a huge “DDR” pad…

  39. E

    Spo can be a scientist!

  40. Bino

    Is my picture working? i know this is off topic but im new here and i spent like an hour trying to get my pic to work and i dont think its working

    • Millerdark

      just use the same email you put on Gravatar

      • Bino

        I am but i have no idea why it’s not working… Oh well better stop talking about it before dissension brings down the hammer

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Eight, sir; seven, sir;
          Six, sir; five, sir;
          Four, sir; three, sir;
          Two, sir; one!
          Tenser, said the Tensor.
          Tenser, said the Tensor.
          Tension, apprehension,
          And dissension have begun.

          • Guard99

            What?

  41. FerreTrip

    I love how Fido and Spo are friends. X3

    …Wait. You know what, this is true. Looking back on my experience with Music History III, which covered the 20th century, I could say ANYTHING is music and I’d get myself a Ph.D. and be in the same money rut as my dad! 8D

    …Oh. Wait. John Cage did that already.

    • WingedWolfGirl

      Language…music…
      Whatever you do, don’t get started on the subject of “art.”

      • Argent Stonecutter

        “The Art of the Deal” – Donald Trump. Now that’s art! That’s quality! How can mere painting and sculpture compete?

  42. Dissension

    Moderator Note: Please only post comments related to the subject of the current comic here. Off-topic comments are subject to deletion. For more varied discussion, check out the forums.

  43. ZV

    ahhhhh another Fido comic <3333333333

  44. Cofusm

    Gonna give Spo the Brock treatment, eh? All squinty, his eyes never to seen?

    • Frank

      Indeed, the biggest mystery of the Pokémon World is: what color are Brock’s eyes?

      • Dissension

        Which is not really relevant to the comic, but would be perfect for the forums.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          OK, so “what color are Spo’s eyes”?

        • Frank

          I was trying to Cofusm’s the joke… through another joke

          • Frank

            *trying to explain Cofusm’s joke, sorry

  45. .:DarkLeo:.

    I’m pretty sure Spo’s eyes are more than likely brown, while Brock’s eyes (Though unrelated to the comic but still a mystery) are more than likely straight black.

  46. huntersunday

    this mouse is going to change the way we people think about how they like cheese .
    nothing will make any sense any more lol!

  47. crabbadon

    ‘Linguistics’
    He keeps using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

    • Rick Griffin

      lin·guis·tics   
      –noun
      the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics.

  48. CaptainPea ARGH MATEY

    I love arguing with English teachers, because it’s impossible to win or lose (and they tell you that), but they tend to be so sure of their own opinions that they have no idea how to respond if you point out how their argument might not be true.

    I challenge myself to write all of my English papers with as much of a subtext of “I completely disagree with your opinions and the validity of this assignment” as I can get away with.