Things Fall Apart
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  1. Nick Crotser

    Peanut is naked

    • Tha Housedog


    • Chip Uni

      O NOES!

      Quick! The censor bar!

      • Frank

        Just get Rex to pixelate him in the editing process

    • gaboris
      • netherwolf

        pff,now why did you had to ruined the moment x3

        • gaboris

          Muhahahaha!!! >:D
          I’m EVIL! >:3

      • Shady Kitsune

        Cue fanart of collarless Grape.

        • gaboris

          Oh dear fanservice. XD

    • The Moon Howler

      Big deal. we already saw him naked :D
      But how Fox is making fun of Bino in front of everyone just made my day!
      just one question – who is the black dog next to Fox in panels 1-3

      • Big Fan

        According to the tags, one of two neighbor dogs.

        • Dissension

          The tags don’t actually specify how many neighbor dogs there are; at least two are seen blurred out in the background.

          • gaboris

            Don’ for get that there’s Mr. Infinity sign dog as well next to Fox. :D

          • Big Fan

            Yes, yes, I can’t count, I know. :p

    • Mystic Wolf

      He is so cuteeeee! :3

      • Mystic Wolf

        I mean, Peanut.

        I love Fox in second panel :D

    • JokkePokke

      Alt text:


      • Frank

        Which I totally find hilarious

  2. Ryufire

    I’ve lol’d!!!

  3. IceKitsune

    lol Naked Peanut awesome

    • TigerStryk

      I think hardly anyone saw that coming, I thought Bino would end up naked…
      That was extremely unforseen

  4. Nick Crotser

    Fox is looking a little… Woman like now

    • Cerveny

      Abit in the second panel

    • loomCAT

      Yes, he seems to be wearing Grape’s brand of smirk, doesn’t he?

      • Cerveny

        I think your right loom but he seems to be back to his normal self in the third panel

      • Frank

        Does this mean Fox and Grape have been hanging out together?

      • teeth

        yes, yes he does…

      • NykVerien

        More like Sabrina’s smirk to me.

    • Shady Kitsune

      Hmmm, his hip does have a SLIGHT curvyness on panel 2, but that’s not unheard of in males, is it?

      • Mr. Random

        His hip has a curve cuz he’s leaning back. And also, kitsune, I can only say that ur avatar is a win XDD

  5. xhunterko

    Can I just say ‘lol’?

    • netherwolf

      Yeah you can,and i second that tought ;3

  6. Foldo

    Fido is not the first one we see naked in this arc, finally. xD

    • Dissension

      Erm. Do you mean Bino?

      • Cerveny

        We never really saw bino naked. he was hideing behind things most if not all the time

        • Dissension

          I’m aware. I was asking whether Foldo was referring to Bino when he said “Fido.”

          • Cerveny

            Im sorry i misread

      • Foldo

        Why each time I confuse their names? -_-” (and yes, I mean Bino)

    • Zaneko

      Rick is pushing the PG ratings with all this nudity.

      • RegularBird

        Kinda, but not too much.

  7. Cerveny

    Peanut is streaking D:

    • huntersunday

      I just think Peanut doesn’t care

      • Cerveny

        Good point XD

        • Leinad

          the difference being….?
          both of them end up in intentional nudity.

  8. netherwolf

    lol,Peanut’s naked and he doesn’t have a censor bar,awesome! x3

    • Ryufire

      Peanut is awesome no matter the outcome! :D

      • Mystic Wolf

        Oooooh! He looks really macho! xD

  9. SuicidalLemming

    Lol, Fox is awesome. But whose that guy standing next to him? :I

  10. Private Elliot


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    • Fox

      I was about to post a more lengthy post, but since my previous post got already deleted by [echomachine] an admin [/echomachine] I will just leave it to this. (And i’m expecting to see this deleted too because it contains an opinion! O.o)

      • Rick Griffin

        How does this post, about having a post, contain an opinion?

        My favorite part is where people always assume I’m interested in squashing opinions, once their opinions start breaking the rules. Like, we can have either rules OR opinions.

  12. Z24

    Peanut kinda looks like he has swimming trunks. Just a thought.

    And i can’t take my mind off of those unfocused neighbour dogs XD

    • huntersunday

      I know right I love how Fox is still laughing in the last panel

      • Z24

        The brown dog is giving me the creeps…

  13. Private Elliot

    That golden like colored dog with the blue color is just standing there in the background.
    Not moving.
    Not blinking.
    What could it mean!?

    • Private Elliot

      *Collar, not color twice.

    • Frank

      Hush! Don’t distract him! He’s in his role!

      • Z24

        I wonder what was the motivation Bino told him?

    • The Moon Howler

      isn’t that golden retriever-like dog look like one of you avatars, Eliot?
      *flashback* i remember seeing that fan comic made by Lightwolf21, you know, the one where you were hanged on the wooden fence by both Lightwolf and Da Housedog *end of flashback* i mean that one :D

      ok end of off-topic!

      • Private Elliot

        @Moon Howler

        Now that you mention it…yeah…

        • Hoheh

          Thunderheart, the Jakkai Rhea met while going out for food? Your avatar. Curious.

          • Private Elliot

            I have different ones on the forums.

    • Blaze

      Now that you mention it, there does seem to be quite a crowd growing…

  14. Hoheh

    Nekkid Peanut!

  15. Shake

    Peanut sure looks confident there.

  16. Lupus

    I’ve always loved Fox, but my respect for him just went by about 10 times…

    • The Moon Howler

      only 10?

    • silverfang16

      Yes! He is finally truly showing he is not under Bino’s paw!

      • huntersunday

        he beats him up all the time i never really thought that he was under Bino’s paw but you are right it does show Fox staying out of Bino’s group

        • silverfang16

          Maybe not in the direct sense, but he does tend to follow his lead.

      • Z24

        When will the coup d’ etat against Bino for the leadership of the Good ol’ dogs club start?

        • Hoheh

          I could have sworn Fido returning already did that in the dogs’ minds.

          • Aenbr

            Yeah, I have to agree with you. Fido returning left Bino out of ‘control’ of everyone but his little posse.

          • Z24

            But I think Bino’s still the de facto boss

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I guess. Fido’s probably too busy with his K-9 duties to fulfill the duties of GODC leader.

  17. Pokeblue

    Lol, I wonder what Peanut is doing without his collar. He looks a little odd without it on, but whatever, I think looks a little cute.

  18. Blaze


  19. Blaze

    Somebody’s going to the pound…

  20. gaboris

    See Bino? THIS is why ya should NEVER work with amateurs on a self written, self narrated, self edited and handcam recorded movie. Go for the OSCAR… or what is it for housepets and furries? Maybe Beethoven? XD
    BTW cheap shot Peanut. CHEAP SHOT! Why can’t ya leave Bino in the spotlight for once? :p
    (P.S.: I got nothing agains Peanut, I love that lil food product. X3 )

    • Z24

      Bino’s acting deserves an Oscar

      *Bring Oscar, the security guy, so he can take this dog out!*

  21. Inu

    Dare I ask WHY Peanut is naked?

    • Frank

      For the lulz?

      I’m guessing he saw Bino naked through the window earlier, and thought “Yay! It’s run-around-outside-without-your-collars day!”

      • Dissension

        I endorse this speculation. Or he likes to swim in the river and his collar would be unnecessary weight.

        • Aenbr

          Yeah, I agree with you. it has to be some thing Peanut-y… maybe he’s playing some game that involves taking off his collar?

          • Frank

            Peanut playing a game that does not involve paper bags?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            or nintendo?

          • Leitrean

            or throwing buckets of water at a ceiling fan?

    • GameCobra

      my speculation is Peanut was just itchy and just happened to hear the commotion during that time he took the collar off to scratch it.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I’m guessing that the first time around he came by and said that line, so he decided to pull Bino’s chain for the replay.

  22. scarletwolf

    Ha, don’t think i have heard “pencil neck” put any nicer than that.

    • Shady Kitsune

      Actually I think this has been the meanest way I’ve heard “pencil neck” used.

  23. Corodan

    Why does that chest look obscenely fluffy to me.

    I know it’s totally normal, dangit.

  24. RegularBird

    OH WOW, I was not expecting that. xD

  25. Russiarules1

    OH! I almost totally called it! A wet dog (and kinda shy… well, shy is not exactly the word) and a collarless dog.
    Peanut wins.

    For some reason, this reminds me of CUTE WIN FAIL videos of Tobuscus.
    CUTE – Everyone… I think
    WIN – Peanut
    FAIL – Bino

    Why do I keep comparing Housepets! with YouTube?

  26. Authur

    Well at least Bino found a great swimming hole for the warmer weather to come. That, and Peanut is naked, so everybody wins. Yay! ^_^

  27. Frank

    Peanut’s adorability just increased a tenfold

    • Leitrean

      Peanut looks very macho without a collar

  28. Frank

    Also, love that Fox gets away with calling Bino a fathead

    • Leitrean

      his ego prevents him from hearing insults

      • Aenbr

        How true.

      • Shady Kitsune

        You sure it’s his ego, and not the fat blocking his ears? XD

  29. silverfang16

    Housepets, pushing the rating system to the edge!

  30. kimba

    this is going to be a great video when its done

  31. ~Xu-kitty

    Feast your eyes, ladies; you got your Peanut Pinup! XDD

  32. Max Wolfe

    Naked Peanut > Naked Bino
    Does anyone agree otherwise?

    • Frank

      We never actually saw… Bino…

      • Aenbr

        Its the concept, not the reality; and personally, I have to agree with it..

  33. RaymanX11

    I have a question, so let me get this straight. Peanuts Tarot dates, dates, grapes … (can not remember), but know that you love Grape Peanut … So they’re secretly in love with each other? And do love thing alone right?


    Binus beter recover th censour bar, or problems with PG will come :3

    • RaymanX11

      I have a doubth, so let me get this straight. Peanuts dates Tarot. Grapes dates … (dont remember), but she knows that Peanut loves her, right? … So they secretly are in love with each other? And they do love things alone?
      If got it rigth. So am i rigth or wrong or 50%/50%


      Binus beter recover th censour bar, or problems with PG will come :3

      P.S- Sorry for the bad english at first

      • Frank

        “Peanuts Tarot dates, dates, grapes” actually makes sense when you think of it, but that’s probably not the sense you intended

        • RaymanX11

          i type to fast and im not english xD

          • RaymanX11

            could you explain that, because i dind get it

        • Frank

          1. “Peanut’s tarot-dates date grapes”: Peanut owns a series of tarot cards which tell you when grapes will go bad
          2. “Peanuts-Tarot Dates, dates, grapes”: A peanut company that also sells dates (a fruit from a palm tree) and grapes
          3. “Peanut-Tarot-dates date Grape”: When Peanut and Tarot go out on a date, this “date”, despite being an abstract concept, manages to ask Grape to go out on a date with it.

          There’s probably more, but that’s the ones I could think of. Again, none of them sounds like what you intended

          • RaymanX11

            No, it wasnt inded my intend, but you got there a good point of view, especiallyl at 1 and 3

      • Aenbr

        Yes; Peanut dates Tarot, and Grape dates a cat named Maxwell. Grape knows that Peanut has a crush on her, and Peanut knows that Grapes knows that he has a crush on her. Grape said that she isn’t interested in dogs, so Peanut and Grape don’t secretly date. Yayz for the longest comment I’ve ever written.

  34. Argent Stonecutter

    Things fall apart
    The center cannot hold
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.

    • Leitrean

      no that’s just bino’s ego.

      • Shady Kitsune

        I’d take the anarchy unleashed over Bino’s ego, thank you.
        Can I get a cola with that too?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          All I got here is a falcon circling in a widening gyre, and a frustrated falconer.

  35. Tara

    I don’t recognize the black dog with the chain around it’s collar at all. Who is that? o_o

    • Argent Stonecutter

      “Neighbor Dog”

    • Frank

      See if you can find him in the background during “Fido’s return”, probably with a different collar

  36. sonic id furreh!!!


  37. Kitch

    Peanut has nothing to be ashamed of. ;3

  38. Leitrean

    Peanut just keeps getting cooler and cooler

  39. Leitrean

    Wow i just realized its been over a month since we last saw peanut

  40. Vlad the Cat

    They are measuring their necks… xD

    • netherwolf

      Peanut wins x3

  41. leaffly

    Yay! Peanut! :D

  42. Naylorfan90

    Holy guacamole! When was the last time we saw Fox?!

  43. Hera Ledro

    Interesting blurring effect. I don’t recall seeing it used in previous strips (of course my memory is far from perfect). Is this a new tool/update for the program?

    • Frank

      I’m guessing that without the excuse of the cameracoder, there isn’t really a reason for it

  44. Deezy

    Fox making fun of Bino FTW! “Compared to the national average” I guess thats true with necks?And Peanut’s no shame is too cool

  45. huntersunday

    I must say i laughed so hard at Bino’s line in the third panel it was just to funny XD

  46. Anubis

    Okay, I did NOT see that last panel coming.

    My hats off to you, Rick.


    You’re a genius Rick! 20 Internets for you my good man!

  48. Avansis

    I like how Bino is like.. the only dog who has issues with being collarless.

    • GameCobra

      Bino seems to be the only one so far (and probably Grape) that thinks like a human in terms of being naked. In Housepets, a pet without his collar is considered naked, but it looks like some pets might consider it something like the human version of being naked without clothes while others really don’t see what the big deal is considering like real pets they walk around with no clothes on. Take Peanut for example.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I think Grape was more concerned that she was naked in a strange place where she might be mistaken for a feral…

        • Aenbr

          Ah but Grape was a cat.

          • Frank

            Maybe for cats, being feral is considered bad, but for dogs, being a feral gives them celebrity status?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Grape seems more aware of cause-and-effect than Peanut.

      • Avansis

        Yeah that’s what I meant. What we’ve seen Bino is the only one making a big deal out of it. In this arc Rex and Fox have already said it’s nothing to be ashamed of but Bino thinks otherwise. Peer pressure most probably.

        And if I recall correctly, Grape only freaked out about it because, like Stonecutter said, she has abandonment issues. She was a stray after all.

        • GameCobra

          All the more reason though she might be taking after the humans more =P

          Not saying she’s thinking like Bino though in terms of nakedness since she even goes into Earl’s shower at one point just to satisfy her curiosoty (lawls =3) but she may think alot like a human in terms of sensitivity since it was humans that adopted her.

        • Leitrean

          Bino having a problem with it probably has something to do with him thinking his neck is either too small or so big that it makes everyone nervous so he doesn’t like being naked.

          grape on the other hand is a female cat, her being a girl probably contributes to the sensitivity of being collarless, just look at real life,
          boys go around with nothing but their underwear (or sometimes nothing) for years of their life, and usually don’t have a problem with walking around the house in their boxers, while girls mostly wear a shirt, underwear and pants/shorts (for obvious reason) even when alone and at home.

          also in this comic cats are portrayed as deeper thinkers and more introverted, which would make them feel much more uncomfortable in awkward social positions.

          grapes abandonment issues may play a role in her feelings of being mistaken for a feral, but i believe that her close knit relationship with her family and peanut have cemented the fact that she won’t be abandoned ever again.

          Bino on the other hand may just be suffering from the Napoleon complex and doesn’t like to be seen in ways that make him look vulnerable.

          or they could just not like being naked :P

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What Grape was freaking about when she was collarless was getting caught and sent to the pound as a feral.

            Grape is more aware of the world and consequences than Peanut, which is why Peanut wasn’t freaked out.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Bino is freaking out about it because – rule of funny.

          • Leitrean

            But can you be completely certain?
            unless rick specifically said that (please correct me if he did)
            it is open to speculation as to why they reacted the way they did.

  49. Not EGS

    Yep, it’s comparable. Nothing said about HOW it compares…

  50. BlueAnubis

    The real reason Bino is afraid to go around without a collar is because his neck is so thin, he’s afraid that if he turns too fast, his head will just pop right off.

    Peanut, on the other hand, is so buff and thick-necked, he can take anything anyone says about him wearing that big goofy grin we’ve come to know and love. ;3

  51. Hoheh

    Peanut unabashedly doing what Bino was afraid to do is going to leave a mark in Bino’s pride…

  52. TigerStryk

    I can honestly say I did not see that coming
    I have failed you Zhuge Liang…

  53. TigerStryk

    Curses, my avatar!
    When will Bino learn to think out his plans?

  54. Aenbr

    Peanut…you’re naked…

  55. veganpolice117

    Just want to let you know how awesome it is that you’ve been updating every day. I’ve been stuck at home with a kidney stone and having a new comic to read every day gives me something to look forward to! Thanks Rick!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      but… he only updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

      • Frank

        I’m guessing this is another way to say he’s happy Rick got his computer fixed

      • veganpolice117

        Oh really? I didn’t know when he updates and I’ve kinda lost track of the days. Thanks for telling me, I now know when to check in!

        • Leitrean

          must be the drugs they gave you

    • Leitrean

      Kidney stones suck..

      i hope that goes well for you man, they can be really debilitating

  56. Eli

    lol oh Peanut. I wonder why he’s running about in the “nude”

  57. Jennifer the Dark

    Ah, Fox! He’s my favorite :3

  58. WingedWolfGirl

    I can’t believe you got away with this dialog on this page.
    But then, this is HousePets, it is just awesome like that.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      well it is his comic. if he doesn’t feel it violates the rating, it doesn’t.

  59. Dogs Rule27

    Um… Peanut’s not wearing a collar why exactly???

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      it’s a mystery.

    • darkgloomie

      We do hear from Fox that his head is far too big for such a nimble neck, so…

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I thought that “big head” comment was figurative, as in he is narcissistic.

    • Espemon333

      He’s Bino’s stunt double.

      • Dogs Rule27

        I’m not exactly sure he is other wise he would be filming with Rex ready for when he’s needed and wasn’t.

  60. Dogs Rule27

    Hmm… I think Bino is over reacting a little bit.
    Or a lot, he could be over reacting a lot too.

  61. Dogs Rule27

    Wait a second!! Who’s Fox talking to? I don’t recognize the collar!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      minor character.

      • Dogs Rule27

        Okay I get it. He or she is just an extra character used for someone other than another character to say mean comments about Bino. That makes perfect sense. Thnx.

  62. Mystery Ezekude

    And Peanut makes a cameo. His involvement in Bino’s movie will definitely get some laughs in the future.

  63. Jakani

    Go Peanut!!!!

  64. FenixWong951

    Have someone noticed the face in the background?!?!?!?!?!?

    • The Moon Howler

      Which one?

      • FenixWong951

        The big brown thing in the background whit a blue mouth and nose and white eyes…

        • Dissension

          That’s one of two dogs in the background; he has a blue collar. The other dog’s collar is brown.

          • FenixWong951

            Huh…diferentes points of view……

    • Dissension

      Are you referring to the two dogs in the background?

  65. Gabu

    Peanut is so cute :3

  66. RockstarRaccoon

    Woo! We have a streaker here! :D

  67. xUnsanctionedx

    Wow. Peanuts neck is so…thick


  68. Leinad

    i’m not sure how to feel about the background here. it looks almost… impressionist, wheras Ricks’s usual stuff is really detailed.

    also, i hope we get to see more of that black ‘neighbor dog”. his chain-esque collar looks AWESOME.

  69. Alphonse

    Oh, woe is the day. The day I click the next button, and it does not work…
    Now I must impatiently wait amongst the rest of you.

    I am not entirely certain, though, I believe the “neck” conversation has come up before…

  70. peanut

    Naked peanut looks cool

  71. J.J.

    OMG! Peanut! You’ve been … no more ring around the collar!

    Peanut is Naked! Peanut is Naked! Peanut is … ah heck with it.

  72. Vanroth

    lol Peanut, you have the greatest natural sense of timing, ever.

    • Vanroth

      when it comes to ruining Bino’s rants and speeches that is.

  73. SeriouSquid

    At first, I thought the collar on the blurred out figure in the distance was a smile, it freaked me out D:

  74. Pogiforce

    Peanut seems genuinely clueless here. WHich makes me wonder what happened to his collar. o.O Again, he seems genuinely clueless, so I don’t think he took it off just to spite Bino.

    Also. Fox invented new adjective. Pencilly, go!

  75. Tgpd

    I love Fox. He is one of the best characters. Fox Peanut and King. His expressions in this one are priceless

  76. Leitrean
  77. Hera Ledro

    In retrospect, with the whole movie thing (see next strip), one could see Peanut as posing here. How…interesting?

  78. king the wolf

    is that king