The comic that was supposed to run on Friday!

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  1. Quote

    They seem like they’d make a cute couple.

    • RegularBird

      Definitely make a cute couple.

      • Leitrean

        wait cerb is a GIRL?!?!?!?!!? lol jk XD don’t hurt me rick…

        ALT TEXT: Yes Cerb is a girl now quiet i have a headache

        • BlueAnubis

          But is she a girl, or thr*Crossbowed*

          • Keldor

            She is a girls.

          • Mettlebird

            Oops… Sorry about the crossbow… I have really bad aim… xD

        • Argent Stonecutter

          And the headache represents…?

          • Leitrean

            the headache represents my head hurts so shut up :3

      • Foxstar

        The jokes end here folks. No more complaining.

        • Leinad

          whaaa? who’s complaining?

    • Stainless Steel Fox

      Yes, but a couple of what?

      Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

    • Faved

      I wonder what that would be like?

  2. Jrogenshin

    Hehe! Who would’ve known Pete would be that close to the heaven and hell? XD

  3. x6tr2ni

    Ouch, can’t believe he didnt realize he broke his wings! LOL

    • Jrogenshin

      I can’t believe he just realized he almost got his butt bit! :P

      • Secret Agent 000

        …And I can’t believe it’s not butter!

        • Darkfur

          …But Chuck Norris can!

  4. IceKitsune

    lol nice yep looks like the ball is headed towards earth.

    • Big Fan

      And King finds it, and gains control of his life.

      • huntersunday

        but we already control our lifes he probably would be abel to see his future though

  5. LegendaryHero

    Oooooooh, so close!

  6. leaffly

    It would have been interesting to learn their pass as they fought each other :3

    • silverfang16

      I believe I can help with that! They met at a UnU party, dated for a while, then broke up……and we all had cake.

      THE END

      • natranr

        But…but the cake is a lie.

        • darkgloomie

          Thus why they broke up.

  7. loomCAT

    Cerberus’s expression in the second panel. Just… lol.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Ditto. You can feel her pain!

    • Secret Agent 000

      …Which one?

  8. lolparty

    Nice to see you back Rick

  9. Leitrean

    crazy ex-girlfriends, who doesn’t have them?

    • IceKitsune

      Except this one really isn’t crazy just doing her job to protect things in Heaven from being stolen.

      • Leitrean

        but he said “now i remember why i broke up with you” so she probably did this a lot for various reasons XD

        • GameCobra

          I would think it’s more of a persistant attitude than the fact they fought alot. would seem silly if they did this on a regular basis, but then again, they are cosmic beings >.>

          Besides, she can hold it personal and do her job just fine. Pete is probably making it more personal than it looks.

          • Leitrean

            maybe but she did say “it was a million and ONE! Jerk!”

    • Pokelova

      Me. :|

    • Keldor

      I dunno – perhaps it should be “crazy ex-bboyfriends”? I mean, all evidence suggests that Pete is the crazy one here.

      • Secret Agent 000

        …Obviously not.
        They’re BOTH insane.

      • Lenn

        Yeah seriously…I get a kick out of pete, but I’d never date him…I mean…eek….

  10. Asteri

    hmmmm so who will acquire that ball… hmmmm…
    …why was pete trying to get that ball?
    what IS that ball anyways?
    why am I asking so much q- *tranquilized*

    • Leitrean

      read the past comics, it’s king’s (AKA joel’s) fate.

    • Asteri

      ohhh it’s King’s fate?

    • Frank

      Oh, you really didn’t know? I thought you were just misquoting Neruda

  11. xhunterko

    Yay! Comic’s back and Rick is okay!

    • Leitrean

      Nah, he’s a zombie now and decided to keep updating the comics and eat brains.

      • BlueAnubis

        Which makes him that mch more awesome. Except now I can’t invite him over for dinner without going to a specialty store and making everyone reach for their shotguns.

      • loomCAT

        No, Rick, you are the demons.
        And then Rick was a zombie!

        …I am truly sorry for that statement.

  12. BlueAnubis

    I’m forced to wonder, is the impled word on panel 4 considered a curse if it is said to one (three?) That is the literal sence of the word? And would it be singular or plural?


    • Frank

      It’s my fault whatever your filthy mind is thinking
      –Brooke McEldowney, being sarcastic

      Why go for a swear word when “you crazy women” fits so well?

      • BlueAnubis

        Hmm… good point. I have no one to blame but myself… and that hippity-hop music… and television. I think that’s all*Crash!*

        And video games! You’re a serial killer because you play video games!!

        Go away, Jacko! No one likes or believes you!

  13. GameCobra

    Yeah, i would run too after nearly getting bit in the butt =3

    I’ve taken a shine to Cerberus already. Not because she knows Pete though, but because she seems very determined just by watching her <3

    • KnightPuppy

      You said it, and besides, it’s about time SOMEONE bit pete in the butt!

  14. Keldor

    And… there goes the orb…

  15. Elwood Blutarsky

    Pete could legitimately lose this one…

    • GameCobra

      There is a foreshadowing at the start of the arc that it MAYBE possible.

  16. Hoheh

    Technically accurate curse cut short.

  17. IceKitsune

    I wonder is that tanish brown square on the right side of the gate a doggy door of some kind or just a decoration? It does look like all the doors on the houses so it might be.

    • Zarvain

      Most likely a staff door of some kind. Either leading into a guard post (as in most walled city gates next to said gate) or maintenance access for wall/stuff contained in wall.

      • Frank

        Well, you don’t expect St. Peter to open the big gate just to greet a new arrival, do you? He goes out the staff door, checks him/her, and then opens the gates from the outside as the herald angels play a fanfare!

  18. Thoth

    Now, judging by the scale near the top of the gate, the fate-orb will easily fit between the bars. It may well still have some forward momentum too… So, if it does roll through/under the gate, and so passes out of heaven, where will it “fall” to?

    Presumably we have at least three possibilities (another astral plane, housepets earth, and lower planes), but I could think of more.

    What would be most amusing? Hitting Bino in the head? Becoming a shiny plaything for the ferrets? Getting picked up by Sasha and used as a paperweight? Landing in jail, or in the pound, and drawing Joel / King to it? Caught by a demon? Drops into Joel/Kings hands because it has a natural affinity for him? Vanishes when it passes the gate without someone holding it? (Your fate is…. beyond the influence of heaven!).

    And then, of course, we have whatever it does, if anything.

    With no data to go on, it’s random speculation time! What does everyone here think would be most amusing?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Oooh! A shiny!

    • silverfang16

      I wonder what kind of horrible things Bino could do with King’s fate….

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        He’d probably just pawn it and buy some dog biscuits. Bino is a meanie but he’s not too mean and he wouldn’t know what to do with an orb of someone’s fate.

        He wouldn’t even know what that is, he’s not the smartest dog in Babylon Gardens

        • Thoth

          Who knows? Maybe it just takes ill-wishing; Bino’s got plenty of that, or he wouldn’t have bothered with the catnip bomb.

    • IceKitsune

      I bet it gets passed around Babylon Gardens to just about everyone finally ending up with King.

      • Thoth

        I like that one. It could be an entire “follow the bouncing ball” arc.

    • GameCobra

      My guess is it either lands in the Zoo, Tarot mistakens it for a fortune-telling ball (and yet she’s the one that knows King’s human,lol) or we get into details of the orb itself instead.

      Say for example some bird uses the orb as a cushion for a nest. Sure, we won’t know that’s happening maybe, but chances are if King starts craving eggs for breakfast when he clearly knows he don’t like eggs, something fishy is going on =3

    • Frank

      What, you think it’s too heavy to just rest on the cloud?

      • Leitrean

        Physics, how do they work?

      • Thoth

        Well, Pete was using his wings to get there – although that might just have been to slip over the wall – and the “sitting in the clouds” thing does usually imply either that it’s not on anything solid or else is on a very high peak.

        Occasionally it’s implying you’re over a misty valley or lake, but that’s less usual.

        As for physics… only intermittently.

      • Hera Ledro

        In response to you (and the others above this post), I would pose a question:

        How did Cerberus get up there? If the ball is too heavy to be on the clouds then surely a massive dog demon/spirit/whatever is. Unless we’re considering weight in terms of magical potency, which may or may not mean that Cerberus and Pete are both heavier than the fate orb (its magical/divine nature may prove more ‘heavy’ than its physical weight).

        There’s lots of factors to consider. But…this is a web-comic; I’m not going to spend hours grueling over the physics of the Housepets! divinity xD

        • Thoth

          Well, since Pete can make astral jumps from place to place, and carry physical objects along, his wings are not generally necessary – but it looks like he actually used them to get to “heaven” this time (and, from the next strip, intended to use them to escape).

          Ergo, perhaps making astral jumps would leave some sort of traces or would be officially noted, whereas flying over the walls allows for burglary.

          Thus Cerberus, who is arriving “legally”, can just appear, whereas Pete is trying to get around the rules.

          There are lots of other possible explanations too, but that’s the first one which comes to mind.

  19. Argent Stonecutter

    Man, he’s taking U&U seriously if he’s still trying to blatantly rip off the orb even after he’s been so profoundly busted.

  20. silverfang16

    It’s amazing that orb hasn’t broken yet, assuming it can anyway.

  21. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Teleporting-close-to-the-previous-person-who-touched-it orb of whiteness.

  22. Pokeblue

    He should be more cautious, he almost got his tail bitten off. It kinda makes me wonder a little who broke it off first.

  23. cesarinthewhitedragon

    oh gods, king’s ball will keep moving until… it falls? D:

  24. Profesor Rod

    Oh, excuses Pete! You DATED AND DUMPED Cerberus, what did you expect? It’s just a flesh wound, MAN UP!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      actually, the flesh looks untouched. it’s more of a bone wound.

    • Thoth

      Be fair: she might have dumped him. Could anyone blame her?

  25. WyldKAT


    Couldn’t Pete just magic his wings to fix them?

    • Koran

      You do realise how tough that would be to do WHILE RUNNING right?

    • Rick Griffin

      I’m going by the rule of thumb: damage to a celestial being BY a celestial being is much harder to fix

      • tuctchone

        you have a point there

      • Leitrean

        so if say he was wounded by a mortal, it would heal much more quickly if not instantaneously?

        • IceKitsune

          I would assume that would depend on how strong what ever the mortal hit them with was. On average yeah I would assume it would.

        • Secret Agent 000

          …I think it’s like the difference between getting hit by a toy car and a real car; the toy car can’t do nearly as much damage, so any wounds you get from it would be easier to heal from than, say, the same speed behind a real one; it’s just that much more powerful in the first place, but if that toy car was somehow bigger than a real car, then it probably would do more damage; similarly, a mortal wouldn’t do much damage normally due to being so weak comparatively, but a strong enough one would likely be able to hypothetically do a LOT of damage.

      • silverfang16

        That will work.

  26. microbuss

    Hehe God is going to get angry with these 2 fighting in Heaven ROFLMAO

  27. Rayne

    Oh the wonders of implied profanity. The one thing every cartoon got away with at least once.

  28. Roadrunner23

    Oh, Rick! I’m Soooooo happy to see you and your comic again! T_T
    And, Pete’s face in the first panel is real epic! lol

  29. Shake

    You go Pete! Keep digging that hole!

  30. Salenstormwing

    “Now is the time for the biting of the tooshies!”

    • Dena

      “Don’t be a weird boy.”

      • Leitrean

        uuuh.. what?

        • silverfang16

          Road Rovers.

          • Salenstormwing

            Glad someone else remembers that cartoon as well. Where’s my boxset, WB?!?

          • silverfang16

            Of course! It was my favorite cartoon when I was little.

  31. T-Squared

    I suppose the word Pete was doing to say after his wings were broken would have been appropriate in this circumstance. XD (Panel 4)

    Also, GUH. (Panel 5)

    Also, DENIED. XD (Panel 8)

  32. T-Squared

    After all, Cerb IS female. *wink wink*

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Thank goodness for that, did you see panel 2?

      • darkgloomie

        A hit there hurts females too ._. just because one’s missing external equipment doesn’t mean it can’t get damaged all the same.

        (besides, Pete looked like he aimed a little higher than that. Celestial Being or not, he’s still a man, and man-pride dictates you ALWAYS avoid groin attacks)

    • Foxstar

      Yes she is. Stop trying to imply things.

  33. T-Squared

    *smacks the emote generator*

    I meant to say (Panel 8 )…

  34. WingedWolfGirl

    Panel 3 is epic.
    But oh, Panel 4.

  35. Chip Uni

    Am I the only one who looks at the panels and thinks:

    Panel 4 : WOW, those are hy00ge wings.

    Panel 5 : WOW, is Pete flexible.

    • gaboris

      Well he IS a magical dohicky so things like proportions or a spine doesn’t matter much to him. XD

  36. Frank

    Am I the only one that hears a dramatic brass section playing in his head every time he reads this?

    • Leitrean

      nope. i do too, with a bit of percussion too

  37. Hypergenesis

    Broken wings…
    A cloud city..
    Escape = ?

    Of course… Legendary, Shapeshifting, Supernatural, Cosmic being.

    I might have no idea of what I’m saying.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Release the Kracken?!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Shapeshift into a cartoon character, run out of the gate, legs windmilling, until you realize you’re not standing on anything. Plummet in a burst of feathers, with the fate ball left behind until your talons reach from the bottom of the screen to grab it. Land in a hole shaped exactly like your profile, clamber out of it, cough once (emitting a cloud of smoke), shake yourself all over, and then dart off (legs blurring into a cloudy circle) just as your nemesis crashes to the ground behind you.

      • Frank

        Then have the camera focus on you and say “Th–th–thee, th–th–thee, that’s all folks!”

  38. gaboris

    YAAAY! Good to see you back Rick and you even got back in the MOST perfect time for me so thx. X3
    Oh and YAAAY more badguy bashing! Double thx. XD

  39. Z24

    King: “I feel like a dog and a bird are fighting over my fate… And they have marital problems!”

    • huntersunday

      King: ” For some reason I feel as if I should slightly hate Pete right now and be a little more carefuller around woman”

      • Z24

        King: “That’s it! I’m quitting orange soda for good!”

        • Keldor

          King: “For some reason I feel as if I should be hating Pete slightly more than usual right now. There’s also something about multi-headed dogs. How odd.”

  40. tuctchone

    almost there!!!!! *taken to the bottomless abyss*

  41. Frank

    There was something I was going to say this morning… oh yeah, I remember now! Good to see the “pearly gates” actually “pearly” and not “golden” for once

  42. darkgloomie

    Now I’m waiting for Pete to make some dog-related comment that, given the situation at hand and who he’d be making it to, would be demeaning.

    Something along the lines of “Down, girl!” or “Heel”, though I can’t fathom how he’d end up making such a comment ._.

    • Frank

      I’m more concerned at how he’d survive making such a comment

      • loomCAT

        Simple: he wouldn’t. ^^

        • silverfang16

          He won’t anyway.

      • Zarvain

        Cosmic being: even if he didn’t ’survive,” he’d get better. =P

  43. CaptainPea

    Heaven 1 has no path leading from its exit! Construct a path to avoid guests getting lost.

  44. CaptainPea

    No tags?

    • Rick Griffin

      Whoops; I seem to have messed up my edit post stuff and I forgot that the tags thing was in there

      • Leitrean

        sokay, we can understand you’re kinda rushed right now XD

  45. Shaex

    I wonder what Pete was going to say next

    • silverfang16


    • hamtaro

      more like how he’s going to end up looking like

  46. Jennifer the Dark

    Ha, Pete totally deserved that XD

  47. Alphonse

    Welcome back Rick.
    I enjoy the filler, makes for good repertoire in all.
    Quick question, or three, or something.
    Panel two has a UFO just above Cerbera, anyone care to identify?
    I suppose if we are talking cosmologically, would it be this hard to just be somewhere else?

    • Thropian

      I think that’s just background art… it seems irrelevant to progressing the story


      It’s a UFO, there’s no point in identifying it xD

      • Alphonse

        It seems prevalent, if you look at it under the right lens. I was not completely sure on it.

  48. nukedude51

    ha!….i dont get it :l jk anyway goodbye fate orb

  49. JokkePokke

    I just wanted to say that this is a truly awesome comic, it’s the Nr. 1! comic on my list, and I don’t know about you, but this comic could never get any better, because it’s already PERFECT! ( Tho we want more King strips, he’s SO cuuute! <3 :3 )

    GREAT work Rick, we all think you're the BEST (at least I do)! Keep 'Em Comin'!

    • Zarvain

      Say, speaking of number 1, did you know this comic is up for an Ursa Major award? Why not help vote it number 1 before the voting closes?
      Haven’t seen any links yet around here, hope no one gets upset with me mentioning.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        it was on the forums. join.

  50. lucamaster

    2 things, as long as king is in it, i don’t care what the H*** you do, plus i kinda love how u made Cerberus a girl.
    But shes too good for pete

    • Mr. Random

      I thought EVERYONE was too good for Pete.

      They don’t call me Mr. Random for nothing :P

      • Thoth

        Well, there’s always Hela, Hecate, or perhaps the Morrigan.

  51. CaptainPea

    So, “Kick” had too many letters?

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      no, but that isn’t the sound a kick makes. a kick makes a kik sound.

      • CaptainPea

        That doesn’t affect the pronunciation, and “snatch” makes a “snatch” sound rather than “snach”.
        Of course, “snatch” is an unsound effect to begin with, so maybe the same rules don’t apply.

        • Shaex

          so punch could be pnch if we go by how rick did it

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            no, punch will always be “pawnch”

          • Shaex

            i replied to the wrong comment- i meant to do it after brent

          • Shaex

            dang it!!!!! late!!!

  52. Mr. Random

    What I saw:
    “there’s the gate, come on…yes!”
    *2 seconds later*

    They don’t call me Mr. Random for nothing :P

  53. Hopper200456

    Honestly, I don’t think this is the first girl to do this.

  54. FerreTrip

    Panel 2: OOOOoooh, that’s gotta hurt…Proves Pete’s no slouch, though.

    WOW, Pete’s wings are huge in panel 4 O.O But wait…what chance does he think he has of escaping HEAVEN if he can’t fly, let alone someone who’s probably a lot more used to being on the ground?

    I’m loving the wonderful action we’re seeing here. It’s such a rare thing in this comic, not that that’s a bad thing.

  55. Viethra

    It would be awesome if this were animated. Such a great fight. These pages are already excellent for storyboards.

  56. Hoheh

    Trying to run from a dog. Silly, silly birdy…

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  58. E

    Best hope that orb doesn’t fall out of heaves and land somewhere on Earth.

  59. Hunter Gryphon

    I want the third panel as a poster. It’s a great action pic!

  60. Nacky

    What could this magic orb meaan?