Did It Hurt

The one that meant to run on Monday

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  1. HaloEva03

    Did anyone else get reminded of All Dogs Go To Heaven when they saw it turn into a watch?

    • RojoNinja

      I believe that’s why the arc is named what it is.

      • Frank

        But it wasn’t so named yesterday!

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          • slayerx1995

            But isnt this post off topic? Nah im just messing with you. You have a very good point.

    • RegularBird


    • RojoNinja

      But yes, yes I did.

    • The Moon Howler

      Absolute reminder of it

    • CannonFodder

      If I had my fate, I’d set it to 1:999,999,999:364:23:59:59:60-(5.39124[27]X10^-44) s

      • Mystic Wolf

        What about 1/0? That’s infinite.

        • Ninja522

          Yeah but how do you set that on a watch?

        • Lupus

          It’s not actually infinite. It tends to infinite. 1/0 could be any number, including infinite, but also includin 1, 54 and 983749.

        • Nicthalon

          No, that’s unsolvable, not infinite. If you get into calculus, the answer approaches infinity, but never reaches it.

          • carlhh

            Technically, nothing “reaches” infinity. A googolplex (a googol raised the googol power) is as far away from infinity as zero. Or 42. Or -5280.

          • silverfang16

            There is an answer to every equation, we just don’t know them all yet. One could argue that 1/0 is not infinite because if you put it in any situation it would fail. Like if you put it in a situation of mass or joules.

          • Thoth

            Yes there is an answer – and in this case, like a number of others, it’s “that is an invalid expression”. It is not resolvable within the rules of the mathematical symbols being used.

          • Kon

            hmmm… an equation of significance that we don’t know the answer to, have you tried 42?

            joking aside, wouldn’t it be more effective to set the watch to the highest number it can handle then stop it?

        • Mystic Wolf

          Woah, woah, woah! Sorry! I was just jokiiiiing! I opened the Pandora box! I know it tends to infinite, I just wasn’t thinking clearly O.O”

    • Mettlebird

      Yes I did. Lol, that movie I haven’t seen in Yeats though. xD

      • Mettlebird

        Years… Stupid autocorrect on my iPad… Gut yeah, haven’t seen the movie since I was like 5. So that makes it 10 years since I’ve seen it. Holy cow I feel old…

        • Mettlebird

          Ugh my iPad is being stupid, sorry for the random nt making sense words.

          • Your Obedient Serpent

            Suddenly, I had an image of a Don Bluth animated version of “The Second Coming”.

            “… and what rough beast, its hour come ’round at last, slouches toward Hollywood to be born?”

    • Salenstormwing

      I haven’t seen the movie in a long time, so a lot of the details are super fuzzy. Uh, so yeah… I think I remember the watch, but not really.

      • FuRrY321

        Same here.
        I mostly remember the slightly scary demon dog, and the main characters, of course.

        • Salenstormwing

          All I remember is the Big Lipped Alligator Moment near the end of the movie. Because… it’s a big lipped alligator moment.

          • Ilovehousepets

            Nostalgia Critic! :D

    • gaboris

      Well NOW I do. :D
      I gotta see that movie again sometime. :)

    • JokkePokke

      Silly question warning!

      What is All Dogs Go To Heaven?

      • Zarvain

        A great animated movie from the 90s. Featured talking animals, mainly dogs. Well, they didn’t really talk ( was a little girl who could actually talk to them, other humans just heard barks few times seen) but you get the idea there. Summery, dog (Charley) dies, murdered by friend/partner, goes to heaven on technicallity of being a dog, and uses the watch which was counting down his time on earth to go back for revenge, but winds up doing other stuff (see movie =P) instead.

    • silverfang16

      That was my immediate thought!

  2. Tamer

    King controls his own fate now?

    • nukedude51

      yesh now ima go hide lol. i really dont trust king with fate orb D:

      • tuctchone

        its his fate whats the problem there

    • Zarvain

      Guess you can’t keep a good dog(?) down after all. =)

    • silverfang16

      Well, we don’t know if he can do anything with it yet.

  3. IceKitsune

    Oh god All Dogs Go to Heaven style arc? YES! SO VERY YES!

  4. Dissension

    I like where this is going.

    It’s also relevant to my interests.

    And favorite movies. *giggles*

    • RegularBird

      Same here.

    • Leitrean

      I love how they are all Double strips :3

      • Frank

        Well, as soon as he goes back to single strips, we’ll have to say “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Rick!”

  5. jacruz666

    lucky King

  6. Sandeon

    Yay! More King! <3

  7. Vlad the Cat

    So wait, that movie actually exists ?

    Also, Son of a charming woman xD ! That made my day

    • darkgloomie

      Yep, it does. It’s referenced in the strip multiple times, apparently all dogs cry while watching it (they should. It’s an awesome movie)

      Oh! Maybe you meant “it’s a real movie”. Yeah, it is.


      Awesome old thing, really it is.

    • The_Wandering_Hero

      That swear made my day. I think I might actually start saying that.

    • tuctchone

      that was pretty funny if you put your cursor over it and keep it there it will say somthing even more funny

  8. sonic id furreh!!!

    this’s laike an hour early fer meh :D
    also teh end… it’s so funny X3

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      yeah, it is. it’s also on a different day, so the normal timing does not apply.

  9. TheLaw

    Well I officially don’t know what is happening. I know that it is related to All Dogs go to Heaven but I have never seen the movie before. Well better go rent it… Oh yeah my Blockbuster went out of business :(

    • x6tr2ni

      It’s on Youtube, and I believe there are actually 2 movies, but not too sure since I watched it like 3 years ago.

      • Profesor Rod

        You are correct. And as always, the first one is the most memorable.

        • Ninja522

          Yeah, both are good I liked the first one a lot more then the second though.

      • The Wolf Kin

        There’s the sequel, a second Christmas themed sequel, and a television series.

        • FuRrY321

          Wasn’t one of them live-action? I seem to remember that..
          and, ironically, NOW I remember the watch!

      • TheLaw

        Thanks I just watched the movie! First off, dang that’s heavy. And secondly, for some reason certain parts of the movie seemed familiar. I was born in the late 90’s so I might have seen ADGTH but I vividly remember Rock-a-Doodle

  10. GameCobra

    Keep it out of the water, King! D:

    • Snowmon

      Um… It wasn’t the water that got to the watch. Charlie had to keep winding the watch in order to stay alive. When it fell into the water, Charlie chose to save the girl before going down there and winding it back up.

      (-_-); There I go again. *Groan* I need to get a life…

      • FuRrY321

        And now I also remember something to do with oil.
        And where that happened.

        • silverfang16

          Oil and fire!

  11. xhunterko

    And you did Pete?

  12. Snowmon

    Glad to see that all’s well with you Rick.

    So now Joel/King’s fate is in his hands? Now that’s pretty good… I guess.
    I’m more so reminded by that Christmas Special that All Dogs Go to Heaven did.
    More specifically the song that Charlie sings. “Clean up Your Act”

  13. Corodan

    Oh please don’t tell me this turns into All Dogs Go to Heaven.

    • Kimba the White Lion

      It turns into All Dogs Go to Heaven.

    • GameCobra

      You really shouldn’t expect it to be like that. similar, yes, but not a book-by-book copy of the movie to comic or something like that. The flare comes from the way it’s executed with characters and settings.

    • Rick Griffin

      No, just borrowing a few elements to mess with

      • WingedWolfGirl

        Oh thank the heavenly creator!
        I was almost afraid you were going to do a modernization of All Dog’s Go To Heaven. XD

        • Rick Griffin

          If I was gonna do that, King would have to die first

          I wouldn’t be against it, just not really possible within the context of this comic

          • Dissension

            Aww, man

          • silverfang16

            Only Disney can pull off death while keeping a PG rating!

  14. Kimba the White Lion

    I love how Rick goes to lengths to keep this comic rated PG. “Son of a charming young woman” is now in my vocabulary.

    • Snowmon

      That is hilarious however the other saying wouldn’t be much of an insult… would it?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      He’s been a dog too long when that’s how he’s starting to think of them. Course the watch may have the cure for that.

    • Doitean

      Well, he is a dog, so using the term (inappropriate synonym for a female dog) is no longer valid.

    • silverfang16

      True, in his case it would be more insulting to say a “son of a human” insult. Not sure if King had much of a love for other people to begin with.

  15. Russiarules1

    My common sense are tingling, but most of the times they are not right, and they are saying: TAIM TREVELLING TAIM. Also, they are saying other references… I love references.
    (TAIM = Time)

    “Son of a charming young woman”? That’s a new one!

    • Russiarules1

      “King of Persia: The watch of Time”… nah, how about “King to the Future”… no, no, no… uh… ” The King Effect: Faith on a Dog’s Paws”? Still, it is not good… OH! I have a really good one! How about: “King: A corgi to the Past”
      Gawd, I’m terrible with tiles.

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Hot Tub Time King?

        • Russiarules1

          Hahahah! I was thinking of that same title, but I don’t know why I didn’t put it up there

    • Russiarules1

      Common sense IS tingling.
      You guys feel free to correct me.

      • Thropian

        I was thinking you meant common senseS are tingling

        • Russiarules1

          Maybe, maybe… thanks.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          No, “common sense is tingling” is perfect, and perfectly funny. I’m going to have to use that one.

          • Pogiforce

            You guys do know Deadpool said that, right?

          • Russiarules1

            True, I heard that phrase many years ago, about 2 and a half to be exact.
            In fact, this is the first time I use it.

  16. IceKitsune

    This is just a random guess but I suspect Time travel of some sort. I bet the Watch lets King go back (and possibly forward) in time to change his Fate. However this is just a huge guess and I have nothing to back it up.

    • IceKitsune

      Ok Rick just confirmed no time travel so I’m completely baffeled on what in the world the watch could possibly do.

      • Aenbr

        What the watch can do? I’m still trying to figure out how that watch got through the earth’s atmosphere without burning up!

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          a wizard did it. or it’s a mystical object from the afterlife. either one works.

      • silverfang16

        Probably lets him extend his life….. or gain all the powers of Spot.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s a wonderful dog’s life? He already did that one!

      The Christmas barking?

  17. Hoheh

    I like this exclamation much more than his older ones. He’s improving. And he just met Pete again. There goes his asylum.

  18. Profesor Rod

    “NO KING, DON’T DO IT!” ;__;

  19. Asteri

    ….that other grey dot must be… Fox? …or it could be one of the wolves…
    anyways… looks like 6:03… 6 hours?!

  20. Asteri

    …..besides, how did King survive that hit…. that thing fell from like.. nvm.

  21. Elwood Blutarsky

    Whoa, Pete lost. He is mortal after all….well to some extent.

  22. Absol

    This is not going to end well at all.

  23. Elwood Blutarsky

    King’s ears are so big you can basically see them from orbit :)

  24. Thoth

    So it looks like natural affinity for the “owner” is in play (otherwise the chances of it winding up with Joel / King are pretty minimal) as well as dropping into the physical realm.

    It still doesn’t tell us if “Heaven” is specific to the Housepets world or it it’s associated with a larger group of worlds or lower-order universes though; the affinity explanation would suffice in either case.

    Given that a watch usually has some controls on it, but that the orb continues to exist in a new form, Joel / King is likely to have at least some ability to manipulate his “fate” (depending on the limits of such control) – but is still subject to it.

    Now we can speculate as to whether or not the Great Kitsune was manipulating events as well, and as to whether this is mere “accident” (always questionable when fate is in play), if it’s what makes it possible for Joel / King to effectively “play the game”, whether it simply allows him to resist or evade Pete’s manipulations, or whether this is one of the “rewards” of playing as a free agent that the Great Kitsune mentioned.

    • Kimba the White Lion

      The cans of soda have something to do with it, I’ll put money on that.

      • Aenbr

        Would you like that in stone or permanent marker?

    • silverfang16

      Hmm….makes you wonder just how far the Great Kitsune is manipulating the events.

      • Thoth

        Perhaps we will find out eventually.

  25. James Sitka

    What? No censor bar? King always gets to swear (albeit behind a censor box or something)

    • silverfang16

      That only happened once, and only because it was for a good reason.

    • Thoth

      Perhaps that’s a special power of Joel / King; he gets to break some of the laws of the Housepets universe when sufficiently enraged.

      I wouldn’t rate it as likely though, even if it is another vaguely-possible reason for Pete wanting him as an avatar.

  26. JayEnfield

    Are people all that sure that King = Joel? Unless Rick’s confirmed that, I’d hold off on making that assumption, since it didn’t look like that was the name scratched out on Pete’s avatar slot.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      yes, well king != Grape. she was his first choice, and he got stuck with king. plus, we saw Joel turned into king.

  27. loomCAT

    Huh. I wonder who all those animals are in the first panel… Oh, well.

    Also, King’s swear is awesome. I’m gonna use that. ^^

    • Frank

      The one on the left looks like a Dingo to me

    • Zarvain

      It’s heaven, they’re spooks.

    • silverfang16

      They iz all DEAD.

  28. T-Squared

    Oh wow, two swipes at the same swear in a row! XD

  29. nightarix

    wow around 20 or so comments without the alt text
    alt text: seriously they’re really nice i don’t know why they’re used for swears
    its in all caps but caps gives me a headache

    • nightarix

      btw it went 28 comments without alt text posted, not counting replys or my comment

      • Leitrean


        • Aenbr

          More or less.

    • Dissension

      Posting the alt-text is not required.

      • Kujiiro

        If no one posted the alt text, I wouldn’t get to read it.

        • Dissension

          Understood; however, there is no reason to imply, as here, that the alt-text has to be posted quickly. Indeed, we ask only that whomever posts it also includes a relevant comment about the comic.

          I’m not saying “don’t post the alt-text,” I’m saying “If you’re going to post the alt-text, make sure it fits with the comment section rules and don’t behave as though people are in the wrong for not posting it before you.”

          • nightarix

            sorry didn’t mean to imply that it just usually gets posted near the top 5 and i was surprised no one had posted it yet

  30. Roadrunner23

    It’s getting interesting! very much.

  31. Leitrean

    does this mean no more King? and he’ll go back to Joel? does he even realize what he’s just found????

    • Mystic Wolf

      Oh noah! D: King we don’t want you to leave!

    • nukedude51

      probably not.

  32. anon_omis

    I need to watch that movie

  33. Z24

    At least it didn’t went over to Peanut. Remember the last time he found something? (Bino’s shock collar control)

  34. TheyCallMeGrapeIDKW

    What is that?! What is it?! It’s so… Stop-watchy!

  35. Tigerbitten

    Yay! I got a new type of swear phrase!

  36. Indagare

    “After all, we call our puppies Boys when they don’t behave properly.”

    • xhunterko

      Another Narnia reader! :)

      • silverfang16

        Yay! ^_^

  37. huntersunday

    anyone else notice Fox is next to King in the second to last panel

    • crazybalto

      i noticed

  38. E

    I wonder what will happen to Pete?

  39. Zephyron

    So… King has met his fate…


  40. Tom Flapwell

    Tell me it’s not contrived coincidence that it landed on King.

    As for his non-swear, I don’t know if he’s expressing a new respect for female dogs or still under Pete’s free will limitations (“My name is King! …How’d you do that?!”).

    • Frank
    • Rick Griffin

      Short version: It’s his fate, where else do you expect it to land?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s fated to hit him!

        • Z24

          Your lucky it didn’t hit someone less responsible, likk Maxwell or Peanut!

          • silverfang16

            Maxwell would give it to Grape…..and Grape would take it from Peanut before he hurts himself. Grape would get it in the end!

    • Mr. Random

      Yeah, think about it: if you were, for example, fated yo fall over the curb of a street, its not like the guy standing 4 feet from you is gonna do that and you’re gonna get up the curb.
      …ok bad example, but you might know what I mean: his fate ends up getting HIM not the guy next to him

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

  41. Frank

    Okay, am I the only unlucky soul who never got to see All Dogs go to Heaven 1?

    • gagi

      You poor thing. I believe you are, and because you’ve added “1″ at the end there, I will assume you’ve seen the second part, witch makes it even worse.

      Now go out there in the wild world, rent the dvd, and watch that wonderful peace of art that is called “All dogs go to heaven”

      As for this comic… it’s hilarious !!!

    • darkgloomie

      Looking at the rest of the comments, I believe you aren’t the only miscreant who hasn’t.


    • The_Wandering_Hero

      I saw it once when I was a kid. Scared me spitless.

      • FuRrY321

        Aye. That’s how I remember it; not the most recent time I saw it, but every time I think about ADGtH I remember being scared.

        • silverfang16

          Scared? Really?
          ……I really don’t know why.

    • TheLaw

      Now you are the only one lol. I just watched it. You sir, now officially are the only person to not see All Dogs Go to Heaven.

  42. K

    I normally TRY to comment something intelligent when I do comment, but this time, I just want to say how King is awesome.

    Yeah, King is 95% awesome, 3.5% human and 1.5% dog, that is what I think about King.

    • Hopper200456

      It’s hard to fit that much awesome in a corgi.

      • FuRrY321

        Good (or awesome) things come in small packages.

  43. gaboris

    Oh so thing may turn good for King now? :D

    Oh what am I thinking… I’d be one heck of a horrible story writer with my Mary Sue standards. XD

  44. Hopper200456

    Fox is with King. o.O

    • Zarvain

      Will, they do tend to hang out together. =)

  45. CaptainPea

    …um, hey guys? We were trying to cross the street, so if you could like, not be giant mythical beings fighting over a vague physical representation of an abstract concept for a minute, that would be cool.

  46. microbuss

    hehe funny swearing lol But at least the watch hit the right dog XD

  47. FerreTrip

    He has his FATE…I mean fate. Sorry, but BIT.TRIP has taught me, more than ever before, to be very wary when fate is involved.

    This arc is gonna be very interesting…

  48. FIrewolf

    It was fate that he got that watch :D

  49. Aenbr

    All of the dogs have watched All Dogs go to Heaven, right? I wonder what they will have to say to King carrying around that watch everywhere…

    • FuRrY321

      They probably won’t ask much besides where he got it, unless he gets panicked when it’s about to reach “zero”, or starts ticking loudly.
      Then they’ll ask questions.

  50. FenixWong951

    1-I love how the other citisens of the heavens aretn mistical monsters (maybe they’re dead people)
    2-good twist transforming a magical orb fate into some chrono-thing

    • FenixWong951

      4-I actually didnt watch All dogs go to heavons , so maybe i wont get some jokes =_= (who cares?) SHUT UP VOICE IN MY MIND (i dont want) o well…

  51. The Wolf Kin

    Very, very interesting. As stated above, an All Dogs go to Heaven style arc. I am intrigued.

  52. Argent Stonecutter

    1. Double strip double entendre! Yay!
    2. His fate’s a *stopwatch*.
    3. Looks like at least one cat got to heaven.

  53. WingedWolfGirl

    Wonder if King is going to end up doing something like this…
    …to himself.

  54. Dogs Rule27

    Oh dear… this isn’t going to be good.

  55. Jennifer the Dark

    King, what does the scouter say about Pete’s power level?

    • FuRrY321

      It’s under 9000, now that Pete no longer has control over King’s fate (right?).
      Should be the other way around, actually.


    Oh my, could this be the begging of the end?

    • Aenbr

      No my friend, this is the beginning to the end of the middle!

    • Jim16

      Actually, not off-topic at all!
      If you remember, when Grape and Zack freed Pete, Tarot said
      “The game must not be open, for it will bring about the beggining of the end.”
      (see: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/23/so-cool/ )
      So it really might be related. I’m still curious to know what she was talking about.

  57. Ilovehousepets

    I think I know where this story is going, and everyone in Babylon Gardens is in for a huge and infuriating surprise unless something happens.

    • Ilovehousepets

      But then I forgot this was themed All dogs go to Heaven and now I want to say, I hoep King knows what to do with his fate.

  58. Argent Stonecutter

    4. The stopwatch is in the Australian Olympic colors. What’s up with that?

  59. natranr

    Oh no, Ricks gonna kill King like he said. NOES how can you do this? :<

    • Ozimul

      Maybe “King” will die, but we’ll get back “Joel”….?

      • FuRrY321

        No. I refuse to allow that. Maybe something comical, where he transforms back, quickly realizes that being a dog is better, and transforms back, not knowing that his “friends” are watching…

  60. silverfang16

    Oh dear….I think that watch only has 3 minutes on it.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      that’s 3 seconds.

      • Hopper200456

        Either that or it’s E0:00 minutes.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          i think that means his fate had an error.

  61. Blaze

    Woot! King arc FTW!

  62. Jim16

    Am I the only one who thinks(and/or hopes) that now that King has fate in his paws he will be given a chance to choose between turning back into a human or staying as his cuddly corgi self we all love?

    Now, about that clock… Since it’s not related to time travel, it is his fate, but the arc is themed on ADGTH… Well, fate is all about the future, I think that he may be able to look into the future a little and change things he don’t like? See how things will end up being like if he take X or Y choice, and then be able to choose what most suits him?
    Well, we can’t also forget that “One (reward) comes at the end of the game.

    I hope this arc is a closure arc of this whole King/Joel/Pete/Tarot/Kitsune/Dragon thing. I really like it, but I want to see what else Rick has on stock for those characters after this issue is resolved.

    Ricky, if you’re listening(reading), can I ask you something? Will there be a second part of the “All the man’s king” story? I really liked the first one, and I don’t usually like reading stuff on the computer.

  63. Alphonse

    So the thing falls from cosmic space and just plunks him on the head?
    That is how we are playing this game, eh?

    • Koebi

      You could say it was…. fate.


  64. Supuhstar

    The “Next” button doesn’t work…

  65. Thomas Hiogg

    I like the conception of (a single) Fate falling from the Heavens and thus transforming into the watch. Desptie the concensus that this is some sort of pun from Charley Sheen starring in All Dogs go to Heaven (the second one was awful) and that Fate is an infinte probability, its a good metaphor that Fate is limited by Time and that watch is merely the physical countdown of something trapped in one universe (this goes back to the panels telling us the Gryffion is a metaphysical and multi-verse person).

    Most of you will realise of course that Time is actually very finite, in a flexible sense of the word. Only species of sentient and sapient evolution actually seek to limit themselves with the concept of time; the average length of a human life is 75 years (in this age), the average length of an insect is 24 hours, but Time is a word and if there were none of our critical thinking equal would Time thus exist? Time (without a too indepth description here) is simply a factor of 0 and 1, the nearest possible moment of something happening TO happen without all that human gibberish of points of millons of seconds to seconds. Time is always noW, nOw, NOW, NoW, Now. Fate is a Probability factor of equations based on the same principle but bent around the idea that Now could be shaped into different reactions (loosely put) that shape the moment of Now, that is to say that the Now that is Now isnt the same Now that was THEN.
    Fate is very finite

    A watch bouncing off my head and counting down would be the very least of my problems. The moment of Now in that panel is where can i find the nearest asprin! :D

  66. Metaecho

    Hey look theres actualy PEOPLE in that little city. I thought it was deserted or something..

  67. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Oh God, I haven’t seen those movies since… A long time.

  68. Eli

    Actually, for a dog, would that really even be a swear if you used the real word? i mean, their moms are… charming young women… heh.

  69. toboe


  70. theabsolutelyterriblewriter

    I think I deserve to say…
    Called it.

  71. Mr. Random

    On this page in a totally random poll, who would kill me if I said I hated All Dogs Go To Heaven? Just asking btw

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