The Cuddle Bug
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  1. Ryufire

    Oh Sasha you dawg! lol

  2. Leitrean

    my brain just exploded a little

  3. Daggy

    She is ADORABLE

    • Neon Sky

      Dat Smile.

    • Ryufire

      Dat cuteness.

  4. Thoth

    Well, King knows his target anyway. You can afford to use a cue card when your target is totally self-centered.

    • Ninja522

      Heh, I love that Sasha uses that card.

      • gaboris

        I love the fact that she says the whole thing in four completely mispartionned(I have NO idea what I should really call it.) sentences. XD

        • Tom Flapwell

          You might call it Shatneritis.

          • Zephyron

            Dang! Ya beat me to it there mate! XD

          • gaboris

            Ummm… What now? XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s a reference. To William Shatner’s. Style of acting as Captain. Kirk in Star. Trek.

          • gaboris

            HAH! XD
            Okay that’s cool, thx Argent. X3

          • Leitrean

            yes. it is indeed. referring to. the almighty. shatner.

    • Big Fan

      Does this mean that Bino is actually intelligent than Sasha?

      • Big Fan

        *less intelligent

      • IceKitsune

        No just either unobservant or doesn’t see it as that strange she would use a card like that.

        • Keldor

          This IS Sasha we’re talking about. Would it really suprise you that she ‘just happened’ to have a cue card?

          • IceKitsune

            With the way she normally acts no, not at all

          • Mettlebird

            I second this fact.

          • Viath

            I agree. Plus, Bino is hearing what he wants to hear :)

          • silverfang16

            I suppose not.

  5. NickCrotser

    I immediately pictured Sasha in full motion here.

  6. QG

    aww… I really thought sasha war really going to trick king into clining for her -.-

    • Daggy

      He could very well be cleaning while she’s doing this!

    • Rick Griffin

      This is an entire day later you know. The other scenes happened in the morning

      • silverfang16

        So he did get all those bottles cleaned up then! Poor King….

      • Leitrean

        draw more windows :3

  7. tbird000666

    giant smile

    • huntersunday

      yes and a phew to top it off

  8. Wolfswift

    I seriously doubt she can sneak the watch off him while “snuggling” maybe she’ll just say how nice it is and ask for it as a present? He might go for that, I don’t think he actually cares about it anyhow.

    • darkgloomie

      I believe she’s just getting him out of the way so King can pillage the place for his watch.

      • QG

        but the watch is the thing in his neck… isn’t it?

      • Vlad the Cat

        ..but the watch is on Binos collar, always with him. So i think Sasha may do the mission by her own during the snuggle session :3

        • pet_panda

          or king is waiting up stairs to jump bino in a darkened room and steal the watch.

    • Koran

      This is unlikely, but she may also try to do a switch with a fake watch (which she’d have hidden in her collar) so Bino wouldn’t notice. Of course this could end up with a mix up of watches where even she can’t tell which is which (uh oh…)

      • Frank

        Isn’t that how Charlie stole the watch in All Dogs Go to Heaven? Of course, those watches were color-coded

      • Wolfswift

        I think you’re forgetting, this is Sasha we’re talking about… you really think she can manage anything so complicated and sneaky properly?

        • Frank

          Properly? maybe not. But she’s fully capable of doing it in an effective way full of humorous sidetracks.

  9. tanglestalker909

    Heh, I love how Bino is so easily convinced.

  10. IceKitsune

    Heh nice move King good plan. Also nice she needs a cue card lol XD

  11. Anonomouse

    What is that pink thing by Sasha in the second panel?

    • Rick Griffin

      Her umbrella


        Oh, nevermind then. =D

      • SilverZeo

        It’s raining? … that’s not a good omen….

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Umbrella… oh, I see the rain now. It’s kinda dark and hard to tell it’s there.

        • toboe

          …I thought it was a curtain…

      • Frank

        So, uh, it’s been raining all-day non-stop?

        • silverfang16

          It has been raining a lot there lately.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Well, he’s in Alabama.

            Which is getting tornado warnings again.

            Best of luck, Rick, I got my fingers crossed for you.


      I believe that is pink motion blur.

  12. Leitrean

    Fido looks very muscular, and is that the watch on bino’s collar?

    • Leitrean

      Oh hey! this is the first time we’ve seen fido since feburary 21st! yay fido!

    • Rick Griffin

      I am going to e-strangle the next person who comments on the musculature of the characters, and how much it is.

      Of course now that I announced it I can’t actually follow up cause that’ll just prompt people to do it on purpose

      (this is a joke btw)

      • white4rice

        what is this “e-strangle” and where can I learn to do it?

        • Clairvoyant Legacy

          I’d like to image it involves using the force to choke them while focusing on the display picture of an individual.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          It’s like e-throttling except not so intense.

        • Mavros

          I think it’s where they strangle you with your own bandwidth. You have crappy service? Well that’s good for you, i guess…

      • Alphonse

        The threat becomes a little less, y’know, meaningful if you announce that it is a joke.

      • Leitrean

        it was a compliment!

  13. tanglestalker909

    Wait a second, is Bino wearing the watch on his collar?!?!

    • Leitrean

      lol so i’m not the only one XD

    • Dissension

      Yes, he has been since he got it.

    • huntersunday

      Yeah if you remember it was on his neck when he looked at the name of the owner

    • hamtaro

      why is it floating?

      • Foxstar

        It’s not. It’s hanging from his collar.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Rick doesn’t usually draw in all the links of chain between collars and tags, unless it’s Fox’s or the wolf-pack’s dogtags that don’t have a collar.

        • hamtaro

          thanks for clearing things up

  14. Hopper200456


    • Alphonse

      Just, like, all over, right?

      • Hopper200456

        Yeah. When I read this I spilled some cute on my shirt. *sigh* that’ll never come out…

  15. Kondog

    its pretty rare to see both Bino and Fido in the same frame- awesome! and I love Bino expression on frame 3-4.

  16. The Wolf Kin

    Sasha, the fact that you used a cue card makes you even more awesome, and shows how much Bino underestimates her, I think.

    Also, I find it really interesting that Bino now has the watch as his collar tag. I guess he really is a watchdog now! Theme naming and all.

    • The Wolf Kin

      Also, the ‘Phew’ from Sasha is adorable.

    • Vlad the Cat

      Sasha won even MORE awesomeness points

      • Viath

        finally, when Sasha manages to get the watch from Bino without him realizing it, her awesomeness points will be beyond the ability to quantify.

    • silverfang16

      Yea, you think he would have learned from re-gifting her.

  17. SilverZeo

    Okay, where do you think King’s plan would backfire? When Sasha is about to get the watch, or when King’s get the watch and Fox sees him with it…

    • The Wolf Kin

      I’m betting when Fox sees him.

      • Vlad the Cat

        it IS russian xD or old slovenian i should say :P

        • Vlad the Cat

          ..reply fail, wrong place

      • silverfang16

        I wouldn’t even bring it up around Fox.

  18. Russiarules1

    Each step of King is closer to victory… Klassno!!
    I wonder what will happen next? Maybe Sasha will “snuggle” with Bino and take the watch, or the next strip will show King picking up beer cans, or, maybe, we will see an appearance of Pete.

    • huntersunday

      or maybe Rick well destroy our minds with a whole stripe about spo again living the cliff hanger in the air

      • Frank

        Can I correct his spelling? Please?

        • Alphonse

          Read your comment before I read his.
          If it were up to me…

        • huntersunday

          sorry I noticed it to late and didn’t know how to edit

          • Frank

            General practice is replying with “I meant X instead of Y” or “*X, not Y” and, more rarely “Where it says Y substitute X”

        • Russiarules1

          You can correct my spelling anytime.
          Just saying….

          • Frank

            Could you put that in writing?
            oh, right

          • Leitrean

            thank you frank for the chuckle, i really really needed that right now

          • Frank


  19. LegendaryHero

    I can’t quite make out the alt-text. My dogs are bar-…what?

    • The Wolf Kin

      It’s supposed to be “my dogs are barking” which basically means “my feet are hurting”.

      • LegendaryHero

        You know what, Rick? You deserve to get shot for that. (I’m kidding)

        Thanks, Wolf.

      • gaboris

        Hmmm… I’m slow for these stuff, but okay it’s funny. XD

      • Z24

        I always thought it meant “My feet are smelling”…

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I never heard that expression.

        • Frank

          Apparently, it’s U.S. Southeast during the 1950’s

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Before my time then.

          • Leitrean

            from the hush puppie shoes that supposedly saved keith richards life right?

  20. Roadrunner23

    I just lol :D
    how cute

  21. tbird000666


    • ben

      I think it should play that sound effect when you mouse-over “totally private” as an easter egg

      • tbird000666

        im talkin about the song by mike posner ft lil wayne as the song to be played

  22. Aleyx

    Sasha, just like the name and all, kind of sounds Russian. That would be sooo epic.

  23. tuctchone

    Omg i love it nice cue card btw

  24. lightwolf21
    • Viath

      my, that didn’t take very long

      • tuctchone

        yeah i already have it

  25. Aleyx

    I thinks he’s up to somethings…

    • Frank

      Are you telling me that, with an avatar like that, you aren’t?

  26. Tails41347

    Haha aww, Sasha. <3 :3 She should have been asked me instead! ;3

  27. Shuma Jindivi

    “totally private”

  28. Hoheh

    Sasha cuteness, Bino smugness, and King cleverness, I’d say.

  29. Asteri

    completely oblivious card lololol

  30. huntersunday

    I Only have one thing to say BEAN BAGS!

  31. Lax

    The girl next door, eh? ;)

  32. 8feet

    Its scripted! Never actually thought that he would fell for it Lolz;D!!!

    God bless!!!

  33. tahrey

    Am I alone in thinking the cue card is a deliberate thing to *make* her look harmless and stupid? She’s had moments of striking clarity and intelligence before after all. I’m of the opinion that she’s so smart that acting that way gets boring, and she’s found playing around as the ditz is more interesting and gets more friends…

    hence, sneaky plans can be made to work more easily with the application of “omg, sasha is so dumb she needs a cue card to flirt with me… but, eh, she’s cute, i’ll take the bait”

    • Viath

      we’ll probably never know. :) I may agree with you, though. Anyone who can compose a complex piano piece in their head having (i assume) never played before has smarts. My brother is learning to compose music and it is not easy.

    • Koran

      It’s probably more likely that shje’s less “dumb” and more “forgetful” or at least easily distracted (hence why King gave her the card, as even if she is smart, how would HE know that?).
      In addition to the piano example by Viath she also had those pre-written scripts shown during that dog commercial she starred in (the one done by that ferret – Rock I think his name was)

      • Koran

        oh yes, I forgot to mention that she could also simply have a one-track mind, hence her apparant inability to see things from anothers perspective.

    • Leitrean

      it’s part of the fun not knowing

      • Viath

        agreed. it’s fun to speculate and not knowing makes discussions like this possible. :)

  34. Vladimir Zharkov

    Good ol’ bino…

  35. gaboris

    Heh, oh yeah I’m REALLY lookin forward to see how Sasha’s going to take that watch… Okay maybe she’ll just hit him on the head or somethin I don’ know. XD

    • Clairvoyant Legacy

      That’d be a good one. It’s not like he would expect it.

      • Clairvoyant Legacy

        Of course, if we randomly see a fight sequence akin to the ones that, I’m fairly certain, Peter Griffin has with an oversize chicken, that’d be even more unexpected.

        And extremely out of character

        • Foldo

          It’s “Rick”. “Rick Griffin”. ;)

        • gaboris

          All these mindblows. I love them so much. X)

      • Frank

        “Ow! What the– Who hit me over the head with a frying pan?
        “Uh, Bino, the frying pan was three years ago. Are you sure you don’t mean ‘dynamite’?”
        “Yes, thank you. Who hit me over the head with dynamite?
        “…why do you have dynamite in your house again?”

        • Koran

          That would be AWESOME as a strip lol

          • Frank

            Unfortunately, the fact that I just said it makes it all the more unlikely it will appear

          • gaboris

            Hey at least you made a good idea for a guest comic. :D
            Someone should read these mindblows and make some of them. XD

    • Viath

      use the forget-me stick!

      • gaboris

        Was that a Megamind ref? :D

        • Viath

          yes :) I hoped someone would get it. Although I really don’t see Sasha using violence to accomplish anything, at least without reason (see:re-gifting)

  36. A random person

    That’s not really what I thought was going happen. Still cool though.

  37. Frank

    I can totally see King telling her “And then you smile so he doesn’t suspect anything”
    “Wait, let me write that down. ‘And… then… you… ’smile’ has two ‘L’s, right?”

  38. Alphonse

    Third panel equals yes.

  39. Salenstormwing

    This reminds me of the Romping episode of Animaniacs. Except replace Romping with Freeze Tag.

  40. the1truesushiboy

    The alt text is the best part.

  41. Rocket Knight boy

    Fortress craft referance in panel one?

    • Leitrean

      no i think you’ve just been glued to your xbox for far too long, i doubt rick knows what fortress craft is

  42. nukedude51

    the glouriesnes of que cards

  43. Lenn

    And people think that Sasha’s the airhead. *Looks doubtfully at Bino*

  44. Immorale Punk

    I am excited to see what King has cooked up for poor Bino

  45. TougeFoxJ.D.M.

    He he… This arc just keeps getting better and better.

  46. Hera Ledro

    I would like to point out something interesting that I just noticed:

    Look at Bino’s collar here –
    Now look at Bino’s collar in this strip.
    Now look at Bino’s collar here –

    I think Bino’s collar is one of few (if any) collars that has been through multiple changes. And I’m not referring to the fact that he’s now using the watch as his tag; I mean the design changes in general, as well as the inversions of colour positions. Is there any specific reason for this, or is it just something that’s happened progressively and unconsciously?

    • Cameron

      This may seem obvious….but his collar changed because he starred in “The arc specifically about being naked” and a huge ordeal we never got to see. He loses his collar and doesnt get it back and gets a new one. btw i’d still like to hear the real story on that!

      • Frank

        It’s the same as we saw, except without the “again”s and “already”s and “that’s not how I remembered it”s

  47. Z24

    I always thought “My dogs are barking” meant “My feet are smelling”…

  48. anon_omis

    Lucky (I meant that in a clean way)

  49. Neon Sky

    May i just inquire about panel 2? I notice a strange pink.. thing that extends from Binos mouth to sasha’s hand, What is that suppose to be? x)

  50. sonic id furreh!!!

    wut’s dat pink thingy next to sasha’s head in the 2nd panel o.o?

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      never mind… just read the above post -_-’

  51. Lance

    oh gawsh. X3 I love Housepets. it never ceases to make me smile. =3 thank you Rick. =3

  52. Dogs Rule27

    I dont understand the alt text. And what is that pink thing between Bino’s face and Sasha’s hand/paw whatever u call it in panel two.

    • Dissension

      As others have said in previous comments, the alt-text refers to the phrase “my dogs are barking,” meaning “my feet hurt.” Additionally, “that pink thing” is Sasha’s umbrella.

  53. Firewolf

    Oh Gosh! Her expression in Panel 3 is soooo (insert that indescribable word here)!!!!!!!! =D “Totally Private” lawl

  54. FuRrY321

    I find it funny that you pointed out the beanie bags, after our inability to grasp just what those things were on the ground (the beer bottles at Sasha’s house). Thanks, Rick!

    And Sasha is just too cute… every time I read a page of Housepets! I get this sudden urge to vote…

  55. Mystery Ezekude

    Bino scores!

  56. FlintFang

    No, rick. Just. No.

    • Dissension

      What are you saying no to?

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I think the pun for which Rick was shot.

  57. Elwood Blutarsky

    Sasha’s expressions really sell this one. I love her cute Panel 3 look and her “that’s a relief” expression in Panel 4

  58. Immortel Shadow

    … That is sooo cute. D’awww

    • megaman64

      Too cute, must shield eyes, too late, D’awww

  59. Cloud-Chaser


  60. sansash

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there !
    Sasha !
    Sasha who ?
    Sasha lot of questions !
    Knock Knock
    Who’s there !
    Sasha !
    Sasha who ?
    Sasha fuss, just because I knocked on your door !