A Disease Of The Brain

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  1. Dissension

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  2. Viath

    nice seeing tiger again! also, a new character?

    • Dissension

      Not likely to be a recurring one, since he’s tagged ‘neighbor dogs.’ ;3

      • Yehoshua

        I’m just glad Rick is finally recovering and making on time updates to the comic. Welcome back Rick.

    • Sharks

      Not a new character… But I think I’ll name him “Cheerio.”

      • LordWorpeltinger

        imitates Rick’s voice, “Well that is more of a Scottish terrier… so Laddie or Foxer McCloud works better”

      • Argent Stonecutter


    • JokkePokke

      Aaahaha, I laughed so hard on the last panel :D

  3. IceKitsune

    lol Tiger such a jerk!

    • rtlstien

      That or he’s completely naive

      • Yehoshua


        • Yehoshua

          I forgot to change my Gravatar, that one has the hair all messed up T_T

    • Valerio

      But an adorable jerk ;)

      • netherwolf

        nice combo (for Tiger at least)

    • silverfang16

      He has issues….what can you say?

  4. Dissension

    Oh, Tiger, you’re such a kidder.

    • huntersunday

      or he dose not know what he is doing

  5. Daggy

    Oh Tiger. You silly goose.

  6. GameCobra

    Wednesday’s comic: old war dogs.

  7. Vlad the Cat

    Wohoo, tiger looks different !

    Also, could someone give me the alt please ? x3

    • Daggy

      It was surprisingly easy to come up with old people jokes. So that’s how newspaper cartoonists do it!

      • tbird000666

        u know wats awesome if u shout “hey father time” someone always say”yeah”or “huh?” or “what?”

        • Mettlebird

          Or even better is if you are in a very crowded place and you shout “hey, stupid!” and everyone turns around. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL x3

          • KJOokami

            Just before they all turn team up and beat the snot out of you for your insolence. X3

          • Viath

            another good one is when you are on a long, boring bus ride suddenly point and yell “OH MY GOSH! THE SUN’S ON FIRE!!!” and see how many people look :)

          • AuvaAkita

            I bet they’d all try to get off at the next stop! XDDD

    • Viath

      alt text: “It was surprisingly easy to come up with old people jokes. So that’s how newspaper cartoonists do it!”
      you’re welcome :)

      • Viath

        whoops, someone else did it first.

        • Vlad the Cat

          Thanks anyways, both of you x3

    • Daggy

      Oh, and he looks happy for once.

      • Vlad the Cat

        Isnt this his first time of being happy for something ? o.o

      • Valerio

        well, Tiger *was* very happy while singing the Grinch song… he was also very creepy, but quite happy

        • Myichao

          Haha–looking happy when being creepy or cruel. Oh Tiger.

  8. Hypergenesis

    On a sidenote, since he didn’t finish his scout training, wouldn’t that make him a CUB scout?

    *runs away*

    • Valerio

      Tiger’s too tough for just ‘cub’ scouts!

    • silverfang16

      He is just that amazing!

  9. Viath

    I remember when I was a wolf scout… good times :)

    • Mettlebird

      Lol I got kicked out because I was too hyper when I was 7. x3 I could have been an eagle scout by now. But Naw! Oh by the way, tiger is a TIGER cub scout. *gets face clawed off by tiger*

  10. Corodan

    Aaa, the days of being in Cub Scouts.

    Actually, I never helped anyone cross the street. I guess I don’t deserve this Eagle patch.

    Anyway, I LIKE THIS OLD NEW (old?) DOG.

    • Corodan

      And yes, I’m aware it’s just a one-off.

    • Viath

      I never helped anyone cross the street either (yet I’ve got that Eagle badge as well). That’s just a stereotype :)
      it actually comes from a person who, when he was in England a scout helped him cross the street. He was so impressed with the boy that he wanted America to have a scouting program. He then became the founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

  11. Nikola

    Did anyone notice that this is still part of the same arc. I thought not all dogs ended with Fridays comic. So maybe this is the climactic ending everyone was looking for.

    • Rick Griffin

      Man I thought I fixed that

      In order to take out the arc designation I have to change it in two different places

      • Nikola

        Oh, sorry about that.

  12. TheBullyBambi

    OH. He shouldn’t done that. I wonder what’s gonna happen next. :(

  13. AuvaAkita

    Boy Scouts. Camping in the woods with poisonous snakes, huge spiders, mosquitoes, and sun burns………ahh the memories.

    • ben

      You should camp in the Allegheny National Forest, but try not to rub ketchup all over your body because that attracts bears.

      • AuvaAkita

        I was never an outdoorsman. When i was a cub scout, any type of insect freaked me out if it touched me! XDD

        • tbird000666

          i never was in that group i was someone who made fun of them

          • *Insert Clever name here*

            hey tbird…you do know this is housepets, not Twokinds, right?
            if so, why is you profile pic Keith?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            because not all of us have multiple email accounts so we can have a different Gravatar for each comic we read.

  14. Elwood Blutarsky

    Adding to the gag, Wolf Scout is one of the lowest ranks in American scouting.

    • TheBullyBambi

      what is the highest? Im not an American.

      • Viath

        In Cub Scouts, the ranks are (in order): Wolf, Bear, and Webelos (a weird name that comes from condensing “we believe in being loyal scouts”)
        Boy Scout (BSA) ranks are: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle wit Eagle Scout being the highest rank you can attain.
        interestingly enough, there is actually optional pre- cub scout ranks of Bobcat and Tiger ranks….

        • Rick Griffin

          Bobcat is below Wolf. There’s also Tiger cubs, but I think that was just to make first graders feel special.

          • Viath

            yeah, I never did Tiger or Bobcat. I was just amused that Tiger is mentioning cub scouts when there is the rank of Tiger, even though you are probably right about it’s importance :)

          • AuvaAkita

            Dont’ forget the Bear Cubs ^^

          • Buckdida

            I ended up running the whole gamut- Tiger to Eagle, something I’m kinda proud of and can actually thank my parents for (since they made start early). Thing is, the entire Cub scout program is entirely optional. It has no bearing in what you do for Boy Scouts, aside from a little bit of prior experience. The only thing you get to show for it is “The Arrow of Light” award- and it’s never really mentioned again. Tiger Scouts I hardly even remember… I did that way back in Kindergarten!

            It was all very fun to me, though, going though it.

          • lightwolf21

            Scout since Tiger Cub. X3 …and a proud Eagle. X3

          • Viath

            Very interesting. Nice to know there’s other Eagle scouts who are a part of this!

          • MrMutt

            heh. I never made Eagle scout. I was one badge off or something like that. I wasn’t even interested in the ranks, just the camping and events.

        • gaboris

          Oh boy americans and their scouting things. XD

          I’m just jealous cuz our “scouting” was disbanded long ago cuz it was a communist thing back in the day. :(

        • Darkdragoon

          Im so glad im an eagle scout, it required tons of my time and effort. Though the rewards and chances i have now was freaking worth it!

          As for the comment of the comic; I have to say Tiger need a large serving of humble pie. I say, lol I wouldn’t surprised if there was something backfiring him for this. XD Oh Karma, U so funny. lol

        • LordWorpeltinger

          when I was in Cub scouts, I qualified for bear 4 times and then finally sneaked into the Webelos test. passed it and got my patch there, but had to give it back when the scoutleader found out I disobeyed him.

    • Snowmon

      To add insult to the gag,
      Eagles, which is the highest in American Scouting,
      *removes glasses*
      don’t have cubs. Strange…

      (‘_’) I can’t see anything without my glasses.

      • Viath

        *ahem* the Eagle rank is part of the Boy Scouts program, not Cub Scouts (see my post above)

        • Snowmon

          Oops sorry… Thought they were the same thing. Only made it to wolf scout then quit due to lack of understanding of the ranking system was. (I took things very literally as a child, so sue me.)

          BTW what is a “webelos” and why is it in this rank system?

  15. Snowmon

    Hey, my doggie’s three years old and he acts 58 months younger than that. Alzheimer’s explains everything! Thank you Tiger!

    • thropian

      so how does a -2 year old dog act?
      (since 3 years is only 36 months)

  16. SilverZeo

    Could be more embarrassing… that dog could be a girl…

    • netherwolf

      now that’s something that’ll make you feel akward all week xD

  17. KnightPuppy

    There’s only one phrase that fits this strip. “Open mouth, Insert foot.”

  18. Valerio

    Gotta love Tiger all the way!

  19. Valerio

    Tiger looks…fluffier, today, or is it an impression?

    • netherwolf

      it’s the butterstouch icecream that makes his hair poofier x3

      • silverfang16

        And gives it that lovely color!

  20. leaffly

    Ah Tiger. Your…. your ok.

  21. Hoheh

    Judging by appearance and ignoring breed. Oh, Tiger…

  22. huntersunday

    yay more Tiger!

  23. Erkhyan

    To be honest, I’ve always had trouble considering these breeds of dogs as anything else than “dignifiedly old (and Scottish).”

    • Nikola

      Me too, I think its the beard and monopoly that did it.

    • Frank

      Once you hear one yapping incessantly, that image vanishes

      • Argent Stonecutter

        If you slow the yapping down and translate it, they’re yelling “darn kids, get off my lawn” very very fast.

  24. Alphonse

    So, what is this I hear about psychoses?
    How I love a good Tiger one-off.
    “Oh, you…”

  25. 2MK

    Don’t mess with the terrier, Tiger!

  26. gaboris

    Tiger is here again! Yaaay for psychoses. XD

  27. Roadrunner

    Three year lol :D

    • AuvaAkita

      That terrior is as old as the comic!!!! XD

      • WingedWolfGirl


      • Frank

        Maybe we should look back to see if he’s appeared as a puppy?

        • FreakazoidVocaloid

          I don’t think he does, I just finished combing the archives. That would be some insane forward planning if he did though. o.O

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Nice pun by Rick there

  28. netherwolf

    lol,he doesn’t look a bit like 3 years old,or maby it’s just the heir that blinds us

  29. silverfang16

    And Marvin just face-palmed.

  30. FreakazoidVocaloid

    It must really suck to be “forever 21″ if that’s when Alzheimer’s starts setting in.

    • Frank

      Mon: “Hey, today’s your graduation day!”
      Tue: “Hey, today’s your graduation day!”
      Wed: “Hey, today’s your graduation day!”

      • FreakazoidVocaloid

        Praise and cookies to you for actually understanding what I meant!

  31. Firewolf

    Well, you know what they say about old Peoples, it takes one to know one! XD

    (Please no “Rick is young” rants, I know he is XP)

  32. YuMin28

    Cute Tiger !

    Your little cute boy

  33. WyldKAT

    My Jack Russell is the same as the “old” dog in this. He looks ancient, but (oddly enough) is only 3.

  34. Argent Stonecutter

    Nice to see Tiger getting out and about when he’s NOT looking for Zach.

    • FreakazoidVocaloid

      Getting out of his mind, more like.

  35. *Insert Clever Name Here*

    Knock Knock
    Whos there?
    Billy who
    At this point, Billy started to break down in tears for his grandmothers alzheimers got to the point where she even forgot she had a grandson

    ……yea, i know it a bad joke….so ger’off mah back

    • Vladimir Zharkov

      I thought it was funny.

  36. Vassago

    I just went trough the entire comic :3 I know some basics but why doesn’t he get rid of Bino every time he opens his mouth I suddenly feel an urge to punch/kill something * goes to his xbox360 and mowes downs hives in Prototype * I feel a lot better :) )))

    • Valerio

      Bino has this effect on most of the readers.
      Tiger should dispose of him. That’d win him a scout medal!

      • Dissension

        There’s not a merit badge or medal for murder.

        • FreakazoidVocaloid

          There must be something for volunteering to help people in the hospital. Maybe for helping someone GET in the hospital…

          Yeah, I’m terrible. Sue me.

        • MultaniRaynz

          How about a “Helping-the-community-by-removing-a-very-bothersome-pest” badge?

        • Valerio

          Nah, think of it as ‘community service’.

    • Frank

      Because seeing him hospitalized is so much better!

    • *Insert Clever name here*

      i know how2 you feel…love that game btw

      • *Insert Clever name here*

        how* typo O.o

      • Vassago

        dun dun dun epic game epic comic but making such a unlikeable character just doesn’t feel right kinda like Pete : there both Jerks of cosmic proportions :D ps I do wonder what’s with his obsession for King !!! O.o?

  37. WingedWolfGirl

    Tiger, that’s stereotyping. …But your cute anyway.

  38. Clairvoyant Legacy

    Oh, haha, I thought today was Sunday, seeing at it’s a public holiday here and was all like “Wuh, Rick’s updating on Sundays now?”

    • Viath

      It depends on what time zone you are in. Where Rick is, he updates at midnight on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but depending on where you are it’ll obviously come at different times. I get them @ 10PM the night before!

      • Nikola

        i almost said i wish I lived where you did, viath, because I get them at 1 am (eastern time), but then I realized that I still get them at the same time as you. Well actually, assuming you live somewhere in California or on the west coast, I do wish i lived where you lived

  39. Rico

    Can someone explain what alt text is please? I’ve been confused about it for months XD

    • Rico

      Never mind, I found Google.

      • Nikola

        I feel like most questions end that way

  40. The almighty 404

    Boy, Sasha sure does look muscular, even moreso than usual

    • Frank

      404: Sasha not found. Please try again tomorrow

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  42. Salenstormwing

    And here I thought Tiger would be a Tiger Cub Scout… because his name is Ti–grrrrkkk!

  43. Aerion

    Hrmm… Actually, to me the dog doesn’t look old.
    But then, I am used to old and somewhat sick dogs, so I look more for signs of the fur getting ruffled an’ thin and such.

  44. Slash the Kitsune

    Curse you genetics! I’m not old!

  45. Chip Uni

    Yaaay, Tiger!

    And on Wednesday’s strip, Tiger gets to complain how kids nowadays listen to terrible music, how they all dress wrong (wear the wrong kind of collar, I guess?), and how they never respect their elders!

    Oh, and how all of them should get off his lawn, too.

  46. darkgloomie

    Speaking of scouts…

    “Hey Marvin, what does the scouter says about the award for helping old people cross the street?”

    • Vladimir Zharkov

      ITS OVER 9000!!!

      • Frank

        You, sir, have just won my cookie

        • FreakazoidVocaloid

          I just finished baking more. -hands Frank a replacement cookie-

  47. xhunterko

    And the score is Tiger = 0 and Marvin = 1. Not counting Marvin’s previous winnings of course.

    • Aerion

      Isn’t the entire point behind keeping score to COUNT the previous winnings? <.<

  48. Quin the Husky


    And thats all I have to say about that.

  49. Capitán Guisante

    I was going to comment on the return of my favorite character, Tiger, but then he got pushed out of his spot by my new all time favorite character: Young Terrier with Misleading Appearance! I will call him Ytma

    • Frank

      Please tell me you did not just make that reference

      • capitaine pois

        Since I wasn’t referencing anything on purpose, then yeah, I can tell you that

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No, his name is Willoughby.

  50. sonicrusher

    three years old?

    • deathcloak

      its because the comic is three years old

  51. Russiarules1

    My most favorite, so far.
    I like Terriers.

  52. Dragonvcat

    I just read through 4 years worth of comic in 3 days. I wanna keep going! we demand you reach into the future and post the next four years worth of comics!

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      pay attention, it’s been three years.

      • Capitano Pea

        Well, the comic has crossed four calendar years.

  53. WolfLongFellow

    oh wow

  54. Yehoshua

    Oh Tiger you’re such a tease.

    • Nikola

      I was waiting for somebody to say that. Especially with those trees in the background looking so ripped

  55. Dogs Rule27

    I think Tiger was dropped on his head when he was a puppy.

  56. FenixWong951

    …Why i keep expecting thesame joke but whit an old chihuahua…