Are You Being Cervid?

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  1. Daggy


    • Daggy

      Wow I get it now…so slow. Good one.

      • Yehoshua

        Hehe, it was a little confusing to me at first but when ingot to the last strip, I noticed it. It was a pretty cheesy joke though (did I say that right?)

        • psychoJoker36

          I thought it looked like a kangaroo at first

        • JokkePokke

          I…. I don’t get it, is it a joke?

          • Mystic Wolf

            He is joking with the word “dear”. That animal is a deer. He said “dear” three times and it sounds like “deer”. Finally she said that she saw three familiars of the deer. Do you get it now?

          • AflacMan13

            ALT TEXT: PUN.

          • JokkePokke

            Omg… Okay, now I feel REALLY embarrassed…

            …I thought it was a kangaroo tho.

    • CannonFodder

      What am I looking at?
      No ideer.
      Deer god I almost fell asleep before seeing the comic tonight, thank goodness for StarBucks.

      *accidentaly commented on wrong section a minute ago*

    • $pike

      I wonder whats for DINNER?????

      • Jinxed

        +1 internets for that reference.

  2. rtlstien

    I can’t tell if the joke refers to the reflection or the kangaroo…

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      that’s a deer.

      • rtlstien

        I was very slow on this strip…

        • CannonFodder

          Buck up son, it’s not that bad, if it took you a day though I would have to ask what is wrong with ewe.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            wait, ewe is a sheep, not a deer.

          • CannonFodder

            But I love sheep, they are deer to me :[

          • Nikola

            ^^^ that was a win

          • Aenbr

            that was a epic win.

          • Frank

            Hey Vocaloid, we need more cookies here!

        • Blaze

          I think we all were…

      • neonsky

        I get it now. ;D I thought it was a kangaroo too.

  3. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    excellent punnage, Mr. Griffin.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I sound like I’m fawning over you.

      • Aenbr

        In retrospect, I think we all do.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          of course we do. I was just pointing it out so I could use the fawn pun.

          • Stainless Steel Fox

            And since you’re the one who said it, does that mean…

            … the buck stops here.

          • Aenbr

            No, no! See if you give me a buck then I’d have some doe!

          • Kamron


            Oh, wait; I get it. You must be troching. D’oe!

      • gaboris

        Okay these “fawn” puns are what I don’ get… What’s fawn? O_o”

        • Pokelova

          A fawn is a baby deer.

          • gaboris

            AH! Thx. :D

          • Yehoshua

            But the puns are the fawnest part!

  4. IceKitsune

    lol now that’s just silly XD

  5. AuvaAkita

    She should say “Oh Deer, Oh Deer, Oh Deer”

    • Gamerkitty

      she did say “Oh Deer, Oh Deer, Oh Deer” except not spelled the same but same sounding. so unless the deer can read the speech bubbles, we’re good hehe.

    • Alphonse

      Much more subtle this way.

  6. netherwolf

    the cuteness meter is of the chart ;3

    • huntersunday

      I agree with this^

  7. Tormod

    Tarot.. and a deer. What a juxtaposition to King’s mess xD

    • Frank

      Not really, if you consider that King’s mess is intricately related with the woodland’s critters prophecy

      • Aenbr

        There’s an interesting thought. Does that possibly mean that Zach is also related to this U&U mess? And Grape? I have a feeling that something will connect all of them together.

  8. LegendaryHero

    Maybe it’s the way you draw deer, but it took me a while to realize that the kangaroo was a deer.

  9. GameCobra

    Oh Dear. Oh Dear oh Dear.

    Tarot is cute with that crystal ball <3

    • Elwiid Blutarsky

      Tarot is just cute period, great to see her back.

      • Aenbr

        Isn’t she? Isn’t it?

  10. Nikola

    Haha That was a clever one. Oh, and by the way, are tarot and peanut still dating?

    • Elwiid Blutarsky

      Yes they are.

      • Elwiid Blutarsky

        And I hit the “I” instead of the “O” in my name. Whatever, it’s not my real name anyway.

  11. American_Otter

    uh, I am lost, utterly lost, I see that is a deer in the door, but, I am having trouble getting the pun.

    • Frank

      “Deer” and “dear” are homophones

    • T-Squared

      Cervid refers to a deer, and she said “Oh Dear”.

  12. Alex M.

    Ohh! I get it :3

  13. Viath

    this made me laugh so hard “lol” doesn’t even describe it :)

    • megaman64

      does ROFL describe it (aka Rolling on Floor Laughing)?

    • Haddi

      Or Perhaps LSHMSFOAIDMT (aka Laughing So Hard My Sombrero Falls Off And I Drop My Taco)?

      • Viath

        It might… if I was wearing sombrero and I was holding a taco. :)

        • Nikola

          Wait… you mean that when you read this you weren’t wearing a sombrero and holding a taco?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            doesn’t everyone wear sombreros and eat tacos while reading web comics?

          • Viath

            I guess not. I’ll have to try that, though. seems like it would add to the fun :)

          • Frank

            It would definitely make for some awesome spit-takes!

        • Yehoshua

          How can you not be wearing a sombrero and holding a taco while on the internet? This is some sort of blasphemy!

  14. Frank

    While unexpected, it only made me think “the puns! They burn!”

    • huntersunday

      Here a have a glass of water

      or was it hot sauce?

  15. leaffly

    Sorry I don’t get it. Can someone help me :s

    • leaffly

      Wait I think I got it now lol :D

      • Viath

        he who laughs last last laughs (say that ten times fast!)
        and he probably didn’t get the joke.

        • leaffly

          I’m taking this as an insult… >:(

  16. TheLaw

    I wonder if there are more animals like Tarot and Sabrina that could actually read pets’ paws. How would it work? Read the cracks in the pad? Interesting indeed, Mr.Griffin.

    • Yehoshua

      *Looks at pads*
      Umm this seems pretty dificult to read.

  17. Snowmon

    That was a very subtle pun there. I would have helped if I didn’t think that she was a camel though.

    • Snowmon

      “IT would have helped” not “I would have helped”. Why do I do that!

  18. scarletwolf

    I get it, and its funny!

  19. Alphonse

    That took me… Too long.
    Not a one-off, but not a new Ark? What do I call this?

    • Nikola

      How do you know this isn’t a new arc?

      • Alphonse

        Because it does not say Arc 43…?

    • LordWorpeltinger

      call it “Meanwhile”

  20. Valerio

    Oh, Rick, you teaser!

  21. Valerio

    Also: Tarot looks EXCEPTIONALLY CUTE today. :D

    • Vladimir Zharkov

      I second that statement.


      I third that

      • tbird000666

        any nay sayers no good

    • IceKitsune

      Oh that is very true she is adorable in this strip

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      cute… and muscul… *bricked*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think her head is larger or her torso is shorter than usual.

    • Draven

      motion carried, Tarrot looks even cuter than normal

  22. gagi

    Awesome pun. Though I expected something in the line of the red room “I’d like to have my future read (red),” but that’s just me

  23. Cerveny

    Its kinda funny how hard it seems for some of us to grasp this pun XD myself included

  24. Russiarules1

    Took me 40 minutes to understand… chyort, I am slow!
    Not having palms is a whale of a problem.

    • tbird000666

      it took me 24 hrs

  25. Aenbr

    Oh Dear! lol. Very funny rick.

  26. Falcon01

    I think the cuteness (and the pun) made my brain implode

  27. xhunterko

    One word: cute.

    • spike

      i agree man :)

  28. Tahoe

    …… *GROAN*

    • Tahoe

      …. Also, you draw really good ungulates, Rick! Not just here, but everywhere ^^

  29. Vladimir Zharkov

    Ah, I see what you’re doing! Tricky tricky!

  30. megaman64

    tarot Rules!!! also this comic made me rofl

  31. spike

    rowdy ricky piper


    Too…much…cuteness…and…hillarity… (splode)

    • Zarvain

      *sigh* *gets out bucket and cleaning supplies* I’m just glad THIS sight is a PG toon, all gots to do is toss pieces something (I chose washer) and everyone who’s been ’sploding or melting gets put back together.
      *sweeps up Shirinui*
      Besides, I may need the favor returned one day. ;P

  33. Roadrunner

    Oh Dear lol
    Funny joke

  34. Rang

    took me awhile to get the joke XD hahaha
    also Kangaroo FTW!!

    • Asteri

      wait… that’s a deer isn’t it… *facepalm*

  35. The Wolf Kin


    Oh, dear.

  36. Kitch

    Aww, poor deer. :(

  37. Valerio

    Anyone speculate about WHAT she’s being paid with? :?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      It’s a community service she provides for free.

    • huntersunday

      Fans reading about her life Monday Wednesday and Friday

  38. Argent Stonecutter

    This is not a pun you laugh at. This is a pun you hide under the desk from. Oi veh.

  39. Indagare

    It’s all fawn and games ’till someone gets hurt.

    • Nikola

      That one made me laugh. Win. Someone get the cookies.

  40. WingedWolfGirl

    Took me a moment but I get it. :D

  41. Lykaios

    haha thats puny…

  42. gaboris

    Oh BOY… That kinda hurt… hurt. but in a funny way so don’ worry Rick. :D But yeah I’m never good with puns. No mater that I can understand them perfectly, but they just don’ feel all that natural to me sorry. :)
    BTW I don’ get why ppl think that’s a kangoroo… Okay I understand them, but to me it seems kinda obvious cuz of the lines of the legs and that lil bump behind his neck.

  43. Clairvoyant Legacy

    I miss that show.

  44. Ninja lurker

    This kinda reminds me of Petty’s run. If anyone gets this, they win an Internet.

    Also, Tarot looks extremely muscular in this strip, doesn’t she?

    • Nikola

      I thought the crystal ball was looking pretty swoll

      • Thropian

        I was impressed by the black pillow in the background

  45. Rocket Knight boy

    it took me a few tries but i finally got the pun…that was just painful, and what’s more painful is the fact it took me as long as it did to get it! gah! facepalm! facepalm!

  46. TheBullyBambi

    This crack me up!! XD. BTW, nice to see Tarot again. She’s one of my fav ;D

    • huntersunday

      your avatar wins this comic hands down

  47. Dena


  48. Argent Stonecutter

    Why aren’t Tarot’s eyes green if she’s using her psychic powers?

    • Indagare

      I think they only turn green when she channels Dragon. She has her own powers, remember.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        She was channeling dragon just to find the TV remote?

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Yes, she’s like that. Has she ever used those powers properly?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            So when she was Imaginating with Peanut, Grape, and Max, SD was role-playing a role-player role-playing the games-master…

      • El capità del pèsol

        Either that, or she’s just making this up
        But seriously, in the above indicated incidents Tarot was using her abilities alone. Perhaps since this is being mediated through the crystal ball, that changes the flashy eye rules?

  49. YuMin28

    OH Deer , OH Deer ! OMG !

    Run !!

    • Frank

      Jesus Christ it’s a Deer! Get in the car!

      • YuMin28

        Car !? what car !? we have not car !

        just run !

  50. Vlad the Cat

    We need a guest strip like this XD

    • Vlad the Cat

      This was supposed to be a reply to YuMin28 up there -.- …

  51. Vassago

    Hurray for Tarot , the joke was a derp :) , but I do hope the comic will go back to one of the plots !!!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Usually there’s a week of one-offs between stories, Rick’s great about them too as he tends to focus them characters other than the normal or most recent ones so they are still great fun.

  52. the1truesushiboy

    Generally speaking, I will laugh at the most groan-worth of puns, but this is completelt unworthy of anything. I’m sorry, but that was just… No. It is not good.

  53. Kurra

    I JUST got this

  54. Argent Stonecutter

    Well, well, well, what have we here?

    “Three holes in the ground!”

    • Frank

      Hey, hey, hey! It’s three bales of hay!

      • Dissension

        I approve of these puns. : )

        • GameCobra

          puns puns puns.

          They are as as plain as buns.

  55. Vassago

    I didn’t …and probably won’t !!! :P

    • Vassago

      when is the next strip gonna be put out ???

      • Frank


        Housepets! updates Monday, Wednesday Friday at midnight, Central Standard Time


    For some wierd reason, I thought that wasn’t a crystal ball, but her stomach. I was like “OMG Tarot’s pregnant!? Peanut you DOG!” no pun intended lol

    • Zarvain

      lol Glad i wasn’t the only one who made that mistake! XD

    • Cruzor

      Even while pregnant a animal would still mantain their fur color….btw Tarot’s stomach is still light tan…though that would be cute…yet strange, since haven’t seen Tarot and Peanut on a date lately…

      • jerico

        actually the crystal ball does look kinda the same color as Tarot’s stomach fur, so I don’t really know how to look at the first panel *scratches his ear* dang bugs, why do they have to pick on me?…… !!! whoops, sorry wandering mind here ^-^;

        • Cruzor

          I guess we all have fuzzy minded moments…cts (chuckles to self)

    • jerico

      haha!! so I wasn’t the only one who had that though flash through my mind, that’s good ^-^

  57. Ventus

    I’m not gonna lie, it took me forever to figure this out.
    Still pretty funny though

  58. LordWorpeltinger

    Watches a movie
    Eyes widen and tears up “Bambi’s mommy…. WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!” *waterworks of tears*

    • Frank

      Don’t change the channel, kids! Animaniacs will be right back!

  59. Cruzor

    I sure hope the deer used the proper crossings to get to Taro’s tent…Would not want him/her to get a fine or worse…cts (chuckles to self)… (btw this was a “Deer Crossing” joke)…

    • Cruzor


    • Frank

      If “jaywalking” is the act of not crossing at the pedestrian crossing, what do you call the act of not crossing at the deer crossing?

      • Cruzor

        Fatal Error…

      • Cruzor

        Cervid Miswalking…I really don’t know but I guess that would be somewhat funny to see a strip on the net in which a Police Animal stops a deer and fines it for “Failure to cross at a designated Deer Crosswalk”…

      • Rick Griffin

        So why do jays get to cross wherever they want?!

  60. 8feet

    As soon as the picture loaded I flipped Lolz;D!!!
    The Cuteness! The Fluffiness! Its too much! BANZAI!!!!

    God Bless!!!

  61. Dogs Rule27

    I’d make a comment but i’m not entirely sure its appropriate for the younger audiences… being REALLY young like oh u know what i mean.

  62. The almighty 404

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

    • megaman64

      uh,I don’t believe that Bino is in this strip. Also you are just asking to be e-strangled by Rick with that comment.

      • Indagare

        Actually, Rick himself had said that he’d be tempted to use “Boy, Fido sure does look muscular, even moreso than usual” as an alt text or similar because that’s basically what folks end up saying anyway. The almighty 404 is simply taking this idea and running with it by using other characters.

        • The almighty 404

          I tend to do that quite often. Taking a joke and running with it. And I think Rick sees what I did there.

      • Frank

        Except that when Rick tries to find him, he’ll get a 404 error!

  63. Chochi

    Rick…what you did there….WE SEE IT

  64. Rico

    Took me an unbelievably long time to get that joke x.x

  65. Firewolf

    At First glance I saw a Kangaroo….You need more Roos in the comic =D I know you want to ;)

  66. FlintFang


    • Frank


  67. A random bow hunter

    Am I the only one that got this joke right off the bat?

    I can see why you could see that deer as a kangaroo. Maybe giving it antlers would have cleared everything up.

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      I got it.

  68. Parry

    at first i was like “wut?” but then i was like “ooooohhhhh ‘deer’ “

  69. Gabu

    Aww what a cutie!

  70. FerreTrip

    *facepalm* Oooooooh…XD; Nicely done, Rick.

  71. Ian

    I see what you did there. }:3

  72. Stryde


  73. Teonnyn

    I don’t get it. The wordplay sure, but… where’s the joke?

  74. deathcloak

    i love the fangs in the first box

    • $pike

      yes high five! *high fives deathcloak*

  75. Blackwolf

    the inhumanity !!!!

  76. Silverpaws

    gahhh I had to read it twice to understand the joke *sad face*

  77. ShineVlue

    Lol XD
    Oh, deer!

  78. Furbag

    I glanced at the second panel, and it almost looked like Tarot was pregnant the way she was holding the crystal ball.

    I also didn’t get the joke until I read the comments X3

  79. BambiBunny

    I see what you did there.

  80. CalaverX11




  81. Tails41347

    Ohmy. :o We all going to die! :O

  82. Oren Otter

    Have you ever stopped to think about the anatomy required for characters to have those huge eyes? Their eyeballs would have to overlap each other inside their skulls and take up most of the room usually reserved for the brain.
    …which might explain Bino.

    • Rick Griffin

      I think they have to not be spherical shape. On the other hand, it’s a cartoon.

    • AuvaAkita

      I have thought about this also, and it would be impossible if it were real. But then again it ’s just a cartoon, so anything is possible ^^

  83. Leitrean

    “hmm i wonder what’s for dinner?”

  84. Hoheh

    Tarot: Professional psychic. Dog. Partner of a dragon. AND cute as a button.

  85. Caelo

    since it had to be done
    oh da da da dear

  86. Espemon333

    OH. IT’S A DEER.