Cats versus Dogs. Yeeee.
I wonder if cats hate water in this comic… has that ever been addressed!?
well Grape hates taking baths.
What… Oh my God, Grape is actually PLAYING? Who would have guessed?
Uhh… did Grape not play with Peanut and later with both Peanut and Tarot earlier strips?
Well, yeah, but that was PLAY playing. She’s always been somewhat of a serious perso- cat, I mean. Grape getting seriously involved in a “war”? You can’t say that’s not weird
Tho I have to admit, it looks really funny to me too :3
Don’t read so much into things. Grape plays, just like any of the pets.
I think the fact that it’s war counteracts the notion of “play” for Grape. She’s the type that would jump at the chance to pelt someone with water balloons.
On another note, this could all just be an elaborate scheme by the Sandwich family to get Grape to take a bath. You know – get her wet, toss a few shampoo balloons, and then a Super Soaker rinse.
breifly in the car ride in the way to the vet
I also found that Grape didn’t mind getting wet at the theme park last year
I just noticed… Maxx even camoflauged his bell… he seems like the uber-serious type when it comes to these “wars”.
Waiting for the inevitable Grape vs. Peanut, Fido vs. Sabrina.
That would actually be quite amusing.
Epic battle of the year :3
But in the midst of battle, Grape suddenly stops throwing at Peanut, and he the same, and at that exact moment, they both look each other in the eyes and realize that they were actually meant for each other… The Bino throws a balloon at Peanut and spoils the moment. Jerk…
Gaboris throws water based A-bomb at shipper.
It’s super effective. XD
I think it’s more likely they both stop in the middle of the fight t bombard Bino, but meh.
That’s pretty much what anybody would do, isn’t it?
That would be hilarious if everyone stopped to bombard Bino for some reason. Heh, it would be funny if they all ganged up on any one person really.
I’m sure Bino is subject to more than the usual amount of friendly fire.
Bino Byron vs. the World
I think the fight will degenerate in 3 factions. Cats, dogs, and Bino. With the two first factions attacking almost exclusively the third.
Bino doesn’t live with Fido, so he wouldn’t be “Bino Byron”.
He’s still his brother, isn’t he?
The dogs have got quite a valuable advantage tho. Tarot!
I mean, she CAN look into the future and communicate with the spirits at free will, so she can just see what the dogs should do to win the war!
It would be cheating tho, but there’s no need to tell the cats *wink wink*…
The spirits would hate it!
Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Peanut on the cat team (for Grape) and Tarot also (for Peanut, and that one cat who wears the ankh, I forget her name right now.)
appearently cats+1 dog Vs dogs with a rabbit thrown somewhere in the mix and the potential for spirit dragon awsomness
What about the ferrets, don’t they count
You’d think the ferrets would take the time to join such a ch… *sigh* Oh who am I kidding? I bet they’re about to buy a water based A-bomb or something… -_-”
I’m thinking a tank that shoots giant water balloons.
You mean Di-hydrogen Monoxide Bomb…
@Alp: I’m hungarian so believe me I know the H-bomb. I said water based cuz it’s like a water-pistol… BTW it has nothing to do with water itself it’s just about hydrogen fusion… or I’m just not a scientist. XD
No! I was going to make that joke..
aren’t they cute in camouflage mode x3
yes I love the buckets to
isn’t that a broken fruit cup on Tiger’s head?
Mhm owo XD *wak-ie talk-ie* we have just run out of supplies, TIME TO IMPROVISE
Looks to me like one of those tupperware jello molds. My mom had one that looked like the one on Tiger’s head. You could change the center part to give it a star, heart, or some other shapes that we lost.
That swoosh under Max’s eye has to be cardboard taped onto the fur.
Yes, even Max’s bell is camouflage. lol
Revenge against BIno?
Am I missing something here?
he hates Bino because he makes fun of him for being named after a large cat to the point of developing many psychoses.
I never really got why he takes it as an insult, he should be proud of his name, it implies that he’s big and heroic, unlike “certain” others in the comic *wink wink Bino*
Nah it doesn’t work like that ya know, if someone is saying something AS an insult or WANTS to bug the person with it then it’s hard to just shrug it off.
… Maybe that’s why I like Tiger so much cuz I’m always the target as well, but I keep my killing instincts in bay since I almost bit a piece out of my cuzin, but Tideg doesn’t hold so he’s cool in my POV. XD
There’s also the fact that, in dog society, it is a “social H-bomb” to be named after a cat. And when you’ve been mocked for something your entire life – heroic or not, as Gaboris points out – it becomes hard to see the good side of it. After all, the only thing that’s been effectively drilled into your head is the bad side.
Oh yeah that’s one of my favorite strips… that I can remember anyways. XD
Yeah that was fun too, but there’s Pete so it’s down by a few places.
This isn’t going to help Tiger’s reputation with the other dogs.
not in the least
A darn shame for him
I was just thinking the same thing. Can’t argue with his reasoning though…
I dont think he cares anymore he still has his teddy
Oderint dum metuant – Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Epic grease paint
Yeah, even Max’s bell is smeared green.
Now that’s effort.
but wait, wouldn’t it ring and give his position to the dogs who have good hearing?
I thought there was something like that but I had already submitted the comment. THE BELL IS A LIE!
To be accurate, it’s the clapped that’s a lie.
maby he held the bell tightly or stuffed it with paper or something so it wouldn’t ring and give their position away!
Probably the bell just doesn’t have anything inside it to make it ring.
Bunnies do not like to be wet… seriously… they’ll apparently get heart attacks if left in the rain… tame rabbits are total pansies. Darn you, domestication.
Ost domestic animals get pathetic over years of living with humans and lose their sense of nature
not really my cat still as crazy as ever and he is !8 in human years he still catches animals like they were small fries and takes on bigger animals then himself I worry about him sometimes
Ohh I was proven wrong by a kitty ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
My bunny Eli is fine taking showers so long as I take it with him. His rational is “if I have to suffer through it, so do you.” My bunny before him had the same reaction. Try bathing your bunny in a shower with you.
my bunny tic tac is almost the same, he doesnt like getting wet, but once he is he’s fine
Max is right, haha this is an awesome strip, good to see the old(er) characters again!
*max grabs zachary* we have captured the objective.
Cats are gunna win even though they’re seemingly outnumbered.
im on the dogs side *peanut on the radio* capture the objective
This is War!
I still think Bino threw the first balloon.
Of course you know, this means war!!!
I don’t think its a real war till the ferrets get involved
I’m pretty sure the Ferrets will pay Nerf big bucks for state of the art super soakers, water grenades, etc.
Awesome update! and Camo- Tiger! double awesome!
♪───Ｏ（≧∇≦）Ｏ────♪ yaayyy for the Crazyness to come (￣▽￣)
This arc is going to be great.
One of my favorite strips so far.
Really nice camouflage
And Max is super duper hyper cute!!
Call of Duty: Pet Wars!
Agreed. *nods sagely*
I would so play that online FOREVER
When’s the new map pack come out?
*joey on the radio* capture the objective
I don’t need a team, i go solo…..
Teamwork is important in war,you can’t take an entire army all by yourself ;3
That’s what the camouflage is for :p
Sneak past your enemies so you can reach your intended target, and in this case, it’s Bino. And i’d probably be able to do it too, i was a pro at hide-n-seek when i was a kid ^^
so was i ;p
but since your target is Bino i will not get in the way, perhaps i’ll even help x3
good job boys *bino died in the final kill cam*
Unless you’re Spot (superhero).
Watch Jasper or some cat enlisted with the dogs just to balance out Tiger.
wait, what team is joey on?
I think fidos
Joey is a dog so he should be on the dog team, but he dresses like a cat so… cat team. Augh, my head hurts
Maybe he’ll be a double-agent.
☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆ hmm ponder ponder 。・°°・(＞_＜) soo confusing
Something is just not right with Tiger but then again he is out to get Bino so its all good
He IS quite psychotic. That happens when you’re made fun of for having the name of a large cat when you’re a dog.
Revenge is a dish best thrown …. cold. *Pun*
HA lol good one
This reminds me of bleach when captains go against’s aizen’s espadas ( to some degree :3)
Once you step into the field of battle, son… anything goes. You best choose your side fast before it gets ugly. *shades*
（；￣ェ￣）war is sad but it’s mandatory in life
war is just an excuse to break the dullness of peace
Peace keeps people alive (￣▽￣)
Indeed. If we kept war on our minds everyday, it would be like Rick doing a cross-over comic invasion. And i don’t want character deaths @_@
So, let them have war, just don’t make me think about it?
Actually that worked pretty well for the people of the 18th century
Agreeing with each other is what peace defines ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
An army of Mr. Bigglesworth’s might be something to really contend with, this is looking to be good. the real question is what side will peanut be on?
Dogs, he’s got no issues competing against Grape.
vs. The K9 Unit.
Is Max’s black eye paint thing supposed to resemble the Nike logo?
Max has descended into product placement.
Close enough to a wet fur contest for me
WAIT, wet fur…. Dare i say it. BRING IN THE BARN CATS
Slow motion water balloon fight.
On the battlefield, there’s no such thing as “species.” Yesterday’s dog is tomorrow’s cat. Species fluctuate with the times… You can only be truly loyal to the battlefield and to your mission.
(To Naruto) “We are but men, drawn to act in the name of revenge we deem to be justice. But when we call our vengeance justice, it only breeds more revenge… forging the first link in the chains of hatred.”
(To Naruto) “Out of love, sacrifice is born… Hate is born… and we are able to know pain!”
I think Zach’s look of innocence is only magnified with his big, green eyes
I think Bino will be very lonly on this warfield. XD
The odds are against him (as usual).
I dono about that, Bino has some real pull in the GODC as well as a pretty good gang of dogs that will follow him. IE Fox, Rex and maybe even Yeltsin and Boris. those are some pretty good odds.
Japanese for bino will lose this war
Sensō wa kyōki no jikandes
Sorry meant to say 戦争はとても悲しいです
Alt Text: “How is it that I have TWO rabbit’s feet and I keep getting pulled into these things?
Bugs Bunny: Now wait a minute, Doc. Let’s not be hasty. Rabbit’s feet ain’t lucky.
Steve Brody: No?
Bugs Bunny: No, look at the life rabbits lead. Dogs, hunters, hasenpfeffer… these rabbit’s feet never brought me any luck.
– Bowery Bugs 1949
I was going to say: because they’re both left feet; but Argent’s comment works too.
“It’s not lucky for the rabbit, is it?”
cats will win, unless the wolves get involved.
I know dogs will win the war
yes another joins one the dogs (capture the objective)
☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆ someone agrees with me :3
*me on the radio* napalm strike inbound watch your self
Easy there Sg.t $pike, this is a water war, try getting a rescue chopper to dump water like putting out a wildfire instead of going Napalm, one house was already burned down during the easter egg hunt, we don’t need another
Ahh, the smell of wet dog in the morning.
It smells like… victory.
And wet fur.
lol, Reference to the Microwave show.
I’d say Apocalypse now instead
LoL Tiger still gets picked on just because his owners were stupid enough to name him “Tiger”
This is almost exactly how all of my Water Balloon/ Super Soaker Fights end up… War… Glorious War.
make no mistake…. war is coming. in all its glory, and all its horror…..
lol I love how Maxes Bell is green. Grape and Tiger should have done that too.
Hmm… Breaking a fourth wall again? The diary, I mean, it’s almost as if it’s written to… “Us”?
Have you never kept a diary for your future self?
Is there any other kind?
I’d be more interested in making one for my past self.
4. dimension headache!
“Marty, you need to think fourth-dimensionally!”
“Yeah, Doc, I have a real problem with that”
“passing over sports almanac”
Ok, so I know it says not to ask in the cast, but why in God’s name is Max missing a piece of his ear? I’M SO CURIOUS!
same here i think i was bino who bit his ear off
Bino doesn’t seem to be that kind of violent; he’s aggressive, but not willing to scar another.
It says not to ask.
Freedom of speech?
Besides, I get the impression that it’s Max who says not to ask, not the “rules”.
Dude, not to be rude or anything, but I wouldn’t be snarky here. Trust me on this one.
I was -joking- your snark is not needed.
You really think I didn’t know that?
This is one of the oldest mysteries of this comic. There is some speculation here: http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=199&start=32 but that’s as far as we’ve gotten
thank you frank *gives salute*
At ease, soldier
Silly Tiger. Bino will remember this. You’ve widened the rift. Good thing they’re only water balloons.
well maby if the war get’s more serious.. who knows ;3
Yes. Who knows? D:
I think the sides will end up being bino vs. Everyone. Like the time in laser tag, where it was me vs. Everyone. But I hope bino does worse than me, if he can even play with all his injuries.
What a MEDLEY of characters this time around, Rick. Nice job.
YAY MORE GRAPE!!!!!
Quick, Tarot use your illusionary reality warping to make everyone confused and sneak attack them!
Actually, I think Tarot would support whatever side Peanut’s on, and use her abilities to… let’s call it giving them an unfair advantage
I don’t think Tarot would play unfair, that wouldn’t be as much fun.
And here I thought peanut would be there to help Grape.
yeah me two
OMG OMG OMG !! MAX SO CUTE !! I LOVE THIS!
rick if your reading this can you please tell me what happened to maxes ear
I doubt that will work
thank you frank
war…..war never changes *dramatic fallout 3 music*
lol if it did it wouldn’t really be war now would it?
War has changed. It’s no longer about species, ideologies or ethnicity. It’s an endless series of water balloon battles, fought by dogs and cats. War, and its consumption of H20, has become a well-oiled machine.
War has changed. collared pets carry collared weapons, use collar tagged gear. their instincts enhance and regulate their abilities. Genetic control. Information control. Emotion control. Battlefield control. Everything is monitored, and kept under control.
War has changed. The age of water hoses has become the age of control. All in the name of averting catastrophe from water balloons of mass destruction. And he who controls the battlefield, controls history. War has changed. When the battlefield is under total control, war… becomes routine.
“But someday I’ll break the curse. If there’s such a thing as peace, I will find it! Faith is better than any plan-nagato
“We’re both of the same breed, after all … motives for war are of no concern. Religion, ideology, resources, land, grudges, love, or just because… No matter how pathetic the reason, it’s enough to start a war.”-Deva path pain
I’m surprised it isn’t “All vs. Bino” rather than “Cats vs. Dogs”.
It might end up that way by the end.
saving the private Rex!!!!!!
I love the smell of water balloons in the morning. *sniff* Smells like… victory. And wet dog fur.
Nice. Didn’t expect war paint, I wonder if its waterproof.
its grease paint, it is water proof, sweat proof, and really hard to wash out of fur
Is it really a good idea to have a rabbit with a massive following of forest animals to take part in a pretend war?
No but we’re going to do it anyway.
BETTER! MOAR RECRUITS!
But what if they don’t know it’s just a game and take it seriously?
But War, War never changes
*ink spots i dont want to set the world on fire*
its great to see Zach again ^^ Missed him.
Hey, nice avatar. Did you make it?
It’s like when we did Boys Vs Girls in school: both teams had to have the same number of players and there was never an equal number of boys and girls.
I’m guessing King won’t join unless Fox strong-arms him into it.
With his incredible bad luck and moody “why does the universe keep screwing with me” attitude of late maybe that’s a good thing.
Still would be funny to see him take one to the face wouldn’t it?
Okay there’s taking a game seriously and then there’s THIS… Camo face-paint, really? Heh it’ll be fun if you don’ get wet till the end and you have to wash up anyways. XD
You have to take things a bit too seriously sometimes to produce something awesome. The glorious battle witnessed today shall go down in the history books. Generations to come will remember this day as the war that changed all wars! …. Or something like that, it would be ordinary and dull if it was just an another water balloon fight.
*GASP* You are RIGHT! D:
… You DO know that I was joking myself right? XD
Yes! This comic needed more bunny!
Stupid Chrome autofill, making me look like a troll.
*waits to see joey in catsuit*
Which is exactly why I have no idea what team he will be on, I’m sure we will learn when he shows up in comic.
Lemme put a bit of brown paint on my face- look, I’m a tree! Can’t see me!
Now lemme just put a bit of green on my nose … aaaaand I’m a frog in a tree! Frog in a tree!
The opening of this arc makes me want to see more.
Just great work as usual. “Bow to Rick”
You would think that the bell max has would make noise, even though it’s painted
Wow, Zach’s luck really stinks…
Does this mean he needs Odor-Eaters?
You can’t hear it, now you can’t see it.
Watch it, it’s a stealth bell !!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!
War is no game? Tell that to Treyarch and InfinityWard…
and Bethesda, LucasArts, Bungie, DICE, Valve, E.A., etc.
Lol, camo bell? I don’t think a paint job would make it any less noisy.
Stupid old e-mail adress saved on the site instead of new one…
????? explanation ?????
Do the right thing Zach.
I could tell you, but i don’t want to ruin the surprise.
PS: The spirits would hate it too.
I hope this turns into a mega-arc with everyone involved, King & Fox, Peanut, Tarot & Sabrina, Fiddler & Keys, the woodland creatures, the ferrets, the zoo animals, the Bigglesworths, Spo and Squeak, …
Fido: Ack! Sabrina…!
Sabrina: Sorry “honey”, all’s fair in love and war…!
Fido: In that case…
He grabs her and kisses her, once she starts to relax into it he dumps out his squirtgun bottle on her
Fido: *laughing and running*
Sabrina: Come back here!!!
i think that a probably joke would be:
(tarot get splashed by peanut)
T: I actually knew that you will hit me, i just wanted to be kind
P: this is not funny anymore
BTW: I wonder if ALL the Mr. Bigglesworth are in the cat side, that would be a very awesome army
Does this mean he needs foot deodorant?
PAN HELMET w00t!!! i would break out my MC helmet.
Y’know, I’ve been reading this comic since….I think the middle of the farm arc and I’ve been meaning to ask one thing: How the heck is Bino’s name pronounced?
you know, not the short i like in “bingo”, but a longer, like when you say “I am”
i think tho
Bino rhymes with Dino, short for dinosaur.
i always thought it rhymed with Reno, like Reno Nevada
We covered before http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/11/30/and-the-sentence-was-going-to-be-time-served-too/#comment-14382
“buy-no”, pronounced to rhyme with “dino”
Is there some kind of chat here people can join?
You can check out the forums if you’re into that. There’s also a semi-official IRC channel. (More info is available on the boards.)
And talk about HP, etc.
OK, so since Grape and Max aren’t holding water balloons I think it was probably Tiger but it doesn’t mean Max or Grape used one.
Actually, Grape is holding one. See her right hand. just hard to notice. i honestly thought it was finger paint at first. >.>
Plus Tiger’s obviously serving as the ammo cart.
Good point. But could he have put it down momentarily.
What does tiger want revenge for? i faintly remember bino making fun of tiger’s name ….tiger said “I WILL KILL YOU! I WILL KILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!”…
for real???……..thanks now I remember
Well, simple. If you have two rabbit feet the luck of one cancels out the other
i dont know how max can be so cute in the second and third frames with such a serious expression, it boggles my mind
*･゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:*･’(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)’･*:.｡. .｡.:*･゜ﾟ･* and soo ends another comment session
See ya Friday ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
I’m kinda curious…how does Grape’s camouflage work? I mean, sure parts of it work, but the rest of her is purple. She couldn’t stand out more if she had a big red bull’s eye on her posterior screaming to the high heavens “HIT HERE WITH WATER BALLOON!”
There could also be a comically large arrow with flashing lights and changing colors
They’re hiding behind the bushes. Only their faces need to be camoflauged when they look to aim.
Lock n’ Load Marines!
dogs or cats????? witch side you on?
Yay Grape’s back!
…That is all ^^ Commence with the war.
1. dont mess with the ferrets
2. tarot will own them due to her awesome powers
3. king will get hit by bino(even tho there on same team)
4.penut will get past the forces and go talk to grape
5.daisy will be given balloon but she wont throw it cuz shes stupid.
post if u have more
6. Tarot will not get hit kuz she already saw where you would throw your balloon and moved to not there
7. Dogs that pelt Bino will not be penalized for friendly fire
Ahh the smell of water balloons in the morning.. smell like victory! Ladies and Gentlemen we are about to witness a war, that no video game can recreate. A battle so awesome, so heroic that the only victim this day will dry fur and clothing. No road is safe as once you set your paw outside the house, you are now on the battlefield of Honor! those of weak heart may want to avert their eyes to the truth that is.. Water wars!
“War is not healthy for children and other living things”
I mean, seagulls might eat the busted balloons!
That brings up a meta-Housepets question: what impact does litter have on the wildlife when the wildlife is smart enough not to eat it?
Animal Janitors might go on a strike.
Silly rabbit. They have to be severed in order to be lucky. *grabs a hacksaw*
That’s just cruel Kitch.
If you want to reach Zach, you first have to pass me! “Breathing in ready to spit fire”
*jumps in the way for kitch* ahhhh
D’awwww, puppy love
Would you love a puppy with a hacksaw in his paws?
yes I would love a puppy with a hacksaw in his paws…..actually im going to go get one right now
War…. war never changes XD
*billy holiday easy living*
Out of love, sacrifice is born… Hate is born… and we are able to know pain!”-Pain
I do not know if anyone else thought this but I imagine that the Ferrets will just go and buy a B-29 Super Fortress or something like that load it with Water balloons rather than high explosives and pass over the town bombing it with Water Balloons.
Why? They are awsome rich, they could buy a C5 Galaxy.
Imagine how many Water balloons would fit in this birdy! lol
Sikorsky CH54A or Chinook would have a faster turnaround. Or just go with a firefighting aircraft?
Evergreen Supertanker – converted 747 with multiple high pressure drop ports, minimum altitude 400 feet (and it’s over 200 feet long!).
AN-225 You can’t top this.
It’s not that much bigger than an evergreen supertanker, and doesn’t have high pressure water drop ports for firefighting. And it’s way less awesome than the Spruce Goose.
I have to admit that old planes have much more style.
And the sound!! “drolling”
It will end like the third great shinobi war
With everyone agreeing to disagree
Quite interesting to see Grape in commando garb…. but I think seeing Zach in it would be even more of an interesting sight.
BTW the alt text thing about having two rabbit feet I think is like a double negative like, saying um… “I’m not not bored” or “I’m not not going to do something” or whatever.
Wonder what’s gonna happen next
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