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Give my regards to Rick, and tell him he’s the BEST person EVAR !!!
Talk about stating the obvious ;D
Agreed, Why not just offer constructive criticism and comments?
Holy cow this is Awesome!!!
OMG. I have to agree, this strip is awesome. Woah!
That last frame MADE this strip. ;D
Best. Webcomic. Ever.
any doubt about that?
Well it is one of the best, not “the” best but is doing very well.
Good job Rick ( T_T)＼(^-^ ).
I have to agree. As far as PG goes, it is the best. However, overall it can only come in second at best, TwoKinds being number one, but Housepets has a strong lead in second.
Actually housepets! is only rated 41 in topwebcomics
The number one right now is Too much information.
I’ll stop here before someone says something.
On topic Grape is such a drama queen :/
the Alt text: blech is dwarfed by the sheer awesome line of thought that takes a sudden but reasonable turn in the final panel
Conspiracies! Plots! The end of all wars!
Peanut has all the answers!
the right man in the wrong place, can make all the difference in the world.
I see what you did there.
So wake up, Mister Zach. Wake up…and smell the wet fur.
(Sorry. Had to.)
^ you see all that right there? that’s what’s called a Massive Win. learn from their example.
also, I CAN HEAR HIS VOICE AND IT’S STILL CREEPY.
Just remember to “be adequate”, and you’ll be alright
No! Peanut is a prisoner of war!
Only if by “prisoner of war” you mean “got bored and doing something else fun on his own.”
And what makes you think that? If he was really going though and figuring out this conspiracy I highly doubt he would get bored as he was getting to the end of things and just let Grape think he disappeared for no reason.
We will storm the dogs club ourselves if that is what it takes!
How many movies do you think used this scene? XD
A lot, but I never seen any that ended like the 8th panel. XD
Must agree would be awesome to see this in theater
Kung fu Panda had something similar where *SPOILER* Panda yells at maste shi fu “don’t die!” and then (from a sleeping position) he yells “I’M NOT DIEING! ah… Dragon….Warrior…” lol
ha!! funny scene nice reference to lord of the rings
Is it secret? Is it safe??
Honestly, Zach is like Frodo in a few ways. He’s part of Tiger and Marvin’s family, so the whole mundane and predictable life theme they have is a nice parallel to the hobbits. Plus Zach is an unlikely hero, and small (figuratively and literally) compared to most of the other characters.
Also, living with Tiger taught Zach to be VERY secretive and VERY paranoid. The secret should be safe with him.
yep he did its in the comics :3
awesomely hilarious. you’d think Grape would be a bit more irritable after getting wet.
More like dramatic =3
maybe less irritable in a hot summer day.
Plus, she gets to do epic dramatic scene!
And who would miss out on a chance like that?
Well now that explains where Peanut has been.
Watch it be Sasha or Daisy that’s in charge of the conspiracy
no, it’s a human.
Who? Fatty’s in jail and the two Milton siblings don’t like each other.
Whoever it is, it will be surprising because this arc is pushing out a lot of unexpected twists.
Max is the head of the conspiracy
Could be possible though there is no real evidence for it, but in that vain there is no real evidence for anyone at this point so everyone (except Zach,Grape,Peanut,and Bino -since I doubt he would sleep till noon and miss the war he started- anyway.) is a suspect.
Isn’t it obvious? The ferrets butler is behind it all!
The butler always does it!
“Jeeeeves! Take responsibility for this mess!”
“Very well, suh”
In the original Jeeves books, Jeeves job was much harder than taking responsibility for Bertie Wusters messes. He had to get him OUT of trouble.
It will most likely be the ferrets because in an earlier comic in this arc they said the they ferrets pool was filled with water when it is nrmally filled with chocolate mousse.
No they didn’t, Rockstar Hawk said that they filled it with chocolate mousse which is why they can’t going swimming in it and want to use the Bigglesworth’s pool.
Actually, he did mention their pool as the cat’s major sorce of water.
I think someone there mentioned the flooding may have been them removing the water for more pudding or jello or something. =P
That was me, and I stand by that theory.
Of course now that I posted that I can’t find the comment….maybe I am just going crazy… -_-
Don’t worry silverfang, you aren’t going crazy. Crazy people don’t think that they’re going crazy, they think that they’re getting saner. I forgot where I read that.
YES!! Peanut has entered the arc at last!!!!!!!!!!!!
And with STYLE!
A new challenger has appeared!
Well congrats on all that called Peanut capture! Looks like it might have been one of the Dogs that might have flooded the basement to start the war in the first place. Bino is out as he slept though it and I doubt he would do that if he started it.
Also I wonder if Max knows about this?
Apparenty – no…
Best. Strip. Ever.
Now that I look at it, it looks like a movie cliche… But I still like
You’re naive. This is a whole BUNCH of clichés. And they’re perfect. XD
this to no end!
I know, that’s why I like this whole comic!
Too awesome for words
True that. Awesome strip is awesome!
Awesome is so simply said….
Yet it still carries a big connotation
If you use it properly, yes. However, as most of the world (or at least North America) uses it, it does not carry nearly the same weight.
Pretend to be awed. If you can’t even imagine that, then you need to get away from the modern world for a while… or just try to imagine standing in the presence of God.
Panels 3 and 6, man. Adorable.
And the award for ‘Best supporting cat in a ridiculously over-done death scene’ is… Grape!
Grape: Thank you! You love me, you really love me!
That was just adorable.
Lol! That final panel is awesome x3 Also, I’ve kinda felt a lot like Peanut before, the way she describes how Peanut put arrows everywhere is something I do too x3
Is Grape softened? I mean how many pets can grab Grape like that with getting pummeled? And since when Zachary is among them?
But that would ruin the dramatic scene.
Considering she was doing an epic drama scene, I think we may assume that she didn’t really want to kill anybody. Except maybe the dogs that got her wet, and she seemed to take that pretty well.
Dreamless dorm….. ticking clock…..~
What kind of war doesn’t have a overdramatic death scene? It’s rather cute how she just snaps out of it in the last panel.
I was going to say that real-life wars don’t have dramatic death scenes…
…but now that I think about it, any death is to be dramatic.
…sad, isn’t it. =(
Here’s what I’m thinking right now
Any time Grape does something dramatic or awesome, I always think back and remember:
Her name used to be “Princess Periwinkle”
Ummm you may want to hide now!
Should we reserve him a room at the hospital, or simply size up a coffin for him for when Grape gets hold of him…?
Quick Tomfox, hide the frying pans!
I’m pretty sure that when Grape is finished with Tomfox, there wont BE anything left TO BURY!
Someone had a sick mind…
ai love it when gwape’s all happy like in da last panel X3
Grape is a jerk *giggles*
panel 3 For Absolute Win
Do I spy a new Valerio icon? X3
It wouldn’t surprise me
too late its mine i think
WAIT! DID SHE JUST SAY …!
rick deservse an oscar for that
Poor Grape lost her first life =(
List of Cat lives so far:
Grape = 8
Maxwell = 6
THIS is a win.
Max has six?!
Oh brother… ham it up some more, will you?
Remember Your Mortal.
That’s what the title means.
I thought it was “remember you will die” Lemony Snicket has lied to me!?!
No matter, at the start of the school year, I shall ask my evil Latin teacher what it means. She can simply ask for the help of Pete if she doesn’t know, because she’s not exactly evil, just sort of a jerk
It’s more accurately “Remember that you must die”. Except I misspelled memento for the sake of a pun.
I like it.
I don’t believe it! I DON’T GET THE PUN!!!!!!!!!
This comic never ceases to amuse me. Keep it up, Rick.
Unlike so many other webcomics I read, Housepets! actually manages to be funny without the use of profanity (except for King’s censored moments ;D). I think that this shows that Rick is a great artist AND writer, because he can make a joke without relying on foul language for laughs. Keep up the great work Rick, you have done a great job with this webcomic. And by the way, about how long will we wait before we see King again?
King will appear just as soon as there’s a storyline that requires his presence. This comic is called Housepets!, not King!, so you can’t expect him to show up all the time.
I know, but I am curious about his role in the war. Is he a low ranking soldier? Is he a civilian? Isnhe a prisoner like Bino? Is he the real commander of the dogs, with Rockstar Hawk being a mere puppet? Is he still sleeping? Is he a mercenary for hire? Is he simply laughing his tail off observing the childish antics of the other pets? My money is on the last one. Tune in tomorrow to find out! Or not… But you still better tune in!
It’s entirely possible King won’t be depicted in this arc, you know.
I know, but I still think it would be funny to have a strip showing him going outside for some reason (maybe to see fox?) and end up getting soaked. Possibly followed by one of his “censored” moments. XD
But either way, the arc is still coming along rather nicely
Love the big eyes small pupils expression
This is too sweet for words.
Aw I found it really cute how Grape was hugging Peanut X3
Peanut for Peace!
Aha, THERE’S the avatar!
Your gravatar seems to match your comment perfectly.
Oh so many funny clichés I just love’em. Great job Sir!
(????: … No argues there, clichés are fun when done right.)
OMG How CUTE Grape is!!!
I agree compleately!
This strip made my week.:)
Last panel gave me the mega giggles and a smile when I was in a bad mood. Aww darn Grape nearly confessed! Unless she was pretending as part of the dramaticness of the scene…
Probably half pretending since that kinda thing is pretty common dramatic movie death cliche. But she still loves him as a friend though so it ain’t a lie.
Arrivadechi… But seriously this is just ridiculous now!
Is it realy nessesary to have a dramatic death scene?
It’s kind of cute… but she did’t have to be such a drama queen!!!
what I mean is that her explanation is cute enough.
I can only guess what’s next to this they start the search for peanut, get ambushed, etc it’s kinda obvious
acutally yes cuz its water and ats hate water.( with a capital HATE)
This place is as obvious as family guy jokes, but theyre still funny
Really, if you’re going to have a death scene, you might as well ham it up. Most folks only get to die once.
DON’T YOU DIE ON ME, GRAPE!
Aw, the third panel is adorable. :3
Needs moar “Rosebud…”
LOTR ref! =D FTW!!!!
Persona 3 much?
I think Rick is just teasing all the G/P shippers with Panel 3, but it’s an awesome strip nonetheless xD I especially like the silhouette of Peanut surrounded by ‘light’ in the 4th Panel. I think it’s just because I like mystery and all, but meh.
That’s exactly what hes doing (he’s also teasing on Panel 6 too,even if its a death cliché as well its still a ship tease)
I don’t think he’s deliberately trying to tease his fans with Grape and Peanut >.>
Oh come on GameCobra that’s exactly what hes doing because,regardless of whether or not he’s going to get the together eventually (which I hope he will),any writer (unless they really hate shipping) would do it to.
Grape and Peanut snuggle regularly now, however. Infact, practically every pet snuggles in this comic. >.> Just Peanut and Grape do it the most since they are the main cast.
If i wanted to point out a time i think Rick teases his fanbase, it would be one-offs like this:
Both of these incidences, plus that one off with Peanut and Grape sleeping while having watched TV together, the one where Grape had a heart over her head, I’m too lazy to find the link right now are ship teasing.
Just because he teases it doesn’t mean its going to happen (though it obviously could of course) so just relax GameCobra lets us at least have our teases.
I just point them out because i just find it amusing it’s assumed teasing on Rick’s part, that’s all.
But then again, i think i’m starting to become a spoil sport, so… <.< *flees*
So dramatic thats why I love Grape
Only thing missing is a dramatic “Noooo!” But now that I think about it, this reminds me of the Appleloosa episode of MLP:FiM, that ends in a giant pie fight. Water gun fights are cool, but pies are delicious.
The cake is a lie and the pies are fake.
….What? Why are you all looking at me like that??
Overdramatic cat is overdramatic. =P
For those of you that called Peanut being resonsible for Grape being a double-agent,
*claps* Good show!
thank you (bows)
why than you!
Jolly good show gentleman!
( T_T)＼(^-^ )
Reminds me of the following
“I’m so sorry!”
“Ashley, Tell my mother…I love her”
“…You just got hit with some mud”
-Adventures in Odyssey- The Buck Stops Here
Drama drama drama drama drama.
It’s the essence of an Oscar-worthy act
“He circled it twice and drew a lot of scribbly arrows”!
Also, when Grape says “I’ll come with”, she’s coming with who?
Zach of course!
it was either a mistake…
… or grape meant something like: ” I’ll be fine”
Haven’t you heard it said like that before?
I have, but maybe it isn’t globally recognized. I don’t know. I honestly thought saying it that way made the last panel more amusing.
Sure. i’ll come with.
GRAPE! NOOOOOOOooo–oh. She’s OK….
Hehe this comic is pretty epic! Now we know what role Peanut plays in the war. Does the note remind anyone else of the move Battle for Los Angeles? Where the guy gives the staff sergeant a note for his wife, shorly before blowing himself up, taking a lot of the aliens with him.
All who think that Peanut should come in and rescue Zachary and Grape from the other dogs while holding a water shotgun or water ballon grenade launcher, please raise your paw, hand, or other similar appendage! *raises his paw and looks around*
*raises his paw*
…Oh! No, I just wanted to use the restroom.
Just kidding! It would certainly be awesome…
…but it’s highly unprobable. =(
You know what would make it even more awesome? LETS DO THIS LEEERRRROOOOOOOY JAAAAAAAHHHHNNNKIIIIIIINNNNSSSSS!!!!!!
That could be Peanuts battle cry!
Sorry, I have a problem where I talk too much… dangit! I did it again!
*Raised his white paw*
Why is someone raising a tentacle behind me?
“Runs faster than a cheerleader to a shopping spree”! Dang that’s fast.
I have a faster speed!!!
*runs to the speed of gossip*
Cthulu: Oops, sorry bout that.
Oh god! why is the squid version of Satan here?
Cthulu: Hey, even giant green squids need entertainment sometimes! And with the humans slowly destroying the planet, I’m out of a job
you can’t have a war story without a part like this X3
lol, hooray for LotR quotes
Somewhere, Peanut is blushing with a little heart that may or may not be broken hovering over his head…
And after reading the latest Green Lantern, I am expecting some major turn-around ending which may change the Pets lives forever and shatter what they once believe in… for months. Maybe Sabrina looses her powers when drenched in water, or Fido gets kicked out the Good Old Dog Club…
I belive it might happen…
… but not any time soon.
…The comic is still too young for Rick to throw this into the comic.
If you know what I mean.
It is obvious that this comic will end with dogs and cats accepting each other’s species… and many inter-species-couples.
…but we are far from that point.
…or at least, that’s my insignificant opinion.
Yeah, I am still waiting who going snap and actually beat Bino up. Tiger may have a lead, but if King or Joey are pushed hard enough….
Hmm… unless he watches alot of TV, I would have say it going to end with everyone mad at Zach for spoiling their fun somehow…
“It’s not really a power ring, I just got it in a box of cereal.”
Don’t you mean, “the Ring is bubkus, I got it from a box of CrackerJacks!”
Cubs are cubs… they, the entire characters, are playing big version of pretending.
I think grape must have imitated it from the movie.. how cute could she be,,,
Tell Peanut I lol
Y’know, Grape never struck me before as someone who would get this melodramatic.
Oh, well. *hands her an Oscar*
Grape and Peanut look adorable in that 3rd panel.
And the award for the biggest ham acting goes to…GRAAAPE!
what is it Grape? you lo- what? you lost something of his? did you lose his squeaky toy? did you?!
Hey, wait a second!!
Why is Peanuts tail wagging while he gets hugged by Grepe in panel three?
Are this notes so exciting, or…..
0_0 o_0 0_o
he still has a crush on her!
HE ALWAYS DID……..
I know this comic really works on “Comic Book Time” but by this point I think we can say it goes beyond just a crush, hes had it for quite a while.
yes i was right!!
Drama queen >.>
Well that was maelodramatic.
Hmm… it’s been a while since I tried this, so here we GO!
I can see the creator of the conspiracy! It- it’s-
*Un-glowy eyes* *GASP*
It all makes sense! It’s a conspiracy to trick all of the pets into taking baths!
Jelley Sandwhich does love penut butter right?
War to end all wars? What is this, inter-species war I?
I love how lighthearted this whole comic is. I mean, the darkest bit is King’s arc, and even that isn’t too…depressing. This strip is a good example, so is the recent one with Hawk, talking about the Miltons. (love the ferrets too, btw)
Grape’s fake death is EPIC!! XD
“Tell peanut I look silly when I fake death.”
I wanted to come up with something silly to complete her phrase…
…but your are much more brillinat at that.
I feel obligated to say… something. But, all that I wanted to say has already been said.
It got serious.
I felt like I was in the middle of the set of [insertintensemoviehere].
I love LotR reference! ^^
Grape seems to have a little blue bug on her chest in panel seven. And then it disappears…I miss him…
Alt text has more sense when viewed with the 7th panel
You know what would be awesome….. House pet T.V. series!!!!
“Housepets” the Movie
Next time on Indiana Bones: and the Water Balloon War Conspiracy…
Zach and Grape join forces to find the lost Mr/Dr/Professor Peanut Sandwich… er Bones… Um… whatever his name is… playing the Game.
they have a theme video on youtube…
Panel 6 is like giving candy the grapenut conspirators, but I’m quite sure she was going to say “I lost my toy, does he know where it is?”
Bravo, bravo!!! :clapping: XD
the water exploding offa grape looks kinda like wings….jus’ sayin’
That was my first thoufpght as well.
Wait, this is wrong. Every army has a code of honor, written or not, and it says never get someone when there back is turned. The dog that nailed/shot Grape should be ashamed.
I’m pretty sure that’s not in any ‘code of honor,’ actually.
Shooting someone in the back is like shooting them after they’ve surrendered, it’s a dirty, sneaky, deceitful tactic and is morally wrong.
I apologize for my rant, I just have way to much free time
Okay first off…
They hadnt surrendered so they are very well susceptible to be shot.
the rules of engagement do not say anything about not shooting an enemy in the back.
Another thing, to wipe out your enemys force by any means even when that means firing on them while they are in retreat is a fundamental strategy employed in all forms of warfare, its necessary, if we had a “code of conduct” we’d get wiped out in wars, Reference to The British Forces occupying American soil in 1812, they were overwhelmed because low and behold, they marched in ranks rather then engaging in coordinated guerrilla warfare.
and yes I am rather heated about it.
Moderator Edit: Let’s make sure to maintain a measure of civility, eh? You can argue against an opinion without making ad hominem attacks.
Case and point, I just surrendered but I am still being attacked.
What about guerilla warfare? *peers*
I’d say that it’s arguable whether guerilla fighters are an army, regardless of how organized they may be
What the heck are you guys talking about???
gurilla warfare is used throughout the world the u.s. army used it and so does freeking iraq you are to find the first thing to cover if bullets start flying in any situation in the army you are ordered to fire back if you are armed in order to save your life and others this doesnt mean as soon as you see someone with a gun you open fire you have to take in the rules of engagement in order before you do that but the concept of gurilla warfare is that you use cover to fight instead of out in the open THATS basically the deffinition of it armies around the world use it!!!!!!!!
“All’s fair in Love and War”
if you were in iraq (like my dad is) and you stormed the building and saw a sniper about to take out one of your men will you sit around and let it happen or be dishonored by people for killing someone that was ARMED
We are going to stop this debate right now.
Right, like it was going anywhere to begin with.
So… Peanut and grape are spies in this water balloon war. That’s so epic
This is starting to look like the cold war, sort of.
Wet war *COUGH*
As much as this arc is fun to read, Im more anxious to get back to Grape/Peanut’s little love interests, as well as King’s story. That just stopped so soon… Where the heck is pete? imprisoned?
Only the dead have seen the end of the war
what a twist!
Grape deserves an award!
I only just noticed that Grape looks sort of… weird in the last panel. Sort of like she is possessed or something. It’s probably just me though.
NOW I know what made her look strange! It was the combination of her wide open yellow eyes, her two pointed teeth (it just didn’t feel right to call them canines ), as well as her grin.
“Tell Peanut I lo–.. I l—… I lost the game.”
“Not again! >.<"
In reference to: http://www.housepetscomic.com/category/comic/the-game/ before I get yelled at for trolling.
Dramatic kitty moments are far cuter than can easily be described here. And an added Zach for bonus huggability.
I just realize, the “Opener of Ways” and “Pete’s Original Avatar” are teaming up… innocent enough… or is it… A CONSPIRACY!!!
I didn’t even think of it that way!
…Why do I get the feeling that this one strip will spark Zach and Grape shipping?
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