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*Dramatic epicness* Dun dun dunnn!!!
I love your icon… So much <3
Thanks Anthony_frost :3
lol, clearly all the ferrets are the same x3 also, great way to do market research on water guns, he’s brilliant
Yeah, I’m just now starting to be able to identify the ferrets on my own (that is, without relying solely on the tags).
I had a few ideas in my head, but I definitely didn’t suspect it was market research.
I can only tell Keene because I’ve had him as an icon since he made a half pipe out with a flamethrower
That is a pretty awesome deed. Personally, I can only name Lana cause I’m awful with names and she’s the cutest :3
She is cute, I wish she was the mastermind
Well people had to test them anyway so why not make it into something that’s fun.
Since when is war fun? Last time i checked war is the opposite of fun.
That is, of course assuming that it’s not a water balloon war. If it is, then war is a helluva lot of fun! Heehee, get it, because war is Hell? No? Whatever, I don’t need your approval, as long as I find it funny!
I’m not sure what to reply. =/
In all, this is just a comic, so everyting should be fun. Plus, were talking about innocent wars, such that kids have.
Yet,… when I think of the real war out there…
…I know what real-life war is…
…Goodness! I wish wars didn’t exist at all.
…I hate war!
Who would have thought they were marketing geniuses?
Well Rock did manage to make a good Canine Cibble commercial
Mostly by accident
Doesn’t that just make it all the more impressive then?
What do you mean they all look the same? They have radically different fur patterns!
I would have thought it was Rock though. Keene doesn’t seem like the insane laugh type.
You mean that to tell them apart you need color vision?
I don’t think so. Lana is light with dark paws. Keene is dark with a light head and a dark mask. Rock is light with a light head and a light mask. Pit is white. And Simon is light with slightly darker paws and back, and a mask.
i thought the ferrets were behind this, just seemed to big for them not to be but i didn’t think that there would be a good reason behind it other then to sit back and watch it
Keene, you fiend!!
I Still say it would have been better if it were a zoo animal!
Agreed… hey, maybe they wanted revenge for something.
The zoo animals may have wanted revenge for losing the interspecies scrabble tournament.
There you go. lol
lol i cant tell the dif either i dont even know if any are girls
One is a girl :/
yep shes the one who was playing zelda
As a nerd, it is my duty to say that she said it was “Zelda Three.” This would mean that it was “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.” And now that I have finished exposing myself as the nerd that I am, you are free to make fun of me for it.
not really i should get laughed at for not paying attention lol
It’s not that you weren’t paying attention, I just wanted to mention the exact game. I was simply obeying my instincts as a nerd
I’m a nerd myself…
Though, I’m not sure what kind of nerd I am.
Anyways… You’re not alone!
I’m a book nerd.
In case it wasn’t already obvious I’m a game nerd. Also somewhat of a book nerd. So stay literate Lelouch. Or you won’t be able to read the epicness that is Housepets!
Hey, I just finished The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the first time ever (in 3D!). So nobody shall make fun of anybody for playing the epicness that is Zelda.
Now, to play Master Quest…
I’m a nerd, I was all over the LotR reference, I spent the last few days watching the live coverage of comic con, and I named my iPod after the girlfriend I wished I have.
Really if you nerd on it, To call it Zelda three would imply it’s a numbered title, the only actual numbered Zelda being Zelda 2: the adventure of Link. If you go in Chronological release order, then the third zelda game would be Link to the Past, but that was not a numbered title. Nor would anyone who really plays Zelda would call a zelda title by a number, particularly since zelda numbered titles for the most part don’t exist.
So if Lana called it Zelda three, it could mean one of three things: one, Lana is ignorant of Zelda and doesn’t know what to call the game. two, Rick is ignorant of zelda and doesn’t know what to call the game. or three, Rick really didn’t care enough to bother giving it a proper Zelda title. It’s a minor detail after all.
Yep… I was going by chronological order
Lana is the girl, she’s a classic champagne ferret with cream fur and brown paws.
Keene (above) is a sable panda.
Rock is a somewhat atypical silver sable.
Pit is an albino.
Simon is a light sable.
A light sable is also known as chocolate.
Oh, and Argent is a standard sable.
And Duke its’ the one that doesn’t fit any description
Oh I missed duke. Let’s see…
Duke’s a dark panda.
WARNING: INFORMATION OVERLOAD.
THOUGHT PROCESS FAILURE.
BRAIN SHUTDOWN INITIATED.
Wow, I’m impressed =3
You realy like ferrets, don’t you?
What do you think?
Huh? nothing bad, just impressed by your knowledge.
I think they make great scarfs (only while alive though, I am completely against wearing animal skin). I remember when I was little there was a pet store I visited every week, I ignored the puppies (I see them all the time) and went strait to the bunnies and ferrets to pet them and hold them and one of the ferrets liked to lick me.
Yay me and Alechsa got it completely! (well as close as you could have gotten anyway!) Though I still wonder exactly why Grape didn’t get Max’s help for the rescue she let Zach in on it easily.
i kinda figued it be him
Should read the alt text.
Oh come on we got it about 99% right. At the very least we got it much much much closer then anyone else did.
To tell Max that info would have told him that she was a double agent. I’m not sure how he would have taken that.
I think under the circumstances he would have understood, at least he should have.
Well, I was off by a hair. Ferret hair. D:
Water Gun Testing?
New Marketing techniques aquired.
We are the Borg.
Resistance is futile.
Your marketing strategies and assets shall be assimilated!
If we had test like those all around the country. Summer would actually be pretty fun.
How dare you imply that Summer is not fun!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!
heck yeah conspiricy for the win
I should ave known. >:O
But it isnt that epic to me :/
I should have wait this wasn’t epic at all :/
☁☂This rained on my parade
It’s a comic. Don’t build your life around it.
Why would I build my life around a webcomic I forget to come to sometimes >:( thatl like saying I have no life
Also CAN I BE DRAMATIC FOR AT LEAST A SECOND!
Sir I was offended by that I deseve an apology (JK)
wow Keene is tall compared to Zach 0.o
Meh, just a tall chair.
I have the same problem, Zach. I have the same problem…
Aww 。・°°・(＞_＜)・°°・。I can tell the difference (JK)
But each one is unique!
All I know is They’re all adorable.
Well, yeah, but since it’s a webcomic, you can’t smell them. And f
My bad, my comment wasn’t finished, but I accidentally pressed submit (I almost always comment from my iPad), but anyway:
And for me, five ferrets would be a walk in the park. One of my brother in laws actually used to have a roommate that had a ton of ferrets. How many did he have? So many, that an entire wall wall in the laundry room was hidden by ferret cages. The smell was revolting!
Keene is the only one that matters anyway.
Also, he answered the second question, not the first.
That my question. I’m like half lost here. Anyone want to explain to me?
I’m lost too, so I couldn’t explain 。・°°・(＞_＜)・°°・。
Keene wants to sell a new line of waterguns. Keene also clearly wants to do this on the cheap, so he sells the waterguns to both the cats and the dogs, then starts a war.
I don’t thinks it’s so much of “cheaper” so much as “quicker”. As he says, the Water war will account to several WEEKS worth of testing. He’ll be able to make them commercially available in record time!! Genius!
It’s not genius it’s… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBh895KdXAU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
awww, why dos the overlord business ferret gotta the one XD why not sasha? lol
You know, I was starting to think that one of the ferrets was into this.
And the second panel reminded me of the Dramatic Chipmunk.
hense the dogs and the gatling gun water launchers
I still don’t get why he sold all the good ones to the dogs…. >_>
Because unlike the cats, some of the dogs are officers and can more effectively use a watergun to subdue their enemies. Search & Drench mission boys!
He sold the monster balloon to the cats first.
Unfortunately, Max didn’t read the fine print that mentioned that the 100 gallons of water required to fill the thing were not included
Kinda makes me wonder who the contacts were.
the other ferrets…
How much you want to bet he worked for Apature Science?
Also *lubs chair* why do evil people always have squeaky chairs?
Because it’s SOOO much more dramatic for the chair to squecks as he tuuurns around…
And I’m sure he and GlaDos would get along swimmingly.
Lol. It’s all about the cake… I mean, prize. X3
If I was the evil master-mind, I would rather have a nice, furry chair.
And I would also make the room turn instead of turning the chair.
Not epic, I know, but I would do everyting to enjoy my super-villany.
Now THAT is how you flaunt your power
You know how I would flaunt MY power? Of course you don’t know how, which is why I’m about to tell you! I would wear one of those spiked collars, some hiking boots, and a camo jacket. If anybody annoyed me, I would simply give them a boot to the head.
…..yeah not that original
But still funny.
Hey, guys, the rating of the strip and comment section are PG. Torture is not PG. Watch yourselves, please.
First choice. I knew it. And really, the smartest actual business he’s done yet. (Which isn’t saying much.)
On the next comic, Grape will subdue Keene and will force him to reveal Peanut’s location, by threatening to take his glasses off. xD
Aha! I knew we had seen that office before!
Awww, it’s the cute one. Wait, they’re all cute. Who are you?!
On sale by the end of summer! I want the GATTLING GUN. My entire neighborhood shall fall before me. Bwahahahahaha
Keene. You could be the Tony Stark of the ferret world.
I approve of this!! XD
If they are the beta testers, then who were the alpha testers?
Fido is the alpha tester, he is the alpha… everything
Well, only if you aren’t asking Bino
Wow… I kinda expected the ferrets; after all, those who have deep pockets are the ones benefit from conspiracies. But then I thought, too obvious, the high class rich guy is the “villain”. Should remembered the Simpsons: 95% of cases, the obvious suspect is the guilty one, the other 5% is a nut who did it for no reason…
Darn that I uh, left out the evil master plan when I guessed it was a ferret, I mean I totally knew it was to test a line of water guns, I uh just didn’t want to ruin it. XP
i was wrong:(
I should have known Keene was behind this.
I think we all did, but we chose to denounce that possibility and thought of more interesting twists… though Grape did say they were short of one unexpected twists, to this kinda fits it like that one Shakespeare play about Caesar…
Hmm… I was half expecting this, but I was still hoping it was gonna be Daisy. I can just see it now…
-squeaky chair turns around-
“Hi I’m Daisy! ”
Not in the slightest my good sir.
What!?!? No new character to mess with the storyline! Aw well, I suppose I should’ve known it was going to be one of the ferrets in the first place.
That’s not Keene, it’s Res
Rick just made an inking mistake and a typo in the tags. Trust me, it’s supposed to be Res.
what a dramatic twist for my birthday man i wish he did more strips i can get tired of waiting but i guess a comic genius needs his rest
You really have to have a grasp on how much work it takes to do a comic strip three times a week.
This is on of themost frequently updated comic I have personally seen. It’s one reason I like it so much
Yeah, It`s not just drawing some nice pictures.
There has to be a good Story behind too.
Rick has to surprise us readers three times a week, and the next week,
and the week after the next week………..O_O
That’s realy hard work.
Yeah, he must have like… Morgan Freeman powers or something!!
Either that or he’s… really… really… good at what he does. Hats off to you Rick
Yeah….or Chuck Norris POWERS!!!
who would have thought that an orange soda drunk was such a marketing genius, also, great twist
Actually, there are some previous strips that imply that Keene is quite the business mogul. The first that comes to mind is that he was the head behind Theme Park World (which was a raging success with the pets), and another is that he has been seen playing golf, a very stereotypical activity for business executives. Search Keene, and you’ll find more.
I so called it xD As did about over 9000 readers…
Still, this is excellent. Keene’s always been rather business savvy, so this doesn’t surprise me in the least.
Nappa: Vegeta, what does the scouter say about the number of readers that saw this coming?
Vegeta: *take off scouter and and crushes it in his hand* IT’S OVER NINE
am i the only one having problems with the forum today, it keeps saying theres a server error or whatever
Just following the suit of everyone else…
I KNEW IT!
Zach’s personality has changed a lot since his arrival. I would have thought Grape would have been the one asking the questions.
That is so true my friend.
Well he is the opener of ways after all!
NOO! all my theories shattered!
oh, well there’s always next time.
also, where’s King? I miss seeing how funny he can be.
I don’t think he’s in this Arc
I’d be really shocked if he showed up in this arc. He has more important things to do than play a silly game, like deciding on his fate! He still hasn’t secured his fate as a dog, or as a human for that matter. Even with the watch back in his possesion, he’s technically still in limbo. At least until the watch can be returned to heaven and back in it’s rightfull place. Who know’s what might happen to Kings fate/watch while it’s still down here on earth! And why am i rambling on about King’s fate when there is a war going on lol. I miss King too, but i seriously doubt he’ll appear in this arc. And you have to give all the other characters time in the spotlight too, so King might not even be in the next arc, but you never know what’s brewing in Ricks brain lol ^^
Water-Guns Are Actually Very Boring If You Think About It. *Squirted In Face* Fffffffffffff- Forget It. People Have Opinions. Ferrets Are Sneaky Evil Things. XD
i knew it i didnt guess 4 a while then i thought keene!! has 2 be him
I so want Keene’s shades!!
They are so nice. I want them too!
They are so pitch black I mistook them for a blindfold at first XP
They also kinda look like those big sunglasses that old people wear XD
I would rather have the aviator-design ones.
I love the aviator-style sun-glasses!
I just like them to look cool.
I guess Keene got the idea from his TF2 game sessions
I feel like everyone at one point guessed it was one of the ferrets. Only a few guessed the motives however.
Ya know no mater how silly this plan sounds it’s pretty clever… if you don’t think about the possible malfunction of the untested waterguns that causes them to explode into your face… then again why would that be a problem?
Okay, I know that I had made this same joke on the previous comic, so I will make it clear that if a Mod (or Rick obviously ) doesn’t want meto do this anymore, all they need to do is say so in a reply, and I will not do it for any future comics.
IF WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW FOR THE NEXT COMIC, IT WILL BE THE END OF ALL OF US!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Your supposed to use good judgement, not always wait for us to say ‘yes or no’
Yeah, I know that, but in the future if it ever gets old, ask me to stop. Heck, I don’t care wether or not its a mod, Rick Vriffin himself, or even an average commented with no actual mod privileges or anything. If I ever do something that offends you, annoys you, or anything, ask me not to do it anymore. I try to check the comments page as often as possible, in case somebody replies to one of my comments, so you can be sure that if you respond to my comment, I will read it.
wow….i’ve actually found a responsible person on the internet!! i win the scavenger hunt!!
bino:next year, waterguns?
Wow, the person that came up with that scavenger hunt must have modeled it after the game. Easy to lose, but al,ost impossible to win XD ! But seriously, that comment just made my day. Thanks dude. I owe you one!
I don’t say anything offensive at all, it’s just common courtesy to respect other people. I may say something as a joke but nothing to hurt the other person. And if i am misunderstood, i’ll simply appologize and not do it again.
Kudos to Jaxon for finding another responsible person :p ^^
Well, yeah, I wouldn’t go around and make comments that I KNOW will offend people or annoy them. I just mean if I say something that offends somebody without my intending it. I find that going around and offending or annoying people is a very good way to be branded as a troll, and eventually get you banned or something.
Best thing to keep in mind.
-Use good judgement when commenting.
-Memes get tiresome very quickly and a few are even auto-modded because people didn’t know when to stop. Refrain from them.
-Long involved conversations are best done on the fourms if it’s not directly strip related.
Uh, Keene? That was the second question.
Also, is he secretly the black guy from Star Trek?
$10 bucks says that Keene is also Max’s supplier.
Mmmmmm…. Bucks. I feel hungry, so I shall take you up on that bet. If I lose, then I shall wear a collar for a week! But not really. But any art of my fursona for a whole week will show him wearing a collar.
Of course he is, Rick said that Keene sold the huge water Balloon to him (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/07/27/make-profit-not-war/#comment-80580) so it would make sense he also got the guns from him as well.
Under a great water war, there’s great capitalism…
I’m no capitalist, I’m an ANARCHIST!!! ANARCHY!!!!! YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH I LOOOOVVVEE ANAAARRRCCCHHHYYYYYY!!!!!!
the miltons are the drebin’s of the housepets universe(for those who dont get the reference drebin’s are gun launderers in metal gear solid 4) which is funny given rockstar hawk looks like big boss
@tbird000666 hey nice icon i read that comic to
July 25, 2011 at 12:14 am | Permalink | Reply
Sabrina has a business room in a strip mall outside of Babylon Gardens?
July 25, 2011 at 12:14 am | Permalink | Reply
I consider this a plausibility.
July 27, 2011 at 12:27 am | Permalink | Reply
That it may be, there’s no denying that Rick will manage to surprise us
Being a great problem solver, the cats got their hands on some relatively expensive watergun gear (though a handheld minigun is more expensive) so if it IS the person who deals the cats the water…er, ARTILLERY… then it’s probably one of the rich ferrets.
Of course, since Joey isn’t allowed in the dogs’ club, it’s probably him as a revenge act for fun…
Last theory: King or Tarot. The 2 most unexpected characters to be this shady leader
Copied and pasted from my theory in the last comic. My first theory was right! HaHA!
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