What a lovely scene! ^-^
Woah, didn’t see this one.
Sweet scene, though. =3
Alt text: “By the way, you didn’t see Bino while you were inside, did you? I wonder where he went”
Arrg, I don’t know why I keep forgetting to check the alt text on these last few pages.
Odds are he’s still tied up where we last saw him.
Maxwell is okay with this. x3
I’ve gotta say, I’d probably have a similar reaction in this situation. I laughed.
I would be like
): … ._. … ！(◎_◎;)…(=^ェ^=)
Why not? It is only water.
I think it’s the whole “my girlfriend was spying on me and ruining the efforts of my team”.
Then again, ’tis just a game. He sure knows how to take it easy
The Spy who Splashed Me
hah! an austin powers referance
Actually it was more of a James Bond reference, but I guess it works either way.
It’s an Austin Powers reference that is a James Bond reference
It’s a reference inside reference! -_-
A reference within a reference? We have to go deeper! INCEPTION
QUOTECEPTION. (For lack of a better phrase)
I see what you did thar.
The Spy Who Came in From the Rain
Tinker Tailor Kitty Spy
From Babylon Gardens with Love
The Spy who Watered Me
That one was used in the original comment. Hmmm… more…
Waterguns are Forever.
Live and Let Dry.
The World is Wet Enough.
I applaud you for your James Bond puns.
Here’s some more:
A View to a Pour
License to Soak
Tomorrow never Dries
Rain Another Day / Dry Another Day
I feel like watching some James Bond now…
Watching Casino Royale (2006) now. The reboot. So THAT’s where he gets the Aston Martin.
First Bond movie I can recall where the last scene isn’t 007 in bed with the Good Bond Girl.
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was the only Bond film before Casino Royale that didn’t end with Bond and the Girl making out or in bed with.
This is a little off topic now.
OK, let’s talk about Housepets: the reboot!
This made me lol
I see what everyone did here.
just read all the puns…
……(begins to clap slowly)
Ok fine but I still don’t understand why she didn’t just tell him in the first place.
What kind of spy would reveal herself being a spy? It’s not how spying works.
if they fall in love with someone on the other side and the war is over, they would do it.
Because the time wasn’t right. They were still playing war.
Look I could buy the whole “It was because she was playing a game” thing if it seemed like her goal wasn’t to stop the thing in the first place by exposing the conspiracy and getting Peanut back. If she cared about playing the war game at all and you know not trying to stop it I could buy that but again as I said her whole reason for being the spy would have stopped the war in the first place and she knew that.
I’m not saying this point ruins the Arc for me (I still enjoy it quite a bit) but IMO (and apparently no one else feels this way) it does hurt it because the arc would have been basically much,much shorter (but it doesn’t destroy the plot completely however, so its not exactly an Idiot Plot) by Grape doing something very logical that basically anyone would do.
Finding out what happened to Peanut and exposing the conspiracy was part of the game too.
No it wasn’t because, Peanut only figured it out on accident and only Grape and Peanut knew about it (and Zach but that was after the fact.) If it was part of the Game everyone would have known as it would have been a goal of the game that they would have wanted everyone to go after not just Peanut and Grape. Plus if everyone was meant to look for it and save Peanut it would have completely messed up Keenes plan.
Also there is the fact that even if that was true it would reenforce my point since Grape at that point would just want the cats to win easier there fore telling Max would make even more sense. Since the goals of the Game and her goals would be the same.
Winning the game is a meta-game goal.
And whats your point? It still doesn’t explain why she didn’t tell Max in the first place. Because winning the Meta-Game (figuring out the conspiracy and saving Peanut) would be a more important game goal then the War itself.
So far the only reason anyone has really given me basically boils down to ‘just because’ Which is a terrible answer that just shows weakness in the plot of the arc, making me right.
Let me add something to my last post. Since winning the Meta-Game (saving Peanut ect.) would win both parts of the game it would make even more sense for her to tell Max about it since it would win the Meta Game even faster and therefore win both parts of the game.
Grape had no way of knowing how deep the conspiracy went. for all she knew, Max could have known all about this and was working for Keene. telling him could have alerted Keene that Peanut wasn’t the only one who knew too much.
That would work but only if she knew that Keene was Maxs supplier which she didn’t. And if she suspected that Max was in on it that shows an abnormal level of distrust of her own boyfriend (I mean come on that would basically imply she though he helped kidnap Peanut) I know hes a bit of a jerk but that’s a level beyond jerk that I doubt Grape (or anybody) would suspect him of.
Also she would need to know that Keene (or at least whoever the supplier of the weapons was since she couldn’t have know it was Keene at the time) was the head of the conspiracy, which she had absolutely no way of knowing since all she had was an address.
when conspiracy is afoot, trust no one in power. Max was the one leading the cats, and that means the mastermind would either have him working for him, or would keep an eye on him to get info.
I’m sorry the one person you should be able to trust is your significant other. All that would show is their relationship is much weaker then anyone thought. I guess that really could be what Rick is going for here but I’m not sure enough to say 100%
It’s a strange game. The only way to win is to advance the storyline. Using your imagination.
I for one think that Grape and Peanut kinda just played their own game within the game. A war began which drove Cats and Dogs against each other, but what I’ve seen it’s not an ordinary watergun war, it’s like a game of pretend. They copy all the “cool” war stuff they’ve seen in television, along with all the terrible hollywood clichés. When Peanut found about the conspiracy and told about it to Grape she just rolled with it and started her own secret agent game within the war scenario.
Sure she could have told Max being a double agent but I that would have broken the character Grape was playing. As I said earlier, spies just doesn’t do that as it could endanger the mission. Only help the agents get in the movies are usually from one sidekick which joins the action in middle of the movie, like Zach did in this one.
Except there was no indication that they weren’t taking it seriously. (out side of Maybe and I mean Maybe Max being an idiot about Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence, though again as I said before that could easily be his overconfidence in his own abilities) They were inserting spies and capturing people to interrogate them to me that shows seriousness. And again Grape was clearly not caring about the war due to the fact that she wanted to stop it there was no indications she was “playing a character” as you said. She seemed legitimately worried and angry when she confronted Keene about Peanut and I don’t think she would have been if she wasn’t taking it seriously.
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/06/22/nice-job-being-stealthy-guys/ Heck in this comic right here Max even says they are taking this seriously. (third panel) that makes you even more wrong.
Is was all a game, but some used the opportunity to turn it into more than a game while others remained peacefully ignorant to the deeper plot to the game. Most did this just for fun, Grape however went further with it and in the end everyone was mostly happy.
Okay, I admit that might have been a bit reaching. I guess we’ll never know. Maybe before Zach came to speak with her she didn’t have the notes yet and spreading the word out being double agent would have been a mistake? Maybe she felt like it was something she wanted to do herself? Or maybe she thought he wouldn’t have helped her? Well that would have been poor thinking coming from Grape, but no one’s perfect. Or maybe because if she’d told him, we wouldn’t have this scene playing out exactly like this.
Except I doubt she could have gotten to the dogs (because remember she was with Max and Joey when Zach was being released) base, gotten the notes and gotten back to try to convince Max (more then once from the look of it) Joey was the Plant before Zach was dropped off.
If she wanted to do it her self why bring Zach along for the mission and in fact why wait to go get Peanut at all at that point.
Your second point brings up my trust issues point I stated above in response to Brent (which I doubt is true but I guess it could be what Rick was going for it just seems so very unlikely) and if he wouldn’t (which IMO there is no way he wouldn’t help her) help her he would be a much bigger Jerk then I thought.
And your last point is well stupid, there were many different ways he could have done the same thing between the two of them.
So you think she had the notes before Zach got captured? Then why didn’t she went after Peanut earlier as she didn’t ask help from Max? Meh, I got nothing anymore. Sure it would have been easy to insert Max to the rescue party, but why not? I don’t think it will be ever explained in future (being a rather minor detail story wise) and it’s going to be one of the many mysteries of Housepets! That is unless someone else can come up with something better.
Yeah I think we are going to have to just agree to disagree about this being a problem or not at this point. We’ve run this into the ground and I’m kind of tired of debating it.
I think Avansis was right when he said it was a game within a game. There was just too much they were doing purely for style, so much so it made me think it would turn out to be another movie.
Because he can’t be trusted with a secret? He strikes me as the sort to blab.
We all wondered how he’d take it, he like it very much.
It was obvious he didn’t care if there was a spy in the first place so it’s really no surprise (IMO) that he didn’t care his girlfriend was the spy. It would actually be kind of stupid,and make him a huge jerk (more so then he’s already been described as), if he did care since she was doing it to save her best friend.
He took it……like a boss
But he didn’t throw it on the ground.
In Soviet Russia, spy thinks you’re hot? No wait…
Soviet spies are ALWAYS beautiful. Watch James Bond!
Bino’s probably still tied upside down.
Either the dogs forgot about him… or they didn’t care
Hahaha, why do I think it’s the second option? XD
And Max is right! ;D
Both options sound lovely to me. I don’t mind which one ends up being the case.
Poor Bino, everyone loves to hate him. XD
If it were me I would let him out. Just to be nice ψ(｀∇´)ψ
After a bit of thought I realized that I do care. I kind of hope they just forgot about him and will remember in a little bit to go get him. No matter how annoying he can be sometimes it’s rude to want people to not care.
Either way, it’s still funny. XD
cool now i cant wait to see what happens on monday with the new arch
Monday will be a one-off, and so will Wednesday and Friday, probably.
There is really no predictability with those one-offs.
Umm, forgive me if i seem dumb, but what are one-offs?
Basically just comics that could be about anything, used as fillers between story arcs. And there is no need to feel dumb, that’s why people invented questions.
Well dumb isn’t exactly the word i was looking for, but it’s late and my mental dictionary has taken a vacation lol
And anyone who can make a gravatar like yours isn’t dumb in my book
Thanks but it wasn’t much really, just a little tweaking and voila ^^
Where did Bino go? The world may never know!!
But, Bino knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop!
Ah 1, ah 2 ah 3 *CRUNCH!!* ._.
The world may never care!!
Hey, I like Bino…
Yeah, Dissension likes Bino so since there’s at least 1 person who likes the character then you’re not allowed to be too harshly mean. (especially since Bino is basically me if I had taken the lemons life threw at me and threw them back instead of making lemonade. I’ve even got the same brothers basically.)
We know Bino is in the wolves’ basement. Max is asking Grape if she saw him when she was there
I love max’s personality. “my girlfriend was a spy for the other team. spies are hot”
omg i lol’d so hard
ha! that was kinda funny
Some people CHEER
That’s a pretty lovely scene, mate. As always, nice work.
Why do I keep saying/writing “mate”? Ugh, I think I have been hanging out too much with people of other countries.
Bino? Uh, no why do you ask?
Housepets: from Babylon with Love
Now that is a nice relationship :3
Yeah I actually like them together as a couple. Though I obviously would much rather have Grape and Peanut together. (and I hope they do eventually get together)
Yeah. Alt text.
That is what I thought.
Meanwhile, I could not have come up with a better ending myself.
Grape Sandwich is… Salt
wow….not what i thought would happen, then again, what do i know…im not even real!*vanishes*
So simple but I laughed ;D
Same here, sometimes the simple is all that is needed. Putting it at the end of the arc like this works. Well played, Rick.
The Great Water War Pt. 2
There was a great battle, the great water war.
With the whole neighborhood involved in the uproar.
The cats and the dogs fought long, fierce, and hard,
Throwing water balloons across neighborhood yards.
The cats had attacked with a really big balloon
But their celebration was over too soon.
The dogs returned fire, or water, as it seems,
I imagine the fields were crisscrossed with new streams.
Yet deception was brewing among the two sides.
And soon both were riddled with traitors and spies.
Poor Zach had been captured and tortured for truths,
But dear Zach was clueless, he had no good news.
So the dogs sent him back, to spy on the cats,
Saying there was another who would watch his back.
He told this to Grape, who already knew,
For she was the spy! And she knew what to do.
She was searching for Peanut, because he was lost.
She was willing to find him, no matter the cost.
They followed a lead that took them to the mall
Where they found a ferret, not surprising at all.
He told them his plan to sell water guns,
But mother nature decided to ruin his fun.
So he pushed a big button then ran far away,
But Peanut was there and he saved the day.
Now everyone’s settled and cozy at home,
I can’t think of a rhyme so I’ll call it a night.
Nice one! And the last verse was just XD.
Epic doggeral. And catteral.
I don’t know what that means, but if I did it epicly it must be good.
Well is an epic fail a good fail? XP
Rule 16: if you fail in epic proportions, it may become a winning fail.
Therefor a win
Doggeral is poetry fit for dogs.
I also write music, but with no way to record or upload a song, I am at a loss. Sorry
In fact, I normally can’t stand poetry, but I actually enjoyed that.
Though that last line messed me up big time, since it broke the rhyming state of mind I was in. x3
Hey Draven, your poetry nearly fits on Dirty Diana from
Michael Jackson XD
And now my guitar is broken, I am seriously out of luck right now.
now that’s thinking like a man!
I haven’t seen anyone else comment this yet so,
you got beaten to it.
There’s always room for d’awwwwww.
well, he said he hadn’t seen it above, and I was showing him that it was there. nothing wrong with a little more d’awwwwwww.
You’re right, good sir.
Does anyone else think Grape looks HOT toweling off?
That was odd to ask… Not answering
Why? It’s still PG
Still not answering >__>
it is but i wish it wasent
aint no room for buts soldier
Max does, for one.
Glad to see I’m not alone
Yeah, me too..
I think Grape is too much like a… well, cat, for me to find her attractive. To me, Housepets! is a cute, funny comic with a good story. The characters can be cute, but not… hot.
Though I’m not saying thinking that’s weird or anything. Read the comic Rascals and tell me you aren’t attracted to at least one of the characters.
Fair nuff, I respect your opinion
Well if you consider that fur has a higher friction coefficient, then by μ×F we get a temperature increase of… sorry, what was the question?
I think it’s strange to bring that up, even stranger that I would say yes.
Maxwell you have such a way with words! :/ yeah, no! He’s so blunt!
Like a very… Uhh…blunt object!
Does rock fit?
Stuck between a rock and a Max… place?
Nah, doesn’t work.
And I was thinking more of a 4×4 myself…
If your gonna go blunt, go with a baseball bat. Classic bluntness.
Grape has a nice pose in panel one. If I was grape that’d be my profile pic XD
Maxie loves his hot spy girlfriend!
Is that all you ever think about, Max? =P
oh~ Rick! you know where Bino went~~
I wonder whose porch that is? The Sandwiches?
Loved the arc, and I can’t help but wonder if a future one-shot will be comprised of Bino still hung upside down.
“Guys? Boris? Yeltsin? Anybody? GET ME DOWN FROM HERE!”
probably Max’s porch and Grape was just getting a towel out of his house, which is why in the alt-text, Max is asking her if she saw Bino while she was in there.
This scene is adorable and full of fluff and I approve.
Housepets is approved by the “Department Of Fluff” to give you your recommended dose of fluff daily. WARNING: The DOF is not responsible for deaths due to overdoses of fluff.
The Adorable Association also approves if this and recommend this webcomic as a healthy source of daily cuteness. CAUTION! too much cuteness may lead to excess d’awwing, overheating from feeling too warm and fuzzy, and permeant facial scaring from too much smiling.
Wanna know how I got these scars? My father was a comedian, and a tickle-monster. One night he goes of funnier than usual, and mommy starts rolling on the floor laughing. He loved it, and rolled. Right. With her. So, me crying from the laughter, he takes to tickling her. He turns to me and sees me crying, and he says, “Why so serious?” He comes at me with wiggling fingers; “Why so serious?” He sticks the fingers under my armpits. “Let’s put a smile on that face!” Aaaanndd…Why so serious?
Also your gravatar has the two head chairfurs in it
I just can’t get over it. It makes my smile everytime I see in
You just reminded me of Nyan cat XD
Or Ke$ha’s “Blow” music video.
Awww so sweet.
spies are pretty smexy aren’t they?
And she doesn’t need the patent spy-girl catsuit. Because she’s already a cat!
You Have Won 6 Free Internets For That Awesome Cat Joke. :3
If Grape’s the spy, that makes Max the Bond Girl?
Actually, that would make the bunny the bond girl…yay for additional shipping?
But there’s supposed to be a good Bond girl and a bad Bond girl. If there’s only one girl, she’s the mysterious spy from the competing organization.
Ooh, maybe Peanut is the “good” Bond “girl”.
Why do I think the last panel was made here just to balance out that one bonus pic from the Year one book?
And what is this one bonus pic?
Its a picture of Peanut and Grape sitting on a hill watching the sunset in the same pose (Except its only Peanuts arm around Grape) that Grape and Max are in the last panel here.
Ah that one, i don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, but with Rick you never know lol
The last frame made me lol. XD
I love how Max goes from “my girlfriend was stabbing me in the back” with his irritated face, to “I have the best girlfriend EVER!” I wish I had a girlfriend who was that cool.
but the rain cools it down so no fire………Right????
if i remembered that bino was down there id pretend i was going to let him down, laugh at him, then leave a delicious hot grilled cheese sandwich out of his reach until someone came and got him, just cause im a king fam
Reminds me of the song “If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback
Cannot find a good quality video to link for example
Like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUSZyjiYuY&feature=fvwrel
Thank you for fixing my link fail. Have a sticker, I still don’t have cookies.
why does a team fortress 2 ref to a spy crab pop in my mind at this point? that or a spy cat!!
SPY ZAPPIN MAH SENTRY!!!!
i never really was on your side
that sniper is a spy
Heavy: cry some more
you got blood on my suit
that scout is a spy
that cat is a spy
sounds like you need SPY CHECK
that spy is on fire
ZOMG!!1 MAX BITE IS GONE!!1
BTW: PeanutXGrape 4ever!!1
Omg your right, Maxs ear bite is gone.
I stand corrected, further inspection reveals his ear is in fact bitten still.
Nah, it’s still there, at some angles it’s hard to see
And in panels 2 & 4 I would suppose his ears are at too great of an angle to see the front corner. Good observation though.
“That is so HOT”
lol i just laguhed so hard i almost got caught staying up
So Rick, looking back over the arcs i found “All The Kings Men, part 1″ I’ve read it before when i first found Housepets and it was really good. Then i noticed that there was no part 2, and that it’s been a long time since then. So i was just wondering when part 2 was going to come out, or if there even is a part 2 and this was just a one time deal?
there was a contest to finish it and Rick has to finalize things.
Oooooh! I never get on the forums, so is it finished yet or…….what?
“and Rick has to finalize things”, so I’d go with “or what”
I assume it’s not finished yet. Well, in any case, i can’t wait for part 2 to come out, i was just curious.
That contest is still being judged.
That’s a great couple moment. I approve of how Max took the reveal.
Hot eh? Heh forgetting to add that it was all cuz of Peanut is just ruse then right? XD
hey rick i doubt it but if u took my advice on the kings secret bein revealed arc plz let him meet peanut grape etc
I think that is going to happen, but it might not be for awhile, or it may be sooner than we think. But sooner or later, king is going to have to tell everybody the truth. He simply can’t hide under his dog form for the rest of his life and not forget what happened when he was human. Especially with what happened in the last arc with king and fox, something is Bound to happen.
King telling everyone about Joel is one alternative.
There are others.
Like… King forgetting about Joel. He’s already gone pretty native.
Well yeah, there are many, many ways this could unfold, i’m just saying it’s bound to happen sometime. And as far as King being native, idk. Yes he’s gotten used to being a dog, but it’s not like he’s simply gonna forget about his human life (unless the great kitsune erases his memory, which i doubt will happen). I mean, what happens when other dogs ask him about his past, what is he gonna say? He can’t just create more lies, everyone knows those don’t last for long.
That story line (as well as Fido and Sabrina’s relationship getting out) are almost unavoidable. They will happen eventually unless Rick really, really doesn’t want to do them but I highly doubt that.
Also King has already met Grape (though he has not yet met Peanut IIRC) in Dog Days of Summer right after hitting on Tarot.
now i remeber
one of the last possible posts….i agree with max and his last comment in the strip
Think again :p
Ze spy has spoken~
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