And she’s British!
how can you tell o.o?
Her Collar is the currency of England; the Pound, which I find a bit funny.
Dogs and Pounds
i didn’t see that
wow, you’re right… i didn’t even notice that >.>
Hahahaha I took some time to understand the pun on it XD
Really? I thought it was some stylized eye
their’s a pun on that to? DX
I wonder if that means that she is rich.
maybe not as rich as the ferrets… but rich.
ai wish i was as rich as the ferrets… that would be awesome o.o
Oooh nice catch!
yay a brit!
Oho, a new titled character! And Sasha is still silly.
Kyaa~ I like Duchess already!
Sasha is showing some depth this time, though the silliness shone through in the end.. X3
In Sasha’s defense, she is used to boy-dogs with dirty fur, not impeccable shiny perfumed fur.
Hey its Sasha yay! (mostly) everyone loves Sasha! Also new character we most likely will never see again!
no she will always be that background dog
Seriously, Sasha, lighten up.
Also, lawl @ t3h pun!
i don’t get the pun…. can you explain it Diss? e.e
the view is a daytime TV show where a few women express differing viewpoints.
sounds like it involves a lot of yelling and crying
yes. yes it does. unless you’re joking and you actually know about it. in which case, it still does.
nope, never seen it :/
also I’m serious it does sound like it involves lots of yelling and crying >.>
I don’t know about crying, but I think it does involve a lot of yelling.
Never heard of it. Complete pun fail here.
Me either. Where is it shown?
On TV, it’s kind of like YouTube without comments.
Me neither, sorry.
YouTube without comments?! How am I supposed to enjoy something if there aren’t any trolls? Oh, wait a minute….
NO TROLLS!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!
there are trolls, they’re just in what you’re watching instead of below it.
TV gives you commercials instead.
Humour. I laugh. Ha.
I meant which countrys, because I happen to be in the UK, and I’ve never heard of it.
I believe it’s an American show, but I live in Canada and I *can* watch it (if I really want to, which I don’t).
Then again, I do live close to the Niagara border.
I live in Canada too, but i wouldn’t watch it anyways, whats the fun in anything if you cant troll the trolls back?
I’ve seen The View, and Whoopie Golberg is a troll.
She’s just going through that feminist phase where she thinks everything is degrading to girls.
Hopefully, she will be over it very quickly…
Actually I think she already did get over it in the last panel
interesting new character. and I love the pun title, Rick.
That is why you should always assume nothing of Sasha =D
We all love Sasha!! XDD
Don’t we all? =3
Hence the “all” in “We all love Sasha,” yes.
wow that new character is a bit harsh in the last box
Sasha probably doesn’t even realize she’s been insulted.
she was? D:
Duchess basically said “I mistook you for someone with intelligence”. Not as direct as “you’re an idiot”, but the same general message.
oh…….. when?… in the last panel?
yes. when she says “I set unrealistic standards for intelligence”
Tis spelled ‘cutesy,’ captain! Also, i like today’s comic, nice to see sasha not acting so bubble-headed.
Oh hey, Rick fixed it
I wounder what breed she is …
Afghan Hound, I think.
She’s a Saluki
yeah, I see that now.
hey rick u gonna add duchess 2 the comic
He already did
i meant like 2 the cast
He already did…if you mean the cast page probably not for a while.
If you mind my oppinion… which you probably don’t…
… I don’t think we will see her often.
In other words, she will not become an important character.
1. This only time we see her, she’s at a salon. Which means that she might be a stranger to Sasha
2. Her name is duchess, and her theme-tag is a pound sign, meaning that she might be rich. This doesn’t fit in babylone gardens because it’s a middle class neighborhood.
3. She is an adult dog… all the main characters are young and cute.
4. she seems to be one of those unimprotant characers that are only used when other characters are not fit to perform such action… like the Russian dogs.
Saluki would make more sense, because from what I’ve read about dog breeds Afghans rate relatively low intelligence among domestic breeds.
You know, they actually made an animated TV show around that
What now? What show would that be?
I think it was in Spain. “Desastre” (Mess) or something
wow she’s nice and cool
Cold as Ice.
Showing no emotions, but yes cool.
Double dose of ultrafemininedoggiecuteness
Heh. Nice to see shasha and some of her friends.
“Some of her friends” = one dog at a salon. x3
Wow… I completely missed the “SALON” behind Sasha’s head in all four panels.
Well, I saw there was something behind her but I was like “nah, I’ll read that later. Oh what the heck, it’s probably ‘dog show’ or something. Let’s go on to the comments”
I’m with Housefox, here. No words behind them registered while I was reading the comic.
I noticed the words, but stopped trying to read if until I finished digesting the comic.
Reminds me of those weird beauty pageant shows on TLC (maybe that’s what Sasha was watching lol).
I wonder as well. How can she tell the difference?
What about Mr. Bigglesworth?
I’m pretty sure that dogs show their gender differences more than cats.
After all, everyone thought Grape was a guy at first
Well, it’s plausible that the Bigglesworths are all spayed or neutered, and show animals are usually left intact…
i think that would be so messed up if they did that to their pets in this world because they can talk and walk around like humans i would imagine riots if they started to do that
Considering the number of humans who do that very thing to themselves…probably not as much rioting as you think.
Though to be fair, if anyone tried doing that to ME…it might turn into a riot depending on whom they land on after I toss them out the nearest window. If anyone, not checking first.
Is that an eye of horus she’s wearing?
no, Tarot’s tag is the eye of Horus. that appears to be a British pound sign.
No I don’t think that’s the eye of horus. Of course I am assuming that you are referring to WH40K
No, it’s the British currency; the Pound.
It’s probably intended ironically.
I’ve already mentioned the hilarity of her collar near the top
Given her apparent personality and what happens to dogs at pounds I think it’s more creepy ironic than funny ironic. See also “Nightmare Fuel”, “Fridge Horror”, and “You’re no fun, you know”.
Oh dear. Let’s deal with the specism inherent in your world before bringing up gender roles.
On second thought, let’s keep ignoring it. There’s way too much Nightmare Fuel in the HP! universe if you actually start analyzing that kind of thing.
You’re no fun you know
No fun allowed!
Overruled! Fun is allowed anywhere!
Cause the bird is the word
I was about to click that, then I saw the warning label
???? The what?
Oh wait now I get it
Yes Mister “I’m Going To Eat Your Innards At Least Act Offended”!
Or cuteness overload.
Yep, I’m a Duchess fan. English girl anthro dog
Yeah, remember what I said two comics back?
LOL! XD *pokes* eh, eh?
Duchess is awesome! We needed another female canine with attitude!
*high fives* Heck yeah! British to =3
We have another one of those? I wouldn’t consider Sasha that way, and Daisy definitely not; who’s left?
I agree, though. Duchess is awesome already and I hope she is more than just a one-off character so that we see her again, Rick.
Duchess and King would get along like a house on fire!
People screaming, running around in panic, that sort of thing …
I can’t wait to see that! =3
I second, probably won’t happen, but would be fun to see. ^.^
Count me in this group XD I think……I’ll wait to see how it plays out.
Didn’t someone predict a new character?
Also, alt txt plz
The alt-text is “I apologize deeply for the pun; some things are irresistible.”
I like it.
“I apologize deeply for the title pun”
though that should be obvious as there isn’t a pun in the comic
Yes there is a pun in the comic, her tag.
Not as obvious, though.
Just like the text on the wall behind them, I missed that until someone pointed it out.
Sorry for the third comment in a row, but has Sasha always had one ear cropped?
Thank you ^^ I actually knew a dog wit only one ear cropped
It isn’t cropped. It’s flopped. Flopped over. One up, one down.
Consider keeping this new character around more and maybe bring back Res at least in cameos or something, your one time characters are always interesting
I’d say she will probably return in form of one-off, when her personality is needed. Or maybe an arc with Sasha and couple other gals: The desperate housepets.
Coming soon to ABC.
Beyond Peanut and Grape it’s an ensemble cast and the characters pop in and out as needed.
Heh, Duchess is already interesting.
Also: semi-royalty naming system? Like with King… I sense a connection.
We can only wait and see! I wanna see them meet! It should be aquard and funny at da same time!
Don’t forget that Rex is just another word for king
Tote’z love da ne character Rick （^人^）what gave ya the idea?
Probably the need for a level-headed female dog for the gag, Daisy’s too stupid and Tarot too spacy for that bit to work with them…or he just wanted to draw a Saluki…or some wild card reason I can’t predict. Rick’s random in the good way.
(＞人＜;) this will get even more interesting!
Cudos to you Rick! (^_−)−☆
Okay I DIDN’ get the pun as normal, but yeah the whole “Compear human and dog beauty shows.” thing is real fun. X)
Men and women can compete in the same beauty show and neither ones masculinity or feminity is questioned?
That’s gender equality for you!
Lassie was portrayed by a male dog, just so you all know.
Several of them through the years, actually. The one during Lassie’s heyday was named Pal.
Um, except Sarah is very quell acquainted with the difference between boys and girls. Peraps it was Dutches the missed the jab at how effeminative those boys dogs are.
Can´t get this, but the new character is cute
Also, Sasha is as silly as always
but think, has she ever been this smart??? not counting when she threatened bino with a staple gun
True, she can be pretty smart sometimes…also frightening
I finaly got the joke!
… took me a while…
…I’m… too… slow…
Your so slow that it’s kinda cute! KNOCK IT OFF!!!
What should I knock off?
… the slowness?
…or the cuteness?
Your acting slower than Nazz off of
Ed, Edd, n’Eddy
I like Duchess! She reminds me a bit of a dog I used to own, an English Springer Spaniel.
And it’s nice to have another clever character introduced, too.
In Sasha’s defense, I don’t think I’ve seen many females in the canine police unit. *Thinks* Actually, is there a single intelligent canine female in this entire comic strip? OH! Yes, of course, Tarot. No wait, she’s a dragon. Right? Or wait. Are the dragon and the dog two different people!? GAH I’M CONFUSING MYSELF
It’s been said, but i’ll say it again.
Tarot and Dragon are not the same person. Never have been.
Okay cool. I don’t usually frequent the comments…just kinda read the comic, laugh and move on.
So cool, we have a neat girl dog. Still, I’d like to see a cerebrus-like doggie in the canine unit! That would be cool
How do we know she’s British?
the tag on her collar is the symbol for British currency.
Plus, her name is Duchess.
By her name alone, I would guess that she’s not of North America; perhaps somewhere from Europe.
And Great Britain is part of Europe…
When I first saw this, I thought that the new dog was a male with some REALLY nice hair. Then I started reading.
So much for that.
Also, something about her expression in the last panel reminds me of King.
Just look at the shape of their eyelashes;
that will normally tell you what gender they are, if you are confused.
Yeah, I my initial confusion was caused mostly by me glancing over the comic, mostly because I was distracted at the sight of duchess’ hair.
who touched sasha WHO TOUCHED MY GUUN
…I like Duchess. She’s cute.
I thought that as well
A new character! AND SMART! AND BRITISH!! *dies*
Actually, boy dogs tend to look better than girl dogs. At least, that’s the reason I heard why “Lassie” was really a “Laddy.”
Actually its not that he looked better per-say and it had to do with Male Rough Collies keeping the iconic Fur look longer then Females making it easier to film for a longer time.
“Have you been watching too much daytime TV again” actually reminds me of something Calvin’s dad said in a Calvin and Hobbes strip. I think it was something along the lines of “You’ve been watching tennis-shoe ads again, haven’t you?”
But anyway, now that I am back in school, I will actually have a reason to LOOK FORWARD to Mondays! THANK YOU RICK GRIFFIN!!! *starts to hyperventilate from excitement*
NO! What am I going to do with all the left over hate and contempt now that I have a reason to like Mondays?
Use that hate towards Jerks, or animal haters!
But I’ve already allocated enough hate towards them!
LOL, I like Duchess.
I just thought Sasha’s ear didn’t come up all the way and ended up with a one ear up and one down look. Someone said her ear was cropped, is that true? Love Duchess and hope to see more of her even though she probably will only randomly appear. We needed another intelligent female dog because even though Sasha is cool she isn’t exactly that smart although Tarot is a pretty awesome dog. Great work Rick and can’t wait to see more soon
omg i never noticed her ear before it doesn’t stand up on that side
Maybe oupodo is a trend
like mullet ( German vokuhila ) in the 80`s
I don’t think it looks like it’s cropped, she’s just a pup with one droopy ear.
On a random note I just started working at a dog groomers so it’s kinda funny how the timing on this comic was. I find Saluki’s to be quite beautiful dogs and Duchess is very pretty. Not very fun to bathe mind you, but still beautiful.
I didnt understand last comic, todays comic barely, next i expect something less “Need-To-Know-To-Speak-Englis-Perfectly-And-Not-Been-Mexica”, BUT (lulz i said but), Rick Griffin is the boss, so he does wathever he wants to
BTW: Pokémon <—(I knew what that thing in the "e" is, and i learned in the school)
Anyone else read Duchess as Wanda Sykes
nope. her tag is making everyone read her as British.
I just can’t see Wanda Sykes saying “Sasha” in the moderately upset tone required for panel 3
We need to see Duchess again.
…I don’t get the pun. Can someone explain it to me?
read this exchange: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/08/10/the-artist-makes-no-claims-to-the-accuracy-of-the-view/#comment-81725
Douchess is the intelligence and Sasha has the cuteness. The perfact pair.
I was disappointed because I at first read the background as “saloon”
lol I did the same thing at first but then though “why in the world would they be at a Saloon?” Then I read it right.
same here, guys.
You know I’m kind of surprised Sasha can even afford to go to a Salon I doubt that her dad gives her any money at all. Duchess must be paying for both of them
i wonder how he’d explain…..
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