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  1. Tides

    New character?????

    • rtlstien

      And she’s British!

      • sonic id furreh!!!

        how can you tell o.o?

        • rtlstien

          Her Collar is the currency of England; the Pound, which I find a bit funny.

          Dogs and Pounds

          • deathcloak

            i didn’t see that

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            wow, you’re right… i didn’t even notice that >.>

          • Koush

            Hahahaha I took some time to understand the pun on it XD

          • Frank

            Really? I thought it was some stylized eye

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            their’s a pun on that to? DX

          • The Diet Poison

            I wonder if that means that she is rich.

            maybe not as rich as the ferrets… but rich.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            ai wish i was as rich as the ferrets… that would be awesome o.o

          • My Fate In My Hands

            Oooh nice catch! :D

      • stfuhoorah

        yay a brit!

    • malinik

      always

  2. Daggy

    Oho, a new titled character! And Sasha is still silly.

    • kurowolfe

      Kyaa~ I like Duchess already!
      Sasha is showing some depth this time, though the silliness shone through in the end.. X3

    • The almighty 404

      In Sasha’s defense, she is used to boy-dogs with dirty fur, not impeccable shiny perfumed fur.

  3. IceKitsune

    Hey its Sasha yay! (mostly) everyone loves Sasha! Also new character we most likely will never see again!

    • huntersunday

      no she will always be that background dog

  4. Dissension

    Seriously, Sasha, lighten up.

    Also, lawl @ t3h pun!

    • sonic id furreh!!!

      i don’t get the pun…. can you explain it Diss? e.e

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        the view is a daytime TV show where a few women express differing viewpoints.

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          sounds like it involves a lot of yelling and crying

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            yes. yes it does. unless you’re joking and you actually know about it. in which case, it still does.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            nope, never seen it :/

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            also I’m serious it does sound like it involves lots of yelling and crying >.>

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I don’t know about crying, but I think it does involve a lot of yelling.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Never heard of it. Complete pun fail here.

          • Stainless Steel Fox

            Me either. Where is it shown?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            On TV, it’s kind of like YouTube without comments.

          • Gabi

            Me neither, sorry.

          • Grip

            YouTube without comments?! How am I supposed to enjoy something if there aren’t any trolls? Oh, wait a minute….
            NO TROLLS!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            there are trolls, they’re just in what you’re watching instead of below it.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            TV gives you commercials instead.

          • Stainless Steel Fox

            Humour. I laugh. Ha.

            I meant which countrys, because I happen to be in the UK, and I’ve never heard of it.

          • Alucai Vivorvel

            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.

          • Blaze

            I live in Canada too, but i wouldn’t watch it anyways, whats the fun in anything if you cant troll the trolls back?

          • Draven

            I’ve seen The View, and Whoopie Golberg is a troll.

    • rtlstien

      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

  5. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    interesting new character. and I love the pun title, Rick.

  6. TheCrimsonFox

    That is why you should always assume nothing of Sasha =D

  7. AuvaAkita

    We all love Sasha!! XDD

    • kurowolfe

      Don’t we all? =3

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        Hence the “all” in “We all love Sasha,” yes.
        :3

  8. deathcloak

    wow that new character is a bit harsh in the last box

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      Sasha probably doesn’t even realize she’s been insulted.

      • deathcloak

        sadly yes

        • sonic id furreh!!!

          she was? D:

          • Nohbody

            Duchess basically said “I mistook you for someone with intelligence”. Not as direct as “you’re an idiot”, but the same general message.

          • sonic id furreh!!!

            oh…….. when?… in the last panel?

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            yes. when she says “I set unrealistic standards for intelligence”

  9. Whitekitsune

    Tis spelled ‘cutesy,’ captain! Also, i like today’s comic, nice to see sasha not acting so bubble-headed.

    • LegendaryHero

      Oh hey, Rick fixed it

  10. Kondog

    I wounder what breed she is …

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent
    • Rick Griffin

      She’s a Saluki

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        yeah, I see that now.

      • Peanut

        hey rick u gonna add duchess 2 the comic

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          He already did

          • Peanut

            i meant like 2 the cast

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            He already did…if you mean the cast page probably not for a while.

          • The Diet Poison

            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.

            …reazons?
            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.

      • ben

        Saluki would make more sense, because from what I’ve read about dog breeds Afghans rate relatively low intelligence among domestic breeds.

        • Frank

          You know, they actually made an animated TV show around that

          • Sansash

            What now? What show would that be?

          • Frank

            I think it was in Spain. “Desastre” (Mess) or something

  11. Roadrunner

    wow she’s nice and cool

    • spiritkitsune

      Cold as Ice.
      Showing no emotions, but yes cool.

  12. Valerio

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    Double dose of ultrafemininedoggiecuteness :D :D :D

  13. xhunterko

    Heh. Nice to see shasha and some of her friends.

    • Dissension

      “Some of her friends” = one dog at a salon. x3

      • Tha Housefox

        Wow… I completely missed the “SALON” behind Sasha’s head in all four panels.

        I fail.

        • Frank

          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”

          • Alucai Vivorvel

            I’m with Housefox, here. No words behind them registered while I was reading the comic.

          • Jinxed

            I noticed the words, but stopped trying to read if until I finished digesting the comic.

  14. sunnypuppy23

    Reminds me of those weird beauty pageant shows on TLC (maybe that’s what Sasha was watching lol).

  15. gagi

    I wonder as well. How can she tell the difference?

    What about Mr. Bigglesworth?

    • rtlstien

      I’m pretty sure that dogs show their gender differences more than cats.

      After all, everyone thought Grape was a guy at first

    • M

      Well, it’s plausible that the Bigglesworths are all spayed or neutered, and show animals are usually left intact…

      • deathcloak

        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 :P i would imagine riots if they started to do that

        • Zarvain

          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.

  16. WildRoo

    Is that an eye of horus she’s wearing?

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      no, Tarot’s tag is the eye of Horus. that appears to be a British pound sign.

      • anon_omis

        No I don’t think that’s the eye of horus. Of course I am assuming that you are referring to WH40K

    • rtlstien

      No, it’s the British currency; the Pound.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s probably intended ironically.

        • rtlstien

          I’ve already mentioned the hilarity of her collar near the top

          • Argent Stonecutter

            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”. :)

  17. Argent Stonecutter

    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.

  18. Firewolf

    Yep, I’m a Duchess fan. English girl anthro dog :D

    • anon_omis

      *brofists*

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        Yeah, remember what I said two comics back?
        Scratch that.

        • Firewolf

          LOL! XD *pokes* eh, eh?

  19. falcon01

    Duchess is awesome! We needed another female canine with attitude! :)

    • Firewolf

      *high fives* Heck yeah! British to =3

    • Tha Housefox

      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.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Duchess and King would get along like a house on fire!

      People screaming, running around in panic, that sort of thing …

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        I can’t wait to see that! =3

        • Zarvain

          I second, probably won’t happen, but would be fun to see. ^.^

          • Firewolf

            Count me in this group XD I think……I’ll wait to see how it plays out.

  20. anon_omis

    Didn’t someone predict a new character?

  21. anon_omis

    Also, alt txt plz

    • Dissension

      The alt-text is “I apologize deeply for the pun; some things are irresistible.”

      I like it.

      • anon_omis

        Agreed

      • Frank

        “I apologize deeply for the title pun”
        though that should be obvious as there isn’t a pun in the comic

        • roguebfl

          Yes there is a pun in the comic, her tag.

          • Alucai Vivorvel

            Not as obvious, though.
            Just like the text on the wall behind them, I missed that until someone pointed it out.

  22. anon_omis

    Sorry for the third comment in a row, but has Sasha always had one ear cropped?

    • Dissension

      Yes.

      [link]

      • anon_omis

        Thank you ^^ I actually knew a dog wit only one ear cropped

    • Hopper200456

      Yup.

    • Sansash

      It isn’t cropped. It’s flopped. Flopped over. One up, one down.

  23. supersonic031

    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

    • Avansis

      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.

      • Sansash

        Coming soon to ABC.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Beyond Peanut and Grape it’s an ensemble cast and the characters pop in and out as needed.

  24. Tha Housefox

    Heh, Duchess is already interesting.

    Also: semi-royalty naming system? Like with King… I sense a connection.

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      We can only wait and see! I wanna see them meet! It should be aquard and funny at da same time!

    • Sansash

      Don’t forget that Rex is just another word for king

  25. Tensa Zangetsu

    Tote’z love da ne character Rick (^人^)what gave ya the idea?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      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.

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        (>人<;) this will get even more interesting!
        Cudos to you Rick! (^_−)−☆

  26. gaboris

    Okay I DIDN’ get the pun as normal, but yeah the whole “Compear human and dog beauty shows.” thing is real fun. X)

  27. malinik

    hmm cool

  28. Shady Kitsune

    Men and women can compete in the same beauty show and neither ones masculinity or feminity is questioned?
    That’s gender equality for you!

  29. WingedWolfGirl

    Hmm.
    Lassie was portrayed by a male dog, just so you all know.

    • SamBlob

      Several of them through the years, actually. The one during Lassie’s heyday was named Pal.

  30. roguebfl

    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.

  31. jjkronos

    Can´t get this, but the new character is cute

    • jjkronos

      Also, Sasha is as silly as always

      • Jaxon Night

        but think, has she ever been this smart??? not counting when she threatened bino with a staple gun

        • jjkronos

          True, she can be pretty smart sometimes…also frightening

  32. The Diet Poison


    …Oh!
    I finaly got the joke!

    … took me a while…

    …I’m… too… slow…
    =D

    • Tensa Zangetsu

      Your so slow that it’s kinda cute! KNOCK IT OFF!!!
      D:<

      • The Diet Poison

        What should I knock off?
        … the slowness?
        …or the cuteness?
        =D
        …or both?

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          The slowness!
          Your acting slower than Nazz off of
          Ed, Edd, n’Eddy

  33. Devin Parker

    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.

  34. Lenn

    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

    • Foxstar

      It’s been said, but i’ll say it again.

      Tarot and Dragon are not the same person. Never have been.

      • Lenn

        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 :D

  35. anon_omis

    How do we know she’s British?

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      the tag on her collar is the symbol for British currency.

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        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…

  36. Jinxed

    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.

    • Jinxed

      Also, something about her expression in the last panel reminds me of King.

    • Alucai Vivorvel

      Just look at the shape of their eyelashes;
      that will normally tell you what gender they are, if you are confused.

      • Jinxed

        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.

  37. teamfortress2

    who touched sasha WHO TOUCHED MY GUUN

  38. Jinxy

    …I like Duchess. She’s cute.

    • maxmice

      I thought that as well

  39. Asteri

    A new character! AND SMART! AND BRITISH!! *dies*

  40. carlhh

    Actually, boy dogs tend to look better than girl dogs. At least, that’s the reason I heard why “Lassie” was really a “Laddy.”

    • IceKitsune

      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.

  41. Grip

    “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*

    • Jinxed

      NO! What am I going to do with all the left over hate and contempt now that I have a reason to like Mondays?

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        Use that hate towards Jerks, or animal haters!

        • Jinxed

          But I’ve already allocated enough hate towards them!

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            Well…USE MORE!

  42. kusanagisama

    LOL, I like Duchess.

  43. Kohaku Nightfang

    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 :D

    • deathcloak

      omg i never noticed her ear before it doesn’t stand up on that side :P

    • spiritkitsune

      Maybe oupodo is a trend
      like mullet ( German vokuhila ) in the 80`s :-D

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I don’t think it looks like it’s cropped, she’s just a pup with one droopy ear.

  44. Kohaku Nightfang

    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.

  45. FenixWong951

    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)

  46. KanashiPup

    Anyone else read Duchess as Wanda Sykes

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      nope. her tag is making everyone read her as British.

    • Frank

      I just can’t see Wanda Sykes saying “Sasha” in the moderately upset tone required for panel 3

  47. Monotov

    We need to see Duchess again.

  48. Gavinfoxx

    …I don’t get the pun. Can someone explain it to me?

  49. Draven

    Douchess is the intelligence and Sasha has the cuteness. The perfact pair.

  50. Pea

    I was disappointed because I at first read the background as “saloon”

    • IceKitsune

      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.

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        same here, guys.

      • IceKitsune

        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

  51. Dragongal

    lol

  52. draco45

    i wonder how he’d explain…..