We Can’t Stop Here

Discussion (138) ¬

  1. Exulen

    I might, Kevin, It just might. Maybe. I dunno, we’ll see.

  2. Ryufire

    Spoke to soon! :D

  3. IceKitsune

    That is a good question though. And lol I love the Bat tag.

  4. Dissension

    I like that Kevin appears completely unflappable.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      He’s a cop, he faces weird stuff. Nice to see he has a talent beyond tackling.

      • rtlstien

        Actually it looks like he wasn’t even in the way of the bats’ path.

        • rtlstien

          Giving it another look… Ralph wasn’t in the path either… the bats just flew much closer to him. The surprise of it probably shocked him, whereas Kevin saw it coming.

          • I'll Eat Yourself

            Actually, Ralph was in the path. That’s why you can see his silhouette in the swarm. As for his face, lol. In fact, I think they showed his silhouette instead of Ralph himself because he was in the swarm, and drawing up the colors and whatnot would probably make it look as if he wasn’t. Also, the bats probably blocked the light from him, so he could barely be seen by anybody.

      • Dissension

        Sergeant Ralph is also a police dog, but he appears somewhat flapped.

        • anon_omis

          Actually, judging by the number of wings tha just went by him, I’d say he was very flapped

          • Lupus


    • Grip the Wolf

      I think that this is a case of “Unstoppable Stupid”

  5. anonomus

    ha ha tags AAAH also i think the man who did it is a new character probably a racoon

  6. rtlstien

    We can’t stop here! This is bat country!

  7. VOLK

    Yeah, they’re really gonna need to talk to those bats….

  8. Vladimir Zharkov

    Are bats sentient in the housepets universe?

    • VOLK

      That all depends on wether or not Rick feels like they are. If he wanted, dogs in the next comic could be quadrupedal and unable to speak, and spo could be six feet tall…

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        and then Spo would wake up from his dream.

        • I'll Eat Yourself


      • Argent Stonecutter

        If Spo’s a mouse and Goofy’s a dog, what’s up with Peanut?

    • silverfang16

      I would think so, they are wild mammals.

      • I'll Eat Yourself

        Just a thought that comes to my mind every time I see King: KING IS SO ADORABLE!! And that’s coming from a guy…

        • I'll Eat Yourself

          And you gotta admit, the name just adds to his adorability. Believe it or not, I looked up the Welsh Corgi (Is that how it’s spelled?) and looked at the pics. They were funny lookin’. I actually lol’d at the fact that they looked pretty ugly in the pictures I saw, whereas King is so adorable that he became my favorite character not too long after being introduced.

    • Valerio

      considering the intelligence goes down to the small snakes (see zoo arc), it’s plausible that bats are sentient as well.

    • AflacMan13

      I would dare to say that all the animals in the Housepets universe are indeed sentient. If Spo is sentient enough to speak English then it would stand that indeed even insects are most likely sentient and can speak Human. I would imagine though that seeing as how they are a “pack” or “flock” type of animal, their intelligence might be rather lacking… not like chickens or pidgeons of course but still.

      Of course this gives rise to another thought line… if all the beasts of the world can speak, even down to the smallest bugs… I wonder how the conversations between cows and the butcher go down at the old slaughter house?

      Or between predator and prey in the wild even?

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        maybe about the same as the conversation between Grape and Karl Lenin Faust.
        or maybe they put them under with chemicals first before butchering them.

        and insects I would imagine would have the same thought processes all the time as the dolphins do when they aren’t thinking of taking over the world.

      • Argent Stonecutter
        • AflacMan13

          And rightly so; Argent.

  9. Roadrunner

    O_O Hahaha
    Ralph is so cute in last panel

    • Valerio

      totally this.

      • I'll Eat Yourself

        Agreed. And your avatar is cute too, Roadrunner.

  10. angel

    you never cease to amaze me. well done Rick.

  11. Profesor Rod


    Best name for characters ever!

    • Valerio

      Given the strip, should be changed to
      “. . .bats”

    • Gabi

      I completely agree. :)

  12. AlexBC

    I love bats :D

    • silverfang16

      Bats are awesome! ^_^

      • I'll Eat Yourself

        Bats are jewel theives! XD

  13. The Wolf Kin

    Ralph’s look of utter bewilderment honestly just made my day.

    • I'll Eat Yourself

      That comment combined with Ralph’s look of utter bewilderment honestly just made my day. XD

  14. Valerio

    heh, awesome K9U keeps being awesome

  15. Firewolf

    LOL XD awesome! Nonsense, random, and Utter nonsense FTW! \o/(>.<)\o/

  16. Buckdida

    Them bats are so cute!~ Funny how they’re freaked out. And how Ralph got freaked out. XD

  17. anon_omis

    Is that a look of “I’m about to faint from surprise” or of “WTF?”

    • silverfang16

      Can’t it be both?

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        ah yes, the “WTF? That was so surprising I’m about to faint.” look.

  18. leaffly

    I doesn’t even make any sense!

    • Zarvain

      Why does it have to make sense? Nothing wrong with a little randomness now and again, maybe the bats were scared by whatever stole it, or are just in wrong place at wrong time. Maybe they DID steal it, by taking many little bits out of it and are carrying it in their mouths. Maybe Spoo is secretly an evil (or would he be ebil?) mastermind and did it. Maybe this is all a fever dream and one of the characters needs a new sanity-chut. If that’s the case maybe they can borrow one? I stand by the saying “Sanity is like a parachute, just because I lost mine, doesn’t mean I can’t borrow yours…” And maybe my own is in need of repairs, as been awake..well..far too long right now. I don’t know, some things just make more sense when I’ve been up for a few days, but then I can’t recall why…

  19. typomouse

    can’t stop laughing.. poor Ralph…
    Poor.. poor Ralph..
    You can just tell he’s twitching, too. :D

  20. silverfang16

    Perhaps Ralph has a bat phobia? :/

    • Valerio

      them bats are too cute to be afraid of them!

  21. LittlePuppy

    ALT TEXT: I briefly considered npt lighting the eyes of the bats, then thought, when have I ever done anything that made sense

    And I think starting this comic counts as something Rick! ^_^

    • LittlePuppy

      not* typo!

      • I'll Eat Yourself

        He lit the eyes? I can’t tell… And Kevin’s left eye is missing the red iris in the third panel. The one on HIS left, not ours, for those who don’t get my meaning.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          there’s a bat ear in front of that part of his eye.

  22. Hera Ledro

    The bats are very well-drawn, here. I know a lot of people who have trouble with bats, or people who just make the Batman-esque silhouettes and leave it at that. This, on the other hand, is very well-drawn.

  23. Frank

    It’s a cartoon! When are eyes ever not lit?

  24. Draven

    I think it’s adorable that Kevin raised his hand to give his theory.

    • Draven

      His theory which I find very plausible. If humans can train bees to find illicit items in real life, why can’t bats be told to steal artifacts in one of the silliest universes ever?

      • darkgloomie

        Because bats are, notoriously, law-abiding underground vigilantes who are much too busy fighting wackos and penguins and stop their attempts at world domination.

        Yes. Penguins are planning that. They probably allied with dolphins (and by allied, they mean ‘I sure hope those water-dwellers don’t ruin our plans with their craziness.’)

        Penguins are EEEEVIIIIL! *spooky voice*

        • rallyjr

          too busy? aren’t the robins doing their part to help out?

          • Draven

            Robins, penguins, dolphins, bah. It’s the marmosets you need to watch out for.

          • darkgloomie

            Well yeah, but don’t forget that bats also have to mantain a day-persona like the Milton Ferrets. The Robins mostly help with that (nudge)

        • Sansash

          Yes, definitely allied with dolphins, those conspiring conniving scheming world-domination planning-

          Hey look! FISH! Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish Fish

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            watch out. it’s the clown fish of crime.

        • Frank

          You need to stop watching Batman reruns The Penguins of Madagascar

          • darkgloomie

            Als, I just stated the truth. It has been prophetised by completely trustworthy sources (ie a DeathClock questionary) I’ll die for badmouthing penguins after their takeover. That is, if I survive the 12cm heel of a spurned lover…

            Still, it pays to be safe. Heed my warnings, people of Babylons Garden, or my death shall be in vain!

      • darkgloomie

        Also, my money’s on a cat being the thief. Those sneaky felines!

        • I'll Eat Yourself

          I’d bet it was one of the other main characters. Or the milton ferrets. Either way, whoever stole it probably didn’t realize they did anything wrong. XD

        • Frank

          You dare frame Max?

          • darkgloomie

            Was thinking of Sabrina, actually. Fido would then have an interesting situation at hand, what with the whole “Dating Catwoman” thing…

  25. Salenstormwing

    Kevin, master of observation.

    • Valerio

      “Holy Batswarm, Ralph! I know who did it!”

  26. 1boredcanadian

    We can’t stop here, this is bat country.
    Deep voice: “I’m Batman.”
    What was that?

    • spiritkitsune

      WHO’S BAT

      • zeroslash

        WHO DID IT?

  27. WingedWolfGirl

    Cute Bats. I am curious to see whre the Tag “AAAH BATS” is used again. :3

  28. Grip the Wolf

    Look at Ralph’s eyes! I think that he went batty! *hit with a frying pan* OW! WHO DID THAT! *pulls out his AK47 and growls*

    • gaboris

      As I said the pan is OUR weapon so BRING’EM ON! >:3

      • Grip the Wolf

        Alright, fine. You can keep the frying pans. I have a signature weapon of my OWN, though. *Pulls out his AK47* Come at me bro! *Grins*

        • gaboris

          *Strikes a fighting pose* You think you’re ready to…
          *Admin comes around the corner*
          Oh great. Party’s over ppl! Take away the props and turn off the green screen!
          (????: You’re gonna get both of us banned someday. >:|
          Gab: Okay-okay I’ll behave. :p)

    • Dragongal

      *Pulls out Dragunov gun and frying pan* oh, snap!

      • gaboris

        AS I said the pan is OUR weapon!
        *pulls out Anti-material rifle*
        … What? This is MY baby. >:3

    • Draven

      I haz a sword!!

    • Dissension

      Let’s focus a little less on weapons and a little more on the comic, eh?

  29. gaboris

    HEY maybe Kevin isn’t such a dumby after all. :D

    • Valerio

      he’d be Sasha’s perfect boyfriend :P

      • McFly

        I’m actually willing to believe that. :)

        • I'll Eat Yourself

          ditto :P

  30. Kitch

    I’m surprised Ralph doesn’t have an eye-twitch by now.

    • Valerio

      Ralph’s too tough to show twitches.
      His *soul* is twitching…

      • I'll Eat Yourself

        No, you’re supposed to make it all dramatic.
        (in dramatic, almost scary voice) He was so frightened, his very SOUL was twitching…

  31. spiritkitsune

    Could this be the opening of a long creepy get ready for Halloween arc?

    • avorin

      this made me wounder, there wouldn’t happen to be 882 pieces of gold in in that treasurer would there? hmm…

  32. Metaecho

    No, theres only 883 pieces of gold. And all those bats remind me of spo!

    • I'll Eat Yourself

      Dude, 883 is MORE than what the guy was asking for. You basically just said, “Yes, and one extra!”

  33. xhunterko

    Yes. Yes it counts.

  34. spiritkitsune
  35. Gabi

    What makes the bats’ eyes any different from the dogs’ eyes when it comes to light effects?

    • Valerio

      bat aweseomeness’ does

  36. Kaptin P

    Aha! So Bat-Bat is behind this heist!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Not much money in the hero business, actually.

      • I'll Eat Yourself

        Well, DUH!! Why do you think all the other superheros have jobs? The only one who DOESN’T need one is Batman, and that’s because he was an infinitilionaire at birth! XD I swear, that guy had an infinite amount of cash when he was born.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Well, Superman has this trick he can do with a lump of coal.

          • Frank

            Isn’t that Santa Claus?

          • darkgloomie

            Eh, they’re both nice guys in red who can travel the world several times over per second. Same diff

  37. Tattorack

    So…. is it me or do the bats look scared?
    Looks like they’re trying to fly away from something………..

    • Frank

      Really, when to bats ever not look scared?

  38. E

    Fido: woah! that was prefect timing.

  39. Z24

    Bats say what

    • I'll Eat Yourself

      What? XD

  40. The Diet Poison

    It is obvious that extraterrestrials wanted samples of valuable junk… =P

    • Grip the Wolf

      I want to believe… *X-Files theme plays* Well, that was weird…

  41. Matthew

    Ah those bats i guess rick remembered Halloween was near

  42. Snowmon

    Don’t look now, but there’s a ding bat in the fourth panel.
    (I’m not going to say that Kevin drove the Sergent batty. The bats were clearly not his fault.)

  43. Draven

    I’ve heard of the police using psychic mediums to find people and stolen thing. I think that might work well here, but where ever will we find one?

    • darkgloomie

      Try Walmart. I hear they have a 3×2 promotion, guaranteed to work or your third eye back!

      • Draven


  44. Peanut

    hey ppls im back also ever notice that kevin’s aduittde changes?

    • I'll Eat Yourself

      YEAH, I DID!!

  45. Alechsa

    Pete did it.

  46. Dogs eat Gods

    in this world, where the pen is mightier and the creator even more so, just about ANYthing will make sense.
    The reaction in the last panel to a swarm of bats, especially the ‘pin prick’ eyes, just leaves you smiling.

  47. Tensa Zangetsu

    This has got to be my most favorite strip now! <3

  48. Misharu

    I love Kevin now. He’s adorable, I wanna hug him :3

  49. Napu

    i love how all the bad stuff happens to the leaders

  50. Ollon Lupar

    Fear And Loathing reference FTW.

  51. FlintFang

    AAAHHHH BATS tag made me laugh.