The Spirits Are Down
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  1. Ryufire

    Even the dead need’s some help! lol

    • Senorpie7

      In a world like this, we all need a little help!

  2. Senorpie7

    Who You gonna call? A therapist…

  3. leaffly

    Interesting. Ghost therapy…

    • Frank

      Dr. James Harvey might be willing to tell you more about it

  4. Yehoshua

    Umm what?

    • nightarix

      ok i’m going to guess that either your asking what to the current comic because:
      A. you haven’t read the arc from the start ; go read it from the start and it might make some sense.
      B: your confused about the gold needle ; comment below yours answered it apparently
      C: your wondering why a ghost would need a therapist ; ghosts are typically defined as souls who have something holding them back, troubled spirits, some just need psychological help to get past it

      • Yehoshua

        I did read the whole arc.

        What really had me dumbfounded at the moment of reading this last night is how all of a sudden the ghost appeared there, the comment below answered that although I wasn’t asking myself about the needle.

        • Tensa Zangetsu

          I’m dumbfounded now!

          • Yehoshua

            So my work here is done.

          • Tensa Zangetsu

            That’s Terrible! How could you!

  5. rtlstien

    Anyone know what Sabrina is holding in the third panel? She doesn’t look happy about it…

    • MKarrow

      I believe it is a trinket made from the Aztec gold, so she could attract the ghost.
      Correct me if I’m wrong here!

      • rtlstien

        Looking closer… it looks like a sewing needle. A gold sewing needle perhaps?

        • JokkePokke

          Completely wild guess here, but maybe, just maybe, it’s what was used to draw the pentagram-thingy on the wall?

      • rtlstien

        I think you’re right about using it to attract the ghost.

        When he says turnabout is fair play, I believe he’s saying “If you can drop little critters into my lap, then I can drop supernatural beings into yours.”

        • Valerio

          man, talk ABOUT ‘not forgetting’!
          Does this mean we’ll see more of the awesome ghost?

          • Frank

            She apparently does that quite often

  6. Snowmon

    Well, I don’t usually approve of therapy, but I think Sabrina is more certified for this kind of thing.

    • Count Catula

      I’m super-happy that nobody questioned you about the inexplicable first half of your sentence.

  7. xhunterko

    Which, is always helpful to think on the right side of the brain.

  8. Exulen

    hey rick, one panel three, i think you mean “turnabout *is* fair play” rather than “turnabout *it* fair play” Or i may just be my tired eyes seeing misspellings from editing essays for my midterm x.x

    • Exulen

      *on panel three
      wow, even i’m doing it >.>

  9. Greycat

    You didn’t have a ghost of a chance of avoiding that joke.

    • rallyjr

      it tends to sneak up behind ya

    • Talonstripe

      I see what you did there…

    • The Bronze Gryphon

      The “turnaround” time on that one was a little slow…

  10. FowlJ

    Two things I’m missing here – first is what she’s holding in panel three, second is what the last few words of that letter are… For the life of me I can’t read them.

    • hirple

      The letter says: “Turnabout is fair play, sweetie! -Fido”. As for the trinket, I have no idea. Looks kinda sewing needle-ish.

      • rallyjr

        the trinket seems is from the stolen gold, so it allows Teoxihuitl to appear (pay back for having to take care of all the wounded animals she gives him)

        • FowlJ

          That’s along the lines of what I was thinking – Thanks.

  11. Donte

    Does she know that Peanut and Grape know about her secret crush on Fido?

    • AleyxJ

      I don’t THINK it was ever disclosed or picked up upon…

    • pet_panda

      not a secret crush, they are dateing

    • Kitch

      It’s their dating that’s the secret.

      • Valerio

        wouldn’t be much of psychic if she didn’t knew P&G know…

  12. 2MK

    Silly me.

    I thought she grew a third leg when I first saw the forth panel.

  13. VOLK

    Magical shrink?

    • Frank

      No, I’m sure he’s there at his regular size

      • megabob12

        he’s a ghost. your puny physics need not apply.

        • MKarrow

          Physics has no size. Argument invalid.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Badum *tish*

      • VOLK

        He was smaller in that other strip…

  14. AuvaAkita

    Sabrina could make a business out of this! Just needs some advertisement lol

    Having trouble crossing over? Afraid of “The Light”? Then go to Sabrina! Therapy…for ghosts! :D

    • Valerio

      you win an internet.
      And cookies :D

  15. Lance

    It does look like a gold sewing needle in panel three, yet I don’t get it, nor why the letter had to be handwritten. hmm…

    • Frank

      Because it has to be written “by a living hand”?
      Or maybe so no evidence of the needle’s disappearance is left on the police stations’ computers

    • rallyjr

      the needle is from the Aztec gold so it allows the ghost to appear

      • rallyjr

        now that i think about i don’t know why the letter is handwritten and not typed

    • BlueAnubis

      Because you can’t Email a golden sewing needle. (Took me forever to figure that out.)

  16. Hera Ledro

    That…is adorable. At risk of sounding like a beggar, which I generally try to avoid, we totally need an arc with Fido and Sabrina in the focus. That being said, I was most pleased with this arc featuring the K-9s. Very well-done, and very engaging.

    And I have to say Fido has magnificent handwriting. So consistent! ;D

  17. Kitch

    I told you so. They DID Drop a Boat on Terrance. :(

    • Rick Griffin

      NEARLY drop on him

      • T-Squared

        It was fun.

        Oh my.

        (Anyone who gets the significance of that wins a cookie!)

        • Koranos

          star trek generations! (the last thing kirk says in the film!)

        • Kitch

          TV Tropes will ruin your life.

  18. darkgloomie

    I wonder how did Fido pass his mesoamerican history course, if he can’t even spell Teoxihuitl remotely correctly!

  19. IceKitsune

    lol nice way to involve Sabrina there Fido. XD

  20. FalconMage

    Ghost is looking hot…and down.

  21. WingedWolfGirl

    Sabrina: Great! I get to psychologically analyze a spectral Jaguar -_- (<< is not thrilled).

  22. Napu

    I guess even spirits have their problems

  23. Valerio

    man, this ghost surely looks buff today!

    • Draven

      Not as buff as Fido’s handwriting.

  24. Grip the Wolf

    Sabrina, you need to leave… whatever you call what you’re doing… to the professionals! Like Ghost Nappa! ….on second thought, you better just call the Ghost Busters…

  25. kylealdrete

    not to make an odd statement. but he is wearing pants *sorta* the Aztec equivalent anyway. hope people dont think im making fun of the comic or anything. i just found it funny.

  26. Scruff

    Aww, no spectral analysis pun? :)

    • darkgloomie

      The ghost does look kinda blue, doesn’t he?

  27. Hera Ledro

    …I can’t believe I didn’t comment on this before:

    Did Sabrina get a psych degree from the University of Paranorama or something? Since when is she a licensed psychologist for pre-mortem trauma in post-mortem patients?

  28. Draven

    Every time Sabrina shows up I smile. :)

  29. FerreTrip

    XD; Oh, dear heavens, this is great. Genius, Rick, genius.

  30. 1boredcanadian

    Best shrink evar!

  31. Matthew

    So what now?

  32. Lyooon

    I’m only 17, and I believe that I’m entirely too young to understand the happenings of this comic. I honestly have no idea what was going on in the last 20 or so comics.

  33. CR4CK3RW0LF

    just started reading this 3 days ago and i read up on all of them from start to finish, LOVE IT! :3

  34. BillyMT

    Ancients spirits need counseling? o.o I thought all this time to roll around in afterlife would give them some otherwordly insight of many things.

    …Tough crowd, tough crowd…

  35. Draven

    Aztec Gold

    Some old Aztec treasure was stolen one day,
    They called in the K-9’s to find a way
    To return it to the man to whom it belongs.
    The only thing missing were epic background songs.
    Our heroes searched through the back of the truck
    Only to receive quite a big shock!
    They followed the bats into the dark night
    Where waiting for them was another big fright.
    A specter, a ghost, awaited the three
    Despite their best efforts to hide behind “scree’s.”
    The true villains then caught them, and tied them up tight.
    But Spo had timely saved them, he used his mouse might.
    During the untying, the ghost spoke with his mind.
    He told Sargent Ralph what he had to find.
    He was guarding the treasure for all of this time,
    But he couldn’t keep the villains from crime.
    He needed the living to help him that day
    To stop the two thieves from getting away.
    A symbol was scribbled on a note pad with haste
    And the whole boat was moved to a more secure place.
    What happened from there, we don’t know for sure,
    But most likely those criminals will be a bother no more.
    Yet the ghost was still sad, he had little faith.
    Fido referred him to his girlfriends place.

    • Yehoshua

      That was… Beautiful! *sniffle*

    • Frank

      Now we need some music to go along with it!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        You can sing anything to “Greensleeves”.

      • Elfe

        Im beginning to miss Fiddler and Keys anyway XD

    • McFly

      I was wondering when you were going to make another one.

    • Draven

      I follow the poetic style of Chauncer, I take inspiration from Nickleback.

    • rallyjr

      you are really good

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  37. SilverZeo

    So let me understand Teox’s story… He sunk a ship when he became a ghost, but then the treasure was salvaged, but then he scared the owner to set up a ploy to have OTHER people draw the symbol so it can be transported to a cave, but then the people turned on him, stealing the gold for themselves, so then he asked the K9-Cops to help him, and now the gold is in evidence, ‘cept for that needle, and mostly likely back to the person who salvage the gold… and Fido has set up his girl to be a ghost therapist… is that it a nutshell?

  38. gaboris

    A psychic psychiatrist… huh, well that’s a mouthful. :D

    BTW what’s ghost of a chance exactly? *searches the net* Oh okay it’s a “very slim chance”. I looked it up cuz this is the last day and all. :)

    • SilverZeo

      What about a psychotic psychic psychiatrist?

      • Nohbody

        Yeah, just what the world needs: a mindreading Dr. Hannibal Lectre. :P

        • Nohbody

          Lecter, even. :(

  39. Ozuan

    Aw, it couldn’t be Turnabout so we could make the obligatory Ace Attorney reference?

  40. Matthew

    Its friday shouldnt it update!?1