Mr butt lol’z
How are you always first?
Maybe he has a time machine, or perhaps he has an auto-refresher on his browser that alerts him to changes?
He’s just really good at timing.
Or perhaps he has a DeLorean with a flux capacitor, or maybe even a TARDIS!
Or a TARDIS with a Flux Capacitor…
Or you can try initiating a scalar wave entanglement in a transwarp conduit at warp factor 9 or higher.
I prefer my vortex manipulator. It’s good buts it’s cheap and nasty time travel, trying to give it up.
And thus King was forever known as Mr. Butt.
Mr.butt… oh so many jokes so little time
That just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
Great first impression king. Bravo.
I hope the entire arc won’t be about king and bailey just because it’s ’story driven’
Always the butt of a joke.
/completely unrelated to HP
Where is your avatar from?
Rick made it for him. The full badge is on Deviantart.
The potential may be limitless!
I think King has a bit of a crush
I think I hear Haddaway’s song playing
*gets in car with two other friends*
*puts song on Ipod*
It’s all fun and games until one of you breaks a window with your headbanging.
Considering he was human, and is probably still in a human mindset, this could be a problem for him.
I don’t think he’s been in a human mindset for a while… remember him putting the moves on Sasha and Tarot? And “son of a charming young woman”? He’s gone native.
Well, he was drunk at the time, so I think this time it’s going to be harder for him to deal with, but in a hilarious way of course.
You’re right…we need to get him drunk again!
Bring out the Orange Soda!
From what we saw of his thoughts he does think of himself as King now…doesn’t make this any less akward though.
I think King should be completely at home to “awkward” by now. He’s had SO much practice!
Yeah, I guess. But he does have his moments, like when he began shaving his face…
I smell inevitable heartbreak and embarrassment
For the latter, is this not a web comic?
The inevitable embarrassment has already started.
I forsee a return of the Barn Cat gag…but with dogs
Cool! King’s finally getting in to a love story.
I’m not the only one who thinks kings new crush looks awfully like grape right?
I think fox forgot to mention flat, especially when you’re driving across is on i70
He looks so disparaged!
That third panel looks great. Really good usage of hearts. x3
Hearts is always what you see when it’s love at first sight!
Oh my, i do believe King is Love-struck! XD
… a mi también =3
Much Me Gusta.
My gods…the gusta…It’s off the charts!
Personally, I’ll have to see what her personality is like before gusta gusta’ing .
Take your pick of A-D to finish this sentence:
Okay, ______ how much more awkward can this get?
a) she’s his “best friend’s” cousin so…
b) she looks just like fox, so…
c) she’s a dog so…
d) All the above…
(@_@) Seriously, didn’t see this coming…
i choose D&E for all the about and all that hasn’t bin mentioned
D. but C could be less awkward if Pete messed with his brain chemistry.
A is only awkward if Fox feels weird about it.
B is probably the most awkward.
I pick D!
I’ll take ‘At least it couldn’t get worse’ for $1,000, Alex.
Those words are tempting all kinds of fate that I don’t even want to touch with a 59 1/2 foot pole.
Remember Peanut and the barn cats!
Venkmann has a point, here…
I was thinking that too, he would be RELATED to fox. 0_0
Depends on how HP! pet families work.
You forgot “E: She already has a mate, so…”
That would seriously muck with him. Possibly followed by
“F: The relationship, per the standard for the animals, is fairly open, so…” which adds to the awkward fun for King, which will then bring awkwardness to everyone else as they try to understand King’s position.
“D” for sure.
B is hands down the most awkward, I mean if it wasn’t stated, I probably would’ve assumed she was Fox’s sister.
And thus, a new ship was born.
And thus, Rick proved he knows EXACTLY how to generate a lot of comments. Yeesh.
let me see, do i want this……the tension, the aquard moments, all the silly things king will probably do…. yes i want this
Called it!…well hinted at it in a questioning manner but still I thought she might show up.
Good work on calling it then
I take it from the ALT text that Bailey is in….estrus?
Sorry, the title, not the ALT text.
Not likely in this comic, King’s just feeling weird.
Though that does raise an interesting question. What did Mr. Griffin mean by that?
Also, alt txt plz.
ALT text = “You guys wanted this, right?”
I think we can safe answer the alt text question with a “Yes.”
Perhaps, more aptly -> http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=jywT8HtHmJ8
Mmm, I’d guess something to do with the third panel.
No, that is a very rude reference to a butt
…paging Dr. Freud
She isn’t his mother
But she is a dog (not to mention that she’s nearly a palette-swap of his best friend). The good doctor could’ve probably written a book or two on this lol
I think he may have already…
And Fox could have very well already read it. Him, or Peanut.
…paging Dr. Sandwich
Great, now I want to photoshop Dr. Freud into the TARDIS…
Didn’t they have that episode already? Like…the 3rd doctor, maybe?
Now THIS is a story I can read to for sure
I am pretty sure I wanted this
Trying to imagine her accent…..
I’d go with Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz
…… Now, during this WHOLE arc, I’ll be thinking of Wizard of Oz.
Pay no attention to the dog behind the curtain.
And King will spend the entire trip trying to get enough courage.
‘Rosey Gasses’…. the reason King doesn’t want her to sniff his butt?
Or possibly the other way around O.o
Wait… I’m kinda lost. What’s going on here?
For some reason, King finds Bailey attractive to the point of having a crush on her. This is very awkward since King used to be human. Whether or not he’ll be human again is a different question, but for right now it’s all sorts of awkward.
Not to mention she’s his best friend’s cousin who lives in another state.
and looks just like his best friend
And thus things get interesting. I was wondering when King would finally get paired with someone.
Let the shipping begin!
Also, so we finally get a name for Fox’s cousin!
Have refrences been made to her in the past?
She appears in one panel in the first Christmas comic.
Really? She isn’t tagged in any others
because, like Terrance in the last arc, she didn’t have a name before. she was just “Fox’s cousin”
More tag updating for Rick!
Oh, Bailey’s a cutie all right. At first impression she reminds me of Sasha. As for her and King? I dunno. King is a human inside, regardless of what body he’s in. I’m all for romance, and I’m certainly interested to see how things turn out here, but it seems a little…I don’t know….forced? Contrived? for him to have such a strong ‘lovestruck’ reaction at first sight of her; Unless I’ve forgotten something, the last time he was seen actively hitting on canines he was completely drunk…
I’m not sure about forced or contrived. I think we’d have to wait and let the arc pan out a bit first before we can definitively read it as that, since the only thing that’s happened so far is that King finds her to be cute. The hearts don’t necessarily mean love, just attraction.
King’s already gone to the doggy side, remember the Orange Soda incident?
The orange soda thing? Like I said, he was totally drunk at the time. I’ll concede the other points though, and I apologize for the earlier criticism. It wouldn’t do to draw such conclusions based on a single strip. I myself said Bailey is cute, so I’m really in no position to call King out on it. There could indeed be plenty of explanations for King being attracted to a dog if one wanted to look deeper into it. Doesn’t make this any less awkward for the poor guy in any way, though. Can’t wait to see how things work out for him!
cue dreamweaver song
Or under cover angle, or now I’m a believer, or into something good, or my eyes adored you, or *rambles off a list of classic songs about love at first sight*
I don’t see why King would get attracted to a dig. He WAS human. Also can someone explain the joke at the end
Well Pete did change him into a dog and made it so he can’t say his real name, maybe his brain chemistry was altered to make him more dog-like.
That, or the fact that hes been one for over a year and is either a) getting used to it b) he’s accepted that he won’t ever change back or c) he no linger wants to change back
So far, it’s been looking like he’s slowly becoming more comfortable with being a dog, as well as come to terms with the fact that he’s stuck like that. As of Bailey’s appearance, however…
She’s just friendly, even met a well-cared for dog that wasn’t?
Yes. Small breed dogs have ALOT of attitude
Good point. Physical transformation is one thing, but we don’t know how or if Joel was transformed mentally as well.
You guys did ask for it.
I predict King will go to kiss her in the dark at one point, and it will actually be Fox. an awkward moment will ensue.
I’m saying this now so that it almost definitely won’t happen.
-ahem+ It’s my job to predict things so they definitely won’t happen
sorry. I wanted to get it in done early.
Come on, the next strip won’t be out till Friday D:
… I could imagine this… But I should stop cause that would have a very bad ending in it for king….
King has such a “Should not want 8[” face in the last panel.
Doesn’t she look a bit like the dog version of Peanut in the third panel?
Peanut is the dog version of Peanut
When I asked you you to remove the comment, I meant that one
This one is more funny though! :p
LoL, would have thought he would make an exception for her.
OK… asking the question… where is it actually stated Bailey is female? Is it because of the chest ruff?
The eyelashes of course
The trouble someone could get up to with a box of false eyelashes…
it would make nights at the Bigglesworth easier to sort through… probably.
Paging Bugs Bunny!
That sounds like the perfect basis for several very wrong shipping stories.
I actually looked for the eyelashes and didn’t see them at first. Right, you draw them on the sides of the eyes, not on top.
As someone native to Kansas I must object to the idea that we have nothing but corn wheat and cows.
CORN is from NEBRASKA! Gog!
Also we have barns and tractors too!
And the University of Kansas Jayhawks
As someone who has driven through Kansas, i can tell you there is NOTHING!! XD
But i’m also from Missouri, so i’m supposed to despise Kansas anyway lol
All them flat square states in the middle have corn. Like, you know…
Where the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye…
And the ” Children of the Corn”
Wait, that’s Nebraska.
Ok I’ll say it again. >.< doesn't she look like the dog version of GRAPE?!?! *glares at admin*
In the third panel
She’s Grape’s long lost sister!!
might just be because she looks purple in that hearty panel
Yeh, I think that’s it.
Everyone looks like Grape through rose-colored glasses.
Those admins will get you every time!
Twould seem that it’s what they do best.
Next comic introduces her best friend, Wheat the brown tabby cat.
I like the past referrence in panel 4 but I find the sudden colour change in panel three a bit weird
It’s d’aww. It’s pretty hard to argue with d’aww.
1) Bailey ROCKS
2) this is SO goung to get interesting
Little soon to tell, other than rib out of town dogs and live on what we think is a farm what does she do?
please visit topeka, kansas city, or anything else that qualifies as urban in kansas before you continue this story arc,
you WILL find a distinct lack of corn and cows
but Fox has only seen this part of Kansas and this is the only part the arc takes place in.
But in the HP! universe it might be different.
Now I’m imagining Topeka populated with cows, like some huge Gary Larson strip.
*ahem* I used to live in Kansas when I was a kid and still visit there sometimes. I am perfectly aware there are many things other than very flat land.
But you know what? I LIKE Kansas. I LIKE that, in most of it, you have to look rather hard for things that are not flat land or cows.
I totally wanted this…haha
we’re surely off for a great start
Don’t call me sheerly
Can I call you Terry instead?
No Boggart’ing! ;p
A billion idea just popped into my poor head.
and all of them are funny and pleasant
I’d say that most of them went to shipping, but I think that happened to all of us.
Yo dawg I heard you like dawgs so we put a dawg in a dawg so you can dawg with your dawg.
Who asked for what? I’m confused.
don’t sniff her butt, stupid! KISS DA LADY!
No, no, give her a dead chicken.
I’ve thought of that, but that also is a sure recipe for a broken heart!
Or a broken leg if you trip on it.
For a brief moment, I thought that was grape in the third panel.
If grape went like that for Peanut, I’d be in heaven
But where would that leave Maxwell and Tarot.
Well Tarot already said that she would leave if Grape developed feelings for Peanut so she less of a problem then Max.
I never asked for this
Don’t be rude. Just smile and say thank you for the wonderful gift
This was one of my first mistakes as a child. I got something i didn’t like for Christmas, and so i boldly went up to the person who got it for me and told them i didn’t like it X3
What a shame…(someone had to)
I didn’t ask for this, but I do fully support the idea this has put in my head.
Oooh yeah! Way to choose em’ !
May I just interject to say that she’s right? King IS adorable. :3
okay seeing as he was human and thinks like a human wouldn’t him falling for a “dog” be a form of beasteality or zoofilia?
Hence his look in the last panel. The fact that he’s finding himself somehow attracted to her is probably causing this sort of argument in his head.
Of course, it shows my own spin in that I thought Bailey was a guy dog…
Because he’s been a dog for quite some time now, it’s likely his attraction toward humans has been replaced with his current species. Also, remember he flirted with dogs before at the Dog Days of Summer party.
I think his dogginess is more than skin deep by now. Remember how he behaved under the influence of orange soda?
Also, he doesn’t want to be alone.
The doggy side is strong in this one…
Probably a safe bet, note how quick he was to look for a tree back at the amusement park. But that’s some of the humor with him, King’s only there to be funny.
In a previous arc it was suggested that King had to choose wether or not he’d come to terms with his dog-ness… that he hasn’t yet would probably be what creates the conflict.
Go mister butt!
Sure, it could be, but Rick stated already that Bailey’s a girl.
As for direction, I foresee a comedy wherein poor King must now deal with these emotions along with a multitude of human children.
*predicts the future* Mass hysteria is imminent!
“The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”
Two out of four!
You get a cookie for that, sir
I am in agreement! You do get a cookie for that ( I don’t care who takes the cookie, as long as I don’t get tempted with om noming it )
really like this 1 (:
Abd then King wanted to come here for Thanksgiving every year. XD
I have taken the time and have discovered that it is possible that Fox’s canine father/mother had an identical twin who, when he/she had puppies one of them was Bailey.
Sure is a lot of complaining about King/Bailey/Kansas around here. Can’t we all just sit back, crack open some orange sodas, and enjoy the comic? On another note, this arc is definitely going to be a lot of fun, and I’m always happy for King and Fox to get more screentime. Bailey is pretty friendly, and I like that she has a handkerchief that matches Fox’s. I wonder if there’ll be any other new pets around. Definitely looking forward to the rest of this arc, Mr. Griffin
and so do we!
The fun is on, gentlemen!
Some of you know what I wanted, but this is good enough, I’m anxiously awaiting the next strip.
Also, hooray for Fox and King!
that is all
Alright! Who let the Unggoy (Grunts) into the comments?
I love the colors used for Bailey. I love blues. Or Arctic colors……….
I feel weird saying that.
why? She’s adorable!
absolutely adorable! i love it!
We aren’t in Kansas anymore…. oh, wait, we just got to Kansas.
Now that I have made that lame joke, I would like to say that when I first saw the comic (but before I started to read it), I thought that the dog in the third panel was Fox. And now, I shall include a made up conversation that builds upon this strip. Please do not mistake the following for Housepets! canon:
Bailey: Do you have a nickname? “Please Don’t Sniff My Butt” sounds kind of tedious.
King: My name is King. I was requesting that you didn’t sniff my butt.
Fox: *whispering to Bailey* You did that just to mess with him didn’t you?
Bailey: *whispering to Fox* What do YOU think? The last time I had this much fun was when I pushed Little Timmy into the well!
Fox: *whispering* I think I’ll just pretend I didn’t hear that
whats that, Little Timmy is stuck in the well, he should know better by now
Thank you, why do I keep hearing that he fell into the well again? >_>’
Looks like Grape in dog form, kinda.
So even when you’re a gorwn man who worked for PETA who was then turned into a a dog by a cosmic griffin in a universal game of D&D and is leaving a pack of wolves…. High School STILL never ends?
(Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh-Oh, Oh Oh Oh-Oh, Oh Oh Oh-Oh)
I can imagine Bino rolling and laughing hysterically at the fourth panel
My first thought was that Bailey was attracted to King and not vice versa. Could be mutual. Hard to tell.
Right now, i don’t think Bailey is attracted to King, she just said he was cute which doesn’t warrant anything. And for all we know Bailey might already have a boyfriend, which could break his heart.
Oh boy, now you got my head churning out many possible outcomes for this arc!
Heart Break, search your feelings you know it to be true!
Why do I foresee King having to endure the nickname ‘Mr. Butt’ from all the other members of the family?
ah you should of made the location Nebraska But close to me anyway hehe
Also that descibes Nebraska too lol But we has sugar beets too & TONS of coal trains running thru as well XD
cmon man, dont make a butt of yourself
this can only end badly
Sleep outside in Kansas in November? That sounds like a poor idea to me, dog or not.
Might serve the same purpose as a cold shower for King, though.
cue Gary Wright Dream Weaver on panel 3
Oooh DREAM weaver, I believe we can make it through the night… I didn’t think that, but it sure does fit.
Going to say this once, people, cut out the Fox x King stuff in the comments. First and only warning.
are we entitled to root for king and bailey now?
Fourm rules still apply here too.
got it. But bailey’s a girl. And, unless it’s stated that king will return human no matter what, a love story could still have room in his future, right?
the forum rules being that shipping discussion is not allowed outside of the discussion of a comic that lends itself to shipping discussion, like this one.
so Bailey and King discussion is still good.
You know, Bailey’s resemblance to King makes this REALLY awkward.
I’m sure they don’t look that similar to doggy eyes. Or is it not just humans who have problems with species?
Bailey looks nothing like King.
(you mean resemblance to Fox, right?)
I think Aura may be confused by Bailey’s heavy eyebrows.
Now King knows how Peanut felt in farm country.
And now that “Ladykiller” line Fox said a year ago comes into play…
the most embarrassing thing would be fox conspiring to help king score
With his cousin.
Lol, now I AM interested XD
please tell me that its a girl dog, i’m serious, PLEASE tell me its a girl
Rick already said Bailey’s a girl.
Is it not obvious?
you gotta look at the eyelashes man.
Oh, to be young, and to feel loves keen sting.
Did Fox drive them there? Also SHE’S ADORABLE.
They rode on the back of Fox’s owner’s bike.
Okay that solves that mystery.
Do I sense another Sasha (but hopefully less ditzy), or just someone being snarky in the last panel?
Regardless, this seems to be getting interesting. Poor King. X3;
I was thinking King would say more of a “Please don’t kill me”
Confound these animals, can’t always tell at first look if they are a he or a she.
Though I do see some girly eyelashes.
The Bigglesworths have the same problem.
Well this can go two ways, either King gets to actually kiss this girl, or it’ll end up with some embarrassing way with King getting a black eye. Taking all bets ladies and germans!
1,000 Bison Dollars on black eye please
Gut, dann sag ich, dass er damit Erfolg hat und am ende eine schöne schnulzige Verabschiedung haben wird, wo min. die Hälfte “aaaawwwwwwww” sagen werden!
Housepets is breaking on the new king and fox story and it seems king has developed a new love interest! More as the story continues!
It…it’s a female Fox….o_o
And What a vixen she is X3
that’s all there is to say about this…
wait… do dogs shake with their left hands? :p just kidding i could care less. Good to see King back again though, it’s been a while.
This… this is like getting lovestruck with the female version of your friend, the one you happen to have a small crush on. Weird? VERY MUCH!
Native Kansan here. We are watching…
Ah, I’ve always wanted something nice to happen to King, I hope this is it. I swear, Pete, if you ruin this I will throw the wrath of grape or something on you.
*cough* grapes of wrath. Did not mean to do that.
Intentional or not, that’s pretty funny.
DON’T DO IT KING. DON’T DO IT.
Aw. Is about time King got himself a girlfriend
Aw. It’s about time King got himself a girlfriend.
In Clan We Say “Na Ne Hide.” No Sniff My Tail. XD
Meanwhile Bino is offscreen enjoying time with Sasha knowing the fans are finally going to back off on her being with King.
No predictions yet, I’m going to wait longer.
This is going to get good!
I think King’s surprise in panel four is due not to him being attracted to a dog and it conflicting with his human self, but rather it hit him that he has really lost his human self. I mean, its a little jarring when you discover a major facet of your being is just gone one day. Here he was easing into dog life and then BAM ‘I was once human.’
This will end in so many tears, mark my words.
Lol, for me, it’s cheers XD
Cheers…for now Muhahahahaha
Looks like SOMEONE might and up with an arc of his own!…Again!
♫ They’re cousins, identical cousins… ♫
Is it wrong that I am somewhat jealous of King?
Not at all
Maybe a bit…
She’s pretty. :3
Did anyone else hear Dreamweaver?
Not gonna lie, for a moment I thought that was Fox doing the heart hello to King. >>;
Ain’t nuthin’ wrong wit’ Kansas
Okay seriously, did my comment get deleted cuz it had one keyword in the middle of it or did I pass my limit of talking about shippers for the year? O_o”
All I said that I mistook Bailey for Fox for a moment and just joked about how there’ll be a bunch of shippers around because of this strip. Is that such a bad thing now?
Kinda of saw this coming, but didn’t think it would be this soon.
King has a crush!!
LOL XD I am reminded greatly of…hmm, well i can’t find it right now XP but that one drawing of a Corgi holding a ladder and roses flirting with a husky. I think it’s going to be like that very soon
Is it just me, or is Rick a master of throwing us curveballs?
um…what made her think he said his name was Mr. Butt? “Please don’t sniff my butt,” does NOT sound anything like it has “Mr. Butt” in it (well, except for the obvious word “Butt”).
maybe she was being sarcastic?
Aaawww MAAAN! I’ve been waiting forever on King having his own chapter!!! Now I have to go away for the weekend without internet! Graahhh…
Ok King, now your Mr. Butt. But that’s ok cause you can make it up by lying to her about your occupation. Say that your not just any ordinary Mr. Butt, but in fact the infamous secret K-9 agent for the US Government: Agent King Butt.
I wish I could make panel 3 into my new wall paper. It is too cute.
Also, Bailey in panel 3 reminds me of Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchamest.
It reminds me of her in the opening holding an umbrella and stretching her hand to help Edward Elric.
Please to meet you, Mr. Butt!
I take it all dogs from Kansas have scarfs, or at least the ones closely related to Fox?
Hey! That’s were I live! Not actually as farm-ish as you’d think, though.
Why do people assume she is a female?
I mean, baily looks male.
Because Rick (The Writer and Artist of this comic) has said a number of times that Bailey is -female-, that’s why.
oh sorry, i didnt see him saying that
Dude, Eyelashes XD
I thought she was just a girly looking male
Dog version of Grape :O
I shall claim the Biscuit!
No, she’s not.
©2008-2015 Rick Griffin | Housepets! is powered by WordPress with ComicPress
| Subscribe: RSS Feed | Back to Top ↑