King your the Beast!
sac ‘im, dawg!
I think you mean “sic.”
‘Sic’ is for wussies.
Yeah king fight back!
Well to be honest, I was shocked he did not lay a fat one on that kids face by the fourth panel! Gosh people like that…ugh
outch, way to go king!
the brat’s in trouble. King’s Bino-tested
Hey, a Portzebie icon!
indeed it is my good man-woman
*Gives You Free Internet* XD
enjoys free internets
xD WHo knew hed get in an argument >.>
Gotta love that zero-tolerance-even-if-it-gets-you-jailed attitude. It’s hilarious… also likely to end in the aforementioned incarceration.
Oh, and continued petition for Bailey to move to Babylon Gardens! If this guy is any indicator, she could stand to get away from here…
…or, that Bailey is tough enough to keep the brats disciplined, and they can’t wait to vent it on a more defenseless creature
The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
No, King, you’ll go to jail again…
Wouldn’t be the same jail, and he wouldn’t have the same criminal record…
I daresay attacking a human would be a fairly serious charge.
Still, that’s a first offense…
I’m not sure animals can go to jail…
Jail and the pound are similar. ;3
But someone can adopt him if he goes to the pound, although that wouldn’t be very good for him.
You don’t know that. There could be a criminal-specific pound which is more geared toward incarceration rather than adoption.
Doesn’t harming a human mean certain death?
or is the alternate world mean that he will just get sued or something?
Although, technically, he’s a pet owned by the ¿wolves¿ and more directly the Ferrets who are owned by…
Well, either way. King will not be held responsible for his actions directly (outside God Forbid he contracts MDD), he has about as much rights as a child right now. SO LET HIM HAVE IT!
On the other hand… I’m thinking of a twist which involves Bailey not liking how King reacts or worse.
I think it’s called something like “Milton Properties Trust Fund”
The pound is jail and dangerous animals aren’t kept around, you know.
I was referring to the fact that they don’t go to jail humans are in.
Seriously, why are laws so messed up with animals? One single mess up and it’s over? :S
You can’t take an animal to a shrink, or talk him into not doing something again. At least in our world you can’t.
What about Caesar Mulan? I’m sure he counts as a shrink, especially in that world
If their laws are anything like ours, he’ll end up being put down.
aren’t we getting a bit morbid here??
yea but that’s the way it works in the real world, has anything been said that the same isn’t true for the comic?
I merely have a realistic appreciation of the Fridge Horror inherent in the Housepets! world.
Given that the Housepets world is somewhat a mirror of our own, yes, he very well could be put down.
Probably depends on how afraid they are of a lawsuit from the Milton estate.
Part of me wants to look on youtube for videos of people being attacked by corgis
Have a Corgi attacking a swing :3
lol Kings gonna getting him self in trouble again
FOX TO THE RESCUE!
or…no, better BAILEY TO THE RESCUE!
And after that, cuddles!
Amen to that! ^_^
i can see it now “Don’t worry I’ll save you Mister Butt”
“Hey, brat, mind have mercy on me and kill me now? Please?”
uh…. is that… the same watch as…
I thought they would be going to pick it up from him?
They did mention a delay, didn’t they?
Heaven Can wait?
…Don’t be surprised if I’m gonna be late/Heaven can wait (Bolland)
Looks like it, unless King found a rather convincing replica for sale.
yeah, that’s what you get at a discount
Wait, maybe their envoy is going to arrive during this arc! That would really mess things up, wouldn’t it?
OH SNAP! He got you there!
OK, OK, there *is* an advantage of being human when it come to dealing with brats. Happy now?
Wow, nice comeback King!
don’t mess with DA KING!
I’ve heard better comebacks from a turkey sandwich.
then there is something wrong with that turkey sandwich, you probably shouldn’t eat it
That’s… great. Horrible, but great.
Dangit, it doesn’t work. But this quote is from Spongebob.
This place is even better than I expected!
Ah typical brat. .. all talk, and as soon as someone even mentions the possibilty of retaliating they go running to a parent/teacher/higher power. .. I love seeing people like that get what they deserve
King would get put down for that…
Nah probably hundred hours of community service if convicted!
And for a dog that’s no problem!
Nuh-uh, outside Babylon Gardens the rules seem pretty harsh. Remember how scared Grape was without her collar.
Actually… that’s a good point. Even the K9 police are… defensive outside of Babylon Gardens. It’s also likely that Joel grew up in a place similar to Babylon Gardens or that he ignored the way pets were treated after his inciting incident so… repercussions may ensue that he’s not expecting.
That last line of King’s is the best one EVER. It’s just freaking hilarious and it’s something I’ll have to bite my lip over to keep from laughing at odd intervals.
Still, you go King.
He has a point there, BRAT.
Haha, touche King, but I smell trouble.
Way to go King, insulting Fox’s family (no matter how big of a jerk he is). I wonder if it’s just this kid or if it’s the same as RL, where dogs on farms are seen more for how well they work than for how cute and lovable they are (though I suspect King’s reaction to being cuddled as an adorable puppy would be as bad as being insulted anyway ). Yeah he’s a bratty little kid but King is “just a pet”… you’d think he’d be used to being treated that way by now. Guess the reminder of humanity is weighing pretty hard on him right now.
Walk away, walk away… don’t get Fox upset again. Also, RIck, you’re as mean as Pete in the way you abuse this poor little corgi! Hasn’t he suffered enough already!?
I’ve seen real dogs getting upset by an excess of cuddles and ridiculous puppy-talk and attacking unsuspecting humans. Quite hilarious and well deserved. You have to be blind to not see that body language that is telling you “I’m not a toy!”
He wants to fight…. a dog. Must be feeling pretty good about himself. He’ll feel even better when King kicks his BUTT.
Who have you deluted yourself into thinking who you are kid? NIce way to treat a guest.
Do animals count as guests in a majority of this world? Or, at least, in this Kansas?
Well, they definitely have a higher status than our world’s pets. They can talk and walk, after all. Legally, however, they all pretty much have to be pets to be a part of society.
I wonder if they can sit at the table to eat…
In my house, my guest’s pet is also my guest. Some species exceptions apply of course. I don’t want your pet tiger in my sofa.
we know for sure that Tanukis are legal citizens in Japan.
We haven’t seen too much of the negative side of being a pet so far, other than the attitude towards ferals, and most people seem to treat pets as their children, but I’m sure there’s plenty of people who see their pets, even sentient, as “just a pet” or worse (like Joel’s parents). Fox’s dad is a guest. Fox and King are not necessarily anything more than “Bill’s dogs”. Hopefully it’s just the one bratty kid with an attitude and the rest of the family will be nice to King… but he’ll probably be subjected to a series of humiliating events.
Also: King, stop playing with that watch in public!!
The rest of the family? Need I remind you of Friday’s strip? Although, it may have been just tug of war. But still.
my mom would have slapped the crap out of me if she caught me treating a guest like that, and yes the watch is his fate… literally
I think I smell a relatable character in King/Joel’s story. No kid would be that jerky to animal unless he a single bachelor drunk or he has some personal trouble…
Besides, could the kid ever live down the fact he called control cause a corgi messed him up?
Flashback senses… tingling…
* http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/22/i-always-get-those-mixed-up/ *
* http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/27/im-never-going-to-understand-humans/ *
* http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/12/21/your-heart-is-full-of-unwashed-socks/ *
* http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/16/morning-routine/ *
* http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/05/27/enters-the-hero/ *
Okay, I’m back. What’d I miss? Oh yeah… fight coming up. King’s in trouble.
Now that would be a cool twist, stop another kid from making your mistake.
Me: No! Don’t say “twist” or else-
M. Knight Shyamalan: VAT A TWEEST!
Me: He’ll turn up.
Huh, didn’t know he still had the watch….fate…thing.
That and a fight spell trouble
HAVE AT THEE, KNAVE!
Who you calling naive?
that kid who thinks he can push King around
heh, come to think of that, sometimes these kind of preliminaries and up in mockfight, or in a good friendship when it comes to kids that age.
Actually he’s just a really short jerk
Kind of like Joel.
Hey, Joel, you’d like to be human again? Look at what a prodigious job you did of yourself! Why not stay a dog, instead, and get a new good life instead of mourning over your ol’ self?
he has a problem with letting go of the past
There’s also the no butt-sniffing though.
Now now king remember you don’t want to get in another mess with humans. Even though you are short by genetics.
oh that kid is asking for it; you should take care of him King, just remember to clean up afterwords
Something tells me that Bailey knows this kid pretty well, good luck King
Housepets: Super Smash Brothers style: King vs Human brat! That would be an awesome video game! @_@
“Say’s” in the third panel should be “says.”
Next on Housepets TV:
The Brat With An Attitude vs. The Corgi With A Mouth!
Dang how I HATE people like that. This pushing you around and then hiding behind some dumb over protective law is too common where I live.
BTW I don’ know why is it so serious if a dog strikes back at someone who’s messing with him. When I was a kid the neighbor’s dog bit a hole in my hand and we didn’t make a fuss about it. :/
Different people do things differently. It’s pretty obvious this kid just wants to give King a hard time and would probably make even a small scratch out to be something much worse. Think Miss Gulch from *Wizard of Oz*.
It’s awesome King’s sticking up for himself, but I don’t see this working out too well for him.
Still sam ol’ Joel. Like Pete said, changes doesn’t happen overnight.
Precisely what I was thinking. And he could end up in a worse place than jail this time.
Ladies and gentlemen, the comeback King!
I had to do it.
Why do i have this feeling that the brat is Bailey’s owner….
I have that same feeling, it opens the floor for an amusingly inarticulate argument
That would be ironic to a new level.
King is the king of comebacks!
That kid reminds me of Sid from Toystory
I believe the proper word is “PWNED”.
Hey, maybe they exchange a lot of witty combacks and impress each other enough to be friends…..naw!
… I didn’t expect this to happen… Continue.
I can see this guy getting his comeuppance if and when King/Joel gets transformed back into his human self.
i hope he dosent go back i like king
Joel would be in worst trouble then King if he beat that kid up. Child abuse is bad.
Oh, that’s a kid?! o_o I thought that was an adult guy just being a jerk, like Bino.
… Go King… That’s all I got.
Long live the King
*Wears a King t-shirt* You can do it King!
*stands up* aye come on king you can do this
You know… If king only uses words and gets the kid to attack him… And then doesn’t fight back, just belittles the kid even more… There could be some serious trouble on the twerps part, and not king… If he can keep smart for a little bit longer.
Too bad he doesn’t really have much of a record of doing “smart” when under pressure.
That being said, I dub the blond guy “Tiny Vick.”
All Hail Tiny Vick!
Aww, I feel like this will be the start of a beautiful friendship.
Absolutely beautiful! King’s wits are as sharp as ever, I see. On another note, despite the flying insults, I honestly wouldn’t mind watching King fetch a stick..
That would be adorable.
I wanna see a strip where they’re playing frisbee, and NOT catching them in their mouths. I mean, there’s a lot of doggy stuff that doesn’t make sense when you have thumbs.
youth and skill.
This Holiday for King has been quite horrbile from what seen so far, he hasn’t seemed to get a brake from getting put in uncomfortable postions.
After reading all these comments, the either unintentional or completely intentional Full Metal Alchemist reference in the last panel.
Might just be me though, Way to go King!
King: Now go away, before I insult you a second time-a!
hey, brat! Are you crying? Are you crying in front of me? Uh?
I’m suprised this hasn’t been said yet
“I challenge you to a duel!”
If I was in King’s position, I would pound him so hard, you could make KNOCKwurst out of him! *rimshot*
Ooooh, this doesn’t look like it’s going in a good direction. Extremely important fairly fragile Macguffins and angry children who are just a little taller than you never mix well.
I don’t think the fate-watch is fragile. It survived re-entry.
I think he was talking about Bino
[Insert Edward Elric insult rant here]
well that’s what you get for not drinking your milk
You fight like a dairy farmer!
How appropriate, because you fight like a cow.
(Or something to that effect, haven’t played in like forever. )
Well this can’t possibly end well.
If there was a fight between king and that brat, I’d go with king to KO that big-mouthed punk in one round!
There are times when I’m glad my dogs can’t talk (at least not my language). But that’s not much considering that I still argue with them now and can’t figure out what they’re actually saying to me.
I don’t argue with my dogs.
THEY order me around.
WALK! Now FOOD! OUT! iN!
That happens to me at in the middle of the night.
My GSD argues with me, back talks to my mom as well as mocks her when she talks, and generally thinks he’s the king of the house. All hail the Prince of Whines! We say.
Also, he doesn’t have to order me around. I’m trained.
Poor King, he seems to get crap wherever he goes =/ That punk needs to be put in his place.
Alas, King, so much karma to account for…
I think at this point King has suffered enough!
Sure, he’s still kind of mean but I think that’s just part of his personality and it’s not like he’s always short-tempered. When he’s genuinely happy he’s a really nice guy, it’s just that his few happy times (Christmas, 4th of July, even just playing with Fox’s squeaky bone) are always interrupted by something awful or cosmic (or both).
He’s letting his dogma drive his karma.
kid snatches King’s watch
King make bratwurst
Fox has a word with King
“Nordic” stock? You’ve been playing SKYRIM haven’t you…(:
Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll….
King FTW!! He’s also way more at home in his current form than he’s admitting to himself…
king keep your cool he aint worth it
Go King! Just…don’t get yourself in trouble over a brat like that! ^^;
Ah..King is easily one of my faves
Ooh, King! Nice come-back!
Oooo! The kid got dissed and served!
All this talk about jail/pound and being put down made me remember of that petty parental excuses that dogs fetched by the pound get turned into soap. Wonder how Rick didn’t made a gag about it yet XD
Q: Why does your pets hate wheen you’re bathing them?
A: because you’re washing their dirt out with DEAD CONVICTS!
Real scare material there! XD
You gotta love ‘im! You all know ‘im! It’s King!!!! Fighting back this Fall!
LOVE THE ALT TEXT
the evil kid looks like bobby hill
What the brat says actualy sounds ALOT like my Art class at school, where I’m stuck with mostly idiotic guys 1 grade older than me. They all do art class just so they get an easy A.
now the fast snap-backs King has is alot more like ME.
Good evening reporter matthew here. Its seems as though king has been down for a while and has made him get into a feud with the local resident of the house.ON ANOTHER NOTE:Its seems rick is praticing expressions
King is awesome. Easily my favorite HP character.
Sure; King will fetch a stick, THEN BEAT YOU WITH IT!!
who would go and make due with king anyway? is he an idiot……wait a sec!!!! he looks like a short blond……IM A SHORT BLOND!!!!! WHAT IS WITH THIS STERIOTYPE????
Woot! Go King!
Ah, it seems we have a dual on the porch to prepare for ladies and gentlemen.
On the count of three gentlemen, take your waterguns and squirt the other.
Who ever is the fastest, wins.
ONE…. TWO…. FIVE….
(Three sir)… THREE!!!
I have a feeling that bailey is going to stop them before they fight
I fear Mr. brat might do something horrible to King’s watch.
Incidentally, I find this ironic, because what had made Joel distrusting of animals as a kid was being abused by them. Now that he IS an animal, he’s being abused by kids.
Even when annoyed and thus quite probably unfocused he referred to himself as King without any hint of slipping or hesitating
I wonder if this is another indication of his changing mindset or he just got used to his masquerade alredy
I think he’s just used to it, it would be very bad if he used his real name out loud in front of Fox. Also I think he’s accepted that “I’m King now, and one day I hope to be Joel again.” He did seem more accepting of “the game” at the thought of rewards, though I do wonder if getting away from Pete and living with the wolves was his first “reward” or if it is yet to come.
What Breed Is King, Anyway? Corgi? Or King Spaniel? (I Heard Of A Breed Like That Somewhere……)
Corgi, Welsh Pembroke (dog of very little tail, though he does have a very tiny one ). King Charles Spaniels have floppity ears, King has Air Brakes for ears.
Canis lupus familiaris corgius grumpyus.
XD I Know About 5,356 Random Facts, And Half The Breeds Of Any Given Animal. Half. Apparently A Dog With The Same Name As The Town My School’s In Is Part Of The Missing Information. XD
Hey, I’d forgotten about that watch! What is its significance again? Also, GO KING!!! Who is that other guy, and why is he being such a jerk?
Oh yeah, King has a valid point when it comes to the “shortie” thing. I never would have thought to say something like that in a comic or other similar thing!!
The watch is basically King’s soul. (That’s why he went through so much trouble to get it back in a previous arc)
The watch signifies Kings, or rather Joels, soul and until he returns it to heaven, his soul is in limbo. And that guy is being a jerk to King because he is sitting on his front porch without that guys permission.
Oh King…why do you get yourself into these situations?
I love King :3 I just wanna give him a big hug!
I believe King is finally starting to understand.
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