I’ll Make Brat-Wurst Out Of You
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  1. Ryufire

    King your the Beast!

    • Valerio

      sac ‘im, dawg!

      • Tom Flapwell

        I think you mean “sic.”

        • Valerio

          ‘Sic’ is for wussies.

  2. Wanderer

    Yeah king fight back!

    • Senorpie7

      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

  3. kimo

    outch, way to go king!

    • Valerio

      the brat’s in trouble. King’s Bino-tested

    • anz100

      Hey, a Portzebie icon!

      • kimo

        indeed it is my good man-woman

        • kimo


          • One-Who-Howls

            *Gives You Free Internet* XD

          • kimo

            enjoys free internets

  4. IJustWantLove

    xD WHo knew hed get in an argument >.>

    • Barker

      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…

      • Valerio

        …or, that Bailey is tough enough to keep the brats disciplined, and they can’t wait to vent it on a more defenseless creature

        • Barker

          The two aren’t mutually exclusive.

  5. Dissension

    No, King, you’ll go to jail again…

    • VOLK

      Wouldn’t be the same jail, and he wouldn’t have the same criminal record…

      • Dissension

        I daresay attacking a human would be a fairly serious charge.

        • VOLK

          Still, that’s a first offense…

    • Wanderer

      I’m not sure animals can go to jail…

      • Dissension

        Jail and the pound are similar. ;3

        • Wanderer

          But someone can adopt him if he goes to the pound, although that wouldn’t be very good for him.

          • Dissension

            You don’t know that. There could be a criminal-specific pound which is more geared toward incarceration rather than adoption.

          • lahi

            Doesn’t harming a human mean certain death?
            or is the alternate world mean that he will just get sued or something?

          • Snowmon

            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.

          • Frank

            I think it’s called something like “Milton Properties Trust Fund”

      • Foxstar

        The pound is jail and dangerous animals aren’t kept around, you know.

        • Wanderer

          I was referring to the fact that they don’t go to jail humans are in.

    • gaboris

      Seriously, why are laws so messed up with animals? One single mess up and it’s over? :S

      • Frank

        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.

        • Kohaku Nightfang

          What about Caesar Mulan? I’m sure he counts as a shrink, especially in that world

    • Argent Stonecutter

      If their laws are anything like ours, he’ll end up being put down.

      • Valerio

        aren’t we getting a bit morbid here??

        • crazyredemu

          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?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I merely have a realistic appreciation of the Fridge Horror inherent in the Housepets! world.

      • Foxstar

        Given that the Housepets world is somewhat a mirror of our own, yes, he very well could be put down.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Probably depends on how afraid they are of a lawsuit from the Milton estate.

  6. hirple

    Part of me wants to look on youtube for videos of people being attacked by corgis

  7. IceKitsune

    lol Kings gonna getting him self in trouble again

    • Valerio

      or…no, better BAILEY TO THE RESCUE!
      And after that, cuddles!

      • Ryufire

        Amen to that! ^_^

        • rallyjr

          i can see it now “Don’t worry I’ll save you Mister Butt”

          • Valerio

            “Hey, brat, mind have mercy on me and kill me now? Please?”

  8. American_Otter

    uh…. is that… the same watch as…

    I thought they would be going to pick it up from him?

    • VOLK

      They did mention a delay, didn’t they?

      • SilverZeo

        Heaven Can wait?

        • Valerio

          …Don’t be surprised if I’m gonna be late/Heaven can wait (Bolland)

    • Noir The Sable

      Looks like it, unless King found a rather convincing replica for sale.

      • Valerio

        yeah, that’s what you get at a discount

    • Frank

      Wait, maybe their envoy is going to arrive during this arc! That would really mess things up, wouldn’t it?

  9. dagermanshepherd

    OH SNAP! He got you there!

    • Valerio

      OK, OK, there *is* an advantage of being human when it come to dealing with brats. Happy now?

  10. Tex

    Wow, nice comeback King!

    • Valerio

      don’t mess with DA KING!

  11. McFly

    I’ve heard better comebacks from a turkey sandwich.

  12. Heth

    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

  13. lahi

    King would get put down for that…

    • Ryufire

      Nah probably hundred hours of community service if convicted!

      • Napu

        And for a dog that’s no problem!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Nuh-uh, outside Babylon Gardens the rules seem pretty harsh. Remember how scared Grape was without her collar.

        • Barker

          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.

  14. Will

    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.

  15. Parry

    He has a point there, BRAT.

  16. Sonic Fox

    Haha, touche King, but I smell trouble.

  17. Xane

    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 :lol: ). 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!? :D

    • Profesor Rod

      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!”

  18. MKarrow

    He wants to fight…. a dog. Must be feeling pretty good about himself. He’ll feel even better when King kicks his BUTT.

  19. xhunterko

    Who have you deluted yourself into thinking who you are kid? NIce way to treat a guest.

    • Dissension

      Do animals count as guests in a majority of this world? Or, at least, in this Kansas?

      • MKarrow

        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…

      • Profesor Rod

        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.

      • Valerio

        we know for sure that Tanukis are legal citizens in Japan.

    • Xane

      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!!

      • xhunterko

        The rest of the family? Need I remind you of Friday’s strip? Although, it may have been just tug of war. But still.

    • malinik

      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

  20. SilverZeo

    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?

  21. jared

    Huh, didn’t know he still had the watch….fate…thing.

  22. Elwood Blutarsky

    That and a fight spell trouble

  23. Firewolf


    • xhunterko

      Who you calling naive?

      • rallyjr

        that kid who thinks he can push King around

  24. Valerio

    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.

    • lahi

      Actually he’s just a really short jerk

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Kind of like Joel.

        • Valerio

          good point!
          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?

          • rallyjr

            he has a problem with letting go of the past

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            There’s also the no butt-sniffing though.

  25. leaffly

    Now now king remember you don’t want to get in another mess with humans. Even though you are short by genetics.

  26. rallyjr

    oh that kid is asking for it; you should take care of him King, just remember to clean up afterwords

  27. John willow

    Something tells me that Bailey knows this kid pretty well, good luck King

  28. Ryufire

    Housepets: Super Smash Brothers style: King vs Human brat! That would be an awesome video game! @_@

    • Valerio

      *instant buy*

  29. Typo alert

    “Say’s” in the third panel should be “says.”

  30. Erkhyan

    Next on Housepets TV:
    The Brat With An Attitude vs. The Corgi With A Mouth!

    • Valerio


  31. gaboris

    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. :/

    • Indagare

      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*.

  32. Jesse James

    Oh dearie.

    It’s awesome King’s sticking up for himself, but I don’t see this working out too well for him.

  33. coyoteBR

    Still sam ol’ Joel. Like Pete said, changes doesn’t happen overnight.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Precisely what I was thinking. And he could end up in a worse place than jail this time.

  34. Big Fan

    Ladies and gentlemen, the comeback King!

    I had to do it.

  35. Lycanthrope

    Why do i have this feeling that the brat is Bailey’s owner….

    • John willow

      I have that same feeling, it opens the floor for an amusingly inarticulate argument

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      That would be ironic to a new level.

  36. Talonstripe

    King is the king of comebacks!

  37. Draven

    That kid reminds me of Sid from Toystory

  38. Kitch

    I believe the proper word is “PWNED”.

  39. falcon01

    Hey, maybe they exchange a lot of witty combacks and impress each other enough to be friends…..naw!

  40. Tensa Zangetsu

    … I didn’t expect this to happen… Continue.

  41. T-Squared

    I can see this guy getting his comeuppance if and when King/Joel gets transformed back into his human self. ;)

    • Rotty

      i hope he dosent go back i like king

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Joel would be in worst trouble then King if he beat that kid up. Child abuse is bad.

      • T-Squared

        Oh, that’s a kid?! o_o I thought that was an adult guy just being a jerk, like Bino.

  42. A random person

    King FTW

    • Valerio

      forever King

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        … Go King… That’s all I got.

        • Draven

          Long live the King

          • Ryufire

            *Wears a King t-shirt* You can do it King!

          • one blood heart

            *stands up* aye come on king you can do this

  43. Yuiopdude

    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.

    • Nohbody

      Too bad he doesn’t really have much of a record of doing “smart” when under pressure.

  44. T-Squared

    That being said, I dub the blond guy “Tiny Vick.” :D

    • Stupid Foxette

      All Hail Tiny Vick!

  45. Tara

    Aww, I feel like this will be the start of a beautiful friendship.


  46. Whitekitsune

    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..

    • Stupid Foxette

      That would be adorable.

      • lahi

        nice avatar

    • Argent Stonecutter

      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.

  47. Volkenstein

    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.

  48. Kai

    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!

  49. Grip the Wolf

    King: Now go away, before I insult you a second time-a!

    • Valerio

      hey, brat! Are you crying? Are you crying in front of me? Uh?

  50. 1boredcanadian

    I’m suprised this hasn’t been said yet
    “I challenge you to a duel!”

  51. Grip the Wolf

    If I was in King’s position, I would pound him so hard, you could make KNOCKwurst out of him! *rimshot*

  52. Noir The Sable

    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.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I don’t think the fate-watch is fragile. It survived re-entry.

      • Frank

        I think he was talking about Bino

  53. Cm4F


  54. SilentCobra

    [Insert Edward Elric insult rant here]

    • rallyjr

      well that’s what you get for not drinking your milk

      • Volkenstein

        You fight like a dairy farmer!

        • Nohbody

          How appropriate, because you fight like a cow.


          (Or something to that effect, haven’t played in like forever. :P )

  55. Zenakuno

    Well this can’t possibly end well.

  56. KnightPuppy

    If there was a fight between king and that brat, I’d go with king to KO that big-mouthed punk in one round!

  57. MrMutt

    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. :)

    • Valerio

      I don’t argue with my dogs.
      THEY order me around.

      • Keldor

        WALK! Now FOOD! OUT! iN!

        • MrMutt

          That happens to me at in the middle of the night.

      • MrMutt

        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.

  58. Misharu

    Poor King, he seems to get crap wherever he goes =/ That punk needs to be put in his place.

    • Valerio

      Alas, King, so much karma to account for… :(

      • Xane

        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).

      • Argent Stonecutter

        He’s letting his dogma drive his karma.

        • Valerio

          les ouchies

  59. Valerio

    kid snatches King’s watch
    King make bratwurst
    Fox has a word with King

  60. Awad

    “Nordic” stock? You’ve been playing SKYRIM haven’t you…(:

    • Volkenstein

      Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll….

  61. Rudi

    King FTW!! He’s also way more at home in his current form than he’s admitting to himself…

  62. peanutftw

    king keep your cool he aint worth it

  63. FerreTrip

    Go King! Just…don’t get yourself in trouble over a brat like that! ^^;

  64. Zeek

    Ah..King is easily one of my faves

  65. Tattorack

    Ooh, King! Nice come-back!

  66. Nia

    Oooo! The kid got dissed and served!

  67. BillyMT

    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

  68. GenesisG

    You gotta love ‘im! You all know ‘im! It’s King!!!! Fighting back this Fall!

  69. Dragongal


  70. Rotty

    the evil kid looks like bobby hill

  71. Dragongal

    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.

    • Dragongal

      now the fast snap-backs King has is alot more like ME. :D

  72. Matthew

    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

  73. FlintFang

    King is awesome. Easily my favorite HP character.

  74. Draven

    Sure; King will fetch a stick, THEN BEAT YOU WITH IT!!

  75. Chazmeister242

    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????

  76. Bailey

    Woot! Go King!

  77. GentleCorgy's#7COMBO

    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!!!

  78. Fur1384

    I have a feeling that bailey is going to stop them before they fight

  79. Russiarules1

    One word:

  80. Pogiforce

    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.

  81. Mirror

    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

    • Xane

      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.

  82. One-Who-Howls

    What Breed Is King, Anyway? Corgi? Or King Spaniel? (I Heard Of A Breed Like That Somewhere……)

    • Xane

      Corgi, Welsh Pembroke (dog of very little tail, though he does have a very tiny one :D ). King Charles Spaniels have floppity ears, King has Air Brakes for ears.

      Canis lupus familiaris corgius grumpyus.

      • One-Who-Howls

        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

  83. illeatyourself

    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?

    • illeatyourself

      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!!

    • yehoshua

      The watch is basically King’s soul. (That’s why he went through so much trouble to get it back in a previous arc)

    • AuvaAkita

      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.

  84. AuvaAkita

    Oh King…why do you get yourself into these situations?

  85. FantasticMrWolf

    I love King :3 I just wanna give him a big hug!

  86. Rennis

    I believe King is finally starting to understand.