I vote it’s BOTH!
But I also agree.
I FITH THE MOTION!!!
Seventh. Motion carried, meeting over.
Let’s stop this pointless counting, shall we? = P
You go girl wOOt!
“Bailey, I owe you my heart and my soul…”
*Blushes* “Oh Mr Butt you cutie it was nothing really*
ACTION BAILEY TO THE RESSCCUUUUEEEE!
Also, it’s because he’s cute. Definitely.
I can see a new line of action figures here
so can i for some reason or at least some figurines =3
a Houepets! sticker album.
That would so make my day!
i would love one of those!
And thus King is going to find Bailey even more attractive for saving his life in a sense.
Precisely my thoughts sir!
a-men, bro! *hi-five*
And thus I want Bailey to become a regular cast member even more! At the bare minimum, she could be King’s friend with zero mis-placed loyalties in Bino. Sasha and Fox’s affiliation with him… another companion would be nice.
And Sabrina doesn’t count!
I second what barker said. They should have her move next door to King.
If Bailey moves to the Gardens, Sasha will get jealous.
Why, she’s dating Bino…and every other canine in the neighborhood.
Bailey! The first canine immune to The Call of Fido.
Only Mr. Butt conquered her heart!
Good ole Fido, even the cats want him…and one got him.
YAY! Go Baliey! Now we get to see how durable that watch really is.
Well I suppose it is a symbol of kings soul, so I am pretty sure it does not hold any real material value to that dimension, other than holding it and stuff.
Do we forget so easily that it practically fell from heaven and landed on his head with not so much a scratch on either?
Ah but remember king, like the watch, is technically a no no. His mere existence is only physical to the universe in so many ways!
Have you not seen All Dogs Go To Heaven? Water and watches don’t mix!
Hey he made it out alive!!! *cough just
I’m still tickled by this little reference.
I was thinking about that too, but it’s not mechanical either…..so maybe it is waterproof?
It’s a sports watch, they’re usually water-resistant.
Bailey should be able to get it in time then!
It’s also in the Australian Olympic colors, for some reason.
Might be a coincidence, those colours do look nice together.
As an Australian, I feel the green and gold combination to be absolutely atrocious.
It’s probably just a coincidence though that the watch is in those colours.
I still have a piece of green and gold sailcloth, cut from an old sail from Australia II. I think green and gold is a wonderful combination.
It takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’.
This comment is made of pure win.
You win an internety
You win a gold star sticker.
nope they dont im pretty sure charlie learned his lesson with that
Agreed, considering Fido actually helped him out once if I do recall, though he was sort of under conditions of, you know, no being born =)
I do believe this act of heroism has solidified Kings crush on Baily. Any thoughts?
Um, probably not
the whole dog/human issue is stil there
Joey tried to help him too, though I think he just wanted to play the hero for once (I feel bad for Joey, ostracized by the cool dogs and his creepy friends are geeky even beyond what he can tolerate). Really, he’d probably have a lot of friends if he’d just come out of his shell but considering how terrified he still is of Fido and the other K9 officers that’s not likely to happen.
I figure the watch isn’t that fragile since it gave him a good crack on the head when it fell but that doesn’t mean pressing the buttons won’t do bad things to his soul.
Baily is… Gandalf?
Poor Pippin XD
Fool of a Took!
AHAAHAHAHAH and who shall carry the ring?
Uhh… isn’t King short enough to be a hobbit?
Gandalf: YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!
Baily: -Dives over into water-
lolz, Epic rap battles of history. ha!
Why is every random jerk trying to destroy King’s soul-watch?
Probably just his luck :p
It’s a Law of Nature. For every action towards King’s happiness, there’s a jerk to pull/push him back into misery.
Because Rick is a cruel, cruel creator.
“When in doubt, hurt the corgi!”
“Yes, dear sir we are all cruel gods to our creations, for if we were not then we’d be bored with seeing rainbows and sunshine all the day long. We bring death upon perfection, so that it may become rewarding to earn it.” – Bridgett Folly, A statement against Mary Sues and Gary Stues everywhere.
True, true, but King is hardly a Gary Stu and has suffered enough indignities for his stint with PETA (which he was starting to regret even before turning into a dog). He’s more of a cosmic chewtoy at this point, thus my current avatar… “a brief moment of genuine happiness”. Delicious Ponbon gumball popsicle on a hot summer day while hanging out with your best friend who’s inviting you to a party.
Of course this comment will make no sense in a few weeks whenever I change my Gravatar. (King with Ponbon popsicle smiling at being invited to the 4th of July party)
It… shames me to do this, but I’m going to reference Deep Space 9 for a point. This is kind of like Miles O’Brien who got shafted two or three times a season in episodes the directors called “O’Brien” must suffer. Since King was human at one point and has more strife, it’s easier to relate on a crisis standing to him which makes empathizing with his peril a good plot mechanic. The other cast members are… effectively children where King has been put in the environment from a human adult standpoint.
tl;dr : King probably suffers because his suffering is suffering we’ll be more empathetic about since he sees most things closer to how we would.
I agree with you Xane (and Barker), but Xane you must remember what King had to go through in order to get to that moment. He would have gone to jail if not for Pete. He would have never met Fox if not for Pete. King would be living as a feral if it weren’t for the Ferrets. King wouldn’t have know how much of a good friend Fox was, if King’s soul-watch wasn’t stolen by Bino. And King wouldn’t be getting the girl if he weren’t so helpless or Baily less heroic like her cousin.
Essentially, suffering brings the good things in life a greater and deeper meaning.
Yeah, I think all us King fans need to remember that he did deserve a lot of what happened to him, though Pete had no intention of helping him from the start, it was all just a ploy to steal his soul. I would like to see King be honest with Fox earlier rather than later. I’m pretty sure King is not using Fox or only misleading him to avoid retribution, his “I’m a loser” internal monologue showed how much he values his friendship with Fox and how scared he is to lose it. (“Hurt the corgi” is paraphrasing the Aladdin writer’s bible, where abusing Iago was always the go-to option to fill out a scene)
…knowing Rick the end of this arc will be “Oh King, you’re adorable but I just can’t resist a tall man.”… cue the neighbor’s mastiff picking Bailey up for a date.
Well now you gone and gave him that idea now matey, King will get BAD END now!
I have a feeling that even though King’s life gets better now, its about to change pretty soon.
I mean… uh, when I’m in doubt I Hug a Pug.
Rick, You’ve got a habit of performing the unexpected with something that should be obvious. I knew that King didn’t stand a chance. It’s really great man.
Ps. I just noticed that Bailey has the same eyebrows as King. I wonder…
Coincidence? I think NOT!!!
of course it’s not.
Cute husky/corgi puppies must look like their parents
Alternatively… it’s to give her profile shot something other than eyelashes to keep people from identifying her as a recolored Fox (even though they’re related, the same breed, and have slightly different proportions).
I pointed out her corgi eyebrows a couple of strips ago.
Amen. It’s also cool that her style is kind of minty don’t you think? which is why king finds her so delicious. sorry, i just had to pull that one…
Maybe King should just get a safe deposit box for that thing or something…
It would certainly help. And at this point, he should definitely consider it.
Not a smart move playing with it in public to begin with, nevermind while he’s around Fox who already knows that Joel’s name is on it. If King isn’t ready to tell Fox the truth then continuing to create scenes involving the watch is going to get him into a lot of trouble.
I agree, i would’ve kept it in a safe place from the beginning, out of sight from anyone else who might tamper with it. But you can’t really blame King for the brat wanting to start trouble. King was just minding his own business to start out with when that kid showed up out of no where.
Does Fox know the name on it, though? As I recall, the only one who got a good look at the inscription was King. Said inscription wasn’t exactly in “huge neon sign in the sky” lettering, either, but rather small (enough to require a zoom panel for the readers to read it).
Bino told him that it said Joel on the back.
Whoops, you’re right. Exhibit $BIGNUM in why I shouldn’t trust my memory with anything.
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/05/13/watch-out/ and the next comic, for anyone else needing a memory refresh.
Ummm… I think that you forgot to define BIGNUM as a variable. Let me help you with that.
echo -n “What is the number of the new exhibit?”
read -e EXHIBIT
New exhibit $EXHIBIT has been created.
Whoops. I messed up the last line of code. Derp
echo “New exhibit $EXHIBIT has been created”
Well, Fox has understood that the watch is important to King, even if he doesn’t know why. And “Joel” hasn’t appeared yet, so he really doesn’t have much to build his fear on.
My guess is that ox is just waiting for King to open up with a story about how Joel was a nice owner if with some anger issues and that’s why he ended up with Pete and it’s been a trainwreck after another since then.
That, or maybe Fox is the Great Kitsune avatar and already knows all this stuff and is just being polite and respecting King’s feelings.
Silly. GMs don’t have PCs! They have NPCs! Therefore the Great Kitsune is Daisy and Joey’s Creepy Friends and Neighbor Dogs
On a slightly more serious note, Fox sure did give King a long, hard, suspicious glare when he wouldn’t elaborate on why he needed the watch so badly. He’s probably just waiting for King to be ready to discuss it since he knows King doesn’t like to talk about his past.
and then the bank got robbed and the safe boxes emptied…
Yeah… King’s luck is too awful to risk his watch being… anywhere else.
Cue the return of the nefarious villains DUN DUN DUUUNNNN
listen to this
Darn, I don’t have permission to view it… oh well
you could always get a free account and then listen
I did, but I think it’s set as a private composition.
Then let’s just say he bought his own safe, put the watch in there and hid it in his room.
And then he discovered the wolf cubs are REALLY good at picking safes…
bury it in the yard like any dog would.
they might not be that into digging.
err, they buried King in their backyard…
oh yeah. I forgot about that.
bury it in someone else’s yard.
Raccoons find it. Zachary must intercede to take it back
Gift it to Sasha, or maybe Daisy. She’ll play with it a while, then forget it and put it in someplace she keeps all her stuff, safe forever after.
though that may caus problems upon retrieval…
Give it to Steward or Jeeves for safe-keeping.
I like Jeeves, I bet it would be safe under his care.
Bailey to the rescue!!
I hope she can find it…
I hope it’s waterproof! 0.0
“Made in Heaven, can stand hellfires and the tartarus glacier’” lifetime granted”
hahahahahahaha! So funny! How come nobody made that joke before?!
Don’t worry. the girl’s got skills.
you doubt BAILEY?!
Grounded till next update!
Amen! punish the heathen!
I find your lack of faith… disturbing.
there is a heratic among us..
That is creepy! I just learned about heretics in history YESTERDAY!
Given that he lost the watch to the kid, I guess he would be considered helpless.
Fox thinks King is cute. Yay!
Well due to my preference, I would like it to be Baily
well, Fox already said that King had a ladykiller’s muzzle
Well, he said ‘face’, but yeah you’re right, he did say that.
Lest we forget, King also has acknowledged the similiarity between Fox and Bailey… and he’s attracted to Bailey… not such a huge leap to think he *may* harbor some feelings for Fox.
Ok, actually that IS a kinda big leap, but SHIPPING KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES, ESPECIALLY LOGIC ONES.
Just FYI, in the comments of the “Thinking About Thoughts” strip, Foxstar (who is, I believe, a mod here) said to cut out the King x Fox talk.
Erm, the emphasis on “is” was from an earlier version of that post. Please disregard the italics.
I said to cut that out. King is hetro, and habors no feelings for Fox other then friendship. Don’t make me repeat myself.
it is a really good friendship. it doesn’t go beyond a bromance, though.
I’ve always seen them kind of like Blue Beetle and Booster Gold from DC comics really.
Yeah, go Bailey. Prove that you can’t be pushed around.
cue the countless shippers pointing out Fox calling King cute…
Cookies to people who thought that Bailey would show up and defend King. Here you go.
*raises paw* just watch my entry for last comic.
FOX TO THE RESCUE!
Or, better…BAILEY TO THE RESCUE!
And after that, cuddles!
It was so easy to figure that i am surprised some peoples didn’t guess it.*Take a cookie and leave*
King just gets help from everyone.
He gets by with a little help from his friends.
c’mon, King, your doggie side is just so popular.
NOW KISS DA LADY!
It’s Hero Husky!
I couldn’t think of anything better.
A hero Husky Zealot?
And of course, there is the fact that King is logically Nobility. I mean he is a Corgi, like the queens pets, and he is the King.
He wasn’t born with corgi blood and got it later from an outside source. Is he the Housepets equilivant of Kate Middleton?
Being someone’s spouse doesn’t put their blood in your veins… so no, he’s not Kate.
But what about a transfusion? Can you get nobility from a blood bank?
since when did nobles ever donate blood? their blood is blue, so only other nobles get noble blood.
Some of those baronets are a bit hard up. They might sell a pint now and then to pay for their Grey Poupon.
A transfusion doesn’t make your body produce that blood…
if it’s just the blood that counts though, would that make it a temporary partial nobility?
thats kinda where i think he got the name…
Yes king is definetely cute
King, your cuteness has just been outed!
also, today’s comic shines with HUSKY AWESOME EPICNESS
Heck yesh! Panels five and six Bailey is flying like Krypto or Spot!
The Legend of King? He always get capture at some point while everyone else does everything…
And would it be wise to pick on pets who can tell people what you have been doing?
well EXCUUUUSE me King?
you are not excused
I can’t help but think if this for whatever gets out of that lake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d0ZMmSqq-g&feature=related
Bailey gets the watch.
Fox gets the brat.
King gets the cuddles.
brat gets intensive care.
Here’s hoping for happy ending *cheers*
can only hope
THAT was an epic dive. Way to take action, Bailey!
Foreshortening. Your friend in action shots!
I didn’t see this coming, that is why this strip rocks.
Swear to Dog? Oh King.
We all know where this is going… anyone up for a wet fur contest? (slash wet kid contest)
The feminization (so to speak) of “jackknife” (the dive) was worth a chuckle all its own, aside from the actual punchline panel.
And for those who can’t read the alt text with a phone browser:
‘Hey, she’s like a more proactive version of YOU’ ‘I will also pretend that was flattering’
… And then she’ll walk out wet, and King will go to the hospital for severe nosebleed. XD
Now you made *me* get a nosebleed!
I also forgot to add: “That fool of a Took!”
Honestly… Does anyone have personal respect for other people stuff anymore? Poor King.
I can see why King likes Bailey, just look at those eyes!!
That color really stands out from the rest of her body.
her eys are to die for!!!!
I too am entranced by her eyes.
the eyes of an amazon!
Bailey can tame King’s heart with those eyes.
I think she already has
I have to mention again, that since the soul-watch fall from heavn to earth without broken, I highly doubt it can be……
Surviving cosmic projectiles only tells how hard headed king is.
It also does say something about the projectile as well. Throw an egg and then a stone at the same brick wall, see which one survives the encounter.
That said, even if the watch could take a full Iowa class battleship salvo, that says nothing about waterproofing, either.
Heh funny how many people called this.
I’m afraid this is the cue for shippers to start “Squeeee”-ing again in the next few strips.
BTW in the second panel that MGS like “!” is just funny. XD
Give the King some lovin’
I agree with you there.
Indeed, Rick is way over due to give us something to SQUEEEEE at/about.
“Swear to dog?”
I swear to bob I better not have been the only one to notice this!
I thought it was funny. I guess Joel really is going native.
(Kings “oh god do i stay dog or go human” deal)
I find it funny he’d say that when he knows for a fact that Heaven itself is actually real.
I swear, if that guy was MY cousin he wouldn’t be for very long.
get in line. I still must test my new taser…ohh, and there’s a pond too…
If anything, the pond would lower the potency of the taser.
but water conducts electricity… wouldnt it make it worse for the person IN the water…
The person is already acting as a conducter when hit with a taser. The water would take some of the electricity away from the person.
Let’s not forget who’s in the pond valerio
the funny part will be when she come back up and King sees it in slow motion
*sings Psychedelic Furs’ ‘Heaven’ *
Oh the poor poor fool……
If only she had head hair to whip back.
… and forth!
bond girl dog anyone?
that’s why she’ll come up with seaweed on her head ;P
So we may see a love story between a human turned digg,
who desperately tries to deny and an aggressive female in the position to push him to his luck.
For him this would be awkward while she would not understand why he is holding back.
This could be funny!
I’m starting to think Cerberus is using Bailey as an avatar.
Oooooh! You’re on to something there!
that would be so cool!
Perfect, between the Fox and this new female Fox King with have stoppable protection! Even against this new human version of Bino. :3
I’d have to say…um…nope! Notta clue!
I just noticed how tiny Bailey’s legs look in panel 6.
The rest of her back there isn’t exactly huge, either.
Seriously, just a perspective thing plus some comedic exaggeration.
I love the way Rick draws the characters “tiny/from a distance”. It’s adorable and also strangely funny for some reason. Extra-tiny King here and while he was on the Great Kitsune’s gaming table. I also thought mini-Bino falling off the cliff in the Naked arc was funnier than if it had been a closer detailed pic.
In case it wasn’t said already, Bailey is looking pretty buff in this strip.
…”even moreso than usual.”
Offically Love Baliey… will she become a more frequent character? i hope so…
she surely became instant uberpopular, a true record for a female nonmain (for now) character
Some part of wants to believe that Bailey knows exactly what the watch is and it’s importance.
Yes! More Bailey! If King doesn’t end up with her can I have her number? :3
Also, as part-Corgi myself, I can vouch for the fact that it’s the cuteness and helplessness both. It’s a quite powerful combination, especially when you learn how to use it. And it seems that King is finally getting used to being a dog. I mean, just, look at how much he’s changed… also I think this is helping him to realise that animals are able to “see the world past their own noses” (see Your Heart is Full of Unwashed Socks for what I mean).
Also, as part-Corgi myself, I can vouch for the fact that it’s the cuteness and helplessness both. It’s a quite powerful combination, especially when you learn how to use it. And it seems that King is finally getting used to being a dog. I mean, just, look at how much he’s changed… also I think this is helping him to realise that animals are able to “see the world past their own noses” (see http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/12/21/your-heart-is-full-of-unwashed-socks/ for a history lesson). Which is good for him, because I think overall he’s happier and better off this way.
Why do i get the feeling that Bailey’s going to turn into a fifty foot dog with three heads
I hope King doesnt do anything stupid like go all grouchy because she interrupted the fight. I’d like to see some hints of romance between him and Bailey right away.
Nah, Cerb’s a different breed and different color.
Then i’m going to bet that the next strip goes like this.
Bailey – “Here you go cutie!”
King – “Fahbwa…gwabwall…ssaa”
Bailey – “Huh, bit low on brains isnt he?”
Fox – “Actually i think he likes you…a lot”.
Bailey – *makes a smitten face* “Oh, well if he ever recovers tell him that i’d love to howl with him sometime” *Leaves*
King – *Eyes stretch even wider*
Fox – “What I tell you, you got one good looking face…”
Let’s hope that watch ain’t like Charlie’s…(I know it isn’t already, but you should know what I mean.)
Totally not another thing making King want Bailey. Nope, totally not. Just a bunch of action scenes in slow motion to show off Rick’s talents.
So I’m Not The Only One Who Noticed The Whole DOG-GOD Thing. XD
I like how the kid’s tag is “brat”. I can’t think of any other name for him that would be better!! Although why he did that is beyond me.
Who votes to see the short kid dumped into the river?!
You have three from me!
I’m going to save my vote for something more…. memorable :]
I wonder how long it took to draw a face THAT determined on her face…….
Drawing faces on faces is serious business after all.
Part of me wants to know what the rest of King’s sentence in panel two was, and part of me is glad that he didn’t get to. On an unrelated note, I got a NEW GRAVATAR!!! YAY!
Housepets should definitely be a Saturday morning cartoon. WHO’S WITH ME?!
of course I agree.
With an awesome theme song.
Fox’s comment is so true. lol
So helpless and cute. <3
Also swear to dog was hilarious. Especially when dog is spelt backwards. /pointingoutthejoke
Previously he said “son of a charming young woman.” As a dog, who is a charming young woman?
Good evening no news tonight.
“When in doubt, hurt the corgi.”
AND THATS THE NEWS!
Hey, that’s my line!
I started the housepets news gag i call it unless you wanna be a reporter?
Matthew, I’m pretty sure Xane was replying to Argent Stonecutter, since their post is nested at the same level as yours.
Why does everyone through his poor soul around.
is it just me, or does baily look too much like cerberus in http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/04/25/three-good-reasons/ ?
a heavenly symbol?… maybe… o.O
Is Baily wearing ‘dog tags’ like war dog tags.
I don’t think those come in blue…
Daw, Fox called King cute~ <3
Nice Perspective in Panel 6 =D we’ve been learning about that in art class. Lol, if you look at her paws alone, they’re kinda cute X3 cute lil paw
is there *anything* about her that isn’t epic cute?
Well what about her…..well, maybe the….no, hmm, Then perhaps her……wow, you’re absolutely right.
Forgive me if I tl;dr’d the comments and missed a comment that already pointed this out, but I was re-reading the archives, and I noticed that Bailey has been around longer than King. The first Christmas. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/12/25/housepets-christmas-edition/
smeg hes right!
omg there none left to read what do i do now i love these comics
Just wait a little longer; the next comic will be posted up soon.
anyone know what the title alludes to?
A type of dive i assume
Flashbacks of Lassie coming to mind… Oh whait, there’s no well. |P
this Dog is suspiciously familiar looking… I just can’t quite put my finger on it yet
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