Lady Of The Lake
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  1. Wanderer

    King’s eyes got bigger o_o

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I think that’s the first time any Housepets character has gotten that look. Holy cow he’s really smitten.

      • Wanderer

        I hope it’s not the last time :D

      • Argent Stonecutter

        The “black velvet puppy eyes” look?

        • AflacMan13

          Yes… I can’t remember any other characters hitting the velvets either… not even Peanut when he is crushing on Grape. Which I imagine is still a bit of a thing for him… oh well; C’est la vie.

      • Valerio

        Bailey = top dog!

      • Tynach

        Love tends to be strongest when the person you love, did something for you that you greatly appreciate. This is not very surprising :3

    • Valerio

      That’s BAILEY for ya, Kingy boy!

    • Barker

      Alt Text: ‘She smells like a magical fairy pond of wonderment and cookies’

      It was requested so… here. Near the top.

    • Ozuan

      Well, isn’t googly-eyes the point of this arc?

    • VOLK

      Wrong… his pupils got bigger, his iris disappeared, but his eyes are the same size.

    • Fawkes

      King’s eyes didn’t get bigger but mine sure did, I know I’d go native if I was as lucky as he is there. Go King!

      • The_Rippy_One

        If she continues on being this likable, at least a couple readers are likely to want to go native themselves…

        • Aerion

          She’s the right kinda ‘country gal’, so heck yeah I’d want that x3
          I could live with some social disadvantages – the whole ‘being an animal’ and a lesser species to human and all – if I got a girlfriend like that to back me up :P

          • AflacMan13

            Heck I want to find that girl in RL. Hmm… oh look. There’s one now. And another… and another…

            man am I glad I grew up in the South. :)

    • silverfang16

      Oh man…the bigger pupil adore look. Just when you thought they couldn’t get cuter…

      • Valerio

        he CAN’T get back to humankind. The world NEEDS King’s cuteness’ regular doses!

        • King'sLore

          Yeah! It would be so nice if he stays dog forever.(And maybe hock up with Bailey)

          • Dragongal

            He wouldn’t like that, bit…totally agreed. Hope the “maker/god” of Housepets agrees.

      • Dontlookmenaked

        Never say something/someone cant get cuter (CAUSE THEY WILL)

        • The_Rippy_One

          I’m waiting for the little birdies to perch on him and start singing.

          • silverfang16

            They could sing along to that song from Enchanted!

          • AflacMan13

            That would be a good filler for the next page.

    • Chi.chan

      His eyes are so cute! >-< I really want this to end well, but I'm not sure if it will. X]

    • Draven

      I look at bacon the same way.

      • AflacMan13

        Aaaaammeeeeeennnnn…

  2. Ryufire

    King go get her dawg! :D

    • Valerio

      go native, son!

      • Tom Flapwell

        What was that about “Native Son”? :P

        • Motch3

          I see what you did there

  3. rtlstien

    Called it lol.
    King looks so cute with those eyes!

    • Valerio

      The cute is VERY strong in this one

  4. Snowmon

    Now Fox knows… and King just got cuter… >.<

  5. IceKitsune

    lol King just keeps slipping deeper and deeper :P I love the Alt Text

    • Onemanarmy11

      What does the alt text say? I’m on my iPod lol

      • cutefur14

        go iPods!

      • rallyjr

        “she smells like a magical fairy pond of wonderment and cookies”

        • Talonstripe

          same thing….right…?

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        Really, me too ( ゜0゜)
        That’s like, so amazing. :P
        (this isn’t sarcasm)

  6. Barker

    Oh look… Fox approves. Woo! There goes a degree of awkwardness mentioned a couple strips ago. Let’s go Bailey for being a regular cast member! Please?

    • Snowmon

      If you do RIck then that will be one thing that we all will be thankful for on Thanksgiving.

      • Valerio

        a-men!
        That, and for Housepets!

      • Barker

        That time table may be slightly… unrealistic. Early Christmas present?

        • Snowmon

          Maybe… After all, we got King (permanently) right after/on Christmas just two years ago.
          His Doggy (birth)Day (and Debut) anniversary is on December 2nd. King’s turning two dog years old, that’s liek somewhere between 11 and 14 dog years (depending on the system)

          • Elwood Blutarsky

            ‘Housepets’ age differently than real animals, the dogs, cats and others that make up the main cast live twice their normal lifespan.

          • Snowmon

            :D Oh, so he’s going to be like 5.5 to 7 Housepets dog years then.
            (^_^) Good to know!

  7. Xane

    Oh my dog cute puppydog eyes… by the end of this I think King’s poor little brain is going to be permanently scrambled!

    • Snowmon

      I know that I said something like this before, but love will do that…

      All of our ancestors used to think that Love was a brain eating decease and should be avoided at all costs.

      • Xane

        Well yeah, but this isn’t just love, this is a rather bitter human turned into an adorable cute little dog with the same grumpy brain, traumatized by both mundane and cosmic problems not to mention the stress of keeping his identity secret… in love with someone who would normally be a different species. That’s epic brain scrambling right there, not just being twitterpated! :D

        • Snowmon

          :D That is a very good point Xane.
          Not to mention he lives with both the ferrets and wolf cubs… If his brain’s not scrabbled mush with a side of bacon by now, I don’t know what will do it.

        • Snowmon

          Five dozen cookies says that he’s watching her walk away like like she’s in Baywatch running across the beach.

          • anon_omis

            I’ll see you and raise you two internets

          • The_Rippy_One

            Okay, I’ll bookie then, gratis. current bets are 60 cookies to 60 cookies and 2 internets, odds by bet favoring King not having a baywatch moment. Anon is defaulted to House. Any other takers? (current cookie to internet exchange rate is factored at 5 to 1. current forecast is towards parity)

          • Frank

            So that means if we never find out Anon will have to eat the 120 cookies?

          • Aerion

            Frank, Anon will have eaten the cookies even if we did find out.
            And they will have left one of their annoying little ‘U Mad?’ stickers on the plate <..>

  8. MKarrow

    D’awww. I think he deserves Bailey :)

    and XD the alt

    • Valerio

      we all do

    • Rererak

      And Bailey deserves him!

  9. Sonic Fox

    D’aww, those eyes.

  10. kimo

    good lord that’s adorable…

    • Valerio

      To a TOTALLY new level

      • anon_omis

        No I think those two baby raccoons at the end of the water gun war arc were more adorable.

        • Valerio

          agree that the coon kits were superdaaaww, but King’s Bambi eyes it’s simply too much to bear. meltdown!
          This tension is killing me!

  11. AuvaAkita

    OMGosh those EYES!! O.O So Cute!!! :3

    • silverfang16

      Ohhhh, good job grabbing that avatar! XD

    • McFly

      I had a feeling you were going to change your avatar. :)

      • AuvaAkita

        Haha! I am officially known for my constant changing of avatars XD

        Thank You! Lol

        • Koranos

          I was wondering when someone would use that as an avatar lol

          • AuvaAkita

            Made an avatar out of it right after Rick updated the comic!

            I am FAST! lol

  12. theblackcateyes

    Hahaha good poses Rick, i love the firts and fourth panel
    <3

  13. Onemanarmy11

    XD the last Panel overflows with win

    • Onemanarmy11

      You stole my name D:
      But yes, I love the look. I don’t think I could EVER look at it with a straight face x3

  14. Thalomine

    Amazing! Please King, go get her! Fox’s expression in the last panel is great. hah

  15. VOLK

    He’s at risk of going dog-brained! Quick, someone remind him of Bino!

    • Snowmon

      It wont work at this point. He’ll probably go, “who…?”
      Fox: Um King? You’re starting to creep me out with those eyes.
      King: Who’s King…
      Fox: come to think of it, who’s that random guy that said Bino?
      King: We’ll make such cute puppies together… and who?

      • VOLK

        Come to think of it, post-eye change, he may indeed be too far gone…

        • Barker

          Until she’s out of sight… and smell. Then we probably get another internal monologue! Or an external monologue which is dramatically overheard by Fox revealing King’s prior status as Joel resulting in tension being left at the end of the arc to be left unresolved until Christmas. You know… depending on Rick’s sadism.

      • Valerio

        totally this.

  16. Exulen

    Wait, we started the wet fur contest already! D8

    • Firewolf

      Lol, X3 I remember that, can you link me it?

      • Exulen

        I don’t remember where it’s at either :(

  17. LupisLight

    You know, the fact that Bailey went so far as to dive in the lake after (what looks like to her) a mere pocket-watch without even a thought, says something big here. Either she’s that big of a good samaritan, or she must really like the cute little corgi, hmm?

    • VOLK

      Or maybe she just really hates bullies?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Or likes action. She’s a dog, they usually don’t get much.

    • Volkenstein

      ALL OF THE ABOVE!

  18. Wanderer

    Nooooooooooo I must wait until Monday. ;( what happens next?

    • Valerio

      Rick knows how to torture his loyal fans

      • Barker

        He has a gift. And probably couldn’t find a safer outlet for any sadistic tendencies.

        • Valerio

          In the end, I love being tortured like that.

        • Fawkes

          It would be terrible if he is truly intentional with any sadism. Especially if one follows the belief that any written story creates a new parallel universe. He’d literally be playing god…

          • Nohbody

            Conflict makes stories. “Hurt the parrot corgi” is, in that vein, a viable option, and not necessarily due to any particular kind of sadism on his part.

            Until it is due to that, of course. :P

  19. John

    I bet in the end. Bailey already has a bf.

    • Snowmon

      And the really scary part is that it will be Pete.
      Muahahahahaahahaaaaaw ehaaww!

      Man, I’m such a mule.

      • Valerio

        *bricks*

      • Pokeblue

        It’d be interesting to see what’s been happening with Pete so far, but that’d be weird if ya ask me.

    • anon_omis

      If Rick does that EVERYONE, including myself, is going to hate him and he knows it….I hope

      • Valerio

        yup. That would be too cruel even by Rick’s standard.
        Though for some reason I can see a one-panel in which King and Peanut drink themselves silly with orange soda over their broken heart, howling a the moon…

      • Dissension

        I wouldn’t hate him. x3

        • Valerio

          thou art evil

          • Yehoshua

            No, just a jerk.

      • silverfang16

        Yes, King has enough issues without heartbreak… :(

        • Valerio

          *protects corgi*
          I’ll help you win your fears and date the lady of the lake…Mr. butt!

          • silverfang16

            She know his name….I just know it!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That would save Joel’s soul at the cost of King’s heart.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Actually, now I think of it, she already saved Joel’s soul at the cost of King’s heart.

    • xain

      hahaha, you guys should stop before you give rick anymore scary ideas o.o;

  20. hirple

    Not shown: Bailey’s action-packed 15 minute battle with the lake’s giant squid.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      “Release it Kraken!”

    • YoyoDude

      If you look close, you can see the 1.5 second battle with the lake’s giant squid in between the panels.

      • Frank

        Stupid alpha channel

      • The_Rippy_One

        Now that you mention it…yeah…and…is that guile’s theme playing?

  21. GameCobra

    And then suddenly, the viewer count skyrockets.

    • Valerio

      massive case of nosebleeds

      • anon_omis

        How? I know what you are referring to but j don’t see that reaction happening in this PG comic

      • GameCobra

        >_> *judo chop*

        cuteness and beauty, Valerio. cuteness and beauty.

        • Valerio

          killer combo!
          King fatality!
          Puppies count: 5!

  22. Manface

    At first when I saw the first panel i thought the white eyebrow was an eye and it really made her look creepy.

    • YoyoDude

      can not unsee

    • hirple

      *squints* Now that you mention it, it kinda reminds me of that thing that sharks do with their eyes when they attack. It makes it look a bit like Bailey was hunting the watch (no offense to the artist).

  23. jared

    I’m personally trying to decide how this chapter is going to end (and naturally my very pragmatic mind is locking straight on to the sad and negative possibilities). Also very well drawn strip, getting very good with expressions.

    • Volkenstein

      You and me both matey, the cuter this gets the more worried i’m getting at outcome. :P

      • Valerio

        only because King killed a part of us with the Uncle Reuben arc doesn’t mean he’s gonna earn our untainted hate with another sad ending, and at the expenses of the cutest character in the comic, thus wasting the introduction of one WONDERFUL female.
        Right..?

        • Valerio

          I meant ‘Rick’
          King rulez my brainz

          • Volkenstein

            Quite Clearly, heh.

  24. Frank

    I’m not sure what you did, Rick, but I can’t stop looking at Bailey now

    • Valerio

      who could?

  25. Valerio

    Oh, Rick, what have you done?? Bailey will be the HOT topic at the MFF, now :D
    Please, please, please, pleeeease, give these humble, devoted fans some happy ending for King!

  26. tymime

    You just want us to go ga-ga over her, don’t you? @_@

    • Valerio

      and he’s succeeding!

      • The_Rippy_One

        All to well. The jerk. :)

  27. Valerio

    Nah, knowing Rick’s knack for surprises, we’ll soon see bailey’s pups.
    Well, a peck to the lady would be a step in the right direction, at least. Nothing wrong with that.

    • xhunterko

      Yes, but because you guessed it, it wouldn’t be a surprise now would it?

      • xhunterko

        Was supposed to be in reply to valerio’s comment 2 places up.

    • Frank

      Maybe if we throw in that she’s a widow looking for a father for them?

  28. The Wolf Kin

    Honestly, this is adorable. King’s falling in love. Maybe this will be the deciding factor where he finally chooses to accept that he’s a dog now.

    Keep up the excellent work, Rick. This is turning out brilliantly.

    Plus. a second time, as it’s worth repeating, King is freaking ADORABLE!

    • Barker

      Well… he still does have his ENTIRE life to draw upon as Joel. While it was screwed up, it’s far from unusual for someone to choose familiar torture rather than strange pleasure. Erm… there’s probably better phrasing for that, but I’m too tired to think of it right now.

  29. Valerio

    Fox’s face = priceless!
    bet he’d have invited him sooner to the country if he knew the effect Bailey would have on his little buddy, what with trying to get King to open himself instead of staying so grumpy

  30. Barker

    At this point… Fox not knowing that and giving King a warning would just be cruel.

    • Xane

      Naw, judging by the look on his face in that last panel he’s smug about being proven correct during the Dog Days arc when he told King he’d be a ladykiller if he’d just stop being so shy. He really is too cute for his own good!

      • xhunterko

        But do we really want a ‘ladies come and get me’ type guy with King?

        • gaboris

          NUUUUUUUUUU! D:
          Sorry, I know I may get moded if I keep these things up,but still. XD

        • Valerio

          More like ‘Wanna sit here and look at the moon with me, cutie?’ kind of girl.
          ‘Err…it’s raining…’
          ‘Do YOU care?’
          ‘…’

          • Valerio

            this was for xhunterko

          • anon_omis

            “and it’s noon”
            “again, do YOU care?”
            “….” *sits*

        • Argent Stonecutter

          We saw that in the Orange Soda incident.

      • anon_omis

        Sad thing is (except for the cute part, or at least in my opinion) people say the same thing about me

        • gaboris

          You’re not alone I get the same comments… although I doubt them for coming from my family. :P

      • silverfang16

        Foxie bon-bon would probably get smashed by Bailey anyway, assuming she likes King back.

      • Barker

        Uh… this was supposed to be a reply to a comment I simply can’t find now. For clarity of anyone reading through, “Fox knowing” refers to if Bailey is already spoken for. I mean… Rick could just be messing with us, but I think bittersweet is getting a bit overplayed for King.

  31. final

    haha now that is a dramatic sploosh. yea king is falling for her xD

  32. Bete Noir

    “Listen King, strange females lying in ponds distributing watches is no basis for a system of deciding attraction. Success in relationships derives from a mandate from the heart, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.”
    “You can’t expect to yield a mutual romance just ’cause some watery tart threw a watch at you! I mean, if I went ’round sayin’ I was in love just ’cause some moistened bink lobbed a time-piece at me, they’d put me away!”

    But seriously, I’m enjoying this particular story thus far. Good work.

    • Fawkes

      COME AND SEE THE ROMANCE INHERENT IN THE SYSTEM! LOVE LOVE IT’S BEING EXPRESSED!

    • Nohbody

      +1 internet for an interesting application of an otherwise tired quote (like all MP quotes nowadays :P ).

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You just won The Game.

      • Draven

        And now I just lost.

    • Volkenstein

      Does that mean Bino is the frenchmen?

  33. xhunterko

    Told ya it was durable!

  34. Ozuan

    Oh dog he knows

    FOX KNOWS

    • The_Rippy_One

      And he’s reveling.

  35. Firewolf

    Lol!!!! That’s how love is! XD And LOL at the pun,The King has met with lady of the lake X3 and thus is smitten.

    Like everyone, I Loooove King’s expression XD in panel 4

  36. Winterstorm

    Everyone who reads this comic every update, myself included, loves this paring to death already. So the only question left is, what evil, embarrassing, tragic, and fan hate inducing way is Rick planning on ending the relationship? =P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      As already suggested upthread… she already has a guy.

      • Frank

        Which only means he’ll find another way!

  37. rallyjr

    i feel a disturbance like countless people reached out and changed their avatars

    • rallyjr

      now how did i get up here?

  38. Winterstorm

    Also, a thought…

    Pete was originally going to use Grape as his avatar, so we know he doesnt care if he plays a male or female. He wont be locked up forever, and hes going to want to both win the game and make King suffer some more. Think he might try to use Bailey as his pawn?

    Im sure someone will point out some rule for the game that would prevent this, but since when have the rules stopped Pete?

    • jared

      With King’s luck and consistant denial of happiness it would not surprise me.

    • anon_omis

      The fact that cerberus (Spell check plz) probably has him locked up for the shenanigans we saw him pulling

    • Pokeblue

      Good point. Maybe Dragon or the Kitsune should invite Cerberus, Pete’s ex-girlfriend, to play. She wouldn’t be able to stop all his doings, but it might keep him in line more frequently and for longer time periods.

    • silverfang16

      Don’t even joke about that, Pete is locked away dang it!

    • IceKitsune

      The bigger problem with Pete picking Bailey as an Avatar is the fact that is is outside of BG which as far as we know is where the game is being played. It would put him at a massive disadvantage. I have a feeling hes not even going to be allowed to mess with King anymore anyway (even in Avatar form) so I’m still going with Max or Bino as the likely choices for Pete (with Max being a bit more likely since he is closer to both Grape who he wanted first and Dragon among a few other reasons). Though if he is allowed to mess with King Sasha and Fox are also likely.

      • Barker

        Well… if Pete get’s a full avatar, all bets are off. The status of having a full avatar apparently affords the player a lot more freedom and would probably nix the stipulation of King being off-limits as he would no longer be an avatar candidate.

        This, of course, all hinges on Pete not being locked up. One would hope stealing a soul would be a significant enough offense to merit some form of detainment…

        • IceKitsune

          I’m assuming that he would have to follow it if either Heaven or Kitsune or both told him to stay away. I’m sure if Heaven told him to stay away he would have to as that would over ride the game if Kitsune didn’t tell him to as well

          • Barker

            Ah, but Kitsune’s ruling could be interpreted to mean that King is only off limits until Pete has an avatar like Dragon.

            http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/12/slave-to-details-2/

            Don’t forget they’re effectively playing D&D and exploitation in wording is second nature to rule driven tabletops.

          • IceKitsune

            No I mean Kitsune would tell him not to mess with King after he gets out of where ever he is.

      • Frank

        But what if Fox is Pete’s avatar, and invited King over just to see if he’d fall in love with Bailey, only to break his heart?

  39. leaffly

    Lol. Its all in your head. Remember that.

    • Valerio

      AND in your nose.
      AND in your eyes.

      • AuvaAkita

        Love is EVERYWHERE!!!

      • The_Rippy_One

        Love is in the air! In Every Sight And Every Sound!

      • silverfang16

        That’s the power of love! <3

  40. gaboris

    Oh boy… last panel+King’s fate+shippers=… I’m out of comments. Also I bugged the people with my things enough so I guess I’d better lie back and see what happens. XD
    … AND if I wanna tell the truth I believe in what Valerio said here. :D http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/11/18/lady-of-the-lake/#comment-89375

    • gaboris

      Ummmm… Question: Why did my comment get posted here and not at the bottom of the list? Just check the time stamps on my and Valerio’s comment. O_o”

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Once they start deleting comments, the posting order goes all to heck.

        • gaboris

          Huh… funny stuff these comment systems are. :D Can’t wait to work on my own and pull all my hair out cuz of it. XD
          Thx for the info. :)

  41. anon_omis

    RESPOND BROKEN!!
    Scotty: I’m givin’ her all she’s got captin but I can’t push her any further!

  42. lightwolf21

    Those eyes. X3 *chuckles*

  43. Starfury

    Awwww!!! Bailey looks so worried and concerned in panel 2. Could she be just as smitten? At the very least she deserves more than just a thank you. King you silly mutt go after her!!!

  44. Pokeblue

    The look on King’s face in the last panel is just adorable.

    Is Fox like…okay with the idea? He doesn’t seem at all bothered.

  45. Draco_2k

    My plot sense is tingling.

    This will not end well.

    • Valerio

      hold those thougths, heathen

    • Tommyrazor

      Well, let’s wait and see what happens.

  46. 1boredcanadian

    I do believe Fox is okay with this.

    • Valerio

      now, what makes you think that?

  47. Kitch

    I think King sees a halo (real heavenly light, not fake gold ring over her head stuff) and twinkly stars around her. Kinda the way Wayne saw Cassandra in the Wayne’s World films.

    He’s going native. And Fox is encouraging him. ;3

    • Valerio

      follow the path of nature, King.
      Native is goooooood

    • Tommyrazor

      Sounds like a win to me :P

  48. R-One

    “Strange women in ponds, handing out watches, is no way to determine love!”

    Okay, okay, I lampooned Monty Python; the title was begging for it! More seriously, however, dang, King’s smitten all right; this arc just got all the more interesting, should be fun to see where it goes from here.

  49. lahi

    Let’s not get too excited now King.

    • Valerio

      too late

      • lahi

        Time to party.

        • Kitch

          Time for neck massages

  50. gagi

    I am trying to imagine what would happen to Rick, if he made King and Bailey a couple, and then turned king back to being human. Pretty sure all the king fans (almost everyone reading this commit) would show up at Ricks doorstep.

    Now we wait for more cuteness on Monday.

    • The_Rippy_One

      Unless pets could become citizens, and be allowed to marry. Then the audience would be torn apart by squick and d’aw, and thus our fates would be sealed.

  51. Argent Stonecutter

    I guess the “wet dog” smell is something else that’s different when you’re a dog too.

    • AuvaAkita

      Or it’s just that fact that love plays tricks on your brain to make you -think- it smells good lol

    • silverfang16

      Well Fox didn’t think so…

      • Frank

        But then, she’s like an annoying little sister to him, isn’t she?

        • silverfang16

          Could be, we don’t really know their relationship.

  52. WingedwolfGirl

    …and Bailey had given new meaning to the term “Wet Dog smell.”

    • Valerio

      she gives new meaning to the term “Popular Girl”

  53. Tommyrazor

    Seeing that fourth panel made me think of how even more awkward it might get when or if Fox finds out who King really is. :P

    • The_Rippy_One

      Dogs, that is going to be an awful scene, regardless.

  54. overzen

    Ahh, the Great Fairy pond of cookies…

    I never could find that in “Ocarina of Time.”

  55. Grip the Wolf

    Cuteness… overload!
    *head esplodes*

    • Valerio

      Sir, test of Cuteness Weapon of Mass Destruction successful!

    • Tommyrazor

      Noooo!! :P Well, if it weren’t for my medication, or what I call my “zombie pill” my head would probably explode too. :P

  56. alejandro

    stubby leged huskey puppies go

  57. Profesor Rod

    All hope is lost. King has gone native.

    Not that it is a bad thing to happen :)

  58. Corgiwolf

    How much is that husky in the window? Seriously, I don’t even care if she hooks up with King or not, she is the single most awesome dog I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen the lot of them. Must become regular! Simply must!

    Also, good Sirius that King just got adorable x10. This arc is just overflowing with cuteness. x3

    • Valerio

      my favorite arc so far :D

  59. Valerio

    Bailey cares!
    have you seen the way her eyebrows stand when she gives the watch to King?

  60. Valerio

    Also, King really looks handsome in panel 2

  61. FerreTrip

    Poor King–he’s TOTALLY ambivalent, now.

  62. Kitch

    “Lover boy” makes me think of the song “Love is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia. Classic silly little love song. :3

    • valerio

      makes me think of billy ocean’s song… :P

      • Chi.chan

        Caribbean Queen?

        • valerio

          loverboy

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            makes me think of the band Loverboy.

  63. cesarinthewhitedragon

    king needs to give a big thanking hug to her!

    • valerio

      he fears he wouldn’t let her go

  64. Dontlookmenaked

    Alt text: She smells like a magical fairy pond of wonderment and cookies
    Well then she must smell good then :D

    • The_Rippy_One

      One wonders where King got a snout full of pixie dust to make the comparison?

  65. Ephesus

    Fox has that “y’got ‘er, bad boy” kind of look. At least that’s the impression I get.

  66. Ezhnopallaton

    Is it just me or did Fox go from White/Gray to Blue?

  67. John Willow

    where is the alternate text everyone’s talking about

  68. RyckuOtter

    Awwww King has a crush awww that’s soooo cute!!

  69. No one important

    Silly Rick. you used the wrong sound effect. It’s supposed to be ~swoon~

  70. storm

    well king is inlove with baily for sure :)

  71. Dororo

    I smell a new character in the series. 8D

  72. Jesse James

    Just when you think King can’t get any cuter and Fox can’t get any cooler and then the forth panel happens.

    • Valerio

      That is RICK GRIFFIN for ya!

  73. One-Who-Howls

    Fourth Panel–> “Hey, where did my irises go?”

    • Volkenstein

      The Love Monster ate them….or something.

  74. Matthew

    HOUSEPETS NEWS UPDATE!:
    LOve is in the air for this little corgi and today hes confirming it with the sweet scent of love!
    Just look at those puppy dog eyes. You can practically hear his heart skip a beat MORE AS THIS CONTINUES!

  75. John Willow

    King’s designs are getting cuter by the strip. I just now noticed that King’s ears drop lower in each panel. I’m guessing this is a progress of emotions. 2nd panel – Gratitude. 3rd panel – a tingle of awkward attraction, clearly stifled by indecision, *sniffs*. 4rth panel – “Good god i want her!”.

    Two questions still remain “Is she single?” and “Does fox really approve”.

    • Valerio

      as for the first question, that remains to be seen.
      as for the second, it’s a safe bet that Fox does approve. Heck, he openly tried to encourage King to think of himself as a cute ladykiller

  76. Doctorhj

    What’s weird is that I’ve had a bandana the same color as bailey’s since I was a little kid, and I’m a guy.

  77. Nohbody

    It’s not the ability to reply is the problem, but that not all the posts are threading correctly.

    • Nohbody

      And my aim is off…

  78. Yehoshua

    Normally, pupil dilation is a bad sign, here, it’s just adorable.

  79. Chazmeister242

    WOW!!! GO KING!!!! look at those eyes…i used to remember when those eyes used to work on humans……i think they still do??

  80. Draven

    Fox is totally not tormenting King enough for this, he needs to step up his game.

  81. Shady Kitsune

    I wished people I met smelled like cookies, instead of unwashed gym clothing.

    • Vire000

      I wished people smelled like scented pinecones

  82. RegularBird

    Hey my comment is gone, Oh well.

    But man King is SO cute here x3

  83. Tattorack

    Oh gods!
    Fox knows!

  84. Aerion

    Rick: I do hope you realize that if she isn’t a recurring character, especially if she breaks King’s heart, you will have a bunch of angry fans on your doorstep the day after, right? <.<
    They'd be there within minutes, but planes take a while.

    • Dissension

      Well, that’s just a little tiny bit extreme. = P

      • Draven

        Some people will go to extremes given the right provocation.

        • Dissension

          Threatening real-world physical violence for events in a comic is at least mildly disturbing. x3

          • Draven

            I’ve done worse for less

          • Valerio

            agree on that.
            All in clean fun, or it becomes obsession = not good

          • GameCobra

            As long as everyone treats it as a slap in the wrist ‘haha’ kind of thing, anyone could live with it. But this is the internet!

  85. GenesisG

    Yay King finally gets the picture and gives in!!!! I love this one the most

  86. Hoheh

    Nice girls are awesome. And he appreciates it (and her). Joy!

  87. Alexander

    Extended scene: Bailey bursts out of the water in slow motion, watch in (mouth), then in slow-motion saunters onto shore while the water glistens in her fur like a million tiny diamonds. The world around her fades to a sultry black and goes quiet as she gracefully crosses the yard to King, his knees quaking with passion. Only when she finally speaks does the rest of the world reluctantly slide back into existence.

    I should write cheesy romance novels.

    • Volkenstein

      That was so cheesy it should be on a Wotset. :P

    • Valerio

      a cookie for you, sir! :D

    • Perfesser_Bear

      Ooh, ooh! Try starting with this:

      It was a dark and stormy night…

      Worked for Snoopy for years! It doesn’t seem to have worked as well for Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton. Must be a dog thing.

  88. SonataWulfWarrior

    Why did the song “Angel in the night” by basshunter pop in my head when I read this? Lol

  89. microbuss

    hehe wet dog smell is what King is smelling XD Does smell ok sometimes LOL

  90. Kohaku Nightfang

    OMG! That just the most adorable dog face on the planet! I think he even beats Bolt’s cute face. I really want to see them get together soooo bad. What’s so bad about going native, huh King?

  91. BillyMT

    Anyone else recalled those scenes from Pamela Anderson, at SOS Malibu, on the first panel?

    …Nobody?

    …Please tell me I wasn’t the only one o//.//o

  92. jood580

    i it just me or does it seem like king will wake and this all be a dream. or is it kind of thing

  93. Perfesser_Bear

    I just got it — Jill Knife: a play on a jackknife dive — I feel like Porky Pine in Pogo laughing at a joke he heard the week before. Old, stuff, anyway.

    Does anyone else feel that Bailey bears a resemblance — at least in terms of personality — to Merry from Andorozon?

  94. Parry

    Ah, young love!

  95. Drakeo

    aaawww poor King, he can’t help himself I guess

  96. MUCH-SNUGGLES

    OMG his eyes are so cute!:)

  97. illeatyourself

    He must feel like a real idiot right now! XD

  98. gaboris

    Many-MANY comments are messed up here at the end so don’ worry. :D

  99. gaboris

    Oh okay so the reply system is TOTALLY broken. XP

  100. Barker

    Oh… that’s what happened. Bugger.

  101. Dontlookmenaked

    Dang, And it took me so long to think of something interesting to say other then just a normal lol.