King’s eyes got bigger o_o
I think that’s the first time any Housepets character has gotten that look. Holy cow he’s really smitten.
I hope it’s not the last time
The “black velvet puppy eyes” look?
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.
Bailey = top dog!
Love tends to be strongest when the person you love, did something for you that you greatly appreciate. This is not very surprising :3
That’s BAILEY for ya, Kingy boy!
Alt Text: ‘She smells like a magical fairy pond of wonderment and cookies’
It was requested so… here. Near the top.
Well, isn’t googly-eyes the point of this arc?
Wrong… his pupils got bigger, his iris disappeared, but his eyes are the same size.
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!
If she continues on being this likable, at least a couple readers are likely to want to go native themselves…
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
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.
Oh man…the bigger pupil adore look. Just when you thought they couldn’t get cuter…
he CAN’T get back to humankind. The world NEEDS King’s cuteness’ regular doses!
Yeah! It would be so nice if he stays dog forever.(And maybe hock up with Bailey)
He wouldn’t like that, bit…totally agreed. Hope the “maker/god” of Housepets agrees.
Never say something/someone cant get cuter (CAUSE THEY WILL)
I’m waiting for the little birdies to perch on him and start singing.
They could sing along to that song from Enchanted!
That would be a good filler for the next page.
His eyes are so cute! >-< I really want this to end well, but I'm not sure if it will. X]
I look at bacon the same way.
King go get her dawg!
go native, son!
What was that about “Native Son”?
I see what you did there
Called it lol.
King looks so cute with those eyes!
The cute is VERY strong in this one
Now Fox knows… and King just got cuter… >.<
I agree with ya there.
lol King just keeps slipping deeper and deeper I love the Alt Text
What does the alt text say? I’m on my iPod lol
Sounds like a win
“she smells like a magical fairy pond of wonderment and cookies”
Really, me too （ ゜０゜）
That’s like, so amazing.
(this isn’t sarcasm)
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?
If you do RIck then that will be one thing that we all will be thankful for on Thanksgiving.
That, and for Housepets!
That time table may be slightly… unrealistic. Early Christmas present?
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)
‘Housepets’ age differently than real animals, the dogs, cats and others that make up the main cast live twice their normal lifespan.
Oh, so he’s going to be like 5.5 to 7 Housepets dog years then.
(^_^) Good to know!
Oh my dog cute puppydog eyes… by the end of this I think King’s poor little brain is going to be permanently scrambled!
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.
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!
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.
Five dozen cookies says that he’s watching her walk away like like she’s in Baywatch running across the beach.
I’ll see you and raise you two internets
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)
So that means if we never find out Anon will have to eat the 120 cookies?
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 <..>
D’awww. I think he deserves Bailey
and XD the alt
we all do
And Bailey deserves him!
D’aww, those eyes.
good lord that’s adorable…
To a TOTALLY new level
No I think those two baby raccoons at the end of the water gun war arc were more adorable.
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!
OMGosh those EYES!! O.O So Cute!!! :3
Ohhhh, good job grabbing that avatar! XD
I had a feeling you were going to change your avatar.
Haha! I am officially known for my constant changing of avatars XD
Thank You! Lol
I was wondering when someone would use that as an avatar lol
Made an avatar out of it right after Rick updated the comic!
I am FAST! lol
Hahaha good poses Rick, i love the firts and fourth panel
XD the last Panel overflows with win
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
Amazing! Please King, go get her! Fox’s expression in the last panel is great. hah
He’s at risk of going dog-brained! Quick, someone remind him of Bino!
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?
Come to think of it, post-eye change, he may indeed be too far gone…
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.
Or something like this:
The Bailey equivalent would be something along these lines.
Wait, we started the wet fur contest already! D8
Lol, X3 I remember that, can you link me it?
I don’t remember where it’s at either
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?
Or maybe she just really hates bullies?
Or likes action. She’s a dog, they usually don’t get much.
ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Nooooooooooo I must wait until Monday. ;( what happens next?
Rick knows how to torture his loyal fans
He has a gift. And probably couldn’t find a safer outlet for any sadistic tendencies.
In the end, I love being tortured like that.
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…
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.
I bet in the end. Bailey already has a bf.
And the really scary part is that it will be Pete.
Man, I’m such a mule.
Dreams: * http://youtu.be/TjRvwR3d3ek?t=9s *
It’d be interesting to see what’s been happening with Pete so far, but that’d be weird if ya ask me.
If Rick does that EVERYONE, including myself, is going to hate him and he knows it….I hope
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…
Funny, i can see it too.
I wouldn’t hate him. x3
thou art evil
No, just a jerk.
Yes, King has enough issues without heartbreak…
I’ll help you win your fears and date the lady of the lake…Mr. butt!
She know his name….I just know it!
That would save Joel’s soul at the cost of King’s heart.
Actually, now I think of it, she already saved Joel’s soul at the cost of King’s heart.
hahaha, you guys should stop before you give rick anymore scary ideas o.o;
Not shown: Bailey’s action-packed 15 minute battle with the lake’s giant squid.
“Release it Kraken!”
If you look close, you can see the 1.5 second battle with the lake’s giant squid in between the panels.
Stupid alpha channel
Now that you mention it…yeah…and…is that guile’s theme playing?
And then suddenly, the viewer count skyrockets.
massive case of nosebleeds
How? I know what you are referring to but j don’t see that reaction happening in this PG comic
>_> *judo chop*
cuteness and beauty, Valerio. cuteness and beauty.
Puppies count: 5!
At first when I saw the first panel i thought the white eyebrow was an eye and it really made her look creepy.
can not unsee
*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).
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.
You and me both matey, the cuter this gets the more worried i’m getting at outcome.
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.
I meant ‘Rick’
King rulez my brainz
Quite Clearly, heh.
I’m not sure what you did, Rick, but I can’t stop looking at Bailey now
Oh, Rick, what have you done?? Bailey will be the HOT topic at the MFF, now
Please, please, please, pleeeease, give these humble, devoted fans some happy ending for King!
You just want us to go ga-ga over her, don’t you? @_@
and he’s succeeding!
All to well. The jerk.
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.
Yes, but because you guessed it, it wouldn’t be a surprise now would it?
Was supposed to be in reply to valerio’s comment 2 places up.
Maybe if we throw in that she’s a widow looking for a father for them?
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!
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.
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
I am in agreement.
At this point… Fox not knowing that and giving King a warning would just be cruel.
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!
But do we really want a ‘ladies come and get me’ type guy with King?
Sorry, I know I may get moded if I keep these things up,but still. XD
More like ‘Wanna sit here and look at the moon with me, cutie?’ kind of girl.
‘Do YOU care?’
this was for xhunterko
“and it’s noon”
“again, do YOU care?”
We saw that in the Orange Soda incident.
Sad thing is (except for the cute part, or at least in my opinion) people say the same thing about me
You’re not alone I get the same comments… although I doubt them for coming from my family.
Foxie bon-bon would probably get smashed by Bailey anyway, assuming she likes King back.
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.
haha now that is a dramatic sploosh. yea king is falling for her xD
“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.
COME AND SEE THE ROMANCE INHERENT IN THE SYSTEM! LOVE LOVE IT’S BEING EXPRESSED!
+1 internet for an interesting application of an otherwise tired quote (like all MP quotes nowadays ).
You just won The Game.
And now I just lost.
Does that mean Bino is the frenchmen?
Fetchez la vache!
Told ya it was durable!
Oh dog he knows
And he’s reveling.
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
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
As already suggested upthread… she already has a guy.
Which only means he’ll find another way!
i feel a disturbance like countless people reached out and changed their avatars
now how did i get up here?
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?
With King’s luck and consistant denial of happiness it would not surprise me.
The fact that cerberus (Spell check plz) probably has him locked up for the shenanigans we saw him pulling
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.
Don’t even joke about that, Pete is locked away dang it!
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.
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…
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
Ah, but Kitsune’s ruling could be interpreted to mean that King is only off limits until Pete has an avatar like Dragon.
Don’t forget they’re effectively playing D&D and exploitation in wording is second nature to rule driven tabletops.
No I mean Kitsune would tell him not to mess with King after he gets out of where ever he is.
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?
Lol. Its all in your head. Remember that.
AND in your nose.
AND in your eyes.
Love is EVERYWHERE!!!
Love is in the air! In Every Sight And Every Sound!
That’s the power of love! <3
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. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/11/18/lady-of-the-lake/#comment-89375
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”
Once they start deleting comments, the posting order goes all to heck.
Huh… funny stuff these comment systems are. Can’t wait to work on my own and pull all my hair out cuz of it. XD
Thx for the info.
Scotty: I’m givin’ her all she’s got captin but I can’t push her any further!
Those eyes. X3 *chuckles*
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!!!
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.
My plot sense is tingling.
This will not end well.
hold those thougths, heathen
Well, let’s wait and see what happens.
I do believe Fox is okay with this.
now, what makes you think that?
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
follow the path of nature, King.
Native is goooooood
Sounds like a win to me
“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.
Let’s not get too excited now King.
Time to party.
Time for neck massages
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.
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.
I guess the “wet dog” smell is something else that’s different when you’re a dog too.
Or it’s just that fact that love plays tricks on your brain to make you -think- it smells good lol
Well Fox didn’t think so…
But then, she’s like an annoying little sister to him, isn’t she?
Could be, we don’t really know their relationship.
…and Bailey had given new meaning to the term “Wet Dog smell.”
she gives new meaning to the term “Popular Girl”
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.
Dogs, that is going to be an awful scene, regardless.
Ahh, the Great Fairy pond of cookies…
I never could find that in “Ocarina of Time.”
Sir, test of Cuteness Weapon of Mass Destruction successful!
Noooo!! Well, if it weren’t for my medication, or what I call my “zombie pill” my head would probably explode too.
stubby leged huskey puppies go
All hope is lost. King has gone native.
Not that it is a bad thing to happen
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
my favorite arc so far
have you seen the way her eyebrows stand when she gives the watch to King?
Also, King really looks handsome in panel 2
Poor King–he’s TOTALLY ambivalent, now.
“Lover boy” makes me think of the song “Love is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia. Classic silly little love song. :3
makes me think of billy ocean’s song…
makes me think of the band Loverboy.
king needs to give a big thanking hug to her!
he fears he wouldn’t let her go
Alt text: She smells like a magical fairy pond of wonderment and cookies
Well then she must smell good then
One wonders where King got a snout full of pixie dust to make the comparison?
Fox has that “y’got ‘er, bad boy” kind of look. At least that’s the impression I get.
Is it just me or did Fox go from White/Gray to Blue?
where is the alternate text everyone’s talking about
Awwww King has a crush awww that’s soooo cute!!
Silly Rick. you used the wrong sound effect. It’s supposed to be ~swoon~
well king is inlove with baily for sure
I smell a new character in the series. 8D
Just when you think King can’t get any cuter and Fox can’t get any cooler and then the forth panel happens.
That is RICK GRIFFIN for ya!
Fourth Panel–> “Hey, where did my irises go?”
The Love Monster ate them….or something.
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!
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”.
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
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.
It’s not the ability to reply is the problem, but that not all the posts are threading correctly.
And my aim is off…
Normally, pupil dilation is a bad sign, here, it’s just adorable.
WOW!!! GO KING!!!! look at those eyes…i used to remember when those eyes used to work on humans……i think they still do??
Fox is totally not tormenting King enough for this, he needs to step up his game.
I wished people I met smelled like cookies, instead of unwashed gym clothing.
I wished people smelled like scented pinecones
Hey my comment is gone, Oh well.
But man King is SO cute here x3
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.
Well, that’s just a little tiny bit extreme. = P
Some people will go to extremes given the right provocation.
Threatening real-world physical violence for events in a comic is at least mildly disturbing. x3
I’ve done worse for less
agree on that.
All in clean fun, or it becomes obsession = not good
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!
Yay King finally gets the picture and gives in!!!! I love this one the most
Nice girls are awesome. And he appreciates it (and her). Joy!
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.
That was so cheesy it should be on a Wotset.
a cookie for you, sir!
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.
Why did the song “Angel in the night” by basshunter pop in my head when I read this? Lol
hehe wet dog smell is what King is smelling XD Does smell ok sometimes LOL
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?
Anyone else recalled those scenes from Pamela Anderson, at SOS Malibu, on the first panel?
…Please tell me I wasn’t the only one o//.//o
i it just me or does it seem like king will wake and this all be a dream. or is it kind of thing
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?
Ah, young love!
aaawww poor King, he can’t help himself I guess
OMG his eyes are so cute!:)
He must feel like a real idiot right now! XD
Many-MANY comments are messed up here at the end so don’ worry.
Oh okay so the reply system is TOTALLY broken. XP
Oh… that’s what happened. Bugger.
Dang, And it took me so long to think of something interesting to say other then just a normal lol.
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