Giving Thanks
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  1. kimo

    and a happy thanksgiving to all

    • Dakota Lesmercy

      And don’t forget Christmas is coming up soon! :3


      • Galan

        i’ll have to remind myself to check in on calendar man on that date.

    • kimo

      especially you, Rick!!

      • Valerio


        • Ephesus

          *cheers along*
          Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France. ;)

          • kimo

            that’s a bit of a bummer… but then again we’re the ones with an entire holiday for eating food and putting up with distant relatives… as if America wasn’t fat enough already…

  2. Xane

    This is pretty much what I figured he’d choose. To at least try to be happy now :)

  3. Ryufire

    I just love the look on King’s face! :D

    • senorpie7

      THAT. That is the undeniable look of King’s heart melting over Bailey’s wink! So cute

      • Valerio

        never enough cuteness :D

        • Chazmeister242

          Could not agree more ;)

        • The_Rippy_One


    • silverfang16

      Bailey’s seductiveness, Fox’s smugness, and King’s cuteness. All a combination for epicness. :)

      • Valerio

        the PERFECT family

        • The_Rippy_One

          but, will it go nuclear?

          • Haddi

            but will it blend?

          • volkoseba

            One internet to Haddi.

  4. Wanderer

    Yay! Happy Thanksgiving everyone

    • chino doll

      thanksgiving from mexico¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  5. Dissension

    I, too, intend to live my life to the weirdest extent possible. x3

    • volkoseba


      • pet_panda


        • Nohbody

          Square root of rutabaga’d


          • Yehoshua


          • Therolyn

            *loses a few sanity points temporarily*

          • Yehoshua

            You still have sanity?

          • Frank

            Negative sanity!

        • Therolyn

          I keep a little bit of my sanity stashed in a secret place

          • volkoseba


          • The_Rippy_One

            And Volkoseba rolls…a 1. He fails to find any theoretical secret doors that may lead to sanity…

          • volkoseba

            I rolled a Lauren Faust reference…

            Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, season 1, episode 5.

        • The_Rippy_One

          Life now! Sanity NEVER!

  6. Kaleb

    He’s got some really good luck.

    • AuvaAkita

      Good? He’s Extremely Lucky! Quite possibly the luckiest dog alive!

      • Valerio

        he can say he got a heck of a second chance. Hold onto it for dear life, Kingy! We root for ya, dawg!

      • The_Rippy_One

        Well, luck tends to balance out, and his luck has been pretty bad up until now. Just pray he hasn’t burned through his reserve already…

  7. senorpie7

    I got that warm fuzzy feeling =3
    Did anyone else notice Fox giving King that look? He knows king is such a player!

    • Fur1384

      i saw that to
      i think that fox is giving the go ahead

      • Valerio

        “Its a Go, King control” ;)

  8. Onemanarmy11

    Love it x3

  9. Avan

    … and I am thankful for this comic XD

  10. IceKitsune

    heh that’s a good way for King to put it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone I hope you all had a great day!

  11. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    I think that King was thinking like a shipper when he said “make the weirdest of it”

  12. GameCobra

    Happy Thanksgiving all. <3

  13. volkoseba

    So… did he make his choice, or does “voicing” his uncertainty here mean he hasn’t yet? I suppose not choosing but still courting Bailey would be making the “weirdest” of his life…

    • IceKitsune

      He hasn’t yet made up his mind but hes decided to live his life the best he can right now because its all he can do.

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Which given how he’s faired in prior arcs is his happiest ending yet.

        • Valerio


        • volkoseba

          Yet the potential for things going horribly wrong seems to have gone way up… now when Fox finds out who King really is, he’ll be finding out that someone he would very much like to hurt is dating a family member, not to mention a family member who was not originally the same species as said someone he would like to hurt.

          Unless some sort of divine intervention occurs when King makes his decision and his memory of being a human jerk is erased, leaving only memories of being an awkward, poorly adjusted but rather cute dog.

          • AuvaAkita

            I don’t think he’ll have his memory erased, that might be against the rules of the cosmic D&D game, but you never know. I think he’ll just have tell everyone the painful truth and hopefully still be accepted regardless of his past. The question is when will he let the truth come out? And will it be his decision or will something happen where he is forced to tell everyone?

          • Valerio

            at this point, it would make no sense to destroy everything and reset what King is building. This new life is supposed to help King mature, become a better person and eventually pave his way for doggy heaven.
            At a point, truth may come out,. but revelation will not reboot the lad’s life. This is Housepets! guys, not DC

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Where do people get weird ideas like it’d be OK to have someone’s memory erased?

          • volkoseba

            I dunno, where do they get weird ideas like it’d be OK to transform someone into a dog against their will?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I don’t think there’s been anyone suggesting that’s OK, but there’s been a lot of people in the comments here suggesting that it would be a good thing for King to forget about ever having been Joel.

          • volkoseba

            I wasn’t suggesting it’d be a good thing, just that it would eliminate his desire to tell the truth… because he wouldn’t know there’s any truth to be told.

          • foxblood35

            Well actually remember a important piece of info in the earlier before when King/Joel found out of the cosmic game Kitsune, Pete, and Dragon(tarot) were playing. The Kitsune mentioned prizes in the process of going along with the game, otherwise he would let King go back to his regular jerk Joel self. Baily might be one of those tough life changing decisions in his course of the game that if he has to face, Baily being a prize if he chooses more into being a dog rather then a human, but I think King should his human memories, only because it adds that sort of drama King may have to face in the future, and memory being erased may lose connection with that said drama, besides memory erasing may get rid of his quirks we love so much! What would do without such mock-ups like being named ‘Mr. Butt’?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            First, if they’re changing the way Bailey is behaving without her agreement, that’s against the rules (not to mention wrong and creepy as heck).

            Second, King should only forget about being a human if he chooses that, freely and of his own free will. Anything else is wrong and creepy as heck.

            Seriously, I can’t say how I feel about this without pushing the PG envelope. The whole idea is headed straight for the Fridge Horror event horizon.

          • Therolyn

            I’m of the opinion that is a tragedy for one to forget who one was in the past. Regardless if its caused accidentally or deliberately.

          • anon_omis

            But, as you said, this is Housepets! and anything that deep and thought provoking doesnt fit with the funny, easy going motif of the comic

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Funny, easy-going, with creepy “I’m going to eat your innards, at least look offended!” fridge horror lurking just under the surface.

          • Draven

            Getting back on topic, if King WERE to forget his human past, it would completely change him. His current identity is that of a bad human being changed into a dog and the adventures since. If you take the human experiences away, you completely change who he is. His memory being erased is out of the question, unless you want King to basically not be King anymore.

          • The_Rippy_One

            @Argent: The cosmic players don’t have to manipulate individuals to set this up, as such, just generate situations that can result in positive benefits (for example – kid goes to get a puppy. Cosmics make a particular puppy have a shinier/nicer coat. They haven’t forced anything, but they have changed the odds of how the adoption will go)

  14. jood580

    i am thankful for housepets

    • AuvaAkita

      I am thankful for awesome looking icons lol

      • volkoseba


        • AlaricSatoru

          So many King avatars…

          • volkoseba

            So many king avatars from this arc…

          • silverfang16

            They will serve until the next one.

          • volkoseba

            Anyone else?

          • AuvaAkita

            So. Much. King!

      • Chazmeister242

        how do u get those icons?

        • AuvaAkita

          Make an account here >>

          Upload some pics, and then choose one you want to use.

          Then when you go to write a comment, just write the name you want to use and then the email that you used for your Gravatar account.

    • Valerio


  15. LupisLight

    Spoken like a true canine, King!

    “No longer forward nor behind
    I look in hope or fear
    But grateful, take the good I find,
    the best of now and here.”

    ~John Greenleaf Whittier

    • Valerio


  16. A.T

    I have a feeling fox knows exactly what’s going on…

    • volkoseba

      Except for the whole… Joel thing…

      Unless he guessed that after the watch, but I find that somewhat unlikely.

  17. volkoseba

    By the way, does anyone else think Fox looks kinda fe…

    …just kidding ;)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I don’t think anyone looks kinda buff in this strip.

      • Valerio

        my, LOVE surely looks buff in this comic, today

      • volkoseba

        I wasn’t typing “buff…”

  18. AuvaAkita

    Yay, he’s on the verge of making his decision!!! :3

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Nope, but he’s going to live a little for a while.

      • Valerio

        it surely IS a step in the right direction.
        Good luck, King! you deserve it

    • McFly

      Avatar changed once again. :)

      • AuvaAkita

        Of coarse it did! :3

  19. Foxy

    Best arc ever.

    • Valerio

      absolutely so!

  20. xhunterko

    Just a little distracted. But, that’s a good way to look at things for once.

  21. SilverZeo

    So Fox is okay that his friend has the digs for his cousin? Course, it would be different if it was Bino…..

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      He said he could be a lady killer.

    • Valerio

      Fox never stopped encouraging King to open his heart.
      bravo, King!

    • Rick Griffin

      I really dunno why everyone thinks Fox has any reason to be jealous over his cousin, especially concerning a possible suitor who is his friend

      • IceKitsune

        Some people find it creepy when a friend dates a family member IRL. I don’t really know why though, its kind of silly IMO to feel that way.

        • Rick Griffin

          I dunno why though; why is a total stranger better than a friend?

          • IceKitsune

            I really have no idea Rick, but I guess it could be a mix of worrying if something goes wrong they could lose the friendship; and some of them seeing it kind of like Incest depending on how long they know the friend. Either way its really kind of stupid.

          • gaboris

            Nah it’s not about a stranger. It’s like when parents are overprotective of their children on who they hook up with… as seen in most Romcoms. XD

          • Adam Faolain

            Mostly to avoid that awkward situation if they break up and you become alienated to one or the other.

      • Valerio

        count ME out of that ‘everyone’

      • gaboris

        Well not jealous, but rather protective I guess. As Ice already said some people are uneasy about these things. :)

      • Frank

        I think he meant it as in “don’t hit on my sister!”

      • SilverZeo

        Sorry, it just expected. It is over used Romantic Comedy cliche… whatever. Kinda like how the unlikeable minor characters are the first to go in a slasher flick.

    • McFly

      It would probably be different if Fox was Bailey’s dad or brother. Probably.

      • SilverZeo

        By “Dad” and “brother”, you mean Dad Dad and Brother Brother, or human Dad and human brother?

  22. Fawkes

    I was hoping for a stuffing joke, but this works fine to. X3

  23. Snowmon

    Looks like Fox is giving his blessings in more ways than one.

    • Valerio

      best of friends, best of blessing

  24. Valerio


  25. Smith

    So is this the last chapter? not chapter but like the last page?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I suspect Monday will be a one-off.

      • Valerio

        probably a one-off week to prepare us to the next arc.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          But I hope there’s a “farewell” scene. One of those “no, this isn’t goodbye… it’s till we meet again” ones.

          Or even better, Bailey comes to visit (I think she could deal with the wolves).

          • Valerio

            hmm, that would be epic (with peck)
            And…I’m fairly sure it would be the wolves to try cope with HER

  26. TheFoxWolf

    Oh my, they’re holding paws, they’re really holding paws!

    I mean Fox, not Bailey. But I jest, happy thanks giving everyone! Up here in Canada we already had thanksgiving, but I certainly don’t see anything wrong with celebrating it twice.

  27. lahi

    I think we all know how this is gonna end…

    • AuvaAkita

      no…no we don’t lol

      • lahi

        Well we will then!

        • Nohbody


          … when it actually happens, which isn’t today. :P

    • Salenstormwing

      PUPPIES! Cutest puppies evars.

      • Valerio

        running around on their stubby little legs, nomming at daddy’s ears and sleeping all curled in mommy’s tail

        • Ephesus

          That’d be the most d’aww-worthy thing I ever witnessed. <3

      • The Wolf Kin


      • volkoseba

        They’d probably be a bit taller than him…

      • silverfang16

        King and Bailey puppies…..*SQUEEEEEE*

  28. jared

    Oh my God King is legitimatly happy, if anything is weird it is that.

  29. Valerio

    this highly compensates for Peanut’s epic failure at uncle Reuben’s

    • volkoseba

      Dead turkey > dead chicken?

      • Draven

        Dead turkey + ladykiller looks + Bailey is already into him > dead chicken + best friend for a long time.

        • volkoseba

          The bird did it.

          • Valerio

            I saw what you did there

  30. Erkhyan

    Ooooh, I don’t care who I was shipping King with before, anyone who gets him to make this face is automatically in my good books.

    I like the look on Fox’s face too. It promises endless friendly teasing.

    And last, I managed to utter the alt text before even reading it. Good job, Rick.

  31. SilverFluff

    Woot! Bravo Rick!

  32. Valerio

    anyone too felt that little tear of joy coming in your eyes, guys? Confess, don’t be shy!

    • McFly

      Sorry, I couldn’t read your comment due to my eyes tearing up.

    • Daggy

      It’s so CUTE this is amazing. Definitely worth the wait for the comics. So much joy.


    • AlaricSatoru

      A thousand times yes. this is the best strip so far in terms of the pure expression and emotion! I love it!

    • Therolyn

      I didn’t feel it, but I did feel the big smile I had plastered on my face. Guess I’m just strange.

    • LupisLight

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure I got at least one tear in. This is the first time in the strip in which King is genuinely enjoying himself as a dog. Thinking about it, that is the advice I’d been wanting to give King since he first appeared in the strip: You are stuck as a dog for better or for worse, so you may as well try to enjoy it. After all, enjoying life and your friends and living in the moment really is the heart of what being a canine is all about. Right? ^_^

    • Lance

      I didn’t get a tear, I squee’d. X/3

      • Yehoshua

        That works too.

  33. Perfesser_Bear

    Great expression on King’s mush, here — distracted, aye. That’s definitely one of the most unusual ‘moments of silence’ I’ve seen documented. Besides, tall chicks — um — yeah. Hope the little previously-Human-Pembroke has better luck with Bailey than I had with the last girl who had a few inches on me…

    • Perfesser_Bear

      Pfui. Now I need to re-learn to type — that’s the second time I’ve fat-fingered my own eMail address.

  34. leaffly

    I really like her wink there :3 har har har :3

  35. Valerio

    could someone make a signature banner out of this epic comic?

  36. solomon

    what makes King’s expression even cuter? Bailey’s looking right back at him
    are the dogs all sitting at the human table, or are they at a little table for pets?

    • Valerio

      they are standing, so it’s safely assumed it’s a low table for pets

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Possibly, either way there appear to be a few other dogs on either side.

      • AuvaAkita

        This is debatable, i think they are sitting, but they also could be standing cuz they are saying things that they are thankful for. It can go both ways, it just depends on your point of view.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Debatable? Let’s just say it’s cute and go “Awwww.”

          • Valerio

            I second this motion

    • Draven

      I don’t see why they wouldn’t be sitting with the humans, Peanut and Grape do

  37. Russiarules1

    Enough expressed.

  38. cutefur13

    long distance relationships never work!!!

    • Nohbody

      “Never”, like “always”, is a rather dangerous word. Not recommended for casual use like that. :P

    • volkoseba

      People never get transformed by malevolent entities for the sake of a Dungeons and Dragons like game that uses real life characters, and never get hit in the head by their fate which just happens to have taken the form of a watch…

  39. Argent Stonecutter

    It’s missing tags for the other dogs we only see the arms of.

    • Valerio

      they could be *gasp!* cats…

    • AuvaAkita

      Apparently other new characters whose only body parts are showing is their arms and paws don’t need to have tags. We can just assume it’s other family members pets since other people are gathering too. But then that begs the question, why aren’t they not labeled as such?

      • Frank

        uh… they are not labelled as such

        • AuvaAkita

          I love my grammar at almost 2am when i really should be sleeping instead. What can i say? lol

          Oh, and how do you italicize words like that?

          • Nohbody

            Look under the text field when submitting a comment, it will tell you the HTML codes that can be used for formatting the comment text.

            / is the one to use for italics.

          • Nohbody

            Grr, that didn’t work like I thought it would.

            / (remove the spaces)

          • volkoseba

            Nohbody isn’t getting it to work right…

            When you type a comment, just below the box you’re typing in there’s a list that says “NOTE – You can use these tags:”
            Use the one that just has the letter i in the middle, and do it again with a slash before the i when you want it to end.

          • Frank

            It’s like this:
            <i>italics</i> produces italics
            &lt; produces <
            &gt; produces >
            &amp; produces &

            Though if you want to know how Ido it, I use <em>emphasis</em>
            Have done so since I read the new HTML standard (and this is HTML, of course)

          • AuvaAkita

            Thank you Frank! ^^

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Rick’s tagged characters that are nothing but two lines or a splash of color in the background before.

        • AuvaAkita

          Maybe Rick decided to just label as “Thanksgiving” then?

  40. American_Otter

    That is awesome, this is awesome.

    I mean, come on, this is just epic. Personally speaking this is King’s best comic ending so far, second, Frankly, I could see Pete trying to ruin it and King defiantly says that he is no longer that person, but King, and says he is going to take his second chance and he will not willingly become his pawn.

    But that is just me. I just want King to be happy and able to enjoy the life he has. frankly, he is recovering and realizing not all pets are like his, and he will be a better dog.

    but that is me rambling. This here is epic, and frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised she moves into babaylon Gardens……..

    Oh no, what if Baily’s owner IS Pete? gah why do I think of worst case scenarios? I mean we have not meet Baily’s owner at all.

    • Valerio

      nah, we all want King to be a happy doggie. Your rambling is our rambling ;)

    • lahi

      With every arc, Rick makes new roads to more arcs.

  41. hirple

    I’m not sure why, but it kinda reminds me of the Last Supper. A full sized, Housepets-themed version of the Last Supper would be awesome, though (and only a teensy bit blasphemous)

    • Frank

      Not if they’re doing a play for Easter

    • volkoseba

      Since Jesus is referred to as the “King of Kings” and “Lord of Lords,” would that mean whoever has control over King’s fate has to play Jesus? Somehow I can’t imagine Pete ever getting away with that…

  42. lahi

    Who else thinks we need a new cast page?

    • Valerio

      *raises paw*
      and Bailey needs glowing bold letters

      • lahi

        Or an entire page to herself

    • Dontlookmenaked

      I differently agree :D

  43. Galan

    What I think is that these experiences are for when king becomes human again, he’ll be a morally better person because of said experiences.

    • Galan

      jeez, can’t even structure my sentences correctly.

    • Valerio

      that is a BAD thing to say >:

      • Galan

        what, actually admitting that i should have proofread my sentence before posting it?

        • Dissension

          Galan, Valerio’s comment is nested at the same level as the first reply, indicating it is a response to the initial comment, not your second statement.

          • Galan

            ah, i see it now, thanks for the assist! :)

          • Galan

            and just out of curiosity, what happened to the Cyclops goggles?

        • Noir The Sable

          Well, the thing you need to keep in mind about Valerio is that he/she is rather vehemently opposed to the idea of Ol’ King Joel turning back to human. =P

    • Lennox


  44. SilverFluff

    Hey Rick! Show some love homie, and upload this without the captions. For wallpaper purposes.

    • Valerio

      Please, my desktop needs some lovin’ :D

    • Dontlookmenaked

      My wallpaper is too sparkly D:

      • AuvaAkita

        OOooo Shiny!! :3

  45. thrasherblades

    bailey is soo cute

  46. D.Z.

    I’d definitely like to see a scenario in which Pete shows up returns King to Joel, particularly if he did it right in front of all his new animal friends.

    Rick has been very good at surprising us, so I feel like we will, or should, get more unique than just “slow acceptance of being a dog.”

    • Frank

      And then, it turns out it was all a dream! (The being turned back into Joel bit, I mean)

    • AuvaAkita

      I like this “slow acceptance” actually. This comic is more than a comic, it’s a story in the making. You can’t rush something like that, or at least that’s my opinion. Some people like a fast paced story while others like a slow pace. If i’m correct, Rick has to pick and choose which parts of the comic should be fast, and which parts should be slow. That way everyone is happy.

      • Valerio

        Rick has a magic in keeping the perfect balance, and torture us lovingly.

  47. Valerio

    Fox looks definitely PROUD of his li’l buddy, here ;)

  48. gaboris

    Okay this is nice so I’m happy. XD
    Playing a bit for the fans(*shippers*), but still not alienate anyone. I always forget that you know what you’re doing. :D

  49. N.S.H.

    Mhfrr, cute.
    So… is it that “one reward to compensate Pete’s wrongdoing”?

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I think that would be messing with Bailey, which isn’t allowed unless Bailey was someone’s avatar.

    • MenachemSchmuel

      I thought that reward was not living with Pete anymore and instead living with wolves.

      • N.S.H.

        Well, King was buried by the wolf cubs first day and he also said, that living with them has brought him nearly exhaustion, so personally I don’t think it was so >compensating<.

        • Valerio

          not being under Pete’s thumb is reward enough.

        • volkoseba

          Read the alt text on the strip about getting buried again…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Also, he got that gold statue.

    • Yehoshua

      I just realized that the “or was it” at the end of that strip was for King’s probably thinking that it was just a dream… Lol.

  50. Kitch

    “Game for another snuggle later, big boy?” :P

    • volkoseba


      • Kitch

        Typical term of endearment. :P

        • volkoseba

          We now look rather similar…

  51. Frank

    I think Rick deserves an applause

    • Valerio

      he has our hearts and souls and infinite gratitude.

      • McFly

        True dat.

    • Argent Stonecutter


      • AuvaAkita

        I approve of this!

  52. Nerikull

    I think I just weirded out my cat on reading this, Holding her, and I gave a huggle. She squeaked. ^^ Rick, you smashed thru the awesome again!

  53. MenachemSchmuel

    I get the feeling that the closer King gets to not wanting to be human again, the closer Pete gets to turning him back.

    • Valerio

      Pete = epic fail

    • volkoseba

      Pete’s goal was to use King as an avatar, and he can only use a dog as an avatar… and King is the dog he has his sights set on. Turning him back into a human would be counterproductive… it serves Pete’s interests for King to want to be a dog, because all that’s left is convincing him to be an avatar… which should be rather easy through blackmail. (I’ll tell/I’ll turn you back unless you agree)

  54. Rocket Knight boy

    Joel is digging that hole of his deeper and deeper, I personally would like joel to be human again by his choice it would definatly make for a more interesting comic.

    However i’m going to guess he’s going to choose to be King, and then forcibly turned back and then he’ll have some splainin’ to do.

    • volkoseba

      There could always be an arc where he gets discovered, decides to go back to being human because of the damage it does to his newly formed friendships, starts missing his dog life, then makes a deal with the devil… I mean PETE… to become a dog again with the condition that he’s also Pete’s avatar.

  55. Rexnano

    Awww I’m just happy for king

  56. Matthew

    ITS MAH BIRTHDAY THE COMIC UPDATED life is complete…….

  57. Tattorack

    Aaawwww, when seeing this I just want to hug something…

    • T-Squared

      *joints crack* GAHH! HEY! Watch who you’re giving those bear hugs to! XD

    • Valerio

      *returns hug* i can feel the love today!


    How many people think King and Bailey are the cutest couple EVER?!:D

    • Valerio

      even better than the Grapenut!
      And this from me, man…

      • GameCobra

        Cats rule. Mwahaha! *scurries off*

  59. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    Much as I’d like to see this end positively…

    … gut tells me it’s not going to be that easy.

    • Valerio

      alas, it won’t.
      But there’s much fun to fit in between.
      Right, Rick? Right..?

  60. Volkenstein

    This chapter manged to get my frist d’aww out of me from a comic, i hope yea happy >:I

  61. Valerio

    Now perfection would be a TV trope dedicated to Bailey

  62. rederci939

    Oh god, my stomach is still sore from yesterday…
    Hooray for Midwestern Thanksgivings :3
    SO MUCH TURKEY… and James Bond movies. :D

  63. Draven

    Fox’s smirk makes me think he has this planned from the begining.

    • Valerio

      best plan ever! :D

      • Volkenstein

        Just. As. Planned.

  64. Valerio

    we need an extra art of the Kinley ’snugglies time’ in the future HP book. I’m gonna pay double the price for such an extra :D

  65. Draven

    Is the last strip for the arc, or will there be some kind of goodby Bailey strip? Or is it not even close to over?

    • Dontlookmenaked

      I sure hope its not the end :(

      • Kitch

        Well Rick’s twitter suggests Bailey will be around regardless. But yes, I would love to see one more of this. :3

    • Draven

      I’d just like to know when it ends for personal convenience.

      • Draven

        I need to know when to post my next poem.

  66. Dontlookmenaked

    Dawwwwwwww :3

  67. Dontlookmenaked

    Anybody else noticed the other hands?

  68. The Wolf Kin

    Well, I’m late to the comments today, but oh well.

    King is absolutely adorable here, both in looks and in internal monologue. He may not have made a decision yet, but at least he has decided to make the best of whatever life he has.

    Also, Fox, you scoundrel, you. That look on your face is pure priceless.

    • Kitch

      He’s like, “Go for it. I think she wants dessert later.” ;3

      • Ozuan

        Oh boy, pumpkin pie?! :D I would want dessert too!

      • McFly

        Better hope she likes shortcake. :)

    • Groudon

      I think this is the start to explain kings mind and his final decision. At the moment King has made a good part of the way, he was send from pete.

  69. Fur1384

    is it just me or does it look like bailey has a plan after diner
    comment please

    • Chazmeister242

      I do think so……but lets hope its not TO fast into a relationship…if you know what i mean ;)

      • Fur1384

        i just hope fox will be happy for them

        • Valerio

          are you kidding?
          Have you seen his expression? He’s at a step from going cheerleader for his li’l buddy and see him happy!

          • Fur1384

            but what if when king spends for time with bailey not fox

  70. Jason

    King was changed his personality a lot. (Or is from my point of view?)

    • Valerio

      King is on his way to mature as an individual. Being dog only helped him, and getting back to human would deprive us of the best character of this comic (not to mention it would deprive us of Kinley)

      • Jason

        Yes =) King is one of my favourites characters!

      • Dissension

        Whether King is the best character of this comic is both subjective and debatable. = P

    • silverfang16

      He has, drastically. That is what makes him all the more lovable. :3

  71. FerreTrip

    Awwww…And I’m happy King has finally decided to just–

    *puts on Mr. H shades*


    *Y–*Not this time, guys.

  72. TheCrimsonFox

    awww, that’s so cute! i love fox’s face btw

  73. Chazmeister242

    I swear the face just says it all…………he is so……happy…..but i hope the Cuddling was actually….well….”gentle” cuz this is going to be good….but one thing i do have to say…is that maybe rick is trying to get us focused on King and Awesome looking blue dogg, instead on focusing on the fact that he is trying to think of a way to get us OFF the topic of Peanut and Grape getting together…..just saying!!

  74. Valerio

    Today’s comic made me think of this song

  75. jhoon

    there good place to posting

  76. Noir The Sable

    Ah, the Thanksgiving strip. A brief respite from the plot for a moment’s reflection and WAITWHOSEARMISTHATONTHEFARRIGHT

  77. My Fate in My Hands

    DANG IT I SENSE BAD HAPPENINGS AHEAD. King never gets it this good. It’s just not possible.
    Also, was “All the King’s Men” ever finished? I don’t think I ever caught the last part. :/

    • volkoseba

      I see a part 1… and that’s it.

      • Dissension

        As can be seen on the [forums], there was a [contest] for fans to finish the story (which has since [concluded]); the winner’s entry was edited by Rick and published in Housepets! Hope They Don’t Get Eaten. This is why everyone should join the boards and participate; contests and fun stuff abound!

        • volkoseba

          It’s also why everyone should buy the books… :D

        • Valerio

          and 2nd and 3d winners (guess who?) got a freeby art piece.

  78. malinik

    i wonder if fox ever feels like a third wheel..

    • Draven

      More like the puppet master, according to my theory of him planning this.

      • John Willow

        Yea, i wonder too if he brought him along just for the possibility…the expressions say a lot

        Fox – “Nailed it!”
        King – “Wow…my first girlfriend..ever!!”
        Bailey – “I’m thankful for the things i’m about to do with you, cutey”.

        • malinik

          the third one is kinda creepy in my opinion, but yea its the truth, and whe truth can be creepy sometimes

    • Valerio

      fox must have SO waited for the day he could see King smile like that, and with a girl at that!

  79. CalaverX11

    So how long do do you think this coupling will last?

    • volkoseba

      “Holy crap I just got such a good idea for the King story in the future”
      “The best part is guys, it requires like three story arcs and it involves more Bailey”
      (from Rick’s twitter yesterday)

      So… the relationship has inter-arc staying power it seems… or at least Baley’s existence does.

      • AuvaAkita

        I officially need to follow Rick’s Twitter account, even though i don’t have Twitter lol

        • Nohbody

          You don’t need to have an account to view it. Just bookmark the following link.


  80. Lance

    huurraaayyy! I’m so glad it ended like this. <3

  81. volkoseba

    I dunno if it was intentional, but over time King seems to have lost some of the physical traits that he had retained through his transformation…

  82. Firewolf

    And then he finds out that he’s only going to live five years more so he decides human right? XD

  83. J.J.

    I know it’s Rick’s choice (whatever he’s got planned) but in my book.. King should remain a Dog!

    He’s happier, it seems, as a Dog.
    He’s got a spark of love in his heart, as a Dog.
    He’s been more successful in terms of becoming a adult as a Dog!

    If he changed back into a Human, he’d regret it and he’d be miserable.

    Stay a Dog, King. Stay a Dog.

    • volkoseba

      He’s not going to jail as a dog…

      • Valerio

        he gets Fox as friend as a dog

        • volkoseba

          Perhaps until Fox finds out that he wasn’t a dog, and who he was prior to being a dog…

  84. Viethra

    Rick, did you make her in a lab with Chemical X or something? If any dog could make King do what he is doing now it is her. I feel for her at first sight without even realizing that was the whole point. Brace yourself for fan art. I have a feeling it is inescapable at this point. She is going to be a very popular character.

  85. Hoheh

    Fox’s family seem to be highly, pardon the pun, King-patible. He’s probably happy to be a dog right now.

  86. Pariah

    Oh gosh! Bailey’s so pretty in this strip! This is all so sweet!

  87. (Humanoid Typhoon) Vash The Stampede

    Best Scene EVER!!!!

  88. Mlatu

    I got a smart phone today as an early christmas gift. I made king the wallpaper and gave my roommate a Bailey icon. Both of them cropped from this image.

  89. CactusSoup

    I LOVE Fox’s face there.

  90. WolfBrother

    I just happened upon this comic in some, very, odd circumstances…regardless i have read all of them up until this point in one day. keep them coming Rick! by the way i love peanut and grape, they are soooo cute. =3

  91. alejandro

    stay a dog

  92. inaki

    Comment test!

  93. Bear

    Great panel for Thanksgiving.. Poor King he isn’t sure what he wants is he

  94. hamleha

    just stay dog i think its best for all… no i mean it you will probely have a better life as dog… i know i whould as a cat

  95. Colley

    Man, with all you folks worrying over how Fox is gonna react should he ever find out about the Joel/King situation, I’m gonna laugh my tail off if Fox’s reaction is along the lines of “Well, yeah, duh?” or “And?”

    • zeroslash

      I’ll be surprised, honestly. I mean, Joel kidnapped Fox, so clearly there’s some resentment against Joel in Fox. To discover his best friend is actually his kidnapper would probably send him in an array of emotions.

  96. Zife

    …She’s Cerberus

    • volkoseba
      • volkoseba

        So… that would mean she knows…

    • Kitch

      You’re not the first to broach this possibility. It would make sense for her to be Cerberus’s avatar to get the stopwatch back.

      • volkoseba

        That would also explain the last panel of the last strip…

  97. Bailey

    Bailey is so cute.

    • volkoseba

      Quit talking about yourself like that ;)

  98. Like a BAWS

    isnt rick gonna upload today? :/

    • McFly

      Yes, he is.

    • Dissension

      New comics are posted at Midnight on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, U.S. Central Time; it is currently 8:59 P.M. on a Sunday; the comic will update in a few hours, assuming no delays.

  99. TheRen

    Each of the faces on this comic are fantastic! I know how it feels to be in each of their places, too. Rick, I’m thankful that your comic is clean, awesome, and hilarious at the same time. Not to mention the insanely epic art. :)

  100. Lindseycrew

    King, you are lucky!

  101. illeatyourself

    Hehe, nice little screw-up with his thoughts there! XD

  102. Draven

    Once upon a time, or so it all goes.
    There lived a King who no one truly knows.
    He once was a man just like you and me.
    But now he’s a dog, as you can see.
    He often debated as to what he should be
    He knows not his future, though his past is the key.
    But now as he is he has made a friend
    Who took him to Kansas with much time to spend.
    Upon arriving he was shocked to find
    A beautiful lady, “please don’t sniff my [behind].”
    ‘Twas love at first sight which within caused a stir,
    King could not decipher his true feelings for her.
    He could not resist her, nor she resist him
    Now King’s infatuated with Fox’s own kin.
    Let’s hope it works out just fine for the two,
    And lets all be thankful, for friends old and new.

    • volkoseba

      Nice one!

    • Elwood Blutarsky


  103. volkoseba

    I wonder if this will work… testing, 1 2….

    • volkoseba


  104. Rererak

    Just happened to notice… doesn’t Bailey kinda look like Cerberus?

  105. arrow silverwing

    i had thanksgiving in october yay canada