More of king? This is great!
Indeed! He seems rather excited to be home.
Yeah. He does seem to be happy being miles away from Bailey. But I don’t understand what he and Miles were taking about. What do they mean?
same here. clarification needed nao!
Miles away… he and Miles…
I see what you did there.
I am quite sure that the focus of this arc will be explaining the story. Probably with a flashback and then fixing the problems that occurred as a result of whatever happened.
excited to be home? It’s more like a sum up of what he went through. He then asks if he can work to pay for a phone which indicates he wants to call Bailey
Yush! Corgi likes country girl
But not more King and Bailey…I was hoping we’d get some of their leave taking. We need more adorable…maybe we’ll get it at close, ala flashback.
Oh, Miles, you’re such a predator.
going to the Zoo as a wolf.
they let you check in, but you can’t check out!!
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!
I get that a lot.
“What are our choices?”
“A: Credit card
or C: Sneak out in the middle of the night.”
“We’ll take C. “
Extravaganza it is lol!
The snack bar is officially… EMPTY!
*just noticed alt-text* *dies laughing*
I don’t understand
Inside joke. People used to say this all the time when Fido would appear. I wrote a more detailed reply but it disappeared so I figure I triggered the moderation filter.
I understood the joke, it just wasn’t that funny
Certainly didn’t expect Rick to read our comments
I don’t like inside jokes
Why wouldn’t Rick read the comments? = P
Really? I thought it was hilarious. Then again, I’m one of those who makes that kind of comments for fun xD
Anywho, prop to Rick for yet another funny strip! And off we go to an exctiting start of a new arc!
Oh, Wanderer… Rick often puts inside jokes in the alt texts.
Wanderer, are you saying that you think Rick would go through all the work of creating the comic and posting it up here and then *not* read our feedback? That doesn’t make a lot of sense…
You’re not the only one. I don’t get it either.
I’m not totally sure, but I think it’s from “The Arc Specifically About Being Naked”. It’s 41 on the right ->
It’s to forestall “Boy, Miles is looking particularly buff today” comments.
Oh my goodness…..hahahaha.
we’ve been out-commented!
Yeah, King is so much buffer than Miles today. I think Miles and Lucretia forced them, Daryl, and their kids on a “no zoo animals” diet. It seems to have taken it’s toll ;3
There wolves. So which pen are you refering too? Or a real snack bar? Wait I’m confused.
I get the feeling the wolves went to the zoo “for a snack”.
Hopefully Gambit and Tarmac were not on the menu!
Tarmac would taste like roadkill anyway.
Why not? XD
my gravatar would disappear.
Pffftwahahahaha at the alt text
Cool another King arc! Or is this arc going to be about the Zoo animals them self and this is just a set up strip for that?
I think it’s a wolf arc, which is good as we didn’t see them much this year.
Yeah, I’m getting a flash back vibe going on for this arc.
if Rick was weather, forecast men would commit mass suicide
XD @ the alt-text
Also, my housepets books arrived today!
what they sell housepets books. runs to phone, “gram can you git me a housepets book?”
Yes they do (there are two out)
Housepets! are naked all the time
Housepets! hope they dont get eaten
ALSO the “About the Author” blurb on book 1 is the best one I have seen XD
The “About the Author” on the 2nd book is also amazing, and involves fighting to the death! XD
i am planning to order the first and second book soon as i get some darn money…-_-
and the next day, a phamplet arrived in the mail with each of the 200+ breeds of dogs
I got mine To! =D *hi-5’s* signed?
King (before he left) Um. Baliey can i have your phone number?
You know, I just noticed Miles isn’t wearing his tag.
Also, whatever they actually did, I’m willing to bet the ferrets had something to do with it
No tag? IT’S A WOLF, GET IN THE CAR!
I’m kinda surprised he’s not wearing anything. What if a human answered the door?
He’s a wolf, would you have the guts to tell him how to dress?
He’s a wolf inside the privacy of his home, answering the front door does still count, as does walking past an uncurtained window, so stop sending in vids to judges and complaining about seeing undressed residents while peeping into other peoples/animals lives you nosy pervs. =P
King again, huh? Well I hope there will be other pets too in this arc.
I think this arc won’t really have much of King. It’s probably all about the wolves. Or the zoo animals, hopefully.
I think it will either be a Flash back about the wolves in the Zoo or will be about the animals at the zoo and what they do on Christmas.
King is probably just the straight man to the Wolves’ flashback antics. If he appears in any further strips other than to bookend it.
DId anyone else notice king’s new drawing style in panel three??
he is just looking down
Yeah, but he is also looking down in the first panel!!
Unpleasant! I am too used to seeing King unhappy.
Are you sure it’s not from a different angle then what we’re used to? Even though I do think he does look a little different.
Pretty sure it’s just because his ears are all perky in the third panel. Which somehow made him cuter.
It’s not a new style, you’re just not used to King looking happy.
Exactly what I was going to say!
We could get a little more used to it though.
Awww I hope we get more King. I love seeing Bailey and Kinda together, it’s so cute! I wonder if King will bring Bailey on a date to the zoo?
dont you meen Mr.But
Mr. But? I did typo King and put Kinda, but what the heck are you taling about?
He/She is just referencing the strip “Rosey Glasses” from the previous arc where Bailey calls King “Mr. Butt”
read this it shoud help http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/11/09/rosey-gasses/
So Bailey and King are now an item and in a long distance relationship :I Everything went better than expected
YES!!! XD King is pure awesome sauce i like how he references getting a cell phone…i presume that’s for calling Bailey, yes?
No, I’m fairly sure he wants a cellphone to play angry birds
ya never know! angry birds could just be a perk to being able to call Bailey =D
People used to call their girlfriends on landlines.
People used to HAVE landlines–but more to the point, you can take a cell phone outside or anywhere you want for privacy, and no one else has to listen to the smoochie smoochie lovey-dovey talk.
But this is just too cute.
can’t unthink of King going smoochey at the phone, all blushing and little hearts popping in his balloon.
And yet teenagers used to beg for an extension in their room. Really.
if there’s more than one phone in the house connected to the same line, and the cubs pick up the other phone while he’s talking to Bailey…
Some of us are old enough to remember that, and WE survived.
Yeah, kinda like King it took a moment to process that statement miles had.
On No Miles! What did you do! XD
That alt text *dies laughing*
Oh, and for people reading this on cellphones, the alt text says
“Boy, Miles sure is looking scrawny today, even moreso than usual”
There are no typos in this comic.
It is unfortunate that you are not called the typographical error police.
Loads of arcs lately. I like this.
Panel 4: King is not amused.
King + Wolves + Zoo = TOTAL AWESOMENESS!
Are you sure it’s not = OH GOOD LORD WHAT DID YOU DO NOW?
ohmygod! your avatar is awesome! XD Peanut and Grape are adorable together =3
It’s from a fanfic, if I recall correctly
yup. Art by two twig. Please check fan projects forum
will do. thanks =)
But the zoo already had wolves!
those wolves aren’t as tough as miles & Family
Miles & Family, that sounds lime a sitcom.
Well, Peanut seemed to think they were pretty tuff
he also thought a snake in a cage was harmless
Attention zoo visitors: the zebra exhibit has been replaced by the “Remaining Zebras Exhibit”. Thank you.
i literally lol’d at that. kudos to you sir =D
And now Lucretia has a new centerpiece for her backyard, just in time for Christmas!
Looks like they weren’t as smart as the birds. Those threatened to unionize agaisnt Grape.
Weren’t they actually mice?
The mice were staging a revolution against dem capitalist cats
Communism is no match for feline individuality
Correction: it’s no match for ‘communal anarchy’
Correction: it’s no match for the pesky food chain.
I actually already linked that strip, but my comment is waiting for moderation…. ._.
Ah, okay. Thanks for the clarification, Frank.
Nope – the mice just tried a communist rebellion of sorts, if I remember correctly.
your right but fortunately their revolution was stomped out
Hmm, I believe this should be interesting and enlightening.
I love that moment of realization when the words he heard actually HIT the brain..”…you WHAT?!?” that face is just priceless!
I don’t actually get what’s odd about them going to the zoo. After all, Peanut and Grape do.
The joke in the strip is in panel two.
Now I get the joke
Cattle? Just ’cause he’s a–oh, Miles, you so racist.
What? Corgis are herding dogs! Small, spring loaded dogs with giant ears that can hear tendons flexing so they can spring or roll out of the way of a kick. Also they’ll nip right through your achilles tendon if you’re not careful.
Actually King is probably “smarter” than any other dog (from a technical standpoint… collieage) and would be very valuable asset to the ferrets, especially in convincing people that pets can be smart and are not just driven by instinct.
Well said my man, well said
Thus the old speculations as to the (few) remaining ways in which Pete might not be a complete jerk.
Wait. The jury’s still out on that one?
For a few people I guess it is. (though IMO all The Cosmic Nerds are complete Jerks, though Dragon is very, very slightly less so)
muuuch slightly so.
She’s supposed to help the grapenut, and instead she’s trying to steal peanut!
pfft! Valerio, you delusional, delusional boy.
Everybody knows the only real ship in HP! is Fo… I mean, Kingley! (is that even its name? Whatever. It rolls off my tongue reeeeal nice)
man, I’m TOTALLY for Kingley! (and it does sound so tasty, yum), but Grapenut is tradition! Wouldn’t be HP without.
But that would be cheating!
Would ’specist’ be a more correct term here? :p
Not really, King now seems like he would have game for that (hey, it’s what corgis are good at right). Character development indeed from the last arc.
Ok, I know for a fact that I don’t why King is so freaked out. This is gonna need some explaining. -_-
They’re wolves. The zoo has many animals which are counted amongst a wolve’s natural diet, or could easily supplement it. Math isn’t even necessary anymore xD
The same animals are on Peanut’s diet, but nobody’s freaked out about him going there.
For that matter, smaller canids are part of a wolf’s natural diet.
They got angry when Grape came back though.
That’s because they came up short on birds.
Yeah, but Peanut’s a domesticated dog. Wild dogs might eat that stuff, but I think it’s assumed that the zoo animals are safe from domesticated animals. Thus the question arises: are Miles et al. domesticated yet?
What’s more domesticated than a barbecue?
A fire pit?
having new friends over for dinner?
Y’all don’t remember what was unusual about the barbecue?
you mean the one the lacked cooking?
I don’t think Miles got more scrawny; pretty sure King got more buff. Yeah, that must be it.
Ummm… I don’ get it what’s so wrong with them going to the zoo? Something that was exciting and only pleasant at the beginning? … No idea, pls help. -_-”
Heh always stabbing at your fans with the alt text are you Rick?
Lots of wild animals… remind me, please, what do wolves do with other wild animals?
Same thing they do with other tame animals. If they can control themselves in Babylon Gardens, then why wouldn’t they be expected to control themselves at the zoo?
Well the cubs did bury King to use as a snack later, though I’m sure they were just playing. The other option I can think of is that either the wolves got captured for “escaping” and got locked up in the enclosure and/or wound up taking the wolves at the zoo home with them!
The Zoo–a magical smorgasbord buffet for the pack, with plenty of appetizers to choose from before moving on to the main course. Did anyone check the Deer Exhibit to make sure they were all there?
Yeah that’s an obvious idea, but why would that only be pleasant at the beginning?
You know what? I kinda just realized how weird it is to imagine a pack of wolves go to the zoo like humans. If we all remember, Peanut and Grape had to wear leashes sooo… I was kinda slow with this one AGAIN! XD
… OR Rick is just messing with us thx to THIS!
That’s why the comic is canon, while the alt-text is cannon
*click* got it
Me: Rick, what did you do to King in panel 3?
Rick: I accidentally his face.
“You accidentally _what?_”
“I…er… put a smile on it”
“I swear it was accidental!”
getting all worked up over a little ‘ol smile you guys are worst then a pact of wolves…. wait that didn’t come out right
He said it was EXCITING, but not PLEASANT. Yeesh what the heck happened?
Well there are also wolves at the zoo…
Well I know THAT.
How do we know that the wolves from the zoo are even involved?
OHHHHHHHHH, I GET IT NOW! I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR RICK! YOU SLY DOG, YOU!
Oh that alt text, Rick you tease.
At least Miles’ tail looks pretty buff in this strip.
Aww, King misses Bailey. ._.
we all miss her.
rich ferrets must give Kingy cell NAO!
I can see flashback hijinks in store!
Reminds me of one time at the zoo, when I saw “SNACK SHACK” and “LION’S DEN” on the same signboard. …under the same arrow.
it is like the Colosseum
on the left we have king! in the right we have miles welcome to the WWEHP.
who is ready to rumbllllle!
Another King arc?
Or perhaps Miles gets the spotlight today. Love both characters, so I’m happy with either. <3
I have a feeling that many tranquilizer darts were used that day…
Please! That’s barbarous.
They may be a little wild, but they aren’t beasts!
Maybe tranquillizers in the Housepets! world are nicely-worded little notes
Still, notes-on-a-dart aren’t the most non-violent solution…
though they could be notes with soothing rhymes…
I’m sorry about the pain of the dart
But would you please get out of the park
“We shot them with ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ and ‘War and Peace’, to no avail. They didn’t stop until we pulled out ‘Congressional Record’ for 1911… and that’s only because we got lucky and conked one on the head.”
Looks like the wolves have been keeping practice ^_^
I don’t get why King is appalled at Miles having gone to the zoo.
He has a human mind-set of a person who’s constantly fought for animal rights and now faces the fact that some formerly feral wolves went to the zoo to see other technically feral animals locked in artificial dwellings.
including some of their own species, I might add
Ya, but most likely zoo animals get a rather sweet deal (at the very least, they can threaten to unionize).
Most likely he’s just appalled by the sheer… hm… can’t really find the word xP I’d say irony of it, but it doesn’t quite fit imho
lol, King and Bailey were probably sniffing to XP If only they had a smell phone.
I love reading the comments
So corgis usually herd cattle?
And does this mean we get an arc about the wolves?? 8D
To quote Wikipedia–which I’m sure they got from the AKC: Corgis are herding dogs and perform their duties by nipping at the heels; the dog’s low stature allows it to avoid being kicked in the process. As herding dogs, corgis work livestock differently than other breeds. Instead of gathering the cattle the way a Collie would, by running around the livestock, corgis drive the herd forward by nipping at their heels and working them from behind in semicircles. Seldom giving ground, if an animal should turn and charge, the corgi will bite its nose, causing it to turn and rejoin the herd. Although they specialize in herding cattle, corgis are also used to herd sheep and Welsh ponies. They are also one of the few breeds able to herd geese.
Even more, it also explains that Welsh Corgis come in two standards, the Cardigan and the Pembroke. Cardigans have long flowing tails, while Pembrokes do not. To be specific, King is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
“Oh boy, you should’ve been there. There were little spaces where you could choose the food you’d like! You could even chase it for a bit before eating it!”
Why doesnt king just call Bailey from the house phone, they must surely have one
yeah, with them being multi-billionaires and all. then again i can see why that would be the exact reason they dont have one; why waste money when u can spend it on an iphone or something with all the apps.
maybe he just wants one for himself? eh, who knows.
cuz with mobile king is available at every moment for sweet bailey, also he gets to call her from wherever he wants
true that, i wonder what the ferrets would have him do to earn it tho? filling the pool with chocolate mouse? or at the very extreme side, he could take over for Jeeves! tho that would be a little extreme o.O
Don’t forget “and he can play Angry Birds!”
Can never forget that
King looks so small next to miles eheehee but i dont get it what did miles do to the animals was something cut off or did rick just not show the conversation?
i don’t get it ._.
By “late-season”, I think he was referring to a Hunting Season. In other words, the zoo had a “late hunting season” event, which he attended. Either he was hunting deer or something, or something else you can probably guess at, which is less likely.
what else would he be hunting? o.o
man, talk about downsizing the staff!
YAY!! KING IS BACK!!
Little early to say that isn’t it, he’s been gone less than a week.
For some people, it’s never too early to say this.
For others, it’s always too soon… (I don’t mind him, but there’s plenty other characters that could only benefit some spotlight)
*giggles* I don’t dislike King, but I also like poking harmless fun at the obsessive fans. = P
“Can we take a prison tour afterwords?” – Hobbes
I don’t think I remember that one. Where is it from?
Hobbes’ response to Calvin going to the zoo.
Wow Miles looks bu- *reads alt text* Wow King looks buff today. So does that snow.
Yagh, I’m not sure what that was all about either; but due tho the fact that this is the only (GOOD) comic about anthropomorphics that I’ve been able to find, that isn’t either trashy or pirvirted – which is why it is one of my top favorite comics, I’m sure it’s nothing too bad. Also part of me can’t shake the feeling that I don’t want to know!
Why isn’t miles wearing his tags?
Miles = too buff for tags!
My guess is that he’s in his own home and so does not feel compelled to wear it, much as a person might not feel particularly inclined to wear clothes if home alone.
well i think he is a wolf and maby he dosint like werring it
o um whut breed of dog is king?? i for got lol
Theme park world is chasing me I found “Ferris Wheel History.” I started cracking up.
also I feel a definite flashback coming up.
“The first Ferris Wheel was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris. Thirty-six cars carried riders. Twelve different steel companies took part in the construction of the wheel, which cost $350,000. It towered 264 feet high, weighed 1,200 tons, and held 2,160 passengers at a time. The Ferris Wheel made it’s public debut at the world’s Colombian Exposition in 1893. It proved to be a very popular ride.
I would be screaming my head off by the time I got of the underground Ferris Wheel.
i just notice king whusint wering a scerf wen he left but he came home with it on how is that posbil
He didn’t need it when he left, it wasn’t snowing, but now it is
Yay more King!
Where’s this alt-text everyones talking about?
just hold your mouse over the comic for a little while and it should pop up
Bailey is my favourite character EVER! whhhhy diiiid she go? Are they gonna have a long term relationship? letters? moar.
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