A Holiday Extravaganza
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  1. Wanderer

    More of king? This is great!

    • Daggy

      Indeed! He seems rather excited to be home.

      • King'sLore

        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?

        • Valerio

          same here. clarification needed nao!

        • volkoseba

          Miles away… he and Miles…

          • Akai

            I see what you did there.

        • Draven

          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.

      • John Willow

        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

        • valerio

          Yush! Corgi likes country girl

    • The_Rippy_One

      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.

  2. Dissension

    Oh, Miles, you’re such a predator.

    • Keeshah

      going to the Zoo as a wolf.

      they let you check in, but you can’t check out!!

      • volkoseba

        You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!

        • FlintFang

          I see what you did there.

          • volkoseba

            I get that a lot.

        • rallyjr

          “What are our choices?”
          “A: Credit card
          B: Cash
          or C: Sneak out in the middle of the night.”
          “We’ll take C. “

  3. Ryufire

    Extravaganza it is lol!

  4. Xane

    The snack bar is officially… EMPTY!

    • Xane

      *just noticed alt-text* *dies laughing*

      • Wanderer

        I don’t understand

        • Xane

          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.

          • Wanderer

            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

          • Dissension

            Why wouldn’t Rick read the comments? = P

          • darkgloomie

            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!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Oh, Wanderer… Rick often puts inside jokes in the alt texts.

          • Keldor

            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…

        • Pokeblue

          You’re not the only one. I don’t get it either.

          • hirple

            I’m not totally sure, but I think it’s from “The Arc Specifically About Being Naked”. It’s 41 on the right ->

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It’s to forestall “Boy, Miles is looking particularly buff today” comments.

      • Daggy

        Oh my goodness…..hahahaha.

        • Valerio

          we’ve been out-commented!

      • Hera Ledro

        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

    • xhunterko

      There wolves. So which pen are you refering too? Or a real snack bar? Wait I’m confused.

      • Xane

        I get the feeling the wolves went to the zoo “for a snack”.

        Hopefully Gambit and Tarmac were not on the menu!

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Tarmac would taste like roadkill anyway.

  5. volkoseba

    Why not? XD

  6. Frank

    Pffftwahahahaha at the alt text

  7. IceKitsune

    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?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      I think it’s a wolf arc, which is good as we didn’t see them much this year.

      • IceKitsune

        Yeah, I’m getting a flash back vibe going on for this arc.

        • valerio

          if Rick was weather, forecast men would commit mass suicide

  8. Avan

    XD @ the alt-text

    Also, my housepets books arrived today! :D

    • jood580

      what they sell housepets books. runs to phone, “gram can you git me a housepets book?”

      • Avan

        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

        • Zukio

          The “About the Author” on the 2nd book is also amazing, and involves fighting to the death! XD

        • WolfBrother

          i am planning to order the first and second book soon as i get some darn money…-_-

          • jood580

            same hear

      • Frank

        and the next day, a phamplet arrived in the mail with each of the 200+ breeds of dogs

    • Firewolf

      I got mine To! =D *hi-5’s* signed?

  9. jood580

    King (before he left) Um. Baliey can i have your phone number?

  10. Frank

    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

    • Argent Stonecutter

      No tag? IT’S A WOLF, GET IN THE CAR!

    • Tom Flapwell

      I’m kinda surprised he’s not wearing anything. What if a human answered the door?

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        He’s a wolf, would you have the guts to tell him how to dress?

      • Zarvain

        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

  11. Crackles

    King again, huh? Well I hope there will be other pets too in this arc.

    • darkgloomie

      I think this arc won’t really have much of King. It’s probably all about the wolves. Or the zoo animals, hopefully.

      • IceKitsune

        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.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          King is probably just the straight man to the Wolves’ flashback antics. If he appears in any further strips other than to bookend it.

  12. xhunterko

    Open season?

  13. senorpie7

    DId anyone else notice king’s new drawing style in panel three?? :D

    • jood580

      he is just looking down

      • senorpie7

        Yeah, but he is also looking down in the first panel!!

        • Wanderer

          Unpleasant! I am too used to seeing King unhappy.

    • xhunterko

      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.

    • MKarrow

      Pretty sure it’s just because his ears are all perky in the third panel. Which somehow made him cuter.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s not a new style, you’re just not used to King looking happy.

      • Frank

        Exactly what I was going to say!

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          We could get a little more used to it though.

  14. Kohaku Nightfang

    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?

    • jood580

      dont you meen Mr.But

      • Kohaku Nightfang

        Mr. But? I did typo King and put Kinda, but what the heck are you taling about?

  15. Profesor Rod

    So Bailey and King are now an item and in a long distance relationship :I Everything went better than expected :D

  16. WolfBrother

    YES!!! XD King is pure awesome sauce ;) i like how he references getting a cell phone…i presume that’s for calling Bailey, yes?

    • mildly sarcastic jared

      No, I’m fairly sure he wants a cellphone to play angry birds

      • WolfBrother

        ya never know! angry birds could just be a perk to being able to call Bailey =D

    • Argent Stonecutter

      People used to call their girlfriends on landlines.

      • River_Dragon

        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.

        • Valerio

          can’t unthink of King going smoochey at the phone, all blushing and little hearts popping in his balloon.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          And yet teenagers used to beg for an extension in their room. Really.

      • Frank

        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…

  17. jared

    Yeah, kinda like King it took a moment to process that statement miles had.

  18. AuvaAkita

    On No Miles! What did you do! XD

  19. AuvaAkita


  20. Z

    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”

  21. The Typo Police

    There are no typos in this comic.

    Carry on.

    • Wanderer

      It is unfortunate that you are not called the typographical error police.

  22. Elly

    Loads of arcs lately. I like this.

  23. GameCobra

    Panel 4: King is not amused.

  24. Valerio

    King + Wolves + Zoo = TOTAL AWESOMENESS!

    • xhunterko

      Are you sure it’s not = OH GOOD LORD WHAT DID YOU DO NOW?

    • WolfBrother

      ohmygod! your avatar is awesome! XD Peanut and Grape are adorable together =3

      • Frank

        It’s from a fanfic, if I recall correctly

        • valerio

          yup. Art by two twig. Please check fan projects forum

          • WolfBrother

            will do. thanks =)

    • Frank

      But the zoo already had wolves!

      • rallyjr

        those wolves aren’t as tough as miles & Family

        • Draven

          Miles & Family, that sounds lime a sitcom.

        • Frank

          Well, Peanut seemed to think they were pretty tuff

          • rallyjr

            he also thought a snake in a cage was harmless

  25. hirple

    Attention zoo visitors: the zebra exhibit has been replaced by the “Remaining Zebras Exhibit”. Thank you.

  26. The Wolf Kin

    Hmm, I believe this should be interesting and enlightening.

  27. falcon01

    I love that moment of realization when the words he heard actually HIT the brain..”…you WHAT?!?” that face is just priceless!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      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.

      • Foxy

        Now I get the joke

  28. D.Z.

    Cattle? Just ’cause he’s a–oh, Miles, you so racist.

    • Xane

      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.

      • WolfBrother

        Well said my man, well said ;)

      • Thoth

        Thus the old speculations as to the (few) remaining ways in which Pete might not be a complete jerk.

        • darkgloomie

          Wait. The jury’s still out on that one?

          • IceKitsune

            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)

          • Valerio

            muuuch slightly so.
            She’s supposed to help the grapenut, and instead she’s trying to steal peanut!

          • darkgloomie

            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)

          • valerio

            man, I’m TOTALLY for Kingley! (and it does sound so tasty, yum), but Grapenut is tradition! Wouldn’t be HP without.

      • Frank

        But that would be cheating!

        • rallyjr

          How so?

    • Therolyn

      Would ’specist’ be a more correct term here? :p

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        maybe breedist?

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          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.

  29. SilentCobra

    Ok, I know for a fact that I don’t why King is so freaked out. This is gonna need some explaining. -_-

    • Hera Ledro

      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

      • Argent Stonecutter

        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.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          They got angry when Grape came back though.

          • River_Dragon

            That’s because they came up short on birds.

        • Hera Ledro

          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?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            What’s more domesticated than a barbecue?

          • Hera Ledro

            A fire pit?

          • rallyjr

            having new friends over for dinner?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Y’all don’t remember what was unusual about the barbecue?

          • rallyjr

            you mean the one the lacked cooking?

  30. MKarrow

    I don’t think Miles got more scrawny; pretty sure King got more buff. Yeah, that must be it.

  31. gaboris

    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? :D

    • SamBlob

      Lots of wild animals… remind me, please, what do wolves do with other wild animals?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        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?

        • Xane

          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!

        • River_Dragon

          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?

      • gaboris

        Yeah that’s an obvious idea, but why would that only be pleasant at the beginning? :D

        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!

    • Frank

      That’s why the comic is canon, while the alt-text is cannon

      • valerio


        • Draven


          • rallyjr

            *click* got it

  32. Z

    Me: Rick, what did you do to King in panel 3?
    Rick: I accidentally his face.

    • Frank

      “You accidentally _what?_”
      “I…er… put a smile on it”
      “I swear it was accidental!”

    • zeroslash

      I see what you did there.

    • rallyjr

      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

  33. McFly

    He said it was EXCITING, but not PLEASANT. Yeesh what the heck happened?

    • Indagare

      Well there are also wolves at the zoo…

      • McFly

        Well I know THAT.

      • McFly

        How do we know that the wolves from the zoo are even involved?

        • darkgloomie

          Cultural Exchange!

          Career Day!

          Bring-your-sons-to-their-probable-future-if-they-don’t-study day!

  34. SilentCobra


  35. Yehoshua

    Oh that alt text, Rick you tease.

  36. Argent Stonecutter

    At least Miles’ tail looks pretty buff in this strip.

  37. Kitch

    Aww, King misses Bailey. ._.

    • Valerio

      we all miss her.
      rich ferrets must give Kingy cell NAO!

  38. T-Squared

    I can see flashback hijinks in store! :D

  39. WingedwolfGirl

    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.

    • rallyjr

      it is like the Colosseum

      • jood580

        on the left we have king! in the right we have miles welcome to the WWEHP.
        who is ready to rumbllllle!

  40. Jesse James

    Another King arc?

    Or perhaps Miles gets the spotlight today. Love both characters, so I’m happy with either. <3

  41. Grip the Wolf

    I have a feeling that many tranquilizer darts were used that day…

    • darkgloomie

      Please! That’s barbarous.

      They may be a little wild, but they aren’t beasts!

      • Frank

        Maybe tranquillizers in the Housepets! world are nicely-worded little notes

        • darkgloomie

          Still, notes-on-a-dart aren’t the most non-violent solution…

          though they could be notes with soothing rhymes…

          • Draven

            I’m sorry about the pain of the dart
            But would you please get out of the park

        • Argent Stonecutter

          “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.”

  42. Tattorack

    Looks like the wolves have been keeping practice ^_^

  43. Kurra

    I don’t get why King is appalled at Miles having gone to the zoo.

    • Indagare

      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.

      • Frank

        including some of their own species, I might add

      • darkgloomie

        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

  44. Firewolf

    lol, King and Bailey were probably sniffing to XP If only they had a smell phone.

  45. rallyjr

    I love reading the comments

  46. FerreTrip

    So corgis usually herd cattle?

    And does this mean we get an arc about the wolves?? 8D

    • River_Dragon

      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.

  47. Z24

    “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!”

  48. John Willow

    Why doesnt king just call Bailey from the house phone, they must surely have one

    • WolfBrother

      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.

    • valerio

      cuz with mobile king is available at every moment for sweet bailey, also he gets to call her from wherever he wants

      • WolfBrother

        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

      • darkgloomie

        Don’t forget “and he can play Angry Birds!”

        Can never forget that

  49. Matthew

    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?

  50. sonic id furreh!!

    i don’t get it ._.

    • illeatyourself

      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.

      • sonic id furreh!!

        what else would he be hunting? o.o

        • rallyjr

          the unfortunate

          • Valerio

            man, talk about downsizing the staff!

  51. illeatyourself


    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Little early to say that isn’t it, he’s been gone less than a week.

      • Dissension

        For some people, it’s never too early to say this.

        • darkgloomie

          For others, it’s always too soon… (I don’t mind him, but there’s plenty other characters that could only benefit some spotlight)

          • Dissension

            *giggles* I don’t dislike King, but I also like poking harmless fun at the obsessive fans. = P

  52. lahi

    “Can we take a prison tour afterwords?” – Hobbes

    • Frank

      I don’t think I remember that one. Where is it from?

  53. Draven

    Wow Miles looks bu- *reads alt text* Wow King looks buff today. So does that snow.

  54. Dan

    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!

  55. FlintFang

    Why isn’t miles wearing his tags?

    • Valerio

      Miles = too buff for tags!

    • Indagare

      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.

    • black fox

      well i think he is a wolf and maby he dosint like werring it

  56. black fox

    o um whut breed of dog is king?? i for got lol

    • kingisawsome


      • black fox

        o thanks

  57. kingisawsome

    Theme park world is chasing me I found “Ferris Wheel History.” I started cracking up.

    also I feel a definite flashback coming up.

    • kingisawsome

      “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.

  58. black fox

    i just notice king whusint wering a scerf wen he left but he came home with it on how is that posbil

    • Duce


    • Draven

      He didn’t need it when he left, it wasn’t snowing, but now it is

  59. Blackberry

    Yay more King!
    Where’s this alt-text everyones talking about?

    • rallyjr

      just hold your mouse over the comic for a little while and it should pop up

  60. Lunawerewolf

    Bailey is my favourite character EVER! whhhhy diiiid she go? Are they gonna have a long term relationship? letters? moar.