Wow that was unexpected! o.0
This just screams
“This is gonna end badly”
No it screams, “EEEEEEEEK!”
Aw poor Miles… Also I don’t know how effective it is to faint in front of the wolf…
She must have mistaken him for a bear…
She does have blonde/gold hair, she might be Goldie Locks hoping for some nice porridge and that bed.
Not at all in fact.
shes obviously blind because she cant see that miles is wearing a collar
Looks like a dogtag to me, Ironically.
its still a form of identification so technically he isn’t feral
does that mean human children are ferals?
well, from a certain point of view and under a specific age range, yes, yes they are.
I am pretty sure that is a Wild animal tracker tag. Like the ones nature conservation organizations put in animals’ ears once they tranquilize them in the wild. They are used to track animals and migration patterns and such.
At least that is what it looks like to me anyway.
Where’s a zebra get mace?
There’s the complicated answer, and then there is the internet.
And then there’s Karishad.
Hat’s off to you sir, beat me to it.
Mace on the internet for zebra’s $5.
The look on your face when Karishad does something, Priceless.
I fully support this answer. Karishad sneaks out of the zoo so he could be the supplier for all sorts of things the animals want but the zoo employees wouldn’t necessarily give them. Or the kangaroos could have bought it while on vacation.
If it was Karishad, chances are that it’s ‘mace’ more inthe morningstar sort of sense.
there’s also “a wizard did it”
Medieval equipment store!
… what? The zoo has its own branch of the SCA. Didn’t you know?
. . . Huh. I would pay serious money to visit that zoo, now I think of it.
I feel there is some confusion as to what the Zebra means by “mace”
Mace is a word used to refer to Pepper Spray, though it is actually a brand name.
No, I don’t think anyone was confused
A mace is also a club like weapon from medieval times though (Think of it as a Morning Star; but not on a chain), judging from Robin Bobcat’s post, he got pepper spray mace mixed up with the “bash you over the head with a spiky ball on a stick” mace.
Dude, a morningstar dosnt have a chain. That’s a flail, a morningstar is a spiky ball on a stick
A mace is blunt
I was confused cuz I thought it was this. XD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mace_%28club%29
Jesse… If you have to explain the joke… *sigh*
And if I recall correctly, originally ‘mace’-type sprays were a tear-gas variant that they’re no longer allowed to sell to civillians, so they switched to pepper spray as an alternative. You can still get the stuff in some jurisdictions/with proper permit/black market.
As for the ‘morningstar/mace/flail’ debate – A ‘mace’ is any predominantly blunt striking weapon, with or without spikes, knobs or other protrusions, weighted at the head (as opposed to just a club). A ‘flail’ is a mace weapon with a flexible portion (hinge, pivot, or chain) between the handle and the striking head. A ‘morning star’ refers to the ball-with-spikes design, attached to a chain or not.
And then how does he use it?
He’s still working on that
Sheer force of will?
This scene reminds me of Alex from movie Madagascar for some reason
Well, now we know how the zoo incident started. Quite interesting, actually. I look forward to how this plays out for Miles and his family.
They’ll be airing on Animal Planet’s Top 10 Animal Horrors!
Quick, just say you are an oversized husky, it might work.
The alt text offers Tamaskan as an alternative, but Husky might be a better known answer.
You beat me
As consolation you did put the whole alt text for the iPhone readers!
And if that’s not enough go to door #2 for more fabulous prizes!!!
i like fabulous prizes
Determining prizes through the ‘Joey Method’ (rolls percentile), Congratulation!!! You won a set of Grass Dolls, each personalized with the name of the Elf child it was intended for!
…. well now i know what to put on the graves
Alt text: Oh Miles, you should’ve mentioned you were someone’s oversized tamaskan
Yeah, people who don’t pay attention to such things tend to think wolves are some kind of snow dog or even a big greyish German Shepherd. I swear one of the people in our neighborhood had a wolf or wolf hybrid that he passed off as a husky. She wasn’t all that big but the body structure and fur was definitely not normal husky/malamute fur. She was pure white but not albino, so maybe a samoyed/wolf cross. He was always careful to keep her away from people (i.e. if you were taking a walk he’d turn down the nearest side street). Of course she could have been a samoyed/otherdog cross that just happened to look wolfish.
Say Malamute, it works better.
Also: Miles’ face in panels 6 and 8 are priceless.
And the obligatory “Gee, Miles sure is looking buff today!”
Like always :3
evene moreso than usual
He is having an easy time supporting her, isn’t he?
Wow Miles is really short now
but SO buffy, man!
What, the people in the neighborhood just forgot who he was? What was the party for?
i think the Zoo gets more people and from further away
I spend a lot of time at my local zoo, I hear many languages while I’m there. Zoos are massive tourist draws, it’s not just for locals
Really it’s only the people in Babylon Gardens who would have any clue that there are feral wolves living in houses and throwing dinner parties. There hasn’t been too much discussed about how big it is but it only looks like it’s a few streets, maybe even just one big street. And they’re very pet/animal friendly there (even moreso than usual!) and people were still a little wary of the wolves. Though I do wonder if “wolves living in a house!” made the news.
wait miles is by himself? and more importantly the 3 pups are out there unsupervised?!
Oh dear, Miles didn’t say how much trouble they got in did he?
I can see the cubs doing a scene from the Lion King though… Kinda wanna see it now…
Could be with Lucretia, which is not much better.
Yeah… this is probably nothing compared to what those kids are doing right now…
“Space Laser! You put that fox down right now!”
Oh, wait it’s Karishad…. Space Laser, RUN! THAT’S KARISHAD! RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN! SAVE YOURSELF!
now what did he say about them fitting in
No, I am not feral.
I just USED to be feral
I’m on a 12 step program and everything.
Wanna see my certificate?
Miles sure has put his foot in it now.
I think you mean “paw”
Now its time to try to find somewhere to wipe it off at….. Of course make sure nobody else steps in it.
Maybe they would buy that he was a human with a fur disorder…with pants of course.
Also, a muzzle and tail and big canine ears. = P
And half the size of a normal human and STILL be buff as bodybuilder.
Pfft, the lady has way more meat on her than miles ;D
Are you saying people who suffer dwarfism can’t be weightlifters?
WRONG WAY OF SAYING IT!!!
No I didn’t say anything about that, but(as far as I know so I’m maybe making myself sound like an idiot) people with dwarfism don’t have the same proportions like ppl without it so in this case Miles wouldn’t be mistaken as one… but wait a minute… this kinda went in the wrong direction didn’t it? O_o”
Ummm-ummm… YOU started it! *hides under his desk* O_O
I have seen stranger!
wait… where is “feral” coming from, all Mile said was he is “local” and look he is even wearing a leash and being polite & civil
Maybe I’m overthinking this but perhaps it’s the social structure where people judge by appearences.
your prejudice at work!
While a person can, as Agent Kay notes in the first “Men in Black” movie, be smart, they can also be just as dumb, panicky, and irrational as groups of people.
i feel like there is a blonde joke in here somewhere, i just can’t find it
I made it already… sort of….
“a person is smart. People are dumb panicky animals and you know it!” is the exact phrase Agent K gives.
IT’S A WOLF GET IN THE CAR
No. Just RUN!
Love does not compute! *BOOM!*
Sadly, this comic means that if you ever somehow meet Miles in reality, you cannot snuggle him or he will eloquently strongly disapprove of your bad manners! Oh well…
So it’s a strange game where the only winning move is not to play
sweetest kind of wargame
And, you all lost!
Oh boy this should be fun for sure.
Oh for the love of… I should’ve seen this one coming. XP
BTW how did a zebra get a mace? I’m PRETTY sure that should be against the rules of the zoo.
OOOhhh the comment rules were added to the commenter. SWEET!
We are discussing it here I think…
in a zoo where pets can go by themselves, birds unionize, snakes trap others in their cages, apes worships a block, a fox cause trouble, and all the animals are free to go on field trips….
LOL Been there! A big misunderstanding, and then later they tie you up and your parents think you went and got killed but find your in jail then are relieved then angry then…nvrmnd I lol’d
Aaaaand cue the Yakkity Sax music!
Miles running clumsily while still carrying the woman?
Nice work on the fence effect Rick, and once again you have all my co-workers thinking I’m a moron for laughing so darn hard!
…i blame miles
*runs from missiles, nukes, and other such deadly objects*
Gives flowers, specifically Autumn crocus…
…Hold still, I had this new antimatter thingie I wanted to test…
And I had a frying pan… uh-oh! *runs and hides*
Well, this isn’t going to end well at all XD
Meesa has a baaadd feeling about this… *is mistaken for Jar Jar Binks and gets shot at*
You can tell she’s a bit blonde when she’s talking about how soft Miles’ fur is… but she’s wearing gloves.
what if she has a skin condition that makes her hands brown and leathery?
It’s real. look it up.
She could have at least fainted the other way…..I mean cmon,poor miles
It’s a cartoon faint (inherited from early 20th century theater) 180° turn, then fall backwards in the direction you were formally facing
*formerly. I probably shouldn’t be doing this after skipping lunch
Lucretia would be jealous. Even the human ladies fall for Miles.
He used to be a feral like us until he took an arr*shot*
Shot in the knee? *bricked
Woah Miles, you shrank a bit there buddy.
The woman is probably wearing high heels.
Maybe it’s just me, but the lineart seems a bit different…. stronger and a bit more defined, maybe. I like it.
He’s doing the inking by hand
Last panel zebra looks almost as surprised as Miles does worried
yes… that was a mouthful.
Oh man, there is going to be such chaos; kinda gets under my skin when misunderstandings like this happens, hope it gets worked out!
*Reads Alt text and googles tamaskan*
Aww, their adorable! ♥
yeah, Miles does seem a little short, most wolves from nose to tail are on the verge of six feet. but hey this comic is its own thing and it works perfectly! XD also i think Miles is in for it now, the zoo is bout to crazy O.o
Hmmm……Judging from the height I remember from when he first appeared…>Either Miles has shrunk, or she is really tall and wearing high heels.
agreed, when we first see him, he is almost as tall as Earl. Earl doesn’t look like a small man to me so I’m going to say he is probably about six feet tall, give or take a few inches, but this lady makes him look really short!
Nah, it’s jsut taht he’s been around King so much, we forgot that King’s actually a midget of a dog.
Oh Miles, you should have just played along from the beginning. It’s not like you can help being so incredibly cute everyone wants to pet you. Just enjoy the ear-rubs! Also it’s bear attacks you’re supposed to play dead for, not wolf attacks! (yesiamawarethisisnotactuallytrue). I totally want a Tamaskan but they cost an arm and a leg.
Shouldn’t she have freaked out regardless if he was a feral or exhibit? The wolves are in a pen, not in the petting zoo! Miles at least has a tame-tag. Also I hope this doesn’t go as far downhill as it looks like it’s going to be… I’ve always felt bad for Miles ever since he was all depressed after finding out most people are still afraid of wolves. He can be so innocent at times.
This just makes me wonder what people are doing to his pups.
He’s giving Darth Vader Sanchez more bellyrubs than I’m getting!
Darth Vader Sanchez=WIN!
she’s a blond gal.
*Sighs* I’ll get the Benny Hill music…
I prefer the music of Raymond Scott…
Also, hooray for the new Gravatar!
This does not bode well…
Reminds me of the plane scene in Get Smart. “He’s lighting his shoe! ITS A SHOE BOMB!!!” “What? No it’s gum.” “HE’S GOT A GUN!!”
….so yeah I foresee something of that nature.
Yeah, One word … -_-;
Am I the only one wondering just how Miles is managing to hold someone that appears to be two to three times his height?
Please no buff jokes…
Buff is the only explanation my friend
Well it’s a cartoon, but also Miles and Daryl are quite strong, it’s already been established that he can easily hold an adult human (Thomas Milton when he tried to escape after breaking into the ferrets’ mansion). That’s probably part of the reason that humans are freaked out by wild wolves. Imagine an animal with Miles’ strength and intelligence that’s aggressive and easily frightened. Somehow I doubt all ferals are nearly as polite and calm as Miles and his pack are.
I do agree with some of the previous posters that Miles looks a bit short today, he seems to be about “normal pet height” rather than “bigger than a pet but shorter than a human” like the wolves usually are.
Well, it’s true that humans will fear/dislike their peers with different skin color or from different countries, so it fits that even intelligent and polite wolves are regarded with fear
As I just pointed out, we often see wolves at a height taller than pets that isn’t TOO much taller without zooming out (much when it comes to poor King)…Or it may be an artist faux-pas, so who knows?
Two or three times? You mean like one-and-a-half times?
Square-cube law! Handwave! Pseudoscience!
Love the wolves so much. Poor Miles, don’t hurt him! = (
we already know from the first strip he and his family won’t get it too rough, though it won’t be ‘pleasant’.
For sure, Miles looked enough relaxed when King came back home.
Miles also has a cutely cheerful and innocent personality (really, him getting so annoyed at being treated “like a puppy” is slightly at odds with his normal mood but then again he’s still Feral Inside® – Do Not Pet Happy Fun Wolf), so even if it went pretty badly he probably just shrugged it off as another adventure.
JUMP ON YOUR UNICORNS AND RIDE NICELY OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t he also ‘married’? Double uh-oh.
Miles is cheating on Lucretia!?! That’s even worse than the humans, everyone should fear Lucretia’s wrath!!!
And if she finds out that she missed her soaps for wasting time arguing, run!
…if you get the chance
Love, love, love the zebra’s expression(s)
Wait, I thought that the wolves were as big as humans…? Then again, they’re taller than pets but still in the frame without zooming out or anything, sooo…*shrug*
Makes me think about domesticate-able animals that could actually be as big as humans. Well, okay, the only one coming to mind being Anatolian Shepherds, since I had once once. Those guys are HUGE…(Oh, Great Danes, too.)
I have one currently. they are huge. ^_^
I’ve always drawn them as at least a head shorter than humans, it’s just this one I did not have a good height check so the woman came out really tall. Also, the Zebra is on slightly elevated terrain.
I think he got that impression from here: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/09/28/stranger-danger/
OR the woman is just that tall.
Thanks for the Word Of God on the size debate, anyway.
“Lucretia, this is… exactly what it looks like…”
Well, that doesn’t look like it’s going so well O.o
Miles holding Goldi locks in the last panel kinda reminds me of a vampire. Like how they hold them like that and then bite there neck and drink there blood just me I guess.
lolz. that was the first thing i thought too =D
Urban Wolf Lesson 30: Never correct or stop some human who pets you. It will be an undignified experience… but definitely worth it to skip the police work…. but if you do… bring extra of that “cook” meat that the officers love so much…
Mass = Critical
Is he in problems?
No, just in a bit of trouble
Ah that is right =)
I say, we need an avatar made of Pannel six, that we do.
as long as he doesn’t say “let me explain” he should be able to explain what heppened, if he starts explaining right away, and very breifly…. something like “She fainted and I caught her, because I didn’t want her to get hurt”… but considering his current demeanor and “uh-oh” statement, I figure he blows the explanation, and then Shenanigans.
Quick! Miles… Blame the ZEBRA!
Unless Bill is shorter than your average human male, Miles *was* taller
or this gal got REALLY high heels…
King’s shortness is contagious!
He was leaning over, Miles’ yard is slightly higher than the sidewalk, and Miles is closer to us so he appears bigger
Just to let you know, there is a spelling error in panel 4. It says “it” instead of “it’s”
I can’t tell if that’s supposed to be “Olde English” or if it a mistake. See if you can spot the irony in the previous sentence!
Why didn’t I see that before?
No, it’s correct as is
Yeah, I see. My bad.
You mean…. I was actually RIGHT? YAAAAAAAAAAYY!
yes. yes you wear (know that is spelled wrong but i dont know how it is spelled
You sure know how to sweep a lady off her feet…
even though she is not of the same species.
That must be a tall woman, wasn’t Miles the same size as Mr. Sandwich when he first appeared?
that wolf, that woman.
People overreact way too much and never think. Honestly, wolves RARELY attack humans and usuely only do so when rabid, desperat from hunger, or in self-defence. Even if I was to confront a wolf in the wild I don’t think I’d be THAT freaked out – realy causios, Yes, I’m not stupid – I’d most likely try to pretent to ignore it and hope it does the same to me – that don’t work play submissive.
Also, for all y’all crushen over Miles, WE GET IT!! HE’S BUFF!!! Start a fan-club already!
And finaly, who “EEK’s” like that and faints right into the arms of the one scaring them, it would almost seem she “other intentions”.
Had, I ment to had between she and “other
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