New Year’s Res
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  1. Ryufire

    Awesome Happy New Years to Housepets!!! :D \m/^o^\m/

    • Zenaku

      And also Happy New Years to the awesome creator Rick Griffin.

    • gaboris

      B.U.É.K. to Y’all! :D

      Just in case you’d like the translation. ;)
      Boldog(Happy) Új(New) Évet(Year) Kívánok(… basically it means “I wish”)

      • thel_vanemee

        lol, i know that saying…..is that HUNGARIAN? lol yes it is!
        yay im not the only one! XD
        -thel
        ps. good translation, lol

        • gaboris

          What you mean “yay im not the only one! XD”? :O

          BTW thx, translation is one of my sweet points. :3

          • thelvanemee

            its just not to commen to see a Hungarian on the interwebz
            its all cool,
            -thel

  2. Elwood Blutarsky

    Well look who’s back…

    • rtlstien

      And now she’s already acting like a jerk to Peanut because of him…

      • Crackles

        AAaaaah it’s Imaginate, too! all over again!

        • Barker

          Except this time I think he intentionally antagonized her first.

        • Dontlookmenaked

          The Grape x Peanut shippers are acting up again!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I think it’s Peanut acting like a jerk.

        • rtlstien

          Why Peanut? I’m guessing Grape didn’t even tell Peanut that Res was coming.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Why wouldn’t he just let Grape take the dang door?

          • IceKitsune

            Peanut wanted to get the door most likely because he was closer to it and Grape was napping so she didn’t have to get up. But again neither Peanut nor Grape are acting like Jerks and I don’t understand why you or rtlstien think either of them are.

        • Flintfang

          nah. he just needs to get the door. haven’t you noticed from previous ones?

      • IceKitsune

        I don’t think either are acting like jerks, though Grape is maybe being a bit pushy I guess.

    • the fry pwnr

      yeah… finaly, you know what? res has only bennin 5 strips. wierd

      • illeatyourself

        I didn’t even know Res existed.

    • darkgloomie

      “And the cat came back, the very next year
      the cat came back – thought he was a goner
      but the cat came back
      he just couldn’t stay away…”

      • the fry pwnr

        i think res is female honestly

        • Keldor

          Grape specifically refers to Res as a “him” when she’s in the car back from the signing. Of course, given that this is Housepets, Grape may or may not have been correct.

          • Onemanarmy11

            Of course. Remember how Peanut thought Grape was a guy for a while?

        • darkgloomie

          And in case there is ambiguity towards gender, it’s the default option to go with the male pronoun- it’s just rude to say “it”

          • Keldor

            Except among certain feminist circles. They would insist that “her” be the default form. Unless of course the person in question was making a fool of themself. Then it would be a “him”, obviously.

          • Crackles

            Meh, I like languages which don’t have gender based words.

          • Killer Clown

            Try indonesian

  3. Flexico

    YAAAAAAAAY RES!!! <333

    • Barker

      Oh gosh yes!! Grape! Pitch your fanfic!!

      • Valerio

        too late! Peanut e-mailed it to Res already…

        • Barker

          Oh yeah…. Though more were probably written since then.

    • Peanut

      oh mah gawd its res!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ZV

    Uh oh, the alt text doesn’t bode well for Peanut.

    • Barker

      Still better off than King… and he’s still in the honeymoon period with his new girlfriend.

    • Zukio

      Can you say the alt? Phones are alt haters…

      • Barker

        Requested Alt Text:
        “Do you want a blanket or a ,throw pillow? Because I was about to make one.”

        • Crackles

          Peanut pillow is the best kind of pillow

          • Zukio

            I don’t know I’d like a Peanut ‘themed’ blanket.

        • Elwood Blutarsky

          Thank you very much for posting that.

          • Zukio

            I agree with Elwood. Thanks!

        • Draven

          I don’t get it

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      What does it say? (I’m on an iPad and can’t check it myself)

      • Lindseycrew

        Yeah, how do can you check the alt. text on a phone?

        • the fry pwnr

          you can’t

          • the fry pwnr

            well unless you figure out how to plug in a mouse. XD

  5. senorpie7

    Hey, good to see this guy! I thought we would never get a glimpse of him ever again. And Grape, everybody knows that the dog answers the door *pshh*

  6. IceKitsune

    Oh this should be interesting and no Arc title again. I wonder when we will get it this time?

  7. Cm4F

    That would be extremely awkward (for Res)

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You know how Steve Jobs used to say Apple lives at the intersection of Technology and Liberal Arts?

      Res lives at the intersection of Awkward and Embarassed.

      • Draven

        Peanut and Grape live on the corner of Adventure and Destiny.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Not Imagination and Comedy?

        • Flintfang

          Wouldn’t that be King?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Pain and Embarassment? False Hopes and Slapstick?

            He totally deserves to move in with Bailey at Hugs and Cuteness.

  8. A random person

    Res is back! :)

  9. Lindseycrew

    Well res is back, peanut and grape are in the same strip, it seems this is going to be fun!

    • Zukio

      It’s all fun and games till someone’s fanfiction is exposed.

      • Dissension

        That already happened, actually.

      • Oren Otter

        This is a family comic.

        • Zukio

          Some fanfiction is family friendly.
          But maybe not Grape’s…

  10. Crackles

    Well this was unexpected.

    • Dontlookmenaked

      Unexpected stuff is fun! And the whole comic is unexpected too but that is why Housepets! Is fun.

  11. McFly

    Probably gonna critique Grape’s fanfic. ;)

    • volkoseba

      Res puns, huh?

      Hi Res!

      • volkoseba

        GAH, not supposed to be a reply!

        • T-Squared

          Well, at least it’s better and more well known than “In Media Res” ;)

          *intentional reply*

      • Keldor

        ‘Llo, Res!

  12. Daggy

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy Reeeeeessssssss. =D

    • yehoshua

      I second that.

  13. YoyoDude

    Simply put: Horray!

  14. Zukio

    Yay 50th arc!!!
    And fight on Peanut!

    • Barker

      Holy crow… I missed that. Happy 50th Arc, Rick!

    • Maengun1256

      Well i think that i called it ARC #50 EPIC WIN!!!!!!

  15. leaffly

    Omg! Its Res again! Yay!

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      The cat came back…but why?

      • Kitch

        He(?) just couldn’t stay away?

  16. IceKitsune

    If Max shows up I suspect hes gonna get jealous of Grape and Res spending time together at some point.

    • Zukio

      He might think Res is a girl… Maybe?

      • McFly

        Why would he think that Res is a girl?

        • T-Squared

          Res IS a girl! (I think… At least that’s the impression I got in her comic debut.)

          • the fry pwnr

            if you don’t beleve me about that, read the comics that are still in black and white. or whatever the first few comics.

          • the fry pwnr

            wait read the other comment first, then read the comment above this one. technical difacalties

          • Dan

            i got the impression Res was male.

        • Zukio

          Look at T-Squared comment. Res’s gender could be up for debate. Not entirely sure though…

      • the fry pwnr

        thats what i thought. so mabey your right. or mabey he really is a girl. who is to know

        • Foxstar

          Res is a guy if you pay attention.

          • darkgloomie

            … So he’s a girl unless you’re looking?

            What’s this, Schroedinger’s Gender?

          • Keldor

            Schroedinger’s cat’s gender!

          • Zukio

            So the cat is both genders till asked?

          • Keldor

            Or else neither o.O

  17. T-Squared

    RES! SHE’S BACK! 8DDDD *cheers*

    *glares at Rick*

    HOW DARE YOU KEEP HER OUT OF THE COMIC FOR A YEAR. >8c

    • Dissension

      Erm… Res is a guy.

      • McFly

        Thank you.

      • T-Squared

        Ouuuurrrrrrhhhhh…. 8|

        Awwwkward…

        XD

        • Ryufire

          No worries! It’s good to see Res again! :D

          • the fry pwnr

            well, he can probebly be a girl. remember the first few comics that were not collered? grape was hiding her femanisim. right? so mabey res is to.

          • Maengun1256

            Res=Guy, Grape, sorta has a crush on him I suspect.

          • Keldor

            That will just make it more awkward when she finds out then.

  18. Leafolawl

    I didn’t expect to see Res for a longer time than that. O .O

    This is going to be both interesting, and hilarious.

  19. SilverZeo

    Been waiting for Res to return… wonder what he thought about Grape’s fanfiction…. wonder how he would react living out his stories on Tarot’s holodeck…

    • Zukio

      He would be shocked that Grape got them banned from it.

  20. FatalFox

    yay, housepets comic shortly after new year! oh btw, happy new year!
    and looks like Grape is having someone over, maybe to write fan-fictioooon? :3

    • Zukio

      But if you are the creator what is your fanfiction called?

      • Dissension

        Canon?

        • Zukio

          But what if they don’t want it to be canon?
          Is that a Spinoff?

          • Dissension

            Alternate Universe? Or they could publish it as ‘fan fiction’ under a different alias.

          • IceKitsune

            Diss is right it would be an Alternate Universe story

          • Frank

            “Spice of the Pridelands, by Res who-despite-all-apearances-is-totaly-not-the-original-series’-stated-author’s-cat!”

        • Corgiwolf

          Being a writer myself I laughed so hard at the (imagined) deadpan delivery of that XD I dunno if everything you write is canon though.

          Also, for the first time ever I’m happy to see a cat! Res! I won’t even nom him, even though I’m a wolf and normally I nom cats. <3

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Writers are allowed to write non-canon stuff. Like Larry Niven’s “Down in Flames”, where he reveals that the whole Known Space future history is a secret Tnuctipun plot.

  21. xhunterko

    Or a frying pan? Oh wait, that’d hurt.

    • Maengun1256

      ok fine how about a 60 deg mem. foam pillow

  22. FTL

    Nice to see Res back.
    Also have to say I like his generic tabby colouring…. makes an exceptional pet look nice and normal… not to mention humble and likeable.

  23. Tendo

    I can’t tell whats more painful, the pun in the alt-text or the one in the title :P

    • Maengun1256

      I love them both

  24. Valerio

    This is SO going to be awesome!!!!

  25. SilentWolfXIII

    Why do I have this horrible feeling that Grape plans to try and get her fan fiction made into a best-seller? I will watch this with great interest. . . >:)

  26. 1boredcanadian

    I look at his collar (maple leaf) and my first question is “Is he Canadian?” if he is my only response is “Oh, what’s up, eh!” Also, that could be the most awkward moment to walk in on…*thinks back to some previous arcs*…actually nevermind.

  27. RootsofOrigin

    Three things: Whoa, Hooray, and Yikes.
    In order:
    1. Didn’t expect Res to show up again.
    2. Happy New Year!
    3. I already see where the conflict stems. I think. I’ll cover my tracks by instead saying, Whoa?

  28. Valerio

    If Res came also because he wanted to congratulate Grape on her fanfic, this time she owns Peanut BIG time. HA!

    • Maengun1256

      indeed but you know he ejoys every second of it

  29. Lophiiformes

    This fight is not going to be easily Resolved.

    • Zukio

      So there is Resistance to a Resolution?

      • Lophiiformes

        I Respect your opinion on the matter, but we must Reserve our judgements until things settle down.

        • Zukio

          May we take a breif Respite in our Respute?

          • 1boredcanadian

            Maybe we could Return from our Ridiculousness and Random overuse of the Reocuring R’s? Please Rethink what you’re doing? I could do this all day, I have nothing else to do. :)

          • Zukio

            Actually we were using words with Res’s name in it.

          • Barker

            Is it bad that my first thought when reading this min-conversation is c-c-c-combo breaker?

          • efhosci

            I’m sorry to ingRess, but we cannot Resolve this with any Result.

          • John Willow

            Respond to each other with Respect and the Resemblance of Restitution will Resonate throughout the Rest of these Responses (Oh yea)

        • Lophiiformes

          Shall we Reside in the Pridelands?

          • Lophiiformes

            And, reply fail.

          • Zukio

            Is there no way to Rescue your Response?

          • Lophiiformes

            Only if I try cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

  30. Maengun1256

    The first and second panel reminds me of my fav. Grape saying “so help me I will suck down this candy cane to a tip and stab you with it” lmao :p

  31. thefirstonethere

    ooooooo at last we we res again! i was beginning to think he vanished….. FROM EXISTENCE. but then i was like “theres no way, writers live forever!”

    • Crackles

      Didn’t think of seeing him again either. Kinda felt like one arc character, but I ain’t complaining. This is going to be interesting.

  32. Zaitsev

    what is Res holding?

    • Lophiiformes

      Looks like mittens.

    • IceKitsune

      They are mittens or gloves. I think.

    • Zukio

      I think it’s a laptop.

      • Frank

        I think they’re talking about the yellow bracelet-like thing, not the blue-ish square-like thing

        • Argent Stonecutter

          The yellow things are clearly gloves, it’s the big square thing he’s holding rather than wearing.

          Laptop. Books. Small briefcase. Something like that.

    • Maengun1256

      it looks like maybe another chapter of his book

    • Zaitsev

      Also, does anyone else think of the Warriors series when they bring up Pridelands?

      • Draven

        It puts me in the mind of the Lord of the Rings books above all else.

      • Dontlookmenaked

        I thought I was the only one!

  33. wolf long fellow

    RES is back :3

  34. wolf long fellow

    BTW res is holding her labtop pretty sure

    • Maengun1256

      iam sure you ment “HIS” laptop

      • Frank

        Not if it’s actually Grape’s laptop!

        • Maengun1256

          Ahh yes, didn’t think of it that way :s

      • wolf long fellow

        yah i didn’t realise that until i posted.

  35. Maengun1256

    Is the name of peanuts book “Beast of Burdon”? it looks like it but i cant really tell

    • IceKitsune

      Beasts of Burden its a Dark Horse Comic book series.

      • Maengun1256

        gotcha thanx for clearing that up

        • Maengun1256

          Ok after checking it out a lil bit I can see why peanut has an intrest in this one lol

  36. (Humanoid Typhoon) Vash The Stampede

    Duh Winning

  37. wolf long fellow

    Dark hourse?

  38. wolf long fellow

    horse…… sorry

  39. Filias

    res is male or female?

  40. the fry pwnr

    finaly. Rick if it took you any longer, i would have to plot your demise. >=[

    • Foxstar

      The comic updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Not before unless it’s a special occasion.

      • Maengun1256

        yeah I had that wishful thinking last night thought new years would have been that special occasion lol oh well

        • the fry pwnr

          by finaly i ment by finaly res is back. sorry for the confusen, i just had a bad new year. on the 15 hour drive back from my grandmothers and im really tierd. i just wanted to see the update.

  41. Valerio

    this was the first physical fight between the two of ‘em.
    Epic!

    Also – NEVER keep a Peanut from his handle!

    • filmperson

      First ONSCREEN fight perhaps.

    • Crackles

      Not the first probably, but the first seen in comic.

    • Draven

      Not fighting, wrestling. Because wrestling isn’t real, just like Grapes anger.

  42. malinik

    it would be the author of pridelands to come to their house

  43. Agent Sandwich

    Is Res Canadian?

    • the fry pwnr

      let me guess, the coller?

      • the fry pwnr

        because, yes i think she is canadian.

        • McFly

          He, dude. Res is a guy.

        • Dontlookmenaked

          You seem to be the one to always be telling us Res is a guy now your calling Res a girl?

    • Crackles

      I don’t know, shouldn’t the tag be red to be canadian? It was green first, but recolored rather fast because of the implications.

      • the fry pwnr

        nonononono. look at the tag. its a canadian symbol.

        • the fry pwnr

          the color dosent really matter

        • Crackles

          Not every maple leaf is a canadian symbol.

      • Frank

        It’s the internet. Someone was bound to find something wrong with it no matter what color he chose. Yellow seems like a good compromise

  44. the fry pwnr

    to use image highlight it the press enter

  45. the fry pwnr

    or something. oh……….. wait see the arrow click on that, then google, then go to google images. it sould be the first one.

  46. gaboris

    Heh, oh puns are so much fun when even I can understand them. :D

  47. darkgloomie

    I’m intrigued- any of you guys can read what the heck Peanut was reading in the first panel?

    • Crackles

      Beasts of Burden

      • darkgloomie

        ah, thank you for the clarification

  48. Tara

    Peanut’s so fuzzy in the second panel. c:

    • Valerio

      simply adorable

    • Frank

      I think that’s “tense”

  49. John willow

    Noooooo!!! You can’t bring res back!! I’m not done with my fanfic yet!!!!!

    Only kidding, this is going to be awesome!!! I can tell!!!

    • Frank

      Sounds like something Grape would say!

  50. Keldor

    Oh dear! It appears that Peanut and Grape are having a brother/sister moment!

    • Crackles

      It’s adorable. Which totally makes me hope for some shiptease

      • Dontlookmenaked

        Shipteases are fun :)

        • Crackles

          Defo, because it doesn’t require shift in the actual relationships, but still comes out as uber cute.

    • Valerio

      ah, those good moments of cute chaos

  51. GameCobra

    Oh, cool. Res is back. And he brought his Laptop too. =3

    Never expected him to personally come to Grape’s house though. This makes me think there will be alot of input coming from Peanut’s side this time rather than Grape. (much to her dismay)

    • Maengun1256

      Well it makes sense that RES is back, the last time that we saw him, he gave Max his number to give to grape

  52. Valerio

    now, how MUCH must be embarrassing what Res is seeing right now?

    • Phantom Tails

      It’s probably……………………….
      * Puts on Sunglasses*
      High RESolution! HAHAHAHA!!! I couldn’t resist. xD

      • Frank


        You’re new around here, aren’t you? The “sunglasses” meme caused some trouble a while back.

        So… er… next time, please try to resist.

        • Barker

          What?! No really, that’s a fairly harmless meme in relation to… some nice subsection of the internet if such a thing exists. What happened?

          • Foxstar

            Like all memes, people wore it out. Quickly. As in a half dozen or more people running with it every single comic. So it’s banned. All memes end up banned here sooner or later because people never know when to stop.

  53. Kasper

    I was preparing to send an email to you about my want for more Res. And then this.
    You, sir, are amazing. <3

  54. Argent Stonecutter

    I’m glad Rick’s resolutions include more title puns.

  55. Dusty

    Cue the sitcom audience track on Res’s entrance. “WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

    • Frank

      Cue Res bowing to the audience
      “Cut! Res! You’re breaking character!”
      “S–s–sorry”
      “Much better”

      • Zukio

        The one crazy fan breaks onto stage, kidnaps them, and takes them home!

        • rallyjr

          “security will protect you from 99% of your fans but 1% of your fan base will be crazy and get through”

  56. coyoteBR

    Res is there to write the next The Adventures of Spot (Superdog) comic

    • darkgloomie

      Ain’t half bad an idea, now is it?

      • rallyjr

        i don’t think Peanut nor Grape would like that

  57. Dan

    I was wondering when we were going too see him again, YAEH RES!!!

  58. Sonic Fox

    I’m glad to see him again.

  59. efhosci

    When will you learn, Grape? The dog ALWAYS has to answer the door!

  60. kimo

    RES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAA… now i hate my life for having no computer and having to use my friends instead

    • Zukio

      Don’t worry, your friend won’t mind missing their computer for a few weeks…

  61. Grip the Wolf

    Well, look what the cat dragged in! …wait, what?

  62. Phife

    Is this the answer to February 18th, 2011’s comic? XD

  63. King Sandwhich

    Grape is pretty strong to over power a dog bigger than her!

  64. spiritkitsune

    Yay Res is back, and he brought his laptop too!
    Let the fanfiction battle begin!

  65. filmperson

    Is TBD the name of the arc or a placeholder? (I assume placeholder but I can never be sure with this comic)

    • IceKitsune

      Its a placeholder until Friday.

  66. Draven

    GRAPE, put Peanut in a full Nelson.

  67. any

    yay shes back

    • Dissension

      Yes, he is. = P

      • volkoseba

        New dissension gravatar! WOO!

  68. Matthew

    IS PRIDELANDS A REAL BOOK OR NOT!?!?

    • zeroslash

      Not sure if trolling or just being silly.

      • Matthew

        Dead serious i even googled it to look for it

    • Indagare

      Pridelands is not real in our universe – or, at least, what Peanut and Grape would recognize as Pridelands isn’t – at least not yet.

  69. neonsky

    It’s been a whole year res… where have you been?

    • Maengun1256

      Just workin on Pridelands

  70. Ozimul

    Sweet! Res is back!

  71. thel_vanemee

    lol, @ gaboris(3rd comment) is that HUNGARIAN? CUS I AM ONE!
    XD

  72. Keldor

    I don’t think anyone’s mentioned it, but… There’s a typo in the last speech bubble. That tilde ~ should be an exclaimation point ! methinks.

    • zeroslash

      I think he did that on purpose.

    • Foxstar

      Rick is well aware of when there’s typos, no need to point it out.

    • IceKitsune

      I think its there to show she is emphasizing the word home. Most likely that she is saying it dreamy like, like a fan girl/boy would when meeting a celebrity he or she liked.

  73. Kitch

    Here comes a new love triangle: Grape, Max and Res

  74. FerreTrip

    I was wondering when he’d come back! And Happy New Year’s, everyone! ^^

  75. Flintfang

    I always find it funny and reminiscent of my dog how Peanut “Must…Answer…Door!”

    • Crackles

      They have it in their nature.

  76. Elfe

    “I’LL GET IT!” Is always my first words when the doorbell goes, too XD

    Which reminds me of the last time we heard from Res (and I mean through the note in Max’s book.)

    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/12/24/no-comic-should-be-titled-after-the-song-christmas-shoes/

  77. Chazmeister242

    Well I must say, Rick Surley knows how to make a story even better! (And i know i spelt surley wrong XD) But, this is how you keep your readers entertained! You all ARE coming back to read this story arn’t you all? Then I say Rick is doing a Excelent job so far :) Good job man! And i must say, Replying of some of your comments, thats not something that most writers do everyday, Its unique, And i thank you Rick! You inspire me to write a series of my own! the only problem i would have, is that i dont know how to draw very well….i mean i DO have drawing i have drawn, but what is YOUR advice? And HAPPY NEWYEAR TO ALL!!!! XD

    • Maengun1256

      Very well put Chaz I read the whole series in almost 3weeks and I can’t get enough of it, I WANT MORE, lol No but really Rick did an exelent job on this comic

      • Chazmeister242

        Ya buddy ;) no other way to put it

  78. drasingan

    Omg I find all of these comics very funny, Great word play.

  79. Firewolf

    LOL! I lol’d at D pun! XD