Getting To Know You

Discussion (264) ¬

  1. Ryufire

    Kitty Grape!!!! o.o *Faints from cuteness*

    • rtlstien

      Let’s all faint on three.




      • Zukio

        *faints early…

        • Maengun1256

          Alt txt Plz can’t check it on my phone

      • Draven

        *Too distracted by cuteness to faint*

      • tbird000666


      • Phantom Tails

        *Faint before you even started counting because of cuteness overload*

      • Tensa Zangetsu

        Did not faint*
        what are you gous doing?

      • SilverZeo

        Will someone just faint in tone to the “A Shave and the Haircut” bit? I am just to mad that I may belay faint from the cutness of pup Peanute and Kitty Gr (faints)

      • tbird000666

        wakes up looks again faints again

      • Ryufire

        *Regains consciousness and faints again!* Too cute!!!! :P

      • Robin Bobcat


        *apologizes to all about the mess*

        *gets paint thinner*

      • FerreTrip


      • chino doll

        so what are we….*look and faint*

      • rallyjr

        this gives me an idea…
        *show to random guy on the streets*
        *watch him faint*
        *rummage through pockets*
        *look up* … what?

        • the fry pwnr

          *faints and starts to twich and mumbles ‘’so CUTE” then wakes up to be surronded by extrimaly cute pond puppies then faints again then wakes up to see that i’m trapped in a cage as the puppies stare at me then faints again* ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    • valerio

      *dies by cuteness*

      • Zukio

        *uses jaws of cuteness to revive you!
        aka a kiss from puppy Peanut!

        • roguebfl

          Dog breath!

          I guess that works as smelling salts ;)

          • River_Dragon

            Not “Dog Breath”…PUPPY BREATH! MUCH MUCH BETTER!!!

          • Barker

            Mildly…. And definitely not if they’ve gotten into whatever my dog Styx got into when he was a puppy. The vet had a hard time staying around him during that one and vets typically have very strong constitutions.

    • cesarinthewhitedragon

      oh my god, puppy peanut and cute tiny grape!!! :D

  2. Zukio

    That is a great face to make when you meet someone!

    • Shirosune

      lol, most certainly…if you look closely enough, you’ll see he’s also licking the cage wire.

      • Zukio

        That just makes him even more adorable!

        • Shirosune

          Agreed, I just felt it needed to be noted.

    • Crackles

      It’s cute in a sort of creepy way. Imagine if you were Grape, you would have no idea how long has he been there like that.

      • Phantom Tails

        Puppy Peanut is too cute for anyone to even notice the creepiness. :3

        • Zukio

          What creepiness?

          • Phantom Tails

            Exactly my point. :3

        • Frank

          I’m pretty sure that, as a kid, I could get creeped out by other kids. Even the ones adults found cute

      • silverfang16

        Watching you… O_O’

      • Valerio

        Man, I wish *I* could wake up and find such a bundle of adorableness by my side

        • Zukio

          I wake up everyday and see a face like that.
          Is that not normal?

          • Valerio

            it’s beatiful! :D

    • Ryufire

      The perfect first impression! :D

      • Zukio

        You can use it at job interviews and dates!

    • 1boredcanadian

      Peanut is thinking “The voices in my head are telling me to hug you.”

      • Zukio

        Grape is thinking ‘The voice in my head is telling me to run… RUN NOW!’

        • rallyjr

          “too much effort, maybe if i just go back to sleep…”

          • Maengun1256

            He won’t be there to wak…. “GGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAPPPPPPEEEE”

  3. Dissension

    The last panel is priceless. <3

    • valerio

      heck, the whole ARC is priceless!

      • Frank

        *pins a price on it*
        *gets horribly murdered*

        • Xane

          ♫ How much is that kitty in the pound cell… the one with the cute catnip maus? ♪

          • Valerio

            her value, sir, is measured in LOVE

          • Draven

            Peanut is silly with love, can’t you see that?

    • Yehoshua

      No, the alt text after the last panel is priceless.

  4. Lindseycrew

    TOO CUTE!!!

  5. 2MK

    Here comes the “so cute” and “d’awww” comments!

    • Valerio

      any doubts about that?

      • Cm4F

        Apparently not.

  6. Sonic Fox

    And so…it begins…

    • Ryufire

      To the start of a beautiful friendship! :D

  7. Draven

    Even before they really knew each other, Peanut was ruining Grapes naps.

    • Zukio

      I didn’t realize that till now. If only Grape knew back then what she does now.

      • Barker

        She would’ve smacked him, but still gone with him. After all, it got her name changed from Princess Periwinkle to Grape.

        • rallyjr

          that alone would be worth it

    • Nick (from HP!R)

      beat me to it by a few seconds!

      • Draven

        Call it a tie?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Grape Begins…she hasn’t slept that well since.

      • Valerio

        which would explain her somehow sour personality at times

    • Xane

      Maybe the first panel of the next strip will be Peanut going


      • IceKitsune

        Peanut hasn’t seen a Cat before at this point so he would have no idea what one looks like, and might not even know what one is (though that is less likely). His first words to her are going to be along the lines of “What are you?”

  8. IceKitsune

    lol everything is just so cute in this strip. Peanuts face is hilarious!

    • Valerio

      this arc promises to leave scars of cute in our souls forever! :D

      • River_Dragon

        There could be worse scars….scars of cute are definitely acceptable.

  9. Nick (from HP!R)

    Grape had her own T.V.

    Peanut was waking her up from the moment they met.

    • Zukio

      The TV says some pretty fun stuff in the house, I wonder what it said back then?

      • Frank

        “Lolly, lolly, lolly, get your adverbs here!”

        • Zukio

          “Conjunction Junction, What’s your function?”

  10. SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

    I want to see Peanut’s face in panel 4 without the fence in the way.

    • Shirosune

      ^ I second the above. ^

      • Zukio

        I just did it!!!
        It’s not the best in the world but I made it!

        • Maengun1256

          U R a genius Zuk

        • Maengun1256


        • Zukio

          Oh wow I honestly did not see this coming…

        • Frank

          ok, without the fence, it really is creepy

          • Zukio

            I still find it creepily adorable!

          • MrMutt

            He looks like a mad puppy with the bars behind him.

          • Barker

            Just pretend the chicken wire is actually padding and the new image makes a lot more sense.

          • Maengun1256

            “Errrr, Hi Guys My name is Peanut”

          • Maengun1256

            Ok yeah with the fence behind him it looks like he lost his mind and is a padded room

  11. Lophiiformes


    • Zukio

      Princ… Actually I have no name…

      • Frank

        Hey, dad can we take this one home? His name is Prince! How cool is that!?

        • Zukio

          This could explain why he thought Grape was male at first.

          • Valerio

            it’s really weird that in all these years Peanut didn’t hear his parents referring to Grape as a female or that she never brought up the subject…

          • LupisLight


            Yeah, i was just wondering the same thing…

  12. IceKitsune

    They have TVs in the cages.

    • McFly

      I wonder if they have cable.

      • Frank

        “Of course we have cable! See? It’s that black thing that goes into the wall socket. It…er… used to be dark brown, but I bit through that one.”

        • Maengun1256

          Naughty, naughty, Frank, I guess its a good thing peanut is there to save Princess Periwinkle lmao

  13. Shirosune

    If I were in Grape’s place, I’m pretty sure I’d be hanging from the ceiling in panel 4.

    • Zukio

      But then Peanut wouldn’t have that adorable smile!

    • Frank

      Ah! That’s because you can’t see panel five!

  14. SilverZeo

    … reminds me of my college dorm that I stayed in for my first year… cept I didn’t had a TV… nor a top bunk…

    • Zukio

      So you had people staring at you behind a wire mesh wall?

      • SecretAgent000

        …were they responsible for getting the people watching you or did you have to bring your own?

      • Frank

        Or maybe dogs?

  15. FlintFang

    Penut’s face: Ohai!
    Grape’s face: ‘th hell?

  16. Draven

    Grape isn’t even using her pillow!

  17. Gamerkitty

    looks like there could be a future for this, maybe a side comic “Housepets: The Early years”

  18. Elwood Blutarsky

    A purple cat, who’d adopt that?

    • Zukio

      I know I would!

    • Draegwolf

      I’d be all over that.

    • Whiskers

      a purple, bipedal, talking, video game playing nerdcat… I’d adopt ‘em <:3c

    • Shirosune

      *Raises hand* In a flat second.

    • Valerio


    • Ryufire

      *Raises paw* Oooh me me!!! :P

    • Frank

      She almost looks like a dog, actually

    • Spiritwolf

      I would, I wouldn’t even think twice about it.

    • Draven

      I’d adopt a purple anything.

      • Phantom Tails

        anything? o.O

        • Frank

          Weren’t those problematic fluff balls on Star Trek purple?

          • Draven

            I said anything and I don’t regret it.

          • Barker

            A dinosaur comes to mind. One with too many annoying platitudes and a rather hilarious outtake reel.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Tribbles are earthtone. Brown, cream, …

  19. Draegwolf

    they both look so cute!

  20. Jared

    I normally don’t comment but I have to say I no longer have a head because it a sploded from an overload of cuteness!

    • Crackles

      That’s pretty typical occurrence in this arc.

      • Zukio

        I’m surprised he kept his head this long.

        • Jared

          What can I say Baby Grape and Peanut at the same time! That’s two silver bullets and my head can only take one… with recovery time between.

          • Crackles

            They haven’t even said anything yet, just wait for the wednesday’s comic. It will be a full magazine of silver bullets.

          • Maengun1256

            I don’t think I will be able to take anymore

          • Zukio

            Don’t worry. Just like being turned into a Newt, you’ll get better.

  21. Zaitsev

    (In Theresa’s voice from Fable II)
    And so our story begins…

    • Jared

      “But who is the hero of our tale?”

      • Maengun1256

        Its gotta be Rick

    • Zaitsev

      Oh man imagine the opening sequence of fable II with Peanut and Grape. Wonder how it would go differently

      • Zukio

        I just hope that Grape isn’t Rose, cause that would just be sad. Though I think Spirit Dragon would do great as Theresa, and Pete might be a good Reaver.

        • Zaitsev

          I think King would fit Reaver better, at the end of the game Reaver helps out the heroes, Pete would be Lucien or the commandant
          (but considering everybody’s personalities the entire story could play out differently)

          • Zukio

            To fill out the cast I could see Fox as Garth, and Sabrina as Hannah since Grape seems to be Rose.

          • Zaitsev

            Fiddler and Keys could have a cameo as the minstrels who sing about Peanut

        • Zaitsev

          Also if it were to adhere to the story I’m guessing Peanut wouldn’t spare a moment to revive Grape at the end.

          • darkgloomie

            Grape: And finally, maybe I’ll be getting some good sleep…
            Peanut: Noooo! Revive! Revive I say!
            Grape: *grumblesnort*

  22. Hawkstar

    How cute!!

  23. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme


    I was unprepared.

  24. Phantom Tails

    [as Yosemite Sam]: “I’m so happy, I think I’m gonna…*Pop!* *Confetti comes out*

  25. Hypergenesis

    Hm.. Double beds?

    • ReCreate

      I think it’s closer to bunk-beds.

      • Maengun1256

        WUTS it matter look at all the cuteness

  26. lightwolf21
  27. Kurra

    Young Peanut and Grape, alla my d’aww! :D Yaaaay!

  28. Corgiwolf

    Nobody’s commented on how adorable Peanut is in the first panel, getting out of his collar. Such a sneaky little puppy, and thanks to that now we have Grape!

    BTW for anyone on an iPhone, the alt text is just a bunch of random letters (adladaaaaagalahaaaallllaaa). I’m assume that’s the sound Peanut is making panting at / licking the cage.

    • Argent Stonecutter


    • Zaitsev

      When I look at that first panel all I can see is that picture of the Pomeranian trying to get out of its collar only to have its skin get bunched up more and more until you cant see its head

    • Frank

      Everyone get naked!

  29. Keldor

    Hmm… I wonder who sleeps in the other bunk at the moment, if anyone. Maybe Max! It would be ironic if Grape had met Max before she ever met Peanut, even if she didn’t remember. Would also be interesting if she were the one that bit his ear…

    • IceKitsune

      This was not that long ago in her life maybe 2 years at most, there’s almost no way that Grape wouldn’t remember Max if he had stayed with her in the shelter. Its most likely just a random cat we will never see or she is alone in there.

      • Keldor

        If she was only there a day or two, she might simply have never been introduced to the other cat, and thus didn’t form any interesting memories in the first place. Would you recognize the stranger that sat next to you on an airplane flight?

        • IceKitsune

          Its more likely that she is alone in there or with a random other cat. And sitting next to someone on an airplane is not anywhere near the same as being in the same Shelter Cage with some one for a day or two.

  30. xhunterko

    *chain rattle*
    *startled cat*

  31. wolf long fellow

    grapes first nap interuption from penut cute

  32. Profesor Rod


  33. zeroslash

    I was going to sleep tonight, but the fourth panel woke me up. Good job, Rick. :P

  34. gagi

    “it’s like my life, but from the outside” – grape

    and this is where it all started :)

  35. Muddypaws

    OMG… that’s so CUTE!


    Just like a little brother being a dork to his sister.

  36. Camtheman16

    Ten Bucks says he gets in the cage, and grape smacks him :3

  37. Camtheman16

    Or glomps him…Idk how grape got into the pound!

  38. camtheman16

    Anyways Cute x Over 9000

    • Valerio

      make it 999,999 (waiting for value to increase)

      • jood580

        over 999,999

  39. gaboris

    I had scrambled eggs with onions and ham for breakfast, but I looked at this strip and it felt like I was eating a bowl of sugar with chocolate chips and caramel syrup.
    Sooo THX a lot Rick you ruined my breakfast… it was TOTALLY worth it. X3

    • Valerio

      I started Monday with the biggest smile.
      Thank you Rick-sama!

  40. Maengun1256

    D’Awwwwwwwww I don’t know how much more of the cuteness I can take Rick

    • Valerio

      there’s absolutely not ENOUGH of cuteness, here!
      This is pure soul medicine, high dosages are recommended!

      • Maengun1256

        But iam about ready to O.D. oh who cares BRING ON THE CUTENESS RICK!!!!!

  41. drasingan

    Sorry peanut is adorable but that just looks creepy.

  42. thefirstonethere

    they is both so smalls. is it possible to punch the idea of peanut and grape?

    • darkgloomie

      Better ask Spirit Dragon. She’s the resident expert at punching concepts.

  43. thefirstonethere

    OH GOD i said punch! i meant pinch. PINCH

  44. drasingan

    Grape is so cute.

  45. Jesse James

    lol at the other dogs not liking Peanut.

    I could imagine Peanut’s personality irking people.

    • Xane

      But he’s just a puppy! Most dogs tend to instinctively love a puppy even if it’s not theirs. Maybe they’re in bad moods because they’re pound dogs, couldn’t blame them for that. Or he really was a psycho little ball of fluff before he grew up.
      Peanut’s pretty much the only dog I’d want to have as a pet if Housepets! were real. I’ve always felt that Peanut is the most “dog” dog in the strip, all the other ones tend to be too serious or nutty (or both!), except maybe Fox.

      • Valerio

        …or they just sensed the cat-lover in him. :D

      • Asuterisuku

        My dog tried to nurse our few-week-old kitten as though it were her own at one point.. Just saying.

        • Spiritwolf

          That is just too cute.

        • Valerio


      • phosphorus

        I have to totally agree with you I mean I love king but if he was pet I might just kill him he’s to little and weak to have a proactive owner like me and he can be REALLY annoying but fox and peanut are tough dogs and very playfull not to mention how adorable fox looks as well as peanut

    • LupisLight

      Well it is dissapointing and a little strange that NONE of the dogs at the pound liked him, but don’t forget Peanut had only just moved into the neighborhood, and has many friends in Babylon Gardens at present day.

      But it could only be destiny that on this day at the pound those years ago, our beloved Peanut Butter Puppy would find a new sibling in a little purple kitten – the beginnings of a friendship that would last a lifetime, and possibly even longer…

  46. Milamber

    And from that day forth Grape never had an uninterrupted nap again…
    Oh well, that’s still cute/slightly creepy.

  47. Nerikull

    <–is currently on the floor, anime-twitching, mumbling something like "squeeeecutecutecutesqueeee"

    • volkoseba

      not like “adladaaaaagalahaaaallllaaa?”

  48. 1boredcanadian

    And so it begins…in other news the area that used to be Canada has been leveled by the cuteness that is Housepets. That is all.

  49. WingedwolfGirl

    Peanut: I like this doggy!

  50. phosphorus

    -starts to shake as a large number appears on his stomah- help meeee the cuteness has activated a powerbomb inside me anymore cuteness and i will surely explode

  51. Cm4F

    That’s freaking adorable

  52. Grip the Wolf

    Grape: Who are you and why are you staring at me like that?

  53. Grip the Wolf

    Also, the title text is pure WIN!

  54. Valerio

    My, Peanut’s tongue surely looks buff today

    • Keldor

      It must be from all the exercise it gets >:-D

  55. Foxy


  56. FatalFox

    This will be the cutest origin story ever! ^^

  57. Shadow

    has an cuteness overload and expldes

    • Valerio

      *mumbles, grumbles* Sheesh, it’s already hard enough to keep this place clean, but how is one *supposed* to do it with all these rainbows and hearts spread everywhere, every MINUTE?!

  58. DonnEStar

    *looks at the cuteness and falls out of the chair unconscious*

  59. efhosci

    Normally a naked person with his tongue hanging out watching someone sleep would be creepy…but here it’s just adorable!

  60. Z24

    Next comic: Peanut’s first beating by Grape.

  61. Valerio

    If Rick will put in his book the epic snuggle original between King and Bailey, and something (anything) featuring PPB and KGJ, that book will be declared at risk of cuteness meltdown.

    • volkoseba

      If it melts down, you’ll just have to buy another one.

      • Valerio

        the perfect marketing strategy!

        • volkoseba

          Planned obsolescence.

  62. Snowmon

    SO CUTE!!!!!!!
    Okay, so the “First words” that I saw last time was actually Peanut arriving at the pound to get a “little brother”. And Yes I mean Little brother because Peanut thought that Grape was a male. Also Is that an overhead TV!?!

  63. danthebuizel

    Awwwww puppy peanut is so incredibly cute *dies from cuteness*

  64. Pogiforce

    That’s really creepy, and kitty grape seems to agree.

  65. sean

    hey guys, i love this crazy house pets comic, and i have my own idea’s for it but i dont know Rick Griffin’s e-mail to send him my idea’s for that guest week part, do any of you know please tell me.

    • Indagare

      There’s lots of fan projects in the forums. Rick will generally let it be known when he needs guest art.

  66. spiritkitsune

    When I “adopted” my maine coon Buddy from a pound,
    he was sleeping exactly like Grape.

    Thank you for bringing that memory back to my mind.

    Ps: He had no TV O_o ………bad pound???

    • black fox

      err how bad whus it and also i cant get over how cool yer pic looks i just love it <3

  67. Sansash

    Muppet- er, I mean Housepets Babies will be right back.

  68. FerreTrip

    I dunno if I said this before, but this arc Tastes Like Diabetes and I LOVE IT.

  69. Valerio

    *POP* goes the Peanut..!

  70. Timet


  71. Scorch

    Not Grape. Princess Periwinkle.

  72. AuvaAkita

    I wonder what kind of TV Shows they let animals in the pound watch. Probably just Animal Planet or something similar to it in the Housepets universe.

  73. alejandro

    peanut be creepin

  74. Matthew

    So this is how they met wow .how did he get out?

  75. GameCobra

    Grape kitten is the best kitten <3

    Maxwell a close second.

  76. phosphorus

    peanut will always be the baby in my opinion
    he’s just too cute to be responsible

  77. Nohbody

    Because everyone else is getting too annoying with the “dawww” stuff, I’m going to ask a serious question instead. :P

    How did Mrs. Sandwich not notice that there was no longer a puppy at the other end of the leash? I’d think that the collar being pulled on by gravity would be rather more noticeable than just the leash suspended between her hand and Peanut’s neck.

    • Valerio

      1) Blasphemer
      2) Peanut can run FAST. I guess that, by the time she noticed her puppy was gone he was already at Grape’s cage.

      • Maengun1256

        Yes I like that answer, oh yeah and, D’Awwwwwwwwwww

    • Keldor

      “Heh, Peanut’s not pulling for once. Think all the sniffing around tired him out? What a good bo- uh-oh… PEANUT?!?! GET BACK HERE!!”

    • jood580

      i think that he just saw grape

  78. Kasper

    Haha, so even as a kitten, Peanut still interrupted Grape’s naps…

  79. Smallfoot

    …I can’t be the only one who tried to say the alt text, can I?

    • thefirstonethere

      been trying all day! and also licking fences with cats tucked away inside. XD

  80. the fry pwnr

    *faints then wakes up then looks at kitten grape then faints again then wakes up* so cu*faints again* CUTE!!! i cant imagen what everyone else looks like then.

  81. Jay Wolfe

    I just found my new favorite panel! The last panel on this strip has to be my favorite, I would love to have that poster sized with some kind of meme about friendship.

    I’m loving this story line, can’t wait to hear how more about how they met and got to know each other better.

  82. phosphorus

    sooo, the only thing that could possibly make this cuter is if peanut was wearing a doggy diaper and a pacifier
    sorry my little cousin dresses my boston terrier in baby cloths and its ADORABLE

  83. black fox

    aaawww baby grape she so cute <3

  84. Kohaku Nightfang

    They get tvs in their cages? That sounds pretty awesome! Also OMG soooo adorable Grape kitten and puppy Peanut!

    • Nohbody

      Hey, most prisons in the US have cable TV for the inmates (if not in their cells), so why not?

      I imagine the selection in either prison or pound is rather limited, though… :P

  85. the fry pwnr

    just look at there faces. PRICELESS!!!!

  86. phosphorus

    ask a ninja reference?
    anyways, Rick Griffin, i (and most likely many others) demand a poster with every single housepets cast charector as puppies or whatever the baby is called in their species, and all in the same picture otherwise i will cry

  87. Tea Leaves

    This is now my late/very early birthday gift.

  88. rallyjr

    when i think of Peanut meetting the other dogs this comes to mind

  89. Vlad the Cat

    Oh GOD… SO CUUUTE @.@ i dont have any other words to describe this..

    Also hi everyone im back ^^”

    • Valerio

      “…And the Vlad came back…”

      • Vlad the Cat

        Is that a bad thing ?..

  90. phosphorus

    Rick please make this arc nice and long i think everyone would appreciate that

  91. Tara

    I wonder why the dogs didn’t like him? :c

    • jood580

      do we have to answer that?

  92. Dan

    Wow, Grape does look kinda boyish, and Peanut looks both cute and crazy in the forth pic.

  93. Tattorack

    Grape was in a dog pound!? O_o

    • Tara

      I’m sure it was just a pet shelter.

    • Foxstar

      Dog pound is just one more word for animal shelter, you know.

  94. Firewolf


  95. Median

    ….Cat Lover

  96. doctorhj

    Grape seems to be a bit older here than her visit to the “Eldritch Vet”.

    • Keldor

      She might actually be, if the vet examined her when she was admitted to he shelter rather than when she left. You can interpret the dialogue from the vet arc either way.

  97. phosphorus

    I used to make housepets jokes but then I took a tounge to the fence

  98. phosphorus

    I’m really getting into how grape and peanut met but I CAN’T WAIT for when peanut moves and meets all the pets AS BABIES its gonna be so cute

  99. Chaplin

    And that, is how I met your mother

  100. the fry pwnr

    just look at there faces. XD

  101. mcfish

    Must see what happens next! I don’t think I’m gonna make it.. *dies*

  102. phosphorus

    Shh their are cubs here XD

  103. So cute :)

    So cute!!!!!!!!!! :)

  104. So cute :)

    X faints x :) I love penut!!!!!!!!!!