thats such a grape thing. XD
Speaking of rules, she’s breakin’ them, too!
she’s a cat. She’s entitled to explore new territories as she likes. It’s a law or nature.
As a dog person, I wouldn’t really know that…
I owned about a dozen cats. I know.
For most of my life we’ve had at least one dog, at the moment it’s two… and there has never been any point in my life where we haven’t had cats. The dogs have never done anything to harm the cats. The cats have regularly intentionally harmed the dogs. Cats have their way, period.
(almost) civil disobedience on MLK day? CAN I GET AN AMEN?
To be fair, there’s also almost discrimination
Dogs aren’t allowed to openly attend the yarn ball either, it balances.
we don’t know that. They are not invited, it seems, and any wise dogs would know better than openly challenge the year’s largest cat gathering, but insofar we haven’t seen indications of discrimination.
“Rules what Rules, were we are going we need NO rules”
That reminds me of Back To The Future lol
‘There is ONE rule: mine’
♪ ♫ Rules don’t stop me ♫ ♪
So THAT’S how she got into Fido’s party. Did she like dog buiscuts then, too?
I think she may have been at the stage of *learning* that she likes dog biscuits.
If this is some sort of mature joke, don’t bother. I think spongebob’s amazing still. Give it 5 years
ALT TXT PLZ
Already been posted :3
Ack, poor Bino! *hugs him*
hey, this was totally provoked.
I think it’s part of her instincts to attack Bino.
It’s part of everybody instincts to attack him.
To be honest I think the dogs treat him the same way :b
Not really, based on what we’ve seen in the comic.
Well, while they most likely don’t scratch him and completely ignore him, even Fox said that none of the Dogs actually really like him. (and Bino knows it) They don’t openly do what Grape does but they only act nice to him because he co-founded the Good Ol’ Dogs Club.
Grape and Bino set their relationship in place on day one.
I think Bino sets his relationships with everybody from day one. Remember King’s catnip bomb and, well… http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/05/14/keeps-on-giving/
Screw the rules, I’m a cat.
I’m the TOP cat, for ya!
Grape-”I’m the Alpha Dog……I mean Cat around here, now get outa ma way”
Oh yeah? Where’s your Benny the Ball?
Whats what I was like when I was 12: Screw the rules I’m sitting in the front seat! Now I just turned 13 (cause its my birthday)
gratz! mine was a week ago
So… does Bino not like cats because they were mean to him or was he mean to cats all along. Chicken or the egg or the eggen!?
Whatever it is, Grape surely isn’t helping.
And so Bino’s first injury has been seen.
Eh, I’m sure he’s been put in his place plenty of times before this, he just never ever learns from it. Bino’s so mean he probably bit his mom the moment after he was born. I guess it would have been too cartoony to have him fall to pieces in the last panel.
Idk about biting his mom, but like i said in another comment…
FIGHT THE POWER!
DO THE IMPOSSIBLE, SEE THE INVISIBLE.
Spot the Superdog: MY FIST WILL BE THE FIST THAT PUNCHES THE HEAVENS!
lol Grape knows just how to deal with Bino already
and with the cutest mischievous expression at that!!!
He doesn’t even phase her mind!
she doesn’t even flinch or change her exprecetion at bino. XD
Grape – Not a single heck was given that day.
Cats go where they want, when they want.
I love Grape!!
IN THA FACE!!!
mabet she was waving ”hello” and acedently, you know what…. who am i kidding. SCRATCH HIM AGAIN!! >:] HE DESERVS IT!
And this why we don’t try and tell kittens what they can or can’t do.
Also, lol, Bino’s expression in the last panel.
I thought we don’t try cause the meow in the cutest way and look at up at use with HUGE eyes…
…you’ve obviously met nicer kittens than I have.
Do YOuTube Cats count?
only the keyboard cat…………. XD
i want a Grape cat. My pets have theme names too but one of them will kill you, and the other acts like we’r planning on boiling her alive
Puppy Bino, Kitten Grape’s “New Special Friend” … man, I am old and done so little…
Grape sure told him, and she didn’t even need to say anything!
Grape has always been great with words.
yes, at erasing them, together with smug expressions
Oh dang! You show him Grape!
*killing you softly with claws..*
*And very slowly* Oh dear..
♫ Scratching his face with her fingers
Shredding his ears with her claws
Clawing him softly with her paws
Clawing him softly, with her paws
Telling the whole block to watch out
Clawing him softly… with her paws ♪
oh, VERY good!
Innn. The faaaeeeeaaaaaaeaaaacccccceeee, (To the tune Killing him softly)
Alt text for those on mobile devices(or god-forbid, a tablet):
At a sixth-grade level! Despite only being like, two.
Yeh, it’s obvious that the animals in this world learn faster than humans. And they’re cuter than humans. And stronger than humans. Why aren’t they in charge?
They are waiting for the right moment of course! Taking over the world takes patience.
What are you talkin about they already took over the world with cuteness
They’re not stronger, though. They are, however, better equipped to cause problems when tools aren’t involved. Human teeth and fingernails just don’t match up all that well against fangs and claws.
Miles isn’t your average housepet. Some animals are stronger, but the blanket statement that animals are stronger than humans doesn’t hold.
Miles isn’t a domestic dog, he’s a wolf, and this and Thomas reaction to discovering there are wolves on guard implies HP wolves are generally stronger than humans despite being smaller than humans. Wolves and dogs are basically the same species, so should be proportionally similar in strength… and HP cats seem to be able to hold their own against HP dogs.
And there are MUCH larger animals than the wolves.
Because without thumbs, they can’t learn much; without speech, they can’t pass on knowledge.
I say humans are the animals that got lucky.
They have thumbs, you know: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/08/15/a-minor-flaw/
Ur Ma Hero
Grape can read and knows best!
Ah, her first attack on Bino. Isn’t it magical?
It brings tears to my eyes…
It’s so beautiful…
It’s like a first word. ^_^
Bino’s attitude explains a lot for his Dad to be so stern with him.
Imagine, having not only Bino as a pet, but Max too…
I could handle Max…most of the time…but Bino…yeah..its dogs like him that brought about neutering.
Thing is, you’d have to handle *both* of them… at the same time!
Magical and very painful!
Bino mauled and overly cute Grape. Good times, good times.
Can anybody say EPIC WIN
She attacked so fast.
It took my first cat to redefine my concept of ‘fast’
I play with my cat a lot, my hands always get hurt.
Same, I have a cat named Yin that will leave you with scars.
Bino gets his first face-full of OW.
Bino’s face in the last panel is the delayed response to pain before he suddenly goes crying to mommy.
Bino-”MOMMY I just got beat up by a ca…..oh wait never mind”
Puppy Bino! =3
Hey, there’s something on your face. IT WAS PAIN!
no, that was her autograph.
Grape Jelly PAIN Sandwich is the name.
you don’t get the reference. go on youtube and look up ”asdf movie” it should be the first or second one.
I got that one!
2nd one i do believe
Well…grape can solve her own problems very well
the right amount on pressure on one’s face…
Like any cat, she is independent.
Aw, that’s our Grape.
Aw, that’s our Bino, too.
Aw, Bino wasn’t all raging jealously back then.
D’aw Grape is so boss.
And that is why we love her!
also, Res and Peanut together are awesome!
I love Grape’s expression as she walks past!
Bino the cameo!
She didn’t even disturb her lollipop.
*puts on awesome glasses*
By the way, where did you get your name, Argent Stonecutter
*scratch* goes the doggie…
Has there ever been blood on Housepets before?
Idk, maybe. But there has been bodily fluids before…
I think you’re right! This is the first time we’ve actually seen blood. Interesting…
Well, its not really blood, just the scraches.
you don’t see any blood, just the palces that grape
scrached his face
After all, blood would be a little much for a PG rated comic, don’t you think?
Well, it IS blood, but there have been older children shows in which blood has been present, albeit in small amounts and in relation to scratches and cuts.
Grape is providing a valuable service by injuring Bino!
Take note Lil’ Fox hiding just offscreen, you will one day have to do it as well.
I want that job…
I cant see baby Fox anywhere!
None shall pass!
Except you maybe, and anyone you decide to bring along
Grape I offically Love you now *Puppie Bino in check* lmao
Didn’ even break her motion.
BTW I’m interested to see a character who’s personality was severely different in its childhood then as we know it. Anyone feel the same?
Well Kings Childhood would be completly different than we know him now
Unfortunately, we know exactly what that was like: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/05/27/im-never-going-to-understand-humans/
Yep but for the most part, he is still Diff as a child, than he is now
It would be interesting to see some differences and I have a feeling we will, this is the “origin story” so no doubt we’ll get at least one joke about the future.
1. Angle and expression in Panel 2 of our cat fried..
2. Poor Bino
3. Unphased Grape scratches the sign and Bino like a BAWS! =D
No, #2 should be: Unsuspecting Bino thinks he is so tough and underestimates the power of Grape
Grape! Grape! Grape! Grape!
heh…like a boss >:3
Owchies, poor Bino. lol
I like Grape how she nonchalantly walks by, scratching all in her path.
You know, now that I think of it, maybe she hung around the dogs because they could’t scratch back. Any other theories? *cough* Thoth *cough*
Bino was her neighbour. More than likely he held them next door too and liked travelling next door to do most of her out-door things.
I think she simply wasn’t exposed to cats very much, based on a lot of the early evidence in the strip. Max was the first one to ever work up the courage to even ask her out, and she had few if any feline friends. (Sabrina? Anyone else?)
I’m betting that Max didn’t even know about her until after this particular incident. Max no doubt sees the scratches and thinks “Whoa-ho! I’ve got to meet the cat that gave Bino what he deserves! That is sooo awesome!”
Does anyone think mabye that was the reason no one adopted her before the Sandwich family did?
She was just way too aggressive with anyone she did not like.
Cats can be harder then dogs to place and given Grape’s mindset, she doesn’t strike me as the “Please take me home” type.
And then Max hears about Bino’s day with the mysterious cat
and that was when he started thiking Grape was the coolest tomcat around.
OH MY LORD SHE IS A KITTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE!!!!! XDDDDD
try and upset her.
See how fast you die!
it could be quick or maybe it will be slow and painful..
Knowing her it would prob. Be slow and painful, with a candy cane stab to the face, or better yet a “BROOM TO THE FACE”
I love the “Screw you, imma eat mah lollipop wherever i want” smile
couldn’t put it with better words.
its like a cherry of pain on the top of a cuteness icecream…
and im hungry soo..
PWND!!!! By a kitten named Grape! Like a boss!!
dude you sound like my neiber playing W.O.W.
Bino shouldn’t have stood near the sign – that’s why he got hit by Grape’s swipe attack.
(number drops 2 down on stomach) rick you need to stop all this cuteness before its too late,
the fate of kansas rests in your hands, dont make the wrong desision
No! No! MORE cuteness! Not LESS! MORE, I say!!
rick please, i will explode in extreme detail,
killing thousands of people in the blast radius
do this for them, if you were to make a puppy fox i would surely explode
considering that he’s dorky like all the other puppies
don’t lisen to him! MORE!! MORE!!!!! I WILL SET OFF A NUCLER WARHEAD IN KANSIS IF YOU DON’T GIVE EVERYONE MORE CUTNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And hence, HOW they warmed up to her.
I want a lollipop now
I think it’s kinda funny that Grape is eating a cherry/apple/strawberry lollipop. Ooh, maybe she got it from the vet’s! http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/02/02/the-treat-in-treatment/
Could be cinnamon, too–and that would definitely fit her attitude–red hots, anyone?
She did what many readers would like to do. _________
That must hert for bino lol
Don’t get me wrong.
I have nothing against bino. (\_/)
If I had, I would use it.
I think he kindov does he all ways a jerk to every one
Well, let’s see: why would she hang more with dogs? Maybe because there are not many cats around? Max: still at the pound? Bigglesworths, crazy cat lady’s house is deemed dangerous and off-limit to cubs; Fiddler & Keys busy learning music; Jasper, busy with Jinx; That leaves only Marvin and Sabrina for Grape to play with, versus a generous supply of dogs.
Tiger was referred to as the “new guy” when we first heard of him, so it’s doubtful that Marvin’s even moved into the neighborhood yet. That just leaves Sabrina, but I have the feeling she may have been the odd one out, and thus never socialized much with anyone but Tarot for quite a while.
Plus she said she had traveled the world, so she probably isn’t living in the neighborhood yet
I more pictured that as her owner being one of those sorts that likes to go off on adventureuous vacations to far corners of the world every chance they get, taking Sabrina along, of course.
Either way, it would surely cut down on her socializing time with the neighbors.
You know, like a photographer for National Geographic or something.
Didnt you read ricks short story of sabrina?
It never said exactly why they were in Arizona, or for how long. If you wanted to really see the world, you’d want to visit places for more than just a weekend, so renting an apartment for a month would be considerably cheaper than staying at a hotel for that long…
That’s the sort of thing a Nat’l Geog photographer would do – make sure they stayed in a place long enough to really get a feel for what it’s like.
I really want to know where and when they picked up Tarot. Because Foxstar said that in the novel She met Tarot before they moved to BG. (Hes a Beta Reader for it so that’s how he knows) I still suspect that it was out side the US.
“its not that I can’t read i just choose to ignore”
…Why am I suddenly picturing her humming the My Little Ponies themesong to herself as she walks past? I don’t even know what it goes like, yet somehow I’m sure she’s humming it… O.o
My Little Kitty: Friendship is Clawmarks
Grape: “Talk to my paw.”
lol i know. perfect moment
Cross Grape and she gets mean… Just ask Bino, he’s obviously dumb enough to keep messing with her…
You know, i was hopeing this comic would be the moment grape found out that she would be adopted. She would say something like “Oh, your owners are going to adopt me just because we talked for a little bit” to peanut, still trying to act like a tough cat, but when she got home in the final comic you would see her tear up in joy when no one is looking because she finaly has a home (and an “older brother”) of her own.
That was the kind of comic i was looking forward to, then this one would be the next comic.
We really missed a D’awwwwwwwwwww moment there, didn’t we.
We don’t always get what we expect.
That’s what makes life interesting.
Yea, but it still would have been one of the cutest comics yet, probably everyones favorite, it would have been mine.
It would be even more cute than grape in the last comic when she says “oh, you really are going”
in a way, we do get what we want.
We are allowed to imagine it…that is, until Rick will surprise us with yet another unexpected twist.
If he doesn’t, then it’s up to a fan to do it.
Yeah, I would have liked to have seen her reaction to being adopted too. Oh well.
Oh, man….that would have been PURRRFECT!!!
Just like a cat. X3
even before she was spoiled in a way
Good ol grape. They so cute younger
violent from the begining and so non sholaunt
it would be adorable seeing bino in a doggy diaper, and a great way to cut him down to size
Will we ever find out why Grape hung around dogs so much?
Its most likely just because she lived with Peanut and was neighbors with Bino, and Bino has meetings of the Good Ol Dogs Club near her house. Therefore knew dogs easier then cats.
Easier maybe, but now it sounds like she’s so lazy she can’t go out further than his neighbours. Not really convincing. Just thinking about this older comic http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/07/13/many-very-convincing-reasons/
I had actually forgotten about that strip actually. Considering she lived next to Max it is rather odd she didn’t just hang out with him and have him introduce her to more cats earlier.
Also it could be because she likes Dog Biscuits so much.
Or she’s a dog lover, ie. peanut cat lover,
You know considering the strip Crackles posted and the one right before it, where she teased Peanut on purpose (remember she knew about his crush by this point, so yeah that was completely on purpose just to mess with him she knew what it would do.) Its possible that she is in denial being a dog lover.
Before anyone gets on me about this, it doesn’t mean that shes not in love with Max or anything like that, just that she likes dogs too and doesn’t want/can’t bring her self to admit it.
Couldn’t agree with you more
Are we to assume, since Grape is ‘like, two’ and yet still a kitten, that animals live much longer in this ‘verse than in rl? that would be cool.
Wonder if that needs to go on the Housepets tvtropes article…hmm
They live to be about 40 years old in human years in this universe.
Oh cool. Sauce?
I don’t doubt you, I’m just curious, and I want that ‘oh I remember THAT!’ feeling.
It was in one of the excerpts from The Housepets Novel (An Infinitesimally Brief History of the World) IIRC, that Rick put up a while back. I can’t remember exactly which one it was in (or if it was actually in the comments for one of them) but there are only 3 of them. http://www.housepetscomic.com/page/7/ also one is on page 6.
Sorry I mean page 8 not page 6
Kitten Grape is awesome!
That’s why she is now my gravatar…=D
i love the way bino looks in panel 4. that show that you cant order grape around
what do you think grape would do if she found peanut showing off her childhood photos? and do you think it should be taking her this long to make tea?
‘This long’? 0.o Peanut could easily have been speaking for a few seconds. Maybe a minute or two. I think you’re overestimating how long it takes to talk.
or perhaps she’s just staying there behind the door, listening, and smiling at the memories.
thatd be an adorable panel
Maybe she walks in middle of it to tell her side of the story and some pet is going to find out a new perspective to an old memory.
Either it would be really rushed or this is going to be a very long arc, (assuming this next flash back part of the story will keep going.) which would be cool.
Well it wouldn’t have to be an another flashback narrated by Grape, just explained in present time. Though I’m guessing this will be a long arc, I mean come on, it’s an arc about their past. There’s so much potential.
I can’t imagine any reason for this arc to be short. there’s plenty to tell and PLENTY of ubercuteness to go around. *squeeeee!*
Well I wasn’t saying that this arc will be short with out Grape doing that (I’m sure this arc is going to the end of the month at the very least anyway).
I’m just saying that with her retelling the memories her way though flashbacks (which is what I thought Crackles meant at the time) it would make the arc very very long, most likely it would be the longest one yet. It would be worth it though.
Yes, dog, I *can* read. See? It reads ‘Scratch!’
I love her casual expression.
Daaaaang, those are some ridiculously straight cuts. Grape’s pretty precise for her age. O_O
is he bleeding or blushing
she scraped his face
Puppy fox! and Kitten Max…please explain the bites on his ears…those confuse me *also I think max’s owner also owns bino.*
If we do see Max it will be as a background cameo only as this is Grapes story (told by Peanut) and she has not yet met him. (unless some retconing is going to happen, which I doubt) Its also possible (and since Grape lived next to Bino very likely) that Max has yet to be adopted by Jeff yet.
Actually thinking about it, how did she not know Max as a kitten? I guess its possible that Max was owned by someone else in the neiborhood then adopted by Jeff later, either that or Max’s relationship with Sabrina was very very short (which is possible).
Ignore that above post as I’m a moron apparently and have no idea why I though any of this.
Yes, Max and Bino have the same owner.
I’m really hoping for embarassing puppy stories, that would be adorable
and mud puddles, lots and lots of mud puddles+Fox,Bino,and Peanut=win
wooo! ive been slacking for a few days but i finally got back =D anyway, i LOVED seeing Peanut and Grape all little and stuff =3
I LOVE how big Grape’s collar is on her!
First Grape was all, “my lollipop might taste better over there”
Then Bino was like, “NO!”
Then Grape was all, “What sign?”
Gotta love grape shes even awesome as a kitten XD
I wonder what bino is gonna do. Cry like a little kid most likely
That makes me think of joey its gonna be adorable seeing that lil shrimp as a pup
Joey would end up being more ripped than anyone else, then just growing into that muscle.
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