Joey is still awesome.
Well, he does appear to draw a rather good point!
Yes that is a great way to get free treats.
Plus a great way to meet friends
my eldest dog is 13 and he won’t stop sniffing butt to make friends
He’s young at heart
Either that or else he’s simply “dog” at heart.
What do you mean still? This is the past…
“Even in the past, Joey is still awesome.”
I cannot see anything wrong in this statement. It is absolutely true.
In the future we will have realized that even in the present, people will still have given Dan Streetmentioner an apoplexy. To avoid academic explosions, read Dan Streetmentioner’s book “Time Traveler’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations”.
hu? this is still in the past? oh……..i guss
Wow Fido was big, even as a puppy.
And wore shades. His future must’ve been bright from the start.
Hence the shades.
I was about to say his glasses made him look nerdy, but then I saw this: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/01/18/acting-like-animals/comment-page-1/#comment-95409
How is it that the first thought that came to mind for me after reading the last panel, was ‘Poor Ralph.’?
Because Joey spoke.
Yeah. Nobody likes joey in that universe. Quick! Somebody build a universal transportation device …thingummy
Fido is having looked very buff yesteryear.
I don’t think he was a puppy. He’s completed his training and been accepted into the police force, so he must be older
But the tag does say puppy Fido, so I think this is before he even went to the academy. I’m just shocked that he was almost as tall as Ralph back then.
Isnt fiddo of the older dogs anyway?
perhaps he was almost mature (remember he was introduced when he returned from the Academy?)
also I wonder how old Ralph is.
he is still active after all!
also makes me wonder.. does fiddo has eyesight problems?
Just Bino’s logic xD
Bino isn’t in this strip.
he is doing a terrable entrence guard
Yep and getting his face riped to shereds while he’s at it,
*Grape appers* sg. Ralph: what is a cat doing here? I thought this is a dogs only club.
Grape-”Don’t worry about it, or you’ll have a matching face like Bino, let’s carry on here”
Fido looks like a nerd X3
You just took the scene right out of my mouth as well <3
Agreed, Fido looked like a dork back then… Must have taken a level in b.a. later when he joined the K9 academy.
I think it was just a change in the glasses that, Now in present day, he looks B.A
NEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRD who becomes COOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPP
It’s all in the shade of the lens I swear.
It’s those granny lenses, no wonder he upgraded to cooler ones later.
dog cops in shades look awesome anyway!
He reminds me of one of my childhood friends…only, fuzzier.
Yet still such a pillar of the community!
And thus, we see the family resemblance between Fido and Joey.
DDOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I love it
YES very much D’awwwww lol
see *MORE* family resemblance
don’t forget the cat thing
LOOPHOLES! Stranger danger! I need an adult!
I am an adult.
Sometimes unfortunatly I am also an adult lol
I AM AN ADUUUUUUUULT!
Can I just call you Guru for short?
Adult. ‘Dult or dolt for short.
IM NOT GONNA BE A PART OF YOUR SYSTEM
But, But, But, The system, Its Flawlessssss
Whereas you may be adult, I refuse to be a dolt!
Age is a state of mind. Nobody really ever grows up, they just learn how to behave in public.
Fido sure is bu… wait, no he isn’t. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!?!?!
he looks nerdy.
How about “Fido is going to look very buff in the future of the past today”? Or “Fido makes Ralph look very buff today”?
Madness? THIS IS HOUSEPETS.
Wow Fido wears regular glasses? (I’m almost positive hes never worn them before now) Or are they fake and like an early substitute for his Sunglasses?
I had always gotten the feeling that Fido actually needed his glasses (which look different than the visors all the other officers have) while the other police dogs had sunglasses for normal reasons.
The normal reasons being “looking cool”.
And driving to Chicago.
with half a tank of gas. And it’s dark out.
Driving through a blizzard
Joey would go on to apply this logic many times throughout his childhood, always with the same result.
yep, the system is flawless
That’s what I do when I meet somebody new
Is this the first time we see Ralph smiling?
it’s before he was a jaded Sergeant.
So happy to be given a serious responsibility!! For a sheppie, everything is serious business.
That was my first thought, is he actually SMILING?!
Yep up untill our furry lil friend Joey spoke lol
And then Joey happened and owned it with technicality
I really wonder what Joey is thinking most of the time OwO
He probably thinks about…*shudder*…CATS.
You could try to comprehend it, but the effort will leave you babbling nonsense.
“…now let’s see, if I make him a dual-class barbarian-tavern-wench, that counters the -3 charisma for being a wolverine…”
Joey for the win! And i like the pun. Appaws for you rick
A pun. How appawling…
I do apawlogize for joining in on this.
Apawlogy accepted. Here, have a nice juicy appaw!
bad pun, and i mean as in “not really a pun” and not “cringe worthy.” really, you just tacked paw on the end of apple….
Touché Joey, touché. And that pun felt like a frying pan to the head…in a good way.
Keep giving speeches like that Ralph and one day you might actually get promoted.
Ralph:”For all you know, those treats are laced with posion!”
Joey: “You mean like chocolate?”
XD Thats funneh.
I like that one actually! :3
Thank you, worked on it all night!
Is it me or does ralph look skinnier and less buff in panel 4 than in panel 3? Also could somone post the alt-test?
He’s posing all buff because he’s proud to be a speaker for the pups and then Joey went and ruined it.
“The system is flawless”
Thanx For the Alt-Txt Xane they really need to do somthing with the phone problem
excuse me but what do you guys mean when you ask for “alt-text”?
it’s the text that appears when you hold your mouse/cursor over an image. in the case of the comic, there are often additional comments or jokes that Rick includes.
*melts by cuteness*
Joey Joey Joey…tsk tsk tsk…
Wow, Ralph is older than I thought! :O
Same here I didn’t think he would be that much older then anyone else in the strip. Maybe like a year or two but I’d argue that he might be at least 3 maybe 4 years older then everyone else.
Yeah it does actually make sense. I suppose I compare them too much to humans in this series.
Makes total sense, Joey.
Good ol’ days when Fido has yet to become a police dog (looks adorable in those glasses too!)…… I never knew Officer Ralph was older than Fido though……
“I mean, since he’s no longer a stranger then we could go to his house, ride in his car, meet his friends, go to Borneo with him, and to the moon, and over a rock, and under a hill!”
In a hole under a hill there lived a hobbit…
Hah, Fido back before his glasses evolved into sunglasses. And before he got muscle-y.
For people saying Fido looks big as a puppy in this comic, he doesn’t.
In this comic he’s “Real time” Peanut age.
Then he wouldn’t be tagged as Puppy Fido (just like Ralph isn’t tagged as Puppy Ralph) as Peanut is not a puppy in the present.
If he’s one year older than everyone else he’s still probably considered a puppy, just an older one.
Now I really want to see Puppy Ralph. Sheps are so cute and silly when their ears aren’t standing up yet.
Purely coincidental. I have a 5.5 month old Border Collie who’s named Joey. He barks at strangers and is wary of them, but wants to be friendly.
Joey used “Ergo”!
It’s super effective!
Fido is adorable in his glasses. The expression in the first panel is so adorable, it reminds me of the first time I tried doing public speaking. Trying to look serious but coming across a bit nervous (see the paws). I’m glad I’m not the only one xD
I am just in love with this arc.
oh wow, fido is nerdy prepster happily introducing the officer speaking to the kids on safety…
SO nerd. Figures he’d grow up to be a good cop then, heh.
Joey never changes… I love that.
Good joey logic right there =P
As a bully once said to me : that glasses totally suit you fido! xDD
Your name is Fido? : P
forgot to edit XD
So, this is what the old meetings were like! lol
Well them! I’m guessing the same applies to sniffing the back of that van with the words “free candy” spray-painted on the side. :3
Yep joey is adorable already but as a puppy he might make me explode
Oh holly cuss Rick stop now before its too late
Must be why he’s off panel, the world is not ready.
I got free treats. Your argument has now become invalid.
What, no cute avatars based on this strip? Must be the first for this arc…
And very good use of the traditional “sit!” “good boy” lingo here. I think it’s the first time we hear those on Housepets… Congratulations on surprising us again
I see ‘The system is flawless’
Now pups, time to listen to McGriff, the Crime Dog!
Wait… We can’t have Puppy Fido w/o a Kitten Sabrina! Even if she would have been w/ Max at the time
Kitten Sabrina wasn’t even in Babylon Gardens yet, she was travelling.
Wait a second, isn’t the Shepard K-9 dog’s name Ralph? I thought Kevin was the huge one with red eyes.
yep, and that’s correct. But Ralph here is still just an officer. On a couple of years he’ll be promoted to sergeant.
Fido is still a Pup, soon to join the academy; Kevin is still playing tackle with other puppies. And Spo’s mother is probably giving birth to Huv, Huw and Hux.
But Fido calls him Kevin, is that a mistake on Rick’s or Fido’s part?
nevermind its changed.
So, how old IS Ralph?
Assuming Peanut is leaning on the 3 YO, Id’say Ralph is on his way to 5. It should be a safe age to be trained to hold a token position to give lectures.
Ergo, Joey has an advanced vocabulary for a pup.
You know, Grape walked into a Good ol dogs club meeting in the last comic, mabye this is that meeting…….
It would almost have to be, because it’s the same arc so it’s still Peanut’s flashback.
How would he know what Grape did that day? Does this mean that Peanut in the club at this point? I mean, the hole reason that Grape was adopted in the first place was so Peanut would have someone to play with, but that suggests that he dosent have too many friends outside of the house, so then he woulden’t be in the club.
Grape most likely told Peanut about what happened if he wasn’t there.
No peanut at this time is part of the club it wasn’t untill the Cat tail drawing that he was kicked out
Oh I’m sorry I didn’t mean to imply he wasn’t, I was just saying that even if for some reason he wasn’t in the club Grape might have just told him about what happened. I’m sure hes been in the club since it started.
But thats my point, if he was in the club from the start, why would Grape have been adopted (read my 2ed comment)
Just because he goes to the club doesn’t mean he hangs out with them outside of it. I mean Grape lived next to Max since she was adopted and they clearly never hung out with each other until The Yarnball arc.
And for all we know this is the second meeting of the Good Ol’ Dogs Club.
And besides does it really matter why Peanut needed Grape, let’s just be happy that we got her now, cuz we all love that purple lil fur ball
She is awesome, and the cutest “baby” we have seen so far
Couldn’t agree with ya more
Ah, but could it be a flashback within a flashback?
Wow, Ralph must be really old! Not in this arc of course but when we get back to the correct time period. And i agree, sniffing butts is a very effective way to get to know you’re neighbors!
Joey sounded so normal back then…oh wel D&D changes people for the worse I guess.
I thought that was only true if you’re pre-Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks?
It might be…Based on what I’ve seen of D&D it’s way to complicated.
That was the day when Ralph lost his smile.
Of course….it’s all clear now!! :O
It macks sents now lol also I wonder how old he is he dont look like a pup
if he’s tagged ‘puppy’, I guess he must be not older than 5, whereas Peanut and the dogs we met so far should be generally around 3.
HAHA amazing…..gootttaaa love joey!! Hey Rick, Whats your opinion on this SOPA thingamajig??!!!
It’s a bad thing
And so is the PIPA its all a bunch of CUSS
WAIT A MINUTE! What is going on? O_o”
… Oh wait I just feel stupid now, for a while I thought that this was Bino and Ralph for some messed up reason and they didn’ seem to be young at all… yeah I’m blind sue me for it.
BTW I agree with Joey that’s a perfectly logical way of doing this.
Aw, I wanna see puppy Fox now
at that point, fandom collective meltdown occurs…
And puppy Karishad.
At that point I will explode destroying Kansas entirely
me too, so bad i might kill myself, but ill explode if i see him…
Ergo…….nope. No easter egg here.
Well, you can’t argue with that.
The tile text is right: The system IS flawless!
Perfect logic Joey!
I might actually adapt to that XD
I dunno if anyone noticed, but Bailey isn’t on the cast page. Just thought I’d say, mr. Griffon, sir.
Other characters missing: Terrance, Res, Itsuki, Boris and Yeltsin, and a whole bunch of wolves. Also, I think that Thomas and Celia Milton likely deserve a mention in the human cast section.
So yeah, the cast page hasn’t been updated in a while :-/
Ralph looks like Ernest Borgnine in the 80’s when he smiles. XD
BTW is it weird I thought Mrs. sandwhich’s name was jill…before they said it? *not like I got/get the meme*
No not really When we found out that Mr.Sandwich’s name is Earl we were kind of hopeing that her name was goin to be Jill
I can’t wait to see if we’ll find out just what happened in Fido’s youth that made him attracted to cats ^_^
Hey everyone, Just to let y’all know I made a subreddit for Housepets! for all of you who may be redditors.
Puppy Fido’s glasses look a lot like mine… cool.
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