Fox’s expression in the second panel is the best. <3
Also, Grape is a tiny, tiny kitten. x3
Fox looks like he’s about to (try to) bite Max’s ear off! :O
I’d like to see him manage that while still being gagged…
It will be interesting to see who does bite his ear off.
I have a strange feeling that it might be grape
Whoever it is, I bet Max will totally deserve it.
Or Max and Fox are older then we thought they could almost be done being a kitten and a puppy.
Same panel actualy shows Maxwell concerned as well. I can’t get enough of that face. But yes, Fox’s expression is just casually funny X3
And i hope he said he hated collars.
Remember, this is the tiny kitten he almost beat up yesterday
I also get this funny idea that Fox is scared of Grape for embarassing reasons. =3
Fox’s expression in every panel!
NOT GRAPE TOO!!!
But Grape is just awesome enough
Grape to the rescue!
Cut the ropes, swipe the crazy person, save the day.
leave it to a girl to get a boy out of troubles
When they’re older, it works the other way around.
Ha! I called it, I knew grape would save them. Go Grape!!!
I love all the expressions in every panel!
Grape’s probably tops them though
*A dizzy Grape appears*
Grape used LAND!
It’s not very effective…
Fox used CONFUSED FACE!
Peanut has a DS he probably plays Pokemon.
So much for cat always landing on all Fours hehe
Are you sure it’s not a natural born instinc?
“i’ve always hated collars”
on a side note KITTEN MAXWELL IS SO FREAKING ADORABLE!!!
I must concede that.
Coincidentally a window is what Peanut and Res are currently trying to get into.
Hopefully they’ll land on their feet.
Face down on all four paws still counts as “landing on your feet”! Or at least that’s what every cat I’ve seen fall off a table seems to imply with the Glare of Doom.
“Now all the mice within a mile of here have hidden in their holes, and YOU think it’s FUNNY?!”
What? They got the memo and I didn’t?
Grape to the rescue!
And by what the alt text says, I am guessing she did not land on her feet.
She’s better than Sam Fisher! XD
definitely better than Lambert. How many people get caught sneaking into a place they weren’t anywhere near, and get shot by their best friends THE SAME DAY?!
Yay! Now to rescue them, shouldn’t be to hard!
A wild kidnapper appeared!
Kidnapper uses Catnip!
Maxwell is now confused!
Window sends out Grape!
Gape uses Land!
The attack missed.
And They Say Cat’s Land On Their feet >:p
She did. She just didn’t stay on them for very long.
Grape’s expression in the last panel. X3
Crazy cats, comin’ in outta nowhere and startling the innocent.
Ha! Grape looks like Wako when he is doing that woozie-face!
GRAPE TO THE RESCUE!
Also, I just took the time to notice Max’s ear isn’t torn up yet.
I really like grapes expression in last panel. I wonder what max wanted to say.
I’m guessing: “I’ve always hated you”
Once again, Max’s choice of last words is nothing short of astounding.
What? You think this is the first time he’s had cause to say his last words?
Nope. In fact, according the mith about cats, Max can say his last words 9 times in some countries, 7 times in others
Not really. He probably recons if he’s going to die, he might as well say something that would normally get him killed anyway. You know, “go out with a bang” and stuff.
Max just can’t stand the idea that his last words might be something *less* snarky than usual.
Well, falling out of a window and slamming onto the floor could put someone in a daze. But that’s just me.
Also, your avatar is amazing. I’m hungry now.
Aaaand another series of intriguing facts no one had mentioned!
Yeah it’s kinda funny it never have brought up before. Though I think this is why Maxwell thought Grape was the coolest cat he knew.
First impression always counts!
Well, technically they’ve already met…
They don’t really know each other yet though.
We don’t really know how many times Max and Grape have met before this. I’m betting more han once.
I’m sure that they didn’t hang out much before or after this they most likely only saw and talked to each other in passing since they lived right next door to each other. Or else Grape would have no reason to complain about not hanging out with Cats much since Max knows all the cats in the neiborhood.
Who says they never brought it up? It’s just that whenever it was brought up, the camera man had conviently switched scenes, thus cevering it up for dramatic purposes.
Well, Fox, you wanted a blockbuster, and you got a blockbuster. Are you happy?
“When I said that, I meant *I* should be the hero, not the helpless hostage!”
Grape doesn’t even really know them and she attempting to rescue them herself. Running to Mom and Dad would probably work better.
But its her habit to solve problems with……direct actions……
Remember, until a few days ago, she had no mom and dad to run to.
And earlier that very day, Fox almost attacked her and she called Max a jerk. I’m surprised that Grape is rescuing them at all.
If she thought they didn’t deserve rescue because she doesn’t like them she would be no better than Max.
We don’t really know how much time has passed between Grape’s adoption and Fox being kidnapped. Seems likely that these were just the two big events from Grape’s kittenhood that came to mind for Peanut to talk about rather than them being particularily close together chronicalogically.
Although the comic doesn/t support them being that far apart
Do I smell a Red Vs Blue reference?
I sorta see it, though it’s been awhile.
Love you Donny Darko reference in the comic name even if it wasn’t intended
Grape has come to save the day…as soon as her world stops spinning that is.
Also, I love the range of expression Fox is managing with out the use of his mouth.
What I’m seeing from panel one to four in order.
Fox: Why me…? -> I’m going to maim you for this… -> What in the…!? -> Th-this can’t be for real…
So much for always landing on their feet.
Ooooh, smart grape is smart! How do you suppose she found out where they were, and where they were being held captive? Also grape, your such a small periwinkle you :3 Stop being so cute!
If Grape’s anything like my cat, then she just happened to be walking across the cellar door when all of the sudden it gave way and popped open!
Is your cat purple and talks? If so….want.
she said she came in through the window. She might have been walking by and saw them in the cellar. realized that was the kidnappers house. decided to break in and help. kinda fell on the way though.
Another thing, the fact that it’s a cellar means that it’s a house, likely in the cul de sac. You may recall that Pete had moved in with King in the “Empty house” in the area. It may not even be relevant but perhaps the empty house is that way because the kidnapper got arrested and his property seized?
That would mean at one point Fox, King’s best friend, was held captive in King’s basement.
Pete’s house was supposed to have disappeared with him. I think we can suppose it appeared with him too.
If that were the case, then Peanut would have had a much stronger arguement that Pete was a supernatural prankster than just his name and appearence.
Houses appearing out of nowhere means nothing when the ferrets are around.
Was reminded of a doctor who episode. Poison Sky and Sontaran Stratagem.
“How’d he get in, intruder window?”
If no one said it last page, thank you for finally explaining Fox’s “not again” comment from back when he was being kidnapped by PETA. Enjoying it immensly. however you spell that…
Ummm am I the only one to notice that the bite is missing out of max’s ear? Will we get to see how he earned that bite in the next few comics?
Nope everyone kind of did when he first showed up in this arc, and we most likely will find out how it happened soon.
We’ve all been talking about that for the last three comics. Why?
Oh I just didn’t pay attention the last few comics, lol. Got back from a long trip and have been kinda out of it.
Maybe the neighborhood watch guy probably had a guard dog close by and bit Max’s ear while trying to escape!
Max, not an expert on criminal psychology. Riiight.
Not an expert yet
Oh, right, he’s still only at “journeyman” status at it now.
This is so interesting, the way the two different times connect, where Grape always leaves windows unlocked in the present because she needed to in the past. This is a really well-thought-out timeline, and one that I for one am really enjoying reading.
Could someone please give me the alt text? (can only use my iPod)
did…did you know that cats have to learn to land of their feet? is the alt Text
And your right this could be why she leaves it unlocked, but she it could also just be so Max can use it when he needs to. Like when hes locked out of his house for example.
Window locks are generally on the inside, so she could unlock it from her room. Also, what sort of kidnapper holds pets hostage in their own house?
I’m betting that they end up running away from the stranger’s house, only to find out once they get to Grape’s house that the door is locked and so are the windows right when they need to get in to hide the most…
That is very possible also. However she could still just leave them unlocked for Max so she doesn’t have to wake up if she is asleep when he wants to come in.
*Pictures Max stuck outside Grape’s window, in the rain, while Grape is asleep*
“Let me in!”
Wait, you’re saying this http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/09/04/i-dare-you-to-do-otherwise/ (panel 4) has happened multiple times?
Note the “again” in Max’s dialogue. It seems this sort of thing happens fairly often.
That’s a great observation there, I would never have thought about that. :3
I think not gagging Max was a tactical error on the kidnapper’s part.
Then again it’s probably hard to act out a strip when neither character can move or speak…
I was staring at your avatar so long, I almost forgot to read your comment!
Maybe you should ask yourself what Fox did to deserve being gagged
It’s also possible that the kidnapper simply ran out of gags. How far ahead did he think this through?
He clearly had at least a red gag. The intuitive kidnapper would have gaged Fox with his own bandana though.
GRAPE! You are runing my dramatic confession!
so that’s what jigsaw does in his free time. . .
WAIT! Confusing thought?! When did he learn grapes name? He called her kid last comic…So in between then and now he learned her name?
That would assume Maxwell did not know Grape’s name when he referred to her as “kid,” which is not necessarily the case. I use nicknames for people whose names I know.
plus hte fact that Grape already knew Max was a bully seemed to imply they were at least familiar with each other. Surely familiar enough to know each other’s name at least.
This comic has at least 4 good profile images in it.
*uses it for Facebook*
I just rememberd that by this time, Max was still unaware of Grape’s real gender, along with all the others; which sounds pretty wierd now since the comic has become coloured…
she wasn’t combing her eyelashes back then
I mean, with the bright purple colouration, it becomes hard to imagine her being mistaken as a male…
well there are at least 6 female cats named MR Bigglesworth
Yea, but color isn’t always an indication of gender in cats ether, I’m sure there are some cats that didn’t look like their gender before Grape came along.
What about Zachary? He surely shows colouration doesn’t matter towards gender. Other animals haven’t even pointed it out. Also I am american but spelling it “color” instead of “colour” at this point seemed weird.
From a Pet’s sense though, they probably mistook her actions as a guy rather than a girl. they probably thought the same way too from our understanding.
So, it looks like Res is narrating the alt text.
All sound effects courtesy of Grape shall be purple =3
This entire page is completely awesome. Also, adorable.
Fox: “Oh no… it’s the kitten that beat me!
I cracked up when I saw the 4th panel. XD
Outa friggin’ nowhere.
fox’s expression in panel 1 and 4 are adorable
All his Expressions are adorable!
I just want milk
What would’ve been funny is a Non-Sequitur Thud where she used her old name.
“My name’s not Grape! It’s P– oh wait, it is.”
PRINCESS PERIWINKLE TO THE RESCUE!!
Heh, I like the idea of this tiny little kitten to grow into the neighborhood’s tough kitty
So Fox, what you have to say about this?
lol donnie darko-ish title. perhaps its best they need to learn it, a natural ability to land one their feet implies a natural inability to remain in high places (clumsy/unbalanced).
Or just a natural recklessness when in high places.
“In tru da window!”
This message has been brought to you by Henry VanStatten.
With what Rick said we can accurately guess Grape’s age as being less than 3-4 weeks old.
As nobody stated that, I just did.
Actually the Alt-text in one strip stated that she was at least 2 years old. (this one: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/01/16/taking-a-swipe/) Assuming that the Alt-Text is not lying, I think its just that Max and Fox (especially Max) are much older then anyone thought.
And then Max watches CSI everyday since this day.
Panel 1- *whimper*
Panel 2- >.> Really?
Panel 3- what the bleep?!
Panel 4- We are so doomed…
i love max sincerity…
he knows how everything will go…
while fox its imagining it..
then he see grape and thinks “she came to rescue us?!” ” we are ruined… again”
IM HERE TO RECUU U FEELAS´ EVERYBODY GET TO DA CHOPPA!!
Panel 1 and Panel 4 Fox is almost a total copy’n'paste!
You escape my wrath for now, Rick.
Kitten Grape never looked cuter!
Grape is here to save the day!
No how are they gonna get out?
REMEMBER!!! male pups and kits LOOK bigger than females. AND max can’t know that grape is female.
I think Max is just a little older. They don’t have to be 100% anatomically correct after all, they all walk upright and grape is purple.
If they were human, then Max would be in fifth grade, and Grape would be in first grade. How’s that?
Meh I bet she just fell down by accident.
Love the alt-text. Time for Grape to save the day or get captured trying!
I don’t know about you guys but I see Hogan’s Hero’s playing in my brain right about now…
these comics just keep getting better and better. =D Fox’s expressions are pure gold, so cute!
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