Um what the heck! lol
Where’s the crocodile hunter when you need him?!
I know, right!?
BUT THIS IS THE PAST! HE IS STILL ALIVE!!!
He’s dead, you jerk!
Well thank you Captain Obvious, but we already new that.
It was a joke.
Death by Being Eaten by Gator, meet Death by being Wrestled to Death by Steve…
^ I approve of this reference.
I’m sure the kidnapper thinks it’s completely normal to give pets to his alligator as chew toys.
Who said chew toys? Maybe Fluffy just needs a friend.
He said “new toys”. I hope no one considers their friends toys…..
i consider my toys friends….
Hmm…but. The crocogator’s owner said he have “new toys” for him but he didn’t mention that pets is his “new toys”. So it’s still posible that his “new toys” can mean another “thing that have no life”. Like a doll.
Then why he kidnap pets? Maybe he just want “more friend” in his crocogator’s birthday party. (plot twist) :3
or maybe the ‘gator does the protein-rich diet
Poor Fluffy! All the nearby pets are scared of him, so the only way he gets guests at his birthday party is if they’re kidnapped!
And since alligators are probably illegal to keep as pets (though maybe Fluffy passed his GOE?), none of the guests can be from nearby, or else they’d recognize the place and Fluffy would be sent to the zoo.
Although that’s a stretch it would be a pretty cool plot twist.
I don’t know, it could be that. And also, I think it’s an alligator
Aww Fluffy is so cute. I can’t be mad at him/her!
No, terrified will be fine!
Would you like a side of spine jelly or knee shake with that?
For this there may be a special for a combo dish, not sure though.
Why certainly! May I have a side of face sweats, too?
My new favorite character! <3
Also, I suspect Fluffy may have something to do with Maxwell’s slightly nibbled ear.
Yep I would bet thats it.
yeah, there will be Blood!
Wait, has there been blood shown in HPs before?
Yeah, just a little bit ago when kitten Grape scratched Puppy Bino in the face. I think those red marks count as blood. Never bitten ear quantity though.
There has been plenty of catsup!
I was bored, so I checked everywhere I thought there might be blood…
Grape killing a Mouse in “Mouse Mouse Revolution,” Joel getting punched at the beginning of “A Sinister Shadow” then getting tackled and arrested at the end, Bino in traction at the end of “Money Sharks,” all of the somewhat violent scenes from “Imaginate Too,” the Spirit Dragon fighting the Frost Giant in “We’re Snowed In,” and King & Joey getting roughed up by Boris & Yeltsin at the end of “Not All Dogs.”
But, even though Joel did have a Bandaid after the punch…there was not one drop of blood.
So, as far as I’ve seen, the only non-ketchup/catsup blood was Bino getting scratched a few strips ago.
Though, I didn’t check to see if there was any blood imitating use of red crayon in any of the spot comics.
There was a whole lot of red crayon in the comic the wolf cub made, if I remember right.
Blood, blood, gallons of the stuff!
He’s the kind of feline wreckage that you love!
You. Are. Awesome. Woohoo, MCR!
And I can tell where things are going in this arc: NOWHERE GOOD :O
Exactly like the time I slammed into a car when riding my bike. I was crying like heck, my jacket was stained, and I still have the scar. This was when I was 8.
Ouch, that sounds painful. Chicks (or dudes, whatever your preference) dig scars as the saying goes.
I hope Fluffy shows up in the present!
Wasn’t he at the zoo with his cousin Wuffy?
Perhaps, I think it’s been along time. I can’t seem to remember. Hope your’e right!
Of course that could actually be a Red Herring that Rick is setting up and it really is either Grape or Fox.
Shh, don’t tell them that!
Seems to obvious that he/she ate it… maybe Max did something needless something stupid to get away from the reptile, only to find out the “pet” is friendly… like how kids did stupid stunts….
I suspect Grape is Bestest Best Friends with an alligator who is totally not named Fluffy.
If Fluffy does it I’d bank Max causes it.
“Okay this is gettin’ real weird right about here”! Hmm, do gators talk in this universe?
…aaaand I missed the “aww” in panel 3
By complete and total coincidence, your question is answered in the third panel of today’s strip.
Somehow I convinced myself it was a yawn. Until now.
I hope its friendly
It is friendly just like Louis the Alligator from Princess and the Frog movie I hope
I does seem eager to use pets a chew toys though…..Perhaps it will learn the error of it’s ways.
Afraid of an alligator bite to the ear Max?
Its bound to happen! o.o
Ok then this stranger is weird very very weird.
What? You never kept a pet crocodile/alligator?
Not as weird as as Psychic Pets, or a magical Griffon god.
Or Gary Busey.
LOL Gary Busey
Or a platypus…
What about a whimsical liopleurodon
What about liopleurodon-O’s
Oh, now you’re just being silly : P
ha, I’d like to see the wiki page for that species : P
And we all thought the kidnapper was from PETA
Alligators and Crocodiles eat live animals in the wild, so it’s ethical (sarcasm)
Might still be, never know!
Nah, can’t be from PETA. They wouldn’t mind the eating other animals part, but to keep an alligator subjucated as a pet… Totally unacceptable.
Somethings fishy here.
That’s a reptile.
Also, you could have said, “Something’s fluffy here.”
Looks like they’re in a scaly situation.
That’s more like it!
Still not snappy enough, though…
Who needs a guard dog, when you have a crocodile or a alligator.
I can never tell which is which.
Carp. And why is the crocodile named Fluffy? Not Scaly or Slithery?
That’s the Samoyed’s name.
I had a pet turtle named Speedy. Irony is a great method for naming pets.
Now I’m hungry.
Double carp with MD’s pink slime!
Enough, everybody knows that salmon is in. Carp is too bony for my tastes
Sheesh, you don’t have to carp on about it…
oddly enough, carp can be more dangerous then crocodiles/alligators: http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/40d:Carp
I wondered when someone would make a DF reference XD
Anyhow, this simply makes it a suitable explicative.
Is Fluffy a crocodile or an alligator?
Fluffy is clearly an interior crocodile alligator.
It looks real to me! o.0
Crocodile. Alligators are more likely to keep their mouths shut.
Plus where the teeth are is a clear sign of which is which.
That and you can’t call an Alligator “Fluffy”. That’s just stupid.
Oops language… I typed the “S” word.
I’m going to ask “why?” And hopefully get an answer.
Mostly it’s due to genetics. Crocodiles are just designed with their teeth outside their mouths.
Well now I know. Thank you.
But I actually meant why an alligator named Fluffy is something that ends with “tupid”.
Oh, Alligators are a little more traditional than those outback Crocodiles. They prefer all those fancy names like Abigail, Jezebel, Samuel, Louis, and Wally.
Where I’m from, most alligators are named Fluffy, Mittens, Captain Kibbles, and Rockstar Hawk.
See how untraditional you are? lol.
I’m beginning to wonder why you know so much about fancy alligator names.
So I know I guy… who happens to play football in Florida…
He sure cries a lot…
Oh sure, push it off on the nonexistant football player with knowledge of fancy alligator names.
Okay, fine Ya want the truth?
>:( My baby brother is a crocodile. There, I said it! Happy now?
Mama said that it was only a skin condition, but we knew. Oh, how we knew… He was always a little different than all the other strangely colored kids. Even the green kids from “Canada”.
I’m going to go hide my face in shame now…
Thirty minutes before 12:00 Snowmon made my day.
Oh boy did that make me laugh. Thanks.
Beat me to it
Probably an alligator. Rick’s been on an alligator kick apparently.
The teeth look too small for a crocadile, so I’m going to go with alligator.
Alt txt plz?
Alt Text: Such language!
thank you also
and thank you
So THAT”S… how he looses his ear… maybe… With Rick you *never* really know…
Oh Carp! This is one tricky situation!
i’m sure their all gonna be just F.I.N.E
Frequently, yet Irregularly, Not Entertained?
Fiscally Irresponsible, Notwithstanding Errors.
Fully Irreverent – NOT Enlightened.
Fantastically Incredible, Not Egotistical.
Freaky Individuals Never Elope??
Ok, I’ll stop now >.>
no no keep going….. or are you
feeling Inadequate, Needing Encouragement
or maybe you have Feelings Inside Not Expressed
because i think those are all funny, Intelligent & Nutty Expressions
Filibustering Idiots Need Employment?
(Why? They got voted out of the Senate, you see…)
Flattery Is Not Exemplary?
Fake ICBMs Never Explode?
F.I.N.E. Is Now Expandable!
Falseified Intelligence Never Edifies.
Fiery Incense Needs Expunging.
Forceful Interactions Negate Espionage.
Fear Induces Negative Emotion.
i don’t think this is where max hurts his ear folks…if that reptile did get a hold of his ear, there would be a lot less of it left. but this is the housepets universe so who knows!
Grape is so brave.
I would look to Grape for leadership!
Fluffy isn’t very fluffy.
Fluffier than Fluffy the Porcupine from Wayside books…
Why does “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear” keep running through my mind?
…Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
Oookay, and now we know for sure that Fox hadn’t been kidnapped by PETA the first time…
Ten minutes? So Fluffy lives in Babylon Gardens…hmm…
I dunno, this guy seems just about as humane as any PETA member…
depends: if he was referring to ‘toys’ as inanimate objects, then yes.
I doubt that because PETA members, as far as we’ve seen so far, and by their own policy, are supposed to ‘hit and run’ to “set free” the pets, not to keep them bound and gagged in their homes…
Babylon Gardens is just a subdivision I think, not the whole town. 10 minutes of driving can get you a long way, easily 5 or more miles, so we’re probably not in Babylon Gardens any more.
ten minutes at the speed of a New York taxi driver, man, and in a subdivision you’d likely to attract unwanted attention at that speed!
Source – I live in a suburban community
Most roads around here are 25-35 MPH, the smaller subdivision roads being 25, with the bigger ones 30-35. Once you get out of the residential area, which is only about a minute drive, the speed limits get faster, up to 45. Finally, there’s the Interstate, which runs through the middle of town, and goes from 55-65 MPH, depending on how close you are to downtown. It’s about 5 minutes away from my house. Hence, around here, 5 miles is quite typical for a 10 minute drive, so long as you don’t hit too many red lights.
I couldn’t help but think that what you said, sounded like Manhattan, Kansas. =p
Colorado Springs, which has about half a million people, so it qualifies as a small to medium city.
On the other hand…
I bet it feels like a lot more time has passed then actually has when you’re hanging onto the bottom of a moving car. Thus, when Grape says ten minutes, her sense of time was likely rather skewed, so it’s more of a wild guess.
Lick Elliot saying ‘Frick!’
Son of a carp, this is going to be interesting.
Max can’t make a suicide pact! He has too much to live for!
His ear is committing suicide.
^ good one
Those brutes! They should be ashamed of themselves, to use such language in front of such a young kitten, not to mention being NAKED in front of her virgin eyes! Poor Grape, scarred for life!
Well, they are male, after all. It’s part of their condition.
(I should probably note that I am a guy too)
Grape went on to date Max..huh.
I didn’t know that.
I mean all the ones that are naked up front of Grape, which quite nicely excludes her.
No one thought to comment on Grape’s heroics except Crackles.
For some reason everyone is focused on the Crocogator.
Well it is a Crocogator after all.
You act as though you’ve never seen a Crocogator before.
Don’t be silly! It’s obviously an allidile!
Allodile? Alligile? Crocadator?
If I had to take a shot, I’d say that’s a crocodile…Which is really quite strange. My reasoning for it being a crocodile, is the tooth hangs out near the back. Alligators don’t have any teeth hang out when there mouths are closed, yet a tooth hangs out near a back. Though, its also very likely its a Alligator, considering Crocs only live in one place in the US, a very small part of southern Florida. And since this is in the US, an Alligator would be easier to get, while a Croc I think isn’t even legal to own(Though seems this guy doesnt mind breaking some laws).*End Speculation*
Did you know that it’s illegal to tie your alligator to a fire hydrant in Florida?
Hm, that was random…
Someone did something really dumb to make that a law.
Either that or they’re just trying to cover all their bases. Those whacky Floridans?
It’s likely just a random law passed for the heck of it to prevent said situation. For instance, it’s also illegal to tie a giraffe to a light pole in New York. You can’t shoot whales from your car in Tennessee either.
Those elected lawmakes have to pass something to justify their existance. At least it wasn’t a new government program…
I need a moment to take in this information this plethora of new information.
I have to bask in its radiant tupidity.
I kinda doubt that alligators are legal to own either. Also, alligator teeth stick out of their mouths when they’re closed – it’s more a matter of by how much.
It’s actualy a matter of which teeth. When their mouth is closed alligators have only top teeth that show, while crocodes have top and bottom teeth that stick out. Since Fluffy’s mouth isn’t completely shut, it’s hard to gauge.
Definitely not enough to be seen. But if he does own a croc, Ill be impressed. Alligators *Can* be kept as pets, just very hard to keep it secret.There was a man in michigan, who owned some alligators, and they got loose. Police department wasn’t too happy to hear that :/
The alligator pictures I looked at had the top teeth fairly clearly visible with the mouth closed, especially toward the front. However, fluffy’s mouth is partially open, so you’d be able to see the teeth clearly no matter what. Thus, we have to fall back on secondary features. Alligators have blunter noses that crocs, but we csn’t see the end of fluffy’s nose, so that doesn’t help. The best indicator I can think of that’s visible in this picture is tooth size. Croc teeth are rather larger than gator teeth, and mesh together in a distinct WW shape, whereas Fluffy’s teeth are small looking, and uneven. This indicates to me that he’s an alligator. Finally, there’s the caption, “see ya later”, which pretty clearly is a reference to “see ya later, alligator”. Therefore, I think it’s fairly clear that Fluffy is an fact an alligator.
Here’s a wild idea. Ask the guy that created Fluffy what he’s supposed to be. That way we can tell him how little research he had done on his reptile…
Or a not so wild Idea… Just accept it as a Crocogator, or an Allidile. Whatever and move on with our lives.
Bah! That’s a copout! XD
This whole arc is disturbing.
How would it be disturbing?
You know we never did get the answer to how Grape ended up in the pound in the first place. And with the way she is acting and the things she did to get to this house to save them I’m actually guessing she might have been a stray and was picked up off the streets.
Most all unwanted puppies and kittens end-up at the pound.
Can’t imagine who wouldn’t want Grape though!
Well didn’t see that coming lol
Wait a minute this is titled see ya later…. as in see ya later aligator! Maybe this is an aligator!
I actually figured out why that was the title a while ago, but never made the connection.
I am dumb.
Guess we’ll find out In A While…
I don’t get it.
It’s a good bye sang. See ya later Alligator. For awhile crocodile.
Cara Mella, morta Della, manda Rino Baci Nella
This might explain where Max got the bite mark… Not that I am trying to be obvious but I am just saying…
IMO while its possible it was Fluffy who did it, I think Fluffy is going to turn out to be a Red Herring in this case. It’s just far to obvious that it should be the Alligator/Crocodile who bit Max’s ear. I think its still either Grape or Fox that does it. More likely Grape as Fox looks to terrified to do something like that.
Why would Grape Hurt Maxwell’s ear?
He either does or says (or both) something stupid and insensitive and gets her angry at him.
This is Maxwell we’re talking about. Do youreally have to ask why someone would be inclined to bite his ear off?
Glad I learn what a red herring means. True but it would make sense where the big bite come from since after all it is still just a young pet.
son of a charming young woman!
that’s…… a big lizard.
I am really failing to see why Fox has any issues with cats after this.
even more so, how he could possibly hang out with BINO, after this!
Well, not even Fox knows the reason for that.
Based on the facial expression on Fluffy’s face, I can imagine him pulling a Lenny:
“Oh boy, oh boy! New friends! I will hug them, and pet them, and love them all to pieces. Ya know, I used to have a little friend, but he don’t move no more….”
“I will hug them with my teeth”
“I will hug him and squeeze him and call him George.”
I very love kitten Grape ^^ She is so cute :3
W- was….was that an alligator?!?!?
If they’re “dead anyway”, it already is a suicide pact! Silly Max, doesn’t listen to his own words.
And I just have to get it out of my system: A wild Magi-Carp appeared!
Thanks a lot, Grape. Now you have a scaredy cat AND a scaredy dog to deal with.
OMG AN ALLIGATOR! 8D
Sorry, but I’m the kind of guy who likes reptiles, whether they’re dangerous or not.
I think I know how max got the bite in is era
WOW, even though max is possibly about to face an alligator, I never thought of that happening
The three of them will get out of this situation completely un-harmed, un-scathed, and with no “bite-marked” ears.
Max will then say something completely stupid, and Grape will shred his ear for saying it.
I like it
Pretty much what i’m trying to sum up too… but there’s too many theories! argh! D:
Yeah I think that is likely as well.
I would bet on this, because well.. Max has the tendency of saying all the stupidest things in the wrong moments.
Make a run for it!!
Lol Fox and Max in the last panel. Awesome strip!
I doubt Fluffy is the cause of Max’s bitten ear. Fluffy just looks a little too big for that.
Fluffy is awesome. <3
Maybe fluffy may take a nibble
Daaaaaaaaawwww puppy fox looks he’s going to wet himself
Also fluffy looks adorable
are you…carping with me?
lol you watch Fluffy will be friendly hehehe
Oooh, I hope so!
At first he’s all *OMGSNARLROAR! D8<*
Then he's like *Wanna be my friend?! 83 *
Ain’t that just a cute d-…
… its a croc…
Considering its ‘playfulness’, puppidile.
(And that could come in for the best… or the worst…
But knowing that they’re all grown up and such now…)
Carp indeed. Carp indeed.
When I saw the “awww” I heard it in the voice of this dog at the 0:28 mark
http://youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw ultimate talking dog.
Crocs aren’t a problem if you know they’re there: they have very weak muscles to open their jaws with, if you hold their mouths closed they can’t do anything except wriggle.
Yeah, that’s good up until they use their superior strength to wriggle their way out.
Tie a rope around their mouth and laugh as they try to reach it with their tyrannosaurus-tiny arms.
pretty sure crocs can kill you pretty effectively without their mouth, tail swipes, crushing, etc, etc
Not if you’re sitting on their backs, laughing at their ineffectual attempts to reach their comically huge helplessly-bound jaws.
Don’t kill yourself Max! You have so much amusement to provide by living!
Fluffy’s my new favorite character
Wait…”Fluffy” is an ALLIGATOR?!
And noice. It’s kinda epic imagining all this in true little-kid voices rather than the more teenaged ones I normally give them (though I know they’re all supposed to sound like children, I think)…
i always give them more teenage voices anyway, just cause they look and act more “teenager-y” in my mind. either way, seeing them as babies is just….adorable beyond belief. =)
well now you only have to scape without being caught or killed by that alligator and his crazy, psicopath owner ….
only one question.
When is lunch?
do you like it bloody, medium or well done…?
as long as it comes with a gator doggy bag…
I REALLY hope The Force or any other galactic medium of universe energy is with them….
i do believe this is where max’s bitten ear comes into existence. and Valerio, thats terrible cause the only thing on the menu right now is adorable pets….Tsk tsk
Well I’m certain this throw the PETA theory out the window.
For some reason though I think the impression they’re chewtoys for the gator is just a misunderstanding. Because up til now, I don’t think we’ve ever seen any character in any real physical danger. Sure the K9s got captured by thieves once but they were never in any real physical danger. Not like, say, getting eaten by a gator.
I only realized after looking at this for the second time that the door in the background is where Grape and the others are.
Grape’s look at panel 6 is awesome and cute, so kawaiiiii
you are full of it rick…
In what way…?
I have a feeling we’ll see how Max got his ear bitten at long last :3
The sudden crocodile made me wake up my parents at 3 AM with my laughter. TOTALLY WORTH IT
I don’t know what’s so funny, I’ve called my alligator Fluffy for years…
Yes, but did you ever feed it kittens and puppies?
Grape looks so cute in Panel 6!
Okay so which is the cutest? Fox, grape, or max? I personally think Fox to let you all know.
Max wins in awesomeness
Grape wins in cuteness
Fox wins in adorable helpless puppiness.
Oh fffffff….fluffy. Also, lol carp.
Lolz poor Maxwell too scared to say crap.
Nah, that’s just what they use in the comic instead.
I like to think it an accidental pun, like when Fido goes “appaws”
ME: CRAP!!!!!!!! RUN!!!!!!!!
ITS THE ALLIGATER!!!!!!!!!!!
I almost thought it was a little kid getting kittens…then i saw that allagator…..now i m like OH CRAP!!!!!!!
How about a major twist? With Fox and Max cornered by Fluffy – whether or not Fluffy has anything harmful in mind – a PETA “rescue group” who believes that they’ve found a secret animal experimentation center bursts in and “rescues” them. There is much relief until Fox and Max realize during the PETA philosophy lecture that their new “rescuers” are just as crazy as their original captor. Fortunately, this being PETA, the “rescue group” hurriedly flees to the nearest patch of wilderness – the bit just outside Babylon Gardens – and turns Fox and Max loose there, leading to much annoyance and an easy walk home.
YAAAY Gator! <3
What happened to my earlyer post did i say something bad?
Or maybe i didnt submit it… But then why tattorak would know what was i talking about?
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Thank you men, i would but maybe it was by bad, in the case it happen again i will contact them.
Sorry to everybody for making another non-comic-related coment.
Wow, didn’t see the gator coming.
Maybe it’s a gavial or a caiman! :p
Yes, I know, it’s terribly unlikely Fluffy is either of those two. ;p
I’m not sure if any one else mentioned it but when the guys says “toys” hes not necessarily talking about grape n them. he may be talking about actual toys.
WAIT? I just noticed he is saying CARP instead of CRAP anyone else see this?
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