Ten Gallons Of Tailwhipping In A Five Gallon Can

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  1. Ryufire

    Epic moment! o.o

    • King Sandwhich

      The Max/Fluffy fight or Grape with the Broom?

      • Tynach

        BROOM TO THE FACE!!!

        • Ryufire

          Its super effective!

          • Tynach

            Enemy Creep Fainted!

            Grape won 200 XP points
            Fox won 20 XP points
            Max won 10 XP points

            You collect (insert weird Pokemon currency symbol)400.

        • Tynach

          Bleh, I fail. Exact quote is: “BROOM TO YOUR FACE!”

          That’s what I get for going off memory.

          • King Sandwhich

            Pokemon reference still pretty spot on though.

          • Tynach

            Sad thing is? I’ve not played Pokemon in YEARS (I discovered I really don’t like turn-based games), but I started reading this comic (and read the whole thing) earlier this past year.

          • Tynach

            Also, I should have reversed those experience points with Fox and Maxwell – at least Maxwell was the one that charged into battle and quickly learned experience that he’s not a good fighter :P Fox didn’t do much here… Though that may show Fox has more experience than Max.

          • King Sandwhich

            I still play Pokemon now and don’t remember the system in that mach detail.

          • King Sandwhich


          • Icalasari

            Pokemon share the experience equally. So yeah, they’d all get the same amount

          • King Sandwhich

            Unless you have an item that…..wait never mind too much detail.

          • officialLASER-INSTINCT

            so thats where she learned that move:D

          • darkgloomie

            Actually, in the latest generation, pokemon who are lower levelled tend to get a slightly bigger share of exp. than higher levelled, provided that they take action.

            /end giant NERD moment

    • Lamandus

      hm, looks like Max’s ear will be shot off, not bitten off…

      • Crackles

        I don’t think he’s shooting anyone after getting beat up by Grape

        • Lamandus

          well, if the weapon goes off by itself…. there is a possibility.

          • JB

            Might be way off, but I feel like Grape could be the cause of Max’s ear.

          • Tynach

            JB, I think I agree with you. It’ll either be Fox or Grape – and for some reason I’m slightly leaning toward Grape.

      • King Sandwhich

        Hadn’t thought of that interesting possibility! First gun in Housepets?

        • Tynach

          Did you forget all about the war Keene Milton masterminded between the Cats and the Dogs?!

          Plenty of (water) guns and (water balloon) bombs!

          • King Sandwhich

            But not (bullet) guns! :)

          • Keldor

            Well, all the neferius villians in the Spot (superdog) comics had guns. Or were those chocolate bars?

          • silverfang16

            Chocolate can be VERY dangerous you know.

          • thel_vanemee

            i vote, CHOCOLATE BARS!!!!

      • Ryufire

        Kitten Grape might whack the stranger hard enough causing him to drop the shotgun going off. Or pulling the trigger from the sudden broom force the steel pellets hitting kitten Max’s ear in the process!

        • pet_panda

          his ear marks look more like they were recived in a physical confrontation to me.

      • IceKitsune

        I really doubt its going to get shot off. But if it does Fox is going to have to move fast if he doesn’t want to get shot in the face.

      • IceKitsune

        Plus the cast page specifically says that its a Bite Mark. I really doubt that Rick would lie on the cast page. In addition it looks absolutely nothing like a shot gun shot wound would.

        • Crackles

          Maybe it’s a comical cartoon shotgun which creates bite mark looking wounds.

        • Ryufire

          Rick may have said that just to throw us off! But I think you’re right Kitsune! Maybe the broken broom piece in Fluffy’s mouth snapped off taking a bite in Max’s ear!

          • King Sandwhich

            However it happens I’m sure Rick will make it unexpected.

    • Keeshah

      Fluffy is Tapping out!!
      call the match Ref!..

    • GameCobra

      Max and Grape! actionized!
      Can’t get any better. <3

  2. Nick (from Radio Free Housepets!)

    BROOM TO THE… mouth?

    • McFly

      Yeah, and the owner’s gettin’ it in the FACE.

      • senorpie7

        From a small kitten…. yep, knockout for sure!

  3. senorpie7

    Anyone notice how the “kitten” knows karate? Lol

    • Shirosune

      Nope, she knows something much, much better.

      She knows Broom-Fu.

    • silverfang16

      I’m sure the pound was rough.

      • The face

        I also have mastered broom-fu. As a result, my brother has a cast.

        • Aeonera

          on his face?

          • Tuctchone

            no everywhere haha

  4. Dissension

    Fox now has an action movie life. = P

    • King Sandwhich

      Doesn’t look likes he likes it, maybe that’s why he prefers books now.

      • Therolyn

        Or Grape is so awesome with the action Fox can’t compete :P

    • senorpie7

      Is he a background character? Because he is not really contributing to the action!

    • silverfang16

      Oh yes, an event so traumatizing it turns his personality inside out and he becomes the Fox we know. :P

  5. King Sandwhich

    Ha! So Fluffy was a red herring! For now…

    • Lunyk

      Possibly he was intending it to happen, then read our comments and knew we were onto him. He reads these, right?
      Plus he couln show the blood with a G rating

      • Rick Griffin

        (No, I was always intending this to be a fakeout)

        • King Sandwhich

          One should never underestimate Rick!

          • King Sandwhich

            Also I don’t think the G-Rating factor applies because he has to lose his ear eventually somehow.

          • Nohbody

            But nothing says it has to happen in this arc. The flashback is only covering a specific chunk of time, not the entirety of life after Grape was adopted by the Sandwiches.

          • IceKitsune

            Your right nothing says it has to happen in this arc. The only reason almost everyone is assuming that is because it makes sense for it to happen here.

            I mean there is also the possibility that (which I always assume up till this arc) that Sabrina had something to do with it maybe messing around with magic of some kind or during some ritual or during a trip to that spirit realm trunk stop place or something like that.

          • Keldor

            Hmm. Maybe Sabrina bit it when they were breaking up.

          • Nohbody

            Ice, while it could fit in here fine, do recall that there isn’t (AFAIK) any definitive conclusion of the comic. If everything is told now, what will Rick have to do for later on? :)

            Keldor, I doubt it. I think Max would’ve mentioned something about that when it was revealed that they were dating at one point.

          • IceKitsune

            Actually I’m pretty sure Rick mentioned he does plan on ending the comic at some point. I mean I’m sure that he doesn’t plan to do this comic forever, and wants to focus on his other writing later on.

            Plus there isn’t that much time between here and the start of the comics first arc (Grape is 2 here according to an Alt-text and she is a little older then 3 by the start of the comic, she was younger then Peanut who the orginal cast page said was almost 4) and Max had his ear bite by at least that point or very shortly after anyway so it makes it even more likely to happen in this flashback.

        • King Sandwhich

          This seems to cover a lot of origin though. And who knows if there will be a Housepets Babies 2. I’m betting on this arc.

        • GameCobra

          Wesker: Riiiiiiiiiiick!

          (My fanboyism got to me, but i always felt you would fake us out =3)

      • Dontlookmenaked

        I thought This Comic Was Rated PG?

  6. rtlstien

    As epic as Grape is, I’m feeling sorry for Fluffy for all of this to happen in his/her birthday

    • King Sandwhich

      I’m sure it will turn out all right, it’s Housepets after all.

    • efhosci

      I’m sure he(?)’ll find some other small animals to play with. It’ll all turn out fine!

      • Tynach

        Maybe he can help out Zach with his Woodland Creature problem.

    • Xane

      We’ll have to wait and see if Fluffy is mean or not. He/she looked quite happy in the last strip and Max attacked first in this strip so Fluffy could be nice (or not… we don’t know if the puppy and kittens were meant to be his birthday dinner)

      • rtlstien

        I think Fluffy just wants friends (that’s what I’m predicting).

        I believe that Fluffy can’t make any friends because everyone is scarred of him/her (we seriously need to establish gender here).

        Fluffy’s owner, while not using the most rational methods, does care for Fluffy and wants to make Fluffy happy by getting kidnapping other pets and forcing them to play with Fluffy to give Fluffy the illusion of having friends.

        I could be wrong, but in my mind I see this as a tragic case of being feared for what you are. Guess we’ll have to wait two days before finding out the answer.

        • Dan

          I’ll have to wait longer cause I have to go to my sister’s to baby sit my niece; but I think you might be right rtlstien, remember the arc where they introduced Miles, Peanut was instantly scared of him thought he was a werewolf.

          … … Go Werewolves.

        • Draven

          I completely agree, you have said what I was thinking but was too lazy to fully write out.

    • GameCobra

      Fluffy birthday arc.


    • Frank

      Talk about a literal “what did I do to deserve this?”!

  7. IceKitsune

    Ok after the first panel I have to say it the only reason the two of them don’t hang out that much between here and the Yarnball is Max says something very very stupid and she bites his ear.

    • King Sandwhich

      But Max says Grape is the coolest cat he knows at that point, I’m not sure..

      • IceKitsune

        True because of this, but remember that Grape complained that she didn’t know or hang out with Cats until she started dating Max. Its likely they didn’t hang out much as Max knows all the cats in the neiborhood and she would have no real reason to complain about not knowing many cats if they hung out regularly.

  8. efhosci

    Even in a brightly lit room this guy’s pitch black! Does that just come with being a villan or something?

    • senorpie7

      I think he is just misunderstood; he probably has some sort of inter dimensional skin condition… yeah lets go with that one

      • efhosci

        Sound like a plan. Also, Pete’s behind it…somehow.

        • volkoseba

          Pete’s a jerk, but I wouldn’t take him for a killer…

        • Foxstar

          Pete was still locked up in his temple back during this time, remember?

          • efhosci

            Yeah, I know, but I’m just throwing out random theories for the heck of it.

      • Valerio

        it’s GLANDULAR!

    • King Sandwhich

      The Claw from Inspector Gadget is a good example.

      • Lophiiformes

        I’ll get you next time Grape! NEXT TIME!

  9. Oren Otter

    Presumably, Peanut knows all of this because he heard it from Grape. I wonder how slanted this version of events may be.

    • IceKitsune

      Again its very very likely that Peanut is not telling the story in this much detail. We are seeing the whole story because what we are seeing is Rick telling it to us not Peanut telling it to Res. Peanut has no reason to be an unreliable narrator anyway even if I’m wrong since he gains nothing from it.

      • Lophiiformes

        Peanut doesn’t, but Grape does.

        • Shuma-Jindivi

          ……I guess the racoon is tougher than I used to think……

        • Shuma-Jindivi

          Oh, wrong place to reply. By the way, Peanut does have a habit of overdramatic.

        • IceKitsune

          She might I guess, but you have to think about this even from a writing prospective it makes very little sense for Rick to tell the back story to his characters and then have at least half of what he just told us be a big fat lie (which is basically what your saying this all is). He would just have to tell it again at some point later. Or we would bug the heck out of him for it.

          I’m not saying its impossible that hes doing that, just that its very very unlikely.

          • Keldor

            Not actually a lie, just a slightly colored truth.

            But no, I think that if this were the story as told by Peanut, it would be in his art style (Spot (superdog)).

          • Lophiiformes

            Didn’t say it was a lie. Just Grape’s perspective of the events that unfolded, which may have some bias.

          • IceKitsune

            Again for something as important as the back story for the main characters of the comic why would Rick lie about it? Her would just have to tell it again as the truth anyway or not bother saying that it was exaggerated and if he does the second thing then it does matter at all because we will never know if it was and you would have to take it as the truth anyway.

            Unless Rick is going for some kind of Rashomon style thing here and we are going to hear it from everyone perspective then I really don’t see the point of giving us a lie here. It’s not impossible that Rick is doing that just I find it very very unlikely that, that is whats going on here.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I was gonna say… don’t forget that this is Peanut’s second-hand narration to Res.

      • Nohbody

        I think that Peanut is just mentioning the bare bones, plus maybe whatever Grape has mentioned since then, and what we the audience is seeing is the whole enchilada (so to speak) of what happened and not just animation of the part of the tale that Peanut is telling to Res.

  10. Lophiiformes

    So that’s where Grape mastered her broom skills.

  11. Crackles


  12. 1boredcanadian

    Broom: $2
    Pet Alligator: $200
    Grape first swing with a broom: Priceless!

    • King Sandwhich

      I miss those commercials…

      • efhosci

        Me too. Advertising really hasn’t been very good lately. The Super Bowl commercials were good this time around, though.

  13. flintfang

    She gets hold of a broom, its all over.

  14. Ezra

    The mouseover text is truth.

  15. Lunyk

    Alt text please?

    • efhosci

      “I don’t know what you’re complaining about, according to third edition rules a kitten can EASILY whip a grown man.”

      • Xane

        But only if the cat is a mage or ranger’s familiar and the grown man is a commoner with no PC levels! Just ask Mr. Scruffy.

      • Salenstormwing

        In 2nd Edition, your war dog you can buy will have more HPs and better DPS than you when you first start.

        • River_Dragon

          Yeah, but a good DM can nullify those stats and make the game more interesting. Still–a kitten has those cuteness points. No one can resist the power of the kitten.

  16. xhunterko

    Yes. But I thought she had to have an actual whip. Does a broom count?

    • Tynach

      Grape is just that awesome. She can turn that broom INTO a whip.

      • Keldor

        Bite + two clawing attacks + back feet rake. That’s like 4 attacks per round!

        • Phantom Tails

          It’s super effective! =D

  17. volkoseba

    Kitten beating alligator and man with shotgun… third edition rules? Please don’t tell me Grape is a player of that cosmic DND game…

    • efhosci

      Actually, the third panel of this http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/09/and-nothing-but/ comic seems to imply that Grape was once used as Pete’s character. Pretty weird, huh?

      • volkoseba

        That doesn’t imply that she was, that only implies that Pete wanted her to be… and it’s easy to see why.

      • Crackles

        But the sixth panel doesn’t imply that.

        • volkoseba

          He said third… the one where “GRA” is scribbled out.

          • Crackles

            I meant that in sixth panel it was implied pretty clearly that she wasn’t his avatar in any point, thus negating any implications one might had from the third panel alone.

          • silverfang16

            True, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t being manipulated in any way.

        • efhosci

          Well, yes, but I think Pete initially had Grape as his avatar, then Spirit Dragon must have found some rule preventing him from keeping her for a longer period of time. Similar to what happened with King, where he was under Pete’s control up until Spirit Dragon challenged it.

          • Dissension

            That’s not supported by the comic.

          • efhosci

            Really? It seemed pretty clear to me. Where did my theory fall apart?

      • IceKitsune

        Pete wanted her but Dragon stopped that from happening by warning her and Peanut about Pete and making her scared of him.

    • Barker

      Not gonna lie. The alt text gave me an inappropriately large happy. House cats are sodding scary for level one commoners!

  18. Xane

    Man, those raccoons got off easy! They’re lucky she didn’t make hats out of them. On the other hand she hit that one hard enough that he’s completely freaked out by brooms for life now…

    • Tynach

      The ‘Coons were only after the trash. That human was (seemingly) after their LIVES. I believe one takes precidence over the other.

  19. JB

    Brooms do come in handy if you’re Grape.

  20. Ryufire

    The force is strong with this purple kitten! xD

    • Valerio

      the broom is

      • Tynach

        The Broom is strong in this one…

  21. volkoseba

    Somebody juxtapose Fox’s ninja pose with Grape’s broken broom pose, quick!

  22. rallyjr

    poor Fluffy what a terrible birthday

    • 1boredcanadian

      I don’t know but I think that could be the most action Fluffy has seen in a long time.

  23. Legendario13

    Grape ninja its 15 times better than matrix fox…
    Violence and cuttenes go soo good togheter Say (write)
    FLUFFY! If you agree!
    Grape rules with broom of steel.

  24. CyberCorn Entropic

    You know what would be funny is if Max’s ear was bitten not by a cat, dog, crocogator*, or any of the likely suspects, but by a human from PETA. :p

    * Why does that make me think of a breakfast cereal? “Chocogator Crunch! The breakfast cereal that bites back!”

    TRIVIA: According to the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, the trill of the lizard wizard bird makes crocodiles yawn. It’s produced by setting the treble reed of an animal-training whistle at C and the bass chord at G over B flat.

  25. Firewolf

    Boy…when they say Everybody was Kung fu fighting, they mean EVERYBODY!

  26. rallyjr

    i think i know what happens after all this;
    Grape gets home and takes a nape then along comes Peanut and tries to play

  27. Bob

    “Ten gallons of tail-whipping in a five gallon can…” And it’s name is Grape Jelly Sandwich…

  28. IceKitsune

    Also I’m beginning to believe that the term Kitten and Puppy in the tags (with the obvious exception of Grape and maybe Peanut) only are referring to the fact that this is a flashback version of the characters, and not that they are actually considered puppies and kittens.

    The reason Sargent Ralph didn’t get labeled as puppy is he already had a title in Officer that designated him as a past version.

    • Xane

      Or Ralph’s just a really old dog :D
      Seriously though, nobody but Ralph has been drawn in “proportion” with their adult versions, Fido’s one of the oldest of their “age group” and even he was drawn “smaller and cuter” (Ralph is just less buff… even moreso than usual). It’s like the difference between an 8 year old and a 12 year old. They’re still kids!

  29. valerio

    Oh, Grape, my sweet, precocious man-killer!

    • GameCobra

      We must now sing a song of victory!

  30. Xane

    As awesome as Grape is in this strip, I’m rather impressed by Max’s bravery as well. Unlike Fox, he’s not all bravado, he actually tried to save both of them despite not even liking Fox. Go Team Kittens!

    • Valerio

      Max, WHY o why did you have to be so awesome?!

  31. Ryufire

    I just pictured 1960 Batman’s Ka-Pow special effects after this! :P

  32. RegularBird

    Grape is such a boss!

  33. Jesse James

    That must be a very loud enviroment judging from all the crashes and bangs.

    I currently don’t feel sorry for Fluffy at all (Maybe a little in the last panel, since his (her?) owner brought this upon him/her), although it is still pretty cute.

    Fluffy’s a bit smaller than I though it’d be though. I’d guessed Fluffy would have been too big to take a chunk out of Max’s ear, but ehhh. Maybe. Still pushing it though.


  34. Kalasnokov

    why do i get the feeling that theres something more to this?

  35. cesarinthewhitedragon

    I wonder.. we will see more of Fluffy in the future?

  36. Crackles

    It’s funny how Grape doesn’t like any supernatural stuff even though she probably could beat up frost giants and dragons with her broom.

    • IceKitsune

      This is obviously why Pete wanted her as a Avatar before. She might have been really really powerful as one.

    • Keldor

      Think her dislike of supernatural stuff would translate into extra violence when beating supernatural creatures up?

      • IceKitsune

        She only dislikes supernatural stuff because of what Dragon told her to make her fear Pete. Before that she might have been fine with Supernatural stuff, thought it was weird,but not hate it.

  37. Shuma-Jindivi

    ……I guess the racoon is tougher than I used to think……

  38. Valerio

    ’small and inadequate’.
    Oh, Maxie! :lol

  39. Valerio

    today’s comic may underline Grape’s preference for dogs.
    I mean, after such display of bravery, Grape could have been impressed by Max and hang more with him… Unless of course he started acting such a jerk and taking all the credit afterwards, to deserve her scorn.

    • Keldor

      It’s not as impressive when you have to jump in to save them.

    • IceKitsune

      I agree Val.

  40. Zaitsev

    So this is when Max’s feelings of inadequacy first started to come to fruition…

  41. Snowmon

    Oh, now you’re just teasing us Rick…

    • Tea Leaves

      I wish I was Rick so I could say, “So true. :D

  42. TheBronzeGryphon

    I’ve killed a first level player with an unmodified housecat before. The alt text speaks the truth!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I almost killed a Paladin with a “magic mouth” once.

      • Keldor

        That magic mouth must have had quite some lip.

        The spinning expletive hits the paladin in the ego! It is badly mangled!

        • Argent Stonecutter

          The paladin made the mistake of having a face worked into his helmet’s faceplate, so I made him insult his super-powerful and short-tempered boss.

  43. Valerio

    Your PSA talking.
    A new position has been just opened: Death By Being Killed By Broom To Your Face.
    All candidates please report to Head Death desk.
    Thank you

  44. Robin Bobcat

    Let’s see.. appropriate fight music…

    ‘Navras’ from Matrix?
    ‘Duel of the Fates’?
    Ooh… I know!
    *cues up Misirlou (Pulp Fiction theme)*

  45. Xantham

    Im surprised Max isn’t flat after having fluffy land on him <.<

    • Legendario13

      Looney toons style.. xD

      P.D. I like your joey avatar

  46. Corgiwolf

    Now see, THIS is the Grape I remember! The one who can eat revolutionaries and doesn’t afraid of anything!

    (Also, these comics have been getting harder and harder to transcribe.)

  47. John willow

    This guy obviously keeps quite exotic pets, there’s every chance max’s ear was bitten off by a piranha or a carcaral

  48. roguebfl

    Grape is a student of Ti Kwan Leep. *paw to the head*

  49. Lindseycrew


  50. GameCobra

    Little does Fox and Max know: Grape secretly got a Hyper Combo bar for putting the broom into Fluffy’s mouth and used it on the Stranger afterwards.

  51. Argent Stonecutter

    Holy southern fried swamp rats, that’s not how you rassle an alligator!

    You sneak up behind it, jump on its back, and hold its head down until you can grab its jaw. Don’t let it turn its head to the side, just pull it back: once you’ve pulled its head back, it’s all over.

  52. WingedwolfGirl

    Almost took your ear?
    Max, no foreshadowing in a flashback!

  53. Justacritic

    Fox and Max has just had their masculinity cut out from under them, also shootgun vs. broomstick, that one would go to the judges I think

  54. kingisawsome

    panel four grape is next to the broom

    *sniff* first broom whipping, this is gonna go in the photo album! say cheese Grape.

    • kingisawsome

      should be, cheese, Grape

  55. Tendo

    Anyone else getting a FLCL-vibe from that blob of a towering man holding a shotgun like that?

  56. VennerWrydavigy

    I have this sinking feeling that I didn’t have in the past few pages, like this is somehow all a big misunderstanding…
    but why a friendly man in a dark trench-coat with a shotgun would tie up a cat and a dog still needs figuring out.

    • Indagare

      Maybe he wanted guests for Fluffy’s party but pets get too freaked out by an alligator to attend?

    • Keldor

      The pets he kidnapped for Fluffy’s previous birthday party got a look at Fluffy and then bolted. He wants to make sure they stay at least until the party this time.

  57. Kitch

    The alligator has strong bite muscles, yes, but their jaw-opening muscles are exceptionally weak. Their jaws can snap shut like a steel trap, but can be opened with bare hands by a reasonably-strong human, and held shut with duct tape. That’s why gator wrestling is so frequently seen.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      And don’t forget they can’t reach the duct-tape with their comically short tyrannosaur-like arms.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        I just noticed, in the last frame, he’s trying to reach the broomstick with said comically short arms.

    • Devin Parker

      Not to mention that, because they’re cold-blooded, alligators don’t have much endurance. If you’re strong enough to hold him, you can outlast him.

  58. FerreTrip

    Grape: Our little badass.

    • Gary (from Radio free Housepets)

      I believe the term should be “bad-bass.”

      • like_a_boss

        In either case, it’s still true. :3

  59. Unnesessary

    As awesome as grape is I can’t help but feel this is a little exaggerated, Peanut probably just likes this version of the story better than the version Max , Fox, or the cops gave.

  60. Moony

    GO GRAPE!!!

  61. spiritkitsune

    Best comic ever!

  62. CR4CK3RW0LF

    best reveal ever..

    the shadow figure holding the gun is actually a grandma with overalls and a straw hat.

    and that brooms gotta be made with an iron core if its stopping a gators jaws from shutting! xD

    • Keldor

      The broom wouldn’t have to be all that strong – here’s a thought experiment to demonstrate the point: Take a toothpick and put it in your mouth the way fluffy has the piece of broom. Now, bite down and break the toothpick. It should be easy, right? I mean, it’s just a toothpick!

      See the problem? While the toothpick would break eventually, but not before stabbing a nice hole in the tender bottom of your mouth. Ouch.

    • Dena

      Or the gator doesn’t want to bite down, what with the broken, jagged end of the broomstick pushing against the inside of its mouth.

    • Robin Bobcat

      Not really. While it *could* close its jaws, it couldn’t do so without the problem of the broomstick punching through its lower jaw in messy and painful fashion. Even if it was propped on the teeth, the broomstick is especially strong along the long axis, while being relatively inflexible at that scale. This, it won’t bend and snap.

  63. Draven

    I say this is all a big misunderstanding and stick to my previous argument that ‘toys’ referee to something other than Max and Fox. Also that they were kidnapped because it’s hard to get anyone to attend an alligators birthday party.

    • Draven


    • Keldor

      Of course, that doesn’t explain the shotgun…

      Maybe the stranger heard the loud gbam from the door and thought some intruder had just kicked down the front door (which conveniently opens into the same room as the basement door) and came running to scare them off?

      • Draven

        He sensed a problem, and a shotgun solves just about any problem.

        • like_a_boss

          Well, in Grape’s Bio, it DOES say “Any problem can be solved with the correct application of pressure to a stupid person’s face. A shotgun does seem a tad excessive, though.

          • avorin

            As i look at it again i’m not actually sure that is a shotgun it looks a little more like an air powered dart rifle.

          • IceKitsune

            I thought that at first as well avorin, but on the Forum Rick confirmed its a Shotgun

  64. Grip the Wolf

    I’m starting to wonder just how many times Grape has whacked somebody in the face using a broom…

    • spiritkitsune

      I think this was her first time.
      Awww she found her destination. =3

      • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

        I believe it’ll be the second time if you remember this:
        an old comic into the future. =3

        • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

          I fail at using “

        • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I fail ay using the italicize function! Dx
          *Walks away depressed*

        • volkoseba

          Grape is older there…

          • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

            She is. Which is why I posted it: Kitten Grape using the broom is the first time. Then up to that point in time, it becomes the SECOND time she’s used it.

      • Grip the Wolf

        I meant how many times total.

  65. VariedCookies

    That third panel serves no other purpose than to tease!
    Also, Do a death roll!

    • Keldor

      As someone said earlier – Max, no foreshadowing in a flashback!

  66. Blade

    Once again women are scary awesome

  67. Gypsyraccoon

    Starting to think Max’s ear is going to be like Crispin Glover losing his arm in hot tub time machine xD

  68. Luke

    Whoa, it’s amazing what a kitten THAT small can do. O.O

  69. SterTheDer

    anyone notice that the guy with the gun is the same guy in the “neighborhood watch” sign!?!? :D

    • Keldor

      That’s what Max said the first time he saw him.

      • SterTheDer

        oh yea, now i remember :3 it must not have rung a bell the first time :P thanks!

  70. Tarkana262

    Action!Grape is best Grape.

  71. SilentWolfXIII

    Yeesh, and here i always thought my cat was good at fighting

  72. Ozimul

    Ah, Grape, you’re being pretty epic.

  73. Draven

    I just realized how they’re going to get out of this. It’s a little crazy, buy they will need; a new broom, a grappling hook, 3 pounds of C-4, some jumper cables, a cherry pie, and the mission impossible theme song. Ready, GO!!

  74. Ezhno Pallaton

    I sense an Ear biting in the making

  75. Tara

    He really didn’t have to distract the crocodile. I man it’s not like crocodiles are faster than kitties and dogs on land. :p

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      Crocogator. =P

      • Tara

        That actually makes more sense. xD

  76. Rennis

    So… the gun’s visible but her still looks like the guy from the neighborhood watch poster? xD

  77. Vartra

    Looks more like ten gallons of tailwhipping in a ten ounce kitten to me.

  78. Z

    First censored but obvious swears, then blood, now a real gun, with real bullets. Darker and edgier pg to the max! And remember, you get one free uncensored s-bomb with that pg rating, but only one, so use it wisely.

    • Keldor

      That’s one per episode. How long does a Housepeys episode last? Is it equivalent to one arc?

      • Z

        I’m not sure, but it would still be awesome if rick used it, thought I seriously doubt he would. It would be even more awesome if it came from somebody who wasn’t king, since he is currently the only character with four letter word privileges.

  79. Tagat

    Poor Fluffy, I’m sure this isn’t the birthday present he had hoped for

    • Valerio

      *not* being sympathetic to gator until proven he didn’t want to eat his ‘presents’

      • Zukio

        They weren’t his presents!
        They were just forcibly trapped guests. What type of party doesn’t have guests?

        • Draven

          That’s my theory as well.

        • Z

          Well, he DID refer to them as ‘toys,’ and he has a shotgun, so I’m not so sure that they are ‘guests.’

  80. Smallfoot

    Phantom Blot guest-stars on a very special ‘Housepets!’

  81. zarryis

    you know if there are this many people commenting then there twice as many that don’t comment. if so, why aren’t you at the top of TWC?

  82. The Peanut

    I bet that that bite mark on Maxes ear is peanuts fault… He tries to save the day and ends up wounding max……

  83. Zuna

    Nooooo D: I “just” found this webcomic today and i already read each one ;_; Now ive caught up and have to wait another full day for one more… This comic.. SO awesome <3

  84. Mat'Ra


    2nd floor
    World-o-hurt, ladies handbags, mens designer footware and household accessories.

    Going down…

  85. jmillart

    Why do I feel like fluffy will be a good guy in the end?

  86. Oren Otter

    I wonder if that alt text was serious, since this IS a role-playing game to certain cosmic beings.

  87. IceKitsune

    You know I hope if he does another back story arc like this, it tells the story of the Cosmic Nerds. I mean I know its a lot to cover considering they are Tens (heck maybe Hundreds or even Millions) of Thousands of years old but he could do like a quick over view of a bunch of important stuff and end the arc with them choosing to play the U&U game and picking the Housepets Universe to do it in.

  88. NumberUnoFan

    LOL Grape just ninja-ed those guys. GO GRAPE!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  89. Chazmeister242

    Karate kitteh!!!!!! XD

  90. kveldulf

    Is it just me or is the creeper holding a daisy bb gun?

    • kveldulf

      Also this is going to have some odd twist to it like no comes to Fluffy’s b-day is ’cause s/he is an alligator and the creeper owner kidnapped some local pets to take to Fluffy’s b-day bash instead of just asking them. I’m sure Grape would have went willingly.

      • Z

        An even better twist would be that there was no odd twist.