Cats In The Cradle
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  1. Dissension

    Second-panel Res is the best Res. = P

    Also, Peanut can’t keep a secret very well, can he? x3

    • King Sandwhich

      He kept the secret of how Max lost part of his ear!

      • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

        augh! and we all wanted to know so badly! xD

      • Dissension

        That was probably irrelevant to the story he was telling.

        • RootsofOrigin

          Rick snuck that close-call alligator attack in just for the mind games.

        • King Sandwhich

          Perhaps a Housepets Babies 2 will address how Max lost part of his ear and broke up with Sabrina And how Sabrina got together with Fido. Or perhaps it’’s just like the noodle indecent in Calvin and Hobbes and will never know. I think the biggest problem is making it unpredictable.

        • silverfang16

          I was so sure it was the alligator though. :/

        • The_Peanut

          turns out, max lost his ear because grape is just to rough

    • volkoseba

      Fourth panel Res is better.

      • CrimsonFox

        I concur x3

    • cheetahwolf

      Res looks like an old cat. He even speak like hes old.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        There’s several books in the series, and it takes a year or two to write a book, so he’s been a published author for at least ten years.

        • IceKitsune

          Wait when was it established hes been published for 10 years? I don’t think its been said that there are more then 3 Pridelands books at most. Hes older then Grape for sure but I don’t think by that much.

          • King Sandwhich

            Yeah, I don’t think Res is meant to be that old. He’s just a gray cat who’s shy so he talks quietly.

          • The_Peanut

            Grape said something about it being 2-3 years since the last book, and peanut grabbed a massive stack of books when they were at the book signing.

          • IceKitsune

            Here she says the 3rd book is out and there was one more after that so there are 4 books right now. The books Peanut picked up where reference books/companion guides and an RPG book and the other two in the series.

            Res is much older then I thought, at least 5 or 6 I would say depending on when he started writing. Grape seems to have a thing for older guys.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Even if it’s only four books, that means he’s been a published writer for at least five or six years. Longer if it took 2-3 years for the third book. He can’t be less than ten.

          • IceKitsune

            No where does it say that the third book to 2-3 years for him to write, unless I’m missing it. We don’t know how long it takes him to write the books. He could have wrote the first two books within a year of each other maybe even less.

          • Keldor

            The first Pridelands book came out when Grape was still a kitten.

            I suspect that Res is about the age Grape’s parents are. Not old, but not exactly young either. Middle age.

        • IceKitsune

          And it doesn’t always take a year or two to write a book, depending on the length and complexity of the novel. Some writers can pump one out in a few months, and I don’t think Pridelands series are actually that complex.

        • Darrow013

          i know how to solve this, ASK RICK!

  2. Ryufire

    Beautiful ending! ^^

    • King Sandwhich

      I liked it too. I don’t mind that Rick held off on revealing how Max lost part of his ear because I realize that if their is a Housepets Babies 2 it can reveal the origin of Fido and Sabrina’s relationship and how Max and her broke up.

      • Ryufire

        We’ll probably have to wait till next year or by the end of the year for Housepets Babies 2! But in the meantime we’ll enjoy what Rick has in store for us!

        Oh yeah we would love to see that!

    • Firewolf

      I know right? I loved this, ending on that perfect note…PRINCESS PERIWINKLE!

      • AflacMan13

        Looks like Res is trying everything in his power to keep from busting a gut.

  3. Xane

    That look on Res’ muzz in panel 3… the face that launched a thousand shippers!

    • Kitch

      Forget that. What about his paws on her knees? :p

      • GameCobra

        I sure as kitten’s furballs hope Maxwell teaches him a lesson or two about playing it safe around his girlfriend in this case. It also wouldn’t reflect good on the Prideland series if he started flirting with a cat that was already taken.

        • AflacMan13

          Unless Max is into that sort of thing. Hint Hint.

        • Tea Leaves

          Soon its going to be a love square!

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  4. Zukio

    Hooray the secret of the Princess is out!

    • AuvaAkita

      I was gonna say the exact same thing lol

  5. rtlstien

    And Peanut finally gets his revenge for how Grape has been treating him since Rez arrived.


    • Valerio

      talk about sweet retribution :D

      • Keldor

        I bet Peanut hasn’t even thought about that in the slightest, bless ‘em. :-D

    • Xane

      Yeah… most of this has just been “Grape being Grape” but I thought the suplex was a bit too mean. Of course he yanked her off the top of the fridge before (yes I know it was a guest strip it still counts ‘cuz it’s funny!)

  6. IceKitsune

    lol of course Peanut would do that. Also so the arc is over?

    • Foldo

      I think Rick is going to launch the next arc featuring King and Bailey Monday because Valentine Day.

      • Firewolf

        You sir, have just given me hope for the future.

      • ZunaUmbreon

        Oh “Please” Say thats true! That Bailey is just what King needs! ^^ Also pretty certain thats the “Reward” They were talking about for King ;3

        • Foldo

          Rick announced characters of the next arc months ago on his Twitter profile and said it will be started near the Valentine Day. ;)

      • silverfang16

        A relationship is just what we need to keep King a dog. :3

        • Kitch

          Bailey, Res, Lucretia, either Daryl or Keene

          • Kitch

            Meant for valentine cards x3

          • dibs

            nonsense, let’s go with the unlikely candidates!!
            zach, kevin, pete, and that chicken
            …or not….
            honestly any characters are cool, i like all the valentines cards so far

          • River_Dragon

            Heh…Keene is still in the zoo.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Monday is going to be valentine cards.

        Housepets baby valentine cards.

        • King Sandwhich

          A Res valentines day card would be nice

          • Keldor

            …Saso Valentine card…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Saso valentine? Inscribed on the still-beating heart of your enemies? How sweet! “I was going to give you a card, but I was distracted by a MOUNTAIN OF SKULLS!”

          • Keldor

            No, you see, I always thought of Saso as misguided….

          • Argent Stonecutter

            The mountain of skulls was in the shape of a heart, OK?

  7. Lunyk

    Aww forget Grapenut, I ship Gres now!

    • King Sandwhich

      Res is pretty charming. If Max is not careful he might lose another girlfriend.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        There’s always Mr Bigglesworth.

        • Alucai Vivorvel

          …Which one? o.O
          You can never tell until it’s too late… like when Max took Grape out for a date…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            That’s the point, isn’t it! :)

          • Karriban

            It’s like Russian roulette without deadly consequences.

          • Kohaku Nightfang

            It could be quite deadly if you call one of the guys a girl :P

  8. King Sandwhich

    Res and Grape look almost romantic in the third panel!

    • Ryufire

      I know right! :D

    • Alucai Vivorvel

      I feel bad for Max but that’s such a tender moment I’ll ship it.

      Alt: That last panel ruins the romantic mood, so I know they won’t get together.

      Alt to the Alt: Yeah, right!

  9. senorpie7

    So close! Anyone notice how adarable res looks last panel? I am surprised he did not bust out laughing!!

  10. McFly

    It was coming sooner or later.

  11. Chaplin

    Man, Res is so hitting on her right now.

    • McFly

      Don’t tell Max!

      • King Sandwhich

        It looks like their will be some serious events in the near future.

    • silverfang16

      I was thinking that myself. Maybe…..dumping Max for Res?! :O

  12. xhunterko

    Enough sister torture for one day?

    • kidaver

      you can never torture your sister enough/

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        Nor she you!

  13. RootsofOrigin

    So does this mark the end of the arc? Or will there be more background story and/or home invasion?

    • Crackles

      Looks like it’s the end. It’s been pretty long arc

      • RootsofOrigin

        What do you foresee next Monday? Holiday arc, one-offs, or Valentine’s cards?

        • Crackles

          Probably one-offs and then King arc.

        • kingisawsome

          I see Valentine’s cards

          they might not be my favorite but they still are funny

          • Alucai Vivorvel

            I may never use them, but who can tell? Maybe I’ll find a furry girlfriend.
            But I agree; they are funny.

  14. HolyGnade

    Peanut ruining happy moments is priceless!
    And Res with a unibrow on panel 3

    • RootsofOrigin

      Whoa. Monobrow.

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      That’s just Res’ fur hanging over his head. No unibrow. =P

      • RootsofOrigin

        Sorry, that doesn’t help to break the image.

        • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

          I honestly don’t see a uni brow. =/

          • RootsofOrigin

            Keep telling yourself that.

      • HolyGnade

        Once its seen it cannot be unseen though.

        • RootsofOrigin

          *Caveman grunt of agreement*

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Dude, they’re dogs and cats, they don’t have eyebrows, they have fur.

      • HolyGnade

        Yes i already know that, but the way Res’s fur was bunched up on his face it looked like he had unibrow.
        But you cant see it now because Rick fixed/changed it.

        • RootsofOrigin

          Rick caved underneath the pressure.

  15. cheetahwolf

    that is so cute. Grape now have two cats to love. Max and Res

    • Firewolf

      Somehow I don’t think Max and Res will be so optimistic in sharing.

  16. Kalasnokov

    Good-moment crasher Peanut strikes again!

  17. AuvaAkita

    And now we’re back to present day Babylon Gardens! What new adventurers may ensue?

    • King Sandwhich

      It looks like Res might be becoming romantically interested in Grape. Seeing as she is already dating Max that could be a potential future plot.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Res meets the ferrets. Or Karishad. Or Miles’ cubs.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      And of course I really want to see Res meet Tarot’s imagination.

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        I want to meet Tarot’s imagination!

  18. Crackles

    Welp, another one falls for Grape’s charms. She’s just irresistible.

  19. Draegwolf

    Way to ruin the moment Peanut XD Res had the mood set and he just had to come along and kill it for Princess Periwinkle XD

    • Crackles

      Maybe Grape shouldn’t have suplex’d Peanut. Karma strikes back :D

      • Valerio


  20. LupisLight

    Aw, cute! Did anyone else notice this is the first scene in which Res doesn’t look completely nervous and shy?

  21. RegularBird

    AARgh, SO CLOSE!

    Peanut ruined the moment :C

    • kidaver

      its what he does best

      • RegularBird

        He sure does.

        • like_a_boss

          And he did it LIKE A BOSS.

  22. Camtheman16

    And the likeliness of Grape+Peanut ever happening just dropped another 30%….So many people to fight through Peanut, your chances are dwindling D’: (BTW firm believer in the prophecies :3)

    • RootsofOrigin

      Arc 23?

      • Camtheman16

        Yes well, Fate has a funny way of changing…Or being a Giant D and D game.

      • King Sandwhich

        Usally in a series the female character goes through several major boyfriends before ending up with the guy the fans want her to be with. However I’d be fine with just Grape + Res.

        • GameCobra

          Usually? I find in fiction it’s usually the first choice. I’m not saying i’m against Res since he has a good reason to do so, but Max certainly was the first cat that had the biggest reason to date her.

          Sure, he’s a jerk and we all know it, but he means well for Grape.

          • King Sandwhich

            To give example in the Harry Potter series both Harry and Ron have interest in other women before they end up with the girls they end up marrying that everyone was wishing for. In about every TV show that does some romantic comedy that how it works ex. Scrubs, Friends, New Girl hopefully. Just trying to elaborate. Just because Grape dates someone else doesn’t lessen Peanuts chances. Although I’d be fine with whoever Grape ended up with.

          • GameCobra

            I always loved the first choice matters the most deal from watching cartoon shows. Samurai Pizza cats and Gargoyles are prime examples of this. The idea of someone picking you up without a heartbeat at first sight is usually the strongest connection and i loved that with Maxwell and Grape. Although it was awhile before we found out that Maxwell had an ex, it still follows through with Grape that Max is her first date and i wish to see it follow through think through thin. Res is likely going to be the first big challenge though of the relationship or the hammer, and i’m hoping for the challenge.

          • Dan

            Charmed, don’t forget Charmed King Sandwhich; Piper, Pheobie, and Paige go through a LOT of relationships before finding the right guy, lesser and more serious relationships. Even Prue went through her fair share of relationships before being taking off the show.

          • Crackles

            @Gamecobra, if you say the first choice matters the most, shouldn’t that mean the Grapenut would be best choice then? Peanut’s crush came before Maxwell was even introduced, unless you’re talking about solely on Grape’s point of view.

          • GameCobra

            @Crackles The first choice rule i go by is this: If either person in the couple who never dated before asks to start a serious relationship/date with someone, then it’s usually at that point the first rule effect is in place. In this case, since Grape asked Maxwell out, Maxwell and Grape would’ve been the respective first choice dates.

            If Peanut got his chance back on the farm arc, he would’ve been the first choice date instead. Even though i would really want Max to date Grape sinec they are both cats, the fact that one of them got the courage to spark the relationship is a good enough reason for me to support it. Since Grape is having her first date with Max, I really wanna see it fully develop through thick and thin, marriage and kittens and all! <3

          • King Sandwhich

            I think it is clear their are many possibilities of who Grape could ultimately end up with. The problem with Grape + Peanut is it eliminates the possibility of Grape kittens. I understand there are still people who want it though.

          • Crackles

            Oh okay, that clarified it then.

    • Crackles

      Someone still believing it could happen? Well I guess optimism isn’t a bad thing.

      • RootsofOrigin

        I doubt Rick will simply dish out complex, foreshadowing dialogue like its flaming confetti. It’ll be brought back full force like a bucket of ice water on my sleeping body.

        • Crackles

          Maybe. Still would expect at least some shiptease from time to time so it wouldn’t feel abandoned. What’s it been, like, almost two years since last time?

          • RootsofOrigin

            Well, there was that one time in Arc 43 when Grape went for the dramatic, last words death after being struck by a water balloon. But that was more of a joke with a slight aftertaste of shiptease. Other than that, maybe you could count “Red Red Wine” from this arc.

          • Keldor

            Of course, with those final words, she “died” before she could finish them. Couldn’t bring herself to say it? >:-D

          • RootsofOrigin

            Stand aside worthy adversary! I shant stand about whilst you parade your ill born icon of smiling malice!

          • Keldor

            “Ill-born icon of smiling malice”?!?? That… describes Max pretty accurately, actually.

        • Camtheman16

          Yes, something to tell us “Hello, we are still an option, stop looking at the pretty kitty’s, and looks towards the dog…” Not that I don’t love them, it’s just gonna be uber sad when it all goes down… :’(

          • RootsofOrigin

            By the way what do you mean by fate changing?

          • Camtheman16

            Well, it’s kinda obvious that fates aren’t set in stone, and perhaps, maybe, theres a chance…*mumbles* Grape could end up with someone else…But, I still and Grapenut 100%(Just gonna be sad when all of Grapes love interests stop due to reasons from one arc or another)

          • RootsofOrigin

            *Returns with turkey sandwich and chips*
            Ohhh. You’re worried that the prophecies may not follow through. But you also seem to be assuming that the prophecies are pro-Grapenut. They are more about foreshadowing and a lot of shipteasing.
            Also,I don’t know what you mean by the last sentence in parenthesis.

          • Camtheman16

            If Grapenut happens, that means all other love interests got rejected riiighht? So it follows, that these rejections will be teary and drama filled. And I’ll feel bad for it wanting to happen, while Max/Res is stuck in the rain again…

          • RootsofOrigin

            Well of course. Sorry, I was confused by your wording. Probably the lack of food, hence my sammich.

      • IceKitsune

        At this point really only two things will kill it for me, Rick saying its never going to happen or Pete not picking Max as his avatar.

        • Camtheman16

          If rick says its never going to happen, I’ll rage for about a week, then I’ll be pro Grape+Res.

        • RootsofOrigin

          An odd way of putting it. Why would Max not being chosen kill Grapenut for you?

          • IceKitsune

            Mostly because I can’t really think of a reason for them to break up other wise. Unless Grape does a 180 on her feelings about Pete, him being his Avatar would pretty much do just that fairly quickly. I doubt Res is going to become a regular character so the only real other choice is Peanut.

          • RootsofOrigin

            Just throwing it out there, if it happens, maybe there will be a fallout in their relationship similar to Max’s and Sabrina’s. That could actually be fitted into an arc, in my opinion, showing before-and-now events.

          • Camtheman16

            Personally, I see Grape and Res as a better couple (You know, if Grapenut is said to never happen). Idk why, I just do :/.

          • IceKitsune

            Also I will admit that while I can’t think of another reason right now, it is possible that Rick could do it another way without him becoming Pete’s Avatar. So its not like him not being Pete’s Avatar would make it 100% impossible just that it would make it so very very unlikely that hoping it would happen would be rather stupid IMO.

          • RootsofOrigin

            I suppose :/
            Anyway, opinions?

          • Camtheman16

            Sure, anything can happen. I can definetly see a falling out between Grape and Max. Problem: If it starts raining, and Max’s dad kicks him out again, she’ll forgive him, and everything will go back to normal XD

          • RootsofOrigin

            Argh! What am I going to do with you? And what kind of father kicks his kid out in the rain? “Oh it’s getting cloudy, come on Max!” Plus that is far too simple of a resolution that would make for a pointless, mind-rending arc. Might as well draw a circle.

          • RootsofOrigin

            Sorry. That came off as pretty agressive.

          • Baxtrr

            Also not entirely well informed. What kind of father leaves his kid out in the elements?





            And I wouldn’t be surprised if we learn of others.

        • King Sandwhich

          I think the idea of Res becoming a regular character and Grape’s boyfriend is plausible. I would like Max to find his own happiness somehow though.

      • King Sandwhich

        Grapenut really does not look likely at this point. Either it’s not happening or not in a long time.

        • Camtheman16

          hey Sandwhich, I can have my dreams, but only if you allow me to keep them :3 I still think it’s plausible. I mean, there’s plenty of evidence to support it, and you never know when an opportunity will arise. Before this, I might not have thought Gres was feasible, yet the evidence is impeccable in this strip.

          • King Sandwhich

            I never said it wasn’t plausible I just said I thought it was likely at this point, like you said things arise that are not thought to feasible earlier. I think if it does happen it will be awhile that’s all. Not trying to spoil any dreams just trying to be realistic as to avoid disappointment.

          • Camtheman16

            Reality, the thing people try to escape xD

        • King Sandwhich

          *wasn’t not was.

        • Alucai Vivorvel

          I also don’t see it as likely. Also, I used to be a Grapenutter, but I think Max or Res would be a better fit for Grape, and we already know that Tarot/Spirit Dragon loves Peanut, soo…

        • Crackles

          Yeah, a bit sad. If that’s the case, I can’t really praise how the Imagine, too! would work as the final conclusion to the whole ordeal. Cute maybe, but terribly unsatisfying status quo.

    • IceKitsune

      Not really, It pushed Gres that’s about it. It’s seems to be kind of neutral on Grapenut.

  23. Doc Spit

    So…Res is a genial and genuine nice guy who admires Grape’s accomplishments. Oh, and he created the character that Grape fan-crushes on…HARD.

  24. leaffly

    Go Peanut!

  25. Lophiiformes

    lol Peanut

  26. Muddypaws

    Princess Peri… LOL…hehehe…Haha (SNIRK)

  27. Jako3334074

    Peanut always pops up at the perfect moment.

    • Keldor

      It’s a knack of his.

  28. Firewolf

    I sense a sudden rise in Res+Grape fans in the world…*joins that group* anyone else?

    • RootsofOrigin

      The water is rising! Prepare the arc(s)!

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      Oh yeah, I’m totally in! *whispers* don’t tell Max…

    • Valerio

      yes. If kitties must be, I totally favor that pairing! :D

      • GameCobra

        Ohhhhhh no! She’s already taken in the cat department!

    • King Sandwhich

      Despite my love of Max, I would be in this group.

    • silverfang16

      Yesh! Res needs a bigger part anyway!

    • Tea Leaves

      Oh no. Everybody get ready for the Love Square.

      Just in time for Valentines Day, too.

      • Firewolf

        Aaaaand in this corner, Peanuuuuuut!~ his love for cats and crush on Grape makes him cute, quick to blush, and utterly adorable! While still he maintains that friendly puppy-like self!

        Iiiiiin this corner, Maaaax!~ He’s got something missing out of his ear, but nothing quite missing out of his heart. He’s been head over heels for Grape ever since that faithful he discovered she was a girl!

        And last but not least, Reeeees!~ Shy, timid, but incredibly cute, this new entry has everyone thinking about Valentines day! He is also the writer and creator of grape’s biggest fantasy crush! How bout that folks?

        And in our final corner, Graaaaape!~ She seems to be the point of everyone’s affections! But, who will she choose in the end? Perky Peanut? Misguided Max? Or maybe even Res the Writer! Find out Monday! (Or whenever Rick decides to post the answer, either way)

        • RootsofOrigin

          *Roaring applause*

  29. Zaitsev

    Everybody’s faces are perfect in panel 4
    Really sells what Peanut just did.

  30. Valerio

    Grape, now you owe Peanut BIG time, you!

    • WingedwolfGirl

      She owes him a Broom-to-the-face for that Periwinkle Comment.

      • Alucai Vivorvel

        Actually, if she thought about it, Peanut could have just saved her a lot of trouble with Max. Imagine if he hadn’t interrupted…?

  31. Tailz

    Aw peanut, you just had to ruin the moment. Although she had that coming.

  32. 1boredcanadian

    Peanut you just couldn’t let it slide could you? Oh well, I guess I can give you this just before Grape kills you…Peanut: Flawless Victory!

  33. Winterstorm

    I am so looking forward to the next pridelands book being “Dedicated to Princess Periwinkle” ;D

    • Camtheman16

      “As Grapenus approached the field, her clan of broom-wielding warriors following behind, she stopped and pondered the destruction she would bring” xD

    • Keldor

      Teehee – That would be just perfect – anonymous to pretty much everyone who knows her, and sure to get her to blush every time she reads it!

      The question is what will happen when Max finds about “Princess Periwinkle”… Unless… Maybe he already did, and THAT directly led to his ear getting chomped! :-D

  34. Shuma-Jindivi

    I like Res’s gloves.

  35. cesarinthewhitedragon

    I love how res as these small gloves!

    • Tailz

      Funny because i have the same type of gloves! :)

  36. rallyjr

    classy Peanut, real classy
    Alt text: “”no no no when a mysterious cat enters her room the curtain needs to billow and a bright light shines behind him, you’re ruining it “

  37. BlueAnubis

    Last panel: WOBBAFETT!

    • King Sandwhich

      Ha, Res does kinda look like Wobbafett in that panel doesn’t he!

  38. SilentWolfXIII

    Well that ruined a Kodak moment. Way to go Peanut >:(

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Kodak’s bankrupt anyway.

      • McFly

        Good one.

      • SilentWolfXIII

        yeah, but Peanut’s interference isn’t exactly helping their financial situation, now is it? : P

  39. Maengun1256

    Bwahahahaha OMG to funny Peanut, To funny, on another note, Umm Keene is still locked up in the zoo

    • Keldor

      I wouldn’t worry. I’m sure the other ferrets will notice sooner or later…. Later seems more likely….

      Actually, scratch that. Looks like poor Keene will be playing cornhole for a while longer.

      • Baxtrr

        Does anyone other than me think that when Keene gets out, he’s going to be angry and mentally unhinged enough to launch an entire new arc?

        • Alucai Vivorvel

          “Murderous Ferret Goes on Rampage, Demands Orange Soda”

    • Argent Stonecutter

      We don’t KNOW that he’s still locked up. A lot of stuff goes on offstage.

  40. Ozuan

    …And the silver spoon, little boy turned into the man creepily lurking in the windowsill…

  41. Xantham

    Hurray for a happy ending to a cliffhanger :D

  42. GameCobra

    Res, i respect you for the Prideland series, but maybe you’re being a little too forward with Grape?

    Better not forget about Max. =P

    • silverfang16

      Max is a chicken remember? :P

    • King Sandwhich

      I’m not sure Res even knows about Max. Max better step up his game if he doesn’t want to loose Grape.

      • Keldor

        Res should know about Max. He’s the cat Grape talked about for two hours when she first met Res, and he knew enough to stick hit note in Max’s book.

      • King Sandwhich

        True. But I’m not sure it’s clear how much Res knows about their relationship. I’m sure it will all be more clear soon.

  43. silverfang16

    Peanut…you didn’t even that until the trip to the vet. -_-
    Wait…I think it was the vet…

  44. Z24

    Next Pridelands edition will include a character named Princess Periwinkle

  45. Draven

    Peanut; embarrassing Grape in a way that only a big brother ca

  46. drasingan

    Nice job penuat. Way to destroy the moment.

  47. Lionbone

    Any idea what’s the writing on panel 2?

    • King Sandwhich

      Grape Jelly Sandwhich

      • gagi

        Reading through all the comments takes time. I guess I should have refreshed the page before commenting :) silly me :)

    • gagi

      Grape jelly sandwich – my favourite :)

  48. an0réxia

    Let’s show Res some new experiences: Snowball fight with the wolves’ pups!

  49. VariedCookies

    So what? Is this a love square now? xD

    • King Sandwhich

      I thought of that as well, maybe someone needs to be kicked out.

      • justacritic

        First it’s the square, then the pentagon, then the hexagon, next thing you know Grape is in a love polyhedral.

        • Nohbody

          Who would’ve thought that shipping would require advanced geometry… :P

          (Still somewhat of a Grapenuts fan, but it’s just a casual thing. I’m not a die-hard shipper of any particular paring.)

  50. WingedwolfGirl

    Romantic Moment: Averted By Random Peanut.

  51. Tattorack

    Aw poor Max!! Now what?
    (Peanut! I’m going to KILL you! Then clone you because your too cute!)

  52. Grip the Wolf

    *Sighs* I’ll call the Police to report a murder…

  53. Sandaph

    It’s really odd to see Grape/Res as a viable ship, because until like ten strips ago, I was unaware that Res was a dude. Still going to have to say Grapenut for the win.

    • Xane

      It does feel a bit out of nowhere but remember that meeting Res is like meeting [insert your favorite author here], first you’re shell shocked [and possibly cause a scene ending with you chewing out his mom], and then you find out he still wants to be friends with you… and he says all those nice things about you…
      “Max will kill him if he tries anything”

      • Sandaph

        See, I’m one of those people with Shipping Goggles, (a tvtrope, if you aren’t familar with the term) So i’m going to be covering my ears with my hands and going “LA LA LA! I can’t see the ship tease LA LA LA!” But seriously, I normally don’t have trouble with this in Housepets!, but Res is really gender ambiguous.

  54. Sonic Fox

    There it is, was waiting for her former name to come up again. XD

  55. Zuna

    Darsh Gawnit! Will i ever see Peanut and Grape as a couple?! Tune in next time on Dragon ball… oh wait, wrong show!

  56. gaboris

    *Looks at third panel*
    Res is a guy right?
    ????: Yep, but DON’ even think about it! You’re WAY over your shipping comment quota for the month already. :/
    *Headbutts the table*
    But it’s sooo HARD not not say it… -_-”

    • RootsofOrigin

      If Res still had his monobrow it would be easier to determine his gender.

  57. redwolf

    Peanut Sandwich (gun shot noises) . . . moment killer

  58. Dan

    Lets see Grape forgive Peanut for this one; I for one can’t believe he would do something like that to her, oh wait… yes I can Peanut is absolutly unpredictable. Grape, less so, you can usually predict pritty much what she’s going to do, or how she’ll react.

    • Camtheman16

      Grape had it coming…She suplexed him! That wasn’t predictable!

  59. Kibaxyru

    Well excuuuuse me, Princess!

    (I’m so sorry)

    • RootsofOrigin

      You should be. But at least you didn’t mention CD-i or bombing dodongos.

  60. legendario13

    people waiting to see a lovely/friendly scene: check
    people waiting to see a funny moment (provided by peanut) and laugh hard: check

    its a WIN, WIN.

    need to say that the first time i saw res i tought “it looks like a sock” despising that, i always knew (it was the first thing i tought when i saw him and heard his name) he was a guy.

  61. reaperofuria

    a conversation bomb! better than the photo bomb!

  62. Pogiforce

    This strip makes Res look better suited for Grape than Max.

  63. Daniel

    So Grape’s full name is Grape Jelly Sandwich?

    • legendario13

      new at this or sarcasm?

  64. Ben

    WOOOOOOAAAHHHH Everyones wearing fingerless glovessssss.

  65. The_Peanut

    OMG, she was gunna kiss res, and shes dating max… and Peanut likes her…. this is starting to become interesting

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      Peanut loves Tarot. Looks like we got ourselves a love pentagon! xD

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Cue military metaphors in 3… 2… 1…

      • The_Peanut

        why dont they all just date eachother, make it easy on everyone XD

      • Trefoiler

        I would add that both Tarot and the Spirit Dragon are sweet on Peanut.

        And that Max’s girlfriend secretly left him for a dog.

        … who’s brother is sweet on a mouse.

        I think that’s it. ^^

        • Trefoiler

          EX-girlfriend, but then you knew that. Lots of romantic Fascination
          Passion burning,
          Love so strong
          Keep feeling Fascination
          Looking, learning,
          Moving on…

          -uh, yeah, let’s move on.

  66. phosphorus

    Grape just got p0wned

  67. Mat'Ra

    Its peeeaaanut, its peeaaaanut. You never quite know what, he’s gonna do next!
    Its peeeaaanut, its peeaaannnut


  68. legendario13

    you wake up and see your mom showing you the electricity bill with killer eyes!

    IT was peanut, it was peanut!

  69. black fox

    I smell love or is that my fur is on fire agen

  70. Moony

    isnt she like, dating Max or something? seriously….

    • IceKitsune

      Yeah but that doesn’t stop people from having feelings for other people (look at Peanut he loves both Tarot and Grape) or for other people having feelings for people who are taken, it just means you can’t act on them.

  71. Firewolf

    And by the way, the cat’s muzzles are longer and a bit smaller in height.

  72. The_Peanut

    wait, didn’t she say 2 dogs life, res sucks at listening.

    • McFly

      She saved two pets, but one was a dog (Fox) and the other was a cat (Max).

      • RootsofOrigin

        Learn your species.

  73. gamer35

    peanut is good at ruining things isnt he?

  74. Lionbone

    Knee grab at panel 3

    • Trefoiler

      I saw that! Physical contact! :3

      I’ve never really appreciated Res’ gloves until just now.

      They’re nice.

      • RootsofOrigin

        Maybe he’s like Rogue, can’t touch people without gloves on.

        • IceKitsune

          Well the open fingers would negate the point of the gloves for that anyway :P . Plus Rogue has had control of her powers since 2008ish IIRC anyway she doesn’t need to be careful anymore.

  75. Wolf Brother

    aw man, i thot it was the alligator for sure. o well i guess the world will never know

  76. Trefoiler



    This arc has been fantastic and informative and I love it. As for this strip, all I have to say is that when Res was starting to get all tender in the third panel (and the low-key, feel-good saxophone ballad started playing in my head) I began to think that grape might just be the star of some kind of Housepets! The Bachelorette.

    But that’s just me! Rick, you continue to be every bit as masterful a storyteller as we assume Res to be. Thank you kindly! ^^

  77. Shrug

    Objection! If Peanut knew her shelter name was Princess Periwinkle how did he ever mix up her gender?!

  78. PawesTwistSoulstar

    Le gasp! She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named-Aloud-Or-Grape-Will-Destroy!!! DX

  79. Xuncu

    Watch the paws there, Grey Garfield…

  80. Oatmeal

    I totally didn’t actually notice until now that Grape’s nose is purple.


  81. Chazmeister242

    I dont think peanut is going to live much longer…..

    • The_Peanut

      Grape must have his puppies… or kittens…. this is never going to work

  82. wolf long fellow

    Hey Rick just how did makwell loose his ear?