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Discussion (165) ¬

  1. Ryufire

    What is love? >.<

    • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

      baby don’t hurt me.

      • pet_panda

        don’t hurt me~

        • efhosci

          No more. *headbang*

          • Flynn

            You guys, just made my day.

          • Tommyrazor

            And mine xD

          • rallyjr

            this song has gotten onto all the iPods I’ve had and it has never once bin in my iTunes library; EVER, but i have it.. somehow…

          • thel_vanemee

            NO! i just go that song out of my head!!!

        • Beautiful Dreamer

          … I love you XD thanks for that pick me up. Made my day, too.

        • The face

          Totally made my day! Other than this, my Valentines day sucked. Though Dido’s could be really effective for a boy I’m friends with.

    • King Sandwhich

      Love Is: Having someone find you a fresh heart in the middle of winter.

      • ZunaUmbreon

        I Second that
        I wish i could have gotten that card form her <3

  2. kimo


  3. ZV

    Fido so adorable.

    • Crackles

      and buff, more so than usual.

    • King Sandwhich

      He’s gotten more buff since he was a puppy and onward.

      • The face

        Its too bad I was too late seeing these. Giving thee out would be awesome!

  4. IceKitsune

    I would guess that Sabrina has them or made him take them off, because she likes him better with out them. Luceretia,Zach,Fido, and Res is the order I like them in from most to least.

    • King Sandwhich

      Lucretia wins people over with her fresh animal heart.

      • Sansash

        And yet again we avoid seeing her drenched in the blood of her kill

    • Tea Leaves

      I kinda disagree with you. I like, in order from most to least, Res, Luceretia, Zach, then Fido. But its just my opinion.

  5. lightwolf21

    Win! X3

  6. rtlstien

    Fido and Zach look so cute with their expressions.

  7. Kajex, Sorcerer Supreme

    That’s right, Zachary. Jump into the vat of liquid coco. I promise to put breathing holes in the shell when it dries, and you’ll be free by tomorrow evening at the latest.

  8. Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

    Bino’s Jealous of his brother. xD

  9. GameCobra

    Whatever you do, Zach: Don’t fall for the egg jokes!

    And Res’s wall of text… @_@

    • Tea Leaves

      Well he’s a book writer, so it could be expected.

      • Dena

        Would be even worse if he was a Russian blue…

        Those darned Russian writers, they go on and on and on…

  10. leaffly

    And one want to explain the Fido thing. I don’t get it. :l

    • Indagare

      Fido can’t admit he’s in love with Sabrina, so he’s saying their relationship is purely platonic. Platonic means non-sexual.

    • Dena

      Who’s his GF and who would object?

    • Xane

      He’s not wearing any glasses. Remember what he did before we saw Sabrina the first time?

      I didn’t notice at first because the blush kind of drowns out that it’s his eye spot and not his glasses. My thought was that he accidentally left his glasses over at Sabrina’s house and didn’t notice until he went to the Good Ol’ Dogs club, but I was under the impression that he actually needs his glasses (especially since we saw him with them as a pup), unlike the other K9s.

      • Kitch

        He’s acting like when Sasha said she was gonna make out with him. Remember “n-ple Date”?

        • Xane

          Haha. Very true!

          “Bino, your Valentines gifts suck again. I’m going to go make out with your brother. FIDO, TAKE OFF YOUR GLASSES!!!

          We haven’t seen Sasha in awhile…

      • dibs

        yeah, i don’t think he “needs” them still, because if i remember correctly he usually isn’t wearing them at night, and some other times too….
        as far as a reason goes, i don’t really have any good guesses

  11. Dissension


    Let us reflect on the entirely platonic quality of our friendship. Alternately, be my Valentine? = P

  12. efhosci

    Aww, Lucretia, you’re so thoughtful…ewww….

  13. Jako3334074

    Fresh heart in the middle of winter…
    oh i get it

  14. Crackles

    Because Sabrina is right next to him off panel and she’s wearing the glasses in seductive manner, hence the Fido’s blush. Teasing the poor dog with her feline elegance.

    • Crackles

      Just kidding, Spo stole them.

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      I see what you did there. heheh!

  15. CannonFodder

    Easy, cause you don’t want us to use the horatio meme on what Fido said.

  16. LupisLight

    Fido is hilarious. I’m really interested to see what he will do when he gets found out by the other dogs – Deny any and all relationships he ever had with the cat to preserve his status with the K9 community, or show how loyal and faithful a dog should be to his lady. I look forward to the day we find out just what kind of canine Fido really is…

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      “I look forward to the day we find out just what kind of canine Fido really is…”

      He’s actually a cat in disguise…no wait that’s his brother.

  17. hirple

    I’d love to give one of these to my boyfriend, but I don’t think he reads this comic *is sad*

    • Indagare

      Give one to him anyway.

      • ThatGuyWithABurrito


  18. RootsofOrigin

    Better than ever. Love the run-off on Res’s card. And Fido knows how to play it safe.

  19. xhunterko

    Not even gonna try. But the easiest answer is that he’s inside.

  20. The Wolf Kin

    Heh heh. can’t wait to print these out and distribute to my floor on the 14th. It shall be hilarious.

  21. 1boredcanadian

    Wait, I think I now why there are no sunglasses! Because the tint would clash with the colour of his blushing and It keeps anyone from making a one liner about him wearing them?

    also, Alt text: “Try and guess why Fido doesn’t have any sunglasses”

    • 1boredcanadian

      The first “and” was suposed to be an “or”

      • avorin

        i think and might be the right word though. ;)

        • avorin

          (forgot the quotes ;/ )

  22. Otookee

    @hirple – Give him one anyway, then he’ll have to read the comic to find out what it means! Reader recruiting!

  23. Xantham

    Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. XD

  24. Camtheman16

    Hmmm Res having his own valentines day card? “My Arc senses are *tingling”

    *Idk if it’s good or bad :P

  25. silverfang16

    Ah the yearly valentines, always so cute. <3

    • silverfang16

      Also I am disappointed in you Res. I expected yours to be the most poetic of them all! >:(

  26. Zaitsev

    I don’t usually enjoy valentine’s cards but I think it would be hilarious to leave Fido’s for random people to find.

  27. Corgiwolf

    Res’ face is so adorably heartbroken. I almost want to see Grape and him together. (Almost)

    And I’m printing Lucretia’s and sending it. That is just… The best wolfy valentines card ever made. <3

    • darkgloomie

      Heartbroken? He looks distinctly hopeful to me.

      • Crackles

        That’s what I was thinking. His mouth is curved upwards aka smiling… well not really that much. Too shy to show any real emotion!

        • Xane

          It’s more of a, “Love me? Please?” expression. He knows what he wants but he is afraid to get it!

        • darkgloomie

          He has the “Fluttershy expression”

          “Would you like me back? That is, if it’s not of too much disturb…”

    • King Sandwhich

      He looks a little disgruntled at least. He clearly had trouble with that card.

    • Keldor

      Res is so adoreably terrified…

  28. Exulen

    anybody else have the perfect friend for each card? XD

  29. King Sandwhich

    Lucretia wants Zach to eat the heart….kidding.

    • Sansash

      Actually that kind of makes sense, I mean I would assume that whatever is being requested of Zach is ultimately up to the reader, but for imagination-deficient folk such as me, that fits :P He is a vegetarian after all

  30. Firewolf

    He’s holding them behind his back.

  31. gaboris

    Dang… it’s already Valentines day? O_o” Man I keep loosing these stuff all on my own. :/

    Anyways still nice cards as always Rick. Res is a good one. :)

  32. Keldor

    The question then is whether this is Fido in the past still coming to terms with being in love with a cat, or if Sasha is coming on to him again… :-P

  33. SleepySandMan

    Fido ain’t so tough wiht out his sunglasses

    • SleepySandMan


  34. Tara

    The first one is really clever, lol.

  35. RegularBird

    These came out really cute x3

  36. Kalasnokov

    she is still wearing that “sniff the cook” thing??

  37. Kitch

    No Bailey? =(

    • Tailz


    • King Sandwhich

      guess will have to wait til next year….

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      She’s too minor to have one yet, she’s only appeared in one arc.

  38. John Willow

    anyone notice fido has a weird black ring around his eye

    • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

      Brown, actually. Housepets Babies Story arc.

    • Gary (from Radio free Housepets)

      Also, it’s more of a brown spot when he has his eyes closed.

    • Tea Leaves

      Maybe its cuz he doesn’t have his sunglasses.

      • Gary (from Radio free Housepets)

        You could still see the brown spot/ring with/without his sunglasses. =P

    • Argent Stonecutter

      It’s a brown patch, Fido and Joey both have patches, just on opposite eyes.

      We haven’t seen Joey since September!

  39. Lunyk


    • Lunyk

      The fresh heart thing I mean xD

  40. Draven

    Fido isn’t wearing glasses because he doesn’t to miss out on the shining radiance coming off of all this love.

    • Keldor

      Or maybe all that loving radience was reflecting off his glasses into his eyes…

  41. Tailz

    Lucretia and Res are my favorite ones! And Zach’s expression is priceless.

  42. WingedwolfGirl

    Fresh heart. Do want. :D

  43. phosphorus

    Lucretia is so daaaw in this picture, wish we saw her as a pup

    • Kitch

      Miles and Lucretia are older than the others. They probably already had their eldest pup around the time of “Housepets Babies”.

  44. Rion

    aww, poor zach. all the puppies and kittens chasing him for eggs

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Not yet…but soon.

  45. Jesse James

    Fido’s a bit hot under the collar, heh.

  46. Grip the Wolf

    Zachary’s is my absolute favorite.

    • Xane

      It made me giggle but who would you actually give that to? :D

      How come you always pick icons of characters extremely surprised or scared? Are you afraid of us? ;)

      • Grip the Wolf

        To answer your question: no. I simply think that Rick’s style of drawing expressions of fear and surprise are always hilarious and awesome.

        • Xane

          Hehe. I approve of your choices. Fox and Miles are cute. Poor scared puppydogs!

  47. JasonF

    Great cards as always, Rick. I think Zach wins this round. ;)

  48. Argent Stonecutter

    It’s easier for Rick to draw him blushing without sunglasses.

  49. Argent Stonecutter

    And why does mo—— of sk—– get moderated?

    • Xane

      Mochacchino of Skittles? Eww.

    • Dissension

      There’s an e-mail address for the moderation team listed in the comment guidelines. That is the preferred method for asking such questions.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Ah, no, I think not. It’s such a strange bane, I thought perhaps the story would be amusing, but if it isn’t, well, let it lie.

        • Dissension

          Sorry to disappoint, but the answer is basically “we wish we knew.” Feel free to resubmit your comment so someone can manually approve it.

  50. Xane

    I kind of want to see Max’s Valentines card redrawn in the new style. With his trademark grin, of course.

    • Xane

      Huh, it was changed. When did that happen!?

      • Keldor

        Last Valentine’s, silly. But only through the links to the large version – the archive has the old version.

        • Xane

          Yeah, it seems every time I did a Google search or looked through the archive or forum the old one would be the result so I didn’t even know there was a new one.

          Rick rarely uses the blog/writes a comment when he posts a comic, so I probably didn’t even notice he said something on last year’s post!

  51. Ezhno Pallaton

    I lack a person to give valentines cards to, Maybe I should hand them out randomly just to utterly confuse people… I should also Frolic from person to person, Sounds fun

    • The_Peanut

      Sir, You should go to every gang in every ghetto neighbor hood and do that.

  52. Pogiforce

    Res gets a card, that’s awesome.

    that and his appearance in the recent arc has me thinking Res won’t be background character like Uncle Ruben! Hooray! Love Triangle for Grape!

    • Keldor

      It already was a triangle, what with Peanut and all! Now it’s a love quadrilateral! Or even love pentagon, given that Tarot’s in the mix too (love pentagram?? XD).

      • Xane

        Add Fox to the mix (since everyone else has been!) and you’ve got a love hexagon. As in, Tarot will hex anyone who goes after Peanut, even Spirit Dragon. :lol:

        • Zaitsev

          if we’re counting the dragon wouldn’t it already be a hexagon?

          • Profesor Rod

            Let’s leave this as a love polygon of n-sides.

        • Keldor

          Tarot gets her power to hex people from Dragon, so wouldn’t that be pretty awkward?

    • King Sandwhich

      Love Geometry get pretty complicated, it could be it’s own math subject.

      • Keldor

        Love Geometry is most definitely non-Euclidian.

  53. Z24

    I somewhat expected something like that for Res, being a coveted writer

  54. Roadrunner

    WOW it’s so epic

  55. AthiosDvK

    Fido is without glass and with blush because… It’s Sabrina’s fault, isn’t it? It’s totally Sabrina.

    • Keldor

      Nah, Sasha more likey, hence the “platonic” part. XD

  56. Suj

    I still love max’s card from last year XD… classic

  57. shadow night

    When i saw these this morning i got a bad feeling that today wasnt going to go well then when i got to school my boyfriend broke up with me *sigh* at least Rez will always be here for me.YAY HOUSEPETS!!!!!

    • shadow night


  58. alejandro


  59. alexanderseton


  60. gamer35

    i now this is a dumb question, what happened to Fido’s sunglasses? :P

    • Draven

      Alt text says we must guess.

    • Grip the Wolf

      They were lost at Black Mesa…

    • Arwen

      Maybe Max took them. Or Bino. Or any other character. Maybe even Sabrina.

    • legendario13

      c’mon guys that one is easy.
      its obvious that sabrina was talking with fido, then she took him by his glasses, and pulling them away she got close to him slowly with a passion that he knew it was going to bring trouble, then she purred over his neck and then approaching her face to his lips…
      she PUSH him in front of the camera for the photo!
      leaving a really blushed and conffuss doggie.
      See? piece of bread.

  61. Dragongal

    I used to give valentines cards. But then I took a Jr. High to the life.

    • legendario13


      in the leisure time…

  62. Draven

    Of all the years and all the pets, Max still has the best, followed by Sabrina.

  63. Flexico

    I would actually be very interested in hearing the rest of Res’ rant. =P

  64. GameCobra

    Fido totally is in a fully platonic relationship. Moreso than Peanut. Maybe they shoudl talk about things. *giggles*

  65. legendario13

    yay! boys talk!…..
    i mean a MEN TO MEN TALK.

  66. Nick (from RFHP!)


    (mods, if the avatar has STILL yet to change, PLEASE delete ASAP)

  67. Pea

    I just noticed that this year’s printable valentines look to have been inked physically. Is that just my eyes?

    • Rick Griffin

      They were, I have been doing physical inks for a while.

  68. black fox

    Ha love in the air this week this black fox is going to get love from his black cat I mite get the res card

  69. Zaitsev

    also all 3 of the Fido clan (FBJ?) have been in a valentine’s card now

  70. Katsohjn

    I need to start taking bets on how long it takes for someone to change their avatar to use a portion of the latest comic because its inevitable.

  71. Profesor Rod

    I love Res’ card. Adorable~!

  72. Ozimul

    Just… just stop, Res, it’s okay. XD

    • Dissension

      I could write on the merits of concision all day.

  73. Tailz

    Happy Valentines Day you guys! <3

  74. Max Sno Bunnie

    -Giggles- <3 Zach -glomples him an snuggles-

  75. Arwen

    I handed all of the Valentines that you’ve made and everyone loved them!

  76. Chazmeister242

    Not gonna lie i thought that was BINO until i saw his tag…….

    • Dissension

      That’s odd, since they don’t look that similar. = P

  77. hosting geek  

    I agree with you. Pretty weird.