Bailey is such a sweetheart! Also, poor King, always being carried off by the cubs for nefarious purposes (like burial in sand).
The one in front makes it look like they are going to eat him… or at least bringing him to dinner.
I was just giving an example. = P
I was just making an observation xP
Perhaps the tongue sticking out is just a silly grin.
Or perhaps King is going to be served with Some chips and cola
If that’s the case, it must be Royal Crown cola.
The cubs probably see King as practice-prey (he’s a conveniently pocket-sized tidbit!). He seems to be good with kids, for being such a grumpy sourpuss at times.
Hopefully they just pretend hunt him and don’t actually bite him or anything.
He’d already be in little pieces if they did that. They’re almost twice as big as he is! Nah, the cubs just seem to be exuberantly playful… and disgustingly cute!
Woof cubs are disgustingly cute, IRL, might as well be in the comic, too.
ALL babies are disgustingly cute in RL….even the ugly ones…except for maybe Chinese Cresteds
In the words of Fox from Faulty Logic:
“Humans have the ugliest babies out of any mammal.”
So, I’m not so sure they’re “disgustingly cute”, I think they’re just disgusting.
But that’s for humans. All Housepets! are just plain adorable most of the time, and disgustingly cute the rest.
Yes, hopefully playing around. Say… Bailey’s bandanna is the same shade as her eyes! Did anybody else see that?
what nefarious purpose do the dreaded wolfcub gang have planned for our hero?
find out this Friday on…….housepets!!!
Duchess will encounter King with his head protuding from the lawn.
They’ve already been told off for digging up expensive sod, and more than once by the sound of it. King’s head will be protruding from the garden.
I hope he has the patch of soil with a flower stuck to his head.
You know how they always say that daisies and daffodils smile at you? Well, that one over there is most definitely not smiling.
Actually, I have a theory that Duchess is actually Pete’s new avatar.
Or maybe Cerberus’.
I don’t think Cerberus is playing in this particular game. I think she was just one of Heaven’s guards.
Duchess seems like the type to boss people around, similar to how Pete was – perhaps she’s the type that would be genuinely willing to play along with his plans.
Just because you’re a guard doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
True, hence I said ‘in this particular game’. We haven’t seen her in any other context.
She’s probably more into CSI:Heaven.
Where she’s the silent bodyguard type, until it comes time for good cop/bad cop. Then she gets down to business.
And if that doesn’t make any sense in the realm of CSI, it’s because I can’t stomach realistic-looking gore. Video games and any other animation, NP, but if it’s made to look real…. yuck.
Probably panting with excitement.
She is, what a catch! <3
I love her blue eyes. It may help that blue is my favourite colour, but if I was King, I would consider myself very lucky indeed.
The wolves can be hard to live with. In my opinion he should look for a more stable home where he could have a real family. Although the wolves are pretty funny.
I don’t think he will find a much better place to live than Babylon Gardens.
Perhaps another house in Babylon gardens though. Also Bailey doesn’t seem to mind where she lives too much.
Bingo all the way!
That will be awkward if the truth of King ever comes out.
Maybe he could move in with Bino… Vengeance shall be served cold
Just imagine – poor Jeff already has to deal with Bino and Max. Throw King into the mix and he’s likely to go batty!
You would not believe how many phones they have replaced because of that same thing.
Aw how cute!
yeah she is, but I wonder where she is transporting her cellphone.
Those collars are demonstrably spacious!
Fox HAS proven they can keep wallets in their collars.
Like I said before… Collars of Holding! Fox gets a big allowance so he probably has a Handy Havercollar.
a collar of holding would be pretty neat…..as long as it didn’t try to “hold” my head.
Oh, but what a great Halloween costume that would be!
Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something,
about where my feelings have led,
when I – say that something,
I want to hold your head!
I want to hold your
he – ea – ead!
I want hold your head!
And Peanut, too http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/03/23/five-weeks-of-allowance-down-the-drain/ ; eat your heart out, Batman, those things carry much more stuff than your belt
…So Bat-bat keeps his gizmos in his collar then, rather than a belt?
Bats can’t wear belts, unless they cut holes in their wing membranes.
Or maybe it’s a special belt that stays on without going all the way around?
You mean like those supermagnet “pierced” earrings?
I had a set of those. They really hurt if you leave them in.
Well…maybe a bandoleer (sp?) then?
So has pepanut
It’s called a black hole pocket. Much more efficient then one of those bulky Tardis things.
Ooh, I think they have one of those things in D&D!
and Rons Girl friend carried one in Harry Potter
Hmmm I have one of those. I lost my dog in it, took nearly 2days! I found him though!
Every time somebody mentions something about transdimensional storage space, I’m reminded of that one Jimmy Neutron episode where he invents something along the lines of a black hole cube, which can store anything. Or even Bleach or whichever anime it is where that guy has those black hole mouths in his hands.
Or, any anime ever involving a hammer. Because it almost certainly involves hammerspace.
Anime is so odd.
Same with Hammer space. Energy is equal to the mass x the speed of the hammer multiplied by itself or simply E=MChammer.
since wallets and cellphones are smaller an lighter, it requires less hammerspace energy (biological energy seen in hormonal females but to a much lesser degree males) to manifest.
I myself wonder how anthropomorphic cows feel about being milked. It’s interesting how some animals don’t stand upright, I don’t think a cow has gotten a spoken line yet.
Generally? Relieved. The modern dairy cow as been breed to produce so much milk they’re in pain if not milked regularly.
Yes, but how do they feel about being bred so they have to be milked regularly. And being eaten for that matter. Being that it’s Housepets! I assume they are not that unhappy. Cows have it pretty good compared to other farm animals like pigs.
Nope not a burden at all. :p The last panel is so cute!
i found the first cuter, King-wise
Hee. At least Bailey seems like a nice, sensible, down to earth girl, unlike Duchess. Not the jealous type either Bonus!
Wolfcubs + corgi = OMG TEH KY00T… sorry.
Those cubs are going to have a problem when they realize that King is attached to the wall by the phone cord.
King is going to have a problem when that phone cord is yanked out of the wall.
The ferrets have been meaning to replace those phones with ones shaped like mice anyway.
And immediately afterward, the ferrets became unreachable by phone, on account of them batting the handsts about and losing them under couches, ather that hanging them up on their phone jacks.
King: “I thought only cell phones were supposed to lose reception when going around corners…”
Alright, more Bailey!
I vote for Bailey!
And thirded, for good measure!
I come forth to fourth the measure!
none at all im guessing =3
Then the motion is carried.
I vote Grapenut and bailey
do they have pockets in their collars?
Yes, we’ve seen pets remove wallets from their collars before.
Yeah I just just happen to see my dog pull his cell out his fur pocket to talk to his gf.
At least he wasn’t barking across the neighborhood!
Hey, Disney showed that the message does get through! …eventually
And without a degradation of signal–unlike when people pass a message along.
Frank: credit to Dodie Smith, please!
(and I mistypoed the name… it was “The Starlight Barking”)
ah, but Dodie Smith doesn’t show it!
Most likely. Fox keeps is wallet in his collar too, after all.
Or they are amazingly good at keeping items from slipping, whatever you prefer!
Velcro patches! They also help for when you need to scratch an itch under your collar – just wiggle it around a bit!
Brilliant! Like fake hot chocolate brilliant! :O
If a dog can keep something in their collar, Hes probably rolplayed as batman before
No matter how many times I click Cntl+F5 I never have the luck of my DNS updating with enough time to beat the first poster. WHY?!
That said I love how poor King is so respectful of his gal’s wishes, He really is a better person as a dog. XP
Yeeeeee! It’s Bailey! xD
Oh hey, look, It’s the wolf cubs! =D
None at all. I personally wouldn’t mind. No really. Kids put me down!
That cell phone will look pretty handy when those cubs bury him six feet underground again.
It may *look* handy, but it actually isn’t. You try using a phome when your arms are stuck to your side because you’re buried up to your neck!
He just needs a voice activated cell then. I’d be more worried about getting reception 6 feet under.
Which would be none.
Human hands too cold?
You shall be paid handsomely!
Real dollar figure please!
Are you my manager? XD
I just don’t want you paid a quarter by David Hasselhouf.
*Shows up with David Hasselhouf* Is this handsome enough?
No you need to pay him with bruce campbelle, he had an amazing chin
Dogs have a higher body temperature too. But cows are not sentient, so doing what they want seems kind of weird (but you don’t need a voice to kick someone in protest… probably overthinking things again).
I don’t know, the cows looked sentient enough to me when Grape was insulting one.
I v’e been wondering this. Why would only some animals be sentient? Perhaps just because they walk on 4 legs not 2 legs like the anthropomorphic animal doesn’t mean their not sentient. I think they are sentient and didn’t talk because they were ignoring Grape.
It’s like Daisy and Sasha… the vast majority of evidence suggests below-average intellect, but it might just be that we don’t have enough evidence.
From direct comic observation we have sentient deer, sentient birds, sentient dolphins, and sentient horses – all quite communicative and none anthropomorphic. The cows haven’t yet spoken “on camera”, but the textual information indicated that the one Grape was taunting was ignoring her, not that it didn’t understand perfectly well.
According to available information on the forums, the cows are indeed sentient, and just as capable of communication as the horses.
Thus the occasional notes as to “Fridge Horror” in the Housepets universe. The implications of their being recognizable dog breeds – and purebred papers – should provoke similar reactions.
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/02/22/call-not-waiting/comment-page-1/#comment-99012 just so I don’t repost the whole thing.
Furry paws make quite a good insulator.
I wonder if Massage parlors hire more animals then humans
I don’t know which is scarier–that someone would actually LET goats clamber all over him on (apparently) a weekly basis–or that someone would make a video of it and post it on Youtube.
“Do not come near me with those gloves!”
“C’mon, Bessy, y’know th’ dog has a cold”
“I DON’T CARE”
Poor abused King. Duchess is not going to help his self esteem either. -_-
She’ll help his bottom line…
After all, it won’t be a burden. At least according to King.
Are you kidding?! he’s got such a self-esteem as to have BAILEY as girlfriend! (and defend his position!)
If you recall he never even really asked her out, he only implied it and Bailey took it from there.
he made the first step.
And for one in his position, it took GUTS
It’s pretty much a given they are dating at this point. And clearly healthy if he’s going so far as call her for information, so i’m sure his esteem is pretty good =)
OK Someone called this last comic, and Im gonna post it in a reply…I can’t believe how accurate he was
Ah, I knew that it was someone famous Keldor get over here. You win a gold stsr for saying this last strip.
“I’m going to have to call you back. The hooligans are here again, and if I hang around here, they’ll probably try to bury me in the garden again.”
How right you were Keldor, How right you were…
Hehe, I guess some images just spring to mind for everyone sometimes. For my part, I was more or less quoting Calvin’s babysitter, “Charlie, I’m going to have to call you back. You wouldn’t believe what the little cretin as wearing.”
Unfortunately, Calvin and Hobbes are too famous for a gold star…So I guess you’ll have to keep it and pass it on, when you see someone “Call” it :3
I’ll also mention Frank, Who also gets a gold star, because Keldors reply was based of his statement :3
Frank: Or maybe he’s able tolerate the cubs crawling all over him while he talks on Miles’ kitchen phone.
Congratz Frank Gold Star for you!
Alt-text: “The cow refuses to be milked in the middle of February unless one of the dogs does it.”
Makes me think of some big shot diva (Duchess?) or singer demanding something, like a giant bowl of green-only M&Ms, before a show or concert.
“Human hands are furless and too cold; I simply refuse to work in this conditions. But, to be reasonable, I’d accept a mutt, and not the pure-breed with hypoallergenic fur my contract demands.
Otherwise, you’ll hear from my lawyer.”
It’s ok he gets into trouble on his own account all the time
No, that’s the force of the cosmos working against him.
did the force of cosmos get him to go to a party and get drunk or make him through away his watch?
“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” took me a while to find the exact words
felt like it need a deep response
it nice to see King play with cubs.
Other way around: The cubs are playing with him.
Just don’t pull the phone outta the wall, buddy.
King should move to Kansas to live with Bailey and get his own spin off comic. Farm Pets!
Im not sure if the farm life is the life for king…But it’d be fun to find out
Are you kidding? He could help herd the cows in for Bailey to milk! He’s practically bred for tha– oh, wait.
It’ll be like Green Acres! Only the genders are swapped.
As a citizen of Kansas, I totally dido that, King Sandwhich.
King’s cool but this comic doesn’t need a spinoff, it would kill the specialness of the occasion when he shows up.
stuck in the middle with you
If only there are girls like Bailey. She is so sweet ^w^
Good boy, King! I’ll admit to being a bit worried he’d wind up being swayed by the rant in the last strip and make a stupid decision. It’s refreshing to see plot lines that are not dependent on characters making stupid choices to fuel the drama.
I wonder if Peanut and Tarot will enter this couple dog show competition.
It’d be pointless…Tarot would know who would win!
It still would be interesting to see.
It would not be a good sign to the other competitors if she entered then. Or she could enter just for fun even if she knew she was going to lose.
or to spend time with Peanut
Hmmm, wouldn’t it be great if they entered, she told Peanut who would win, and he’d be all “Lets try anyway.” and it’d be pretty romantic
I bet Tarot isn’t much fun to have around at Superbowl parties.
But she’d be great at betting! (If she could keep quiet about the winner)
Plus I don’t think Peanut is a purebred.
Most “fun” competitions like this usually don’t require the dogs to be purebred, I suspect Duchess just doesn’t want to be seen with a mutt. A town by us had a Valentines dog competition that was open to all (one of the categories was “best kisser” ).
I don’t think Sasha’s purebred either (in response to a comment below this one), most likely some kind of shepherd mix.
Possible, but IMO neither of them really seem like the type that would care about something like this.
Is peanut pedigreed? I got the impression he was a bit of a mutt.
He is I think, but she’s purebred.
Very likely both are mutts, but I’d love to see Sasha and Bino there. Bino doing everything to win, and Sasha… being Sasha.
Maybe we can have a cat show, and see Mr. Bigglesworth with Mr. Bigglesworth or, maybe, Mr. Bigglesworth or even Mr. Bigglesw…
Other possible entrants: officer Kevin and a mirror
And then King was thinking “Is this what puppies are like?”
Well, generally, puppies aren’t big enough to carry you off. Thank goodness.
Cutely embarrassed King: check!
Hilarious Wolf cubs: check!
Great alt text: check!
This comic is a milestone!
Achievement Unlocked: This comic has earned a milestine.
they have their own calling routine.
Of Course! Otherwise, they might be otherwise preoccupied doing something else. This way, they can make time for the calls, instead of assuming the other will pick up whenever he/she calls. <3
Took me way too long to realize that Bailey has a cell phone of her own.
Cattle dogs with cellphones save the farmer’s voice.
*GERROUT THERE DAWG!*
“You don’t have to yell any more, sheesh.”
There should be a Cow that gets it’s own spoken line soon. So it can explain how it feels about being milked and eaten. Also it would clear up some people thinking cows aren’t sentient in this universe because they haven’t spoken and walk on 4 legs.
Four legged animals can talk IIRC. And its Sapient actually (“wisdom, or the ability of an organism or entity to act with appropriate judgment, a mental faculty which is a component of intelligence or alternatively may be considered an additional faculty, apart from intelligence, with its own properties.”) not Sentient (“feel, perceive or be conscious, or to have subjective experiences”). People always confuse them.
I know 4 legged animals can talk, I didn’t say I was one of the people who thought cows weren’t sapient (sorry). I just think for the people (not me) who are confused a cow speaking would clear up the confusion. Also finding out their opinion on being farmed would be nice.
That was my fault I misread that. Yes it would be cool to see how they feel about such things.
From everything I’ve heard, cows are capable of being ornary creatures, sapient or not, so a cow getting cross about cold hands seems perfectly reasonable, although, usually ther get cross if you don’t milk them, even if there’s a blizzard out. I guess having an udder bursting with milk is uncomfortable.
In my personal experience, cows are jerks.
Thank you. Sapient vs sentient bugs me too.
I believe Rick has specifically said that cows are not intelligent in the Housepets! universe. I could be wrong, however.
Guess who found there Avatar with this strip? This guy
ALso, technical question. A ship between Bailey and King…Kailey? Or Bing? Or some other combo? (I know they’re already dating, but what would the ship name be? xD)
Bailing! Wait no. That sounded better in my head.
Baling goes with the farm theme.
Kailey sounds nice. But what about…..”Bing”? hmmm… o.O
I said Bing…
oh…huh…I must’ve missed it. o.O
I’ve got it! How about “Bingley”?
Meh, I’m impartial to Bing ;3
I doubt they would want to name their pup after a search engine.
Who said anything about pups? Were talking about shipping names xD
Kinley? its also brand of sparkling water and since it was water that brought them closer together, seems fitting
“Dry food brought them closer together, yet kept them apart.”
So much nostalgia. xD
Ooo, such good ships! I like all of them thus far xD Kinley is far to the top thought I must admit.. along with Bing, then Bailing lol… What about Key?
Sorry Caynine, there’s already Fiddler and Keys
That is true.. but this one would be singular? lol
I just realized, we don’t have a shipping name for Fiddler and Keys! Whatever shall we do??
Make beautiful music.
Feys? Not much of a ship…we already know they’re together xD
Is it bad that when ever bailey shows up i think or irish cream?
“To give me all your love is all i ever asked”
Just what exactly are the cubs plannig to do to him?
Always enjoy seeing Bailey =3
Bailey is missing her husky eye spots
The “brow spots”? You’re right, she is!
It’s winter. Maybe her winter coat doesn’t have them?
Or maybe Rick got sick of all the comments about how she looked like a demon when coming out of the lake with the watch in her mouth, and decided to tweak the art a little bit. I like her better this way, it’s easier to see her expressions.
I second that!
Blah, they’re cute.
Looks like Rick retconjured eyespots while you were talking
I hadn’t refreshed the image, so I have the old “spotless” Bailey saved!
Ah good, now that looks more like Bailey!
*sigh* Oh well.
today’s comic is like one of those TV shows where you just LONG for the return of your fave characters, even if for a ’special guest star’ moment. it adds to epic!
I like the term abrasive, it’s fun to say and very fitting for Duchess.
King’s so nonchalant about being carried off by wolves. XD
By now, he’s used to it. Now that he can get a cell phone, it won’t interrupt his calls to Bailey. :3
After it happening so many time to him, it doesn’t really seem to bother him as much.
I never realized that being carried off by wolves was one of those things you got used to.
From one wolf to another, I approve of those youngster’s activity
First panel is my favourite.
Wait, I’m confused… When did King get a GF?
The Thanksgiving 2011 arc? Remember?
Also is that a Space Wolf logo?
Maybe it’s Space-Laser! But wasn’t that name so last year?
I think Rockstar Hawk will losing its luster soon anyways.
Also I checked my miniatures, it is
Is Bailey missing her white eye spots?
She does seem to be missing her eyebrow things.
*In reference to the alt-text.*
Need Bailey’s scene to look farm-y.
Draw her milking cow. XD
-That being said, I do understand the whole “furry-paws-are-warmer-in-winter” thing.
well i love the wolf kids they are so funny :3
Awwww Bailey is such a Sweetheart
milk that cow like a BOSS!
Bailey is a sweet girl. Very glad she understands King’s predicament. But what are the cubs up to? Are they working for Duchess?
Hiring the cubs to dognap her only eligible competition partner seems counterproductive.
Maybe he’s late for something. I dunno.
Well, if he wasn’t before, he surely is now!
look at the wolfs xD
Wolfcubs – resistance is futile
It’s nice that King has so many friends to lift him up when he’s troubled X3
What’s the whole issue with a cellphone that keeps getting brought up? Why is this such a big deal that it keeps getting referenced with concerns about King getting in trouble?
He has no income. Cellphones cost money. Wacky schemes to get money can get him in trouble.
I can’t tell if how bailey is drawn had changed a bit.
another Adorable King moment
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