King no matter what the circumstances make Bailey proud!
More like drowning!
For some Pets its the same thing… My little Pughound certainly acts like it.
I have ferret who acts like that. The other ferret just acts like it’s a giant drinking bowl.
Ferrets are so darn cute. But I hear they smell. Like, really bad. Is this true? Or will I have to get a ferret of my own someday to find out?
They only smell if you dont clean up after them and bathe them regularly.
What is “regularly”?
A quick googling later: No more than once a month, exact frequency up to you. And by ‘no more than once a month’, they mean that you can cause health-problems if you dry their fur out of oil by bathing them too much, so you should stay well under that.
I”ve had to bathe mine 8 times a month… mainly because they keep figuring out how to get in the cooking oil. I’ve used a little baby lotion to counteract the damage by bathing that often.
Ferrets have there scent pouches removed before being sold now. I’m not sure how recently they started doing this. Now they do not smell.
do u think Boris want to be with Duchess in the show?
Doubt it…His manliness and toughness completely overwhelms any cute duchess could muster…
That doesn’t mean that boris doesn’t want to be with Duchess any less.
Funny to think that all three of them likely belong to the same dog class. I guess “working dogs” is fairly broad.
Now, do you think that Psychic Dogs get a class of their own, or are they under “Non-Sporting”?
He might have a secret crush on Dutchess but he doesn’t exactly seem like the show dog type.
Some pets goal is to make the person giving the bath as wet as possible.
Well, if *they* have to be wet, you should too!
By the way…You smell like apricots LETS GET STARTED
^^Thats the alt text
Actually its misspelled its missing the D at the end.
Oh you beat me too it…I was going to clarify dont worry xD
Also like to mention, a typo in the alt so I just went ahead and added it xD (No D in started)
I’m sure Rick will fix it.
Yeah, like, “LET’S GET STARTE-” *yanks King out the door*
Or maybe saying it fast, where the caps are the rushed words, like it’s awkward to say King spells like apricots.
Actually, now that I think about it, bubble baths (or at least scented baths) are virtually a necessity if the animals bathe themselves the same way humans do (not like real animals do). Who likes the smell of wet dog? Nobody, not even the dogs.
That looks like a nice way to bathe. Also Apricots smell nice.
Bet he’s glad Pete didn’t turn him into a cat…
Cats can’t taste sweetness… cats can’t appreciate apricots.
I got one cat who totally avoids anything sweet,
and one who can’t get her paws of it.
(proven a few times when giving yogurt left-overs and such to them)
Actually Cats do like dairy products like yogurt or milk but not for the sweetness in them but for the other flavors. Some cats however do not like milk or dairy products. Science has in fact proven that cats can not taste sweet. The sweet things they do eat are for the other flavors.
I always thought it was dogs that couldn’t taste sweetness
no dogs see in black and white, cats cant taste sweetness. and Peanut is gunna cry because not enough people watch house pets.
Dogs do not see in black and white, their sight is like red/green color blindness in humans.
this is true. i have red/green color blindness and the eye doc says i see like my dogs do. most green things look red to me. or an off shade of brown if not red. regardless, its cats that can’t taste sweetness. yay for off topic conversations! XD haha and on that note, i cant wait to see the dog show =)
Haha Nice xD Love her Expression in the final Scene x3
BUBBLE BATH FOR YOU!
If King didn’t sign up for this, then i’m sure Boris would be getting a broom to the face right about now.
That’s already Grape’s trademark weapon! King would have to use something else. Maybe singe their fur off with caustic remarks?
Corgis will nip your ankles. Sometimes hard enough to injure your Achilles tendon.
I can imagine that would be pretty awkwerd for an anthro corgi, i.e. Housepets style. They’d have to bend way ever to reach your ankles!
Um, you’re forgetting King’s shortness and Boris’ tallness.
King’s just the right height to give Boris a good bite in the buttocks. Ankles are much lower down, so short of biting Pete’s ankles when he’s is full gigantic supernatural creature mode, he’d still have to bend over.
King’s face in the 2nd panel is priceless.
*Gasp* Fox Know’s my secret!!!
i know i was first in the comment how is u above me? ;(
Oh snap really? How did my comment get way up there? o.0
u must have been a hare of a second faster, but waiting to post because i didnt see your name like 10 min after i check other comments.
And Fox knows nothing so be quiet or he will.
I’m guessing it had to await moderation
Why in the world is Boris doing that anyway? I’m sure King can wash himself.
No, he has to be washed a certain way of course!
Efficiency! Or Boris and Yeltsin just like to abuse small animals.
Hah! I see what you did there! (Late nights and little sleep do make a girl almost miss the obvious jokes. Almost.)
I’m kind of surprised we haven’t seen Yeltsin this time around. So far we haven’t seen the two of them apart. King might not survive being doghandled by both of them though. I wonder what breed they’re supposed to be, they’re huge even compared to Kevin and Ralph. Wolf-sized!
Ignore them? Maybe. Deliberately twist them to fit your needs at the moment? Oh buck yes.
“We’re going to pervert them?” “Oh, maliciously!“
NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLL! What have I told you about misusing our people’s ancient secret techniques?
I guess its a…Dog eat dog world out there. *Puts on Hard Hat*
I’ve got the blast shield ready.
Good to know someones got my back
In this case, more of a dog-bathe-dog world.
Some dogs would consider that even worse.
some owners consider it a blessing
It would’ve been funny if Boris had drowned King and had to give him Silvester method. Cartoon resuscitation is a lost art.
That just makes it all the sweeter and more nostalgic when someone does use it, or any other classic cartoon trope. Like, say, hanging in midair just long enough to realize you’re screwed before falling.
epic. just epic, im thinking back to Wile E. Coyote and his help me signs XD
Too much pink
Boris, King is a Corgi not a piece of laundry! You have to put him in dryer on delicate.
Breath King, Breath lol
In panel two, I believe King’s thoughts are “Sweet Glorious Air!”
Where’s the Panel 2 avatars?
There is one person that has it, and it’s not me this time lol
That looks like a fun way to get a bubble bath.
Only if you consider inhaling soapy water and near-death experiences fun.
Duchess…Your room, could repopulate the world with pink if it ever lost it…(Prolly due to Peanuts shenanigans)
That’s not her room, that’s just her bathroom. We can only imagine what her room looks like…!
I think we can safely assume that everything is Pink in her world.
An yet she wears a yellow collar. Strange.
Well, this is the bathroom, so she probably wouldn’t have that much say in how it’s decorated, since everyone in the house shares it. Unless…
Maybe it’s Duchess’ owner that is obsessed with pink!
No, no, you have to say it like this:
“Strange, isn’t it?”
everuthing in her wworld is pink, she has a little pink house with a pink little window and pink corvette and everythings pink to her. da da de da di do da da di do
Seems like she’s not as mad anymore about King’s situation.
P.S-I wonder, what did mile’s cubs ever do to King?
I think they buried him in the garden again…Why else would he need a bath! (Besides the smell)
You mean besides nearly tearing him apart, burying him alive and beating him at every video game known to man and beast.
They did WHAT to my dog? I’m gonna teach them a lesson.(My dog happens to be named King too if you didn’t get it.)
your avvie disturbs me, Tailz. that is all.
I second this notion.
Buried him in the garden, of course. Why do you think he needed a bath?
Beat you to it Keldor or you know that, and you deliberately stole my line! xD
Everyone else was thinking/saying it.
More like paraphrased it.
I think they’re going to be more tempted to bite him now, as he smells like apricots. Or bury him deeper to dispel the smell.
wow everything is pink, even the water/bubbles.
Boris seems surprised King needed to be let up for air.
He was supposed to be on laundry duty.
He just doesn’t get that King’s lungs are about 3x smaller than his own are!
Really? How on earth does King manage to be so loud then??
Maybe someone taught him how to Astral Project.
Maybe I’ll reply to everyone of your comments and start it with the word maybe.
Maybe you will.
Boris voice could be louder than King for all we know. He never talks on panel practically.
Or he sounds like “Alpha” from the movie “Up” and that’s why he’s not talking much.
It would have to be natural though. Alpha’s voice chip was broken.
Yeah, when Alpha’s voice chip was fixed, he actually sounded intimidating.
Until it got broken again.
We know he talks off panel. Something like “May I see your papers”, in what must be a thick, intimidating Russian accent.
3x smaller, but the diaphragm is just as strong!
think that even if his lungs are smaller, he too is of course smaller, and therefore his body dont need as mutch air to function.
“Oh my, your a real dog? You’re so small I thought you were a stuffed toy.”
Except that I can’t picture Boris saying “oh my”
He would hold his tongue in front of a lady.
Water in the ears must be really annoying when they’re as large as King’s are.
Wouldn’t that make it easier to dry them out?
I don’t know about you but I can almost never fit a towel in my ear, I need special drills for that.
It’s always the inside part that gets water stuck. Farther than a tower or anything else can fit. The larger ear just serves to funnel it into the deep inner part.
Maybe corgis have telescopic tapering fingers just for that use in this universe.
Or he could just twist the end of the towel. Other version more interesting though.
well, at least he’s got shorter fur and it’s easier to dry up
ITS PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME were they were they at were they at now make them make them snuggle snuggle PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME
XD couldn’t resist. and I think its funny how duchess doesn’t need a bath but King does.
Isn’t it funny that i suddenly hear the “Eye of the Tiger” theme playing while King gets prepped up for the contest?
I hear that awful hip hop song because of the alt text.
Funny, I can hear “La vie en Rose”. At least, that’s King’s point of view, everything he sees is pink
“We need a montage…”
It is the second time another dog bathes King.
I don’t think Fox spraying him with the hose counts. Though in that vein, you could almost count Miles leading him to the “restroom” at Theme Park World too, but it’d be a bit of a stretch.
Let me rephrase that. It is the second time a dog cleans King.
It is the second time a dog cleans King with water would be near perfect. If you stretch it and count the Miles thing it would be three. He has a knack for getting wet. Also I think a hose bath is kind of a thing.
A wolf’s a dog! Almost!
If you had said “a dog’s a wolf”, by modern taxonomic standards, you wouldn’t have needed to add the “almost”
Oh the horror of the pink bubbles!
And what? I did not understand a single thing she said.
At least he wont have that wet dog smell!
In short, it’s a beauty cuteness pageant more than a personality contest
Just how deep was King buried anyway?
I don’t know, but Boris surely looked like he had to make an effort to drow–err, wash him.
Maybe the wolves got him into something foul smelling.
I think zit was the catnip thing, that stuff is potent.
do i like where this is going? well i always do so i have big hopes
Sounds like Duchess is familiar with the world of modeling.
OMG King Nakedness!!!
Again an overawsome comic! And Duchess is almost…Italian in her thinking.
Towel. Your argument is semi-valid.
Towel is in at one point. Not sure that counts as covered.
^ in ear. ear is missing.
Towels only count if he’s actually *wearing* them, not sticking them in his ear, like in the third panel. Unless he’s going for a new earring style?
He doesn’t have his neck covered in that first full body panel.
That would be an M rating if this were a video game, scandal!
Not necessarily… Banjo Tooie had it.
You’re going to explode from awesomeness one of these days @_@
Do you have an idea how painful is to resurrect self?
What? You just open up a console and type “Resurrect,” not that hard.
Oops, my bad, I almost forgot the “player->” prefix!
Indeed King is naked without his collar, but I don’t think he minds it when a girl is present, and she is paying him also, so that’s a plus!
My goodness, listen to what you’re saying! XD
You’re right, what am i thinking? I should be saving this for when King is with Bailey!
Hmm, he’s Naked, she’s paying him. O.o okay PG rated lol
I am walking on thin ice here XD
Life on the edge, nice ; )
dont forget, in panel’s 1 and 2, it looks like she’s naked too she has no collar on in those 2
Yeah, but that doesn’t count cuz King is getting bathed/drowned at the time. I think he would be more focused on surviving Boris’ bath-time wrath.
The double meanings there are uncountable…
He seems to have gotten over his initial nekkidness issues. Remember, King was also the first one to get “naked” at the 4th of July party
Well that time was different, he was drunk on orange soda at the time. Now he can fully comprehend what is going on.
Yes he is naked! o.o
Dutchess seems to like to go on and on about her beliefs. Also King seems to be less bitter than he used to be. Their personalities clash quite well.
King’s finally found someone as cynical as himself.
King sees in her what he used to be.
And he doesn’t like it.
Do you think Duchess might give King her number once the show is over? “Give me a call sometime King, I wont bite”
I suggest that the quote ended with: “I won’t bite…. much”
she won’t bite him of course.
As abrasive as a cat’s tounge?
Her bark is worse than her bite?
Is THAT how to get a pet to willingly take a bath? Have it once be human, get transformed into an animal, have a magical creature for an owner, get raised by wolves, then finally enter him into a talent show? Huh, who would’ve thought?
Now, now. I think it’s enough to have another dog twice his size throw him in
His collar is ‘bio-hazard’?
No, it’s the symbol for radiation.
Oy! Same difference. Eh?
It’s Yeltsin who bears the BH tag
the worst thing will be if someone in the jury will suggest a new breed out of this cutest couple…
I suspect they’d get mauled.
Or the intimidating presence of Boris (where’s Yeltsin?) would make them think twice about what they say.
Cuteness is one of the criteria?
Oh god King is going to win for certain
Unless he does something terribly un-cute, like yell what he just asked Duchess to the judge
What bred of dog is Boris?
1/2 Great Dane, 1/2 bear.
And ALL mayhem!
I thought Boris and Yeltsin were Dobies.
Wrong coloration. All color varients of dobermans have the tan chest spots and points, like Duchess, but without the white. It’s a bit less visible when they’re not black, but still clear enough.
In any case, he’s too big to be a dobie.
Maybe some sort of great dane/ wolf hybrid? Boris and Yeltson are somewhat unusual for giant dogs in that they don’t have big, sloppy, houndlike mouths or coarse, rough/curley fur.
But I don’t draw sloppy dogmouths in this comic, so I don’t think you’ve be able to tell from that.
Rex doesn’t drool all over the place like a lot of bigger breeds do.
And Housepets! becomes a little deep again~
The deeper, the better!
But not so deep, that you drown. I don’t think King could handle that deep!
He could, Boris would hold him down.
Oh, sure, but a dog needs to breathe, doesn’t he?
But the higher, the fewer!
I know this may seem like a cheesy quote, and don’t get me wrong Britain is founded on fish, chips, tea and embaressing-cheesieness, but (sorta) in the words of Duke Nukem “Hail to the King, Dutchess!”
Boris why must you try and drown the small corgi? I said BATH! Actually that is most common way she creates followers, I mean there no way she get’s by on her morals alone. (because she has doesn’t have any) No, Boris I didn’t mean it, nooooo!
I can’t decide what Boris is thinking in the 2nd panel, he is ether wrestling with an idea or thinking its inconvenient that King needs to come up for air
Maybe checking if he finally stopped smelling like a dog…
I like to think of Boris as a tactical guy, who’s paid to “do” things rather then think them out…
He is laughing on his mind because of kings reaction.
Boris laughing?… i think that would be a bit unsettling
on his mind only man…. but yes even like that, is not normal
If you manage to feign personality you got it!
(Don’t forget to blow a kiss to the judges, BTW)
When I looked at the alt text, it went right to the edge of the screen… tricked myself.
It’s funny cause it’s true.
Loving the Homestar reference in the alt text.
Oh I cannot WAIT to see what antics Rick has in store for the show!
Duchess sure plays to win. =P
Where was her collar in the first two panels?
Duchess is clearly using a hair dryer in those panels. One could assume she would not get dressed till dry.
Oh hey fluttershy, didn’t expect to see you. You uh, notice something about my avatar?
Its creepy. D:
And it has Twilight and Pinkie.
Finally got caught up with this comic, now have to get used waiting for the arc to end. And didn’t really understand Duchess there at the end.
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