You mean who are “Collie” and “Karo” they were just introduced.
Definately new… it does look like those dances. Gaaaa were they horrid!
Hope King can make it out alive! >.>
its king. he will survive or die trying
Um. Yeah, that’s usually how it works.
Oops, almost let the dog out of the bag there again!
He’s actually really good at covering that, I wouldn’t worry about it (plus I think the winning “All the King’s Men” entry gave him a story to cover that.)
right after this one i believe when King went to the regional dog pageant.
The world of dog shows is exposed.
so far it’s like looking at “the popular kids”
Ha ha. It sucks to be you king. Also that other male dog is buffer than Miles.
Not buffer, just more ripped and toned.
There is a difference, and actually, it’s more healthy not to be cut like that.
Your avatar is absolutely horrifying.
Agreed. It is creepy…
King commands supreme cuteness!
not necessarily Harlequinhatter. i have cuts like that but its just because of my frame. and i dont weight train, i get all my mass and tone from doing calisthenics (lifting only my own body weight) monday, wednesday, friday. and doing mild cardi on tuesday, thursday, saturday. that way i have sundays off and i keep a healthy BMI but i also get really ripped =3. well that’s my two cents….i think King looks great with Duchess if i do say so myself =)
[insert gripe about how you wouldn't see that muscle definition anyway BECAUSE HE'S COVERED IN FUR]
[insert counter gripe about how he's a cartoon character]
[insert smug question about why you care if he's buff then]
Its king we all know he will win
I betting King wont be the cutest.
*gasp* how can you even say that?
All I’m saying is we r use to King cuteness
like u say awwwwwwwwww!!!
A new cute dog might be like awwwwwwwwwww!!!
A (w) and, (!) more.
I can concede you only this:
Enter Peanut and Grape, they jury goes DAWWWW and they win.
It’s a DOG show
He has to be cute! He MUST! >u<
Anyone else hear the witcher 2 enemies say that?
I’m really late
THIS COMMENT MUST BE PURGED.
Well, there’s a chance Daisy is in this show, so… yep, there goes King’s title of cuteness
Hmm you have a valid point there.
God when was the last time we saw Daisy?
I think King is cuter then daisy…….. but it would have been awesome if bailey showed up in this!!
He and Duchess seems to be outclassed a bit. At least for me they look a lot more bland and less elegant in comparison.
But like Duchess said, “shallow judges”.
What’s cuter for pure breed dogs than a corgi? A chihuahua?
Chihuahuas do not come close to corgis… there could be another corgi though.
Chihuahua? Ick, no way.
a long hair chihuahua
my mom got one yesterday, and it is adorable.
otherwise, I agree with you guys
I have nothing against them personally, I just don’t like tiny dogs. : /
Aaaand, suddenly Tarot and Peanut arrive.
I vote for Bishon Bolognese. They have secret powers to increase their own cuteness to infinity. http://a-z-animals.com/media/animals/images/original/bolognese_dog1.jpg
Someone’s going to have problems in purgatory…
King’s thin collar reminds me of those thin ties!
He’s wearing a collar but no tag! Isn’t that, like, semi-naked?
I think the theme tags was a Babylon Gardens trend, also I don’t see a collar on Colleen. So THATS how she plans to win…
No no it’s just hidden underneath the fur. Or it IS the fur and she’s secretly lost all the fur that should be there! Dun dun dun.
Not all animals in Babylon Gardens have theme tags, or even collars, but they all have tags of some kind… even the wolves.
yeah, if i remember correctly the tags were just to show that the wolves weren’t feral anymore. hence why they only had them attached to thin chords.
The tags are the reason for the collars, remember how Grape reacted when Earl took hers off at the gas station.
Everyone is going to be like those two aren’t they?
Makes you wonder what Westminster in Housepets is like.
Oh, it’s just like the Oscars. Bad acting, poor jokes, tacky collars, and way too much anise consumed by the stars.
Yes, only with more snotty-news. Dogs can get much more spoilt than regular people, they don’t need to move out.
Snotty-ness I meant. Curse you, auto spell.
The stars at the Oscars are hardly “regular people”, and in general are quite full of snotty-ness. They’re quite spoiled too, after all. XD
Now I’m wondering how they will act in front of the ’shallow’ judges.
Not the first Collie named Colleen I know, but it is a nice name.
This contest may be ruthless, but I still be cheering for King!
Oh King! X3
Colleen is smiling with her reply of “yeah” like insulting King gives her pleasure. Dutchess strangely neutral. Perhaps Colleen is even worse than Dutchess.
She should be careful. King is more than capable of retaliating in the snide remarks catagory.
I don’t know…these are dogs that do it for sport.
of course, a rival to Duchess appears.
what a twist!
and here I thought Duchess was the top snot!
How would she even hold a gun with those paws of…OH! You said top snot.
There’s always a bigger fish in the pond and perhaps we’ve just realized that.
haha i thot V said Top Shot too XD but i think it may be possible for the characters to hold and fire a gun, depending on how large the trigger guard is…
Oh well. Now when will Grape and Maxwell crash the show? Surely there will be at least ONE cat-at-the-dog-show joke…
*Crosses fingers they don’t ruin anything on anyone though, just outshow them* =3
Hi I’m daisy!
It would be funny if they have like at least one cat judge or something like that.
Never mind they said the judges will be human (or at least implied it)
the judges are human puppets and their masters are the bigglesworth!
I’m predicting Joey somewhere in this arc… The dog in cats clothing, back in dogs clothing again.
Well I nevah.
I can picture Colleen’s voice like Angelina Jolie!
Works, too. I was imagining the most affected, posh-iest accent to Colleen
A collie named Colleen….
Is like a mouse named Mickey only more suave,
Yeah… as suave as naming your son Clark if your last name is Kent, or Bruce if your a Wayne…
little fun fact. Walt Disney originally wanted to name Mickey Mouse Mortimer. ;P what a silly name for a mouse…that probably why he was overruled >_>
There is a Mortimer though…. -_-
really? im not familiar with a Mortimer mouse…or maybe im just having a brain fart. either way i thot it was just a little strange that Disney wanted to name Mickey Mortimer instead.
Yeah he is suppose to be Mickey’s rival although I have only seen him in like…..2 cartoons. I like Mickey as a name better anyway, Disney made a good choice.
cool, haha i guess you do learn something new every day =) and i agree, Mickey is a better name
Hope someone’s here is a Road Rovers fan…
I love that show.
Don’t be weird boy!
So long as he does not say he wants to bite tushes! xD
Or has desires to have those MINT milkshakes they’re having at MickeyDs…
Sixteen Candles movie was good too!
Sure, don’t know how it relates to today’s comic though.
hoping Rick had picked the girl’s name out of that show. D’uh!
Have it on videotape, except for the original broadcast of “A Day In The Life” with the fabulous Russian Name Rap that got cut out for the reruns. *sigh*
I HAVE EVERY EPISODE ON MY I-POD! THAT SHOW IS AMAZING!:3
They have the episodes on iTunes now? Actual videos, not recordings?
Or fan of the first season of Dog City…
A high school dance huh…
It kinda takes me back….wait, nope.
It couldn’t have been that bad, mine wasn’t as ba… Oh wait there was that noodle incident.
mine was a ravioli incident but i get where ur coming from =)
we italians are lucky.
We hold no such tradition
indeed you are =P
Yet another unexpected plot twist!
Lol poor king he’s being judge by spolde dogs
I say….let the judges be ferrets!
Wait! We’re missing one of them!
So that explains all the gaudy, sparkly outfits you see at these places. They know what the judges are really interested in!
The combined smug in that third panel overpowers every single strip with Max in it.
Max’s smugs are much cuter.
Yeah, I think it’s funny none of these show dogs look nearly as cute as King or Max (who is way too adorable for his own good). Duchess and Colleen look overgroomed and the border collie is cute but looks a bit too “bodybuilder” for a dog that’s supposed to be lean and athletic.
eh, i SORT OF agree. meaning that he does look lean and athletic– at least to me– but a little bit too ripped to be at a dog show. again just my opinion, but you know what they say about opinions….
Yeah this reminds me too much of High School to be cute. >_>
And thus the plot thickens! d:l
Here’s hoping King meats somewhat nicer dogs.
Duchess may have just been amended into that category.
awe poor king. im actually rooting for him at this point
You mean you weren’t already?
Some people are resistant for the adorableness.
…and you didn’t so far?
Hey, I LIKE King, but he’s not my favorite–I’m not a big fan of Corgis. I think what makes him so interesting is more the whole “human turned into a dog by a supernatural power taking the shape of a griffin” thing. Otherwise, he’d just be another short-legged, stubby-tailed, big-eared cattle-heel nipping wee beastie.
I like Shelties better.
omg, i literally laughed out loud at ur amazing characterization of Corgis! but i love King, he just adorable =3
Wee beastie….that’s so cute! <3 ^_^
Thank you, thank you…it is my pleasure to lighten someone’s day.
Tell me why I was expecting a very snooty accent. In fact, I was expecting her to say something, then at the end say Darrrrrllling. *Sigh* Isn’t some sort of beauty contest without an equally/greater than snooty rival. Also, only way I see Karo winning is if he juggles flaming chainsaws while standing on a chair on one leg. He doesn’t look very cute at all. xD
“i’m not very good with names. That’s why I call everyone ‘dahrrrling’.”
It’s like every high class social gathering I’ve ever been to. Oh, the horrible memories!
In a pageant your only friend is your wits… And your muscular partner with an 8-pack
mwahahaha not to sound conceited or anything but….i would be that partner V_V
I would love to see the Keene bring Miles and Lucretia to the pageant.
I want to see officer Kevin with…. uh…. a mirror?
He would but he already tackled it.
thats seven years bad luck!!!
Actually, in dog years, it’s 49 years D:
even worse! DX
About 14 years in Housepets Dog Years.
Only 14? That’s better :3
Ah the “I’m standing right here joke”, never stops being funny.
I agree with you fully on that
I second that, and third for good measure.
Can I comment on the curvy like body on the border? o 3o Well I am, Looks Great! You’re doing excellent at portraying a female beyond just eyelashes.
Yeah he’s great! You can even use eyeshadow but that’s still like eyelashes isn’t it?
Karo is an interesting name
King looks very fluffy in this strip, moreso than usual.
Methinks it’s from the over-grooming that Duchess had done on him.
Pretty corny name. He should have been Meatloaf, since he looks to be about 40 lbs of beefcake.
I see what you did there <.<
that was very witty…and yeah i agree, King looks a little fluffy but its probably just the bath and overgrooming =)
I actually like the name. It’s unique!
ditto! Karo is original and suggestive
I don’t know if that’s the intention, but is very similar to “Caro” : in portuguese, can mean both “dear” and “expensive”
same in Italian
Hey Colleen, when you’re done with Karo, can I have him? XD
omg… one good looking border collie!
am i the only one to notice Kings collar is different?
It’s his ‘good one’ he wears for dog shows.
Half expecting Colleen in the last panel to say, “Meowie!” like Opera from Solatorobo.
I know what you mean, though I couldn’t put my finger on why at first. I think it’s the combination of the expression, the fan, and how she’s holding the fan.
You know, There was a Solatorobo reference back around Christmas time. Maybe Rick drew some inspiration from Opera?
King should have responded with “Interne” instead of “Movies”. That is literally the only way that this could be any funnier than it is.
“Movies” makes a bit more sence
Yeah, come to think of it, I doubt “normal” pets spend much time on the internet…
The male dog(Karo) is supposed to be Border Collie, isn’t he?
Do you have any idea what breed is that female dog?
Yes Karo is a Border Collie and Colleen is a Rough Collie.
Judging by how puffed up Colleen appears to be I don’t think she’s done her collie duties lately, that boy is probably still stuck at the bottom of the well.
Random flexing, for when you want to look awesome and pretentious.
Cat… I mean dog…erm…FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
colleens partner is is hot!!!
Just in case, give King some Honey Boo Boo’s Go Go Juice.
where’s their tags? or do the judges not want to where tags
Maybe colleen and karo doesnt have tags, and maybe king forgot his on the other collar, but duchess’ tag……..
I have no idea, perhaps youre rigth and the judges dont want tags.
I feel so much like king rigth now…uff
Shoulda compared it to High School Musical, King.
When i first saw the background i couldnt help it but think on high school musical *shivers* the horrid bottom of the hell doesnt have the words to describe my pain!
It’s funny ’cause I never went to those dances.
I can’t help but worry this will be like an episode of “Toddlers and Tiara’s”
A collie named Colleen? Rick, have you by chance seen Road Rovers?
How dare you say those things about King! Release the zombie invasion!
Karo is hot too.
A bit too ripped for a border collie, though. They might think he’s a pit bull (there are pit bulls with similar markings)! Raffles was much cuter (bonus points if you get the reference). Also that smug look… bleh!
I figure none of them will win.
It’s so obvious, Sasha or Daisy will win somehow!
Hi, I’m Daisy!
as Duchess put it, they exceed on the ’stuffy’ side.
I hope Peanut and Grape come as the Valentine couple: instawin by cuteness!
I think we would all vote for them…but wouldn’t their species shun them respectively for that?
meh, it’s the judge who must decide who participate, not the participants.
And Peanut is already mistreated by his peers…and only cuz he had drawn a cat tail over a dog’s body. he has nothing to lose.
Grape…well, i don’t think it would be any wise to tell something to Grape. No.
He is also a Border Collie, so he should be brilliant. XD
You mean in terms of intelligence, right?
For some reason Duchess keeps giving me the vibe that she was human once too. Maybe I’m just looking into it too much.
i agree, she is picking on Kings “slips” a lot more than any of the other characters. which lead me to believe she may be in on it too…buuut the odds of another human being turned into a dog by a supernatural creature is simply astronomical. with that said, Rick is creating this story and he can do anything he wants too. usually with awesome results so more power to him =D
From what I got out of her first appearance, she seems to be a bit older than most of the main cast, and probably more worldly. She may be rather shallow, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s not very intelligent.
Correction: she seems more worldly than the other dog in that strip. Thing is, the other dog is Sasha, so that doesn’t say much. Sorta like being bigger than the largest mote of dust on that table.
very well said =)
Karo should have a monocle XDDD
Karo is far to buff… actualy, that’s a great idea. As long as he also has a top hat.
Part of me likes you for using a collie. The other part wants to rage for you using a name from a favorite childhood TV show.
Ah, Rick and his PG-pushing alt texts…
Also would you look at that hourglass figure.
Love that alt text xD
I thought at first this was a town pet show or something. Now it seems to be a big thing with pets from other towns im guessing.
OH MY GOD I GET IT!
KING! KARO! THEY’RE BOTH SYRUPS! Tell me I’m right, Rick!
*heavy accent* “I hhham… Karo! La-teen lov-vere extra-ordi-naire~! You may kees mai muscles.”
This makes me compare Colleen to Blanche from The Golden Girls.
Bookmarked and subscribed!
Yes, a rival, just what this arc needed! Let the games begin!
No way king can lose judges love puppies and or tiny dogs that to me look like footballs (does not include king)
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