King’s presence will triumph all obstacles! He must! xD
He’s gotten himself through things worse than this
Another trophy, for another day (Most likely not for Duchess to win though…)
Alt Text: “always goes the the chairman’s dog anyway”
Love is blind… and often completely oblivious!
Well there’s no love going on in this situation!
King is quite a good actor!
Panel 2 is cute, Panel 1 is just… creepy.
He’s looking into your soul!
You can say that again.
Anyone looking so happy is just sickeningly unnatural, the fact it’s King just makes it even worse.-_-
yah. that whole look just screams “this is for the camera”. the second panel is a little better but still seems fake
I swear it’s the eyes in the 1st panel.
I think it’s they eyebrows ;o Who knows, though.
He looks as if quite bright is being shined in his eyes. Perhapse the judges took their picture?
Or just bright stage lights.
The way she holds him xD They do make an oddly good couple…Maybe King should be a movie star? o.O
I was waiting for her to drink a glass of water while he talked.
I think it’s cute that’s she holding him…Though its cuteness is negated by the fact that its all just a ploy to look more cute and fool the judges…
Hey, maybe someone should send that panel to Jeff Dunham. King WOULD make a cute puppet–and Peanut could use some competition…lol
I don’t know about that-I think King probably protested in between this strip and the last one, “Oh, no Duchess, I am not going to sit on your lap!! Do you realize how demeaning that is?” and then Duchess brings up King’s monetary compensation, hence the compliance. At least it didn’t last long.
He did improve his acting ways since he tried to talk his way out of police arrest
He’s cute and fuzzy now.
awwwwwww sooo cute than she goes mean.
yeah, they would make a cute couple if it weren’t for him having a girlfriend and she wasn’t a jerk
relationships doesn’t always last forever.
But they usually last past 5 minutes
Technically, this isn’t King’s relationship. He was forced into it. His relationship with Bailey is going very well, though.
I am pretty sure the handsome pay would differ.
And then she goes and flirts with Karo, who looks kinda like a self absorbed jerk. I really hope rick shows us some fighting!
wanna bet that Karo is in fact scared of Duchess and can’t wait for an excuse to dodge this bullet?
id. put money on that bet =)
If you’re a crazed shipper, now would be the time for an avatar.
That… that was actually scary, the first two panels! At least king got some money out of it :b
I wonder if he gets to keep it if they don’t win.
King looks a little odd with those big smiles but it seems cute though.
Smiling King is a little unnatural.
Panel 1 is…scary
panel 2 is SUPPADAWWW!!!
Big eyes + big forced smile or big mouth can be nightmare fuel. But if King grabbed an axe while doing that smile could be considered as scary.
By which you mean awesome!
On second thought, awesome would describe better the situation. I aprove!
“Can’t sleep, clown will eat me”?
Good thing no judges were around to see that brush off.
i’m waiting to see her plan backfire
me too, she seems a little overconfident in her plans for it to work out perfectly
The question is, will King still get to keep his money or not afterwards? And what kind of “pay” will he get?
The handsome kind.
Now for our special guest judge, he’s not the stig but he is the stig’s dog whispering cousin.
The tame racing car driver has a dog? Sweet!
Nobody looks that happy, even if they’re acting.
Yeah seriously! Look at king’s eyes in the first panel! Now you have nightmares!
That was actually what I was initially going to say…
But it does happen if you’re overacting! He’s adorable in the second panel though.
yup. Must be thinking of Bailey…
probably thinking of bailey and how much better this would be if she was there
His eyes creep me out in the first panel. That’s the smile of something like a psychotic serial killer. O_O’
Oh my crap, that was way to much cute. WAAAAAAAY to much.
They do look cute together in the first two panels. She can act pretty well.
I think King would be a great actor considering how much of a drama queen Duchess is.
If she goes and tries to turn Karo on Collie, does that mean she thinks she can’t win? Or just that Collie’s just good competition.
Every little bit helps…
I don’t see her harassing every other newcomer :b
We don’t see it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not happening.
That said, I get the impression that there’s a special enmity between the two from the past, and that’s why Duchess is making special efforts to sabotage Colleen.
Also, she might think Colleen is the only real competition she has.
Naw, she just hates colleen
He looks like a Disney character.
I personally love the first 2 panels…They dont seem creepy at all O.o
It’s not like she thinks she can’t win, but more like she sees her as a threat.
So cute, and yet so staged.
We already knew she was using him but that little quote droppen the bomb.
Im pretty sure king new too before this point even
And they say romance is dead
It just fell on the floor. Wump
haha id give you a high five if i could XD
virtual hi-five! *snaps fingers*
Nope, still can’t do it, since we have no way of knowing if you actually snapped your fingers or not.
Eventually, however, this will be commonplace:
There was one that also featured a glasses-less screen in addition to a glove.
Well… At lest he still got paid.
Did you fall out of your chair?
No, he got dropped by somebody.
Perhaps his internet provider.
Nah, that would be a *WUMP*, not a mere *wump*.
*Face palm* “Wump” because that’s what happens to King in third panel. Which is what I like about that panel. >.>
That first panel seems like the kind of picture you’d see in a family of serial killer’s house.
Oddly smiling faces. Then you hear children laughing when there shouldn’t be. Then it’s time to run….
yup. It has a…scary quality
I just realized this is the first time Housepets! has been on leap day!!!!! It will be another 5 years before it can be on a leap day again.
I apologize, 4 years. It still is it’s first leap day though. As long as it keeps going it will 4 years until Housepets! is on it’s second leap year.
That’s assuming that the next leap year falls on an update day, which is only 4 in 7.
Unless it falls on a Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday
That’s why I said can. Not sure it will happen. It will be it’s second leap year though!
It will. February 29, 2016 is a Monday.
When in doubt, check the calendar–lol
So we have the date to look forward to!
This explains the whole thing pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX96xng7sAE&list=FLADg59tKAlbHF-B3ahqc4sQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video
Don’t you just love his videos? He’s great–especially when he talks about COFFEE!!
He’s the master of explaining.
Nobody can predict a leap day! Certainly Microsoft can’t, they just had a 10 hour outage of their cloud services because of that.
Ha, it’s like the year 2k scare except it *actually happens* and does so every 4 years.
well, King should be crowned because well… HE’S KING!!!
Oh yes!? She too, because the nuke power bodyguard said so.
She does have royal name too add to her chances too.
Do duchesses get crowns?
They can not always.
Well, they get land. : /
I have a feeling that this one isn’t and is going to have a HUGE tantrum.
hmm it feels like this is going well this far, too well… something is wrong, i can feel it.
Was the strip title intentionally misspelled?
What, you mean “Acheivement” instead of “Achievement”?
I doubt it, but it’s such a minor mistake…
ah, who am I kidding? Also, the commenting rules don’t bar being a spelling nazi~!
That’s a lady who knows WHO she wants
King almost looks like a puppet on Duchess’s lap!
In her intentions, he supposed to be
I’ll bet, but i somehow started picturing Pete o.o
Well, of course you picture Pete. With Duchess, Colleen and Karo, he has three perfect vain spoiled souls who would willingly act as his avatar if appropriately bribed… it’s just a matter of which one to choose. Mua ha ha.
Please, not Duchess. We don’t know anything about Colleen or Karo (besides what they look like and how they’re just as uppity as Duchess herself), but we have seen a lot more of Duchess, and I somehow can’t imagine her becoming Pete’s avatar.
well he is being used as one for the dog show
King must have learnt to smile like that in panel 2 after his first snuggling session with Bailey.
I second that.
I must follow suit.
If King looked any cuter in frame 1 the universe would explode in a puff of candy and glitter
Huh, I never quite imagined the apocalypse occurring like that. . .
his eyes creep me out in the first
It’s the fake, glazed look.
its still creepy
That is very true.
…Just like mandy when she actually smiled.
I thought chocolate rain would be involved.
Been… preoccupied and just got caught up with the comic. This Duchess….. I think I’m in love. <3
haha king got owned XD
In panel 1, it looks like king is plotting to murder someone.
he makes me remember of JD when he daydreams something pleasant.
In King’s case ‘pleasant’ is a relative term
In some way, I kinda expected her to do something like that
Yeah these are the things why I don’ really like characters like her… still interested how this goes on.
Wow, King is smiling! He looks adorable on the second panel and I just can’t wait to see what kind of character Karo is!
I was about to ask why does he still put up with her, and than i remembered that he is about to be payed ~handsomely~
he’s already been paid, and with a handsome wad of cash.
He just better not to burn all the credit in a single call to Bailey
I seriously doubt that, but maybe watching YouTube videos if he doesn’t have a data plan will.
oh my god, king was absolutely adorable. so bad its all completely fake! XD
Uh, Dutchess, we’re still on the stage. You need to stay in character until we get back to the green room.
Cutest. King. Ever.
Not sure why everyone find’s panel one so creepy. It’s kinda like a portrait, the kind you see on a desk or hanging from the wall of a family room. It’s cute!
King is cuter than a puppy, so then how cute would a king puppy be?
Oh god don’t even joke about that GAH now I’m gonna be thinking about a puppy King all day! All. Day.
Rick needs to draw this, even though he was never actually a puppy.
Of course he’s so short right now he’d probably be about one inch high as a pup!
I can just imagine him drawing an entire one-panel page saying in big, bold letters: THIS IS BABY KING.
And beneath you see the ugliest human baby you have ever seen.
Green living? If only King had bothered to learn about solar power they’d have this thing clinched.
Both have sickly saccharine smiles that both warm your heart and chill your soul… the latter much, MUCH more than the former.
This is just like almost every competition I have ever participated in…
did you have to smile like a mannequin and hold your dog on your lap while blabbing nonsense?
Actually, I was referring to the part about sabotaging other contestants…
I believe that Duchess’ and King’s theatrical acting are Oscar’s worthy
Duchess truely is quite the charming young lady.
Or the son of one
Eh… no, I don’t think so.
Yes, I know you were referring to what King exclaimed when his fate-watch landed on his head, but that just doesn’t work here.
Saying the daughter of one, though…
I hate to see King humilliated like this!
(As if Pete wasn’t enough!)
hey, at least this time it’s for a good cause.
“And the winner is Joey and Squeak!” Come on you know that combination would tug at the heart of any crusty old judge
Squeak’s a purebred?
I don’t think it was every said they absolutely HAD to be purebred to run. it’s just the stuffy purebred dogs like Duchess and Colleen who emphasize it because they think it’s important. and probably the judges too.
They likely do have a rule contestants must be dogs though… or King.
I’ve figured it out now! King looks like Elmer Fudd in panel 1!
By the way, this strip should have went like this instead: http://www.housepetscomic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1925&p=343204#p343204
Have to hand it to Duchess, she’s actually outshining King here.
King will find his happiness again someday, with the help of a curtain husky girl xD
curtains? What do curtains have to do with it?
a smile looks good on you King
First panel: Looks like all of the sudden, Duchess is going to make King talk while drinking water…
-_- how is it that i kinda expected that to happen….
Wow… I think, I have character, which I hate from the bottom of my heart and wish that she will experience the same on her own. This is just plain mean.
wait he wan’t human? so I think he can do it like a piece of cake
that face in the first panel makes me think of the simpsons, for some reason. :S
Can’t sleep, corgi will stare at me.
Yuck!….. king’s fake smile make me sick.
everynody knows that king is cute only when he is not trying to be.
NODY ——> BODY
sorry, my bad!
King’s face is just adorable in panel 1
This really IS like a highschool dance
Ah, that Duchess… What a “charming young woman”.
Poor guy. Cheer up! There’ll always be Bailey.
I cried with laughter at the third panel. “WUMP”
I second that! xD
King looks… really, really fake in the first panel.
But oh well. Adorabru in the second one. <3
“Good clean wholesome fun”.
Next panel: swimsuit competition
putting on more clothing to go swimming, hmm…. i like this logic!
on the other hand, they could have special swimming collars…
i wonder if any other familiar faces will show up in the show… i’d be really amused to see Kevin or Fido, for some reason, i just think that would be funny
Any first-time-reading-Housepets? /rises paw
First time waiting. ; ~;
The comic is awesome, btw. Love the characters. GO KING!
NO panel 1 avatars?
I am disappoint!
The “unwanted puppies” avatar’s still trendy
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