Attaboy, King, use that human ingenuity! x3
CORGI ingenuity, you mean.
Haha wonder what some of the other dogs would have done in that situation…you know, without the help of human ingenuity xD
Not to piggyback on ur comment i just think the alt text should be high up so ppl can see it quickly
Alt txt: I was tempted to make it ‘qang’ but i think Dick Tracy beat me to it.
Actually, probably something similar; grape (well, yes, grape is cat, but w/e) has done this on multiple occasions (First with a broom, then with a pan, and then another broom). Fox was also going to go for the pan in the second incident (the one with bino), but grape beat him to it.
Yes. And Rex had a brick ready.
@senorpie7 … I have a feeling if it were Peanut, he WOULD pull a MacGuyver. He may act like he isn’t smart, but he can finish a book in less than one car ride home! (He can also finish Dostoevsky and Asimov in 4 Hours. Took me three weeks to get through one, tiny Asimov book. UGH)
#FunFact: Isaac Asimov has a book published in every category of the Dewey Decimal System
#85% certain that’s true ^^:
Fun fact: 97# of all statistics are made up.
Fun fact: there is a 50% chance that this fact is true :3
This sentence no verb.
He looked at the items in front of him and thought “No I can’t Macgyver my way out of this.” looks at the wall “But I may have something better…” Because remember the fastest (and sometimes heaviest) solution is always the best in times of panic. Human Ingenuity (as I understand it) is when we see something that can be an improvised anything and use it to our advantage.
If he had of been Macgyver he could have made C4 out of the items on the floor and escaped.
Hand grenades out of lemons and dead batteries… using only a Swis knife ^^
Simplicity is it’s own reward!
Anyone besides me think he might have gone a little too far; I mean you want her off what little of a tail you have, not put her in the hospital with a concussion.
One thing’s for sure, she’s deffinently seeing stars now, lol.
Well you also gotta think, he’s a little guy now, he can’t swing that shovel nearly as hard as he could as a human.
maybe, but compared to most animals, muscle for muscle, we humans are actually pritty weak.
Ex., your average orangatang is 10x stronger then any human, yet only 1/2 the size your average adult human. Birds have hollow bones which allow them to fly, yet an eagles talons are so strong they could brake the arm of a full grown man with its’ grip. And lets not forget the wolf, its’ body is completly toned with solid muscle; in all reallity the average human could never hope to physically overpower a full grown wolf.
The point in all this? King may be smaller now, and even a midget among other dogs, but, pound for pound, King is going to be stronger then any human his size, and if he can get a good enough arc with that shovel, with its weight, it could still patentually crack her skull.
uhh, hopefully, she didn’t bite her toungle off… recovery of such nasty wounds are hard…
King wins due to TKO! He also just proved that most things used for the garden can have another use.
Wow! Knig *does* know how to defend his priorities!
He saw way to many cartoons when he was a human boy!
Everyone knows that cartoon violence is better then the real thing, you can hit someone with a shovel more than once btw, where did you avatar come from??
Agreed! This just made my day! ^_^
Ok,Rick got some idea from comment
Note to self:
Refresh page, dont look stupid >-<
to myself or yourself?
look down some for my comment
Naaaa you don’t look stpuid. It happens to me. I m so Smrt
*sniff* Really? ;S
YSe, I can has cookie. I is being radom. Sorry
nyathetexascat do you have a forums name?
Yes, why? R U reporting me because I’m being silly? jk
It is, texascat018
sry i randomly got distracted by youtube (also check out the housepets theme song) i just wanted to friend u
Add me as Friend on HP fourm!
Yeah, I have mixed feelings about the Macgyver reference, just because I remember a comment from the last strip, but it did make me smile to see what King did with the rope, rubber band, matches, turkey baster and paper clips…
Of course, it could be mere coincidence.
i have no idea what that is
Seeing the matches i hoped king wasn’t going to make a mistake and burn down the place
lol Maybe it will knock some sense into her.
Are you kidding? Sense? In that head?
She may get amnesia after a blow like that…Or after she comes to file a suit against King for assault.
oh lol someone on the last comic called this! good job!
Aaaand more violence!
Alt-text: “I was tempted to make it ‘qang’ but I think Dick Tracy beat me to it”
Classic star eyes. For our younger viewers Macgyver is a guy who could make a weapon/something awesome out of a toaster, a piece of string and some wire…Or anything you handed him
Rope, box of matches, rubber band, turkey baster, and paperclip.
Here’s the complete list:
Shush, don’t pander to them. They have google. Let them figure it out.
It’d be ironic if they put King into the pound for assault (severe head trauma yo). Jail as a human, the pound as a dog.
Your Honor, It was in self-defense! Have you seen that WHIP?
I would have mixed feelings about that, on the one hand it could be argued self defence, on the other I don’t think anything Duchess was likely to do justified this. On the third hand, animals seem to be expected to fight and injure each other (look at what happens to Bino).
You mean, she wasn’t trying to do the thing someone would “normally” use handcuffs and a whip for?
Only “wasn’t” was supposed to be in bold
I think he might have enjoyed what she was likely going to do, if it weren’t for Bailey.
I don’t know if I’d go that far, the way he ran away screaming from her instead of just telling her to get her tail out of his house.
(Yeah, yeah, he doesn’t own it, I know )
Though, neither Joel nor King are exactly known for reasonable responses to abnormal situations, primarily due to Rule of Funny.
Maybe a bit hars-*…Wait, never mind. Hopefully he hit hard enough.
Oookay, boy, now to hide the body well enough so that the Canine Scene Investigation doesn’t catch you till you’re in Alabama
Oh…. This was rather unexpected. King solved his own problem.
Now where is Boris?
hopefully she’ll develop amnesia
That would probably make things more easier for King lol!
Ouch, well, looks like she’ll not be diggin’ that message.
I love bad-genious king face!
Well… umm… I don’t think a law-suit can be made of this….
What did he hit her with?
A spade.. or shovel… whatever the name lol but now i must sleep now that my day has been made
Shovel, for now his primary weapon is shovel.
Powerup: Shovel to the Face
awww, i like mcgyver
but then comes the moment in which you do as Vin Diesel would!
as much as i hate to spam my own post this comic made me think of one of my favorite xkcd comics
better hit her twice king, just to make sure.
Rule #2: “Always double tap”
ha! to the previous comments: Rule #1: Cardio
Rule #3: Beware of Bathrooms
That would have saved him from nearly drowning earlier.
Rule #32: Enjoy the Little Things!
King sure has!
Yeah, but he’s preventing Duchess from doing so.
In conclusion, just watch zombieland and you’ll be fine in case this happens to you.
TWO IN THE CHEST ONE IN THE HEAD
TWO IN THE CHEST ONE IN THE HEAD
Always reserve four rounds per target, in case you miss the first shot.
What if that shovel-to-the-head causes her personality to change, and she actually becomes sweet and bubbly?
Or she’ll become famed Italian speedster Goggles Pisano
Okay now you have to tell me.
Lol, out of context it makes no sense.
Goggles Pisano is Fred’s alter ego, after he gets smacked in the head with a bowling ball.
….and next year, she wins the pageant as a result!
[sasha]Oh boy! I like sweets AND bubbles![/sasha]
Does that count as animal abuse?
Nah, its was self defense from the love whip!
Yeah, I’d say the stalker shovel canceled out the love whip.
Have you guys noticed that through this whole chase, Duchess hasn’t used the love whip to get an upper hand (or “upper paw?”) on King? She could have caught king in the leg with that thing and dragged him away. Case and point: Duchess doesn’t really know how to use a whip.
Grabbing with a whip is a lot more difficult to do in real life than it is in the Indiana Jones movies, especially when the “target” is moving.
(And with how short they are, his legs would need to be moving pretty dang fast to keep ahead of her. )
I really hope he didn’t just kill her… but this is HP! so it’s basically a given he didn’t (See Bino’s survival rate when he’s done much worse).
Not quite as epic as Duchess and Dragon having a punch up but it’ll work
Duchess and Dragons… Sounds like an RPG.
This makes me think of The Looney Toons Show now.
Wow, he actually hit her with a shovel? I thought at first it was just his imagination. But I guess this was the only way to stop her. Of course Boris might decide to use a snow shovel on King when he finds out…
As law and justice perspective. King’s action is legal, which consider as self defense. He can call Bino for it, maybe
Then King will retaliate with a snowplow. And Yeltsin will use “the birdbath”.
I’m sure that this is where Rick got idea from.
Or just maybe he watched the show when it was on the air, and it came to him without any assistance from XKCD.
Is it still on air? it is from 60’s-70’s
I love 70’s. I lisent to 60-80’s rock alot and song Free bird makes me cry..
Nevermind, I messedup with other comics.
80s, man. 80s. It’s the only decade in which his hair was legal, for a start.
Richard Dean Anderson never used violence.
Tell that to Jack O’Neal
And MacGayver did use violence on occasion, just never guns.
simple does it, lalala
but where’d he get the shuvel?( idk how to spell )
(if im right then please someone tell me, i hate looking like a fool)
silly, there is ALWAYS a shovel in a toolshed when you need it
i mean the idea of the shuvel (again idk how to spell well)
That’s somewhere along the lines of what I would have done.
Make way for El-Kabong!
Simple, yet abusive. It is absolutely BRILLIANT
King didn’t watch Macgyver clearly, he turned those supplies into a flamethrower once.
A flamethrower that shot flaming shovels…
King watched Ahnold!
new weapon has bin added to the Housepets’ arsenal
Broom to the face has been overused, it’s time to switch to shovel to the head! :3
Somehow not as epic….
Just a question, how does everyone knows about Macgyver eventhough it is from 60’s??
Google is ur friend
Question? If no one knows about Macgyver how do you know it was from the 60’s?
60s? Try adding two decades to that. MacGyver aired from 1985 to 1992.
There were also a couple of nods in the various Stargate TV series to “MacGyvering”, including in the very first episode of SG-1.
And reruns for at least 4 more years!
Whatttttt?? Oh,opps. why am I thinking about times of sam and max?
I think you need to go have a lie down and flip through a calendar, none of the things you’ve mentioned are from the 60s…
Sam and max comic started at 60, the tv show started at 80.
I know, it is monday.
Fair enough then, but let’s say most people are gonna identify it as being 80s (personally I would’ve said 90s…)
I was thinking it wrong, Sorry.
Reference(s) from friends, although I have never seen an episode myself.
You should watch it, I garuantee getting over 85 in chem science. If you are student.
Kids! Get off my lawn!
It was the reason i argued for a later bed time, and won
it was 1am at monday, lots of people gets cranky and lose their intelligence.
Ps.Macgyver doesn’t own a lawn, he lives in boat house.
Shame on me…
the same way everyone knows about Chuck Norris without watching Walker Texas Ranger or Mr. T without watching the A-Team. The epicness of them is timeless.
italian television still broadcast old 60’s series
He hit her with a shovel! (the ultimate multipurpose tool) My brother and I have been throwing that saying around, but to actually see it being done… I hope that the other function of the shovel wont be needed. Wait, this is PG, no it wont… or will it?
It’s just like Cold Case FIles.
I love step brothers
Burying the body?
We all know that’s not gonna happen….heh heh, or will it?
Those items remind me of a Super Bowl commercial featuring MacGyver. Looking back at it on YouTube though…it was just the paperclip, rubber band and turkey baster. :3
For everything else there is mastercard?
I like that plan. Plain and simple
SHOVEL TO THE HEAD!!!!!
She kinda deserves it.
Love shovel to the max
Oh come on, excessive force… shovel when she was only coming after him with the ‘love whip…’
Considering all the things that they do to Bino, is this really all that excessive?
Dutchess isn’t Bino.
ITS SUPER EFFECTIVE! XD
Finally King stood up against adversity without any help from others!
At first I couldn’t tell what he hit her with. Then I realized it was a shovel, and that pile of weird doodads and the Mcguyver remark were just a red herring.
turkey baster, rope, matches, ….
I was thinking “This does not look good for her” but then I remembered that this is PG.
WHOA WHOA WHOA….WHOA………..WHOA
*get out of my head*
What are you talking about, I don’t get i…
King may tie her up with the rope! Then he’ll leave her there and make his escape!
Or, Duchess might recover quickly catching King by surprise, tying him up and gods know what she’ll do next! o.o
Ok like you said its PG so it wont go to that extreme!
…Need I say more. (Evil grin)
Fortunatly he did not hit her in a vital organ. As to if fixing the problem, i doubt it, i have a feeling Boris may get a lil upset about it….maybe….
I’m not feeling a Boris appearance, but who knows? Oh, I know, Rick does.
Yeah, because she doesn’t need that brain at all, right?
Eh, her brain is protected by a hard head and inflated ego.
She has a brain???
King its rude to hit a lady!
But Duchess ISN’T a lady.
You’re right, she’s a Drama Queen
which also makes her a royal pain
Oh, she’s most definitely a charming young lady!
I think he will get serious consequences after doing this O.o
Unlikely, animals don’t seem to be held responsible for putting each other in the hospital. Or killing and eating each other. Don’t think about it too much.
Well you can’t spell “Welsh Corgi” without “Slog Her”
Haha! Rubber band, paper clip, and a few matches = instant bomb! XD
Duchess uses Bang on Door, it’s not very effective.
King uses shovel, it’s really effective!
THERE we go! Maybe that will knock some sense into her! (bad pun is bad.)
Not so much “cunning” as it is more of a “direct approach.” lol.
This makes me wonder if he just found a shovel or actually made one out of all that stuff o _ o
Actually, you can see the silhouette of the shovel in the second panel.
I never noticed that D:
This is not going to end well.
Well, now what?
Good predictions everyone!
likely: skip to Fox talking to the phone with king, last panel King calling from the pound
if king is smarter than we all thank he is he had better grab that rope in frame 2 & tie her to a pole lol
She might like that.
King already has a shovel, the next part will be easy!
hahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha! i like you nice comment ;D
*Plays a laugh track*
For he’s a good ol’ fella, for he’s a good ol’ fella…
I’m pretty sure we all just witnessed a murder.
Bah, it’s a cartoon!
I witnessed self defense.
Bunt force trauma & concussion: the average man’s dog’s MacGyver solution
I wonder what he’s gonna do to her next, it probally won’t be plesant. (Original name:Tailz)
Subtlety is for the weak.
small minor office supplies: 13$
turkey baster: 5$
unreplaceable canine tongue surgery: 6000$
fractured skull & concussion: 3000$
ALL in panels 2&4: priceless
me: “seems legit”
Random Violence, solving problems since the dawn of man, which is a weird phrase in the Housepets universe since even back then animals and humans could probably talk with one another.
Now, now. Civilization came first: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/11/02/housepets-7500-bc/
Why, that’s quite interesting. I will have to read more of this when I get time.
well thats one way to get it done… of course you know, this means war.
LIKE A BOSS
Pls dont tell me that cute little innocent corgi just hit a lady barbarically
A lady with no sense of romantic boundaries. If the tables were turned no court in the land would convict her for shoveling him.
Arguably, she could get away with it but King couldn’t, thanks to legal double standards.
That argument, however, isn’t suitable for here, so I won’t get into it.
That was kind of my point
Well I am fully understood you guys point but…
i donno maybe im just too conservative…
I cant get over this situation TT_TT
Oh, okay. I missed that. My mind was thinking you were saying both could do it without punishment, my bad.
Heheheh… Duchess is angry now… RUN, KING, RUN!!!!!!
RANDOM TURKEY BASTER!
You mean “Canadian Squirt Gun”
Looks like King took lessons from zeetha.
hehe XD this reminds me too much of tom&jerry
Except that instead of a cat and mouse, you got two dogs. And one of the dogs is in love with the other dog and tries to whip him….pain is pleasure
Who here thinks Rick was lying about being sick just to make us suffer/wait for Duchess getting a well-deserved shovel to the cranium? (If he really was sick i hope he’s feelin’ better.)
Rick did not lie about being sick.
Hopefully, King is smart enough to call Boris and tell him something fell on her so he can direct blame away from himself. If not, I’m sure duchess is going to try and get revenge if she realized he hit her. And i don’t think I shovel will save him next time.
Or maybe she will be to proud to admit she got beat up by someone half her size.
Dude! A shovel!?
Would never hit a girls!
I love it when a plan comes together!
Sure! *passes Hannibal fire*
well….it’s not a scooby trap but hay whatever work’s i guess lol ^.^ now let’s unmask this villain…. BINO!! hahaha
Tarot: you see Bino was just out to prank King yet again
Bino: & i would have gotten away with it to, if it wasn’t for you meddling shovel
Entertaining article – thanks. This is a truly interesting article. I will come back in the near future.
Whoever said brains over brawn clearly didn’t understand the alternate usages of a shovel.
Brains over brawn
Shovel over brains
Brawn over shovel
Just need to figure out the hand signals. One, two… three…
Brains, Shovel, Brawn, Lizard, Spock!!!!
BANG. SHOVEL TO THE HAED! BROOM TO THE FACE! AND FRYING PAN TO THE HEAD!
i do like ppl geting hit with stuff
why wont my profile pic show up im useing gravatar
sometimes the most most simple (and violent) solution is the best solution
After hitting her with the shovel comes the use of the items in Panel 2. Oh all the Rated R ideas I have.. D:
He just didn’t want Duchess to be bothering him anymore so I would be fine with what he did to her… But if you ask me, I don’t think he was trying to just knock her out… *giggle*
but even if she does get amnesia if she seen or touch somthing like her whip could jog here memory
did anyone else notice the assortment of items on the ground in panel 2
does Duchess have breasts in the last panel?
or is it just me and my perve mind?
Duchess looks like that in every panel she is in. Someone mentioned that is was possible for dogs to look like that as well as Rick trying to make some of them have different features
I don’t remember the whole conversation but it’s not new for her.
Yeah, she does have ‘female assets’. Check it out, Rick said it in the text below the title for this comic: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/02/17/pageantly-absurd/
Prominent pectoral muscles are prominent! But seriously, in this universe it probably wouldn’t be unheard of for an animal to desire/obtain enhancement surgery (i.e., implants), and Duchess is a show dog, after all.
Reminds me of the first episode of There She Is! …but with a much, much more insidious theme.
Alt-title: No Comic Today, Just Violence II
Alt-alt-text: Violence is always the answer!
I thought for sure the above is what would happen.
Simple is the most ingenious plan.
Okay, so we got a rope, box of matches, paper clip, rubber band, and a turkey baster. Put them together, and you get “Powerup: Shovel to the Face!”
King: You wanted to be star, well you got!
Now king is thinking with his head
After stars in the eyes, come little chirping birdies around the head.
No, no no! How many times I have to tell you, Duchess?! Read the script, it says ‘STARS’ over your head, NOT birds! You’ll be the death of me!
Alright reset! let’s try this again roger….i mean duchess.
And it turns out that this is all a reality show produced by Rock Milton.
I don’t always hit women, But when i do, I prefer to use a shovel.
In the words of Ellis from Left 4 Dead 2… SPANG!
I dont like the tools he has to work with. The pump and all
Well I suppose that’s one way of solving that problem XD
Y is there a turkey baster in a shed
..I just realized. This could likely hint that King can create shovels out of various items. :O
make houspets 4 days a week plz! i listen to radio housepets on line u sad u make a comic strip in about 5 to 6 hours go hear to listen:
sorry but its true
boom!!!!!!.right in the head!!
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