King’s a soul survivor Yeaaah!
Duchess, you have been voted out, your tribe has spoken.
they voted with a shovel
to the head.
What other way is there to vote out someone? A box and slips of paper? That sounds akward, too little head injuries.
In a closet.
Democracy works best with shovels… or was that a hidden ballot? I can’t remember which. That’s probably because of a shovel.
The broom has been replaced with a shovel, now its “Shovel to the face!”
Alt text: “He didn’t even tell her about the shovel, they just click like that”
Ok, if that isn’t a sign that they’re made for each other…
of course they are made fore each other! Rick made them…and they ARE together so even technically speaking, they are “made for each other” =3
I can dig it.
they should vote with a crowbar.
half λ life refernce
:p positive luck for king and his new shovel
Well, that’s super adorable. :3
‘I love you’
It developed so quickly! :’)
In far future should we expect them to be married togrther some day?
They are the perfect couple.
(What if she finds out that King is not real dog?)
I cant think about that yet. ;o; They be so cute the way they are. Let’s let it just be like that. ^^
I wish that Baily can move close to where king lives at or at least, meet more often. They haven’t met since they met at Farm.
I support this <3
amen to that!
And third; motion passed and moves on to vote.
All in favor of these two being “most super adorable couple” please give a show of hands.
*raises hand as well*
DIVISION! POINT OF ORDER! MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES!
Ok, looks like I’m not stopping this…
*Two paws in the air, waving like they just don’t care*
all paws raised here! XD
*Raises its both paws in the air*
Never has the death grip been soooo cute!
haha, oh dear, a conversation i would not want to have with my girlfriend
Ok this was very adorable
And creepy.. I never did like those ‘Diva types
Love the last panel so much!
panel 3 FTW
I don’t get it, Baeily is saying I love you but her face looks evil. Am I thinking it wrong?
yes you are.
She’s just being amused.
Not quite the canine equivalent to Max’s amused expression, but close.
Who wouldnt let go of the shovel?
Though i’d sleep with something maybe a little more lethal
Or now Duchess has a super fear of shovels from behind doors…?
I got an old double-barrel 20-gauge that resides in the corner of my bedroom, would that work? XD
all i can say is that king learned the first rule of combat, never put down your weapon! lol
Or just put it under your pillow.
Ah I said this and then noticed you said it
Dont feel bad, we all do it
Don’t feel bad, we all do it
Oh.. lone wolf already said it…
King’s definitely gonna keep that shovel under his pillow.
Life is full of surprises!
Always sleep with a nearby blunt object…… just in case
how can one strip be so full of both “awwww!” and “LOL!” at the same time?
that’s RICK GRIFFIN for ya!
i still feel bad for dutchess…. she’s going to have a pounding headache. she tried to whip him into shape and king decided to bury her ambitions for the night xD
I see what you did there ; )
You forgot to mention the handcuffs
The guilt is crushing King, he still thinks her body will reanimate and hunt him down.
Next Comic: (Duchess wakes up) “It was all just a dream?” (sees shovel mark on forehead) “Oh nevermind…”
Alternatively: another trickster statue, but its made out of a painted gold Boris.
More practicaly though, this sounds like the end of this arc
wondering the same thing (not that this arc hasnt been a good read). we shall see.
There’s still Friday. IIRC arcs usually are concluded at the end of a week.
Now some story about spring and st.patrick’s day.
I wan to see peaunt and grape!!
Is state having springbreak??
The shovel is important. It activates the watch. Correct use is the same as how it was used on Dutchess, except… on the watch.
alt text: “He didn’t even have to tell her about the shovel, they just click like that”
So in a way it’s like that moment where the other spouse knows what your doing without having to tell them.
How did that happen?
He’s back at home, there’s no need for him to be dressed. After all, most people don’t go to sleep in a full set of clothes.
True, but he always slept in his collar before.
Maybe there are too many bad memories attached to his good collar now…
Now what he needs is a Max Repel spray!
No, that’s what Peanut needs
But only cats have repel spray. It’s their version of zoning. What? Haven’t you ever seen a tom– *shovel’d*
Take Bailey’s word for it! =D
Actually seeing Bailey say she loves him on-screen is way too cute. Guess she really enjoyed the snuggling on the farm. Too bad she’s not here to keep him safe… he’s so adorable as a corgi but way too small and helpless for his own safety!
Small yes, but helpless? Click the previous button because I feel helpless isn’t the right word for King after that.
Corgis are tough dogs, they are small but hardly helpless (they herd CATTLE!)
1) they are both in there beds.
2) in 3rd panel why does it look like Baily is evil?
Beds? Do you mean baskets?
King sleeps in a bed, see previous strips.
He actually slept in a basket when he first joined the wolves. Guess he upgraded to a bed that was more his size.
Good eye on Bailey’s basket, though.
No, King has a bed that we’ve seen a few times.. I would venture a guess that Bailey is in the barn, so possibly a basket, but far more likely straw I think ;3
I don’t know about “evil”, but her snout does look a bit too long.
Oh, and for the smart phone crowd, the alt text:
“He didn’t even tell her about the shovel, they just click like that”
Thanks for the alt text,
but I don’t get the joke; I’m not that humerous person
Where she says: “You can let go of the shovel”, he didn’t tell her he was still holding the shovel. She just *knew*.
How?? how does she knows it?? Is it inside joke??
I got the impression that her expression was somewhere between rolling eyes and “I see what you did there.”
I saw more of the teasing-knowing face people make when they guess something right.
Whatever the case, certainly not evil.
More like “Im proud of ya King” kind of look!
that’s not evil, its just confident
Daw, they really make a cute couple, and now they have to constantly guard against a possible amnesiac.
Oooo… Poor KING!
Hmm, a new motto, perhaps?:
“Speak softly and carry a shovel.”
Look at those cute stubby corgi fingers.
i use to like king, then i took a shovel to the face
try some grease or oil
I think somebody will need a few snuggles in the future.
My crazy silly thought for today: Maybe the shovel is cursed? :O
Maybe that was Sabrina’s garage that he got it from! O.O
She seems like the kind to have cursed gardening tools.
Good thing it was only a minor lodestone type curse, and not one of those backbiting rake +3 types then.
Its why I don’t trust rakes personally
Shaun of the Dead 2: King the Dog BoogALoo…
Primus, I have dumb jokes around 2….
I like bailey. She is calm overall of this nonsense
joel forgot that he is a dog and has no fingers
They call them “fingers” too, IIRC.
What else would you use to refer to them in casual conversation, anyway? “Digits” is technically correct, but not something that comes up on a regular basis in ordinary conversation outside of something in the general field of biology.
Dogs have toes. In Kings case cute little stubby ones.
In this universe, dogs and cats and all sorts of animals have hands and fingers. = P
Can you call it paw?
when some pet needs a help, what would they say?
‘Can you give me a hand?’ Or ‘can you give me a paw?’
Real life pets don’t have thumbs, but Grape didn’t have any issues with calling those particular fingers “thumbs”, after she first confronted the raccoons way back toward the beginning of the strip.
They live among humans and do human things. Why shouldn’t they also use human terminology when it’s convenient?
well, at least I was right on the ending the thing with a phone call…
When Bailey said “I love you” to King it just melted everyone’s hearts away!
they are so cute
And for the Fridge Horror moment, what happens when Bailey finds out about Joel?
Cue future plot arc!
Fox, his best buddy will find out too! Its inventible!
I wonder, if she does come in, what is she possibly going do to him?
you mean, if she gets through the wolves AND the Miltons’ lawyers?
Well, I guess whenever we get into a King Arc, we can expect Bailey to be the voice of reason. She is so calm…perhaps pets are only crazy in Babylon Gardens? o.O
Why she smerking at pannel 3??
Is it just me or does she has a nasty look on the third panel?
I can’t stop looking at the backround behind Bailey… looks so hypnotising
King just needs a smaller weapon… like a… hammer?
Perhaps somewhat unrelated, but usually when people keep staring at a door, are unable to sleep and can’t let go of a shovel… that’s a sign of a zombie apocalypse! Except this time it’s the Duchess Apocalypse.
… I can imagine an entire discussion whether the Duchess would be more terrifying as a zombie or the way she is now…
*Suddenly has an image of a seductress zombie Duchess*
Heh… Zombie Duchess… CHEW ON THAT!!!! LoL I can picture it in my head.
oh King is so adorable… but still I can’t let go of what I just have witnessed…
the innocent looking corgi dog hit a lady in the head with the shovel… >m<;;;
She’s no lady. She’s a charming young lady.
This could be the starting of a horror movie in the housepets universe.
Don’t say Duchess’ name three times!
I’ll rather say Macbeth, oh I just said Macbeth, Nooo I just said Macbeth again… I’m about to have a bad day. Well, still it is more fortunate than being chased by Duchess.
A Nightmare on Babylon Gardens!
Housepet Shovel massacre
i love your name
There was a McGyver Reference on Monday and I missed it.
King, gimme the shovel. It’s all over, you don’t need it now.
*tries to yank the shovel away from him*
I wouldn’t let go of the shovel, either, King.
She knows King very well ‘w’
tsst…tsst.. probably gonna hurt himself with that shovel or sumpthin.. tsst tsst…
At least if she does come in, he has his shovel to defend himself again.
P.S- Make sure its another sneak attack :3
SHOVEL TO YOUR FACE!
That is all.
I found myself wondering, before looking at the comic today, if the other female dogs would have the new style of illustration Rick mentioned at the beginning of the arc.
Then I read the strip, and noticed this one had bailey. with some curve to her hips and chest. So hooray, prettier lady puppies away!
Here I thought it was only gonna be Duchess with them. Woot!
I can so picture Maxwell and King now being teased every halloween now. Almost like Shaggy and Scooby style.
King: Scared much? *pulls off the sheets to reveal Duchess* … AHHHHHHHHHHHHH~
Does anyone REALLY think that Duchess is going to give up that easily? I’m sorry, but girls like her just get angrier and more determined after a clonk on the noggin, especially if it leaves a mark. We haven’t heard the last of this, mark my words.
Although I do envision Boris whispering to King, “I wish it’d been ME that did that to her.”
Shovel to the head…. Is Duchess going to end up being like little Nicky?… Nah, I guess that would’ve needed to be a shovel to the face instead
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 it true!
You have no idea how much of a workload Rick has, nor do you have a idea of how much more work it would be into making this a four day a week strip.
did u listen to the link i posted? its actualy verry funny and he did say it i got me the proof on the link!
OMG I FIXED MY PROFILE PIC TO SHOW UP FINALY YAY!
Bah, if it only takes Rick 5-6 hours, then he could make 30 a week! That even gives him on average 3 hours to do whatever else he does, like eating and sleeping or whatever.
Did I read that right? You’re going to pay Rick to work on Housepests as a formal job! Such a generous little man!
I love this comic so much, it makes me smile every time. That 3rd panel she does look evil though. lol
shes not evil but i relay would like to know what she was thinking AND HOWED SHE KNOW ABOUT THE SHOVEL?
king has a human bed and he is now a dog…i wonder how clean his bed is considering he probably sheds his fur in his sheep.
She said she loves him, that’s just so… awwwww…
i bet king is soft i just want to give him a hug and pet him and give him dog treats he is so adorable in fact i would take him in and keep him as a pet if i could…
to bad hes secretly human:(
and yes im a guy but if ur a guy tell me u have never thought a dog was cute!
im just a big softy. thats what my gf sayes and she also says im the human version or peanut
i think she acts like baily alot tho
Sorry, I seem to miss something… When did Bailey become King’s girlfriend? He was Tarot’s boyfriend before, wasn’t he?
No, Tarot is Peanut’s girlfriend. Bailey and King became a couple here.
Nope. Tarot flat-out turned him down (after all, she’s taken) so they were never a couple.
If you want the instant King and Baily became “a thing”, it’s here: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/11/24/a-way-with-the-ladies/
Oh, darn… I’ve confused King with Peanut. >_< I should remember: never do math and read comics. Math and comics don't mix.
Ah Frank, the Old ‘Be Gentle!’ Never gets old, anytime I see it
When will the 3rd book show up, huh? It feels like forever to me.
When it’s done.
Nope. Peanut is tarot’s boyfriend, Artemiy
Oh… Yeah, sorry. >_<
Bailey became king’s girlfriend when he went with fox to her home on thanksgiving, remember?
Thats a long shovel…
I’m not touching that with a 10ft.pole
you have a point there.
also i just realise about perspective, king is a little dog, the tools are made for humans, its obviously going to be big for him.
but then why is the shovel head soo small??? and the stick soo thin??
Rick must not do enough shoveling.
looks like a spear. Thank god king didn’t use it like one XD
The door is going to fly off & Duchess is going to be standing there with that one wolf’s other arm that she ripped off & she’ll be dragging Fox around by the neck with the love wipe on top of that the entire K-9 unit will be layed out behind her…King maybe you should start praying now ^_- lol
Dutchess may not understand the word “no,” but I think she understands a shovel to the head.
She may understand a shovel to the head but how do you thank Boris is going to take it? lol
Dont let go of the shovel! A Certain crazy female dog is out for you!
You don’t need a shovel; all you need is crowbar.
im a half λ life geek too. If King wants to give her a bad case of head ache and a major concussion it would be fine!
Nemesis defeated, nemesis has no memory of conflict, girlfriend cool with it all, King has so much win in him.
Wait, King winning? Uh-oh you just foreshadowed the next King Arc with bad luck
LOL!!!!.poor duchess,the only thing that she wanted is 2 win……………by spanking king in the butt xD!!!!.i wish tht king and baley kiss(in the lips), now tht will b cool :3
Heh Thiz reminds me a lot of Grape… Think about it. BROOM TO YOUR FACE!!!!!! SHOVEL TO YOUR HEAD!!!!!!! Eh? Eh? ^-^
But she already had the whip to the …butt?
“Me? I am the dog with the shovel!”
Stalkers will do that to you….i would know…i have had one
Spring is coming and we see king and Bailey. When will she visit king in Babylon Gardens?
lol….kinda feel bad for Duchess….sure enough King simply left her there. Not sure if attempting to rape King makes her a villain, but my feelings about this is probably brought on by the fact Duchess is cute. Anyway, lets hope king killed two birds with one shovel on this one. Stopping her from chasing him….and stopping her from remembering too.
Duchess’ owner: Hey, there Duchess! I finally found you! I brought you your pink jewelry. You always liked your pink jewellery, remember?
Duchess: Who’s Duchess?
Duchess: “Hi, I’m Daisy!”
I… this explains so much, and yet nothing at all.
You win an internet… I think… maybe…
hooooolllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy shoot! that would be awful! it’ll be a
“Hi, I’m Daisy” battle! It’ll be like talking on Skype while playing DDO and pressing the “F” key
think about it…… its duchess need i say more
Oh dat King.
Anyway, off-topic, I wonder if Peanut has any comics up his sleeve…
…if he has any.
Well, let’s just carry on to the comic.
ONWARDS, TO THE… updates?
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