Do not taunt happy fun weasel
Respect the ferret! RESPECT HIM!
too late, man…
Sombodys getting fired.
Fired is such a deceptively gentle word, when your boss is a small carnivore.
He doesn’t have the mouth or the attitude to eat him… he’s not shiny enough anyway.
i would still be worried
Knowing the ferrets, being fired probably means being loaded into a shiny, clear-plastic air cannon, and literally fired a hundred feet or so away from the house, where an inexplicable landing pad/trampoline is waiting.
But smile anyways!
a ferret? a genuine smile? no way. ever…
How doth the little mustelid
Buff his shining claws,
And welcome little mousies in
To gently smiling jaws.
Nice alice reference, works very well here, cause steward just became a mouse
I do believe the steward will be fired… very soon O.o
What scares me is the fact he has the money to do much worse than that -_-;
He has the money to… Karishad. Yes, Karishad is now a verb.
oh no… he’s gonna karishad him… that is -not- a good thing at all… for anyone x3
… except Karishad… xD
Karishad karishads everyone! xD
That’s so smurfy!
OH. MY. SMU-I MEAN, KARISHAD. 0_0
I just had a horrifying mental image…of butler Karishad.
*facepaw* …oh no…
Ohh- juust great. I finally get a stoma picture out, and now I have Karishad in there, cracking jokes about butlers. Not much better.
*Whimpers*. Butlers aren’t supposed to make bad puns!
I wasn’t aware being pure, unadulterated chaos was a skill needed to be a butler. Still if your alligator needs to hooked up to a car battery it would help/
Eh, did that last week. Hilarious while it lasted.
You know, it’s really Jeeves’ fault. I still don’t buy that he didn’t hear Keene screaming through the glass. Of course Mr. Steward is the one in charge (mostly). But they really do need him to keep them from accidentally buying an industrial blender to play in!
Of course he heard, but that just the revenge of the unappreciated hardworking butler.
What are the odds that Jeeves is next?
Jeeves is so abused though.
Can’t he be allowed a moment of happiness?
This smile is creepier than the Duchess King combo smile from the last arc.
I sense smiling ferret avatars.
I think people are still reeling from the sudden increase of Karishad avatars from the last strip.
SADLY i DO NOT THINK THERE ARE ANY YET. I accidentally had caps on that whole time and I’m too lazy to erase it.
Actually, I think it’s pretty cute, even when he’s pointing out that it’s totally fake. X3
I don’t think it would be so creepy if it wasn’t just a charade to hide his malicious intent.
I think it’s more throwing his malicious intent into stark relief.
Well he better have a very good excuse (which I can’t see how he will) or hes very very fired.
Well he WAS busy suing the zoo for the wolves and all that. It would have been easy to forget the person who hired him in the confusion.
Do you really think he would want to release the FERRET in charge of him?
Mr. Steward is not the lawyer(s) who sued the zoo (if they actually sued them I don’t think it was said either way) he hasn’t been in the comic since February 1st, 2010 (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/02/01/among-thieves/) So yeah that is no excuse.
Wasn’t he there when the Wolves were getting everything straightened out?
Nope that was Jeeves (who is also very likely to be fired or be in some kind of trouble) and the lawyer was Mr. London.
But isn’t Jeeves the steward? I might be all mixed up.
Jeeves is the butler; Mr. Steward is the court-appointed steward.
Looking back at that strip, yeah, I guess he wasn’t involved (or at least not mentioned to be so).
Much too kind, man!
why it could be from a cannon into the sun.
That would be a mass driver. Though it would be firing a very small mass, so in essence: yes, a very large cannon.
If the Miltons built a cannon/mass driver for the purpose of hurtling worthless employees into the sun, we could solve all our landfill problems if they would just let us use it…
Then the wolf cubs see Mr. Steward flying through the sky and they all go “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”
Put that sarcasm away Keene, you’re going to hurt yourself.
Can it be I m the first one?
No, no I’m not…
Who’s stewart again?
Mr. Steward is the guy who sorrt of takes care of the ferrets, or oversees them.
In other words, the Butler.
but not Jeeves
No, see the butler is Jeeves. Additionally Jeeves has an English accent.
They made a special point to find a steward named “Steward”. So if you look up “steward” in a dictionary, that’s him. That’s what he does. Except with ferrets. Who are billionaires.
Someone’s getting fired.
But if Mr. Steward gets fired, then there wouldn’t be that character with the play on words…you know, the Steward for the ferrets is named Mr. Steward.
True, but we’ll be getting Karishad. I don’t think the world needs more plays on words.
See this: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/07/27/the-spirit-of-competition/
to explain Mr. Steward
I already know the joke.
smile, your in for a world of hurt
Here it comes…o.o
Laugh and the world laughs back. So if you fire someone then. . .
and SMILE when you scream in agony!
As good as …being Mr.steward
It’s just a hint at how much you annoy him Keene. Don’t take it too personally.
Alt-text: “And it is incredibly painful” Keene’s jaw is gonna freeze that way if he keeps it up!
i do the same thing while holding a sign for little ceasars! XD
So YOU’RE the reason I get that uncomfortable chill up my spine when I’m driving down the street
could be me…. or gas. XD
Looks like Mr.Steward is gonna get it
So where did book 1 go?
i was wondering much the same thing….
Someone has checked it out! Can’t you guys imaginate!? I mean, this IS a fictional world, even though I wish it was real :3
clearly i ran out of imagination or am i just that deep? probably not
It got checked out, duh! xD
that’s an impressive fake smile
It was the most peaceful 4 months he ever had.
Alt text competition you say?
Try to be the first post at 12:00!
Now, thats a challenge!
BTW…Alt text, please?
Someone already did it :3
4 ever snail.
Lol! I like how almost everyone in the comic really thought Keene was in Florida.
I think Steward, knew
Uh, he wasn’t in Florida.
He doesn’t ask to be the center of our attention but come on
Actually he kind of does…
his fake smile reminds me greatly of Itsuki o.o
Oops, t is actually more accurately represented in this one:
WOW The fake smile totaly reminded me of itsuki!
More thinking this one http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/09/21/the-staples/
Now that you mention Itsuki I kinda wanna see more of him btu then i dont think he’ll have much of an impact.
Also since we haven’t really seen Itsuki a lot i mistakenly thought of a little girl with a huge hammer beating soldiers since it’s the name of another character too.
i think someones getting fired…. or maybe he shall be Karishad’s NEW ASSISTANT!
i would laugh so hard
That would be AWESOME!!
I SO would like to see that happen!
Awe you beat me to it. I was going to say something like that but more along the lines of Karishad being Steward’s assistant.
Man I would hate to be Mr. Steward… well who could blame him he didn’t have clue where Keene was these past four months
You hear that snapping noise? That’s my jaw muscles, and soon to be your spine : ) <- fake smile
I like how my English isn’t as good as my art XD
I forgot to put a “a” in there at least I’m learnin from mistakes
He’s been appointed by the court. It will take a lot of paperwork to get rid of him, and then they have to make sure that his replacement isn’t a double agent for Mr. Milton’s evil relatives…
Artificial? Really? Wow how much did it cost?
he scering me
Even a fake smile can be caught once in awhile.
Now we know Karishad will serve as master tool of supreme painful funny vengeance.
This reminds me when I forgot my friend in “hide n seek” by having to go do chores and this is how he reacted since it was about an hour till he noticed I was gone XD
Perhaps the reason he wants to hire Karishad?
This can only end well… My money says two strips later the ferrets are going to be broke with the mansion in flames.
i wouldent do that the next srtip has something to do with pete and his “game”
You know this comic reminds me of my friend. She says mean things in the nicest tone so like you wouldnt know she was being mean to you.
When your boss comes to you and is smiling, there is only
one thing to do…
I see where this is going…. as quote from Final Fantasy X-2 (Paine) Hurt Time! or something kind of prank?
Four months?! O_O
Looks like he’s got dentures in that last shot, ‘cos ferret smiles are way snagglier than that.
Snauglier is a fun word.
Can’t blame Mr. Steward the Steward. Would you like taking orders from a 4 year old ferret?
Well, I bet the pay is pretty good so you’re right, Steward’s fault.
Also, hope everybody had a very nice Easter or whatever holiday you celebrate, if you don’t celebrate one then I hope you had a very nice Sunday!
~The Guy in the Background~
Four months?! Yowch.
And looks like Herman’s gonna be out of a job…
Lesson learned: picking your Steward because his name is Steward might not be the best management decision you could have made.
Steward is working for Celia Milton!
I paid a lto for this smile, so you better give me an answer…
It does look quite painful…
Keene is my favorite ferret of the Miltons.
Heh, Keene has such a cute artificial smile. Its too bad it isn’t genuine.
The thing is, if Mr. Steward is court appointed, can the ferrets actually fire him? doesn’t he actually work for the federal court system and not the ferrets directly? I don’t really know how this works.
They chose him, they can unchoose him and get the court to appoint another steward.
How about Joel?
So it was 4 months since Keene was stuck at the zoo. Man time flies.
I wonder how long that is in ferret months?
Yeah, that kinda raised two questions for me
1/ the comic runs in real-time?
2/ it’s really been that long?
3/ who goes to the zoo in the first week of january?
waiiit… onnnne… twoooo… ok, it raised three questions. Bite me, it’s the fifth day of a four day weekend and i’m a bit groggy.
The answer to #3 is “wolves”.
Wait, I guess months don’t actually work that way. Still groggy. Only one eye open. Waiting for the coffee to kick in. It was actually just before christmas.
Still not sure who goes to the zoo for christmas, but eh, maybe he was visiting some friends. I’m having trouble re-reading the dialogue.
Maybe if he tells the truth, he won’t get in trouble?
Thanks for bringing Keene back! I was starting to miss him. Also: Am I right to assume Kerishad will be taking Mr. Stewards position? Or is it worse… Mr. Steward will have to train him first.
Great as always Mr. Griffin!
Am I the only one that notices that they are missing “1″ out of the collection?
Also, fake smile? I love it!
It’s called “Vacations”, Keene.
More for him than for you
love that smike!!
RUN JEEVES, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, so far, no one’s made avatars of this strip. It’s a new record. By the way, I love that smile.
Looks like the unemployment rate just went up by Mr Steward.
That’d be funnier if I didn’t loose one of my jobs a while back…
Get fired by a ferret?
Only once… back in Florence on a Friday too.
OOOOOOH HE IS IN TROUBLE NOW!
Yup he’s fired
nope. he will have to teach Karishad how to do his job as replacement for mr. steward, and then mr. steward will be Karishad’s assistant. the ultimate revenge!
NO I WANA BE KARISHADS ASSISTANT HE IS FUN!
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