Oldie But Goodies

Discussion (177) ¬

  1. Ryufire

    Max looks good in the second panel! ^^

  2. Xane

    That’s right… all the ‘nip.

    • Senorpie7

      All of the nip!
      *holds a broom in the air*

      • TooLateToApologize

        All of the nip? :(

        • King

          ALL OF THE NIP?!

          • AflacMan13

            All your nip are belong to us.

            (Sorry, somebody had to say it.)

          • illeatyourself

            There seems to be a little nip in the air… XD

          • Argent Stonecutter

            TAKE OFF EVERY NIP

  3. Dontlookmenaked

    Oh max.

    • Dontlookmenaked

      Oh yeah I also for to capitalize Max.

      • Dontlookmenaked

        *Forgot to

        • Keldor

          And once again we have an instance where the corrections go on for 5 times longer than the original article. Congratulations. You would make an excellent historic scholar.

  4. Roadrunner

    max in 2nd panel’s so epic…

    • TooLateToApologize

      He looks so sly, so slick… like a clever troll or a secret agent trying to woo the ladies.

      • Gabe23

        I would say he looks like in …. seductive mode

        • silverfang16

          Yeah, this.

          • Valerio

            I can understand why Grape fell for him

    • DHJones

      when i saw the 2nd panel, Sly Cooper just popped up in my head XD

      • River_Dragon

        I can see that…so suave, so debonair, so…sly…lol

  5. IceKitsune

    Ah Max, that adorable idiot. :P

    • legendario13

      HAHAHA I just read that with a sigh at the beggining

  6. Senorpie7

    Adorable indeed, if only he had Mr. Lincoln on his side xD

    • T-Squared

      No, he needs Grover Cleveland on his side. :P

      • anon_omis

        I know he’s a president, but what currency is he on?

        • efhosci

          Wikipedia says he’s on the $1000.

          • silverfang16

            1000 dollar bills are a myth!

          • Expletive Deleted

            Actually 1,000 dollar bills do exist, they were discontinued in I think 1969 (along with the 500, 5,000, 10,000, and 100,000 dollar bills), but they were only really used by banks to transfer large sums of money at a time…

            Though any that still exist are either in the federal reserve or being hoarded by collectors…

          • silverfang16

            Huh…..interesting. It seems these larger bills started vanishing the more popular electronic funds became.

          • Draven

            $100,000 bills are the only ones not in public circulation. Other large bills are exceedingly rare, but $100,000 bills are used exclusively in bank-to-bank transfers.

    • tanglestalker909

      No, he needs the best. A Franklin, Ben Franklin.

      • p0lo

        Best president ever!

        • DHJones

          he wasn’t a president at all he died a year before your first president

          • DHJones


          • P0lo

            O_o Mind blown!

            I guess he was spending all his time inventing the Cotton Gin.

          • Vyn

            Franklin didn’t invent the cotton gin, that was Eli Whitney…

          • P0lo

            Poor Eli, he had so much promise as an inventor until he assassinated Lincoln :(

          • Draven

            Oh jeez, I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

          • illeatyourself

            This is just plain funny! So much confusion about Franklin. XD

          • m is for wolf

            Wasn’t Benjamin Franklin the one who made the New Deal? And his brother, who was named after Ben’s teddy bear, rode on horseback to Britain from Boston to light two lights so the American people could see their opponents during the Civil War. But then India killed most of us with disease, so…

        • Argent Stonecutter

          I want to live in the alternate reality where Ben Franklin was the first Hereditary President of the US.

          • Frank

            And the civil war was caused because his son wanted to give the US back to the British?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Nah, in that universe the Civil War was over Metrification.

          • darkgloomie

            That… sounds like a discussion that could happen between history buffs…

          • Argent Stonecutter

            And railroad gauges.

          • Keldor

            I can just picture it – they’re setting up to drive in the silver stake to secure the final piece of track in the middle of the great north-south line, and they discover that the northern rail company and the southern rail company are usin different gauges…

          • Keldor

            Incidentially, I believe that Franklin’s son actually was a British symphasizer during the revolution.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            It was on the Nashville-Atlanta line and a banjo duel broke out in the confusion. Sherman’s banjo misfired because he couldn’t get metric strings in Atlanta. Nothing to do but burn the place down and wage terrible war between littermates!

    • Frank

      “Are… you trying to bribe me with a penny?”

      • Keldor

        What?! No, it’s a five! And you’d better accept it, that’s two and a half weeks of allowance!

      • Argent Stonecutter

        It’s not a pony?

      • m is for wolf

        If it was Max, it probably would be a penny.

  7. Draven

    How can you say no to a face like that?

    • Valerio

      I couldn’t

    • Crackles

      I could, seeing one could probably lose his job for selling nip to a cat. I don’t think a quarter is even remotely worth the risks.

      … I’m doing this wrong, aren’t I?

      • illeatyourself

        Yes. Yes you are. You’re supposed to say “Ya man”. XD

        • illeatyourself

          With a Jamaican accent. Yes, I am referencing Cool Runnings. XD

  8. I like your hat

    that IS adorable :D :D

  9. D-Rock

    Wait, so it worked? Or is that a tricky way of saying “Get out”?

    • Frank

      Of course it did! People love cute kitties and lolcats in this world, too!

      • D-Rock

        I guess it makes sense, when you think about the fact that this is very likely a pets supply store. Why hire someone who doesn’t like pets?

        BTW, lolcats is a new term for me. To Google!

  10. Moony

    Hey it worked! Haha good job Max!

  11. TooLateToApologize

    Screw the rules, I have money (and cuteness).

    • Adryan

      Noo! Not here!

  12. rallyjr

    proof! being adorable gets you stuff

  13. spencershot4

    -_- did the quarter bribe work?!?!?! it looks like it did….

    • SilverZeo

      Huzzah! Bad economy works in favor of pets!

      • spencershot4

        oooooorrrrrrr… his supper cuteness did it

  14. SilverZeo

    Someone has watched the Weekenders…

  15. Valerio

    I’d seel him the ‘nip only because he’s got that SMASHING grin :D

  16. Maxwell

    haha! Yay for Maxwell! =D

    • Valerio

      totally yay!

    • Ryufire

      OH Yay! :3

    • mr.muchy

      :) we all love max…. but on a side note its nice to see you have come out of hiding max

      • Maxwell

        Lol hello hello!

  17. blitzfolfy

    wait, where did the quarter come from?

    • The Wolf Kin

      His collar. It’s where everybody seems to keep their wallets and other stuff.

      • Ozy

        Totally an inter-dimensional infinite space collar because it wouldn’t hold anything if you moved around any at all unless it was literally choking him…

        • Dissension

          Collars can be the equivalent of a purse or wallet in this universe, as demonstrated in previous strips. The collars aren’t super-tight, they just have pockets. = P

          • Zaitsev

            Even the designer thing collars like King’s.

          • Zaitsev


        • Frank

          Have you seen how wide the collars are in relation to their necks?

          • Perrin Goldeneyes

            it’s comfortable! don’t judge the collar…. e0e

        • redwolfmatt

          timelord technology. everything’s bigger on the inside

          • Kohaku Nightfang

            YES! I wonder what animal the Doctor would become if he came into this dimension?

      • Crackles

        When you think about it, where else would they keep their money/stuff? Well, maybe kangaroos won’t have that problem, but everyone else.

        • Frank

          Umm… not sure kangaroo children joeys would agree

          • Rick Griffin

            The kangaroos could have pouch dividers. Good for twins, or to keep your joey in one pocket and your stuff in the other.

          • FerreTrip

            But wait, would these dividers be natural or made? And if the latter, how could kangaroos buy them?

          • silverfang16

            Over analyzing powers go! >:D

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Like a Snugli baby carrier, except without straps?

          • thefirstonethere

            In the money pouch the bought for such an occasion. Which begs the question: did the chicken or the egg come first?

          • Keldor

            Only in this case it’s more a question of the chicken or the egg carton.

        • Dontlookmenaked

          Well good news for females.

      • Adryan

        The collars are hammerspace. o.o

    • bug

      I have to say my dear sir that is a good question.

  18. Cristian100n

    Oh Max!

  19. leaffly

    That is so cute >w<

  20. Facade Kitsune

    personally i feel panel 3 is cuter than 2

    • black and blood fox brothers

      Same and 4as well-black

      Um no comment from me-blood

    • KingTheCorgi

      I do to, it’s just the innocent looking face :3

  21. ~\Rook/~

    Anyone who uses Max’s face from panel 2 as their avatar, I’ll give you 3 cookies and an internets!

  22. Zaitsev

    Max still has that incredible smug.

  23. Captain Rizzian

    I was feeling a little down, but I’ll be darned if Max’s face in panel 3 and panel 4 didn’t cheer me right up. Thank you for that, it was much needed.

    On a darker note…. is Max turning to drugs because of Peanut and Grape cuddling at the movies? Was that ever answered?

    • River_Dragon

      No, Max is just an addict. Proof can be found here: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/01/30/stranger-danger-exchanger/

      • Captain Rizzian

        Addicts don’t fall on their addictions in hard times? X3

        • River_Dragon

          Of course, they CAN–but Max is a cat. Cats are drawn to catnip as bees are drawn to flowers. They need nothing more than the desire to play.

          MY cats look at each other when we fill their mouse with catnip and say to each other, “I am CAT; it is MINE; shut up!” They have totally awesome attitudes.

          (Note: I am NOT telling anyone to do so; I am merely pointing out my cats attitudes)

  24. andrew N.

    Plan B, Max will say he needs it for medicinal reasons. As in “sell it to me and your face remains unscratched”

    Funny and charming update, congrats

    • Keldor

      Max is much too sweet to say something like that! He asks Grape to say in instead.

  25. Pika-Pika Roe

    I’m pretty sure the clerk is telling Max to meet him out back and not planning to show up. How rude!

  26. Shuma Jindivi

    I guess, from the clerk’s reaction, that this is not the first time something like this happens.

  27. Kaiserbix

    I think Rick totally reclycled peanut’s peanut’s expression from the past strip, notice it’s the same 4th panel

    • holmebrian

      o i just noticed that lol good catch

    • Frank

      but… how do you recycle expression

    • Rick Griffin

      I did not recycle! I especially don’t do cross-species recycling

      • Kaiserbix

        sorry my english is not so good, i was trying to imply it in a funny-curious way. didn’t mean to upset :P

    • River_Dragon

      Similar, not the same. In either case, totally adorable.

  28. Profesor Rod

    AGH! THE ADORBS!!! >.<

  29. Argent Stonecutter

    Week 2 of One-offs!

  30. VariedCookies

    This strip has rekindled my love for Max.
    And not sure if Jet set radio reference…

  31. damin666

    this is cute

  32. DanTwelve3

    Back in MY day, bribing with a quarter actually meant something! It gave RESPECT, not “adorable.”

    • Keldor

      Quarters were still silver back then, right?

  33. GameCobra

    If you can’t respect Maxwell now, then you’re all doomed to eternity.

    You hear me? Dooooomed!

  34. Pogiforce

    for some reason I don’t expect “see me out back” to portend well for max.

    • Frank

      Well, they do need a place the k-9 squad won’t watch

  35. Argent Stonecutter

    Double-fail for Max in the alt text: “Also I was going to use it to pay for my stuff but OK.”

  36. holmebrian

    my favorite panel is the last one he looks so cute thinking a quarter will bribe the guy.

    • KingTheCorgi

      Don’t know why but I thought the shop keeper was a girl X3

      • holmebrian

        dont know guess we will see when they meet out back

  37. Sunnie Kolme

    I agree with that decision. xD

  38. FerreTrip

    Part of me thinks Max was banking on this reaction.

    • Keldor

      Or he saw it in a movie and decided to give it a try.

  39. RegularBird

    I love Max’s adorable smile in the first panel x3

  40. Tomas Aldrete

    I don’t think he needs the quarter, the face was all he needs

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  42. pandalarve

    loved this week panel!

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  44. perrigoldeneyes

    wow… i feel so bad that everyone on here seems to have extensive knowledge of American history… you guys get all the interesting people in your history!

  45. illeatyourself

    *match* LOL MATH EXPRESSIONS! (2+3)-(4/5)=? XD

    • Keldor

      4.2, but what’s the question? 1/10th of the ultimate question?

  46. Tea Leaves da Panda

    Yay! It feels like forever since one of these has been posted.

  47. Tea Leaves da Panda

    NOOO! Its jacked up!

  48. Glassface

    Adorableness is it’s own currency.

  49. Keldor

    Poor Max, he doesn’t even have a dollar…

  50. JSkunk

    …Implications? Last panel just could have been worded better, I suppose.

    • Frank

      Well, it’s supposed to be ambiguous! You never know when the law might be watching!

      • Keldor

        More likely they can get away with going out back due to loopholes in the rule against selling ‘nip to pets. Perhaps the law specifies retail sales, so leaving the premise of the store changes the catagory of the transaction. Or perhaps it’s just a rule that stores volentarily impose on themselves (kinda like not selling R rated movies to minors), but the employees only have to follow the rule while on the job, not when they’ve left the property during a “break”.

        • Frank

          You, sir, would make an excellent lawyer

  51. E

    it’s so cute it’s hurts

  52. Cardrian

    Could this be the return of the canceled catnip arc?

    • Jackalope121

      thats kinda what i was figuring