Awesome-sauce, a new arc begins! ^^
Makes you want to hug him even more!
hats are yummy
Some alt for us loner phoners?
“This took me two hours and I NEEDED that time for more cramming!”
Yea! The return of Itsuki!
Yay! Itsuki Arc. This should be so much fun
Agreed. Not that Housepets ever gets tiring, but this could be refreshing.
Some people find Housepets! VERY refreshing……especially around 12:00 am Mondays, Wensdays and Fridays….;)
And do you know how nervous I was in front of the mirror?
ive never done that before…………………………..
I tried, once.
The reflection started slapping me in the face, then scolded me and sent me to bed early and without dinner.
And it was hard as glass!
Awesome, a new arc AND a new character!
Itsuki’s not new, he appeared in “The Interview” where Mr. Sandwich hired him to work at his auto repair business.
Huh, I just looked back through and somehow I missed that whole arc.
Ah well, Japanese stuff rocks!
Hes not new he was in a mini arc early and that was it till now
I hate planning an entire conversation in my head, only to have it end up like this. I feel for you, Itsuki
100% Agreed …
I know right? but in the end it works out wither way.
I have my own problem… I NEVER plan conversations in my head, and they always end up either going nowhere, or somewhere I didn’t expect. Because I never know where to expect them to go anyway.
Is there a dolphin in here?
You catch the giraffe and I’ll fill the bathtub with brightly colored cheeses.
Who will arrange the interspecies scrabble tournament?
I’m going to need a cherry pie, 10 rolls of duct tape, and the Mission Impossible theme song. Ready… GO!
Little known fact: In the Housepets! Universe, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the lyrics to the “Mission Impossible” theme song.
Hahaha! Welcome Back Itsuki! :3
He keeps him around because he is cute.
Cool the one thing is back its not king but it’s a close second
It’s never a good idea to waste a perfectly good apology.
Itsuki. You are my new favorite raccoon dog now!
The whole cast of “Pom Poko” go “Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww”
Hmm.. Will this one be longer than the last one?
Groveling is 56% cuter in gratuitous Japanese, however.
I wish my boss was this understanding…
If you were as cute as Itsuki he probably would be.
TO THE BODY MODIFICATION SHOP!
yeah my boss wasn’t very happy with me asking time off to got to Granny’s funeral. He asked “How many grandmas to you have?”
“is one still alive?”
“well then you can go to your other grandmother’s funeral”
thata harsh >.<
Wow that’s cold. I guess he probably had an answer for the other alternatives ready.
“Is one still alive?”
“Did you go to that funeral?”
“Well, one funeral is like all the others you won’t be missing anything.”
“Is one still alive?”
“Did you go to her funeral?”
“No, you wouldn’t give me the time off then ether.”
“Well, you see, the world didn’t end since you missed it, did it?”
Welcome back, Itsuki-Kun!
Wonder if Rick will do a “Bring Your Pets to Work Day” Arc. Peanut excitedly sniffing everything while Grape grabs a nap on a carlift.
I think Mr. Sandwich knows better than to bring Peanut and/or Grape to work.
Awwww…they’d be on their best behavior…they’d be on their leashes……what could POSSIBLY happen?
And who’d be holding the leashes?
That depends on how well they behaved!
They hold their own leashes (as they have in past comics). Sometimes they even hold each other’s leash. An example of the logic used in this strip that I find fun – they go to someplace like the mall or the zoo that requires them to wear a leash, yet it’s ok if they holding their own.
When do they hold each others? I know in the zoo peanut asks but grape shoots him down
I’m pretty sure there was at least one instance … it was just drawn, not referred to in the text, maybe it only looked like one or the other was holding both leashes.
I think that was the wolves.
Ah, you’re probably right.
On the other paw, maybe Grape would allow Peanut to hold her leash since he’s now intitled to a certain amount of “mushyness”
Cousin Rodney and Snow:
I highly doubt Grape would go for any amount of mushyness in public.
Well, hardly public, it would be within the confines of the car shop, who would see? Her dad, a few mechanics, Itsuki, a customer or two? It’s not like Max or Tarot would go out of their way to stop by or anything….
D’aww. If my employees were that cute, they would love me so much more. XD
Wewt! All caught up, now I can see the new comics when they are published. Discovered this comic about a week ago and fell in love. :3
We are glad to have you. Welcome to the herd, pack, flock, pride, etc.
Wait what? What do you guys mean?
I think “neighborhood” suits this comic.
I’m fairly new too.
But I love this comic and I’ve gotten others hooked too.
i know i found it this comic a few months back and have been reading it ever since
I can relate to this guy
Guess Itsuki managed to talk Earl out of making him wear a uniform. http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/09/21/the-staples/
Although now that I reread that one, I can see a loophole….you said I’d need to get a uniform, which I have. However, you never said I had to wear it
He probably doesn’t wear it outside work hours.
Cute IS his uniform!
Also, he rules you!
you read the link and end up re-reading that whole arc
I dont know why … but I have this feeling that there is going to be an explosion in this arc. Doesnt matter if it is big or small i just kinda feel it. Is it just me ?
Going in the direction of human students giving Itsuki a bad time at school?
You’ve been watching too much Mythbusters.
With everyone squeeing about Itsuki’s cuteness, it’ll be funny if in tomorrow’s strip Rick has him complaining to Earl about everyone treating him like a adorable living fluffy plushie.
Check the alt text here:
Speaking of alt text, I guess its proof of the power of cuteness that this strip has been up for almost 30 hours now and no one has asked for or provided the alt text for the people who can’t read it yet. Is that a record?
If the whole cast of Housepets were to have a cute contest, wonder who would win?
If the Puppy/Kitten versions are included, I’d say Puppy Peanut.
as this is a subjective matter, i’d say the answer to this question hinges on who the judge of said contest is…
The Ferrets would probably arrange it, televise it – “Babylon Gardens’s Got Cuteness”, judge it, then vote themselves most cute over any of the actual contestants.
1. Tie: Snow & Cousin Rodney
I would have thought you’d have shortlisted Spo.
Spo has lawyerlike tendencies. This disqualifies him from ever being cute.
only if you mean cute in a maniacal way!
hes too cynical to ever be considered cute.
when ever he opens his mouth it ruins the whole cute thing
What about Squeak? Or does hanging out with Joey disqualify her?
Evil Cute: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CuteIsEvil
Argent! ._. Be afraid, be very afraid! o.o
Oh look it’s itsuki! Haven’t seen him in a while. Yay!!!
Now all we need is an arc with Daisy…..maybe…..
maybe she’s taken some English classes with her money or something.
her only line would be “Hi I’m Daisy”
This is going to be interesting. And you know what? I’m willing to bet they DO have to do this level of groveling to get time off in Japan. I hear that business to them is serious business in and of itself.
Everything is Serious Business in Japan…which is why Japan is awesome
is it just me or is Itsuki behaving differently then the last time we saw him?
After rereading the “Interview” comics, his last comment does seems a bit out of character in directness, although since almost a year has passed since he was hired, he may ow feel slightly more comfortable dealing closer on a one to one level with his Boss.
that’s what i was thinking as well.
YAY!!! Gratuitous Japanese!
lawl “I’m not wasting a perfectly good apology”
King’s still my favorite, but I think Itsuki here is gonna have to co-second with Fox now
What exactly is he suppose to be anyways?
A raccoon dog.
Isn’t it also supposed to be tanuki or something?
Cutest character ever!
I made thsi apology specially for you! Be thankful that I didn’t re-use one of my last 10 apologies!
Wouldn’t want to let a well practiced apology go to waste, would we?
Oh, I’ve been there…
It is kinda cute! XD
So is he a Tanuki.
Yes, he is a Tanuki.
I thought he was going to get an uniform
I totally forgot about this loveable guy.
I just made myself sad…
But now he’s back, so be happy!
I really must agree with Mr. Sandwich: Itskui is ADORABLE!
Heheh… looks like Itsuki’s getting a bit Americanized growing a backbone like that in the last panel.
Got me curious, though. What’s the rationale behind putting his ‘gratuitous Japanese’ in romanized form?
So we can read it?
Not everyone can read another alphabet.
yes Itsuki’s back Rick can you make a shirt with him now ^.~
If he’s a shape shifting tanuki, he might have been one of the chairs on the last shirt
I’m like that with my parents.
“Mom, I’m sor-”
“It’s fine, honey.”
“No, really I-”
“LET ME FINISH, WOMAN!”
When is the next one coming? i really like the comics :3
comics posted monday, wednesday, and friday. midnight alabama time i think.
He’s so adorable =]
Oh man this is so cute. Itsuki is a favorite of mine, and more favorite of a friend of mine’s. He’ll be happy to see this!
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