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  1. Dissension

    Squirrel-Nuns are the best nuns.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Alt Text: O almondy Father, please bless this day our daily acorn.

      • Keldor

        Methinks those squirrels are a little nuts.

        • Frank

          And they’d take it as a compliment!

    • Silly Zealot

      This coming from a squirrel, so I think it’s kind of one-sided.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Nun better, bar nun.

        • GarrisonSkunk

          but, at least skunk-nuns are black and white like the outfit.

          • bene

            I personaly like my satanic nuns but that’s just me, yes that was a book reference

          • Raska

            Bene…the book you’re referencing…it’s, like, in my mind, but I can’t think of it (you know what I mean?) help me out

          • Marius_Pontmercy

            Not to sound argumentative or judgmental, Bene, but there are Christians here (myself included) who take offense at that.

        • Marius_Pontmercy

          Not to sound argumentative or judgmental, Bene, but there are Christians here (myself included) who take umbrage at that.

    • 2MK

      Has anybody here would like to convert to Squirlism?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        What, are you nuts?

        • 2MK

          *rimshot*

        • Raska

          all furries prefer Foxism

          • GarrisonSkunk

            I’m a devoted skunkist

          • Keldor

            No offense, but skunkism really stinks.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I think that’s sour grapes.

          • Raska

            I just realized I totally missed the opportunity to make a “Foxist”/Fascist joke, considering how they sound alike…oh well

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Now you’re just wease… wait a minute…

    • Fizzy Monovitamin

      Squirrel nuns … you mean someone like Scarlet, Violet, Jade and Amber (5C4RL37, V10L37, J4D3, and 4M83R)?

      http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=686
      (It is just 1st april joke. I recomend it read from first page of course.)

      • Tynach

        The squirrels being nuns is perhaps the scariest part of that particular strip. Not only can I see it happening, but I can imagine them turning a church into some sort of weird religious science lab.

    • Liandrii

      Be careful though, they have nun-chucks…

  2. Ryu

    Dr. Zahi Hawass would find Pete’s temple exciting to explore! ;)

  3. Xane

    And at least 500 mice!

    • holmebrian

      before or after grape ate there leader

      • Xane

        During!

  4. GarrisonSkunk

    Squirrel Nuns?

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Yeah you know, from the squirrel branch of the Catholic church.

      • Silly Zealot

        Yeah, man! Praedicate eangelium omni creatura, and all that.

    • Raska

      “Squirrel Nuns?” was my first thought, too. Then I immediately thought of Redwall

  5. Zaitsev

    Who knew Keene would work so well with them simple forest-folk?

  6. XIAN

    hahaha squirrel nuns

  7. ravor9933

    Hey nice strip as always ,I was reading some king arcs while waiting p.s. early comment

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Those will probably be very relevant to this arc.

  8. Cristian100n

    Poor Zach getting himself in trouble without even wanting to.

    • Keldor

      When has he ever wanted to? These things just seem to happen…

    • bug

      Why is it that this poor,sorry,lonely,diary wrighting guy is ALLWASE in trouble??
      From the grate watergun fight of Arc #43 to the time he relased Peat and now this? Boy O’ boy lets see how he worms his way out of this one!!

  9. IceKitsune

    Yet again Zach gets dragged into more of this stuff. The Rabbit can’t just catch a break.

  10. xhunterko

    I think it was a robin.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Not a bat, man?

      • RJ

        betcha anything it was actually a penguin.

        • ToaSoul

          naw it was a dodo

          • RJ

            maybe it was a dodo penguin hybrid, the Pendodo!

          • ToaSoul

            i think its a dodenguin!

          • RJ

            darnit you’re better at this than me :c

        • Argent Stonecutter

          You’re just a joker, aren’t you?

          • RJ

            nah i’m just a riddler.

          • ToaSoul

            ill get Batman!!!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      To small carnivores, all birds are divided into three categories:

      1. Food.
      2. Too big to eat.
      3. Crows.

  11. Gabe23

    So, what is Keene winning by doing al this investigation ?

    • Silly Zealot

      Knowing if he is going to have to call Indiana Jones to pick up the shiny idol that’s probably waiting inside the temple.

    • Marco

      Somethings are not meant to be found!

      • Gabe23

        And maybe, just maybe thats why Sabrina is there … you know … sabotage … As you said, some things are better being omitted

        • IceKitsune

          I would say its a huge possibility (like basically 100%) that, yes Sabrina is likely there to sabotage what they find and keep them in the dark.

          Because as I said before finding out that your fathers life work was a big fat lie to win what amounts to a game of D&D because some Cosmic Powered Nerds where bored one day would kind of tick most people the heck off.

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Something about salvation after his jerkish actions last year, which Zach lampshaded.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      A new attraction for Theme Park World.

      • ToaSoul

        what would it be called: i was going to saw Pete’s Temple Adventure, but
        that would defeat the rules of theme park world.

  12. Frank

    Squirrel nuns! Now I’ve just got to see them!

  13. *WhiteFang*

    *sighs* the water gun turf war who could forget^-^

    • Elwood Blutarsky

      Bino, he wasn’t really a big part of the action.

      • RJ

        though since its “water under the bridge” we have to forget about the war now :c

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Under, over, around, …

          • Raska

            It’s water /circumventing/ the bridge!

          • Keldor

            Given the context, I think it’s safe to say that some of that water ended up under the bridge.

          • RJ

            just a small trickle that can’t possibly be noticed by anyone who’s not Keene.

      • ToaSoul

        well that was because he was tied up during the entire war!

  14. Thoth

    Hm. Squirrel nuns presumably founded by St. Francis?

    • Timmie

      We have to allow for the squirrel nuns, equal rights for women and all that. Otherwise all we would have are chip”monks”.

  15. Snowmon89

    A covent of squirrel nuns… Why do I feel like this has something to do with the great squirrel revival in the sleepy little town of Pascagoula…?

    • john willow

      what is pascagoula??

      i had a feeling this was a reference to one of the books of the Redwall series, also….THIS STRIP IS HILLARIOUS!!!

    • bug

      AHH….I’m still watching…waiting…for the battle bettwen Snowmon and spo

  16. Xantham

    Lol can’t wait to where this ends up

    • Gabe23

      It´s all a dream …. ja ja ja ja ja could you imagine that ?

    • silverfang16

      Probably with Pete doing something horrible to King. -_-

    • ToaSoul

      Either with a new weapon/tool/artifact for keene to keep or……

      At the auction down the street where the never priceless artifact is being sold for $10,000!!!!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      In the Gate of Mystery.

  17. Campos92

    YES! THAT MEANS MORE KING!!!! :D

  18. tahrey

    Aha, THAT’S what Karishad was doing there

    • ToaSoul

      so im taking it that Karishad was sent to get Zack by Keene, but didn’t Karishad lock Keene in that ferret cage at the zoo?

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Keene turned around and hired Karishad. Start reading here:

        http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/04/04/craving-a-raving/

        • RJ

          sort of like the sith, except the apprentice is the psycho mastermind.

          • ToaSoul

            thanks for that RJ i will now call the Theripist!

          • RJ

            ok i guess i’ll see you there, i have to go get my sermon on world ending apocalypses that i left there much to the displeasure of my therapist.

          • ToaSoul

            and i bet your therapist just “Loves” you!!

  19. Foldo

    We definitly need more bobcats here ! :D

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Bobcat Goldthwait. As Bino’s voice actor.

      • Nohbody

        Though, considering King’s been the only foul-mouthed housepet in this strip… :P

        (Though, I’ll grant you the humor could be argued to be more Bino-ish.)

  20. dantwelve3

    Zach, let the watergun war go. Everyone had fun. Well, everyone except Bino.

    • GarrisonSkunk

      And you got to end it in style, Zach. I still think Rick should release the picture of Grape, Peanut and Zach walking away as a t-shirt.

  21. microbuss

    convent of squirrel-nuns? XD I’d love to see that

    • bug

      We ALL WOULD!! Who doesn’t??

  22. Grip Moonwolf

    *Sighs* I wish Karishad was MY bodyguard…

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Would that make you Al or Betty?

      • DanTwelve3

        Keene seems to be Karishad’s long lost pal.

    • Xane

      You might regret that wish sooner than later!

      Though he [i]is[/i] too] cute for his own good.

    • Keldor

      I dunno, Karishad as a bodyguard might feel more like a hostage situation. XD

  23. bhPixelFire

    ALL HAIL THE OPENER OF WAYS!

  24. Ozimul

    Once the opener of ways, always the opener of ways, Zach.

  25. D-Rock

    I don’t see Zach fully cooperating here. First off, he didn’t want to be known as Opener of Ways, and apparently still unhappy with Keene.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      But he’s a rabbit, so what’s he going to do about it?

      • Xane

        Faint.

      • Z24

        Rub his feet and hope something good happens.

      • ToaSoul

        move to a new neigborhood!?

      • GarrisonSkunk

        try to get the neighbor kids to give him some Trix (TM)?

        • ToaSoul

          but he can’t because Trix are for kids

          • RJ

            you know i don’t think there is a single child living in babylon gardens.

            oh GOD we need to get rick in here and explain this before we all go insane and kill each other D:

          • GarrisonSkunk

            I think there were kids shown in the background of the “Pridelands” book signing strip.

          • ToaSoul

            thats it!!!
            only there!!
            WE NEED CHIL…

            maybe not the pets would be loved to death

    • shorty shortstop

      what due you expect keene started the great waterballoon war

    • Argent Stonecutter

      At least he can tell them apart now…

      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/07/27/make-profit-not-war/

  26. Keldor

    Moments earlier:

    “Now you march right on hare to see Mr. Keene Milton.”

    • Dissension

      I find this entirely plausible. :3

    • GarrisonSkunk

      I see what you did t-hare

    • GameCobra

      Followed by a shoulder grab that instantly teleported him to the house.

      • Keldor

        I was thinking of how a teacher might grab the shoulders of a troublesome student – see the way Kari’s hands are in the first frame? – and march them off to have a chat with the principle.

        It’s also rather interesting that the one who’s mad as a march hare isn’t the rabbit.

  27. Anonymous fan

    I think they should add the laser pointer element to this. that would make it perfect, something like a trap in the temple meant for Tarot. also, think about Kevin, and what we could do with a laser pointer for him.

  28. Z24

    Would a squirrel service be as fun as those in African-American gospel style?

    • Keldor

      Well… In a word… Yes. Definitely yes.

  29. TykeTheWonderHusky

    Woodland friends however nice they are, kinda unreliable X3

  30. Spider30

    Poor Zach having to deal with this again.