I’ve Got A Funny Feeling
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  1. Ryu

    Wander what that funny feeling is?

    • Yehoshua

      No but I wonder it.

      • Ryu

        Curse the spell check lol!

        Did Pete really wanted this to happen? King you might be in for a big one :(

    • 4RCH4NG3L

      wait a sec, did fox just call bailey a horse?…probably what king is thinking

  2. Xane

    I keep forgetting that the attitude towards pets outside of Babylon Gardens may not be quite as happy as what’s pictured in most of the strip.

  3. The Wolf Kin

    Still not 100% on board with the style, but I’m liking this page a lot more than the last. Fox looks alright, but I still think the colour separation on King feels weird.

    But an excellent comic. I like King’s logic, and I adore Fox’s response to said logic.

    • slacks315

      Overall I am liking the new style. It is a huge improvement over the heavy brushed Halloween comics that had distracting backgrounds. It is still a little sloppy in some places, but he just got out of the hospital and it is a new style, so I am hoping that will clear up a bit.

      My two nitpicks so far is the colour separation of king’s fur and in panel two king’s eye seems huge. In panel 1 his eyes are almost rectangular some distance between his fur. but in panel 2 he has a fat round eye taking up a lot of space.

      Anyway still liking the new style and loving the direction Rick is taking the comic in. I am looking forward to seeing how a heavy shaded night time strip will look in this style.

      • LordWorpeltinger

        Reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes… yay homage

    • Kaiserbix

      Yeah, i kind of liked fox, i just think his thighs are too thin. and i totally agree about king’s colors separations

    • Liandrii

      Alt text: Cheer up!

      Feedback on style: What I found weirdest is the iris around the pupil. Especially where the colour is close to white, making it hardly visible. It looks good in itself, but is perhaps too detailed compared to the rest.
      For the rest it looks good ^^

      • Jovanni

        Yeah, I’m not too crazy on the new eye style. I liked the old eyes where the pupil was a small circle compared to the over-detailed eyes here. But whatever direction Mr. Griffin takes with this will, I’m certain, turn out wonderfully. He’s done an amazing job so far, I’m sure there is nothing to worry about.

        But it would be great if the style were a bit more like the old style.

  4. IceKitsune

    You know what as much as I have a feeling Pete is behind this (and lets face it there is about a 90% chance he is) I actually hope he isn’t and King kind of spends this whole arc paranoid about it and finds out at the end it wasn’t him.

    • volkoseba

      Or was it? ;)

    • Marco

      More is yet to come! Lets hope King has a happy ending to all of this! ;)

      • Coy

        “Regardless of what happens, mortals get their happily-ever-afters”

  5. JayJay

    What weird area?

    • Frank

      Clearly, they took a wrong turn that brought them out of Babylon Gardens

      • john willow

        darn that left turn at albequerqe

    • Secret

      I’m not sure if the place there walking by is a weird area, or if fox meant that the conversation was starting to get weird.

      • IceKitsune

        He meant the conversation was getting weird, because King was implying being in an inter-species relationship.

        • JayJay

          Especially if that species is a horse…

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Precisely, innocently not knowing how weird it already is for King.

        • Marco

          The conversation threw me off for a bit! Thanks IceKitsune!

          • Silly Zealot

            Now horses too?! Joel’s adventures get wierder by the strip!!!

        • Secret

          Okay I see now, but it was so confusing at first.

  6. Tarka

    I remember that King, as the “Dark Paladin” that he is, gets his power from Discontent, so if Pete is behind this, why would bringing his girlfriend even closer to him make him discontent? …Well… it does seem to be working… King doesn’t like how his girlfriend’s basically losing her family, even if it is to be closer to him.

    • Gabe23

      Bailey could be working WITH Pete … But that is just a crazy conspiracy theory

    • Argent Stonecutter

      So that would make this the winter of his discontent. I mean, look at all the snow… and why is he walking off somewhere with Fox instead of making snugglebunnies with Bailey.

      • xhunterko

        Simple. Cause it’s time to go home?

    • bug

      I personaly think that…Pete might whant King to become to close too Bailey to leave her and become a human agen.

    • Perfesser_Bear

      Precisely. Pete wants to dangle the bait in front of Joel/King, then snatch it away. That would definitely supply Pete with a surge of mana.

    • Incognitus

      Maybe Pete wants King to enjoy living as a dog, so that he can threaten to turn King back human unless he agrees to become Pete’s avatar?

  7. Marco

    Has King ever left Babylon Gardens since his transformation? If he leaves will he lose his current form?

    • Erkhyan

      Yes, he’s already left at least once: that’s when he met Bailey.

      • Marco

        Of course, last year should have realized that!

    • JayJay

      I thought King’s transformation could only be undone by Pete? Who knows…

  8. Cristian100n

    Well at least we know he really cares.

  9. Valerio

    at this point, the worse, worse, worse and definitely WORST thing King could do would be to talk Bailey’s owners into getting her back, honestly believing he did the right thing…before realizing having broken her heart for good.

    • IceKitsune

      I really don’t think there is anything he can do about that even if he wanted to try. He could maybe try to get Keene or one of the Ferrets to move them in to BG but I highly highly doubt he has that kind of influence over them.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      That means it’s the most likely. Actually, the worst thing he could do involves letting slip about Joel, but he could do that as well…

      • IceKitsune

        Ok why would letting it slip about him being Joel be the worst thing he could do? No one (Though after the whole Watch thing Fox might, maybe) is going to ever believe him about that he will just look a bit crazy. Now PROVING he was Joel to everyone would be a bad thing (well at least with Fox for a while; Bailey likely wouldn’t care all that much since hes a dog now) but out side of Pete showing himself and telling people that; there is almost no way he can.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Don’t forget, Fox knows about the watch.

          • IceKitsune

            Yes I mentioned that in my post. Its the only reason that he might even suspect it would be true. Even so, Fox, at least at this point anyway, likely just suspects that King was formerly owned by Joel so he could just suspect that King is missing his former owner a bit to much or something.

          • valerio

            King could always tell Fox he also worked for Joel and helped him find the dogs to kidnap. A twisted way to confess as much as he could and deal with the consquences.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I don’t know why he didn’t tell him that Joel was his original owner, it’s almost true.

          • Valerio

            mainly, for the same reason he didn’t tell Fox he WAS Joel

            http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/05/16/fox-cant-let-you-do-that/

          • Argent Stonecutter

            “He was my original owner, so I know what you went through, but that was MY watch, and he OWES it to me.”

          • valerio

            excellent point there, Sir!

        • Secret

          And if he retransforms into his old self (joel)? seems plausible.

          • valerio

            he has that option open, but it would mean losing everything he gained so far. And there would be either the jail awaiting or a lonely life at best.
            Not a great deal

          • Secret

            But what if he’s forced, after all that’s how he turned into a dog in the first place.

          • Valerio

            no, he can’t be forced to, that’s a stated rule. In fact, he was given a choice between human and dog BECAUSE he was forced into doggyhood in the first place!
            Pete wanted Joel to be a dog because he wanted an avatar full of angst and the break of rules (forced transformation) caused him to lose King as avatar in the first place as penalty.
            It is possible that Pete bought the farm so that King chooses by his own will to stay a dog (even though we must still see where the angst part will come in this setup)

          • Secret

            Well, in that case only rick griffin himself knows.

          • joshi

            good logic

  10. rallyjr

    alt text: “Cheer up!”

    • legendario13

      Yay! Done it…oh it was for king…nevermind

  11. CHAOKOCartoons

    ya know what I like about this web comic, each storyline has it’s own feel. For example: the Peanut and Grape arcs are mainly comedc and has moments that create good/sweet feels. Where as the King arcs usualy deal with more seriouse character developments and has moments that give you sentimental feels…… hey, why does my avatar icon never show up?

    • sevitian

      Yeah that’s true plus I l think everyone can all relate to each character in this comic because in some ways and sometimes more then one you just connect to the story.

  12. Cola

    What type of jacket does Fox wear?

    • sevitian

      I think its ww2bombers jacket or something like it

      • Valerio

        I’d find it funny that a husky would wear a bomber jacket, being a winter breed and all…but again, my huskies won’t miss an occasion to get all comfy on warm bed in warm room. :lol:

  13. D-Rock

    King really cares, just that that probably wasn’t the best way to phrase it.

  14. john willow

    i wonder if king still has any of his pagent money

  15. sevitian

    Yes king life does suck sometimes but its what you make of it that counts and matters in the long run.

  16. xhunterko

    I’ve got a feelin’! What? What do you mean wrong context?

    • Silly Zealot

      I’ve got a feeling, wooooooohooo, that tonight’s gonna be a good night! That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night!

  17. Valerio

    …or should title be ‘I’ve got a furry feeling’? *brick’d*

    • ToaSoul

      I was was Thinking that it should be ” I’ve got a Fuzzy Feeling”?

      • legendario13

        ^Those
        HAHAHA
        Why noy Fluffy?

  18. VeeVee

    Sounds like someone has been listening to Reel Big Fish. :D
    Referring to the title and the picture name, or am I wrong?

  19. Jman552

    I am not liking the new style. It looks too shiny or cuddly? It’s too smooth

  20. Greener

    The background art in this scene reminds me very strongly of the Calvin & Hobbes sunday strips.

  21. megalol251

    Loving the design, keep it up Rick :)

  22. bombwolfx01

    wow nice come back man

  23. DanTwelve3

    There goes King, being melodramatic and not enjoying his blessings (even though he is right).

    And uh, that car is of a peculiar design. Fox, King and the background look great though.

    • bug

      I hope he keeps this up,things are coming up Housepets!! :D

  24. TinFoilHats

    It’d be irresponsible not to?? ‘,:I
    Whoa, I just got a weird sensation in my gut when King said that(or Joel, I keep forgetting that King was a human).

    Anywho, at first, I really didn’t like the style change, but after being subjected to the dangerously cute character sheets of Fox and Peanut, it instantaneously grew on me. Although I do like the style change, I don’t like the eyes(to me, they look like manga eyes. ‘Course, this is just my opinion(and why are some people not liking the way King looks now? I don’t see the difference). I also like the backgrounds since they remind me of Calvin and Hobbes(which I’m guessing was the look that Rick was aiming for). In conclusion, I see worlds of storytelling potential for the new style and I hope Rick improves it even further. Keep it up, Rick! :D

  25. bene

    Just throwing this out there, they are in Florida right? If so how is it snowing? To my knowledge Florida is very hot (compared to Michigan crazy weather)

    • TinFoilHats

      I think they’re in Michigan(of course, if that is Florida, then maybe that’s a sign of the apocalypse).

    • Foxstar

      No, Babylon Gardens is not in Florida. It’s a made up place.

      • valerio

        possibly Colorado. Anyway, near to Kansas enough to be reached by motorcycle in a day’s travel on bike.

        • IceKitsune

          It could have easily taken more then a day for them to get there.

          I know its not really meant to be actually situated in a real world state (much like Springfield in the Simpsons) but personally I would still put them in Michigan, Indiana or Ohio.

          • valerio

            Hmm, I don’t see Bill taking the risk of challenging the meteo and going longer than a day-to-night trip on a bike, and surely not with Fox. If he decided to take a long trip, he’d make sure to cover it within a certain forecast.

          • IceKitsune

            Actually you are likely right on it taking about one day at most even at the furthest State were I put them (at Ohio) it only took them around 17 hours to get to Kansas.

          • bene

            OK I have no idea where the Florida thing came from maybe a miss communication?
            Anyway Springfield in the Simpson’s is in Washington or Wyoming Idk which but it’s out that way

  26. Draven

    Don’t look a what in the where?

  27. legendario13

    the coversation is turning weird or they walked into a weird area of the city? :D

  28. MrMutt

    The new style reminds a lot of Calvin and Hobbes in the line work and shadows.

  29. Argent Stonecutter

    Going back a couple of strips, I noticed that the squirrel in the background wasn’t humanoid. Is that foreshadowing, y’all think?

  30. illeatyourself

    I am wondering exactly what that “gift horse” phrase is supposed to mean. Well, why it’s used that way, anyway. I can figure out what it actually means rather easily. XD And lol this makes me laugh.

  31. Anonymous

    I don’t want to be actually rude but I still think that this new style can even bother me. It looks so overly simplified, traditional, even childish. This new style, and specially King’s muzzle looks more like as if this isn’t drawn by Rick but as someone else, someone (perhaps more skilled than usual) fan for guest week. What happened to the great details I always loved to see?

    Look at the previous cartoon:
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/25/actually-nevermind/

    And even as far back as this:
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/06/25/its-getting-hot-out-here/

    Even such old comic strip looks greater than the current style. I’m not sure how to put this in words… but those older strips looks even more “realistic” because of the amount of details. For me, the Housepets! were always something better than the usual cartoons, not only because of the fantastic and superior plots, sweet characters and their relationships but also because of the graphics that were done so skillfully. This new style looks so much as if it’s being downgraded from the usual high standard.

  32. Anonymous

    I forgot to mention about the background. I am more concerned about the characters but the background is also simplified and traditional as well (too deep and stark contrast). I loved the previous style of greater details and the effect of “realism” of backgrounds. I know it’s weird word to be used in context of art, but what I am saying is that the previous style made me to think and feel about the world of housepets. I am so greatly attached to housepets because of the fantastic details (story, characters, backgrounds, everything) as a whole and the strong emotions that affected to me from the whole. Now because of this new style, I feel like it’s going to detach me from the special bond I have got when I watched this entire serie. Because of this simplified and too “cartoony” style, it makes me feeling as if I am seeing only something else…. like as if it wouldn’t be housepets anymore but just “cartoon”. As I have read thru the entire serie, I also loved to see how greatly it developed thru the years with different styles but now this current style don’t feel anymore as development at all.

    But as I said before, am still very happy to see King and Bailey back again.

    • Valerio

      This is his new style
      This is the style he was aiming for since the start
      The majority of us likes this style.
      Please, enough of this ranting.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sorry if my words are offensive. I tried to rationale my opinions (and everything I said, are only my opinions) so at least I am not trying to be mean. It’s just the way I feel and wanted to express it. That’s all.

  33. Akai

    Loving this style. Hope we see a few more strips before something finalizes. :)

  34. Koranos

    The only thing that feels off with Kings new design is that his ears are a bit too big for me. If they were just slightly smaller, he’d look perfect.

    The new design will take getting used to, tho I still kinda liked the old style better, well see.

  35. damanlyguy

    This has the feel of a calvin and hobbes comic…

  36. NAME

    In response to illeatyourself, the phrase “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” is quite simple. It is relatively easy to tell the age of a horse by looking at the wear level of their teeth. So by looking the horse in its mouth, it is implied that you are trying to determine how old the animal is. Kinda like checking a book someone bought you to see if there is a price listed next to the barcode to determine the cost of the book. If it is a gift, it should not matter what its overall worth is – hence why it is rude to ‘look a gift horse in the mouth’.

    - Anonymouse

  37. flint fang

    i think i liked kings design better when his color variations weren’t so defined.

  38. CHAOKOCartoons

    okay guys, WHY are we commenting so unintentionaly harsh on the new art style JUST BECAUSE RICK ADDED LIKE 1 OR 2 LINES ON KING! I mean SERIOUSLY! You’ve been saying this since the begining of the arc, talk about something else! And as for YOU anonamous guy, it’s not “CHILDISH” to add said lines, I only stoped adding lines in color conrast at the age of 14! I know you wheren’t trying to be offensive but that just seemed like an ignorant thing to say… not trying to be a jerk bro.

    • Anonymous

      The word “childish” isn’t right, I can admit that. I just can’t find suitable words. This new style is just for me a bit radical change from the previous. Perhaps if I would have never seen the comic before, it could have been fine then.

  39. Kasper

    Proobably the wrong spot to post this, but I voted for the incentive and couldn’t see the picture. :< Sad day.

    Also
    asgerw King <3

  40. Kaiserbix

    i just noted an error in the first panel, the back side of king’s right ear is totally white.

  41. Cyan Leopard

    Pet is not a bad guy he’s more of an antihero. Now as far as king gos, nothing can rise a man to the highest highs or plung him into the deepest despairs like love.

  42. TinFoilHats

    Whaaaaa? ‘,:T

  43. MoreThenThankful

    Just read through the archives and wanted to speak my congratulations and thanks for this great story! You lasted a long time, keep on going. Thank you Rick!

  44. styx parawolf

    Wait…NOW its getting weird?

  45. Saphruikan

    A little saddened that this is the new style, but hey, more King! He’s my favorite. I can’t wait until Fox finds out he’s Joel (because it HAS to happen). I want to see Fox’s reaction.

  46. beastkindaec

    great comic

  47. SeekingSolitude172

    New style reminds me of Sonic the hedge hog mixed with mario.