Bailey you deserve more hugs!
She deserves all of the hugs!
Let’s all give Baily a hug.
“Super cyborg hiper-mega Elmira style hug”
Air Hug! …. oh wait … *Hug of Awesomeness!!!*
Zealot, I think it should be less of an Elmyra hug and more of a Mindy hug.
“Okay Bailey lady I love you buh bye.”
we need hugbot http://pbfcomics(dot)com/115/ PBF is always relevant.
Now I’m not sure if it’s “Elmira” or “Elmyra”. And which of the many, many Mindys spread across the world are you talking about?
Animaniacs characters, right?
Okay, Emergency Services is standing by in case these increasingly pressuring hugs result in injury to Bailey.
Still close enough to Fox.
Alt text: “I apologize for the excessive emtpy space in panel two–I mean! The empty space represents . . . the uh . . . fact that composing panels is hard”
Outraged at who, is the question!
With her owner/”father” for ditching her when it was not convenient. I’m not much into the “pets/animals are people too” philosophy but I do think that pets are part of a family. I don’t think they should be elevated above a person that is also in that family so when it comes down to a I can do what’s best for my kids or what’s best for my pets, the kids should win or at least take priority. That’s not to say that a mutually amicable scenario is not available. Hopefully, a responsible owner would look for one. I may be forgetting details already in the story but I think King may be overlooking that her “father” tried looking for that solution I mentioned, was unable to find it in time, and had to put his kids needs over a pet’s. Him finding a new home for her was doing what he could to be a responsible owner. He may be lamenting it as well but it’s how the world is. To me, it seems that King has swing pretty far in the pendulum since becoming a dog.
“are part” should be “can/should be part”
My question is if King does get her back with her original family, how far will she be this time? And if she moves out of the neighborhood, then how often will she be able to make an appearance? And what’s the chance of akwardness? Like if a family was willing to give me up I would feal unwelcome to come back and a little spitefull even… possibly… um… i would. D;
Maybe the family will move to Babylon Gardens.
King. I think you’re pushing the issue a little TOO hard.
King keeps thinking as human.
Bailey does not like that. Specially in such a bad time
You know, I’ve been thinking, when life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade! Make life take the lemons BACK! GET MAD! I don’t want you cursed lemons, what am I supposed to do with these?!
Sell ‘em. you could make some money.
try to do something possitive with whatever strucks you.
I was actually gonna use them to condiment my food. But now that you mention it…
Wait, I can’t comprehend this….there is a dog wearing a sweater…. and not only is it in good taste… but she is willing wearing it?
Welcome to the Housepets universe!
Where dogs wear bomber jackets and ride in buckets!
And there are foxes wearing viking helmets! “head explodes”.
A bunny in a biretta, therefore your argument is invalid.
So, she’s wearing TWO coats?
Three since she’s a husky.
Don’t try to comprehend it. Just accept it for the awesomeness that it is.
Bailey doesn’t like the fact that she is naked all the time?
She’s never naked, she’s wearing a furcoat! (PETA and other activist groups want to have her hide for that! Pun intended.)
Cute isn’t she? lol
Demand to be outraged!
And the appearance of the fabled “Sweater”!
Make life take the lemons back! Get mad!
(Some dogs like oranges though, so keep those)
We’re also keeping the fabled “Sweater”!
Silly Bailey, dogs don’t sweat!
She’s a husky, you’d think King would need a sweater far more than she does.
In the comment section of the previous comic, I recall someone saying that there would be a fight comming … well you were right
Well they are not fighting (openly) …yet
and I hope they dont but yeah the train is going out of control really fast.
i remember dragon telling pete about king having a gf and pete just hahahaha and waking away, make me think pete had somthing to do with this
Knowing that Pete is reckless and wants to give King a sort of lesson… Yeah there are quite high chances youre right
it has been noted on several occasions (with little or no substantial evidence) that I may or may not be sort of psychic.
Could you be wrong this time?
Just this little one, Please? D’:
I’m not the one to ask for that.
wanna see where this might go? King letting slip something about her being ‘just an animal’.
Not so likely any more.
I wanna see where this will go anyway! (probably to the party).
I just imagined the empty space as a pause between “NO!” and “WELL YES.”
In fact it had the perfect timing for delivering the punchline at the exactly right moment.
Walls or heads? And who’s?
Who is what?
“Walls or heads? And who’s?”
“Who is what?”
So then who is who and who is what is the question, and my answer is therefor that who is a what of whom we speak of.
This isn’t about the “who’s” vs “whose” thing, is it?
So many “who’s” are making me think about doctors riding police phone booths and of the Grinch.
Wow, Bailey’s vibe around her seems very…human like today?
King hope you have a candle dinner ready to go soon!
She speaks english and has hands! How much more human could she be?!
You mean paws? :3 I know, but how they way she’s walking and wearing her hoodie just made her feel more human!
No,No and No! …Well, Yes. But definitely No!
I really kind of understand where both of them are coming from here they’re both basically right.
^ The most neutral and comprehensive judge ever
well its true King is looking at it from a Moral stance (that its unfair what happened to Bailey) and Bailey is looking at it from a reality based perspective in that there is nothing she can do about it.
both may be basically right, but unless king got an epiphany and realized that his girlfriend needs her boyfriend and not a social lecture, this is going to get ugly!
King was abandoned once too.
no, he was not.
When Pete was forced to let him go, King was all too HAPPY about it and went as far as praying Keene for asylum in case his ‘owner’ ever came back.
Maybe Yami means being neglected during childhood?
But I wonder if Bailey and her family can still see each other and each other visits…
Lets hope that they can spend a wonderful time together during the holidays and not worry about anything else!
bailey needs to open up more to king and let it all out, king needs to stop pesturing her about it
Guess King’s corgi cuteness only works for so long.
Cool me and baily share the same sweater except mine has HeadhunterZ on the back
Hers could too! We haven’t seen the back yet.
maybe it is yours!
Why is it I can never remember the difference between “subjective” and “objective!?”
*grumbles getting out dictionary*
…And that awkward moment when you realize that has nothing to do with what you originally wanted to comment on anyways.
Hopefully that outrage isn’t going to be directed towards King… Bailey’s trying to take the whole ordeal with a grain of salt, but King just won’t let it go. Whether that’s a good or bad thing… I have a bad feeling King’s gonna cause Bailey to cry in the near future…
Can we take a second to appreciate how cute king’s ears are
I would, but the only problem is that there’s an arguement going on
i agree, this is seriouse… HIS EARS ARE HEADING SOUTH-WEST AND EVERYTHING!!!
Martyr me on the altar of stockholm? What on earth does that mean.
King thinks she’s sympathizing with a position of abuse in her regards. When this does happens, it’s called Stockholm Syndrome, from a news fact happened decades ago. Criminals held people hostage for a long time, and eventually the victimes testified in favor of their captors, having created a bond of sympathy with them.
Oh I see, well I learned something new today, thanks.
It’s in a Swedish church or something. I hear it’s a nice place to visit during the summer.
somebody need to make a rap a about his ears
Maybe King needs to convince Bailey that she gained more than she lost
Finally it is near that King will replace Peanut and Grape Sandwitch
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
He may have had more face time lately, but that don’t mean he will replace our two lead characters…heros….things.
Every panel does not need to be completely full. When a panel says all that needs to be said, it is success.
I think it’s more of a “dang, I made the other panels too small in comparison” thing
If Pete’s involved and is ruining this relationship I SWEAR I WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST REVENGE FANTASY EVER!
What would you be able to do? Pete is pretty powerful…
Thats why it’s a revenge FANTASY
Pete is not more powerful than FANFIC.
Does that mean Joey is the secret weapon to taking down Pete?
Only if Housepets! is a webcomic inside Housepets!
Hmm…. point taken
bailey in a hoodie, cute
“A martyre on the alter of stockholme” That reference went completely over my head, anybody else?
I read Valerio’s comment saying it’s a nod to Stockholm’s Syndrome, but I’m with ya. Reference went right over my head as well. So don’t worry; you’re not alone.
Bailey is a nice dog anyway
King lighten up a little
If Pete’s the one doing this, I seriously wanna throttle him till his neck snaps like a toothpick(sorry, I’m raging aren’t I?)
I was wondering… is the new style reminiscent of the Calvin and Hobbes style? For the backgrounds. I’m liking it!
To Tarka :
“Objctive” means free of personal opinion, or unbiased. “Subjective” means opinionated, or from someones opinion.
To xhunterko :
Possibly, the brick wall thing means people will hit their heads on a wall. Mindanao like a facepalm but with a wall.
To JayJay :
Why did you have to say/type “group hug” !?!
I agree with CWFang , Bailey needs to be moe open with King and King needs to get that if she’s fine with what her owners choice was, he shouldn’t press on it.
I like group hugs D:
Besides… I accidentally double posted. Silly me.
First on-screen argument with the two. Somehow I feel it will get worse before it gets better.
You’re not alone in that. I’m sure this is part of Pete’s machinations…
If that is the case,and its likely it is,it just makes the fact that Bailey lost her family over this all the more sad and really, really, really stupid.
I believe that Pete said that they never do anything to mortals that doesn’t already happen to them without their causing it. How exactly do the other spirits know when the line is crossed? Granted, they were less than pleased with how he interfered with Joels’ life.
No he said they “don’t do things that life doesn’t already do to them” as in things that they could not handle. They aren’t any harder on them then life normally is. It doesn’t mean that what they did would have happen anyway just that they are able to handle whats happening.
Okay, that does make more sense.
The other thing you could to about panel 2 would be to split it into two uneven frames, with a vertical split near Bailey’s left shoulder, but with the split coming behind Bailey, so she straddles the two frames. The resulting mostly empty frame would imply a pregnant pause between King’s “No!” and “Well, yes”.
Of course, that breaks the whole point of practicing 3-panel comics.
Is he practicing 3 panel comics? In this arc we have:
4 panels (1 big, 2 small stacked, 1 regular)
4 panels (2 middle panels stacked)
3 panels (1 big)
5 panels (2 small stacked)
3 panels (triptych layout)
I can see King or Bailey getting worried later on due to this fight they are having. Still, it’s nice to be getting back to some kind of story arc, especially one involving stuff other than playing pretend. Not only that, it’s also nice to see that it’s an arc about not just King, but his relationship with Bailey as well.
I have a feeling that they are going to have little fight anytime soon
It’s okay JayJay. I just have had bad history with grouphugs. Something always goes wrong. IT SHALL NOT HAPPEN HERE!!!
I like the variation in their poses, but . . . why does Bailey have breasts in the second panel?!
She doesn’t. She’s wearing a hoodie.
Where did bailey get the sweatshirt all of a sudden?
From the old man that speaks in limericks, who bought it from the late mister Milton, who found it on a crashlanded UFO vessel in the sahara, where the sweatshirt was created for the captain of said vessel, who needed to endure the cold vacuum of space!
It’s part of her redesign.
I think bailey is gonna become an evil dog respond if u agree.
Although it’s highly unlikely that Bailey would side herself with Pete, I do agree with the fact that she’ll play an important role in Pete’s plan.
Recapping, since this is getting confusing. I believe Bailey’s parents got a better job far away, but has a no pet rule. I believe that King missed the part about Bailey being able to spend more time with him, became blind to the blessing, and started on a separation mourning rant. I believe that King is taking his rever sal from PETA way too far. I believe that Bailey hasn’t expressed a normal mourning of the separation yet, nor has her brother. I believe Bailey has been open and honest so far and should continue to be honest and open. I bieve King needs to revisit the Celestial Judge about his form as he is forgetting that he chose a dog’s life over being human because his new life was better than before. King needs to apply his history to Bailey.
Bailey’s family had to sell their farm and move to an apartment, they didn’t do it for a better job. And who is this Bailey’s brother you talk about? Fox is her cousin.
I agree on Joel/King revealing his past, though!
I do wonder, though, why don’t they allow pets in those apartments? Are pets known to misbehave despite, aparently, being human, or near human in intelligence? Or is it due to discrimination against non-humans? or a mix of both?
Well, there’s the first imaginate incident with the ceiling fan…
MAKE IT RAAAIIIN
awww baily felt surpressingly home sick…. big hug
peat did it if you think about it he wanted king and bailey to fight to get king to be more gloomy and malleable to his whim
Ohhh i sense drama here! I can just smell the impending breakup!
Oh please, I highly doubt this is going to break them up because if it does there was very little romance between them to begin with then.
Amore non è bello se non è litigarello
Aww their first lovers quarrel <3 Now they're a real couple! XD
why do thise creatures still bowdown to humans if they are as smart as them?
I sense he’ll start a revolution(though it might fail like the mouses republic did)
Because mankind invented the ultimate animal punishing device of opretion: The newspapah!!!!
They don’t these animals know it’s safer to “stay with their humans” so to speak, so they take the more passive route and be good and then get to go wherever they please.
I am not sure wear this is going to go……
But it kinda bugs me that they were in a long distance relationship, and now they are fighting.
…as I am in one as well.
Anyone think bailey will become evil or tht pete is doing this?
what if peat made baile to destroy kings heart by makeng him leave her Dx
Oh god. I finally caught up.
Ding! Achievement unlocked: “The story so far”
Does any1 think pete has anything 2 do with this?
Bailey is awesome. ^^ I’m glad she’s going to be a more central character, at least for a a while! (And hopefully longer! )
The new style is looking okay wher eth characters are concerned. I’ll admit, though, that I’m not yet in love with the new backgrounds. The tremendous use of black makes everything look very dark and I find myself having a little bit of trouble focusing on the characters, since my eye is drawn to the darker portions of the page. But eh, I’m not going to condemn your whole new style; it might just be this page that’s giving me trouble. If I read right, you’re still working on it, in which case good luck! =) Must be a lot of work, changing your style. Regardless, I continue to love your storylines and characters, and your character designs are awesome (and usually adorable, which is always a bonus ). Keep up the great work!
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