I’ve Got To Go Away
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  1. Dissension

    Have I mentioned yet how just much I love Fido?

    • Tynach

      Perhaps ;p

      Alt text: “also why do these smell like lemons”

      I do like the smell of lemons.

      • Gaboris

        Yeah, but what does that supposed to mean?
        What ARE those things? :o

        • Argent Stonecutter

          They use everything but the moo.

        • Silly Zealot

          Those are the coats of the last people who asked what those where.

        • leaffly

          could be hides of wild animals. Since they did serve raw meat before or deer meat. I don’t know.

    • IceKitsune

      He is the best!

    • Gabe23

      Yeah, he is like super-awsome … he is suprawsome

    • GameCobra

      He’ll stick up to Sabrina til death do he part is what i think, so yes, that’s a reason i like him <3

      • GameCobra

        my bad ~ ‘for’ Sabrina o_O

        • ToaSoul

          yeah cause if he sticks up to Sabrina and makes her mad she “make him never born”

          • so its not true huh

            and that’s a quot

    • Zaitsev

      Judging from the blood in that speech bubble, Fido can sound pretty intimidating.

      • Dissension

        Cop Voice sends chills down even the most law-abiding spines.

        • joshi

          it made king look taller xD

      • Silly Zealot

        Joel/King says: Did you see the size of that font?!

      • CWFang

        you would be pretty intimidating/mad if you got interrupted like that

        • Valerio

          I remember, many years ago, during a party held at my mother’s place, when someone had placed against a door a sign reading ‘DANGER! 1,000 FISTS POWER IF OPENED’
          Now I understand…

    • Senorpie7

      Hehe, not that I have heard ;p
      Love how snarly he sounds though ^^

  2. Tarka

    One word: Busted.

    • Gabe23

      Why I think King wont reveal this … events: 1- He doesnt care 2- He is extremly intimidated by the K9 Unit, now even more

      • Robin Bobcat

        3 – It’s Sabrina, who knows HIS secret, if he blabs. 4 – King’s somewhat new to canid culture, and while he might know it’s odd for a dog and cat to be snuggling, he may not know it’s taboo…
        ALso: Sabrina’s face in third panel: Priceless.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          5 – King’s likely to assume that if a cop’s involved it’s OK.

          • LeaahWulf

            6-He’s going to be in the hospital bed next to Bino if he tells.

          • Valerio

            7 – King will likely say to an extremely worried Fido that he actually finds this interspecies thing cute. Fido then feels like an idiot for not sticking more with King when Bino bullied him

          • The_Rippy_One

            Conversely, King may not realizes interspecies is taboo, and let it slip cause, who cares, right? Right…?! Oh s..

  3. flaremaster

    BUSTED!!! :D

  4. Gabe23

    Ok …. I did NOT saw that comming

    • awesomedudeperson

      Nor did I… O_o

      • Aldanger

        Oh hey, neither did I!

    • Marco

      Well it is a naked Christmas party (sorta) anything can happen right? lol

      • Xane

        But they’re not nekkid!

        • Silly Zealot

          True, they are wearing collars AND furcoats (activists everywhere disaprove).

          • Frank

            Activists? Could these maybe be venison coats?

            It would explain why they have them…. but not why they make them

            I suspect it’s another of Daryl’s “secrets”

          • Marco

            I know that ;) It was Mile’s idea after all lol! But you’re right hopefully more secrets will be revealed soon!

  5. Marco

    Oh those two lol! XD

  6. IceKitsune

    Heheh nice interrupting the make out session :P

  7. cheetahwolf

    ooook?? dont want to mess with the k9 dog.

    • Silly Zealot

      But I wanna see what happens next. :(

      • LeaahWulf

        I’m not sure if you do…

  8. Reddink


  9. cheetahwolf

    hey look, Fido has a new collar and death in his eyes.

  10. Sonic Fox

    XD Don’t mess with forbidden lovers

  11. Musclecar326

    Run King Run! Unless you want to end up like Bino, Just Run! Also he just ruined the love mood, killjoy. I love Fido’s text circle, it’s bloodshot, all red, and looks like he would sound like the devil saying that.

    • Tarka

      Apparently it’s possibly for me to use the “Running Time!” joke three comics in a row… Huh. Never thought to use it here, but it can apply.

      Demon Fido = RUNNING TIME!

  12. awesomedudeperson

    It would appear as though Sabrina has gotten herself some new earrings.

  13. D-Rock

    Whoa there, Fido.

    And King seems to remember not to mess with him.

    • D-Rock

      Also, could someone explain the alt text? I don’t get the joke.

      • Secret

        Well, I’ll just assume that it’s a refrence of the old “when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade”, other then that I don’t understand it either.

      • Nohbody

        Given the situation that King walked in on, I suspect Rick is referring to the term for erotic fanfiction.

        Makes more sense than the “life hands you lemons” option, at least. :P

        • Nohbody

          Or I could be an idiot that forgot about the lemon references in Portal 2, which I’ve never played.

          • D-Rock

            Don’t worry, I haven’t played either Portal, so wouldn’t get too many references from those.

        • Raska

          Rick is smart, and he’s done trope references before. I think the lemo joke is, as you said, about the fanfiction term

          • Nohbody

            Given the PG rating of the comic, though, the Portal 2 reference is more likely than the fanfic term.

      • CyanFox

        There are ‘coats’ hanging up as in skins. Lemons Were sometimes used to soak skins and hides in inorder to ‘tan’ them into leather.

        • D-Rock

          That still took a second for me to get. No part of the hunt goes to waste. Maybe that’s what Ponchos’, well, pancho is made of.

  14. megalol251

    Haha. Love Sabrina’s face in the last panel

    • Secret

      I totally agree. It’s like sabrina’s tounge gesture, is actually her signature move.

  15. CHAOKOCartoons

    …*inch* *inch* *foot* *YARD!!* *YARD!!*

  16. Marco

    After King’s awkward moment its still Rated G :D

  17. Xane

    Of all the dogs other than Peanut (who already knows anyway but we still don’t know if Fido/Sabrina know he knows), I think King is probably the least worst one who could have caught them. But Fido doesn’t know that. :D

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      what about Bailey?

      • Gabe23

        If she saw it (and that is extremely probable) she might, just MIGHT tell Fox about it and that could unleash chaos… or not

        • TD

          Well, she’s from a more rural environment; if she has anything in common with the other rural animals we’ve seen, its pretty unlikely she will care.

          The main danger here is one of them not realizing that -other people- might care and saying something about seeing them together/them being together.

          • aicivilwar

            I think the main danger is actually that someone just threatened Bailey’s boyfriend. We’ve seen what happens when Bailey gets mad; just imagine what could happen if someone threatened her boyfriend…

  18. CHAOKOCartoons

    at least their collars are on ;p

  19. Tommy

    Woah there fido! Calm….Calm…. No need to pull out the bloody text. X3

  20. GameCobra

    HEy, at least now King has something on Sabrina incase he has to go through anymore fate altering moments. But then again, i’m sure he wouldn’t do that even if he wanted to, unless he feels like Sabrina is taking too much of an advantage over him.

    • Nohbody

      If he’s even aware that it is blackmail material. Remember he didn’t grow up in the pet culture, so to speak.

    • Valerio

      Sabrina can’t make you unborn.
      Better not to tempt her.

  21. xhunterko

    Next spot!

  22. Draven

    King and Bailey need to find their own spot, this one is occupied.

  23. FTL

    Seriously?? Can King’s day get any worse? He’s now officially has an issue with almost everyone…… his poor little confused mind could crack at any moment…….
    At least Bailey seems to be less ready to immolate him with a glare of death.

    • Gabe23

      According with what we have learned trough this comic all this time, YES it can get worse

      • CHAOKOCartoons

        WAAAAY worse. Like more ways than the amount of the new Mass Effect 3 endings.

        • Kat_Halsey

          I TOTALLY saw that coming.

  24. Filias

    , The reaction of Fido  is unfair, is not King’s fault if he can not find a good place for his “private practices” at least find a room that you can lock with a key especially if being caught can lead to unpleasant consequences

    • Argent Stonecutter

      King’s got his own room.

      Admittedly, it’s got this mysterious gold statue in it.

      • Raska

        yanno that’s a good point. King /does/ live there after all. Which makes me wonder why he didn’t go with his room first instead of a coat closet

        • aicivilwar

          Does JoeKing have his own room, or does he have to share one with the cubs? If he shares one there’s probably about half a dozen wolf cubs in there right now.

  25. leaffly

    I hope its snuggling.

  26. Valerio

    This is SO going to have consequences for the future….

    • Marco

      They just wanted a little snuggle together :p

  27. Jibbs

    This is so perfect. I love it.

  28. Valerio

    it’s so cite how Sabrina looks perfectly at ease, while Fido is nervous as heck.
    Makes one think if his fears of being outed are really that founded

    • IceKitsune

      I think its more that Sabrina doesn’t really care if they get found out or not. I just wonder if King knows to keep his mouth shut he might not think anything of this and just tell Bailey what he saw.

      • RedDwarfIV

        I doubt he feels it would be sensible to get on Fido’s bad side. Besides, he’s kept his own secret this long.

    • Nohbody

      Sabrina doesn’t seem to care much about what dogs think of her, in general. Remember her dismissing Fido’s worries about her showing up at the dog club, in May 2011?


      • bug

        Come to think of it, I wounder what exactly happened to Kings fate anyway.

        • RedDwarfIV

          It was picked up by angels, apparently.

        • D-Rock

          Always possible he keeps it in his room.

        • Valerio

          it’s still with him, in the shape of a fancy sport watch he keeps with himself at all time. Someone, someday, will come and take it back. By then King must decide if stay a dog or go back to humankind.

  29. gameangel147

    I both love and hate this one. I love it because its awesome but I hate it because now we have to wait even longer for their conversation. But mostly I love it.

  30. falcon01

    Once again everyone at work thinks I’m a nut cause I laughed myself off my chair.
    This was as perfect as it gets!

  31. darkgloomie

    Boy, Sabrina looks awfully impish in this strip, moreso than usual

  32. Vuk91

    Holly shoot… I get the feeling that Bailey will clear the room O_O

    …Or they will just choose an other room? Hmmm…

  33. Dragon Knight


  34. Green

    Fido’s face implosion in 3…2…1…

  35. KazuOhki

    Do I predict Fido asking King to keep quiet?
    Might be interesting considering King has a bigger secret to keep.

    Burn the house down with the lemons? Please tell me that wasn’t the reference. xD

    The two are taking a bit of a risk in the closet like that.
    Though why the closet? Doesn’t king live there? Has his own room and all? With a lock….
    Just saying, seems a bit more logical for a private conversation.
    Guess we’ll get there eventually.
    Eager to see their conversation. (and now how Fido and Sabrina reacts later… wonder if she’d black mail King hmm)

    • ToaSoul

      it was A Portal 2 reference

      • KazuOhki

        Was afraid of that xD
        But it seemed a bit obscure to be portal reference.
        I’m sure there are other lemon references lol.

        Sides don’t want the house burning down… you know… with the lemons

  36. Zaid

    Sabrina’s face in that last panel….. <3

  37. Neo

    This could get really [1) funny 2) ugly 3) awkward 4) all of the left] really fast. Good one Rick!

  38. ToaSoul

    did any one notice that Sabrina is wearing earrings.

  39. Neo

    TOA! Yay!

  40. Shadowcatcher

    Rather funny, telling someone *at their own house* to get out. If King was bigger, he’d have every right to tell them to get out instead.

    • ToaSoul

      but if he was bigger he wouldn’t be as cute!!

      • bhPixelFire


  41. Slasheredge

    Talk about be caught in the act. Looks like king, and bailey are going to be in on the secret now. XD. Well sabrina has something on him even if no one will believe her.

  42. Jman552


    jk Fido + Sab :3

    • Valerio

      Bino is currently dead

  43. ToaSoul

    I just realized that friday’s the “supposed” end of the world, and the post comes out then…

    • bhPixelFire


      The end of HOUSEPETS?! COULD IT BE?!


      • ToaSoul

        well yeah the world didn’t end

  44. Kitch

    Wait just a second, why didn’t they just go to King’s room?

    • black fox

      It woad seem bad

    • Deadly-Bagel

      Why not the dark and unassuming room of… coat… lemon… things… Less likely to be interrupted.

      Exactly what Fido and Sabrina were thinking? xD

      • zeroslash

        Their relationship is supposed to be secret, so despite the rather non-romantic location, the closet is the best place for them right now. Implying absolutely nothing, of course.

  45. TinFoilHats

    Huh, when I see this situation, I think of the quote “Honey, can this wait?”

  46. Bear

    Poor King can’t seem to catch a break

    • bhPixelFire

      That’s what I said!

  47. TinFoilHats

    Also, I can see the dog tabloids now: “Fido caught in illicit inter-species relationship” X)

  48. Gypsyraccoon

    I’m thinking this arc should be subtitled (The one where King ticks everyone off.)

  49. Khazix

    Heh-heh. The cop and the psychic. I forgot how much I loved that pairing.

  50. Warwicky


    What did Bailey see, I wonder.

  51. SilverZeo

    “You’re going to destroy Johnny, he’s VERY sensitive!”

  52. Perfesser_Bear

    I’m on vacation this week, and John Zaffis’ Haunted Collector has been playing on SyFy Channel in the background all morning. Lots of things saying Get out

  53. Kitch

    Another thought: I think, someday, Sabrina would like to get caught. ;3

  54. brown wolf


  55. Cyan Leopard

    Shes going to tell King she is going to have his puppies.

    • Muddypaws

      Or her look is one of “He’s working on it” :-D

  56. Felidae1994

    as of now, that makes twice that fido’s given king that look. the first being in the story arc:”A Sinister Shadow after Joel/King is tackled by fido and the dog reveals that the large PETA member nearly killed Fox.

  57. GermanTrooper

    Go Fido! Go!!

  58. LittlePuppy

    How come Sabrina is drawn with a dog-like snout here? It’s a bit long for a cat isn’t it? Well I guess it must be the new artstyle. Oh well. Carry on :3

  59. 50CaliberCat

    “Lisa, you are tearing me apart!” Wow I was not expecting that. Looks like Fido has some ’splaining to do.

  60. Cal Dayton

    Did that title give anyone else a (so far) unwarranted sinking feeling? “No, Rick… don’t do this to us!!!” D: You know the author is good when you start fearing a breakup conversation for a 2-dimensional cartoon dog!

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      no-no-no, he’s still reffering to “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. The title is a liric that the woman in the song sings.

  61. FerreTrip

    Dat voice, Fido. Epic.

  62. megalol251

    I think this would’ve been a perfect time for Fido to have gotten red eyes, would’ve gone pretty well with the way the text looks.

    • Valerio

      …methinks the text works fine enough…

    • Kitch

      He’s not angry, just startled and defensive. I’m sure it would’ve come to that if King did any lingering.

  63. bhPixelFire

    Man, King can not catch a break!

    …I’m also surprised. Only a few can make bloody text WITHOUT an uigi board.

  64. Z24

    Skinned carcasses and Demonic voice? Mixing Halloween and X-mas, aren’t we?

    • bhPixelFire

      The demonic voice came from Fido.

      …but those were my exact thoughts as well. At first anyway.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      Easy to do, 25 DEC = 31 OCT.

  65. brent

    i always wanted to know how those two got together in the first place

  66. aicivilwar

    As I mentioned, I think Bailey is likely to kick some tail. We’ve seen what happens when someone gets her mad, and even though she’s mad at King, it would be a natural reaction to defend her mate/boyfriend.

    • KazuOhki

      Really just hoping they make it to his room and make it all less akward then talk about it later. But I could see that happening too, just want it to happen later.

  67. illeatyourself

    Lol, don’t mess with a trained police dog when he’s mad AND embarrassed. I love Sabrina’s face in the last panel though. XD Now that I think about it, you’d think it would occur to King that Fido was with a cat. And you’d think Bailey would have freaked out a little herself instead of being completely, well, NOT THERE during those last panels. XD

  68. The_Rippy_One

    This is adorable. What is up with Sabrina’s head fur? Still, really adorable. <3

  69. AleColin

    That was totally unexpected, I didn’t know these 2 like each other, and King should run as fast as he can.

    • Dissension

      That Fido and Sabrina are secretly dating has been official for years…

      • Xane

        Not everybody is as rabid a fan as some of us are. ;)

      • Muddypaws

        And now… for something a bit more racy! ;-)

    • Kitch

      You’re new :3

  70. SP

    I hope the title isn’t a hint at what’s coming next as that would be sad.

  71. TGH

    At least Fido left the mouse at home

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      You mean Spo? C’mon peeps lets not start to forget names.

  72. skarroth

    Wow so totally unexpected. King run for your life o.=.o

  73. Trefoiler

    Whoa! King, this never was your season, was it? Back it up now… and you didn’t see anything. Got it?

    Sabrina and Fido going strong in the new style, I see! Very good. They’re still a great couple, too, and right now I’m loving their opposing reactions (Specifically: Amused Apathy and Channeling Rammstein). They’ll go far. This is truth! :D

  74. gmachine97

    sabrina looks more like a dog and i wonder what will happen to fox if king tells bailey will he find out by her or someone over hearing

  75. Kitch

    If this ever gets voiced, Fido needs “voice of legion” on that line.

  76. shorty

    fido gonna kill king

  77. Senorpie7

    I have to say, Fido is quite the player

    • Nohbody

      Not really. Players aren’t looking for long-term monogamous relationships like what Fido and Sabrina have been shown as having.

  78. Dalliaz

    Wow, King didn’t expected to find Fido and Sabrina in a place like that xD

  79. Muddypaws

    Alternate line: “Take a picture why don’t ya!”

  80. Goldenlord

    Has anyone noticed the titles have been for the song “Baby it’s cold outside”? Wha if the next one is “”this evening has been so very nice.”

  81. Xuncu

    Sabrina’s Look: “Well, hey, let’s not be too hasty, Fido…”


    I don’t think Fido shouldn’t have told king to get so mean! And king should’ve respected Fido’s and sabrina’s privacy in a closet or coat rack room