Lets hope Bailey and King can Still have a wonderful Christmas.
Mistletoe never fails XD Come on King don’t keep her waiting! ^^
They need to get grape! Remember, in a guest strip, Grape promised Peanut ONE kiss under the mistletoe.
That would be SSOOOO cute.
I wonder what the Christmas strip is going to be.
They should have one of the panels be Grape and Peanut staring at each other under the mistletoe.
bailey is happy
or at least entertained
uh oh, RUN KING
Too many randomness in this strip … soooo good !
You mean just the right amount of randomness right? Seeing so many characters interacting so seamlessly in one strip, C’mon Rick how’d you know what i wanted for christmas!?
that was quick for new avatar…
He’s got psychic powers! How else do you think he gets so many rickyologists?
wait when did joey get a blue collar and goggles? not complain-in just curious >.>
That was part of the re-design.
on a side note, to me it makes him look like the little ninjas-in-training off of Naruto, you now with the big goofy goggles, that made me smile to myself.
Tamer Joey style
I have so many questions! But I’ll say this: KISS KISS KISS!!!
Someone on the comments did predict there would be mistletoe! Oooh this is gonna be akward.
I also have a question myself, how are they going to celebrate christmass if the world ends today?
The world doesnt end today
Its mayan Sylvester
More like the Mayan Y2K problem. They have some strange base system which means they have a finite amount of numbers, which means they can have only a finite number of dates on a calendar.
Like how Y2K was caused by “What happens when 99 goes to 00? They aren’t programmed to do that.” What did we do to fix it? We upgraded systems so they did go back to 00. Same with the Mayan calendar. 21st December 2012 is the end of this cycle. The new cycle starts on the 22nd.
It depends on how you calculate the Long Count, the end could be in 4450-something.
THANK YOU! NOW ALL YOU APOCALYPSE BELIEVERS CAN SHUT UP!
Well I, for one, still want my end of the world. c’mon, give the end of the world! And I’m still waiting for the world to be like in the Jetsons since the 1st of january of the 2000!
It depends on how you define the end of the world. If you want a neutrino storm from The Sun, we already had that. In March. Remember how strange last winter was? And how many inexplicable power outages occurred? So much the Emmerich film.
if you want to get technical, the world as we know it ends everyday, even if it’s only a minor fluctuation of yesterday it is still different and there by wholly not the day before. so the world as we knew it is irrevocably gone and replaced by what we now know
You have spoken….. wisely!
The world cant end my bill collectors wont allow it
how do you know the world hasnt already ended we just dont relize it yet?
Technically, the world ended in 1996. October or September, depending on how you deal with the Gregorian/Julian calendar thing.
Was it in june? I know of a story where the world changed (not ended) on june 1996.
Well, the world was created Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC, so after three ages of 2000 years each, that means the end comes 23rd October and, let’s check on a Julian/Gregorian calculator… sorry, it comes out November 5. The world ended November 5th, 1996, and everything since then is some kind of illusion.
Unless I got the calculation backwards, in which case it was September 21st.
This one is colorful
That I notice! So colorful!!! *^*
Notice how the collars match their eyes! And Joey is blue now!
And our german shepard police dog got changed too!
Didn’t even realize that was Ralph without his sunglasses on XD
he looks naked whithout them
Now what we need to see is collectable cards of each of the colorful panels, plus each character and info!
Signed, the faire painting artist.
i would love that
The new desings are still amusing me, they´re all amazing
THAT’S IT! >:(
You dont likey?
King gets turned into a frog.
Cliché magic rules say true love’s first kiss changes him back to a human though… that would be awkward.
Who says it’s his first kiss? They snuggled on the farm!
Why must you remind us?!
Snuggling is not the same as kissing.
Snuggling without kissing is like steak without horseradish.
Or carrion without offal.
I normally eat my steak without condiments…
What? A nice juicy steak doesn’t need anything. (If it’s cooked to the point that it’s dry as a bone, then you need steak sauce. I never need steak sauce if I cooked the steak.)
Yeh, and I bet you eat carrion without offal too.
Offal makes it awful
What kind of dog are you, anyway?
…says the ferret who uses horseradish.
Personally, I’m not that big on steak, but I do enjoy a good Prime Rib with something similar to soy sauce.
Either that, or Bailey gets turned into a human. That would be a jerk move on Pete’s part.
Dear God! My braiiiiiiiin!!!!!
What if Bailey and King were BOTH human to begin with, and they BOTH turned back? Talk about JoeKing having a mind implosion.
Or makes him a dog permanently
eh he’s probably accepted that there’s no way back(which would make this the perfect time to change him back for pete or break them up)
But that wouldn’t be nearly as spectacular!
…Except maybe for a change in his pocket watch
No offense intended, but do you use multiple accounts to have your avatar show different expressions? If so, do you use a different email account for each one, or how do you do it?
Ask not the methods of his awesomeness
Aww, I think maybe that proves that she’s not really furious with him anymore.
She recovered rather quickly! Good for Bailey she needed some fun time with King!
The lack of red eyes is always a good sign, and the smile helps a lot too
There’s also that this strip is clearly intended as being played for laughs.
It might not be canon/
Of course it’s canon! It’s in the Bible an’ all! Haven’t you read the book Deuteronomy? Yes? What? It’s not there?
Ok nevermind, it’s not canon.
Wow, everyone really was invited to this party.
Liking the change in appearance in Joey and Ralph.
I’m not really a fan of the new Ralph, but hey, I wasn’t a fan of the new style when it first came out, but now it’s kinda grown on me. Also, OH THANK GOD JOEY’S CREEPY FRIENDS AREN’T HERE…or even Bino. But I’m loving Joey’s new look. ^^
bino’s currently in the emergency room
Thank god for that.
how is that a thank god moment…
I miss Ralph’s googles.
And, if everyone got invited, WHY WASN’T I?! Grrr, oh, grrrr.
i think u should thank baily
Yes,Binos’ presence alone would ruin everyone else’s fun
Still?! The emergency department is for stabilizing treatment leading to discharge or longer-term hospitalization…
He was hitted pretty hard, after all…
That’d result in hospitalization. Emergency rooms don’t keep patients any longer than necessary, and certainly not for the several days that passed between Bino being punched and the party.
as far as i can tell it looked like a day,
one of us may be experiencing time subjectively
Alright bring the patient in. Oh it’s Bino again…. what happened this time?
I’ve been in that situation before.
Well shes happy about the Mistletoe that’s a good sign I guess. Also Ralphs muzzle looks like its to long or something to me.
Lost the dark brown all over! Why?
It’s not the length, but the height. The brown not going up onto his cheeks like it used to is probably also throwing you off (it is me).
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2011/10/05/always-the-one-you-least-suspect/ for a peek at the old style of Sgt. Ralph
I think you might be right on that.
For a moment there, thought Ralph was someone else.
KING YOU CAN DO IT KISS HER!!! XD
YOU CAN DO IT, CHAMP! Ugh….I miss Joey’s friends.
Ralph looks quite a different colour… or maybe I’m just not used to seeing him without his police vest on.
New collar on Joey; it looks nice.
Daisy’s as eccentric as ever…
And those raccoons. Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.
My first thought at the raccoons was “These aren’t the droids your looking for.”
Joey’s collar is cool, yeah, but I’m really loving the goggles.
Who could begrudge such cute little ringtails some Christmas treats?
Are those Digimon goggles?
I think so! gotta catch them a- no wait…
Oh my goodness, now that Daisy has that white poof on her chest, she looks just like my old dog, Maddock. We had to put him to sleep recently. I had always compared the two and now it’s like one and one. Except the whole girl part. Their vocabulary is pretty similar though.
And yeah, it seems old age is making Daisy grow white hair.
Is it just me or do y’all get the eerie stalker vibe from when daisy drops from the ceiling?
Mow that I think about it, it sorta does
I get that feeling WHENEVER she pops up (or down, as the case may be)
Never a dull moment
Joey is wearing goggles now. YES!!!!!
I did not notice that. All I noticed was a new collar.
Joey just gained +10 awesomeness points for those sweet goggles.
Is it me or those googles look too small for Joey’s eyes?
They’re probably just for decoration
They’re cartoon characters. When they put the goggles on, their eyes shrink to fit them.
I think he´s learnig from his oldest brother, that glasses gives you style
Even if the aforementioned “glasses” are replaced with ridiculously cool goggles!!
Is that Raccoon trying to do the Jedi mind trick?
More like the Penguin Mind Trick. X3
The racoon’s statement makes me think of the madagascar penguins when they said the same thing.
I think that’s intentional.
Who could call the Kitsune statue tacky?
Dunno, the individuals in question dissapeared. And at the same time several puddles showed up at the party…
Someone with taste would call it tacky.
Where is Joey’s green collar?
That’s what I was thinking too!
Well, you know how fashion works … In Paris blue is the new green
It looks like the dog brothers all have different ones now. Fido’s now orange, Bino kept green and Joey’s switched to blue.
Joey is more sensible than Squeak!
Ha, yess, I knew the title was gonna be something like this. Also, liking all the new character designs.
Wonder if we will meet NEW characters during this party.
Yeh, but it takes awhile to update the “Cast”. HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE BAILEY ON YET!!!!
Unlikely, this is a warmup arc.
NO, I have NOT seen Fido around here, and I have definitely no clue what is he doing or where … stop pressuring me ! *runs away*
Fido? Who’s Fido? I know not of this Fido you speak. There are hundreds of dogs named Fido. Can you be more specific? And define wierd?
I swear, man, I don’t know the guy! I mean, maybe in obedience school….I WANT MY LAWYER! HELP! HELP! I’M BEING REPRESSED!
He’s over there in the- mmmmph “gets dragged away”
Ooooh you mean THAT Fido! Nah i haven’t seen him. OK even if i did he’s definately not hiding in the clo-ahgggh! -YoinK-
I think he’s in the kitchen… No, the bathroom… Wait! NO! DON”T! HE… ’s NOT… I… N THE CL… OSET! *runs for it*
Finally, now that we them all happy again, the world didn’t end! *Phew* :3
Even though I don’t believe in this mumbo jumbo, isn’t the world supposed to end at noon or the 21st hour?
Not really, still, the day ain’t over yet, true! Beware the idus of may!
Joey and Spo would make an awesome duo.
Oh. Woops! My bad! Didn’t see the Squeak tag.
But Fido has Spo and Joey has Squeak.
I don’t think you can say “has” the same way between those four characters…
And the alt text answers all our questions of why they didn’t just go to King’s room! Alt Text : ” King’s room is currently being taken up by people critiquing how tacky of a party ornament his statue is “
Shah-lalalalala don’t be scared! You’ve got to be prepared Go on and Kiss the Girl.
I fear this is NOT going to end up with kiss. ;(
And lol, so like Ralph to keep calling him OFFICER even on their time off.
Sssssssh Valerio Don’t jinx it! >w<
believe me, Marco, I am not enjoying it, but I see that FRIEND ZONE sign flashing like a miniature sun. And that would be the *best* outcome…
The height difference can sometimes fool you.
But in this case, how Bailey reacted to the missletoe was sorta a giveaway.
I think if they do kiss Bailey will just kiss King on the cheek.
cheek kiss = friend zone
I’d settle for it! The only time I manage to leave the friend zone is when I enter enemy field.
Still, King was never in the “Friend Zone”, he doesn’ know what it feels like. He’s probably going to be devistated if it happens.
Joey has more attitude now
well, its 10:39 over here in California… and 12:something over where Rick is… are you a ghost Rick? Oh yeah, KING LOCK YOUR DOOR BEFORE THE PARTY STARTS NEXT TIME!
If he did that, how would he get back in, and he’d have to come out at some point or he’d have missed bailey.
He could lock the door with a key or a keycard, and when he’s away he could keep the key in the pocket in his collar.
…or, his King chess piece attached to his collar could BE a key, like the little boat was in National Treasure.
What, no comment about the end of the world?
There are, my friend! There are!
I was actually expecting a sudden cataclysm in which several transdimensional portals opened throughout the world, with at least one of which leading to the housepets! universe (Ok, I wasn’t expecting that, but it would be really neat!).
Ahh the good old jedi mind trick in panel 3. works every time
Is that panel 3? It’s hard to tell whether it’s panel 3 or panel 2.
“but the paws!” What’s the mowsie gonna given the freedom to run around on the floor? Inquiring ferrets gotta know! So many of their pawPads look soft and puffy and sensitive and full of awesome playfulness! DON’T DENY THE MOUSE THE TINY PLEASURE :”>
Hehe loved the many colors, and lol for the mistletoe. :3
Also, my first full year of reading Housepets has just become reality!
Uh-oh, Fido is in trouble XD The comrades are looking for him and noticed he’s acting strange…
Either way, Mistletoe means Auto-Kiss, so soon they will soooo forgive each other. And become the adorable couple we were dreaming them to be.
Oh, and of course… YAAAY FOR DAISY
Fido, they’re onto u
Hahahaa, they sure are X3
*The goldish German Shepherd sneaks behind Ralph and and tells his location and that he’s snuggling with a cat, then teleports back to his planet* Hahaha just kidding
He had to go, his planet needed him.
Then in pops Kitsune and erases everyone’s memories of that incident, claiming outside interference is not permitted from players outside Pete’s &Dragon’s duel.
Something tells me that Daisy has been hoping for something like this to happen…
And the other shoe falls. Now that King has said that something other than mistletoe will have to interupt
Maybe this will be the kiss(if it happens) will be the final act that will make King keep this form.
I had that same exact thought.
“Hi I’m Tom!!!” “Hi, I’m Daisy” *ten seconds latelr* “Hi I’m Tom!!!”
Now I know what to make as fanart if I ever learn to draw! Thank you kindly!
YES! Somebody give this man an internet!
YAY! I gets an internets!!
awww, waiting long time for this moment, king, just give her a kiss, she deserves it, its your GF.
and those ferals rock.
Masters of the jedi art
More like masters of the threaten-people-with-your-claws arts.
king is in for a surprise :3
It’s the end of the world as we know it
And i feel FINE!
Daisy popping outta nowhere. XD
King, you better kiss her. It is a rule!
Nowhere for a moments peace.
Looks like King will have to slap a big wet lick on Bailey now or risk upsetting her again.
At this time, a pink pony hopping by claiming to be looking for “FUN” would not be surprising.
*raises one eyebrow*
“That would be illogical, Captain.”
Daisy what are you doing upside down?
…Hi! I’m Daisy!
Daisy, what is the meaning of life?
i wonder if fox will burst in and see them kissing
He’ll probably give them a thumbs up.
Oh no the raccoons have Jedi mind powers lol
The one Raccoon either looks like he’s trying to be Neo and stop some bullets or he’s trying to be Obi-Wan and going “We are not the ‘coons you’re looking for”
This would be the second ~ Well, technically third time when she said it twice to him ~ that Daisy said Hi to King. Me thinks she either forgot about him, is practicing ways to greet people, or this is sorcery.
Or she suffers from a mental illness. That’s an option, too, you know.
Or she could be shy to the point that anything she says comes bursting out, and also causes her to only blurt out one sentence. Remember the party where King tried having an extended conversation with her?
Also, she could be a recent immigrant who doesn’t know any more English than what we’ve seen her say.
has anyone besides me realized how much alike joey and Fido are becoming…
They were always both crazy.
They’re entering what i like to call “Epicness Equilibrium”, or otherwise known as the fine line between between being a passionate nerd and a cool guy with a heart of gold. Best of both worlds if you ask me!
I wanna see the three brothers talking. Or at least Joey and Fido, since they never interacted with each other in the whole webcomic!
Wow awesome goggles Joey, and i have to say blue looks good on ya!
That cash register sound, dear Lord >XD
Actually, that was the sound of Tinsel and Daisy fell out of the Christmas Tree.
Oops, typo. I meant “As Daisy fell out of the Christmas Tree.”
the statue is not tacky its awsome
Lol this is awesome. I’m wondering what Squeak meant by “but the paws!” though. XD
Probably likes to play with them. Which in this situation might result in her being stomped.
KING!! NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!! KISS HER!!
i wonder what she wanted to talk about perhaps her finding out his secret? O.o because a few stips back she said “he like a miniture human in a dogsuit” so we’ll have to find out next time on housepets, I still think this should be a tv show
MAybe She and King are going to apologize to each other then King tells his story to Bailey about being a human turned into a dog, and stuff
KISS HER YOU SHORT BALBEI!!!
“Kiss her you dip” is much more traditional: http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1980&addr=800426
But I added my own spin.
“Balbei” means idiot in Gaelic
Well, let me say a few things:
-Joey is now 20– Nay, 40% cooler with the matching collar and goggle combo(what? I like goggles)
-Good ol’ Daisy, you have such a way with words
-Me: Racoons?! Racoons: You saw nothing. We were never here. *wavy hands*
-Ralph: You, have you seen Officer Fido? *flashback to wednesdays comic* Me: Can’t say I have.
-Herrrrmmmmm, Human-turned-dog-Full-blood-dog couple+mistletoe-uncontrollable rage=KISSIES!!!!!!
“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes King abruptly returning to Joel-Form in the middle of a kiss.”
Joey’s new design is awesome! Are the goggles a Digimon Tamers reference?
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay the return of Daisy. This literally made me more excited than anything else in the strip XD Sad I know….
Joey is now a digimon tamer!
Whenever Daisy appears, along with her signature phrase, I always think of Mario Kart.
You know, when you select Daisy. “Hi, I’m Daisy!”
Dunno if you we’re trying to do that, but good job, Rick.
Raska I have not been trained to stop bullets. Yet.
Rick, are you ever going to name those raccoons? Also, which one is the one from Oops I Arced?
Also, Ralph’s narrower muzzle design reminds me of some other semi-famous cartoon character but I can’t place it…
Same here its the thing that is bugging me about it the most.
…maybe Perry the Platypus? Couldn’t be…
No older, its reminding me of a Hanna-Barbera character really.
Maybe the fox one?
If I look only at the top half of his mouth, it reminds me a LOT of Scooby Doo. (The older episodes from way back)
were did daisy come from and the the racoons and also why was that dog hanging upside down and scar king
I wonder what’s going through Bailey’s mind… She looks more like she’s going to say some anecdotal story about how they grew mistletoe on the farm.
I hope I am not the only one who has noticed this, but is the character or drawing style changing? o u o
Rick changed his art style for Housepets right around Halloween, or at the very least began to shift toward this new look.
OH MY GOD I LOVE THESE COMICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its nice to see Bailey happy again~
Judging by the last panel, II think we can all agree that either bailey forhot what she was going to talk about, or they’re (King and Bailey) are on good terms.
themiester1 we will find out next week but i can’t wait why can’t it update more? :3
Rick puts a huge amount of time into each completely free comic. Three updates per week is an entirely reasonable update schedule.
some peeps don’t understand the amount of hours it takes for artists to put together just one peice of art and a script for it (known from experience), I mean seriously where lucky he doesn’t go once a week!
As we old school fen (plural of (science fiction) fan) would say, he works for egoboo (ego-boost) so send him lots of warm fuzzies.
that wasnt just a warm and fuzzy, the web comic thing takes alot of hours out of ya. A week before I published my own web comic, I had to cancel the whole thing cuz my scanner only decided to work once a week (got old) and I needed to get a head start since I have to deal with high school work, but with it needing to rest for a whole week after use I couldn’t. The point is, I wasn’t trying to flatter even though Rick diserves it.
I just tend to understate things. If I ever meet him I will, at the vary least, buy him lunch and give him a pat on the back.
“What’s the sense of hurt’in my pride”
I just figured that out… ten seconds ago ^_^
That song started playing in my head, too, after a deja vu moment.
rick im pretty sure ur the best web comic creator in the world ur housepets comic is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mistletoe out of no where when the’re trying to find a secluded spot? Ain’t no body got time fo dat!
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