Keene won’t let the Teamsters weasel out of this one!
But inst he a ferret? Confusing feelings about right not.
Ferrets are just houseweasels (Otters are waterweasels, sables/minks are weasels that use product, stoats are stoatally still weasels, badgers are buffweasels, wolverines are steroidweasels, honey badgers don’t care that they’re still weasels).
It’s weasels all the way down!
“Pop” goes the weasel in reply to the question, “What do you want to drink?” (Particularly when asked in the Northeast, and preferably Orange flavored. We southerners just ask for soda.)
Actually us north easters just ask for soda. It’s when we go south of NY you need to ask for pop or risk getting soda water.
I have friends in PA who call it pop…My apologies to the Far North Easters who call it soda as well. 0_0
Everybody just about calls it soda now. We used to say pop here in the Inland Northwest. When I hear soda, I think potassium hydroxide, which is just not that refreshing to drink.
Actually, honey badgers are unrelated to badgers.
But they are still weaselly mustelids!
Tayras are tree weasels that like bananas. Martens and fishers are tree weasels that like mice. Kolonoks are sports model weasels.
You ran that one into the ground, sir. *sagenod*
But what about martens?
Martens are the only true mustelid! One day they shall rise!
I really need to read replies more often…
Oh come on Keene you walked right into that one!
It was all an elaborate setup.
Karishad is weaselly amused.
Karishad looks adorable in the first panel
Aw, Karishad looks cute! :3
Bad puns are always a safe bet.
So bad, it’s good.
No such thing.
Lol loving them in the new style Keene looks great.
I normally hate bad puns, but having it come from Karishad made me laugh sooooo much. Keene’s reaction was awesome.
Karishad can make any pun hilarious, no matter how stupid the pun may be. X3
oh come on, Karishad was waiting for that one!
Come to think of it, he does seem particularly eager in the first panel.
Keene: Okay, so what’s this about the New Years decorations? *snatches report*
Karishad: It’s the teamsters, boss! …They really dropped the ball this time.
Keene: Is that so. *reads…*
Keene: Get out.
Kinda makes you wonder if he’s responsible for the delay just so he could make this pun.
Reminds me of this:
You’re so punny, Kari.
Karishad is not chewing on the desk in the first panel in anticipation for that pun. Keene really needs to show those Teamsters they are biting off more than they can chew.
the new styles on Keene and Karishad are amazing!
I was going to say “dropped the wrench…”
Nah. It just needs some foxing up that’s all.
Is Keene using the latest iPad or Nexus?
Since it appears that Keene is reading an instant message convo in the first panel, I would guess iPad.
And you can see the camera hole at the right
The new look of Karishad is just pure winning :3
Karishad takes in puns as a primary source of nourishment.
so in this way he doesn’t have to kill his prey? :3
obviously, you’ve never been shown the aftermath of a pun-off…
His food, my kryptonite.
Puns are pure evil, but coming from Karishad…
*shake my head*
To stop the puns there is… the Punisher!!!
Gives new meaning to the word “Punishment.” I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not… 0_O
Where are his sunglasses?
In his fur coat somewhere!
I love how Kari is just waiting to pounce on the impending pun.
I simply cannot stress enough how much I LOVE the fact that Kari is ready to PHYSICALLY POUNCE on that pun opportunity.
He’s like an adorable little kid.
Someone ELSE’s adorable little kid.
I really like how these two look in the new style.
If I put up the alt-text
‘Don’t worry, I’m sure you can ferret it out’,
could someone please tell me what was Khari about to tell so that I can properly think of a proper translation please?
Thank you for your cooperation
“Dropped the ball” is what he was going to say.
It’s a euphemism that means they were unprepared or didn’t follow through.
The part they lost must have been the giant ball that drops down the pole at midnight to symbolize the new year. And giant dropping balls. Or something.
**not sure exactly how much to explain, but since I know there are non-native English speakers here and you said translate, I erred on the side of over explaining. Not sure how widespread the whole “dropping the ball” for New Years is, either.
He was about to say “drop the ball” as in the ball that gets dropped on times square every news years eve countdown. Not the best pun I’ve heard from karishad, but it’s pretty epic.
See, why can’t I ever be this concise?
The curse of verbosity forever hounds me, forcing me to draw out my–DANG IT!
thank you al guys
Clearly the company managed to misplace the big ball they drop at midnight on New Years.
Anyway, “dropped the ball” in a phrase meaning failure where they really should have succeeded. I kinda suspect that it comes from baseball in the old radio days, where your baseman literally dropping the ball would be a bad thing.
To “drop the ball” is used more commonly to describe a failure carry out an obligation to another- or a group of others- than failure in general.
If you’re just hitting baseballs into a field by yourself, dropping a ball is a mistake, but it won’t have any lasting consequences. But, if you’re tied in the final inning, the batter hits the ball right to you, and it bounces out of your glove? It can mean the game for your whole team.
So… you’re probably right. ^_^
Let there be pun-ishment!
*Ba dum tss*
nah, actually that cracked me up a little XD
How does Keene not have stress wrinkles yet from Karishads’ constant joking?
New style looks really good on them, though.
He was trapped in a cage with him for several months (if I’m not mistaken).
Those wrinkles probably smoothed out once Stockholm Syndrome set in.
It’s sad, really.
Ferrets are all wrinkly under the fur anyway, with their loose pelts.
Some mustelids can turn around inside their pelt and bite if you try and scruff them.
You know a lot about weasel-like animals…
I’m otterly enthusiastic!
HA!! Can I just say how much I adore this web comic?? I LUMPING LOVE THIS WEB COMIC!!
lol! i love that reaction. “NO!”
Absolutely priceless! I love these two– and they look good post-switch!
Also, I started to think, ‘Keene must regret hiring him on a daily basis…‘ but then I remembered, ‘Weren’t they supposed to go on a date together!?‘
Turns out: http://www.housepetscomic.com/2012/04/06/
I’m ashamed ’cause I forgot the update was today…
(Joking. That was a joke.)
I love The Fox, ever since Rick introduced him.
And the best part is he is based on a real life individual!
Wait really, who?
I love a well done, cheap gag
I agree the fox has done real well since hes been introduced whos to say though that he might cause trouble later. *rub crystal ball*
Karishad looks very foxy, moreso than usual.
Karishad buddy? That joke is older than me.
oh karishad, being Punny as usual.
I’ll pun-t you for that one!
I think Keene has finally realized that one can’t simply avoid the inevitable Karishad pun. But it looks like he’s doing his best to ignore it!
Oh yeah BTW, HAPPY NEW YEAR Folks!!
WAIT… WHAT IS TODAY?
it’s okay, I’m sure you’ll BOUNCE back from not having a new years resolution
I meant day of the week.
And my new years resolution involves seeing my girlfriend.
My new years resolution is 1920×1440. What can I say, I’m not into widescreens.
kerishad is adorable!, specially the first panel !
He’s as cool as unpronounceable is his name.
by the way does anyone here agree the keene looks a bit dog like in the first picture
These two are fastest becoming favourite characters. I have they both get character sheets (and Fido!).
I love puns!
This is Karishad at his normal foxxy awesomeness!
Ha! No matter where u go there always be puns in life
It was in this concluding 2012 that I discover Housepets! … and well, what can I say. An amazingly good, funny and entertaining comic that made my year way better. I love waiting for each new update, I love the characters, thank you Rick for creating this universe.
Also, this community, the Housepets! community; you guys and girls are awesome people ! Happy New Year to everybody !
All I can say is ditto. This, End town, Doc Rat and Precocious all in a matter of months. A good run indeed.
I love the double-meaning/reference of the title
I didn’t even notice Keene referred to it as an elaborate setup! I just thought it was a reference to the plot…
So, how many phone books is Keene sitting on?
I would say about three good sized ones.
Actually, I think he’s standing up.
i think i speak for all of us in thanking mister rick griffin for a great year and the work he puts in to the comics for us he is a great man for doing this for us so thank you for the bottom of our hearts.
I would openly agree but then you wouldn’t be speaking for all of us!
Instead I’ll just say, “Yes, thanks to him, and all hail the Griffin!”
And I think I hail for all of us in prostrating myself before his greatness.
It looks like the fox is humping the desk in the last pannel…
I thought the same thing.
Must be pretty hard to read those scribbles on whats-his-names phone. He must have great eyesight.
Icons incoming :I
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