Discussion (125) ¬

  1. Ryu

    Happy New Year 2013 Housepets! =^w^=

  2. Gabe23

    Well Peanut, that was fast

    • Draven

      What isn’t shown, Peanut wasn’t even in the building when the wrapper was crinkled. There is a fading trail of flame behing the couch. Fast indeed.

    • cheetahwolf


      • Marco

        ITS BACON!!!!

        • Perfesser_Bear

          The maple kind?

          • Kitch

            Double-candied bacon.

          • Verp

            I had some chocolate with bacon in it once. I thought it tasted like tenebrionids (darkling beetles). I told a friend who likes bacon chocolate and he thought he really should try some tenebrionids.

    • Duck'n

      It must be a Bar-BQ Bacon Cheeseburger, heck even i’d drawn in on that kinda bacon goodness.

  3. Taylor

    No words, just Peanut.

    • ITR

      o n o

  4. Draven

    I know that feel, Mr. Sandwich.

    • Gabe23

      Agreed, they will just stay there … starring at you … with those puppy eyes … saying “give me a little bit” with no words …

      • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

        I think you mean “give me all of it”

        • Gary (from Radio Free Housepets!)

          My dog is very much like Peanut, characteristically.

      • Duck'n

        Peanut’s all like where is mine, I want some??

        • Adryan

          He doesn’t even know what’s in the bag…

          • Facade Kitsune

            that has never stopped any pet

  5. Valerio

    alt text ” o n o ”

    Poor Mr. Sandwich: so NOT enjoying this moment alone…

    • Marco

      Mr. Sandwich quit being such a sourpuss! X3

  6. Draven

    Suddenly, Peanut!

    • Gabe23

      The “Wild Dog of the City” is known for its extremely good hearing and smell, in matter of seconds this dog can (and will) track you and your food, and will ask for food in a silence treatment that is very effective. True Story.

      • Valerio

        a known variation to said behavior consists of silently attacking and scratching at the food’s holder. Said tactic is part of the pack behavior of the Wild Dog of the City

        • Draven

          This all as opposed to the Wild Cat of the City, who will openly proclaim its desire for food, often during a time of great inconvenience to the human host.

  7. GameCobra


  8. IceKitsune

    lol Peanuts all like “Hey, whats that?”

    • Draven

      “I can haz?”

  9. ManiacalMonotroopa

    o n o “Come on Peanut turn that frown upside down o u o. No, wait, that looks stupid”

    • Facade Kitsune

      i see what you did there quoting Aradia

      • Adryan

        Oh goodness. Homestuck’s already infiltrated

  10. xhunterko

    Classic pets.

  11. D-Rock

    With a dogs’ hearing, you won’t be getting any snacktime privacy.

  12. Khazix

    Like clockwork.

    • Valerio

      faster than that

    • Gabe23

      An amazing Swiss precision

  13. Zaitsev

    Peanut probably could’ve gotten a pretty good begging face on in there.

  14. Marco

    Suddenly a Peanut! o n o

    • StPyre

      no need to throw a pokeball, just toss a bit of snack food.

  15. Roarin

    Me, myself,…. and Peanut.

    • Valerio

      me, our snax and Peanut

      • Gabe23

        “Me, Peanut and our sna …. where is the food ?!? You already ate it all ??? Come on !”

      • Draven

        Yes, our snax. Because there are two possessions of food in a dog owning home. There are the dog’s snax, and then there are everybody’s snax.

  16. Snowmon89

    That’s my little Yoshi all the way. :)
    Can’t even open a bag of chips without him investigating.

  17. venkanashi

    Peanut appears “Like a ninja o. o”

  18. awesomedudeperson

    I just opened a bag of chips, Peanut didn’t appear. I am now sad :(

    • Lance

      haha! it would be nice, wouldn’t it? X3

    • GameCobra

      Awww. That would be awesome. <3

    • Duck'n

      Yeah it didn’t work for me either, when I opened a bag of cool ranch doritos all that came was my brother. X<

      • aicivilwar

        That’s a good one… Maybe your bro has senses you’re not aware of…

    • Marco

      Same here but we’ll keep trying! :3

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      at this hour, your not gonna eat them right NOW are you ;)

    • ToaSoul

      try something with gravy on it that might work.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      I tried some Japanese wasabi candy and got absolutely NO Itsuki.

    • LupisLight

      I tried pepperoni sticks. You’d think that would get his attention lickety-split, but nooo…

    • StPyre

      i did to >.> my dog appeared. she kinda looks like penut >.>

  19. MasterClockwork

    That is my dog right there.

    • Valerio

      and my three dogs

      • aicivilwar

        And Her Fluffyness… (nickname for my sister’s longhair calico. She’s got a permanent case if the frizz…the cat, I mean.)

    • Duck'n

      And our dog’s as well! Kinda universal really.

  20. ToaSoul

    Well…. Peanut down boy! Let your dad enjoy his…. whatever that is..

    • Trefoiler

      The only thing I generally see wrapped like that is either cookie stacks or snack cakes.

      Omigosh that better not be a hostess cake SOMEBODY STOP HIM THEYRE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES! D:

      • Trefoiler

        Eep, on further inspection it could very well be a mystery food in plastic wrap.

        I guess I’m expecting a snackfood after these last few strips?

  21. Duck'n

    Ah Peanut a real dog if I ever saw one.

  22. Tarka TGO


  23. Jibbs

    “Hey Dad. Can I have some too?”

  24. shade

    lol! that face! its too that always happens to love this one rick! lol. absolutely love this one. way to go peanut!

  25. Marco

    Sharing is caring! : P

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      not if the item to share is a bomb, then again…chips ahoy are da bomb (and assumed to be the snack by me) so I guess its caring. PS: alt. text please :)

      • bhPixelFire

        Alt text: o n o

      • aicivilwar

        I don’t think Peanut would enjoy Oreos, since he’s…you know…allergic.

        • aicivilwar

          …or chips ahoy, either. (I can’t stop thinking about food…)

  26. KazuOhki

    My dog does this with Ritz crackers…. from outside…. with the door locked….

    • Valerio

      …I shouldn’t have installed that doggy door…

      • BlueAnubis

        … Though it is still better than replacing the windows every week like I used to…

  27. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

    Careful, Rick! You’ll arc again with all the snack strips!

  28. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

    A wild Peanut appears!

    Man, heck with Pok├ęBlocks! Generic Fruit Pies(tm) are where it’s AT!

    • Neo

      Pok├ęblocks? It’s honey.

  29. Marco

    Now I’m hungry for Pringles! : 3

    • aicivilwar

      Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies…
      Dag nabbit!

  30. Tsunami

    I sense a disturbance in the force.

    • Cristian100n

      That’s a good one X3

  31. Perfesser_Bear

    Just Peanut. Being a dog.

    Poor Earl can’t enjoy his sand– ahh, you know.

  32. MKarrow

    What are you eating? What is it? Is it mine? I really hope it’s mine.

    (Actually yeah, what is it?)

  33. bhPixelFire

    Zoe will sit right beside me on a couch and just STARE.

    And if she hears one bit of something hit the floor she comes running.

  34. Hotep the psychic

    I agree I have two pups and if were eating they will jump on the seats then the table if we don’t get them down fast enough.

  35. lightwolf21

    I was the same way when I still lived at my parents’ house. XD Used to show up in the kitchen when dinner was done…I just knew somehow. OwO

    • Valerio

      so you belong to the doggy side?

      • lightwolf21

        More like the wolfie side.

  36. Legendario13

    Every single time… Hahaha and always wants more
    now, about the colours ….

  37. Argent Stonecutter

    This is one of the times when there’s something kinds strange about Peanut acting like a this-world dog.

  38. Trefoiler

    Haha, aww, and he looks like he was trying to be all sneaky and careful with it…

    It could even have been a fresh stack of towelettes he was about to put in the dispenser (thats a thing people do, right?) but it wouldn’t matter because it CRINKLED. And he’s a PET.

    And EVERYONE knows PETS hear every CRINKLE in UPPER-CASE.

  39. skyliner369

    i can relate, my brother’s dog will sit there and drool, it works for him, i lose my appetite fast.
    that’s why i eat in the kitchen.

  40. Ryukurai

    Given the last comic and Peanuts question and present lack of drooling, he could be getting curious about whether Mr. Sandwich is developing a double chin :P

  41. ticoun

    My dog does exactly the same. :)

  42. Frank

    This happens in my house every single time! And we don’t even have any dogs!

    • aicivilwar

      Is it like “A Christmas Story” and the neighbor’s dogs with the turkey?

      • Frank

        Carol (unless there’s a non-Dickensian version I’m unaware of)

        and no. All of the “dog people” have been tactically deprived of keys

        • aicivilwar

          “A Christmas Story” is a movie in which a young boy is trying to convince his parents, through any means nessecary, to buy him a “Red Rider BB gun.” If you’ve ever heard anyone say the phrase “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” that movie is probably where it came from. The movie is a comedy in the American sense of comedy, and in one scene, about five of the neighbor’s bloodhounds come running into the house and steal the Christmas turkey.

  43. Impcraft13

    I header a microwave burrito call me…

  44. Impcraft13

    Wait this reminds me of SCP-173 some how…(stare)

  45. Valerio

    ‘Snax’ is SO going to become canon in Housepets! vocabulary

  46. aicivilwar

    Rick is teasing us, I think. First he reminds us about Hostess going under, *remembers the (good) fruit pies* and now he reminds each of us about our own pets.
    Soon this comic will have no fourth wall at all!

    • Neo

      NOOO!!! NOT THE FOURTH WALL!!! Did Melvin have anything to do with this? CURSES!

  47. aicivilwar

    Anyone else notice Earl’s change of expression between panels 2 & 3?

    • BunkerSquirrel

      Hehe, yeah.
      Why is this dog macking off of me when there’s plenty of food in the kitchen?

      • Valerio

        cuz nothing tastes as good as the snax shared with Dad

        • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

          What is this “share” you speak of?

          • Frank

            It’s just complicated stock market jargon. Don’t listen!

  48. Firewolf

    But those aren’t twinkies ; A;

  49. Xane

    I dunno, this would be pretty slow for every dog I’ve had. They’d have already been following me the moment I went near the kitchen!

  50. Dragonlord354

    Peanut used Odersleuth, Snax have been detected

  51. BunkerSquirrel

    Silly Peanut! Why don’t you just get something form the kitchen yourself?

  52. BlueAnubis

    What went through my head.
    Peanut: Hey Dad!
    Ruben: What do you want PeaNUUT!?
    P: I look like a brown puppy.
    R: …
    P: Hey! Hey Dad! Sometimes I like to curl up in to a ball and pretend I’m a Puppy!

  53. leaffly


    • CHAOKOCartoons

      he wouldn’t eat an indangered species would he?

      • leaffly

        For the one last bite of a twinkie. I think he would.

      • Frank

        I hear the species is in “Least Concern” status in Canada

  54. tahrey

    A quick 2 cents contrib:

    “New style” = thumbs up … though I’m having a little difficulty drawing the line between the two at this point, apart from subtle differences in line weight and colouring “feel”.

    And it’s not like the appearance hasn’t morphed several times before, usually for the best, and often in a far more distinct way :p

    • Trefoiler

      I think you’d be right in saying this latest change is a great deal more subtle than the last.

      In fact, if you read the description for the first installment of the Zap! arc, it will say that the previous shift brought the comic closer to his “normal” style.

      It seems once that stabilized, the fans really took to it. So this subtle tweaking we see now is quite par the course! ^_^

  55. choo choo George

    HA HA!! My two dogs always would appear when they heard any kitchen cabinet door open and my mom always would yell I don’t have anything for you!! it made me LOL

  56. ThatOneFox

    Exactly how my dog acts.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      when I get a dog, I’m sure he’ll act like that too :P

  57. fastbreak333

    My dog does this all the time.

  58. team fabulous

    Did peanut use instant transmission?

  59. FerreTrip

    As someone who has a dog, I can vouch that, yes, this in fact DOES happen.