Olfactory Assessment
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  1. Dissension

    One can never be too careful…

    • Secret

      especially when it comes to snacks

      • LeaahWulf

        And maybe they’re edible Wet Wipes

    • Adryan

      It’s serious business here!

    • Draven

      This is only half of the standard Dog Investigation method.

      • Duck'n

        Which apparently is very elaborate and inqusitive.

        • 4RCH4NG3L

          He usually calls
          Tarot next for a psycic x-ray

      • Gabe23

        He could easily work with airport security, seeing which packages have illicit substances

        • Jason

          Illicit? Try delicious.

  2. Xane

    It’s a treat wrapped in wet wipes!

    • Lamandus

      of course it is! Did you see mr. sandwich’s face in the strip before… he wouldn’t had this smile, if it were just wet wipes.

    • Expletive Deleted

      For my dogs, the treat IS wet wipes…

      Seriously, they’ll eat anything

  3. Sonic Fox

    This is dead on accurate!

    • Derrath

      For dogs and cats alike~

  4. Gabe23

    You might win this fight, but you havent won the war

  5. IceKitsune

    heh have to be absolutely sure

  6. D-Rock

    Peanut still seems determined.

    • Valerio

      you can never nose enough…

      • LeaahWulf

        Maybe Peanut’s going to go to the Kitchen, raid the cabnets for Chips-A-Hoy, walk back to the living room (assuming thats where Earl Sandwich is), sits down infront of Earl, and starts chomping down with a dark glare on his face directed toward Earl.

        • NAME AND ADDRESS WITHHELD

          Maybe, except he can’t eat chips ahoy. They have chocolate

          • CWFang

            actually dogs can eat chocolate, the whole chocolate kills dogs is a myth, like anything chocolate in bulk will kill anything but in small doses it wont and chips ahoy cookies dont have a bulk of chocolate (a bulk of chocolate is the equivilant of 10 full kingsize hershys bars in the matter of 10 minutes)

          • Aerion Snowpaw

            Ya sure about that, CWF?
            If it’s a myth, it’s a myth the veterinarians either believe or encourage for selfish reasons (so, either they’re badly educated, or they’re outright evil, if it’s a myth), since our dog got her stomach pumped after eating a moderate amount – let’s say about a (candy) bowl. Enough to satisfy a human, but no more.

            If that’s what you mean by ‘in bulk’, it’s hardly ‘kill anything’ – I’m talking amounts that won’t even make a human naucious, much less sick.
            If you’re going to counter with dogs being more sensitive – well, duh, that’s what ‘Dogs can’t eat chocolate’ means.

          • Cloudedguardian

            Actually, from my own research and through talking with the veterinarians in my city, I believe that chocolate is simply an extremely common allergy among dogs and cats. An extremely common RISKY allergy.
            So when it comes down to it, why risk it?

          • Valerio

            chocolate is safe if it’s given in MINUSCULE doses from time to time, never every day.
            Chocolate is cumulatively poisoning. It won’t make your dog go *irk!* and belly up with a bite, but (especially with older dogs) it will sum up to an unpleasant kidney/liver problem. An eccessive dosage will kill the dog.
            Saying it’s a myth is plain irresponsible.

          • CWFang

            i give my dogs chocolate all the time i have three a german shepherd named charlie, a whippet named annabelle and a irish setter named sasha, anyways they get about 2-3 candy bar fulls in a 12 hour period and i never had a problem with them, also did you really need to get their stomach pumped or did you just do it cuase the dog ate the bowl? or did you call the vet and the suggested you get it pumped, i mean unless the dog was suddenly puking its guts up after eating the bowl it had no adverse effects on it

          • Yami99

            Animals that metabolize theobromine (found in chocolate) more slowly, such as dogs, can succumb to theobromine poisoning from as little as 50 grams (1.8 oz) of chocolate for a smaller dog and 400 grams (14.4 oz) for an average sized dog.

            I’m so glad we have Wikipedia.

  7. CheshireDCat

    That is adorable…

    • Valerio

      the SQUEEEmeter has reached a new record! :D

      • LeaahWulf

        His nose bends in the bottom middle panel that definetly adds to the so called SQUEEEmeter.

        SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

        I’m done

        For now.

  8. Trexyl

    wait… if those were wet wipes…… what was he gonna do before peanut showed up!?

    • GameCobra

      Either watch a TV equivalent of All Dogs Go To Heaven or using it as a distraction for Peanut before he pulls out the real snacks under the couch =3

      • Marco

        I’m pretty sure he’s aware of Peanut’s powerful sense of smell! Most likely a different hiding spot!

      • RedDwarfIV

        Wet-wipes, not tissues. i don’t imagine wet-wipes would really help remove tears that well.

        • LeaahWulf

          Then what was he going to…..

          ACK!

          • aicivilwar

            Wait a sec… aren’t wet eipes what parents supposed to use when changing diapers?

            Red Alert!?
            New Character Approaching!??

    • Dontlookmenaked

      Really dude? Also maybe he was doing some hard dirty work and wanted to rest and the wet wipes were to clean the dirt something off his hands.

    • Trefoiler

      My vote was for refilling an empty dispenser…

      … before this strip was even posted!

      http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/01/02/snax/#comment-122610
      BOOYAH :D

  9. Marco

    Mr. Sandwich has tricks up his sleeves! : P

  10. 2MK

    The nose is always right!

    • Tarka TGO

      But it’s always good to nip it as well to make sure. X3

  11. ace

    Ha! Poor Peanut!

  12. Zaitsev

    My dogs do this everyday when I get back from work, I need to empty my pockets before I go inside.

    • Duck'n

      Ditto. My dog thinks that there’s a squeaky toy in every one of the grocery bags when i’m putting them away. Sometimes there is, usually that is not the case but you have to admire determination.

    • Valerio

      this! even if I bring home a bag filled with the most inedible stuff, said stuff must be nose-approved first

      • LeaahWulf

        We always bring our groceries in through the Garage. We bring in the produce and everything else either goes in the extra fridge/freezer or on the shelves in the garage. Minimizes the sniffing and wiggling of my Basset’s butt and tail but Maximizes the cold feet in the morning.

  13. killwithyourawesome

    ‘WAIT!!! why would you sit down to use wet wipes?’ -_-

  14. Duck'n

    Touche Mr. Sandwich… Touche. You may have won this round buut Peanut WILL BE WATCHING !!!

  15. xhunterko

    I wonder if he wiped the bag with the wipes? That’d be clever.

  16. leaffly

    Dang it wasn’t a twinkie pack…
    It could be a trick though! Don’t believe him Peanut!!!

    • John Willow

      Didn’t the Twinkie factories go out of business? If so I hardly think Mr Sandwich would share his secret stash

  17. Khazix

    You win this round.

  18. Tech

    it’s always funny when dogs do that, and so very cute too

  19. Legendario13

    The treats are a lie!

  20. Marco

    Perhaps he sealed his snacks in plastic wrap first. Then with the strong clean smell of the wipes covering the plastic wrap, he glued the already opened wet wipes to make it look like he’s going to open a brand new package. His hidden snacks tucked safely inside from Peanut’s cute nose?

    Or Mr. Sandwich is telling the Truth? ;)

    • nightarix

      or it’s a resealable bag and it makes that sound when it’s opened every time

  21. p0lo

    He should just sprinkled some chili powder on the bag, and watch as hilarity ensues.

  22. Cheetahwolf

    No bacon!?! :(

  23. falcon01

    That is SOO like my dog! anything that even remotely sounds like a chips bag and “poof” there he is! and if if ISNT a chips bag he has to snif every square micrometer of it to be sure.

  24. CHAOKOCartoons

    …this is my new favorite strip( in my top twenties ) not just because it made me laugh for five whole minutes, but because of Peanut’s face in the last pannel! XD BTW, I think Rick is un-intentionaly arcing again 8^)

  25. Tarka TGO

    Cuteness…. Overload… Peanut’s face… First Panel….

    *dies

    • killwithyourawesome

      5th panel too

  26. Valerio

    Be careful, Peanut.
    Just wait until the human opens that thing…

    • LeaahWulf

      He’s smart enough to realize that Earl Sandwich might be lying. If he wasn’t smart enough he could go bug Grape and Get her in the arch.

      I wonder if Rick will make this into a short arch.

  27. Valerio

    AT – ‘Snarf’

    • John Willow

      Snarf-Snarf

      • bhPixelFire

        SNARF SNARF

        • Dragonlord354

          thunder, thunder! thunder-snacks! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  28. Alyssum

    Ha! I have a cat who will take take, and attempt to eat, anything I proffer to him except for citrus. This includes bread, alfalfa sprouts, shed hair, and jalepenos. My doggle is similar in that she will gently accept most things (though not eat), except for citrus. She curls her lips up at oranges and then runs away. Very cute and sad at the same time.

  29. Lance

    I love all of Peanuts faces! So darn cute! And I Love the sniff inspection test. X3

  30. Cloudchaser Sakonige

    Cats do it too. One of my relatives likes tuna sandwiches. When he opens a can, he gives the juice to the cats. Every time I open a can of anything, I get at least three cats expecting food and I have to let them sniff the lid to convince them I didn’t just open tuna

    • p0lo

      My cats do that too! I used to have a jar-o-catnip, so now I can’t make a PB&J sandwich without them at my feet.

      • John Willow

        I was over at someone’s house once, who had three cats. When I went to make cereal they never took their eyes off the carton of milk. It was kind of creepy.

        • aicivilwar

          I sometimes tease my cat(s) by waving my food around in the air and watching their head(s) move back & forth in a hypnotizing motion.
          Usually after I’ve had my fun I give them a nibble… which leads to more hilarity because they come up running when I’m in the kitchen… and I have a laminate floor.
          *slide*

  31. Senorpie7

    I have to be honest, the sounds of Peanut snuffing the container is just spot on cute, it is just what my dogs do to me every single time I have something. I go in the kitchen and open up a bag of shredded cheese or something and BAM, they are RIGHT THERE! x3
    The worst is when they beg for things they don’t want, I could have a potato chip and they would be clawing at me and everything, then when I give it to them, a couple sniffs later, they just turn around and lose interest completely!

    • John Willow

      This morning we couldn’t get our puppy to eat her breakfast. We tried drowning it in water but she was still being picky. Then i accidentally knocked some dry Shreddies on the floor and she went crazy.

  32. Kitch

    Peanut looks way too cute. :3

  33. Jibbs

    You win this time sir!

  34. Jman552

    “Let me check inside the bag first………”

  35. KleptoKat

    It’s the last package of Twinkies!

  36. John Willow

    It took me a moment to get to read the smaller panels the right way but it works whatever way you read it.

    Somehow I bet that it is food but it’s made by Itsuki so somehow Peanut’s nose is fooled by the Japanese ingredients.

  37. Warwicky

    Are all dogs like that?

    • Valerio

      *nods solemnly* aye they are.
      The cute is strong within these creatures

    • CWFang

      yes we canines love to do this ^_^

  38. Perfesser_Bear

    If Peanut was an Australian Cattle Dog (Queensland [Blue|Red] Heeler), I think wet wipes would still count in the ‘food’ category. The average AuCaDo has a tissue fetish…

    • smiba

      Why did I need to know that D:

  39. Valerio

    note to the author: the previous comic can’t be labeled ‘one-off’ anymore, right?

    • LeaahWulf

      I know. I checked and it still is.

    • Frank

      He’s done one-offs that continue into the next one before

      If he reaches three, then we can start speculating about an arc

  40. m is for wolf

    PEANUT: You were lucky this time… one day it won’t be wet wipes, and I’ll be waiting.

  41. Jayrith

    My husky is like that, suspicious that _anything_ is food, if it crinkles.

  42. snowstreak

    Come on lets get back to King and the wedding :)

    • Foxstar

      That arc is over. We will likely see King and Bailey at some point in the future.

  43. FerreTrip

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen that sort of expression on Peanut before. That’s hilarious.

  44. WolfeMasters

    My puppy actually learned very quickly, if I wasn’t offering her any, she didn’t want it for a reason. Even if it smelled really good.

  45. Solario the Visored

    “Hmph, ‘wet wipes’. I’m watchin’ you, buddy…” =__=

  46. Salenstormwing

    “You’ve lied before… like that time you threw the ball and I looked for it for like half and hour and then I saw you laughing while holding the ball…”

  47. Hotel the psychic

    you’ve also lied in the winter saying fetch and it ends up being a snowball. how mean…..still something’s funny on those wet wipes it could be something else……….like a frozen food!!!!!

  48. Argent Stonecutter

    What a snax maniac.

    • Valerio

      snax is the natural part of a dog’s life

  49. *wolfiejaypaw*

    Haha.*laughed so hard belly hurts*

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      I second that! HAhahaha-heh…ow…

  50. ToaSoul

    I dont trust Mr. Sandwich… Peanut keep an eye on him

  51. spiritwolf15x

    Hahaha! My dog does this! X3

  52. broguy89

    Why would he need wet wipes unless he was cleaning his hands before he starts snacking?

  53. Trefoiler

    Ahaha… I think the best part of this is him nibbling it as the final test! Hilarious.

    Additionally, was I actually RIGHT!?
    http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/01/02/snax/#comment-122610

    Equally possible is that it is a convenient misdirection… Earl is pretty sharp… Hm…

  54. CHAOKOCartoons

    … i dont know if this was an accident, but theres no one of tag!

  55. shade

    lol! “very well…” thats the funny part for me. but the rest is cute!

  56. Z24

    Mr. Sandwich needs to know better. You need to disable his nose for him to leave you alone.

    Ex. Take off your shoes.

  57. Impcraft13

    lol, not going to work. his has paws, ears, and eyes are made to track dangerous snax that hide from his reach.

    wait he can smell though his mouth, I’ve seen my cat do do that…

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      no no, nipping at it is to get the texure and size of whatevers’ in the pack. Either that or he’s tryingto see if the pack tastes like a wet wipe pack (although I don’t know why he would already know what that tastes like).

      • Aerion Snowpaw

        Because as a puppy he bit everything just to see what it tasted like (and to see if it was edible), and later he’s occasionally nipped at wet wipe bags to see if they tasted like they should (otherwise it’s clearly not a wet wipe bag and might be edible)

  58. Natalman

    I find it funny that “nose” is apparently a sound effect….

    • Adryan

      I bet my money that it’s an onomatopoeia. Someday, I’ll find out how to make that sound…

  59. Alun Rundle

    I have cats like this. They can detect a fridge opening from two houses down and Chicken from the next estate over.

  60. Delisle

    This is SO accurate…, spot on! I have two Australian Shepherds that do this all the time! Annoying, humorous and endearing simultaneously.

  61. I'll Eat Yourself

    Aaahahaaa this makes me laugh. My dogs are the same way, although they usually don’t care much about what we are doing unless what we are holding is something they have never seen before or it specifically looks like food. Or another animal. XD

  62. thebrokeartist

    I kinda feel sorry for Peanut cause he doesn’t have many dog friends to do that stuff with. Sure he has Tarot his girlfriend and Joey kinda but he’s more of a last one to expect kind of friends. Come on Rick give Peanut one more dog friend to hang with, doesn’t matter if he has problems as long as he likes hanging with Peanut!

  63. B.Squirrel

    Man, peanut! Just when I thought you couldn’t get any cuter….

  64. Windwalker

    anyone else notice in the third panel theres nose?

  65. windwalker13

    i wonder whats inside it.

  66. overzen

    Fantastic! :D

  67. Zaid

    Omg xDD Peanuts face in that last panel! >w<

  68. Jibbs

    This gets me every time I see it. It seriously just gets better and better every time I look at it. :D

  69. Vuk91

    Dad 1 Peanut 0

  70. The Stomemason Returns

    oh hahaha heeeeheee his expression on the last panel! Consterntation and dread! VERY well….reminds me of my foreman :D

  71. brown wolf

    I’m sorry if I offended anyone with my last comment my deepest apology’s

  72. Argent Stonecutter

    There’s something about his eyes in that last frame that just look wrong to me, but I’ve been trying to come up with a way of explaining it and failing. They just don’t work, somehow.

    • Legendario13

      Maybe is not an expression you would expects from Peanut
      and thats why it feels odd or something

  73. aeroxwolf

    Love this one XD

  74. shade

    i can think of one other word to describe peanuts expression in the last frame. “soon…”

  75. kidskorpi

    i honestly feel like my dog does this to me and says this kind of stuff to…. :/ mind blooooooooooooooooown!!!