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  1. Ryu

    The Crawfish challenge has begun! =P

    • team fabulous

      Intelligent heavy: IT BEGANS!

      Medic: Now?

  2. Gabe23

    Ok, I dont want to interrupt but I think your plan is going to fail … good luck though

    • Valerio

      the plan is going to fals

  3. another

    a lesson for Truck :D

  4. Marco

    Why oh WHY is Truck so darn CUTE!!!! ;w;

    • Duck'n

      He seriously reminds me of a saner Pinky.

      • Faithful Nymph

        They’re Falstaff and the Truck, yes Falstaff and the Truck; one is a genius,
        the other’s a schmuck…

        • StPyre

          so much win in that statement ;~;

        • Solario the Visored

          Falstaff and the truck,
          Yes, Falstaff and the truck
          After your food is hucked
          Is when they run amok
          To fill their coon-ish stash,
          They’ll go through all your trash,
          They’re Falstaff,
          They’re Falstaff and the truck, truck, truck, truck, truck, truck, truck, truck,

          • Ephesus

            *slowly applauds*
            As a poet, I can only love you (in a comlpletely platonic way I swear).

          • Alun Rundle

            Only problem with that is Falstaff is much better stature than the Brain.

            And Truck is sweeter and narfier than Pinky.

    • Tarka TGO

      Cuz he’s a small, pudgy, fluffy raccoon! X3

      And I gotta say… I just love Falstaff as well. The names of both of ‘em are still just awesome, and with above for Truck, Falstaff…. Still working on reasons why I like him so much. He’s just… awesome raccoon. ^^;

      Well, here’s one reason. If those two are brothers (they really seem like brothers), Falstaff is just the awesome older brother. X3

      • Akai

        I don’t know why, but, Truck seems like a girl to me. o.O

    • smiba

      The fluff! That’s his secret

      • JayJay

        Bah! It’s always the fluff!

    • Jesk

      Because .. as raccoons its in our “genies” to be cute.
      Cute is a raccoon natural defense mechanism.
      Sadly cats seem immune to it at times.

      • ToaSoul

        now what size are those jeans

        • Jesk

          Oh well of course I can’t tell that.
          It varies from raccoon to raccoon. Some of us are pudgier then others.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Raccoons don’t wear jeans, it musses up the fluff.

    • Valerio

      both ex aequo cute :D

  5. Xane

    Jeeze but I wanna snuggle Truck he’s so freaking cute

    “Distinct from the nom-enclosure, which is your mouth”

    (Falstaff’s mouth is more of a dumb-enclosure that lets it all out when he opens it) :D

    • xhunterko

      Am I the only one who thought Falstaff was female?

      • volkoseba

        Oh sure, and I bet you thought Grape was female too…

        • xhunterko

          Hey, I’m just asking!

          • JayJay

            He/she kinda does look more feminine in the last panel.

          • LeaahWulf

            I agree. Falstaff is the older SISTER.

    • Marco

      Lets all snuggle him ^^ *Snuggles Truck*

  6. GameCobra

    It’s in our genies? So that’s how they pull off all of those wishes :o

  7. IceKitsune

    I love how they spelled everything its adorable. These two are completely adorable.

    • Valerio

      They MUST meet Peanut! Then it’s overload time!

      • IceKitsune

        If you were to put Truck,Falstaff,Peanut, King and Res in the same place they could be used as an adorable Super Weapon.

        • Valerio

          *swoons with cuteness overload at the thought*

          • LeaahWulf

            AWW! It’d be cuter if they were having a pillow fight with Grape.

  8. xhunterko

    Genies? Can you spare a wish for me?

  9. volkoseba

    Don’t listen to him Truck! You can give up your life of crime and be my pet… free food, and you don’t even have to stay inside if you don’t want to!

    • legendario13

      so…more or less like a cat?

  10. Duck'n

    Truck: What are we gonna do tonight Falstaff?

    Falstaff: Try to eat of course.

    Truck: Awww Darn Fals you didn’t say it right.

    Falstaff: What was I supposed to say huh?

    Truck: Duh…..oh nothing….it’s nothing forget I mentioned it.

    • Secret

      wait, is that a pinky and the brain refrence?

  11. Kimo

    am i the only one reading them in the voices of Pinky and Brain?

    • Whiskers

      I just said something similar to this but a much older reference… unfortunately now I feel old because of it :3

      • Kimo

        well since Pinky and Brain were basically Abbott and Costello re-marketed towards the youth of the 90’s it’s pretty much the same, what we have here are some grade A loyal retainers, we could use the voices of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Fred and George Weasley, Inigo Montoya and Fezzik the Giant… it really depends on your favorite example of the archetype… mine just happens to be Han Solo and Chewbacca… but since Truck doesn’t seem like the roaring type i go to my second favorite, Pinky and Brain

        • holmebrian

          or one more reference “over the hedge”
          turtle and the racoon when they are planning the food heist

          • Frank

            No, no, no. You can’t use Bruce Willis’ voice in Housepets!

            …at least not seriously

          • holmebrian

            is it really his voice if he dosent sound like him

            besides falstaff has the build of a younger bruce

          • holmebrian

            although truck is more like hammy the squirrel

      • Duck'n

        He’s totally right you know the archetype has been spammed ever since William Shakespear’s Hamlet.

        • Frank

          Who, in turn, took it from something older, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind.

    • Duck'n

      yes sir can’t help bur proxy them as voice actors

    • Kimo

      on an unrelated note, Rick, i like the arc title being part of the first comic in the arc

    • GameCobra

      I go more with the Plucky Duck and Hamton J. Pig approach. =P

  12. Whiskers

    Anyone else imagining their voices as Abbott and Costello?

    • Duck'n

      Oooh ooohh me I mentioned that too in the opening strip. If you think Kimo sounds old talking bout’ Pinky and The Brain we must be talking in latin.

    • Perfesser_Bear

      Brilliant! That’s it — the taller sub-genius straight man and the short, pudgy funny man — it’s Abbott and Costello all the way.

      “Hey, Abbott!”
      “I’m a ba-a-ad boy!”

  13. Cyndaquazy

    “Gee, Falstaff, what’re we gonna do tonight?”
    “Same thing we do every night, Truck, …”

  14. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns


    Ok. Just had to get that out of my system.

  15. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

    I’ve been thinking, are crawfish sentient in this universe? What about lobsters? I’m guessing you can’t go to a restaurant and pick a lobster out of tank.

    • IceKitsune

      IIRC Rick said the only fish that were Sapient in this universe are the bigger ones like Sharks and Whales.

    • Duck'n

      I think it’s really tit for tat in the end. Eat or be eaten still seems to be a pillar of animal predatory behavior. Heck several strips back the wolves served extra rare venison to the neighborhood cop! Sooo yeah just food for thought.

      • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

        I just meant that it would be kind of cruel to stick a sentient creature in a tank where it could watch its friends being eaten, waiting for somebody to come along and pick it out.

        • Marco

          Or the fact that you have to place them in boiling hot water after getting them out of the tank! I don’t think they are sentient beings in that universe!

          But then again in the Pokemon world humans eat Pokemon! Man glad this is all PG here!

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Humans eat Pokemon? o_O

          • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

            The creators kind of dodged that question, actually. They didn’t confirm, but they didn’t explicitly deny that some people may eat Pokemon.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Huh (google), it says Farfetch’d is delicious.

          • Neo

            Well dub, either that or they eat a lot of tofu. Plus, 2 things. 1, in the cartoon, you never se any animals other than Pokémon around. 2, in one of the later generation games (I think maybe Diamond or Platinum) it says in a book in the library that if you catch a fish pokemon and eat it, you have to lick its bones clean and dump them in the sea, and afterward the Pokémon will return to the sea alive.

          • Neo

            Sorry, spellcheck made me say dub instead of duh.

            Also, in Pokémon Black version, the trainer card alows you to have a fill-in-the-blank message on your card. One of them says, “I wonder if _ is yummy.” I put Ducklett.

          • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

            Well that’s… kind of disturbing.

          • Frank

            Pokémon prey on other pokémon. Why not humans preying on pokémon?

          • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

            Also weird since in an interview with Game Informer, one of the people was basically saying that people DIDN’T eat Pokémon. Except I guess he never ACTUALLY said, “No, people don’t eat Pokémon.” So yeah.

          • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

            Except I think he also said that people didn’t use Pokemon to power cities or run machinery or whatever which was BLATANT LIES.

            I’m pretty sure the electric gym city in ruby/sapphire/emerald was powered entirely by self-destructing voltorbs

            I wonder if he ever watched the cartoon. Or played the game.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Plus the pikachu-powered generators they used to restart Ash’s pikachu that one time.

          • Marco

            Just glad they don’t show how they get their food! Ash did say at one point how he was craving for a cheeseburger! o.o

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      I always end up keeping the lobsters and crawfish as pets in my tank. Speaking of which, there are domesticated racoons fals. :P … wait, what if these two get domesticated by the end of the arc? :O

      • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns


        But they can be negotiated with.

        Steady food supply, shelter, freedom to come and go mostly as they please? All we ask in return is that you take semi-regular baths and don’t bite the neighbors.

        Really, really don’t bite the neighbors.

        • CHAOKOCartoons

          lol thats how its been with my cat recently! I’ve been trying to get my parents to allow me to give him a collar (themed of course) bu t they think he won’t like it after being 5 years collarles.

          • Frank

            A lesson I learned with real-world cats is: if the collar rings, they take it off. If the collar itches, they take it off. But if the collar doesn’t bother them, they’ll keep it just to indulge you.

            Don’t ask me how they take it off; I’m not that smart

  16. Tech

    looks like all you need is a chart and stick to be smart when your an animal

    • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

      And a follower. Otherwise you’re just lecturing an empty classroom, and we all know how that ends.

      Badly. It ends badly.

  17. D-Rock

    Well, the plan is being made, and we shall see what turns out. Also noticed the story arc name change.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      He tweeted that he decided to change the arc name after he finished plotting it out.

      • D-Rock

        Really starting to see the benefits of a Twitter account.

  18. falcon01

    These two are just too adorable and cute! the new artstyle makes me wana just snuggle them both!

    And thanks to all the pinky and the brain refrences, henceforth forever I will imagine their voices that way!

  19. Duck'n

    HEY RICK if you couldn’t tell already you’ve got me hooked. I’m Really liking your new panel scheme it certaintly helps tell a story. Heck the way it looks right now has me imagineing the comic strip as the opening scene of Housepets! the cartoon show. Quality stuff Sir.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      mabey Rick will make HP 4.0 the cartoon? ;) Or like 15-2O sec scenes in replace of strips!! (i’m getting my hopes way too up way too early)

      • team fabulous

        Maybe, (sniff) just maybe.

  20. Khazix

    Guess Falstaff took that broom to the face harder than we thought.

  21. Vuk91

    For some reason the K-9 unit popped in my mind… Maybe they wont let any racoon sneakishly steal no matter whats in their genetics XD

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      bu t can’t they just be wished away by Falstaf and Truck’s genies? :P

  22. thefirstonethere

    notice the cool title in the first panel. i dont recall ever seeing one like it before.

    • Dissension

      That was introduced in the last story arc.

      • thefirstonethere

        I wish I as a smart as you dissension. :)

        • Frank

          That’s because he’s “dissention”, from the scientific non-enclosure… Bah, no one’s going to get that joke

          • Valerio

            A jock got me. Does it count?

  23. *wolfiejaypaw*

    I already like truck :)

  24. team fabulous

    I still can’t determine what Falstaff’s gender is.

  25. WingedWolfGirl

    It’s in their genies? But they’re not wearing any pants.

  26. Profesor Rod

    Those raccoon are adorable~!

    Devious masky looters |3c

  27. Argent Stonecutter

    So, picking up the trash isn’t good enough for them any more.

    • aicivilwar

      Especially after Daisy started giving it to them as gifts.

      • Valerio

        yup. Took away all the fun! :(

  28. Jman552

    This collection was called garbage day before.

    BAH this collection is also too mainstream for me now. Go hipster me!

  29. ToaSoul

    Their Spelling is….. AMAZING

  30. Hotep the psychic

    Ooooh so cute for truck. I wonder though if they will pull this of….does anyone else see falstaff as slycoopers voice?

    • thebrokeartist

      Sorry no. But for some reason I see Truck as Bentleys voice, but with Murrays speaking style.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      you can’t have Sly’s voice JUST because your a racoon (not even same type). You have to be suave, cool, confident, and slick, then you can sound like Sly. ;]

  31. Adryan

    After he said “see.” I couldn’t stop thinking about him
    with a gangster accent, see?

  32. humanplague

    At least he spelt house right…even if the e is backwards

    • thebrokeartist


      • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

        Ahahahah capslock! Too much capslock!
        I’m MEEELLLLTIIIIIiiiiing…

        • Frank

          Haven’t you heard? Caps lock is cruise control!

          …or Winnie-the-Pooh style writing

  33. Peanut

    I like the mentioning of the arcs name on this but i’m wondering can they fail i mean they don’t deserve food if they steal it.

    • thebrokeartist

      Hey, they’re raccoons. Doesn’t matter if they steal, it’s all about survival in the forest. And stealing is the easiest way of getting food. Plus they’ll propably gonna run their tails between their legs when the see their good old friend Grape.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        They already saw Grape and Max on Monday.

        • thebrokeartist

          Yeah,but not face to face.

          • Frank

            What should we call it then? “Tail to the face”?

      • Marius_Pontmercy

        They could always forage. More honest and less chance of getting injury.

    • Frank

      Either way, I’m sure Rick will make it hilarious

    • Trefoiler

      [Humor me for a moment, everyone... My replies haven't been registering. This is a test.]

      • Trefoiler

        Okay, I’ll try to make this brief.

        I think if these two can hatch a plan, follow through, and despite all setbacks end the night with two full stomachs, they have effectively “earned” those stomachs. Whether or not they were ever entitled to these aforementioned stomachs (while still a valid claim!) is, in my opinion, irrelevant.

        I did have more to say than that, but maybe I used too many big words. I don’t know. They certainly weren’t swear words. Feed the coons.

        • Dissension

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  34. thebrokeartist

    I think this is the first time Rick starts a strip with the animals of the forest, if memory serves me right.

    • Trefoiler

      The Arc Specifically About Being Naked started in the forest. Unless you mean…

      Yep, you do mean. I read it wrong. ^_^;

      Still, I believe this and The Arc Specifically About Being Naked are the only arcs to begin specifically IN the forest. Ain’t that something?

      Brought to you by Trivial Pursuit: Housepets! Edition™ from Parker Brothers.

  35. B. Squirrel

    Awww… Truck is just so adorable!

  36. Kitch

    Aww. Poor, cute, gullible Truck.

  37. StPyre

    this has nothing to do with this comic, but i love the fan-art of king with the keyblade >.>

    • Kitch

      You might want to join the forum and leave that comment there. :3

  38. Argent Stonecutter

    Aha, he’s trying to say “We are, after the scientific nomenclature, Procyon Lotor”.

    Which can be translated “little washing dog” or “early washing dog”.

  39. Baxtrr

    Pro-Con Looters = Procyon Lotors = Rac–

    Aw, dangit. Beat me by THAT much, Argent. :-p

  40. Neo

    Really I don’t get the reason why everyone calls the other raccoon “Falstaf”. Maybe his real name is just “Fals”.

    • Frank

      It’s the tags at the bottom of the strip. It names all the characters appearing.

    • Dragongal

      Fall – Staff, perhaps?

      • aicivilwar

        Maybe one of his entrance tools was/is a staff he has fallen on? (repeatedly?)

      • Doitean

        The people who work there during the autumn season?

  41. aicivilwar

    For voices, I hear Falstaff as a sort of Hong Kong Phooey, and I hear Truck as a sort of Baba Louie. (I watched a lot of Hanna Barbera reruns as a kid.)

  42. orenotter

    Does anyone else hear Falstaff speaking in the voice if Top Cat?

    • John Willow

      Not really but I could imagine Truck as Benny or the guy who is famous for doing characters that say “I’m gonna hug him and feed him and name him George and we will be pals forever and ever”.

      I think Falstaff’s voice would be more like Oliver Hardy

    • Frank

      I thought it for a moment, but figured he was too young for “Top Cat”

  43. John Willow

    Rod and Fens. Hahah!

  44. RockstarRaccoon

    “Pro-con Looter”? Smells Legit.

  45. John Willow

    I wonder. Do the Raccoons get to choose their own names like Miles and his family? If so I’m guessing one of them is a fan of Henry the V and the other can’t cross the street on his own

  46. Argent Stonecutter

    The second panel is kind of hard to read, Truck’s first bubble needs to be higher than Falstaff’s bubble.

  47. Worried

    Am I the only one who reads Falstaff and Truck’s lines as Abbot and Costello respectively?

  48. TinFoilHats

    Heh, I giggled when I saw “It’s in our genies”. Also, I’M BACK!!!

    • TinFoilHats

      So if feral’s have genies, that must mean that they’re mages!!! Man, I wish I was a feral…

      … Naaaah, not really. I’m happy with my opposable thumbs and clothed body :3.

      • Trefoiler

        It was my understanding that they appointed seers of some sort- their primary role being interpreters of the dreams given to them by an omnipotent gryphon deity who had grown restless to find an avatar after having waited five thousand years for his power to be unleashed due to his sacrificing an early lead to his rival who is a dragon and who now had a fully powered avatar of her own with whom he could only compete if he took extreme measures seeing as how the one who released his mana was ineligible avatardom so he turned a human into a dog who became his avatar while the forest animals worship some unlucky pink rabbit*GASP*

        … or at least that’s what I’ve heard.

        And come to think of it… it really does sound like a cult you might start after a night of heavy drinking.

        • Marius_Pontmercy

          One thing I never liked about this comic: the way it plays fast and loose with Christianity.

          In terms of abilities, I’ve always seen the griffin as more of elf or sprite as described in folklore.

  49. overzen

    Truck is quickly becoming my new favorite! <3

  50. flint fang

    heh, Puns.

  51. John Willow

    Oh wait. Truck should be voiced by the fat mouse from Cinderella! It would be perfect!!

  52. Kevin

    Soy de mexico pero me encanta el comic se tradicirlo por qe se ingles

  53. Ih1DmQkmp

    561416 891624Some truly howling work on behalf of the owner of this website , dead great subject matter. 55669

  54. Trefoiler

    Very cute. I’m all a-bustle to see where this leads, and I bet we’ll see that these two are a bit more competent than they let on.

    Why? Because I think they might actually be just as competent as they let on… which isn’t very… and I like to be surprised. ;)

    And since we’re all taking cracks at it… hmm… it may just be because its fresh in my mind… but with Falstaff, I hear a young Martin Sheen, and with Truck, I hear a slightly lower-pitched version of Homestuck’s Clubs Deuce, or Clover, a la the Cooperation Laboratory.

    I still can’t quite wrap my head around the concept of “headcanon”, but that’s what I seem to hear when I read these two. :)