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  1. B.Squirrel

    Uh- oh. This can’t end well.

    • Gabe23

      Usually a “Dear John letter” is iven because the author of the letter has found a new lover … could this be the case ?

      • B.Squirrel

        I certainly hope not! Bino seems to be finally starting to mature, and a breakup may cause him to regress.

        • Vinta

          Haha. Bino. mature…. You’re a joker.

      • Duster

        I don’t think Sasha would be THAT cold hearted. Nah more likely than not she’s just being her normal, random, bubbly self.

        • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

          don’t forget she was trying to date Fido while they were still dating, so this could very well be the case. My vote’s on her trying to win King away from Bailey. King of Hearts is rising from the dead

          • IceKitsune

            But you forget Sasha thinks that Fido is single remember? I dont think she is going to try and break up an established relationship.

          • SomeRandomGeekNamedBrent

            I was being facetious, I don’t actually think that either. But it doesn’t change the fact there might be someone else. maybe Tiger. or Marvin. or (insert other unlikely candidates)

          • Gabe23

            It could be anyone, but my bet goes to Fox … I hope I am wrong, but he is my candidate

          • Argent Stonecutter

            If it’s Fox, Fox doesn’t know yet.

          • ironhandsoverign

            It being Fox would ironically fit in with the beginning of this arc where Bino made a crack about Fox not having a girlfriend.

            Like the universe saying, “Suck it, Bino.”

        • Pokeblue

          I’m with you on this one. A large part of my brain just screams that, that’s just Sasha acting like her normal, happy self. We’ll find out on Friday.

          • UniversalDragon

            No it’s all a sign that she has found out how to make minions of the undead and is now going to release loose ends, she just doesn’t want to be emotionally attached to Fox because she might be thwarted by him and the emotional attachment would just make it worse……so there is strategy to the madness…….. Well played Sasha, well played *noda head in respect*

        • Gabe23

          I want to change my candidate, after seeing Ricks comment ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/02/13/swapping-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-125333 ), my bet goes for Peanut know, yes it sounds extremely crazy … but who knows

      • Kitch

        This IS Sasha, so we won’t know til Friday.

      • The_Rippy_One

        I think Sasha is only aware that a “Dear John,” letter is one that is given from a gf to a bf, not that it is a break up letter.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          Oh, that makes a whole lot of sense!

        • IceKitsune

          That is pretty likely given how Sasha normally is.

        • Jason

          Exactly what I was thinking,though Bino probably won’t find that out until later…Poor him.

    • PunkRocker

      Sasha should get in with King! Rock on!

  2. IceKitsune

    lol what the heck Sasha! she is such an air head yet its so adorable.

    • B.Squirrel

      She knows exactly what’s going on. She just hides it inside and puts on a stupid, blissful face.
      Kind of psycho killer- esque, but in a good way!

  3. Gabe23

    White chocolate isn´t technically chocolate so no one is in danger , how considerate Bino !

    • Welsh halfwit

      It’s White Dog Chocs?

    • volkoseba

      Well, it may have trace amounts of theobromine… but “trace amounts” vs. what’s in dark chocolate is a significant difference.

  4. xhunterko

    Well, we did Valentine’s day cards too. It was, sorta fun.

  5. IceKitsune

    So I wonder why she is breaking up with him?

    • lifebydeth

      Oooooh, so thats what the letters about.

      • Wilford B. Wolf

        I wonder how many young’uns know what a “Dear John Letter” is these days…

        • redwolfmatt

          i would guess not many. they more than likely just call them “BUT’s” these days… “break up texts” that is XD

          • CHAOKOCartoons

            *gasp* why I never!!… okay mabey once or twice, but the point is that I learned what a Dear John letter was when I was 11… THATS 4 YEARS AGO BRO! >:|

        • Duster

          Elementary my friend It’s gossip 101. To be “in the know” one has to know these things.

        • Frank

          To test that theory, I shall ask my younger sister.

          She said “it’s a movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0989757/) isn’t it?”

    • Perfesser_Bear

      So I wonder why she is breaking up with him?

      Gee, you suppose it might have something with his taste in date movies?

    • Gabe23

      At least she did it in a non-romantic place … near an hydrant

  6. Xane

    “Well I really wanted to make out with Fido for Valentines and I can’t do that if we’re together so I’m breaking up with you for 24 hours…”

  7. GeckoZY

    Bino’s face in the last panel is priceless XD

    • Duster

      Hahaha it’s priceless to have Bino look so clueless! At the same time he looks so shocked, poor Bino.

      • b.Squirrel

        First time I’ve actually felt sorry for Bino.

  8. Marco

    Oh boy this doesn’t sound to good at all! First his Mega-Ball is gone and then suddenly this “John”? .__.

  9. Duster

    Oops lol! Oh Sasha you say the darndest things!

  10. Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

    Bruno’s face in that last panel, oh man.

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I got you a heart attack!

    • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

      Bono. Vino. Bino.


  11. Gato

    I bet she is now with poncho.

  12. Wilford B. Wolf

    As time goes on, I swear Sasha is smarter than she lets on.

    • TD

      Of course she is.

      Of course, she isnt’ a genius either, but she certainly is much smarter than her actions indicate normally.

  13. Marco

    Bino might just go all out and contact “Cheaters” ;)

    • lifebydeth

      “bad girl bad girl, whatcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they spy on you” I know its for cops but it still works.

  14. Gr8fulFox

    “She sent me one of those ‘John Deere’ letters!”

    -Dumb & Dumber

  15. Valerio

    egad, Sash-y looks as if she had a BEAK! :O

    • Val Kilmer Batman/AsimovSideburns

      That’s just her hair tuft and snout silhouettes overlapping

  16. 2MK

    Who really wants to show off some presents at a lavatory?

  17. CHAOKOCartoons

    :O…… Sasha, your suposed to just leave him the letter! Thats what makes the Dear John letter so DEVISTATING!

    • Duster

      Yeah Sasha, It’s like the old version of breaking up via a phone call or a text message. It’s usually not supposed to be “nice” and it’s certaintly not something you just hand someone willie-nillie!

  18. AleColin

    Did anybody else realize that Sasha has a heart brown spot on her leg.

    • thebrokeartist

      Yeah she’s had it since Rick changed his art style. Still not sure if I like Sashas new style thou.

  19. Valerio

    A ‘Dear John Letter’
    Now everything is clear.
    I can’t hate you, Rick. Nossir.

  20. Gray

    LOL poor Bino, even when he tried to be a good dog, he can’t get his way.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      *sigh* now I’ll never see Bino smile like he did in pannel 1 will I…? :{

  21. Musclecar326

    Im not sure why but in this comic, bino looks like a younger child yet not in his teenage years. I say this since he has cartoonish appearance in the first 3 panels. While sasha looks like one of those teenagers who loves to party and be wild

  22. The Wolf Kin

    And for once, I feel sorry for Bino.

    • Duster

      I know right!? Bino for once looked genuinely kind of “Happy” for a change. Oh well so much for that.

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  24. fastbreak333

    Ooooooo… that’s gotta sting.

  25. Vuk91

    I think she stole a human letter, wich is for John. Little cute tief :3

  26. Profesor Rod

    Sasha is so sassy sometimes~ |3

  27. D-Rock

    “You count, you’re better at it” ? Sure, let’s go with that.

    What a start for their date.

  28. shade

    ouch..thats going to hurt when it really sinks in. its just hitting him now,wait for it people..its coming.

  29. TheFoxWolf

    Is it me or is Bino being unusually adorable for this arc? As for the letter, my own personal prediction is that Sasha is just being . . . uh . . . Sasha. Maybe she doesn’t specifically mean she’s writing a ‘Dear John’ letter, but more of that she wrote a letter for Bino (Hence the ‘Dear Bino’ comment. Basically, I guess what I’m saying is that she probably doesn’t even know what a dear john letter is. Or maybe, for some reason, she literally wrote ‘Dear John’ on the letter?

  30. gameangel147

    I really like Sasha’s new really hip look. Though she is bad at delivering bad news.

  31. Draven

    Oh… well… that was unexpected.

  32. hrairoo5er

    Uh oh. This doesn’t look good.

    On a side note, do you pronounce his name as “Bee”no or “Bye”no? I’ve never really been sure…

    • Kitch

      Officially it’s “Bye-no”. But I like using “Beano” anyway. =P

  33. GreighVonGottreich

    XD Oh god, a Dear John letter XD

  34. WingedWolfGirl

    No, Sasha, You’re doing it wrong.
    You’re supposed to wait at least a day, maybe a week AFTER V-day to dump that on him.

  35. Argent Stonecutter

    SASH… Y!

  36. Cyan Leopard

    You know most of the time I feel like Bino gets what he had coming to him, but today I kind of feel sad for him. Poor Bino I will give you hugs today, but only today you jerk.

  37. Jman552

    First… my superball….

    and now this?

  38. Sweet the Sour

    So, think about this, to everyone in-universe, has everyone always looked like this since the beginning? Also, poor Bino.

  39. thebrokeartist

    Wow this kinda makes me wanna put out another game, how things will end up with these 2. But since I put out a game I’ll say this.
    The grand prise at the moment is 1 cat costume, 1 bow-tie, 1 pair of sun glasses, 1 red&blue 3D stereoscopic void glasses, 1 Stetson, 1 fezzie, 1 Screaming blood cult VI ticket and 1 six-cylinder engine. Come one come all and enjoy this game. Guess all the couples that will be seen in the movie theater and separet characters. The one with closest call will win the grand prise. The betting booth will be closed on thursday at some point, but I will inform when the betting is off. Come play, enjoy your time and have fun.

    • Argent Stonecutter

      OK, my prediction is that Rippy is right: it’s not actually a “Dear John” letter. But Bino storms off before she gets a chance to read it, and starts throwing himself at Duchess on the rebound.

      • thebrokeartist

        And what is your bet?

        • Argent Stonecutter

          A ceramic jet glider just like Nausicaa’s. But you’ll have to show up in Second Life to collect.

    • Jesk

      lets see…

      Max and Grape (one will look unhappy But Max chose here to try and get free snuggles grape is either upset.. or.. so into the movie she doesn’t snuggle him)

      Tarot and Peanut.. (with tarot being “Oh I just foresaw us here” )

      A wolf couple

      King and Baily ( king is in Baily’s lap scared )


      Oh and Tiger alone ( “oh yeah thats only half as bloody as what I’d do to _____ ” the blank being.. any of the dogs that make fun of his name )

      • thebrokeartist

        And what shall you bet sir/madam?

        • Jesk

          I think i’m a sir *cheeks* yep I’m a guy and… um…

          I bet this plate of raspberry cookies!

  40. Mega Creep

    oh… poor Bino.. though he is our chew toy..

  41. Argent Stonecutter

    Rick’s going to have to try harder if he really wants to tick off his readers. I mean, it’s only Bino.

    • thebrokeartist

      You should be careful what you say. Rick has already done quite alot of thing that have made crazy both in a good way and bad way. After all, only he can make something as funny as this into something really dramatic.

  42. Zane

    And I learned something new. Yay learning.

  43. Perfesser_Bear

    The best thing about Sasha’s gift to Bino is that it’s exactly his size.

    Incidentally, the Alt Text is:

    “the hydrant is such a romantic spot”

  44. Z24

    No way Sasha is that ditzy. She must be trolling

  45. Gamecobra

    “Oh, Johnny Bino. Let me count the ways I love you.
    One Fido, Two Fido, Three Fido…”

    *Watches Bino tear some paper apart*

  46. Hotep the psychic

    how did i know this would happen yesterday? *facepalm*

  47. Natalman

    …I suddenly get the feeling that this is not gonna end well for anyone…

  48. Gatuno

    What happen with the letter ‘B’ on Bino collar?

    I mean, I know this is the new drawing style, but the letters on tags was cool…

  49. bhPixelFire

    If she legit breaks up with him I will feel sorry.
    The only time he’s actually happy, and he loses it?

    Even Bino doesn’t deserve that.

  50. Baxtrr

    I think it’s a real Dear John letter. Sasha has demonstrated many, many times that she finds Bino disposable at a moment’s notice or not worthy of much forgiveness, e.g. abandoning him in the hospital to date someone else or threatening to staple his ears to his eyeballs for regifting her.

    I also think that this isn’t Rick’s “you’re going to hate me” moment… that’s going to come as part of the backlash from this decision, when someone hooks up with someone else and causes major emotional trauma and the destruction of a beloved relationship. My money’s on Fido slipping off the fidelity wagon and shattering Sabrina.

    • bhPixelFire

      Sabrina would make him never born.

      • Kitch

        Maybe that’s the “war” part.

    • Rick Griffin

      Not QUITE that bad. You’ll see what the aim of the rest of the arc is by Friday. Monday for sure.

  51. I'll Eat Yourself

    She’s so happy. :P

  52. CrazyAce

    That “Dear John” letter kinda reminds me of a chick-flick or some other movie, like “P.S. I Love You” or “The Notebook” or something else.

    • CHAOKOCartoons

      believe me, NOOO it doesn’t :P

    • shade

      isnt there a flick called “dear john” sounds just like that,what your talking about there.

  53. Barz

    Bino ain’t the most perfect dog, but I have noticed him trying to better himself lately
    . He did get her something on her B-day. He actually “tried” planning a date for Sasha. Got “white chocolates” which is a bit safer to eat, and he just gets slapped in the face with a probably real dear john letter ouch. If its a real letter than I can understand him being upset all the time from now on.

  54. Li

    FINALLY. Good lord, I was beginning to wonder when she’d get rid of that useless, cowardly ass.

  55. team fabulous

    Ok, the John in the letter is either to another dog or to master chief petty officer John 117

  56. team fabulous

    Ok I was joking about M.C but still, I don’t think she meant to cause him to storm off like this, for she quickly said Bino to replace the name John. It probably meant that she was using the letter as a template.

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