Fox’s and Bino’s relationship is now doomed. Yup.
I think Peanut would be a much better friend. Together they will read every book ever made, and beat up Bino when they’re bored.
Doomed it is. Say goodbye to the dog club, best pal moments. It wont be good!
that’s fine King and Fox make a way better friend team anyway
Yeah! They’ll make their own Good Ol’ Dogs Club! With card games and actual relationships!
You People are ~Evil~
Actually, here’s an idea. How about Bino gets turned into a HUMAN? Maybe that will straighten him out?
Bwahaha! I bet it would! And it oddly makes perfect sense.
huh… Nice going Sky! Never thought about that That definitely would make things even… Nice reference to the comic where bino gets punched in the face :3 “Bino is dead now, yup”
No, no, better yet! He gets turned into a cat.
o-o wow. THAT would be hilarious! And It could actually work! Good idea
Wowsers, I’ll bet Pete could handle that…
Whelp, all is fair in the game of love and war, as I like to say.
Sorry, Bino. Well, not really. I’m kind of looking forward to seeing your little ego crushed. As for your heart…well…I don’t think you actually have one, so…
GO SASHA! GO FOX!
Why did that go through as a reply?
Please ignore the irrelevance to the topic.
That happens when you click “Reply.” If you’re on a mobile device, it’s not hard to make the mistake. :3
And thus I learned why this comic is called “Love and War”.
I beg to disagree, right now nothing has happened.
Nay, right now Fox has realized he is almost made a potentially fatal mistake.
Potentially fatal? …It’s Bino. BINO. What’s the worst he could do?
Kill himself in an attempt to get back at Fox.
I think that the worst Bino could do is turning all the Club against Fox
I hope something does Sasha could use someone better then that rotten bino
“Rotten” Bino? Is he a zombie now? That’s great! What being in march and all, halloween is only a few months away!
I’d take Sasha over Bino as a friend any day…
I would prefer King as a friend over them both.
How about both of them?
No! You must choose between one or the other.
The one you don’t choose will be executed. Make your choice.
But you don’t have to choose between King and Sasha… only Bino and Sasha. King remains a friend either way.
Does this mean that the ‘war’ half of the arc will commence soon? Or have we gone through the ‘war’?
a happy fox is a good fox and a sad beno well is a sad beno
we all knew this would happen but they both do look like a good couple.
Alt text: Tony/ I’ll end up in a ditch just like Tony. But knowing fox, that’ll probably be Bino…
Well, it didn’t matter too much.
Rick, do you really like like these big see-through bangs? ‘Cause they ain’t working for me.
I like it :/
I also like em
Im also not digging them.
Neither I. I Don’t like how most characters are getting a couple or a crush.
With all the comments Rick has gotten about art style over the years, I think any further commentary is bound to fall on deaf ears.
You win the comments. Everyone else can go home.
Aww, but DA-ADDY!
Then what are we to do when this arc is over. It’s obvious what’s going to happen, so obvious I saw it from the first page.
They’re easier to draw, and you can still tell they’re bangs. Nothing else should matter.
Oh, Bino’s gonna be maaaaaaaaaaad!
Ooooh nah he did’nt! *does a head bob*
Erf Yeah >.< But Not ONLY Bino
After all, what about all the other Good ol' dogs club members who would have liked to actually try to court Sasha, but Because of Fox.. threw the date?
How many of them when hearing Fox tossed the plan out the door and claimed Sasha for his own after getting everyone else to ruin their image to her… will react?
Tough cookies. His problem.
Fox and Sasha make for a better couple anyways.
Aaaaand Fox likes her in more-than-a-friend way
It was bound to happen eventually. But i’m kinda glad it did!
You know, with Bill being Fox’s dad, I wasn’t nearly as surprised of Fox not having a girlfriend as not having a mother.
lol Well good luck Fox your a dead man now
phht, Bino couldn’t even think about hurting Fox without getting his knee caps shattered! XD
I smell Bailey coming to her cousin’s rescue. I smell another broken muzzle..!
You’d be surprised, apparently Bino has regenerative powers.
Like Captain Scarlet?
More like Jack Lord playing Steve McGarrett in the original Hawaii Five-O. He’d get the stuffings beat out of him in one scene, and in the next scene he’d be perfectly fine.
Or (since no one else is saying the ‘T‘ word): Terminator.
Ok, but *which* terminator? I’m guessing liquid metal man?
Oops, sorry — the T-1000 model (not to be confused with the Pontiac T1000 — the redressed Chevrolet Shoveit) of course.
X-men movies’ Wolverine powers.
yeah I’m sure Fox can take Bino, actually I think anyone can take Bino
Fox has injured him 3 consecutive times (I believe it’s three).
that we know of we will never know how many times Fox has hurt Bino, because we don’t know what happened before the comic started
Your forgeting something Fox ;D
Such as… ?
… Maybe the fact that when Bino finds out Sasha likes Fox, and that Fox COMPLETELY blew the plan (Even though it was working in the first place, oddly enoyugh.) and how he is now jeopardizing his own life, along with the fact Bino is probably going to freak out and go on a rampage?!…
… Who am I kidding. Bino will just be mad. VERY. Mad. X3
Yeah, that pretty much sounds like how it’s going to be.
Youse going to get a visit from Boris and Yeltsin.
Yeah really… ‘EY! WADAYA THIN YOUSE IS DOIN?! *more FACE*
[Like the new avatar BTW ]
That’s my old avatar. Don’t know how it slipped in.
Fox looks so happy in panel 3 XD
Yes, was hoping Fox and Sasha would hook up
The number of people who have been predicting such an outcome is simultaneously bananas and through the roof.
Bad, bad dog. No biscuit.
At least he didn’t compare it to Romeo and Juliet…oh wait.
The subtle alt-text jokes are the real killers around here.
Alt-text: Tony / I’ll end up in a ditch just like Tony
Major respects for Fox stopping himself before this turned into a musical arc. I shudder at the thought…
Depends on who’d do the acoustics. And I can think of a certain cyborg squirrel who could probably manage that!
I’m famous. *shot*
I think that there is a lot of potential in the characters if one day Rick wants to do a musical-arc, and it wouldnt be bad at all …. Les Housépets
maybe He could do it for the next Imaginate arc
I thought he already did that with the Guys and Dolls arc?
He did, but I’m with Gabe on this one. A Les Housepéts arc would be pretty awesome.
Agreed. Then we could have most if not ALL the characters, instead of just a few.
AND I”M JAVERT! DO NOT FORGET MY NAME!! DO NOT FORGET ME!!!…24601….
Hmm… Yeah, I like it — that would be beyond awesome!
Don’t forget Fiddler and Keys! Those 2 are definitely needed for any arc involving music.
Fox is now happy and doing the love dance, I’m worried that if Bino finds out it will be a disaster.
Probably will when he finds Fox’s yellow bandanna with sasha
Oooh yes, good point.
Or pick up Fox’s scent. He is in charge of scent cataloging after all.
*giggles* West side story. Ahhh Fox, Can’t say i’m not happy for ya!
I can think of over a hundred outcomes to this…
and only about 10% are good ones
bino will be in a killing mood come Friday.
I think Bino will have to get in line behind Tiger first, if any character is going on a killing spree I think it will be Tiger first.
I think I forgot, why would Tiger have something against Fox?
Fox would have been involved in teasing Tiger over his name which, incidentally, is the same as that of a large cat. :3
also just how Tiger seems in general (think I spelled that wrong) he talks about death and killing a lot, like his Grinch song, when he told Bino he’d kill him and his whole family, he’s rather unstable
saw that coming from so far away I had time to build a three story house for it to live in once it got here
Ba dum pshh
Fox is smart. Singing about your crushes in a public area doesn’t really work out too well outside of plays and movies.
Love makes people do silly things.
I’ve noticed. As long as they don’t get out of hand, or cause unneeded harm. But let’s see what happens.
lol..oh thats funny..the thought of bino and fox being ruined as friends over this. of course its not. fox how could you?! no i mean really, i was thinking it wasnt gonna get worse. this just got worse on so many levels for fox.
“Keep the hankie, those things aren’t so sanitary. Mythbusters said so.”
Let reality sunk
…then it will struck him
Will Bino turn Joaquin Phoenix mode after finding out the plan failed? No more Sasha to hold in his arms? ._.
Sasha: This aught a keep him confuse for a while…
Fox: B-bump b-bump b-bump (manga style heart pulsing)
Fox: I’m siiiiinging in the snow; I’m siiiiinging in the…
Wait a minute… uh-oh!
I can just imagine Bino in the bushes with half his face coated in a white mask
Bino – “I had gave you everything….made your song take wiiiiinnngggg aaaannndd now…how you repayed me….denied meeee….AH!! Stupid squirrel!”
If this were a bit sooner after King’s Girlfriend punched him, the “white mask” could be a muzzle cast.
I knew this would happen. In fact, I was rootin’ for it to happen, but funny enough I’m not sure if that’s enough to say they’re together now. I mean she could be just grateful to Fox for making her day better. Either way, cute to see Fox now has a crush on someone, even if he’s gonna be kibble if Bino finds out what happened.
Good Luuuuck Fox, you’re gonna neeed it!
Interested to see where this goes.
Fox may loose Bino, but gaining Sasha is always a plus!
I see Bino getting injured… again… really, REALLY soon.
And I’m OK with this.
Because I loathe Bino with every fiber of my being.
I finally found my long lost twin!!!! Do you like transformers Pokemon and power rangers too???
Hmmm. With those, you may need to specify the iteration
Engage the love triangle!
With Sasha involved it’s already a non-Euclidean construction.
So, one could say of Rick “… and he built a crooked relationship”?
I’m thinking more Bermuda…
SOX for the win!
PfffHAHA! That is the best pairing name I’ve heard since Pepper and Tony being called Pepperony.
That’s the exact same paring name I thought of in MY mind due!!! XD
We could also have,
Bino + Duchess = Dino
I could see them together. They’re both jerks. XD
Yes! YES! YES! YES! I AM SO HAPPY AND HOW THIS TURNED OUT! and never seen fox so flabbergasted! Rick you made my day thank you. now I can sleep happy cause fox is happy plus sasha deserves a mr perfect with all that she been through.
I’m not gonna lie, I actually enjoyed the dynamic Bino & Sasha shared. But I also don’t have a dislike for Bino. Oh well. Fox will be breaking the bro code if he dates Sasha; never go for your best friend’s ex!
But what if your best friend’s ex goes for you then what?
Run! Run like Joseph did when Potiphar’s wife cornered him!
I am happy that this revealed his feelings for her.
But still, guys, we are not ‘hating’ Rick. Which means Fox is prone to just cool himself off and forget he had thought certain thoughts.
I’m loving how Sasha is lifting her leg during her kiss on the Fox’s cheek, all lady-like. Heeeheee~! :3
I foresee violence, fire, plagues, and famine. IT’S EASTER OF 2009 AGAIN!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! *runs into a wall*
I’ll get a Ice Pack *sigh*
*walks to freezer*
Well Fox sure looks happy, but I can’t say the same for Bino when he finds out. I’m glad Fox found a interest in someone else. However, he’s gonna go through an awkward situation to choose between his friendship with Bino, or his new relationship with Sasha. I believe the most noble thing to do is to respectfully tell Sasha you can’t go through (tough decision) with the relationship. Don’t get me wrong I would be pretty enthusiastic about the two getting together, but I think this would cause Bino to have another item to add to his list of woes which could cause some violence or evil scheming from Bino
That may be the most noble thing. The most sensible thing, however, would be to tell Bino to talk to the hand (inane expression, but the most PG one I could think of) and to go for it with Sasha.
It’d split the Good Old Dogs club in two, but at least we’d know which side is the Brotherhood of Evil (the side that sticks with Bino).
Is the other side gonna be called the Brotherhood of Steel?
Cuz’ it’d be cool.
despite all the scheming , everything fell apart
cause Fox couldn’t hold back the goodness in his heart
now his feelings and friendship will be put to the test
is it just me , or it’s gonna be a gigantic mess ?
Your poetry wins you some awesome points. Redeemable for several dog biscuits, or bacon.
I kinda feel bad for Bino. Even though he’s selfish and obnoxious this is his best friend and his girlfriend possibly running off together. Who else does he have? But on the other hand how could he/we not see something like this coming?
“Who else does he have?”
No-one. He can die now. Good riddance.
That’s rather unnecessarily harsh.
Yeah, I mean… he’s a jerk, but he’s OUR jerk and no one deserves to die…. except those who have intentionally killed thousands of inocent people, they can die now.
We have those in the Housepets! world?
He technically still has a bit of loyalty of at least half the club; and, I think, at least also Peanut’s friendship. I’d say Grape’s as well, seeing she did kinda come off as an on-off unofficial member of the club in the earlier strips of this whole series, but that’s questionable at best.
I hope Fox and Sasha get together; Sasha’s so sweet, she deserves someone who’s not a jerk XD
Keeps breaking up with Bino for other dogs, for no actual reason.
I’m not getting you.
Wait, when were the other times she broke up with Bino?
You can’t think of any good reason to break up with Bino?
No. Sasha is the jerk here. Breaking up with him on Valentines day. Which is a huge jerk move. The only time I felt a huge pressure of hate on Bino is when he did that mean thing to King.
Yeah you are right there, but I don’t think she deserved having half the neighborhood be rude to her. I still think Bino is the bigger jerk in this situation (Fox too if you really think about it)!
No, really, the whole Sasha-Bino relationship is a travesty: Bino has no redeeming qualities and brings absolutely nothing to the relationship but neglect: he only does anything for her when someone pushes him into it, he takes her completely for granted, just like her jerk of an owner.
I do agree with you, that it was indeed a low-blow by Sasha to dump on Valentines day of all days, but I think Bino might still have a much, much higher ‘jerk’ rating than her. Afterall, there has to be a logical reason that there’s no rule that would cause expulsion from the club for causing him bodily harm. Right?
In fact I’m wondering if she’s attracted to Bino BECAUSE he treats her like her owner.
Cue ‘peanuts’ happy doggy dance music.
Everybody, Street Mambo!
That would be Awesome! Yup Rick, now you have to draw Fox doing the Snoopy happy/ Funtime dance.
well blow me over, isn’t that just the cutest thing to happen to Fox? He deserves some happiness rather than being on the sidelines. Go Fox!
Welp, I guess I have to let go now. I’ve always had a crush on Fox and dreaded this day since I first thought of this couple. Then seeing it actually happened was too uncanny for me. But it would make you guys and Fox happy. Have having your ship accepted.
(No, I am not leaving. In case you’re thinking that.
Chekov’s bandanna… I feel an “Othello” moment coming on.
If fox gives bino a http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheReasonYouSuckSpeech then this arc will be perfect
Game over Bino. Lets all celebrate for Fox’s and Sasha’s relationship <3
This, is going to get reeeaaaal interesting here soon. o.o Though, I’m glad Fox was there to cheer her up.
I don’t absolutely hate Bino, but personally I’m actually kinda glad his plan was ruined. Sasha may be a ditz, but that doesn’t justify having others emotionally abuse her just so he looks better in comparison.
I see this going one of two ways: first, Fox and Sasha get together and all are happy (except Bino) or second, Sasha will go back to Bino, and Fox’s heart will be broken.
Of the two, the most likely scenario is the second. Since Sasha states that Bino forgot the anniversary of their THIRD break-up, there is an obvious pattern of on-again/off-again with the pair that they probably use in order to keep some kind of dramatic turmoil going in their lives, even if subconsciously. Either way, in some aspects, Sasha is just as much a self-centered jerk as Bino is, although she can be forgiven for it because of her home life. After all, children (and pets) learn what they are shown–and frankly, her Pet Parent is a disgrace.
Of course, going that route, one can also forgive Bino HIS jerk-ness, if you consider that he is probably that way thanks to feelings of inferiority when held up next to his brother, Fido.
Also, given the description of Sasha and Bino and their relationship on the cast page–yeah, they’re going to get back together.
There will be a rumble tonight.
SO CALLED! IT!!
WHAT A PLOTTWIST O.o
I don’t mean the fact that Sasha kissed Fox and that he has now a crush…
…I mean…HE HAS SPARE BANDANAS?
That really shocked me somehow.
By the way I really like panel 2, it’s really sweet.
Who wouldn’t dance after that or falling in love?
Fox… if you start running now, you might make Mexico before Bino finds out.
Why run when you can dance and frolic!
“You can dance and frolic to Mexivo” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
“We don’t need no steenking nametags.”
Okay — I can’t wait to see Bino’s spit take when he finds out…
Lol someone is going to be in the dog house..
I’m actually looking on the long term now, would that teach Bino a lesson in humility?
If so, then GRAB IT BY THE FREAKING LEG FOX
“When you’re a pet, you’re a pet all the way!”…
Hmm, I liked Sasha and Bino. I am probably one of the few who hopes after that arc it will return to that.
You know, a thought just surfaced:
What if this arc ends, leaving a cliffhanger on Friday?
The reason to hate Rick Griffin: Coming Soon
Fox you’re one lucky son of a gun. But you’re also one unlucky chum.
Better start running and better start hiding, cause Bino won’t stop chasing you, until you’re crying.
I sense that Bino will not be a happy camper.
I had a feeling this would happen
YES! No offense, Bino, but Fox is a way better boyfriend than you, and you kind of brought this on yourself by setting up this whole thing in the first place. Here’s hoping things go well for them.
Oh, and alt text for people who can’t view it: “Tony / I’ll end up in a ditch just like Tony”
I saw this coming. Fox is too nice of a guy to be mean to Sasha. They sort of just fell together. Also, who cares if Fox gets kicked out of the good dogs club. Then he can just go hang out with Peanut!
Aww, Fox looks so cute when he’s in love.
And the return of Foxie-Bon~! x3
Does Sasha have a brother? I really don’t want King to get stabbed like Riff >.>
Sasha lives with her creepy “dad” only.
I would describe him less creepy and more “lifeless, seriously abusive, and messy”.
Oddly enough, those lyrics immediately made me think Blue Jean rather than West Side Story.
Sasha is so sweet.
Oh and I am so happy for Fox that he got the girl. Wonder what Bino’s reaction will be…
(My 1st comment, hope for more to come. Will not use 1st again, so don’t worry. )
ahm Fox….small it advice for you boy…When bino asks this comic strip didn’t happen…
“There’s a comic strip about us?”
What’s that brown thing under Sasha’s tail in panel 2?
Uhhmm.. Her foot.
More precisely, her calf.
Yup. . . Love can be funny like that.
Fox’s Bino senses are tingling.
L-L-L-LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLE!!!
NO POINT IN SITTING DOWN FOLKS!…. cuz ya know fox is gonna win.
Now I’ve got that in my head… the playlist begins…
Fox and Sasha make a really cute couple and should stay together, also fox could take Bino anyday.
He met Sasha a long time ago. He simply just became her boyfriend. XD
Thanks for that strip, Rick.
Now I know that Sasha has a flock of hair in fron of his eyes.
Sasha is a girl.
I probably have missed something but I was wondering when did Sasha have the white portion on her left side of her muzzle?
You’re seeing her bangs.
I Feared this would happen…
Awwww~<3! So cute. :3 I'm very curious as to what will happen next. The only thing I kinda don't like is how short Fox's jacket is.
No long rant this time. Though I can’t say I am happy for Fox here. He and all the dogs knows how Sasha treats her dates, Bino most infamously, though he survived it because frankly as much of a jerk as he is he doesn’t have anyone else and would rather be with someone like her than no one at all. Fox on the other hand has a lot more backbone and selfrespect, I can’t see this ending well for anyone.
Ha, the strings have played out! Love ya, Sasha!
I hope Fox and Sasha become a couple. Fox and BIno will probably fight and Fox will win then something will happen to the Good Ol’ Dogs Club.
I find all the “YAY FOX AND SASHA ARE A COUPLE NOW” comments to be fascinating. Are you folks all taking Blind Optimism Pills? o.O
Sasha just kissed Fox on the cheek and said good night and thank you. She’s a naturally affectionate dog and probably hasn’t thought twice about having done it. Either there is no Fox/Sasha Thing from her end, or (highly unlikely) she’s chosen Fox to be her new boyfriend without actually telling him that.
And the whole point of the fourth panel is that Fox, who may never have been in love in his life, has just realized that this crush of his flies in the face of all kinds of common sense. He may not be under threat from Bino, and I don’t think any of the dogs REALLY wanted Sasha to begin with (except maybe Rex and Yeltsin, the latter of which now wouldn’t go near her), but he is as aware as anyone of what she does to her boyfriends and I don’t think he’s loveblind enough to think he’ll be any different.
Sasha remains cruelly shallow, flighty, and self-centered; Fox remains altruistic to a fault. It is possible they’ll try to become a couple, but it will quickly become “let’s see how long infatuation can conquer reality”.
River_Dragon was right. Fox and Bino are a forever-breakup-makeup couple, it’s part of their dynamic. The only thing different about this cycle is that Bino’s best friend has gotten himself in the loop, which won’t end well for anyone.
Fox and Sasha. Psssshhhhyeahright. We haven’t even MET the OTPs for either of them, say I.
OTP? One Time Pad?
One True Pairing. One of the many, many, many bits of jargon from the shippers (and I don’t mean the people that move cargo over the ocean).
Insane fan reactions are often the most enjoyable part of the comic. :3
I look forward to seeing where Rick takes us.
Rick could make Bino get FACED’ in the mouth again? You know sometime at the end of this arc?
Has anyone seen My Best Friend’s Girl?
I wouldn’t have said it the same way as Baxtrr, but I’m essentially thinking the same thing. Sasha is an adorable sweet heart, but there’s no doubt in my mind that she can be amazingly inconsiderate at times. As a character, she seems to function solely by her emotions and what she wants. As cruel as it may sound – especially for the lighthearted tone of this web comic – She probably put no more thought into kissing Fox and the consequences it may bring then when she broke up with Bino on valentines day, or when she went out with Fido that time when Bino ended up injuring him self. if she feels like doing something, she does it.
Now about Bino. Much in the same way of how Sasha probably didn’t think twice when she broke up with him on valentines day or when he injured himself, Bino probably didn’t think twice that he’d actually hurt her with his plan. In the end, what they share is that they’re both incredibly selfish. The only real difference is how they go about getting what they want. Sasha uses her charm and her vibrant personality, meanwhile Bino uses his resources and his friends.
Bino is a plotter. As for Sasha, I guess I’ll quote one of my favorite singer’s and say that she’s ‘a paper bag’. In retrospect of writing this, I can’t help but think that either Bino’s relationship with Sasha is incredibly complex or that I’m just being pretentious and over analyzing this web comic like some kind of high brow movie critic. Whatever the case, regardless of what happens, the last four panels are adorable.
P.S – Bino deserves not our scorn, but our pity.
what will happen between bino and fox? hope King doesn’t get into this
Fox outta be careful because he just got himself in a awkward situation. What’s it gonna be Fox? Will you betray your friend for his ex? Or. Will you rise to the challenge and make sure no ones hearts are broken including your own. Were all rootin for you to pull through this.
Good job stabbing Bino and every other dog in the back Fox just so you can get her to like you!
Okay it was unintentional. Still, that’s what it looks like.
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