Yay! More Bailey!
She’s wearing her scarf backwards XD
Well she was probably sleeping before and heard him come in, everything gets messed up when you sleep
Well Fox seems pretty messed up, and he hasn’t even gone to sleep yet.
Or a female dog turns her scarf backwards when she’s engaged.
HEY! Watch your language! XD
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maybe its like that country tied up blouse thing
since she obviously has nothing under it
I love Bailey. I also notice she’s wearing her wedding ring from King. It’s so sweet. X3
And she’s wearing it on her fat doggy finger.
But it’s on her right hand, not her left. Perhaps she’s just not clued up?
“Get down!!! Find cover! GO, GO, GO!!!!!” Another water balloon fight of the ages? Or will Fox convince Bailey to come with him when he goes to see Bino? I can see that working out much better than anything else… A little convincing
If there is, I wanna get my stuff for it.
Its good to see her still cruising around, being forward on direct replies. XD
Is not that simple Bailey … or is it ?
Considering how long it took her to get together with King…
They knew each other for a few nano-seconds before King fell for her. Bailey took a day to realize it. Fox has known her about as long as he’s known Bino… time is relative (as we all already know from Pete’s experience).
All good things for those who wait?
Uh… The exactly same thing happened between her and King, you forgot? XD
Clue yourselves in, guys ;3
I say “not.” Decidedly not that simple.
Over thinking everything there Fox
if he wanted to shoot a hypotetical, he should’ve asked King first
That said, Bailey has a history of seeing through hypotheticals. The first one King asked her had a beat panel followed by “Let’s cuddle.”
No matter what order the questions were asked in, it would have come to this eventually and it’s not like more time between the event and the hypothetical would change the answer.
and the war starts… :O
Or there could be no war if Bailey stands behind Fox just glaring at Bino. XD
But what if, Bino doesn’t remember who hit him.
with that force probably
he’ll remember when it happens again
Send Bailey to inform Bino.
I remember there was a nice FACE written somewhere…
Perhaps it will start with a good old-fashioned pillow fight?
uga fuba guga… whatever.
Go for it Fox! It’s now or never champ!
I Didn’t know you were a baseball fan, Valerio
now, wouldn’t Sasha and Fox dancing as mascots of that team be THE TOTAL AWESOME? I’d buy tickets only to see that
That is the silliest name for the pairing XD
SOX and DINO! Most people probably don’t remember what Bino said after meeting Duchess XD That would make an interesting plot twist :3
Soxa perhaps, to even it up a bit? (two letters from each, instead of two from one and one from the other)
I support SOX, but I am not very confident that it will happen (yet).
Subtlety and hypothetical situations rarely mix well.
It takes some serious cranial horsepower to pull it off, but it is possible.
But it’s an easier source of laughter if it’s done wrong.
(Most RomCom standards leave me facepalming too much to actually watch the movie/show.)
Well, try and be a little more convincing next time Fox.
Fox needs to write book about his experience of love and friendship!
Fox – “Dear Princess Celestia…you’ll be happy to know that after some lonely years i’ve finally found the gift of love, but it came at the expense of losing a friend…it turned out that friend was willing to step aside in the name of my happiness, so i learned that the bond of friendship can over…”
Fox falls to the floor. Bino walks out of the room holding his weapon of choice, an old fashioned frying pan
I’m sorry Marco, I couldn’t resist
You should also apologize to Grape for stealing her frying pan bit, and apologize to every MLP fan, ever.
*BAM* Bino is KOed as I walk out with a wooden rolling-pin.
Sorry Bino, cartoon-style antics only get’s more cartoon antics. And if anyone wants to know why I wouldn’t hit Grape for doing something this, two reasons, one she’s a girl (I don’t hit girls), and secondly she’s a cat (I’m a cat person really).
three: she’d beat the stuffing out of you?
THIS MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD
Haha somehow I know someone would say MLP references! =P
Hehe thats funny go fox do what Bailey says and just ask her out
I actually laughed out loud. XD I love Bailey. X3
Eh. From what I’ve seen, dating a friend’s ex usually doesn’t pan out too well… on the other hand if you don’t try you might regret it forever!
Quite a dilemma over there
well when that friend isnt really a friend and the worlds biggest jerk, yet the ex is this bubbly cute amazing person then well who cares about the dating the friend’s ex stuff ;p
Luke Sky… said “I care”… to Leia… *ahem* after she made the comment about Han being “quite the mercenary.”
Bubbly cute amazing frivolous unreliable …
Just sayin’ it’s not all one-sided.
Also this proves my theory that fox is smart with everything but girls so cute I am loving this arc so much.
Fox kinda sounded like King in that 2nd panel there.
Yes, he did. A lot..
which is just one more reason why Bailey knew the who and answer to the hypothetical X3
Oh, goodness, this just makes me love Bailey more.
Oh, Fox, forget that bully and marry Sasha already
Hey, wait for the King’s wedding first
A double wedding ceremony perhaps, with Pete as the Preacher?
When He says “til death do you part,” He MEANS it!
Good gosh, it’s not that simple. Bailey shouldn’t treat it like it’s an easy thing to just say, “Yeah, stab your friend in the back and get with his girl after she dumped him, and you promised to help him get her back.”
I mean, this isn’t a frivolous kind of situation! This is some serious Lancelot-Guinevere stuff going on here. We all remember how that ended right?
Totally. Not to mention, why does everyone seem to think she’s going to treat Wolf any better than she treats Bino? Bino was really trying to be a better boyfriend. She dumped him on pure whimsy, not anything he did.
I mean, I’m not a huge fan of Bino, but Sasha strikes me as the kind of person who may be naturally bubbly and carefree, but treats people dismissively and uses them as long as she feels like it, because she’s cute enough to get away with it. Just like THOSE girls irl.
did anybody else notice the wedding ring on Bailey’s finger?
Technically, engagement ring. Doesn’t seem she and King are married yet judging from the lack of a wedding band. Pretty sure King would go for that, too.
whoops ^w^ my bad, yeah engagement ring. and you’re right they are not married yet
Epic wedding will be epic. And yes, I had noticed.
It would be nice to see a close up view of the ring!
“Warning: if you can see this ring THIS close, your face may be in danger.”
does it say that on the ring?
Probably not. We’d have to ask Bino considering he’s the only one we know where that would be applicable.
I agree with Pokeblue. When a lady gets a ring, she normally gets a case of “slack wrist” in front of all her friends, and anyone who notices it.
And the stone would leave a lovely extra indentation at the center of the crater! So from now on we’ll have to write it:
I did!! XD
Best gift king could give Bailey is the key to his soul, I mean watch to his soul.
I’d say hook up with Sasha, Fox, but the problem is that you agreed to help Bino get her back. Just how do you report that to Bino, anyway? “Mission failed, but I now have a girlfriend”?
It will involve a complicated scheme requiring years of spy training, thousands of dollars, and the President. Or we just hit Bino with a bat in the spot that causes amnesia.
psst, don’t forget the aliens!
Oh, wrong HP!
And the alien robots.
Robots say DELETE. Rolling trash cans say EXTERMINATE!
Sorry guys but even the end of the world can’t get rid of Bino. Man, he’s persistent pooch.
Some serious problems are sure to arise if they do hook up. I’m pretty sure Bino will get pretty mad if his friend says “Sure I’ll get you two together” and comes back later saying “Guess who your ex-grilfriend just got together with?”
Okay, to most of those who answered to my original comment: What?
YAY! Fox and Sasha are going to get together! I hope Bino doesn’t freak out too badly. Fox let him down gently. He needs to learn a lesson from this, but you shouldn’t lose your friendship if you can help it
I hope Bino’s brain freezes and he ends up in the care of Nurse Ratched.
Maybe he’ll end up being cared for by “HELOOOOOOOO Nurse!”
That’s not even nice. Nurse Ratched would lobotomize him quick like.
Although ten points to Griffyndor for the One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest reference.
waaaa look at her, she looks so cute wearing her ring that King gave her
*blinks* WHAT??? I-I mean……WHAT??? I know I have a lot to catch up on, but when did King and Bailey get engaged!? Which arc do I read to see this!? I HAVE TO KNOW!!! IM SO HAPPY FOR HIM!!!!
*coughs lightly* Sorry, I… lost control for a minute there. Got too excited. *ahem*
Just read it all. Cried a little bit. I always liked seeing those two together, and now they’re getting married! I can’t believe it! And now Sasha and Fox might hook up too. It seems like everyone’s playing the matchmaking game now ^-^ Now if only we could get Grape and Peanut together…
They’re each happily taken.
Peanut is with Tarot.
Grape is with Max.
Grape sees Peanut as a -brother-, not a romantic interest.
Dissention, I wouldn’t be so sure “happily’ is the best term. Not trying to be a Nazi here, but remember what Tarot said to Grape in their first conversation?
Seems to me that some possibilities were left open…
But I’m still hoping for this http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/04/30/just-friends/ to continue.
I still ship Grapenut ^-^
It looks like Bailey is smarter than Fox since she knew right away in a split second of what Fox is saying.
Gah! Bailey is going commando! D:
She’s wearing her bandana. They’re only naked if they’re not wearing anything.
Bailey, life in your mind is like a box of chocolates, you always know whats inside. 2 you like and the rest will make you sick. ;P
Technically, being canine pretty much all of the contents of a box of chocolates will make her sick.
Not the white chocolate.
Yeah, but how many of those are found in your average box of chocolates? Personal experience suggests “not many”.
(Assuming it’s not some custom order, in which case “average” goes right out the window.)
The ring <3
A lot of people saying that Fox and Sasha are going to get toghether, well Fox sure likes her … BUT, is the feeling reciprocal ?
I think it might be, due to Fox just being nicer in general than Bino.
gotta love Bailey… Oh, wait King does already :3
Huh. Surprisingly refreshing to be skipping past all the romantical shenanigans. Thanks Rick!
Just wait. Sasha will be back with Bino before he even tries.
Or, worst yet, with a wolf.
Or just compromise and mack with Bino.
Well bailey love to see that straight to the point attitude again. Nice of you to show support for you’re cousin, but do you know it’s Sasha?
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I agree with Bailey. ;3
Why are Bailey’s eye like that? They’re look crossed.
Incorrect. She’s looking at Fox, who’s directly in front of her.
More Bailey! Though I thought she was living with someone else. But I’m just happy that I finally know how to spell aneurysm.
As shown in previous strips, Bailey lives with Fox and Officer Bill, these days.
Dawwww, love is in the air. Also, I didn’t realize how big Bailey was compared to Fox. Maybe she’s just fluffier.
Huskies do get a REALLY fluffy winter coat.
I kinda thought it was due to the fact that she must have lived most of her life on a farm, which to my knowledge requires a lot of work. I thought she would have built up a lot of muscle.
That’s the best comparison between country well water and city tap water I’ve ever seen.
And yes, it could be from Bailey throwing hay bales around
Never heard that expression before.
I say go for Fox. I wanted you and Sasha together from the beginning. Maybe Bino can hook up with Duchess. They surely are perfect for each other.
My brain broke.
Did you fix it?
Well, I guess Poncho can go with that girl from the zoo.
+1 to that idea. I was wondering when we’d see them again.
As a bonus, nobody knows her name so they can’t make up a “shipping name” for them.
Yep that what I would have said.
and then both Fox and Bino have a showdown to settle this triangle before both see Sasha passing by, together with Boris.
Yannow, before, I used to think that Sasha was the wrong party for her sudden break-up (been there, felt that, wasn’t marginally funny ), but now that Fox might be someone more worthy her time, I’m actually enjoying the idea.
And what about Bino? Gonna end with a friend and a girlfriend short now? Left to the hubris of his own broken, haughty self?
…Sheesh, poetic XD
But anyways, here’s a thought, maybe Bino could learn better if he had another girlfriend. Not someone as soft as Sasha is, but maybe a female who’s more demanding, more forceful and who could impose herself over him. Someone like… Mmmm…
Nah, that’s overkill XD But yeah, someone who could at least act like her, what you guys think ?
Well it sounds weird, but I think the only one who could somehow survive a Relationship with Cerberus is Kevin.
But your Idea with Bino and a other Girlfriend is quite interesting.
Cerberus + Kevin? That’s… disturbingly fitting.
to be honest I don’t like these weird couple names, but yeah somehow they would fit….They would break bones…Pete’s Bones and Bones of other People.
Glad to see Bailey is showing up more in the comic. She adds a good dimension to the cast.
Hooray, Bailey! She’s (almost) always the voice of reason — even after the bad patch when her family abandoned her. She’s the keel that helped keep King afloat, dealing with his issues. As @lifebydeth observed, she’d probably be the one to stand behind Fox when Bino finally got the news. I think she and Grape are the only members of the Housepets gang that Bino fears. Any coincidence they’re both strong women?
That said, is it me, or is Bailey slightly bigger than Fox? The older strips seem to bear it out, too.
Alt Text for the Hover Challenged:
“You have to at least knowingly play along, that’s in the trope rulebook!”
Surprisingly, the fact that Bailey is taller than Fox was mentioned in a guest strip. This is actually one of the few times we see her and Fox in-panel like this to be able to tell the difference in height. The second time we see Bailey (first time King saw her, too) they did look the same height, but that was with an earlier art style. They haven’t been in-panel like that after that arc until now. The rest of the time, they either weren’t together or at different camera angles, which makes height a little difficult to judge.
Didn’t realize this would be that long an explanation…
I googled “Trope”, and spent almost an hour before I got back here.
Resistance is… kinda cute, actually.
@Cursed Gardener– Oh, my, you must have missed Rule 385:
TVTropes ruined my life, and it will ruin yours too. No exceptions.
Do not visit that site if you have anything else to do. For, like, all day.
Yeah, that site is surprisingly addicting. Though I must admit, it was a good site to stumble upon by accident, and does show other viewpoints of whatever you’re looking for.
Yea, unless you have 100% TVTropes hyperlink resistance(TM) like moi, you shouldn’t go to tvtropes.org
Is anyone else reminded of Bailey’s response to King’s hypothetical love situation? I’m getting the strangest sense of deja vu, here…
Is it just me or is Bailey buffer than Fox? She looks a little bit bigger compared to him. Cause the last time we saw her, she was definetly about the same size as Fox.
Well, no surprise as she used to be a farm dog, while Fox is a suburbanite.
Ok there are two things I would like to see cleaned up. First, what’s the deal with the pillow? (Does Bailey normally sleep on the couch or something, full house and all?)
Secondly, why is everyone so sure that Sasha broke up with Bino? Yes Fox said it, but where did he get that info from? (He got it from Bino.) And where did Bino get that idea from? Bino got the idea from Sasha’s “Dear John/Bino Letter”, which could easily have been misinterpreted. After all, didn’t Sasha say it was a “breakup anniversary”? Her letter easily could have been just her way of “remembering the day,” rather than actually a way of breaking up. Is that such a stretch to believe? (After all, it IS Sasha we’re talking about…)
Personally, I have my doubts as to Sasha’s intent on the letter.
Wouldn’t it be interesting to see this all get sorted out by Fox asking Sasha out, and then Sasha revealing the letter’s true intentions. Talk about breaking Fox’s big heart! I mean, getting up all the nerve to asking someone out, and then having that someone use the friend bomb on you. (been there…)
Reason to hate the writer? Seeing a honest-to-goodness good character heartbroken?
Oh, we can do way worse than that, if you’re looking for genuine romantic-Armageddon scenarios: it’s not much of a stretch to see Bailey and King getting dragged into this mess simply because they have such strongly differing opinions on everything from love to Sasha (King sees her as an oppressed slave, Bailey sees her as, well, a dog) — an argument over what to advise Fox or Sasha to do could lead to some genuine “We Hate You Rick” situations…
I hadn’t thought of Hailey and King’s varied attitudes — as King does tend to anthropomorphize (small wonder, there). Well, there have been lots of “We Hate You Rick” situations… He doesn’t seem to have lost a lot of his readership — and I suppose those who left went on to lend their over-brimming talent to far better webcomics. Or not.
Oh, bother. Bailey with a B, not Hailey with an H. Stupid confuser keyboards made for human hands.
I feel bad for Bino, honestly. I really like him, despite him being a jerk, but still.
It has already been established that when it comes to hypothetical situations Bailey favors the most straightforward solution.
Bailey look like big STRONGK RUSSIAN HUSKY, compared to Fox.
country girl did a lot of her daily exercise
I totally just heard the accent there.
Bailey for the win. She’s so awesome.
Bro, this is me ALL THE TIME! Just freaking tell her you like her, already!
HA! I was right, i knew for some reason bailey would be a part in this. you’ve done t again Rick,
this was expected and i’m just going to say this. Does ny1 know wat will happen next
I am undecisive about this.
I love how happy Fox is…
But it still seems wrong.
I am just gonna sit back and see what happens.
Trying to keep it hypothetical? Well,you failed.
Forgive me for asking a stupid question, but why does their house look trashed and abandoned? I thought Fox lived with Officer Bill?
The lights are off, giving it a trashed / abandoned look from the shading.
either that, or Bailey trashed it herself cause she was bored. Dogs like to do that. Oh wait… that’s cats. lol
-1 for the cat insult.
In my defense, I only bash real cats. Housepets! cats are cool.
i hope fox doesn’t pull out the “i’m just pretending to be with her just to dump her so she’ll get back with you” excuse with bino.
that would… definitely break her spirits
I think Kaiserbix means that he would lie to Bino and say he was going to dump Sasha but *conveniently* never get around to actually dumping her. I don’t think Bino would fall for that, though.
no I don’t think Fox would do something like that.
He already proved sometimes, that he has the Guts to stand up against Bino.
Bino wouldn’t do anything when he finds out, that the dog who gave him the FACE is actually the cousin of Fox.
Just wanted to say that I managed to find this comic a week or so ago and have read all of them and now am caught up with the updates. I am absolutely in love with this comic, the characters, and the humor of it. Great job Rick, thanks for the awesome comic, and can’t wait for more updates!
me too. this comic is better than most cartoons out there.
x3 I like the thought of them together. <3
All right, I wrote a transcription for this comic and then I got carried away and wrote some for three other Housepets!™ comics that have not been transcribed until now.
Who knew Fox would end up this way too?
for some reason the look on bailey’s face reminds me of certain other comic with a fat orange cat
is it just me or Bailey doesn’t seem to take fox’s question that serious ? ^^” (probably since she doesn’t know 100% what he got himself into)
couldn’t give any better advice for fox myself though
*is confused* why is Bailey in Fox’s house?
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