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Mungo has actually appeared in the comic years before the more recent arc. I didn't notice that until just now. Here, take a look.

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You see that blonde haired woman with the camera and the guy next to her. Who are they? They are on King's side of the aisle so could they be King/Joel's parents? I know Joel's mom is dead when he goes to heaven so I'm thinking Rick placed them their as a inside joke that only he would know. It's weird that they are on the third row and by themselves. They aren't with the press so they have to be personal to him.

It's just fun to think about if they were there for that one scene as a really bad joke.


...The guy who might be representing Joel/King's Dad is wearing a blue shirt, that's suspiciously similar in color to Pete's coat. Zach is in the same aisle as the two, and, while looking uncomfortable, can't seem to look away. Lets note that Zach was an Unwilling Prophet of Pete's, and that the entire 'Zach' word family's etymology boils down to 'Memory of God', and, Joel himself has 'Zecheriah' as his middle name.

While Pete verbally told King he didn't consider this wedding to be real, it was as if he left a silent reminder that he considered the wedding a farce. From Joel's 'Father's face, we can get the picture that Pete barely sees this wedding, and yet has already seen enough, has spoken his piece, yet smells something fishy, and is pointing a judgmental finger.

...That implies something disturbing about Pete's actual relationship to King, and possibly about Pete's ascension.


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Not sure what and all I can add to that, but Zach is looking at Snow's pups in the front row. It's really subtle, but if you look closely, he's looking in their direction, while the pups are pointing at him. My guess is that they still haven't learned that "that one isn't lunch."

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pretty sure "the guy who might represent King's dad" is Jerry Arbelt which explains why he's in the same row as Zach. and maybe the woman is his plus one? maybe she's a vet like the love interest for Jon Arbuckle in Garfield, who Jerry is based on. if that's the case she may also be King's vet.

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pretty sure "the guy who might represent King's dad" is Jerry Arbelt which explains why he's in the same row as Zach. and maybe the woman is his plus one? maybe she's a vet like the love interest for Jon Arbuckle in Garfield, who Jerry is based on. if that's the case she may also be King's vet.
The problem with that is Jerry Arbelt is not in the tags. As for foreshadowing, Mungo wasn't in the tags until after the strip where he became a named character. Same goes for Bailey and Terrance's respective first appearances.

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Touche.

...Though, I'm finding it interesting to note that he only seems to wear that specific shirt(Or that specific color of shirt?) on two occasions: Said wedding, and when he's bringing Zach into the picture.

But, hey, I guess weird coincidences are a possibility.

Even though it seems like colors are supposed to mean something in this comic to at least somewhat of a degree...


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Maybe he doesn't own many clean shirts ...


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Sergeant Ralph's tail color is consistent within an arc, but every so often it will switch to the dark brown of his back and muzzle or the lighter brown of the rest of him. Some of this could be attributed to the dorsal side of his tail being darker then the ventral, but definitely not every instance.
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every time it's different the story is taking place in another universe where everything is the same except for Ralph's tail color. also he's slightly bigger

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What did Pete mean when he mentioned off-handedly to King, " Don't worry about Sasha, she is protected." Was Sasha going to have a bigger role in the great contest than she eventually played? Or is this a hint of a yet-to-be backstory about our ditzy, long-suffering enchantress?


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What did Pete mean when he mentioned off-handedly to King, " Don't worry about Sasha, she is protected." Was Sasha going to have a bigger role in the great contest than she eventually played? Or is this a hint of a yet-to-be backstory about our ditzy, long-suffering enchantress?


My guess would be either an idea that never came to fruition or just something he said because he could without meaning anything. It was Year 2 and everything was still being developed.

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On my first read I took it as Pete just brushing off the issue so King wouldn't worry.

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On my first read I took it as Pete just brushing off the issue so King wouldn't worry.
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Like "Don't worry about Sasha waking up and accidentally overhearing or getting involved in any way" or some such

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I heard a bit more in Pete's comment than you and Bandit did, partly because it came in the context of Sasha's "Daddy" locking her out in the frigid night and our awareness that he treats he badly as a routine. So I assumed that some Celestial had resolved to guard her from deadly harm. And, like Fen, I wondered if this comment might hint of some future role for Sasha that Rick decided not to elaborate after all.

......yet.

But, as you and Bandit indicated, maybe that's all there ever was. However you might conjecture about its "deeper implications", King's curbside "sleep-over" with Sasha remains one of those moments of unexpected tenderness that keep us all reading the comic. Regards.


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King built Sasha a heated doghouse after that to assure that scene never repeated...maybe Pete actually foresaw that coming.


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That's a novel theory ... Subtle and it makes sense.


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I believe that the Dragon is disguising as one these cats

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JonnyNova Wrote:
http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/08/18/in-bed/

"Three years from now when you nearly drown"
So Rick Griffin had the Jungle Fever arc planned 3 years before it happened. Also there's a comic in that arc called "wettest fur contest", referencing this strip again!
Dang, Rick. Well played.


That's not too unusual. Arthur Conan Doyle used that gimmick a lot, making references to some of Sherlock Holmes's cases well in advance of their actual stories.

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Image The torn poster is of Peanut


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One of Maxwell's rare sweeter moments just after he bares his hurts to the world ... always got a smile out of this episode.


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I love how the posters are suddenly blank in the fourth scene.

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Daisy, of all dogs, is quite buff. Look at those guns.Image


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Not to mention ... intelligent ... and articulate ... and insightful. She sure startled Fox and friend. :D


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This is clearly foreshadowing. I mean this is the first thing he says when he first appears in the comic. Considering what happens to him for the next ten years...
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I was going back to some of the older arcs and noticed this was different. At first i thought i was just crazy but then i remembered that i saved the old version of the pic to use for a King voice reel a while ago.

I'm not sure as to why it's different now, or when this happened but it's intriguing...
Not like it's a bad thing either though, don't get me wrong-
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Huh, that is odd, the punchline in the one you showed seemed funnier to me

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Maybe Rick thought that the viewable situation made King's last lines sort of redundant? Could also be the humor of the jump cut felt better to him without that dialogue.

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I was going back to some of the older arcs and noticed this was different. At first i thought i was just crazy but then i remembered that i saved the old version of the pic to use for a King voice reel a while ago.

I'm not sure as to why it's different now, or when this happened but it's intriguing...
Not like it's a bad thing either though, don't get me wrong-
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So, when the comic went up, it had the longer text in the last panel ("Or, yeah, you could do this. ANYONE could do this... I am SUCH an idiot"), but about an hour after launch, people started suggesting it would be better with fewer or no words in the last panel. Two hours after launch, Rick Griffin admitted that he wanted to remove all ambiguity, but felt he "stepped on the punchline" so he changed the strip (to "I am such an idiot"). 15 minutes after that, he posted again clarifying his reasoning for the change. That would be the end of the story, but when the new site was implemented on July 4, 2016, for reasons unknown to me, the original picture was uploaded instead of the updated version (my guess is someone grabbed the wrong image file; my impression of the site transition was it was a bit chaotic getting everything up and running). It lasted like that until sometime after June 19, 2018 when it was re-replaced with the version with the less text in the last panel and that is what persists through today.

As for posting pictures from your computer, you need an account on a third party hosting site to do that, but because that method done cheaply deletes the images from the forums after long enough and the attachment feature is available and works almost as well, I recommend just sticking with that.

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Is it just me, but did the kangaroos get a bit of a redesign? Specifically their legs. Or is it just me?
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http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2016/01/06/in-hot-water/

As compared to how they look now.
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Their legs seems much more plantigrade now.

Is it just me, or do they look a little like one of the trial designs of West of Heaven? I’m honestly not confident but wanted to ask

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Tappy Too Wrote:
I was going back to some of the older arcs and noticed this was different. At first i thought i was just crazy but then i remembered that i saved the old version of the pic to use for a King voice reel a while ago.

I'm not sure as to why it's different now, or when this happened but it's intriguing...
Not like it's a bad thing either though, don't get me wrong-
http://www.housepetscomic.com/wp-conten ... -you-2.png

(I don't know how to post pictures here like most of you guys do it without it being an attachment so this is how I'm doing it for now)
Story time!
So, when the comic went up, it had the longer text in the last panel ("Or, yeah, you could do this. ANYONE could do this... I am SUCH an idiot"), but about an hour after launch, people started suggesting it would be better with fewer or no words in the last panel. Two hours after launch, Rick Griffin admitted that he wanted to remove all ambiguity, but felt he "stepped on the punchline" so he changed the strip (to "I am such an idiot"). 15 minutes after that, he posted again clarifying his reasoning for the change. That would be the end of the story, but when the new site was implemented on July 4, 2016, for reasons unknown to me, the original picture was uploaded instead of the updated version (my guess is someone grabbed the wrong image file; my impression of the site transition was it was a bit chaotic getting everything up and running). It lasted like that until sometime after June 19, 2018 when it was re-replaced with the version with the less text in the last panel and that is what persists through today.

As for posting pictures from your computer, you need an account on a third party hosting site to do that, but because that method done cheaply deletes the images from the forums after long enough and the attachment feature is available and works almost as well, I recommend just sticking with that.


That’s interesting because he put the updated version (the bad one) In the actual physical copy of year 3. I’m glad I saved the old one too.

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It lasted like that until sometime after June 19, 2018 when it was re-replaced with the version with the less text in the last panel and that is what persists through today.

for completeness sake, I can tell you Rick switched it back over to the final version on October 1 when Obbl pointed it out to him.
and for accuracy, there were a few strips like this, with second version uploaded after the fact, and both versions went into the archive on the new site. Obbl gave Rick a list of all the duplicate strips, but for this and one other strip the wrong one got deleted and stayed up until recently. Obbl can probably let you know what the other one was, and I'll just see how many times I can type Obbl without it being annoying.
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Obbl will never be annoying to read. :P

I’ve just been looking at how much more complicated Housepets has gotten since the early days. Not that it’s a bad thing, but definitely not as simple as it was at the beginning.

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Agreed on all counts, Doug, and I much enjoy the extended stories. But also miss some of the zaniness of the first years, especially with Peanut and Grape. Such is life and literature, eh?


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I'm sure other people made this connection before as it's pretty obvious in retrospect, but I only just put the pieces together.
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I had this suspicion since the Rufus kiss, but Maxwell may have actually been a barn cat at the sandwich household when he was younger and moved out at some point. Going to hold onto that theory. x3

Also, I knew my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. Max's tummy fur grew in One Cat's Treasure. Grape's tummy fur grew in the short but sweet Pillow Fort arc. :3

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I don't know if this has already been said but, when Bino calls Fido "Lord Byron" is that a reference to the romantic poet Lord Byron (or Baron Byron)?

In his time, Lord Byron was very well known too. Popular even. So the connection does make sense.

It's canon that Bino reads poetry.


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Tappy Too Wrote:
I don't know if this has already been said but, when Bino calls Fido "Lord Byron" is that a reference to the romantic poet Lord Byron (or Baron Byron)?

In his time, Lord Byron was very well known too. Popular even. So the connection does make sense.

It's canon that Bino reads poetry.


Finally, a good trait associated with Bino, was bound to happen eventually

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That is a pretty cool connection. I thought that Fido's surname was already "Byron," though, but that would make it better if Bino was aware of Baron Byron with that commentary.

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Speaking of Bino, rereading revealed two details I somehow missed while reading the first time:
1. Joey is also Fido’s brother, guess it’s genetic if Bino breaks up with Duchess for a rabbit or something.
2. Bino tried to be a police dog


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