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Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'? 
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Post Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'?
This is something that may have been brought up before, considering the several years Housepets! has been going (I certainly noticed Valerio—I think it was him, at least—allude to it in a past strip's comments section), but...

In the Fido's Return arc, in two consecutive strips: and

Bino's owner is referred to as 'Jake'. Later, however, we see he appears to live with Maxwell (something the Cast page confirms)... and Maxwell's owner is tagged as 'Jeff'. The Cast page also indicates Jeff to own both Maxwell and Bino.

Is this an inconsistency? If so, it might well be the only one I've really noticed. Rick does a good job making nods to old continuity.

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Post Re: Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'?
2 words. Ret, Con.

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Post Re: Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'?
One is his middle name!

Or, more accurately, Rick presumably changed it.

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Post Re: Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'?
If my pets had reputations like theirs I would change my name too. :lol:

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Post Re: Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'?
I did the same question a while ago and Rick told me this:

Jeff is Bino's owner. Jake is Joey's owner (though he has not appeared in the comic yet). These two along with Ryan (Fido's owner) know each other since elementary school and are friends since then.

The reason why Bino's owner is referred as Jake in that strip is that Rick was still not sure about the owner's names yet so he mistook them and never bothered to fix it.


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Post Re: Bino's Owner - 'Jake' or 'Jeff'?
Hmm, thank you, Gren. I wonder if he'll go back and fix it if Jake ever makes an appearance?

Thanks, everyone!

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