A Holiday at the Zoo
Not As Dirty As It Sounds
Keene gets trapped in the ferret pen.
Comic: "Not As Dirty As It Sounds" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 11
Dates Published December 2nd - December 26th 2011
Featured Character(s)
Miles, The Wolves Pack, Keene
Previous Arc
Spots and Stripes
Following Arc
Housepets Babies!

A Holiday at the Zoo is the 49th arc in Housepets!.


  • The Wolves Pack
    • Miles
    • Lucretia
    • Miles' cubs
      • "Darth Vader Sanchez"
      • "Rockstar Hawk"
      • "Deathaxe"
    • Daryl
    • Other Daryl
    • "Four Finger Discount" Jack
    • Elaine
    • Cousin Rodney
    • Snow
    • Poncho
    • Natalie
    • Uncle Deadeye
    • Lucretia's mother
  • King
  • Keene
  • Karishad
  • Jeeves
  • Mr. London


King returns home from his emotional trip to Kansas, wondering if the Miltons will let him work for a cell phone. He asks Miles what he was up to while he was away. Miles replies that he and the rest of his family went to the zoo's late-season event, to King's shock.

Cut back to a few days ago, Miles comes up to the ticket booth of the zoo. The receptionist isn't paying attention, as she's arguing about being on break. Miles orders fifteen tickets before the receptionist turns around and finally realizes who Miles is, though he claims that he has enough leashes for everybody.

The zoo owner is concerned about the presence of wolves causing a panic, and orders animal control to monitor the situation, hoping that they'll pass off as big dogs. Things quickly go south when a woman mistakes Miles as a member of the petting zoo, and upon realizing he is a feral wolf, faints into his arms, which people misinterpret as Miles grabbing her.

Meanwhile Keene is up in a helicopter, when Miles calls him to explain the situation. He commands the pilot to take him to the zoo immediately. Two guards are seen discussing the situation when Keene strides in and starts making demands. The two don't recognize him at all, so he gives them his ID. An officer tries to escort him out, so Keene hands his tag over. The cashier tells him he can't come in without paying so he hands over his credit card. Finally, in a sneaky move, Karishard asks for ID. Keene, completely frustrated, gives the fox his entire collar, and is immediately locked in the ferret pen.

Elsewhere, Jeeves brings Mr. London, Keene's lawyer, to the zoo owner for the mistreatment of the Wolves Pack.

The wolves, coming off the effects of the tranquilizers, are escorted home by Jeeves, while Keene frantically tries to get their attention from within the ferret pen, but ultimately is ignored.

King is confused on why Miles considers being shot by tranquilizers an 'enjoyable' trip. Miles explains to King that these things happen, and that sometimes that they can or can't control it, and the important thing is that everyone important to them made it home safe. Back at the zoo, Keene cries to be let once again.


  • The rest of the Wolves Pack are introduced; "Other" Daryl, "Four Finger Discount" Jack, Elaine, Poncho, Cousin Rodney, Snow, Lucretia's mother, Uncle Deadeye and Natalie.
  • Keene is locked in the ferret pen, where he is trapped until What Money Buys.

Trivia Edit

  • This is one of the few arcs where every member of the Wolves Pack appears.

Story Arcs
Imaginate! | The Game | Cat Tail | The Raccoons | The Adventures of Spot | Fido's Return
| Mouse Mouse Revolution | Thematic Arc of Questionable Quality | The Zoo | The Grove |
Housepets Christmas | The Yarn Ball |
The Further Adventures of Spot | The Vet | A Mouse Named Spo | Zap! | Fall of the Pridelands |
The Continuing Adventures of Spot | A Sinister Shadow | Roadtrip Woo | Down At The Farm |
Money Sharks | n-ple Date | The Uncanny Adventures of Spot | The Visitor | Oops I Arced |
It's A Wonderful Dog's Life (All the King's Men) |
Ocean's Two | Imaginate, Too! | The Present | Spot McCloud Presents Comics |
Dog Days of Summer | Theme Park World | The Adventures of Stripe | Movie Night |
Scaredy Cats | Noob Tube | Hope of the Pridelands |
We're Snowed In! | The Preeminent Adventures of Spot | The Arc Specifically About Being Naked |
Not All Dogs | The Great Water Balloon War | Let's Imaginate Macbeth! | The Interview |
The Case of the Aztec Gold | A Respite In The Country | Spots and Stripes | A Holiday at the Zoo |
Housepets Babies! | Show Business | What Money Buys | The Mall |
The Critical Review of Spot | The Trial in Heaven | Let's Imaginate Guys and Dolls! |
Testing Grounds | Taking Cover | PsyCon | Getting Physical | PsyCon2: PsyConner |
The Retroactively Continuous Adventures of Spot | Temple Crashers |
All Hallow's Ween | The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dog |
One Cat's Treasure | Love And War | Jack of One Trade | The King And I |
Jungle Fever | Yes, Jessica, There Is An Opener Of Ways |
Let's Imaginate And Then There Were None! | What's The Story? |
Tiger's Very Own Super Special Television Show! |
Heaven's Not Enough, Part 1 | The Interlude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 2 |
The Ineptitude of Spot | Heaven's Not Enough, Part 3 | I Need A Vacation
All Hallow's Ween: Resurrection | Rabbit's Foot | Pageantate! |
Maternal Instinct | Wolf's Clothing | Ea(s)ter | The Future of Tomorrow, Today! |
All's Fair, Part 1 | The Plot Against Spot | All's Fair, Part 2 |
Housepets 5000 BC, Part 1 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 2 | Housepets 5000 BC, Part 3 |
Special Delivery |
The Spot-tacular Spot | Flip That Den! | Fort Pillow |
The 4 Animals You Meet In Heaven |
Puppy Power | Real Stories of the K9PD | Snow Joke |
Save the Date, Part 1 | Save the Date, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 1 | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crashers, Part 2 |
Temple Crashers 2: 2 Temple 2 Crashers (Part 3) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crasherser (Part 4) | Temple Crashers 2: Temple Crash (Part 5) | Temple Crashers 2: First Blood Part 6 |
Temple Crashers 2: Oops (Part 7) | Temple Crashers 2: Final Crashers (Part 8) |
Temple Crashers 2: Epilogue Crashers (Part 9) | Call o' th' Wild |
Directed To Video | The Hot Springs Episode | Hot Springs Encore |
The Maxwell Thing | Hearts and Minds