I Need A Vacation
I Need A Vacation
The end of the Cosmic Game brings all new challenges.
Comic: "Meanwhile In America" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 9
Dates Published September 24th - October 13th 2014
Featured Character(s)

I Need A Vacation is the 82nd arc in Housepets!.

Characters Edit

Plot Edit

Now marooned in Australia, the three mortal avatars in the ended Cosmic Game—Tarot, Sabrina, and Bailey—turn their ire on Rock. The ferret says they're on their own in terms of finding their way home to Babylon Gardens. Suddenly, Cerberus angrily tells Rock to check his phone if he wants to see his fate if he doesn't show some charity in this situation. Freaked out, he changes his tune, and agrees to get them home.

Karishad asks Cerberus what it was. The left head says an IRS audit.

Rock calls Keene to face the music. They are already way over budget (mostly due to the other Daryl's appetite), and it turns out the demigods scrambled the video, so they have zero footage. Meanwhile, in America, Keene is busy fighting off the gargoyles, which have come to life and escaped the temple.

Back in America, Fido finds Peanut at the tail end of a call from Tarot. He didn't ask about Sabrina, but tells Fido he no longer asks stupid questions in times of emotional stress. Fido figures out it's probably a good idea to wait on Sabrina's whereabouts.

King asks Fox what he plans to do when they return. Fox is considering joining the K-9 Academy, with his official reason being he wants to get away from the Good Ol' Dogs' Club. His cell phone keeps ringing, but he keeps hanging up, not being able to afford international charges on his allowance. It shows the pink and green females from Heaven were trying to call him.

Elsewhere in Heaven, Pete and Spirit Dragon prepare to enter a portal from which they will be incarnated into mortals. Pete is afraid his stint as a mortal will change him. Dragon tries to comfort her little brother, telling him she'll take care of him. Pete says that dredges emotions worse than fear. Hand-in-hand the two siblings enter the portal.

Rock eventually charters a cruise ship to get the group home to America. He assures the other Daryl that there will be plenty of food.

Once they're on the cruise, Bailey and King are snuggling on-deck, when King gets concerned about something. Bailey tries to tell him it's his imagination, but King can't help but think something is missing. Cut to Bruce and Roosevelt at the airport in Perth, learning their plane tickets home were refunded.

One week later Sabrina and Tarot return to Babylon Gardens in a limo, and "Sabby" gets embraced by Fido. Peanut casually gives Tarot her mail, and she is miffed since he doesn't appear to be that happy. He responds by pointing out that his tail is wagging. When she finally does get home, Tarot is glomped by Karishad, giving her the "enthusiastic welcome home" even though he returned on the boat with her.


  • Everyone returns home to Babylon Gardens on a cruise ship.
  • Pete and Spirit Dragon are revealed to be siblings.
  • Pete and Spirit Dragon head into a portal to be incarnated as mortals.
  • Bruce and Roosevelt are accidentally left behind in Australia.


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 |