One Cat's Treasure
One Cat's Treasure
Old instincts die hard.
Comic: "This Is The Way" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 12
Dates Published January 7th - February 1st 2013
Featured Character(s)
Falstaff, Truck, Maxwell
Following Arc
Love And War

One Cat's Treasure is the 66th arc in Housepets!.

Characters Edit

Plot Edit

One winter day, Maxwell tells Grape he got his dad, Jeff, to let him have a crawfish boil during winter in exchange for giving up his stash of catnip. This is overheard by two of the raccoons, Falstaff and Truck. Falstaff considers the crawfish a veritable gold mine, while Truck is just incredibly hungry. Falstaff begins developing a series of plans to steal the crawfish, giving them plenty of opportunities. Truck asks why they have to steal it, and Falstaff says it's part of their scientific name: "pro-con looters".

Grape thinks there's no way the two of them could possibly get through sixty pounds of crawfish, and wants to invite others. Max teases that he could make it romantic. Bino, still nursing a broken muzzle, gags at their romance. It's not like Max doesn't criticize Bino's love life, anyway. Meanwhile, Jeff borrows Bill's truck to transport the crawfish and equipment home; Bill only wants a share of the crawfish in return. The raccoons see their first opportunity.

Initial invites are turned down. The Bigglesworths will be at Heathcliff's for one of their birthdays, and Peanut is allergic. Bino doesn't want any, content with his "Mega-Ball". The raccoons find the truck with the keys in. The plan is for Truck to steer, and him to work the pedals. The problem: Falstaff doesn't know how to drive "stick". Truck gets an actual stick. As they try to get it to move (but completely ignore actually turning the ignition), they are caught by Fox, and thrown across the road.

The Arbelt family shows up for the crawfish boil, but Max is still short for the party. With Tiger, Fox and Bailey coming, the party is half-dog. Grape's idea to invite Sabrina is quickly squashed. The raccoons find the crawfish soaking in a sink, but end up instinctively washing them. Later, they try to get some while they are seeping after the actual cooking, but Falstaff ends up scalding his paws trying to wash them.

At the actual party, Max is depressed at how few cats there are. But things turn when Zach finds Falstaff and Truck, and gives his share of the crawfish to them. Grape and Max get the idea of inviting more ferals. With that, Falstaff and Truck get a large share of the crawfish, and Max gives Truck Bino's Mega-Ball as a party favor.


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  • This arc was originally going to be called "Trash Pickup" as shown in it's archive address.
  • Falstaff mentions to Grape that she looks "distressingly" familiar, as Grape hit him with a broom in The Raccoons, the arc in which he debuted.
  • Falstaff and Truck washing the crawfish is an allusion to real-life raccoons, who play with their food in water in a way that looks like they're washing it.
  • Peanut is revealed to have an allergy to crawfish.
  • Max's line in Party In My Mouth is used for the fifth Housepets! book, "Don't Criticize Your Love Life."

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 |