Operators Are Standing By
That yellow creature looks awfully familiar doesn't he?
Comic: "Operators Are Standing By" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 3
Dates Published August 6th - August 10th 2012
Featured Character(s)
Peanut, Tarot
Previous Arc
Taking Cover
Following Arc
Getting Physical

PsyCon is the 59th arc in Housepets!.



Tarot asks Peanut to help him somewhere located in "the space between spaces." She tells him to hold a device called an astral projector, and warns he may feel a bit of tingling. The device zaps Peanut, teleporting them to PsyCon, a convention for psychics and mythical creatures. Peanut argues that it was not 'a bit' of tingling, but Tarot interjects that he's still standing, so it falls under the legal definition.

Tarot is running a booth called 'Dragon Astral Traveling Service,' and asks Peanut to keep her seat warm while she's at the panel. Soon after she leaves, a small, yellow creature comes up and asks Peanut if he can get him tickets to 'the end of time' so he may prove a point. Peanut happily obliges, although the creature says he'll pass on the enjoyment prediction.

Peanut doesn't realize his mistake upon Tarot's return, noting that Tarot takes vacations to 'the end of the universe' all the time. She replies 'the end of time' is a bit farther than that, and that they may never see the creature again. Tarot forgives him for the error, but explains she'll have to make a bunch of phone calls, to which Peanut questions how that's a thing here.


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  • This arc has a sequel: PsyCon2: PsyConner
  • The yellow creature featured is Ponbon, a character created by Rick for a different series, and often used as an avatar. He had been previously featured as an ice cream treat and as a parade balloon.

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