The Grove
Grape and Peanut meet Pete.
Comic: "Sylvan Glen" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 5
Dates Published November 17th - November 26th 2008
Featured Character(s)
Grape, Pete
Previous Arc
The Zoo
Following Arc
Housepets Christmas

The Grove is the 10th arc in Housepets!.

This arc introduced Pete the Gryphon to the comic, who would become an important character later in the series, albeit with a much more different personality.



Peanut awakens Grape to show her something he found in the forest. He takes Grape, as she puts it until we were clear in Brigham county and we took a left turn at an old oak tree with gnarled branches and a shack with a crazy old man who only spoke limericks. Then we passed under a rock outcropping that was rock shaped like a fist until we found a hole that was barely big enough for either of us to squeeze into, wherein were etchings on them as though it were an old tomb, which Peanut translated, and read aloud, and, uh..."

This long and complicated path takes them to a beautiful secret forest grove, in which the two meet a griffin, whom Peanut names "Pete" as he cannot pronounce his name. Grape is amazed by the griffin and asks him all sorts of questions, before deciding to ride on him through the skies. While enjoying the flight Grape tells the Griffin that she wishes it would never end, but then the Griffin tells her that "we all have to wake up eventually." and Grape wakes up back on the couch. She questions the validity of the dream and finds a giant feather with her on the couch.


  • First appearance of Pete the Griffin, who would become a central character in the later arcs (with a much more jerkish personality)
  • The first use of the "wake up" gag, which is mainly associated with celestials.
  • This arc is the first to mention the recurring character "The Crazy Old Man Who Only Speaks In Limericks."


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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