We love Pet Foolery here at Bored Panda. We have featured the cute comics series—which is created by Minnesota illustrator Ben Hed—many times before, laughing along with his imaginings of animals flirting like humans, the age-old 'cat vs dog' debate, and not forgetting his wildly popular comic duo, Pixie and Brutus.

Ben's self-described “goofy little comics” feature various types of adorable animals including anteaters, badgers, and tigers. But it is cats and dogs, those that we mostly gravitate toward as pets, that are the main stars of the series. Ben himself has two dogs, while his parents have three dogs and two cats, so he has plenty of material for his cartoon drawings!

Pet Foolery's Instagram page is hugely popular, with the success of Pixie and Brutus, in particular, pushing it up towards 2 million followers. We love funny comics and we love cute pets, it all makes perfect sense really, doesn't it? Scroll down below to check out some of our favorite Pet Fooleries below, and don't forget to check here, here, and here for all the Pixie and Brutus you can shake a stick at. Enjoy!

Illustrator Hed of Pet Foolery told Bored Panda that “with random webcomics, it’s not really difficult to continuously come up with creative ideas.”

“However, with animal comics about recurring characters and a continuing story (i.e Pixie and Brutus) I find it’s getting harder and harder to come up with new ideas and jokes.” Scroll down for the rest of the interview.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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7 months ago

Dying of laugh. My favorite.

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The artist talked to Bored Panda about what webcomic artists who are struggling or are new to their craft can do. “One important piece of advice I’d give is to not be afraid to try different things, especially if you’re struggling.”

“Some of my highest performing comics were we’re new concepts, deviations from my normal style and format,” he said.

Hed also revealed to us that it takes 5 or 6 hours, on average, to finish one comic. But he noted that “it varies quite a bit.”

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Maria Rohlen
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7 months ago

Never judge a book by it's cover.

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In previous interviews with Bored Panda, Ben of Pet Foolery told us about how his extremely successful Pixie and Brutus comics came into being and also cast some light on his creative process.

“Pixie is a tiny, joyful, energetic kitten. She’s innocent, and also somewhat oblivious to the serious, dangerous stuff around her,” Ben told Bored Panda. While Brutus is a scarred German Shepherd.

“He was adopted by Pixie’s owner after retiring as a Military Working Dog (MWD). Brutus, in many ways, is the exact opposite of Pixie. He’s… Seen things. He’s a very serious and intimidating military dog, but he has a soft spot for Pixie and does what he can to protect her from the harsh realities of the world around them.”

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

this cat is cattiest of cats

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The artist said that the idea to draw comics about Pixie and Brutus came to him randomly. “Honestly, Pixie and Brutus were just another random comic idea I had while at work. I was never planning on making them a series; I just thought it would be a funny idea to introduce a cute little kitten to a big intimidating war dog. So I made the first Pixie and Brutus cute animal comic and people liked it so much, I just kept making them.”

“I do worry about each comic’s performance, but I worried about that before I created Pixie and Brutus too,” Ben told us. Fortunately, he gets lots of feedback from fans of his art. “What they liked about the comic, what they thought was going to happen, ideas for future comics, ideas for new characters. There are probably a couple of funny comics in my feed that are entirely inspired by a comment on one of my posts.”

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Kesam
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"I had the craziest LSD trip the other day. I imagined this elephant family took me in as a pet. Was a bit awkward when I figured out I had wandered over to my neighbors naked, acting like a dog."

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He also said that the comics have evolved over time: “Their designs are a bit different from the first P and B comic, and I guess Brutus has gotten gradually less hostile towards other characters as of late, but other than that. It’s pretty much the same.”

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Maria Rohlen
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7 months ago

If orcas kill mooses than I wouldn't get in the water with them.

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“I thought it would be cool to have them adapted into a TV show, but that’s long term. Probably won’t even ever happen… but maybe.” Well, we certainly hope that Ben’s comics eventually become animated!

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Pujan Vyas Joshi
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7 months ago

That smile in the end!

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Colin Leetham
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7 months ago

You have not met my cat.

Leo Domitrix
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7 months ago

I feel ya. I hvae two cats right now, and somehow end up being greeted by... eight? Sure feels like it!

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Jenica Thomas
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7 months ago

My cat greets me at the door then follows me through the house flopping on his back every few feet for belly rubs.

Alusair Alustriel
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7 months ago

Stop sterotyping the cat :P Mine always jump on me when I come back :)

Daria B
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7 months ago

How about those cats that wait for you in melancholy by the door and then pretend they don't care when you actually come in? ♥

Melissa Nunya
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7 months ago

My kitty greats me at the door. Hubby says sometimes he doesn't see her the whole day but when she suddenly appears he knows I'm about to put my key in the door /)

Rinpai
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7 months ago

In a home with cats and dogs. All the dogs do when people return home is bark. The cats go nuts and get super happy just love you.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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7 months ago

My cats greet me. Not with hugs but they stand by my legs and rub their heads on me. And they meow.

Don Golosso
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7 months ago

My cat is always so happy when I arrive home, finally someone to let her go outside!

XxInstantKarmaxX
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7 months ago

Or my cat

Rinpai
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7 months ago

I feel like whoever made this comic has never met a cat.

Darth Kittius
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7 months ago

My cats come up and bump against me when I come home... my name is the name of one of the cats, Darth Kittius. She's a sweet girl

Iapetos
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7 months ago

Humans. Always craving attention, like the universe was revolving around them.

Andrea Solano
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7 months ago

My dogs don't even let me finish the sentence.

azalea bunny
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6 months ago

that's me

Paw Paw
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7 months ago

Written by a Dog Person. Our cats come to the door to greet me, and my spouse, when we come home.

Evripidou Maria
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7 months ago

aww my cat always runs to me as soon as she hears the keys in the door

Colin Fair
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7 months ago

Lol haven’t met mine either lol. Too funny 😁

Colin Fair
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7 months ago

Or mine 😁🙌🐈

Christine Ladyman
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7 months ago

Cute, and I loved looking forward to my dog's welcome, but my cats have always been very vocal with their welcome!

LoveLaughLucia
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7 months ago

my cat watches me as I walk through the door then runs away when I look at her as if to say "what?! I didn't miss you! why would you think that?!?

Bill
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7 months ago

He must be doing something wrong then.

Freloise_Raven
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5 months ago

My cats and dogs jump on me when I get home

Naomi Baker
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6 months ago

body of a dog heart of a devil

Terrakian Dragon
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7 months ago

LOL Before she started losing her hearing sometime around a year ago (maybe a year & a half?), my little grey tuxedo kitty, Diva, would hear us coming to door, and would be waiting there when we came in, sitting all prim, saying "Hi" in her bright meow, or rolling on the floor in greeting, showing her tummy, demanding scritches. Not quite a flying tackle, but probably as close as a cat might get. :-D She's a sweety at 18 years young, that one. Almost completely deaf, now poor fuzz.

Susie
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7 months ago

My cats wait by the door and ambush me when I get home and tear around the house with excitement. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Ashley Kellers
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7 months ago

Actually our Sphynx runs to the door to great you <3 xx

Johanna Mueller
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7 months ago

Like Calvin and Hobbes

James Griffus
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7 months ago

As a cat parent who also interacts frequently with dogs of family members: This is 100% accurate.

Jjjane20
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7 months ago

😁

EllieGirl
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7 months ago

my grandma has cats not me so whenever i come over they are just chilling in the tub all like 'leave me alone' or 'meow'

Alice Laughs
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7 months ago

Depends on the breed. Siamese typically bond to one person so my lovey meows when she sees me through the window coming home and greets me at the door.

Noa S
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7 months ago

Actually, not true ! Obviously you don't know a thing about cats. Please remove from the list.

Sandy Kavanaugh
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7 months ago

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This is why we are dog people!

Aria Whitaker
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7 months ago

It is not a good reason, seeing as though almost everyone who actually has a cat disagrees with this. Mine will be at the door faster than my dog sometimes!

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Gin
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7 months ago

I could use a Hugo's 'mergency hug

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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7 months ago

Ooohhh such a loyal good boy. We don't deserve dogs.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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7 months ago

exactly

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Colin Leetham
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7 months ago

Ok... but to be clear we all know that squirrels are the real plotters, right?

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nanashi
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7 months ago

same goes for cats as well

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hobbitly
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7 months ago

Its not a goose in the Ugly duckling, but a swan.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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7 months ago

Me buying chocolate for a full week, just to super power eat it all in less then 2 days.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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7 months ago

lmao

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Blueberry Woofle
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7 months ago

aha! i have found the answer to why my dock is always barking!

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Colin Leetham
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7 months ago

Emphasis on "training." Dogs need to be socialized and trained how to react to people who aren't in their pack... Pitts are amazing animals if they have halfway decent owners.

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Grace Robertson
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7 months ago

I love the "Merican" badger!

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Mooncut
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7 months ago

The dinos are back

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Mooncut
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7 months ago

I'm glad it was a dog after all...

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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7 months ago

my cat does this to

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Don Golosso
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7 months ago

If I ever get an Spynx I'll call it E.T.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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7 months ago

Good luck trying to convince them that they are not a lap dog.

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Veronica Sjöberg
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7 months ago

Nope. That's cats

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glowworm2
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7 months ago

I love this one.

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Spinaap
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7 months ago

would have been better if the cat stayed itself (as they at least think to be perfect already) lol

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Pernille Dyre
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7 months ago

😂😂😂

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So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish
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7 months ago

"You puny dumb idiot" love it

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Don Golosso
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7 months ago

Great doggo pants.

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Mooncut
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7 months ago

Why is there a cat in the water anyway lol

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