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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7 months ago (edited)

"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.

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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
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Colin Leetham
Community Member
7 months ago

Nope. The mistake was those are all dog laps.

Jenica Thomas
Community Member
7 months ago

Do NOT tell a dog of any size that it is NOT a lap dog. They will prove otherwise.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
7 months ago

Try convincing a leonberger that he is not a lap dog... :D

Bill
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7 months ago

I call them " Leaninberger"

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Peter Bear
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7 months ago

If a dog is in your lap, it is a lap dog. Ditto for cats, although that's not usually such a dramatic variance.

Gin
Community Member
7 months ago

They are all lap dogs

Cori
Community Member
7 months ago

I went to someone's house once as a kid that had a great dane. I accidentally sat on HIS couch. All the dog hair on it should have been a clue. I got buried under 100+ lbs of dog and legit had to be rescued. Didn't really mind though because he was the coolest dog I'd ever met.

Rinpai
Community Member
7 months ago

You never specified that the human has to be comfortable. Those dogs are quite comfortable in that lap.

Ssss
Community Member
7 months ago

Awww they all look like lapdogs to me

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
7 months ago

Hahaha... ambulance ... lol ... 😁

K. LNU
Community Member
7 months ago

I agree, they all are lap dogs! Just sometimes one's lap starts at the ankles and extends to the neck region. ;)

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
7 months ago

I had a friend with two Rottweilers who would try to sit on my lap at the same time. They were big softies

marnidarr
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1 month ago

All Great Danes are lap dogs. Just ask them and they will tell you that.

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
7 months ago

Rather have a lap dog or cat no matter the size, than a pet who acts as if I don’t exist.

JiangHui
Community Member
7 months ago

My Irish Wolfhound is a lap dog in his mind

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh my god true though, my fat bulldog is who weighs as much as me (about 60-70 something pounds) always sits on my lap smothering me... Same with my lab dog, not lap dog XD

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
7 months ago

They are ALL lap dogs, even if they are cats or birds

Lukyan Terdal
Community Member
7 months ago

What about Clifford? Is HE a lap dog?

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
7 months ago

All doggos are lap dogs if they wanna be!

Karen Crum
Community Member
7 months ago

Those are what I call ‘half a lap dog’ because only half of the dog fits on your lap at anytime.

Ellen Turner
Community Member
7 months ago

tiny dogs are annoying and aggressive, tho

Sarah Storm
Community Member
7 months ago

Me when I get home and sit down. My 50 lb dog squishes me. She's not as big as some dogs, but she for sure isn't a lap dog.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
7 months ago

Dogs are sweet

Xavier Wescott
Community Member
7 months ago

the bigger the dog, the more likely it will want to sit in your lap

glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

It's hilarious when the really big dogs think they are lap dogs.

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
7 months ago

Are too, are too!

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
7 months ago

Once a lap dog, always a lap dog :D

Pauliina Painilainen
Community Member
7 months ago

But they aaaare lapdogs, I fits I sits! 😂😂♥️

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
7 months ago

every dog i a lap dog

EllieGirl
Community Member
7 months ago

get a couch instead of that chair geez! it's that simple!

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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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