- Author Existence Failure: Averted when Rick Griffin had to be hospitalized and undergo surgery due to complications of Crohn's Disease. Thankfully he came through the surgery alright and (as of early November 2012) is recovering well. This did cause a temporary delay in the comic, which was subsequently filled by guest comics.
- Broken Win Streak: A Real Life example; Housepets! has won the Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip from 2010 to 2018 (eight years in a row!). The streak was finally broken in 2019, when the comic didn't even get nominated.
- Teasing Creator: The last panel of this strip. note
- Write Who You Know: Karishad is Rick's best friend.
Trivia / Housepets!