Jack of One Trade
Cleaning Up
It's a natural reflex, I swear.
Comic: "Cleaning Up" (click for full size)
Number of Comics 8
Dates Published March 25th - April 12th 2013
Featured Character(s)
"Four Finger Discount" Jack
Previous Arc
Love And War
Following Arc
The King And I

Jack of One Trade is the 68th arc in Housepets!.

Characters Edit


"Four Finger Discount" Jack is fined $700 for using the yard of the Wolf House as his personal storage area. Jack complains to Miles that the lawyer should take care of it, but Miles' tells him that it's his responsibility. As Poncho moves the junk to the garage, Miles confronts Jack on the fact that most of it is stolen. Jack feigns ignorance, but ends up stealing Miles' glasses off his face on a reflex.

As Jack sets up a sale, his mate, Elaine, refuses to help him, on the account that Snow is about to have her cubs and needs a midwife (and not wanting them to turn out like Miles' cubs.)

A customer soon comes by from Craigslist looking for a flatscreen TV, so Jack tells him to fill out a request form. The customer questions why a junk sale needs a request list, and Jack asks if he's a narc.

Later Peanut picks up an NES from the sale, accidentally making phrases related to Jack's missing arm. Jack continues to glare at him with Peanut grinning sheepishly, until Jack reveals he was messing with Peanut and offers him a chance to touch his stub.

Itsuki comes by asking if Jack has a dual inlet dual outlet muffler and a bumper for a 1999 Silverado 1500. Itsuki is surprised when Jack produces both, noticing that the muffler is just like the one his customer lost, and that it was even sawed off at the same angle...

Sergeant Ralph comes by telling Jack he received information about a 'one-armed bandit.' Jack, in a panic, quickly closes the shop. Not putting the two and two together, Ralph and Kevin leave.

Over lemonade, Jack and Poncho discuss the way humans are all about things, yet penalize them for having things. They both agree that you can count on wolves for fairness, before Jack gulps down most of the lemonade (despite the fact Poncho was doing most of the work.)

The next day, Jack brings the money to the council, along with Mr. London to ensure he isn't being swindled. The clerk notes that he gave him seven thousand dollars, and Mr. London states that math is hard.


  • Cousin Rodney and Snow's cubs are born during this arc, although this is not featured on-panel.

Trivia Edit

  • Jack sells Peanut a Nintendo Entertainment System.

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 |