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19th Jun '16 11:49:36 PM mk097
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Puppy" Richard mistakes the vicious turtle he buys from a dodgy van for a puppy.
-->'''Richard''': It's a labradoodle.\\
'''Turtle''': ''*hisses*''\\
'''Richard''': It's a labraturtle.
11th Oct '15 5:44:13 PM nombretomado
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* In PiersAnthony's ''Race Against Time'', one clue that tips off to the protagonist that he's living in a human zoo is that his new "puppy" climbs trees, and his "kitten" has a prehensile tail. Whether they're aliens that only ''look'' like house pets, or actual pets modified via genetic engineering, he never does find out.

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* In PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Race Against Time'', one clue that tips off to the protagonist that he's living in a human zoo is that his new "puppy" climbs trees, and his "kitten" has a prehensile tail. Whether they're aliens that only ''look'' like house pets, or actual pets modified via genetic engineering, he never does find out.
13th Sep '15 1:53:53 PM VMacek
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** Stimpy, however, gets passed off as a dog sometimes - when the two of them get jobs at the fire station, and at a dog show. Also, at the show, when Stimpy gets disqualified, their owner George Liquor enters as a dog, and wins!
25th Jul '15 6:03:04 AM LadyNomad
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** Another episode had Rocko hypnotized into acting like a dog and ended up being 'adopted' by his neighbor, Mrs. Bighead who didn't recognize him.
7th Jul '15 10:22:30 PM Llygodenfawr
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* Truth in television, with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Cat sand cats]] often being mistaken for domestic cats.

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* Truth in television, with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Cat org/wiki/Sand_cat sand cats]] often being mistaken for domestic cats.



** In general, pretty much any small wild feline can be mistaken for their domestic counterparts. The worst offenders of mistaken identity are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wildcat African wildcats]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat Europoean Wildcats]], the ladder made worse by frequently interbreeding with feral stock as well being the cats' early ancestors before domestication.

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** In general, pretty much any small wild feline can be mistaken for their domestic counterparts. The worst offenders of mistaken identity are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wildcat African wildcats]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat Europoean European Wildcats]], the ladder latter made worse by frequently interbreeding with feral stock as well being the cats' early ancestors before domestication.
7th Jul '15 9:58:43 PM Llygodenfawr
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See also IAmNotWeasel, AllAnimalsAreDogs. If another animal is ''deliberately'' masquerading as a dog, or has been disguised as one by a human, it may be AssInALionSkin. When the creature is a sentient lifeform trying to pass as a dog, it's TheDogIsAnAlien.

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See also IAmNotWeasel, AllAnimalsAreDogs. If another animal is ''deliberately'' masquerading as a dog, or has been disguised as one by a human, it may be AssInALionSkin. When the creature is a sentient lifeform an alien trying to pass as a dog, it's TheDogIsAnAlien.
5th Jul '15 4:05:00 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** In the short, "Devil Doggie" from the episode, "The Wheel O' Comedy", Elmyra Duff mistakes Dizzy Devil, a tasmanian devil, for a dog. When Dizzy agrees to be her pet for the day upon hearing the free food she'd give him, she treats him like a dog, which includes playing with a rubber dog toy, feeding him from a dog bowl, and even grooming him to look like a poodle.
** In the short, "K-9 Kitty" from the episode, "Furrball Follies", Furrball is looking for a new home, and a near-blind couple, who absolutely [[FantasticRacism hate cats]], mistake him for a dog. Furrball takes advantage of this by acting like a dog. When the couple get two new pairs of glasses at the end of the short, they find out he is a cat and kick him out.
28th Jan '15 4:59:14 PM SilentStranger
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* Mr Director on {{Animaniacs}} would often refer to the Warner siblings as "puppy children". They were really generic cartoon characters with traits from several different animals.
25th Nov '14 2:18:14 PM ThePocket
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* Experiment 626 of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' -- a genetically engineered creature from an alien planet -- is an interesting case. He's mistaken for a dog by the owner of an animal shelter, who really ought to know better. (She also assumes he's dead -- having been run over by a semitrailer -- and yet puts him in one of the cells anyway.) And that was ''before'' he retracted his antennae, back spines, and second pair of arms. Once he has, Lilo is perfectly willing to believe he's a dog. Nani, David, and Myrtle's GirlPosse are far more skeptical.
28th Oct '14 7:32:55 AM PurplePen123
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** A man found a baby bobcat thinking it was a kitten. At home, he realized his mistake when it opened its mouth and let out a loud baby-like wail.
** In general, pretty much any small wild feline can be mistaken for their domestic counterparts. The worst offenders of mistaken identity are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wildcat African wildcats]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat Europoean Wildcats]], the ladder made worse by frequently interbreeding with feral stock as well being the cats' early ancestors before domestication.
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