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14th Mar '16 5:51:23 PM Prfnoff
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* The ''WonderPets'' are ordinary classroom pets, until school ends, and they put on capes, fly in a flying ship and rescue baby animals.
* WesternAnimation/SouthPark has Lemmiwinks, the adventuring gerbil. Although he never speaks he is intelligent enough to use tools such as weapons and solve problems no gerbil would be able to solve while humans aren't around. Around humans he's just a gerbil.
* WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Has Nibbler the Niblonian, part of an ancient race of geniuses who pretend to be stupid in order to protect and monitor "lesser races" like humans. Standard procedure when TheMasquerade breaks is to MindWipe anyone who knows how intelligent they are. Nibbler once forgets to do this; even though the crew remember that he is intelligent, they go back to treating him like a mindless pet until it becomes relevant because he seems to prefer it that way.
* Fat Cat in the pilot episode of ''ChipandDaleRescueRangers'', and ''only'' in the pilot. After his owner Klordane is arrested, he becomes anthropomorphic completely.

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* The ''WonderPets'' WesternAnimation/WonderPets are ordinary classroom pets, until school ends, and they put on capes, fly in a flying ship and rescue baby animals.
* WesternAnimation/SouthPark ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Lemmiwinks, the adventuring gerbil. Although he never speaks he is intelligent enough to use tools such as weapons and solve problems no gerbil would be able to solve while humans aren't around. Around humans he's just a gerbil.
* WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Has ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has Nibbler the Niblonian, part of an ancient race of geniuses who pretend to be stupid in order to protect and monitor "lesser races" like humans. Standard procedure when TheMasquerade breaks is to MindWipe anyone who knows how intelligent they are. Nibbler once forgets to do this; even though the crew remember that he is intelligent, they go back to treating him like a mindless pet until it becomes relevant because he seems to prefer it that way.
* Fat Cat in the pilot episode PilotEpisode of ''ChipandDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', and ''only'' in the pilot. After his owner Klordane is arrested, he becomes anthropomorphic completely.
9th Mar '16 9:48:03 AM Hossmeister
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* Fuu the dog from AmericanDragonJakeLong. As a magical animal, he is usually is forced to act like a normal dog around humans in the mundane world. However, other than Jake who happens to be a human/dragon hybrid, Fuu is able to socialize around Jake's friends, Trixie and Spud, who are aware of the existence of the magical world.

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* Fuu the dog from AmericanDragonJakeLong.WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong. As a magical animal, he is usually is forced to act like a normal dog around humans in the mundane world. However, other than Jake who happens to be a human/dragon hybrid, Fuu is able to socialize around Jake's friends, Trixie and Spud, who are aware of the existence of the magical world.
19th Jan '16 10:14:10 AM nombretomado
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* Roddy from ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' (also by AardmanAnimations).

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* Roddy from ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' (also by AardmanAnimations).Creator/AardmanAnimations).
25th Dec '15 6:58:16 PM nombretomado
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* In SilverAge ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} comics, her horse Comet, who is really a humanoid who is in love with her but has been transformed into a horse. When a comet passes the earth he becomes a human for a short period of time.

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* In SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} comics, her horse Comet, who is really a humanoid who is in love with her but has been transformed into a horse. When a comet passes the earth he becomes a human for a short period of time.
19th Nov '15 12:57:56 AM Adept
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* Kat from ''KidVSKat'' is a hyperintelligent cat-like alien. He can't speak in the conventional sense, but he is very anthropomorphized in his actions. However, around everyone except Coop, Dennis and later Fiona, he seems like just an ordinary house cat.

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* Kat from ''KidVSKat'' ''WesternAnimation/KidVSKat'' is a hyperintelligent cat-like alien. He can't speak in the conventional sense, but he is very anthropomorphized in his actions. However, around everyone except Coop, Dennis and later Fiona, he seems like just an ordinary house cat.
1st Oct '15 4:45:39 PM nombretomado
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* OutlawStar has Melfina the android. She starts out as more of a crew pet and accessory and slowly grows into a regular part of the crew.

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* OutlawStar ''Manga/OutlawStar'' has Melfina the android. She starts out as more of a crew pet and accessory and slowly grows into a regular part of the crew.
4th Sep '15 4:52:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''MythAdventures'': Gleep the Dragon. All the human(oid) characters hear him say is "[[VerbalTicName Gleep!]]" but it turns out he's EloquentInHisNativeTongue. He's just too young to have developed the muscle control to speak humanoid language.

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* ''MythAdventures'': ''Literature/MythAdventures'': Gleep the Dragon. All the human(oid) characters hear him say is "[[VerbalTicName Gleep!]]" but it turns out he's EloquentInHisNativeTongue. He's just too young to have developed the muscle control to speak humanoid language.
12th Jul '15 8:59:39 AM Prfnoff
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* Unlike in ''{{Barnyard}}'' and early episodes of ''BackAtTheBarnyard'', the later episodes of the same show has the animals' {{Masquerade}} grow more lenient to the point that their status leans toward the Openly Sapient Pet varaint.

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* Unlike in ''{{Barnyard}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'' and early episodes of ''BackAtTheBarnyard'', ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'', the later episodes of the same show has the animals' {{Masquerade}} grow more lenient to the point that their status leans toward the Openly Sapient Pet varaint.
12th Jul '15 8:56:16 AM Prfnoff
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* In the film ''{{Barnyard}}'', and early episodes of its spin off series ''BackAtTheBarnyard'', the farm animals all act like dumb, domesticated animals unless they're wearing disguises when humans are around, but stand on two legs and throw parties when humans aren't around.

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* In the film ''{{Barnyard}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'', and early episodes of its spin off series ''BackAtTheBarnyard'', ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'', the farm animals all act like dumb, domesticated animals unless they're wearing disguises when humans are around, but stand on two legs and throw parties when humans aren't around.
4th Jul '15 8:54:34 PM Adept
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* In the StarWars book ''The Approaching Storm'', a Gwurran named Tooqi actually ''asks'' to become Barriss Offee's pet. His logic is that pets get free food, protection from predators and the affection of their masters, in exchange for a relatively minor amount of work. Certainly a better deal than living wild in a cave with the rest of his tribe.

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* In the StarWars Franchise/StarWars book ''The Approaching Storm'', a Gwurran named Tooqi actually ''asks'' to become Barriss Offee's pet. His logic is that pets get free food, protection from predators and the affection of their masters, in exchange for a relatively minor amount of work. Certainly a better deal than living wild in a cave with the rest of his tribe.



* ''BeetleBailey'': Sgt. Snorkle's dog Otto wears a uniform and walks around on two legs.

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* ''BeetleBailey'': ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'': Sgt. Snorkle's dog Otto wears a uniform and walks around on two legs.



* ''GetFuzzy''

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* ''GetFuzzy''
''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy''



* Wonder Dog in the 1973/74 season of ''SuperFriends''. A NonHumanSidekick and SpeechImpairedAnimal, he was as intelligent as a normal human being even though he couldn't talk

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* Wonder Dog in the 1973/74 season of ''SuperFriends''.''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''. A NonHumanSidekick and SpeechImpairedAnimal, he was as intelligent as a normal human being even though he couldn't talk



* {{Garfield}} is this in ''TheGarfieldShow''. The other cats are generally assumed to be this as well.

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* {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is this in ''TheGarfieldShow''.''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow''. The other cats are generally assumed to be this as well.



* ScoobyDoo is a prime example.
* So is Astro from TheJetsons
* MagillaGorilla lives in a pet store; every once in a while he's bought to be a pet, but [[StatusQuoIsGod he's returned by the end]] of the short.
* ''{{Peanuts}}'': While Snoopy doesn't talk, the entire cast knows that he is sapient. For instance, he is somehow able to communicate to Charlie Brown that he is pretending to be the World War I flying ace. He has even acted as an attorney for Peppermint Patty (unsuccessfully, but still impressive for a dog.)

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* ScoobyDoo WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo is a prime example.
* So is Astro from TheJetsons
WesternAnimation/TheJetsons
* MagillaGorilla WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla lives in a pet store; every once in a while he's bought to be a pet, but [[StatusQuoIsGod he's returned by the end]] of the short.
* ''{{Peanuts}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': While Snoopy doesn't talk, the entire cast knows that he is sapient. For instance, he is somehow able to communicate to Charlie Brown that he is pretending to be the World War I flying ace. He has even acted as an attorney for Peppermint Patty (unsuccessfully, but still impressive for a dog.)
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