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2nd Sep '17 2:33:26 AM arsongoetia
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter (a ManChild who in several episodes is stated to be legally retarded) and Brian (a TalkingAnimal who is more or less treated like a human being) have this relationship. The original pilot for ''Family Guy'' was totally based around this, in fact. Brian has bitten Peter a handful of times whenever Peter has angered him enough, though it takes a ''lot'' to get to this point, and Peter immediatly regresses into a submissive wimp. However, there's also been episodes where Peter shows that he's the boss, such as when he forces Brian to live in the yard after he is sprayed by a skunk.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter (a ManChild who in several episodes is stated to be legally retarded) and Brian (a TalkingAnimal who is more or less treated like a human being) have this relationship. The original pilot for ''Family Guy'' was totally based around this, in fact. Brian has bitten Peter a handful of times whenever Peter has angered him enough, though it takes a ''lot'' to get to this point, and Peter immediatly regresses into a submissive wimp. However, there's also been episodes where Peter shows that he's the boss, such as when he forces Brian to live in the yard after he is sprayed by a skunk.
18th Aug '17 6:01:23 AM Larkmarn
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This trope is where it turns out that the humans aren't as in charge as they think. As far as their supposed pet is concerned, the human is the ''real'' pet. The pet may know how the human thinks of the relationship and keep a masquerade going, or it may not care what the hairless ape thinks of things as long as it knows it's the real master.[[note]]Real dogs ''do'' feel in charge of any human who shows ''fear'' of them, while they don't see their own ''owners'' this way.[[/note]] In rarer cases, the human may even find out that their relationship with their pet isn't quite what they thought. Obviously TruthInTelevision, as we've all seen humans who are less mentally mature than the average animal.

Related to DogWalksYou, where the pet isn't just being rambunctious. Or Okmaybe they just think they're taking their human out for a walk. Compare LoyalAnimalCompanion.

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This trope is where it turns out that the humans aren't as in charge as they think. As far as their supposed pet is concerned, the human is the ''real'' pet. The pet may know how the human thinks of the relationship and keep a masquerade going, or it may not care what the hairless ape thinks of things as long as it knows it's the real master.[[note]]Real dogs ''do'' feel in charge of any human who shows ''fear'' of them, while they don't see their own ''owners'' this way.[[/note]] In rarer cases, the human may even find out that their relationship with their pet isn't quite what they thought. Obviously TruthInTelevision, as we've all seen humans who are less mentally mature than the average animal.

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Related to DogWalksYou, where the pet isn't just being rambunctious. Or Okmaybe maybe they just think they're taking their human out for a walk. Compare LoyalAnimalCompanion.
18th Aug '17 5:58:55 AM Larkmarn
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* [[CaptainObvious We've all seen humans who are less mentally mature than the average animal, annoying them at the zoo.]]
25th Jul '17 6:28:24 PM Colorado213
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* [[CaptainObvious We've all seen humans who are less mentally mature than the average animal, annoying them at the zoo.]]
25th Jul '17 6:22:09 PM Colorado213
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This trope is where it turns out that the humans aren't as in charge as they think. As far as their supposed pet is concerned, the human is the ''real'' pet. The pet may know how the human thinks of the relationship and keep a masquerade going, or it may not care what the hairless ape thinks of things as long as it knows it's the real master.[[note]]Real dogs ''do'' feel in charge of any human who shows ''fear'' of them, while they don't see their own ''owners'' this way.[[/note]] In rarer cases, the human may even find out that their relationship with their pet isn't quite what they thought.

Related to DogWalksYou, where the pet isn't just being rambunctious. Or maybe they just think they're taking their human out for a walk. Compare LoyalAnimalCompanion.

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This trope is where it turns out that the humans aren't as in charge as they think. As far as their supposed pet is concerned, the human is the ''real'' pet. The pet may know how the human thinks of the relationship and keep a masquerade going, or it may not care what the hairless ape thinks of things as long as it knows it's the real master.[[note]]Real dogs ''do'' feel in charge of any human who shows ''fear'' of them, while they don't see their own ''owners'' this way.[[/note]] In rarer cases, the human may even find out that their relationship with their pet isn't quite what they thought.

thought. Obviously TruthInTelevision, as we've all seen humans who are less mentally mature than the average animal.

Related to DogWalksYou, where the pet isn't just being rambunctious. Or maybe Okmaybe they just think they're taking their human out for a walk. Compare LoyalAnimalCompanion.
11th Jun '17 4:13:38 AM Argon2
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* In the Garza anthology ''Rescued'', one of the stray protagonists sees himself as manipulating humans into giving him food.
1st Jun '17 7:39:11 PM PaulA
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** The same thing happens in ''Red Planet'' with Willis the Bouncer, a volleyball-sized Martian lifeform kept by the protagonist Jim. Towards the end of the novel Jim forms a MindMeld and finds that Willis is actually an early stage of the sentient Martian species, and sees Jim as an awkward yet loveable pet.

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** The same thing happens in ''Red Planet'' ''Literature/RedPlanet'' with Willis the Bouncer, a volleyball-sized Martian lifeform kept by the protagonist Jim. Towards the end of the novel Jim forms a MindMeld and finds that Willis is actually an early stage of the sentient Martian species, and sees Jim as an awkward yet loveable pet.
17th Apr '17 3:50:13 AM butts
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** In addition it's highly unhealthy for the dog; guarding behavior and excessive territorialism is usually as much a sign of insecurity and anxiety as anything else, as it can stem from a neurotic need for control in the absence of an owner they can trust and a system of rules that makes sense and makes them feel safe. A dog should not feel the need to "run" a family; if they do, it's a serious problem and requires help from the owner to establish a clear, consistent system in which the dog can feel safe and secure because it knows exactly why things happen, and trusts that its humans do things for a good reason. (There is no concept of an "alpha" in a natural, healthy wolf pack--the leaders are the matriarch and patriarch of the clan, and lead by virtue of simple experience and seniority over their younger family members--so trying to establish "dominance" over a misbehaving dog is ineffective at best and genuinely abusive at worst. Dogs need consistency in what is asked of them, not a pecking order.)

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** In addition it's highly unhealthy for the dog; guarding behavior and excessive territorialism is usually as much a sign of insecurity and anxiety as anything else, as it can stem from a neurotic need for control in the absence of an owner they can trust and a system of rules that makes sense and makes them feel safe. A dog should not feel the need to "run" a family; if they do, it's a serious problem and requires help from the owner to establish a clear, consistent system in which the dog can feel safe and secure because it knows exactly why things happen, and trusts that its humans do things for a good reason. (There is no concept of an "alpha" in a natural, healthy wolf pack--the leaders are the matriarch and patriarch of the clan, and lead by virtue of simple experience and seniority over their younger family members--so children--so trying to establish "dominance" over a misbehaving dog is ineffective at best and genuinely abusive at worst. Dogs need consistency in what is asked of them, not a pecking order.)
9th Apr '17 9:15:52 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Peabody's Improbable History'' segment of the ''The RockyAndBullwinkle Show'' has Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman.

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* The ''Peabody's Improbable History'' segment of the ''The RockyAndBullwinkle WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Show'' has Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman.
4th Nov '16 12:03:39 AM BattleMaster
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* In Robert Asprin's novel series ''Literature/MythAdventures'', the dragon Gleep feels this way about Skeeve.
** It's implied that ''all'' dragons in the series feel this way about humans.

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* In Robert Asprin's novel series ''Literature/MythAdventures'', the dragon Gleep feels this way about Skeeve.
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Skeeve. It's implied that ''all'' dragons in the series feel this way about humans.humans. Skeeve actually knows that when they're mature, dragons are much smarter than humans. What he doesn't realize due to Gleep's inability to speak [[ObfuscatingStupidity and generally goofy behavior]] is that Gleep is already much smarter than he is.
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