History Main / ThisIsMyHuman

26th Mar '18 8:38:17 AM Julia1984
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[https://www.thespruce.com/cat-hunting-gifts-553946 Myriad]] [[http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-do-cats-bring-home-dead-animals/ articles]] [[https://www.livescience.com/34471-cats-dead-animals.html have been written]] explaining why domestic cats leave dead mice and birds on their "owners' " doorstep. It's not because they're [[CatsAreMean mean]] or [[CatsAreSuperior showing off]]. It's because these interesting and occasionally useful but silly, helpless creatures they live with obviously don't know how to hunt on their own, and, therefore, it's up to the cat to feed them and train them how to take catch their own prey someday. *sigh* Taking care of your human is so much work for a cat...

to:

* [[https://www.thespruce.com/cat-hunting-gifts-553946 Myriad]] [[http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-do-cats-bring-home-dead-animals/ articles]] [[https://www.livescience.com/34471-cats-dead-animals.html have been written]] explaining why domestic cats leave dead mice and birds on their "owners' " doorstep. It's not because they're [[CatsAreMean mean]] or [[CatsAreSuperior showing off]]. It's because these interesting and occasionally useful but silly, helpless creatures they live with obviously don't know how to hunt on their own, and, therefore, it's up to the cat to feed them and train them how to take catch their own prey someday. *sigh* Taking care of your human is so much work for a cat...
23rd Mar '18 8:05:45 AM Julia1984
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[https://www.thespruce.com/cat-hunting-gifts-553946 Myriad]] [[http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-do-cats-bring-home-dead-animals/ articles]] [[https://www.livescience.com/34471-cats-dead-animals.html have been written]] explaining why domestic cats leave dead mice and birds on their "owners'" doorstep. It's not because they're [[CatsAreMean mean]] or [[CatsAreSuperior showing off]]. It's because these interesting and occasionally useful but silly, helpless creatures they live with obviously don't know how to hunt on their own, and, therefore, it's up to the cat to feed them and train them how to take catch their own prey someday. *sigh* Taking care of your human is so much work for a cat...

to:

* [[https://www.thespruce.com/cat-hunting-gifts-553946 Myriad]] [[http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-do-cats-bring-home-dead-animals/ articles]] [[https://www.livescience.com/34471-cats-dead-animals.html have been written]] explaining why domestic cats leave dead mice and birds on their "owners'" "owners' " doorstep. It's not because they're [[CatsAreMean mean]] or [[CatsAreSuperior showing off]]. It's because these interesting and occasionally useful but silly, helpless creatures they live with obviously don't know how to hunt on their own, and, therefore, it's up to the cat to feed them and train them how to take catch their own prey someday. *sigh* Taking care of your human is so much work for a cat...
23rd Mar '18 8:04:34 AM Julia1984
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[https://www.thespruce.com/cat-hunting-gifts-553946 Myriad]] [[http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-do-cats-bring-home-dead-animals/ articles]] [[https://www.livescience.com/34471-cats-dead-animals.html have been written]] explaining why domestic cats leave dead mice and birds on their "owners'" doorstep. It's not because they're [[CatsAreMean mean]] or [[CatsAreSuperior showing off]]. It's because these interesting and occasionally useful but silly, helpless creatures they live with obviously don't know how to hunt on their own, and, therefore, it's up to the cat to feed them and train them how to take catch their own prey someday. *sigh* Taking care of your human is so much work for a cat...
13th Mar '18 11:50:27 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A few kittypets in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' think this way. It's mostly subverted as cats do seem to realize they're owned by humans.
* Played with in ''Literature/ADogsPurpose''. The protagonist refers to Ethan affectionately as "my boy", but he realizes that he's a pet and his life is controlled by humans.
* Cats in ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' see humans as their servants. This is a part of their ''lore''. As a part of JustSoStory on how humans came to be, a demi-god cat deformed a disgraced into a human and cursed his descendants so that they'd be forced to serve cats forever.

to:

* A few kittypets in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' think this way. It's However, it's mostly subverted as cats do seem to realize they're owned by humans.
humans. It's a point of [[FantasticRacism mockery]] for Clan cats, who look down upon pets for being owned by someone.
* Played with in ''Literature/ADogsPurpose''. The protagonist refers to Ethan affectionately as "my boy", but he realizes that he's a pet and that his life is controlled by humans.
* Cats in ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' see humans as their servants. This is a part of their ''lore''. As a part of JustSoStory on how humans came to be, a demi-god cat deformed a disgraced prince into a human and cursed his descendants so that they'd be forced to serve cats forever.
6th Mar '18 10:45:54 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', Kurama reveals this is the reason it tried to prevent Naruto from learning Sage Mode and was so outraged that he accepted help from Bee and Gyuki.

to:

* In ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Kurama reveals this is the reason it tried to prevent Naruto from learning Sage Mode and was so outraged that he accepted help from Bee and Gyuki.



* Occurs in both the novel ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' and the Disney film version ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. The original novel ''really'' plays this up, as Pongo and "Mrs Pongo" ([[CompositeCharacter Perdita in the film]]) honestly believe they are the real masters in their pet-human relationships.
** The sequel to the book, ''The Starlight Barking,'' has Sirius point out to the dogs that no matter how much they might tell themselves otherwise, they ''aren't'' the masters; at the end of the day, the humans are the ones in charge.

to:

* Occurs in both the novel ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' and the Disney film version ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. The original novel ''really'' plays this up, as Pongo and "Mrs Pongo" ([[CompositeCharacter Perdita in the film]]) honestly believe they are the real masters in their pet-human relationships.
**
relationships. The sequel to the book, ''The Starlight Barking,'' has Sirius point out to the dogs that no matter how much they might tell themselves otherwise, they ''aren't'' the masters; at the end of the day, the humans are the ones in charge.


Added DiffLines:

* Played with in ''Literature/ADogsPurpose''. The protagonist refers to Ethan affectionately as "my boy", but he realizes that he's a pet and his life is controlled by humans.
* Cats in ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' see humans as their servants. This is a part of their ''lore''. As a part of JustSoStory on how humans came to be, a demi-god cat deformed a disgraced into a human and cursed his descendants so that they'd be forced to serve cats forever.
13th Jan '18 2:57:48 AM RedScharlach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The same thing happens in ''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.

to:

** The same thing happens in ''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 lovable pet.



** In Crucible of Gold it is revealed that the Incan dragons hoard humans are though they are treasure, and actively seek to 'manage' them as one would a herd of live stock. They're hugely protective of their 'ayllu' and consider human theft to be a great crime. Living in an ayllu is actually a pretty good life for the people involved- unless they get stolen by other dragons and are separated from their family for the rest of their lives, of course...

to:

** In Crucible of Gold it is revealed that the Incan dragons hoard humans are though they are treasure, and actively seek to 'manage' them as one would a herd of live stock. They're hugely protective of their 'ayllu' and consider human theft to be a great crime. Living in an ayllu is actually a pretty good life for the people involved- involved -- unless they get stolen by other dragons and are separated from their family for the rest of their lives, of course...



* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert is definitely the master of that relationship. Although Dogbert doesn't seem to care about Dilbert. However, you feel that if Dilbert were actually in danger of dying, Dogbert would probably help him out. In one instance, Catbert was going to have Dilbert executed as a disciplinary action, and Dogbert promptly had Bob the Dinosaur force Catbert to pardon his human. And never taking credit for his good deed, either. Dogbert has also rescued Dilbert from being lowered into a pit of lava by the trolls (as in actual monsters) from the Accounting department, and has sicced Bob and Dawn on a burglar who took all of Dilbert's posessions. WordOfGod is that Dogbert does care for Dilbert, it just only shows when Dilbert is in genuine danger. In an early strip (before office humor became the norm), Dogbert tried to trick Dilbert into signing a contract that would legally name Dilbert the "pet" in the relationship. After the first few years they started being referred to as "roommates", and Dogbert not being human has been completely ignored in-universe since the late 90's.

to:

* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert is definitely the master of that relationship. Although Dogbert doesn't seem to care about Dilbert. However, you feel that if Dilbert were actually in danger of dying, Dogbert would probably help him out. In one instance, Catbert was going to have Dilbert executed as a disciplinary action, and Dogbert promptly had Bob the Dinosaur force Catbert to pardon his human. And never taking credit for his good deed, either. Dogbert has also rescued Dilbert from being lowered into a pit of lava by the trolls (as in actual monsters) from the Accounting department, and has sicced Bob and Dawn on a burglar who took all of Dilbert's posessions.possessions. WordOfGod is that Dogbert does care for Dilbert, it just only shows when Dilbert is in genuine danger. In an early strip (before office humor became the norm), Dogbert tried to trick Dilbert into signing a contract that would legally name Dilbert the "pet" in the relationship. After the first few years they started being referred to as "roommates", and Dogbert not being human has been completely ignored in-universe since the late 90's.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter 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.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter 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 immediately 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.
26th Dec '17 7:48:53 AM MadAnthony94
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Satchel and Bucky in ''ComicStrip/{{Get Fuzzy}}'' will refer to Rob as "our guy".
4th Dec '17 3:14:11 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A few kittypets in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' think this way. It's mostly subverted as cats do seem to realize they're owned by humans.



* Cats in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' adopt dwarves, not the other way around. While this is meant as a joke, it actually ends up contributing to their SmallAnnoyingCreature status, since their apparent [[TheHypnotoad mind-control abilities]] make it much more difficult to [[ExplosiveBreeder keep their population under control]].
** Which is important. Both because dwarves who lose their cats to the inevitable goblin attacks/invading monsters from underground/[[AxeCrazy berserk dwarves]]/etc have a tendancy to [[AxeCrazy tantrum]], and because lots of cats ruin FPS.

to:

* Cats in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' adopt dwarves, not the other way around. While this is meant as a joke, it actually ends up contributing to their SmallAnnoyingCreature status, since their apparent [[TheHypnotoad mind-control abilities]] make it much more difficult to [[ExplosiveBreeder keep their population under control]].
**
control]]. Which is important. Both because dwarves who lose their cats to the inevitable goblin attacks/invading monsters from underground/[[AxeCrazy berserk dwarves]]/etc have a tendancy to [[AxeCrazy tantrum]], and because lots of cats ruin FPS.
4th Nov '17 5:39:38 PM AdamC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' took this trope to its most literal. [[http://brojsimpson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/tumblr_ml61ywVXuQ1qabe6do1_500.gif A cat alien has been shown with a pet human, even winning third place at a pet show.]]

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' took this trope to its most literal. has some rather literal cases of this.
**
[[http://brojsimpson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/tumblr_ml61ywVXuQ1qabe6do1_500.gif A cat alien has been shown with a pet human, even winning third place at a pet show.]]]]
** While he ''does'' genuinely love and care for the guy, Bender views his relationship with Fry along these terms to some extent.
-->'''Fry:''' ''(After Bender offers to let him move in with him)'' You sure I won't be imposing?\\
'''Bender:''' Nah. I always wanted a pet.
15th Oct '17 9:12:59 AM RicPot
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

-->'''Trusty:''' A dog's best friend is a human.
This list shows the last 10 events of 174. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ThisIsMyHuman