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4th Dec '17 3:14:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* 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.

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* 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]].
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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
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* ''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.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' took this trope to its most literal. has some rather literal cases of this.
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[[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
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-->'''Trusty:''' A dog's best friend is a human.
14th Oct '17 11:42:02 AM cordychase
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** It is also in your own benefit not to let your dog get to that point - some people have no qualms whatsoever to react with lethal force when they find an animal attacking them.

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** It is also in your own benefit not to let your dog get to that point - some people have no qualms whatsoever to react with lethal force when they find an animal attacking them. Not to mention that in many places there are laws that a) make you liable for your dog biting someone, and b) allow a court to order your dog to be put down if it's determined the dog is too aggressive.
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.
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