Tropey, ready for action.note
Tropey The Wonder Dog
! Howya doin' boy? Whoosagoodboy
? That's right, you are
What's that, Tropey? We're here to talk about something?
Oh, we're here to talk about tropes that use a metaphorical dog like yourself?
And Timmy's fallen in the well
? You want us to bury him with rocks
? Sounds like a good idea to me
! Good boy!
- Even the Dog Is Ashamed, Dog Dies At The End, Eat The Dog, Microwave The Dog, Scare The Dog, and so on are merely friends of Tropey, as their dogs are less metaphorical. And then there's Tropey Come Home and Old Dog, which are as literal as it gets. Not to be confused with This Index Barks, which is about real dogs. (Make The Dog Testify is borderline; while the "Dog" in question does not have to be a Canine, it does have to be an animal, and it usually is a Canine.)