WMG: Dora's Explorer Girls
Dora's animal friends were imaginary.
It makes sense. Dora's animals friends, Map, Backback, and characters like Azul the blue train, were all imaginary, and all of Dora's adventures and the obsticles the map showed were make believe. Everyone else just played along because it was fun, and to encourage Dora to be creative. She kept Boots because he was a fond childhood memory that she just couldn't let go.
Swiper will be much worse
This show is aimed at older audiences.