Female Feline, Male Mutt/Playing With
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Basic Trope: A dog will be male, a cat will female, and their owners will often be the same gender.
- Straight: Fluffy is a sassy, snarky female cat owned by Alice. Fido is a male Big Friendly Dog owned by Bob.
- Exaggerated: Cats and dogs are shown to be a One-Gender Race, all female and all male respectively.
- Downplayed: Fluffy is female and Fido is male, but other than that they mostly don't adhere to the stereotypes.
- Justified: Alice is a cat person, Bob is a dog person, and they simply feel more comfortable with a pet the same gender.
- Inverted: Fifi is a female dog owned by Alice and Max is a male cat owned by Bob.
- Subverted: Tom the male cat joins Fluffy and Fido.
- Double Subverted: Then Tom gets pregnant.
- Parodied: Alice is a Straw Feminist who will not have any pet but a female cat.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: There are many cats and dogs in the cast and they are of varying genders.
- Lampshaded: "Oh Fluffy, I just love your feminine feline wit."
- Invoked: The series plays all the Animal Stereotypes straight or exaggerated.
- Exploited: Fido is a Lovable Sex Maniac who loves female cats, and visits human women's homes first to find them.
- Defied: Alice hates cats and Bob hates dogs.
- Discussed: "Is it hard for you cat ladies to deal with oafish dog men?"
- Conversed: "Hey Carl, ever notice how the cat is always a girl and the dog is always a guy?"