There’s a popular plot device throughout various stories about intelligent beings kept as pets. I’ve always had a particular fascination with this device, which I can now somewhat attribute to my own masochism, as people being treated as pets is a popular theme in BDSM. BDSM inspires some of the instances of intelligent pet, but only a certain variation. Intelligent pets can be broken down into five basic categories: involuntary pets that are absolutely slaves, animal pets that are naturally subordinate, voluntary human pets of nonhumans, dubiously willing human pets of nonhumans, and voluntary human pets of humans.
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