Were you one of the many people around the globe to panic upon hearing that the world’s most iconic cat, Hello Kitty, was in fact not a “cat” per se all along? Did it make you start Googling all your favourite cartoon characters to verify their origins? It did for us.

Because let’s face it, it came as a shock to even non Hello Kitty fans, especially if you consider the fact that she’s going into her 40th anniversary this year.

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary

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Luckily, we can rest our worries about one other world famous cartoon animal, Snoopy. Yes, he’s known as the world’s oldest living beagle and he is indeed a dog. And he is exactly who or what you think he is.

Peanuts Worldwide confirmed it today amidst all the Hello Kitty drama via their official Twitter account:

Snoopy Is A Dog
Source: twitter.com/Snoopy

Meanwhile, Hello Kitty is a cat, sorta. Here’s why we think so.

And she’s definitely not human!

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