For the video game npcs what about a dog that wears a hat with cat ears, and meows.
A good boy, top of his class at the academy, but was eventually booted out because the only thing it could say was “meow”. Nowadays, he enjoys long walks on the town, long walks on the beach, long walks in general, and works for an entrepreneur named Pippy Snaps.
I tried to make a normal dog at first but then this happened. I hope its to your liking! ( I would have put a speech bubble that had it say meow but I was a tad lazy)