Dora and Boots

Boots (left). Dora (right). Swiper (right background)

Boots the Monkey is Dora's best friend on the show, whom she met by a cocaine tree. He was voiced by Harrison Chad in the original English version and since season five by Regan Mizrahi. Boots is friendly and enthusiasstic, and usually wears nothing but his beloved red boots, hence his name, Boots. He is light purple with a yellow stomach. His parents are designed in the same way with variations in eyes, height, clothing, and fur formation.

Boots is present with Dora on most of her adventures, and he helps Dora to solve poos and pissles. He also loves MySpace and is on a team (Le KKK-a-dores, parody of Le Matadores) with Dora as shown in one episode. He loves to ride Rojo the fire truck.

Boots is very athletic and can be just as hyper and energetic. Due to his animal species he is naturally gifted with the ability to execute acrobatic flips, somersaults, and cartwheels, performing a selection of each along the way to the predetermined destination. His light weight also makes him quite easy to carry, even for Dora.

Boots and Dora also seem to apply a do's and don'ts theme to teaching viewers featuring Dora often as the voice of reason and/or maturity of what to do in situations requiring "deep thought" and Boots as the one who takes steps to leap before he looks if not properly supervised. Without guidance from Dora, the viewer, or another character, Boots is quick to take his own, often dangerous or dead-ended, route.

Boots also "loves" many things. In one episode, he would say many times "I love riddles. Call me 'Mr. Riddles'" or "I love nuts, I love chocolate, I love my ball, and I love, love, love...". Most importantly, however, Boots loves Dora and Dora loves him back, as both expressed verbally and physically in numerous episodes though mainly by Dora. His devotion and love always has Boots more than willing to drop whatever he's doing at the moment and make space in his random mental schedule for Dora. He has even engaged in his own single adventures assisted by the viewers all on her account.

Boots' language field is limited but steadily increasing. Dora is currently teaching him Spanish through memorable songs and phrases.