Gary the Snail (born May 24, 1989) is SpongeBobs pet House Snail who is voiced by Tom Kenny. Gary can only speak in a 'meow' noise, while sea worms in the show commonly bark which indicates that snails are the ocean equivalent of cats and worms are dogs. In some Episodes Gary has been known to say something other than 'Meow' but this is rare. Gary is the seventh main character of the show.As seen in the Episode Opposite Day where Gary attemted to do the oppostie of his stereotypes by barking like a dog. He is the cousin of Patrick Star and he is very smart.