It's been done before.
My earliest exposure to anthropomorphism was, much like for everyone else, Beatrix Potter! Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggie Winkle were my favourite. Then came 'The Wind in the Willows', with Toad of Toad Hall, Rat and Mole. Well into young adulthood in the 80's I discovered the mice of Brambly Hedge.
Spending so much time on my own in my studio, (with my cats beside me and the birds at the window), I am left to my own thoughts and dreams, and I find myself delving back into that whimsical dream world of talking animals dressed up in human clothes, doing human activities.
I cannot explain how much I have loved creating each character, perhaps it is evident in the works themselves!