I love dogs and the occasional cat. While growing up, I always had a pet. Memories of Snowball (white fluffy mix), Man of War (Boxer), Bernie (half St. Bernard), Rebel (Great Dane), Samson (St. Bernard), Jennie (Retriever), Bingo (Beagle) and the various kittens my girls insisted on bringing home.
But when it comes to my books, I’ve never placed a pet in them. I don’t know why. Just haven’t. About a year ago, I saw several books in which a pet played a major part in the plot or had something to do with the hero and heroine getting together. Then poof! they were gone.
Now when I was younger, I enjoyed any books with horses on the covers. Maybe that’s the reason I almost always pick up the ones with cowboys. You know, remembering my youth. Yeah, right. LOL!
Do you like reading books that animals play a large part? Do you have animals in your books? What part do they play?