I can’t sleep.
If I don’t sleep, my dog, well, he’s parked next to me. Wherever I am.
This is a good ol’ dog. I lucked out when he came into my life.
How about you?
Do you have an important animal in your life?
The girls got me a turkey and four chickens for Easter. They’re kinda cool, too.
We can’t forget about great award-winning books for kids with animals in them.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The One and Only Ivan
Mr. Wuffles! and The Three Pigs
My Friend Rabbit
Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan
Babe and Ace and The Cuckoo Child
I could keep going, but I won’t. Instead, let’s think of
Give your main character a companion that is an animal.
Don’t spend more than ten minutes writing about this pet.
Give a good description, including loyalty traits and then answer this: what would your MC character do without this sidekick?