Well, not literally, unless your cat likes to help when you read or write!
But a recent post from a book blogger alerted me to the fact that we often forget animals when we are writing. I love animals, but I am just as guilty of omitting them from my work. (I think a zoo and Sea World were my only animal sources - I will have to work on that!)
So let's consider some of the critters we might include in our next novel!
Our character could own a dog or a cat.
Maybe they have a fish or other exotic animal.
If they live on a farm, there's always animals about!
Some might also be a pet.
If they venture out into their backyard or go for a hike or on a camping trip, wildlife abounds!
Bunnies, lizards, turtles, butterflies...
And don't forget the birds!
Remember, critters make sounds, so they will provide good background material.
What if your character goes to a zoo?
Lots of wildlife there!
Just something to ponder when you tackle that next book!