On another group blog I'm on, one of the authors brought up the question something to the affect of: do you ever write about pets in your romances? As a reader, do you enjoy reading about a hero or heroine who own pets?
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But as a caveat~~I'm sure for my benefit since I'm the only werewolf author on the blog [or maybe that should be the only author who writes about werewolves on the blog]~~she said that werewolves didn't count. :) LOL
Of course werewolves don't count. They're not anyone's pet! :)
But as to the author's question about romances with pets, in Book 6 of my werewolf series, title as yet to be determined, the newly turned heroine has a cat. So how will a cat and a werewolf interact? And if the heroine brings home a hunky werewolf boyfriend, how will the cat and he get along?
Such is the fun of writing about something that is a little bit out of this world. :)
I love animals and have raised Afghan hounds, silky terriers, poodles from toy to standard sizes, Labrador retrievers, cats, and even mice. :) So I've written pets into a number of my stories, although Book 6 will be the first of the werewolf series where one of the werewolf characters owns a pet. She has not been reunited with her cat since she was changed, so it will be fun to write about it. But even more fun will be the reaction of the hero and his attitude toward keeping a cat as a pet in a werewolf household. :)
This is not a picture of my Afghan hound, by the way. We have pictures of her and the silky terrier playing a game of chess...if I can ever get them converted to a digital format, I'll upload them. :)
Pets can add humor and conflict. They can bring people together, or push them apart. They can add another interesting dimension that the story wouldn't have without them. :)
I think of 101 Dalmations when I think of a story where the hero and heroine were united through the love of their pets. :)
So do you have pets in your romances? Or like to read them in your romances?