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November 17, 2020

top ten literary pets
posted by soe 1:43 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl asks about the top ten characters I’d name a pet after, but I probably wouldn’t do that. Or, rather, I might, but I would have ended up there, rather than starting there, if that makes sense. (I’m totally not judging you if you do. I’d be the first to ask if that was the inspiration, to be honest.)

So, instead, I’ll give you a topic-adjacent list and give you ten of my favorite pets in books in the order in which they occurred to me:

  1. Eartha Kitty in The Voting Booth
  2. Fang in the Harry Potter series
  3. Dog Monday in Rilla of Ingleside
  4. Old Lace in the Runaways graphic novel series
  5. Winn-Dixie in Because of Winn-Dixie
  6. Hound in the Penderwicks series
  7. Pickwick in the Thursday Next series
  8. Cat Annoyance in The Man Called Ove
  9. Ivan in The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
  10. Max in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

What are some of your favorite bookish pets?

Also, since you’re here, may I direct you to information on next month’s Virtual Advent Tour?

Category: books. There is/are 5 Comments.

Dog Monday is a unique name for sure!

Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

Comment by Astilbe 11.17.20 @ 7:55 am

Ivan and Max sound like pets who should live together. 🙂

My post.

Comment by Lydia 11.17.20 @ 8:46 am

Aw, Winn-Dixie! Great choice!

Comment by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse 11.17.20 @ 6:16 pm

Oh, Dog Monday! I nearly cried when I saw his name, remembering the story. Good list!

Comment by raidergirl3 11.17.20 @ 10:16 pm

I loved Cat Annoyance. Also Hound and Pickwick (really your whole list, but I’ll have to go put The Voting Booth on hold since I’ve not read that one). I’m partial to Mr. Spivens, Cyril, and Princes Arjumand in To Say Nothing of the Dog. But my all time favorite literary pets are Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry’s good dog Zeke in the Mr. Putter and Tabby series. (oh man and Mudge – especially the one where he has the cat friend).

Comment by Emily 11.24.20 @ 2:42 pm