On another author blog I belong to one of the authors asked if anyone included pets in their romances or enjoyed reading romances that included pets. But she specifically excluded werewolves.
First, werewolves are not anyone’s pet. 🙂 But I do have a pet in a werewolf story coming out the fall 2010.
In that story, the heroine had been changed, but she had owned a cat. So now what happens? Pets can add conflict, humor, an extra something special to a story.
But in a shapeshifter story, the dynamics are a little different. Not only do we have a human who owns a…well, cat for instance, but a wolf who does. 🙂 And what about the hunky werewolf hero? How will he react to having a cat in the household?
Dogs can be allergic to grass. Can they be allergic to cats? Can wolves? 🙂
Writing about other worlds is fun because considering things that we just take for granted in our lives, for another species, the rules can be different. To an extent, I try to make it as realistic as possible. On the other hand, some is just pure fantasy. Because I’m sure there are not too many wolf packs out there that have adopted a cat. 🙂 And certainly, it would be difficult to find a lot of werewolf packs who own pets. 🙂
So what do you think? Do your shapeshifters have pets? And what is the best kind of pet for the type of shifter you love if you had to go out and buy them one?