Monday, November 23, 2009

Puppies? Breaking the Writer-Cat Tradition

Okay seriously who wouldn't want such an adorable puppy!? (It's a maltese!) For those of you that don't know I live in a dorm and probably won't be moving off campus for another year and a half. But I'm counting down the days until I can have a puppy. I know I'm breaking the "writer-cat tradition" but I love dogs!

According to Monica Wood, author of The Pocket Muse, having a cat as a pet is a bit of a writerly tradition, but I say having a pet to well, pet, curl in our laps, or nip our feet while we write sounds like the job of either a cat or dog. Besides, you never know what kind of idea they'll throw your way. With a quick bite to your toe your puppy could probably spawn the idea of that scary mini monster that bites feet in your middle grade novel. Who knows. ;]


Nazarea said...

you know i'm getting one with my royalty check--but not a maltese...i'm thinking a pom or a sheltie. Your right, lovely girl...he's adoreable.

Elizabeth said...

I'm not sure what a pom looks like although Shelties are cute. :] And royalty check? Sounds awesome!