Pets are good for you and that's official. Owning a pet one can stroke and pet can help to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. The unswerving support and adoration of a faithful dog or house rabbit can sweeten those rejections and make the lonley life of the writer less lonely. An author can take inspiration from the haughty self-contained grace and self-belief of a cat to keep going and keep faith in her work. A writer can talk to her pets about character and read out dialogue, secure that she will be appreciated.
Sadly I have no pets. If I were to have a pet, I would like...
A big, fire-breathing dragon, male, of course. and very protective of me, his mistress. A dragon with golden jets of flame. A blue and green dragon, with black talons and very white teeth. A dragon who, when I patted his sun-warmed, living scales, would grumble softly in his long throat, like a soft landslide of stones. A dragon to fly with, to toast marshmallows with, to swim with in deep pools he could warm with his fire.
OK, so that's just me. Have you a pet? Or a fantasy pet?
(Dragons from Draconian.com)