Friday, October 17, 2008

Aymless's Furry Friends

I've decided the celebrate the Furry-Side-Kick. Some books just won't be the same without them.

Sir Pup - Meljean Brook's Guardian Series

Who won't want an obedient three headed dog and scary demons? Sure he eats his weight in dog food but was far a security goes, you really can't get much better than Sir Pup. Loving to family and friends but vicious to enemies.

Zanthoxyl - Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
A ragged alley cat who is the Familiar to T'Ash. The reigning tomcat of all of Druida. He is vain and lovable. A very loyal friend. Definitely the king of all he sees.

Kaelas - Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop

A fierce protector and a predator. A good friend to have in a fight and a very dangerous enemy to provoke. No one would mess with you if you have 800 pounds of feline fury watch your back.

Falcor - The Neverending Story

And who doesn't want a magic flying dog-dragon. You could do just about anywhere! He nice and wise and funny too.

Steli of the Fey'Bahren Pride from King of Sword and Sky
She's loving and kitten fun but fierce. She's loyal and willing to smoke anyone who is unfriendly or hurts her "kitling"

Who is your favorite?


JenB said...

I love Falcor! Sir Pup sounds really cool too. I sooo need to read those books.

"Zanthoxyl" sounds like some kind of prescription acne medicine.

Holly said...

I love Falcor, too!

I want a Sir Pup of my own. I just adore him.

Great list! I love the idea.

Anonymous said...

Asta from The Thin Man.

LesleyW said...

One of my favourite scenes in Demon Angel was the two paragraphs from Sir Pup's point of view. What I like most about him is that he isn't anthropomorphized (spelling? LOL). He doesn't speak, he IS a hellhound.

But it's immediately apparent in that short piece that it's his thoughts.

KT Grant said...

When I was a kid I wanted to ride on Falcor also!! We could snuggle together :D
As for Sir Pup, I think he needs to find a missus so they can have little 3 head babies and give one to me and Holly.

Shannon said...

I loved Jim from the Aisling Gray series. A talking Newfie? Frickin' hilarious!

I want my own version of Mogget from the book Sabriel (with guest appearances in the rest of the Abhorsen trilogy.) I almost named my cat after him, but realized my family would change it to Maggot. ::grumblestupidfamilygrumble::

Kim said...

Ooooh I have a long list but some of my favorites are:

Sir Pup
Jim the Newfie
Galahad from the In Death series
Dumfries from Julie Garwood's Saving Grace
Wilbur from Charlotte's Web
Danny from Sarah McCarty's Promise's series
Susan from The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase
Piddle and Erp from Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister
Monty in The Search by Iris Johansen

Whew...I could go on and on but I will stop here. But yeah, I think animals add alot to the story. At least they make it more enjoyable for me.
Great list!

Wendy said...

Jim!!! LOVE him.

little alys said...

Of course Sir Pup and Falcor! Great idea, Amy. :D

Killer - rabbit in Calling on Dragons by Patricia C Wrede.
Also the dragons. :D

Selendrile - dragon shifter, although he counts as the main lead, but still!!! Hotness. *ahem* Dragon's Bait by Vivian Vande Velde.

Rontu and Rontu Aru - wild dog of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.

Calcifer - not an animal really, he's the demon sidekick of Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

Hmmm...why are all my books for kids? >_<

Shaymless Aymless said...

Falco totally rocks! A doggie dragon.

Jenb: He does sound like some kind of med. But he goes by Zanth which sounds a lot cooler.

Holly, KB: We all need a Sir Pup so Sir Pup needs to have lots of puppies.

Shannon, Kim, Wendy: I will have to read about Jim!

Alice: Totally forgot about the Island of the Blue Dolphins! Thanks for the flash-back.

jessewave said...

These are some scary shit - no wonder I haven't read any of the books. I won't be able to sleep at night.

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Thea said...

FALKOR! Awww. The Neverending Story rocks (I also loved Artax--Atreyu's horse). Can I have both the good luck dragon and Sir Pup? :p

Sarah said...

I love the cat and dog in Jim Butchers books, they're so cool! I also LOOOOVE Sir Pup, she writes such wicked books.

Tracy said...

I'd like to put in an order for Kaelas and Sir Pup please! :)

Great idea for a post Amy!

Carolyn Crane said...

I LOVE this post!!!! I also liked Linnea Sinclair's Furzels (is that what they were called?)

Ciara said...

Cute! Great pick with Sir Pup. My favorite: The furzels from GAMES OF COMMAND by Linnea Sinclair. :)

FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

LOL, Zanth is usually called Zanth, but my Celta is based on the Ogham Alphabet/Tree alphabet so I use plant names.

Zanthoxyl is Prickly Ash, and the hero's name is Ash and so it went...


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