We call our children all kinds of weird things these days, but pets have been fair game for a long time. Got something cray-cray you want to test out for future offspring? Try it out on your long-suffering hound or feline.
My goldfish is Hannibal. He's been the last fish standing (swimming?) out of three tanks full of goldfish now, and I'm starting to think it'd just be cruel to give him any more victims. Serial killer. No question.
The dog got Arnie, after Ze Governator. Fitting, eh? This dog weighs, like, fifteen pounds soaking wet, and he loves everybody and everything. Recall that I'm from a country where we call redheads 'Blue' and large people 'Tiny'.
Still, there's only so much a self-respecting animal can take. When my husband was a kid, his family had a dog - a beagle, I think - called Denis. Apparently Denis used to run away a lot. Snort. Can you blame him?
So. What's this got to do with romance books, you ask? Ahem, nothing, actually. I have two new releases this month and neither of them feature any kind of animal. Oh, one story might have a rat in it. I'm not posting about rats. Just... no.
link to a Valentine's Day anthology I'm in, called My Bloody Valentine. Eight fab stories of the darker side of love, by some wonderful romance and suspense authors. My story is called Unforgiven, and it has vampires. It's doing great on the Amazon charts, so I thought you might like to check it out!)
So what's the story behind your pet's name?