Those scene stealing animal sidekicks.

Dog with suitcases

Harry has his Hedwig. Dorothy has Toto and there would be no Lone Ranger exploits without the faithful Silver. Animal sidekicks can sometimes emerge to be the unsung heroes of books or movies.

It’s funny how a character that can’t even speak can take over an entire novel. This happened in my latest book for Harlequin Heartwarming. The culprit? Baggy the dog. Sure his real life inspiration won an ugliest dog contest, but I get plenty of emails and messages from Baggy’s fans. Here’s a little snippet in which I explain where Baggy came from.

https://audioboo.fm/boos/2399998-snippet-from-return-to-pelican-inn

Hey! Let’s see if we can make a list of animal sidekicks from books or movies. Add a comment and you’re entered to win the drawing this month. Giving away an Amazon gift card and signed book! Hi-yo, Silver!

12 responses to this post.

  1. I am partial to German Shepherds, so I am going to go with the beautiful Sam (Samantha), from I Am Legend with Will Smith. She was so loyal. I cried when she had to be put down because she was going to become one of those crazy creatures too. I also loved Ms. Marple from Lorna Barret’s Murder on the Half Shelf – a cozy mystery.

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  2. Posted by Lynsay on August 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    How about going the animal side kick to an animal, as in Dory to Marlin.

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  3. Posted by carolelerner on August 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Lassie wasn’t the sidekick. Timmy was. ;-). In the same way Mr. Ed!

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  4. What about Winn-Dixie? (From Because of Winn-Dixie.)

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  5. Posted by Jon-Paul du Pont on August 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    How about Birdman’s sidekick, an Eagle named Avenger. The debate is still open as to if he was actually the sidekick or the hero in the show.
    Anyone who ever watched the Birdman cartoons knows what I am talking about.

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  6. Don’t forget Lassie

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