Animals. Great, aren’t they? So, the big question is: why aren’t there more in writing? Perhaps it is because people do not even think of using them any more, perhaps it is because people don’t know how to write these beautiful creatures. So, how do you?
Well, for starters, they don’t talk (unless, of course, that’s what happens in your character’s world). And, if they do, have a think about if they talk like a ‘normal’ human being, like Donkey, or if they talk in one letter words, like Scooby Doo.
Secondly, they are a little bit mad, there’s no denying it. So make sure you write in that madness! For example, if you’ve got a dog, there’s no doubt that you would’ve seen them have a ‘mad moment’, where they run around like a maniac! Or a cat that hisses at nothing, or jumps about 5 foot in the air. Maybe they wag their tail so hard it takes people out, or dribble at everything. Maybe, if they’re human-like, they pull faces, or wave.
Thirdly, they are like humans: eat, sleep and poop. So make sure you write it in! Animal poop smells a lot, as does their wee, so make sure you write that in. Maybe they eat raw meat, or something disgusting (you know what I mean).
Also, remember that, to your characters, their pets are, more often than not, their best friends! So keep your friends close, but keep your pets closer!
Also, if your pets are ‘normal’, in our world, remember that they can be different breeds, colours, they might have scars, missing a limb or a tail. If it’s another animal, like a dragon, I guess it depends on what your world is like.
I’m not really sure what else to say. Because, like humans, all animals are different!