Favorite Animals

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Animals figure into most of my favorite books and stories:  Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad from Wind in the Willows; Buck in Call of the Wild; and Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web.  By the time I reach the last page we are friends, and I am sad to see the story end. I go back for another visit when I reread the story.

One of my new pals is a wire fox terrier named “Bob” (or “Monsieur Bob” to Hercule Poirot) in the Agatha Christie book and movie, Dumb Witness.  Bob was directly inspired by Christie’s own pet, also a wire haired terrier named Peter.  “A dog in a thousand” she wrote in the dedication.

Do you have a favorite animal character?



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