Just watching the Today show with a preview of Diane Keaton's new movie, Darling Companion. A dog movie! Being a dog lover, this sure sounds like one I want to see. But the first preview I see the guy loses the dog! Well not a first good impression - of the male character.
Funny how sometimes things get stuck in your head, but to me, any movie that centers on an animal I have to see - War Horse. Sad but sure rooted for the horse!
Adventures of Tin-Tin - still on my list as the dog is so cute.
Writing-wise, maybe that's why subconsciously I usually put a dog in most of my stories. Usually they add something to the story (they should if they are there!)
In my kid's mystery, Searching for a Starry Night, the dachshund Petey is right in middle of the mystery.
In my Girl Zombie story, a German Shepherd dog Chico is there as protection tho the main character (who is part Z) wonders if he will smell that she is "different."
Adding a dog or another pet or animal to a story can only make the story better, imo anyway. You know for sure that is one character the reader will love. haa!
** Do you like to read books with animals or do you put animals in your own writing, and why?
* (PS - Looking at the new pix, wish I would have made it to that conference!)