I'll readily admit that I'm the sort of person who carries on conversations with the dogs and finds herself unable to look away from those incredibly sad SPCA commercials , even while sobbing. So, obviously I am predisposed to like books with animals in them. While I was reading the latest Jill Shalvis book, Animal Attraction , set in a busy veterinary clinic, I realized just how much the charm of the different animals enhanced my enjoyment of the book. I loved the kitten who responded to all remarks with "mew" and the parrot who seemed to repeat the most embarrassing part of any conversation he overheard. As I started thinking about it, there were many other books that joined the list in my head that featured scene stealing pets.
The titles below are the ones I could think of immediately, particularly the dust bunnies from Jayne Castle's ghost hunter books  and the cats from Robin Owens' Celta series . Do you have any favorite books with scene stealing pets?