3 Reasons Why Writers Need Pets.

3 Reasons Why Writers Need Pets - dog, cat, rabbit, hamster, horse, fish, snake.... whatever rocks your boat.


Writing can be lonely at times, having another heart beat in the room helps to keep sane. I have up to three dogs at a time lying at my feet as I write. A huge white Pyrenees Moutain Dog called Dali, and two little toy poodle mixes call Muttley and Tom.


When the going gets tough, with hair-pulling story-lines and complex characters, they sense my stress levels are going through the roof, and know it's time to get me away from the computer and out for a walk.  Dali swipes her huge paw across the mouse sending it flying, and Muttley and Tom sit at my feet giving me the psychological 'walkies' stare. It works.... they are doing it now, this may be a short blog!!


Sitting at a computer all day is not good on my old body. Some pets need walkies. The dogs are SO right to get me up and out of the house, the minute I'm through the door walking in the fresh air things fall into place; problems get reshuffled into manageable bites, spaghetti storylines get unravelled and life starts to calm. Body and Soul gets into sync.

When walking with dogs there are way more important things to worry about, ie, which blade of grass to place that pooh on, where the neighbours cat is hiding, and the important job of catching up on dog social media - sniffing out followers and leaving messages on every tree and gatepost.

The dogs are wonderful co-writers. They know their job is to keep me sane and I know my job is to give cuddles and dog biscuits. We make a great team.

THANK GOODNESS FOR DOGS..... (am shouting).


Check out S C Cunningham's Children's Picture Book about a lovable dog call GINORMOUS JOE.