Real Life Galley Cat in Our Pet Parade

By Jason Boog Comment

GalleyCat readers around the globe have joined our annual Pet Parade, sending photos of their literary pets.

Author Joanne Levy shared a picture of her real life Galley Cat: “Recently, I got a copy of Caroline Starr Rose’s MAY B., which my cat Chester did not want to give up.  I forced the issue and was finally able to read the book, but not before it received a lot of kitty love (well deserved – the book is awesome!).”

More photos follow below–we will collect all the entries at this link.

“Oh, hai, my name is Angela Dah-ling. My human, author Allia Zobel Nolan, wants me to wish you all a healthy and happy New Year. For this, I’m promised warm cream and tuna. So considered yourself wished.”

Sylvia Frezzolini (Book Designer) and John B. Severance (Author) wote: “Sophie (our muse) is worried that she hasn’t been a good dog this year.”

Peter M. Blaiwas submitted that picture of his office cat.

Reader Steve Duno wrote: “My dog Lou is a real life Rin Tin Tin.  Lou caught robbers and rapists, saved my life several times, helped teach sign language to kids, worked as a therapy dog, and helped to save the lives of hundreds of aggressive dogs.  Along literate lines, he had a vocabulary of 150+ words, and knew sign language.”

Gloria Taylor Weinberg submitted this photo of her literary dog, Dudley.

Sandy Klaud wrote: This is Choxie, the hambone of dachshunds.  He is one of the friendliest four footed guys I know AND, a rescue. ”

HarperCollinsChildren’s Books VP of integrated marketing Diane Naughton sent that picture of her Christmas puppy, Lucy.