Sometimes they gallop! Harri and T’pau are my two horses, and Sal was my little buckskin endurance mare who passed over the Rainbow Bridge a few years ago. Harri and Sal feature in my fantasy novella Dancing With Fate and Sal was also the inspiration for the genetically modified ponies developed to withstand the harsh conditiions on Niflheim in Starquest and Children Of The Mist.
I love all animals, gereat and small I have a rescue terrier called Choccy (who is the canine equivalent of a chocolate caramel, being black and brown and very sweet). ‘Dusty’ a white cat with splashes of grey is the resident mouser where we keep the horses. Dusty was adopted from the Cat Rescue Society as a ‘feral’ but has become very tame with people he knows. He hasn’t found his way into any of my stories yet, but like T’pau, I have a role all lined up for him in future books.
‘Shifter’ is the main animal character in ‘Beloved Enemy’. He is a type of wildcat, with unique abilities to blend into the background. He’s actually quite friendly when one gets to know him!
Kerry insists on referring to him as a wolf, much to Cat’s annoyance. More about Cat in a bit!