I never really thought about it until I started writing this post, but there don’t seem to be a whole lot of pets in literature or YA books. (Maybe because the characters are off on crazy adventures so having a pet just doesn’t fit in the story?) Be that as it may, Crookshanks (Hermione’s cat in Harry Potter) and Dinah (Alice’s cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) are two pretty great felines.
We don’t know a whole lot about either cat, but we do know that Crookshanks is almost lion-like in appearance and really doesn’t like Scabbers (who turns out to be Peter Pettigrew, so I mean, me too, Crookshanks. Me too…).
Dinah is also a hunter (of both mice and birds), but more importantly she seems to be Alice’s best friend. After all, Alice talks about her way more than she talks about actual people in her world and makes her out to be quite the loyal companion.
So which cat would you rather have for a pet? Vote below and let me know why you chose the cat you did!