As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
This is a picture of Oswald and Dee. Oswald is the dark-haired dog. Dee is the pale one with the dark circles under her eyes.
Oswald is the friendliest dog I’ve ever owned. He loves people. His tail wags constantly. He carries a couple of extra ounces in weight because he also loves his food. He’s perpetually happy.
Dee, on the other hand, is a little different. We had Oswald from being a puppy. Dee came to us later and she’d been passed through the hands of several owners.
So, Dee doesn’t trust people. Dee barks at people. And other dogs. And children. And puppies. And some cars. And anything that moves. Dee is nervous and, like all chihuahuas, she trembles as though she’s in the midst of caffeine withdrawal. The dark circles under her eyes make it look like she’s got a permanent hangover. The only things Dee seems to like are Oswald, food and sleep.
Which is why I’d choose Dee as my spirit animal. Not trusting people, trembling with the caffeine DTs and looking forward to sleep seem (to my mind) to be the key attributes to being a writer.