Spike the French Bulldog is a natural contender for this Duffer Award. Although he has moved on to the Rainbow Bridge, Spike saved Alex Delaware’s life more than once. But don’t write off Fireball Roberts. From the Last Good Kiss by James Crumley: “When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.” So who’s the best pet? VOTE! (And bonus for the comments: Who are some of your other favorite literary pets?)
James Crumley’s Fireball Jones
Jonathan Kellerman’s Spike.