P.G. Wodehouse with his Dachshund, Jed, Remsenberg, NY, February 21, 1973. Devoted animal lovers, the Wodehouses owned many dogs and were active in the Westhampton branch of Bide-a-Wee Home Association, which cares for abandoned dogs and cats until their adoption. The Westhampton branch is now called the P.G. Wodehouse Shelter in commemoration of their generous donor.
Try not to smile: The late Maurice Sendak, with his beloved dog Herman (named after Herman Melville, Sendak’s great hero), photographed by Mariana Cook. Pair with other literary pets and the authors who loved them.