A house rabbit of course!
Here are 5 reasons why every writer needs a house rabbit:
1. Rabbits are quiet. They don't bark, whine, yip, meow, chirp, whistle, or yowl. And they sleep most of the day, giving you plenty of quiet time to work on your latest magnum opus. They will also stay up late at night with you when you're trying to meet that looming deadline.
2. Rabbits do not require daily walks (and use a litter box), so you'll never be interrupted in the middle of writing a scene to take them out to do their bunny business.
3. Rabbits make short work of rejection letters. Sure you could get a paper shredder. But paper shredders are noisy and get jammed way too easily. Plus they don't have whiskers or cute little wiggly noses.
4. Rabbits won't sleep on your keyboard, printer, laptop, fax machine, or other electronic device, making it inaccessible or clogging it with their hair. (Unlike other pets.)
5. Rabbits make you smile. Let's face it, the life of a writer is full of rejection--from agents, editors, reviewers, even readers. But who could feel discouraged or downhearted with such a cute little furry face to look at you every day?
So there you have it. Five reasons house rabbits make the best pets for writers. Now don't you want one of your very own?
Images: Dog Sign (C) 2010 Michal Zacharzewski; Laptop Cat (C) 2006 Keira Bishop; Lop Rabbit (C) 2005 Chris Turner