Ten Pets you can get at Stephen King’s Pet Shop

Posted October 26, 2021 by elzaread in Top Ten Tuesday / 40 Comments

Greetings! It’s Tuesday and thus time for everyone’s – humans, felines, canines and magical creatures’ – favorite weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is Halloween Freebie. Having a freebie is always loads of fun and you can let your imagination run wild! Or tame it down a bit and and open your own Pet Shop. For our freebie today, we would like to invite you to Stephen King’s Pet Shop.

Anyone who has ever read Stephen King’s novels, will know that he loves to bring household pets, especially cats, into his stories. Sometimes they don’t sit, stay, roll over, or play dead as we would like our domestic animals to do. But just like your household pets, they always bring hours of entertainment. So without any further ado, I present Stephen King’s favorite pets to you:

Azreal. Of course I’m going to start my list with a cat. Although Azreal is beautiful with a lovely, calm demeanor, I would jump out of bed and run for the hills when he comes to settle on your bed. You can read more about Azreal in Doctor Sleep. 

Cujo. Please do remember when you buy a puppy, not all of them remain cute little lapdogs. Sometimes they grow into 200 pound Saint Bernard dogs and if something goes wrong, you will have to keep your car doors locked. Cujo 

Kojak. “When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see – no I won’t be afraid, as long as you stand by me.” They say if you want loyalty, you must get a dog. In this dog’s case, it’s the truest words ever. Kojak will stay with you right through The Stand. 

Milo. Who’s a good boy?! Who’s a good boy?! Go fetch! For some Joyland in you life, get yourself a Jack Russel.

Clovis. Now this cat sets the barre high. It’s been 29 years since the release of the film, Sleepwalkers, and humans still haven’t figured out that cats can and will be much better partners to police officers than dogs. No, we don’t really want to do it. I’m just saying that we can. 

Churchill. My Mommy still wants to name one of her cats Churchill. I don’t know how I feel about it. Yes, cats do have 9 lives and my big brother Stinkie is living proof of that. Take note of the word living. We can cheat death yes, but no – we shouldn’t actually come back from the dead at all.

Mr Jingels. A cat’s honor is sacred and I solemnly swear that there are two rodents who I will never, ever attack or try to eat. The first is Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia and the other one is Mr Jingels from The Green Mile.

Oy. We haven’t read The Dark Tower Series, but we do know there are some weird characters in there. Apparently there is a creature known as a throcken or a billy-bumbler and it is from unidentifiable origin. Sounds like a dachshund to me.

General. We are not familiar with General, but I know I want to be just like General when I one day, grow up. Strong and loyal andn keeping a Cat’s Eye on my humans, defending them against the evil that lurks in your walls. Now you know why cats sometimes jump up walls for no apparent reason. It’s not as apparent as you would think.

Truman and Clover. There is nothing worse than being separated from humans. Imagine if it’s an invisible force field that traps you like a fly in a bottle. I believe the pets who remained on the outside and not Under the Dome, might have been better off in the long run.

Which of these adorable pets would you like to take home with you today? Adoption fee includes unexpected surprises, near death experiences, entrapment, an electric shock and streets as quiet as Lockdown Level 5. Visit Stephen King’s Pet Shop today and change your and your new pet’s life forever.

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40 responses to “Ten Pets you can get at Stephen King’s Pet Shop

    • elzaread

      Hi AJ! Sorry I’m a bit late with replying… I don’t think I really want to catch up with everything that Stephen King has written. I’m still not too old to still get nightmares! I know, The Green Mile is a gorgeous novella, but it does leave it’s mark for sure.

      I hope you will have a good week!

    • elzaread

      Hi Cheryl! Glad to hear you’ve enjoyed our post! We usually have lots of fun with TTT. Kojak and Churchill were the first two pets I’ve actually remembered and then the post developed from there!

      Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the late reply.

    • elzaread

      I would want Cujo either, but I think some of his cats might be enduring characters if you give them a chance.

    • elzaread

      I haven’t read as many Stephen King novels as it appears I have, but most of the ones I’ve read does have a pet in somewhere.

      Google had to help me with this one!

    • elzaread

      Hi An! So glad you’ve enjoyed our post! Not all Stephen King books are scary, or rather weirdly scary. Some are just scary and some are just weird. And then you have a few that are quite normal and well worth the read.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I love this idea! I’ve read a few Stephen King books, but these are mostly new to me (I do know Joyland and The Green Mile). I saw the movie Cat’s Eye when I was probably WAY too young to see it, and it terrified me. I do remember General though!

    • elzaread

      Hi Fran! Thanks so much. I read Stephen King’s books very selectively. Don’t do too weird and scary. But the ones that I have read by him, were all really excellent!

    • elzaread

      It’s difficult to give you suggestions on where to start… I don’t like weird and scary. Or rather – too weird and scary. The Stand is BRILLIANT. Yes it’s a doorstop, but it really is worth the read.

    • elzaread

      I couldn’t handle it when I was younger! I’ve only started to read Stephen King way into my 30’s, but I still read his work very selectively.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am in awe — seriously, love the post themes you come up with! No, I am not going to pick up any pets from Stephen King’s pet shop, I had a tough enough time with Misery, It and Carrie. But what a great Halloween post.

    • elzaread

      Thanks Lex! I love doing TTT and think of clever spins on my posts. You don’t need to pick up any of the pets, I’m sure they will come and find you if they need to be with you… (Evil laugh). I’m just joking!!

      Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • elzaread

      In the cover that I’ve used for Doctor Sleep, Azreal looks sooooo much like Elza, it’s frightening! So I guess I did bring one of them home…. Luckily she’s a little angel. O scratch that. She’s a menace. But nothing weird about her!

    • elzaread

      Aah thanks Debbie! One of those brainwaves that you have write down immediately, or it gets lost.

      I haven’t read all of these! I don’t like weird scary and I like my pets to remain cute and cuddly. I enjoy Mr. King’s books, but very selectively.

    • elzaread

      Thanks Lydia! Won’t it be great if he sees it and thinks it’s pretty cool? Gosh, my year would be made!

  3. I love your take on the Halloween freebie! I would definitely take Oy home with me! I have never been brave enough to read one of Stephen King’s ‘full’ horror novels, but I have read his Dark Towers series. I would describe a billy-bumbler as a cross between a dog and a raccoon – They are super cute, loyal, brave and sing in the moonlight. So yeah, I want one! 😊

    • elzaread

      Hi Jessica! I’ve struggled a bit to try and figure out what a billy-bumbler is, so I just went with dachshund. I haven’t read the Dark Tower series, but now I actually feel like reading it.

      Happy TTT and thanks for stopping by!

  4. I have not read many Stephen Kings – possibly because he is one of my mum’s favourite authors and also because I am a bit of a wuss and the films I have stumbled across are terrifying! But even I recognise most of these names and would never set foot across this shop’s threshold!
    Great post!

    • elzaread

      I’m also a late bloomer to Stephen King’s books and only started reading his books way into my 30’s. I haven’t read all of the books I’ve listed on here!

      I will probably take most of the cats on here home with me.

      Thanks for stopping by!