I can't remember the exact novel title, but one of the Kathy Reichs (sp?) books has quite a bit of mention of her Chow (the Chow discovers a body while they were at a picnic).
Lucy - 9 yr old border(?) terrier mix
Jack - 8 yr old yorkie terrier mix
Gracie - 7 yr old tuxedo kitty
Monty - RIP buddy
"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either." - Unknown
"If cats could talk they would lie to you"