On a similar vein as Matthew’s post on fictional mentors, The Torch online has an article on the best pets, familiars, and animal companions in the fantasy genre. The article, though, restricts itself to only those pets, familiars, and animals that have a real world counterpart. But two Harry Potter pets make the list. If you’d like to comment on this article, feel free to not restrict yourself to only real world animals but on any pet, familiar, or animal companion found in fantasy stories. Enjoy!