Well, I finished the What An Animal Challenge IX (hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews) today. I got Level 4 (read 21 or more books with or about or with pictures of animals).
I saw everything from a Demon, to Beshti (space camels), to a Selkie -- eight different types of animals in all! Dogs were the animal I saw the most often, in eight different books. Dragons came in second place. I think the animal character I liked the most was Manchee, a dog from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. But I met so many wonderful (and sometimes scary!) critters that it is a hard choice.
Either way, this challenge was fun and it's only May and I'm done. I had no idea I read so many books with animals in them! I'll probably keep tracking just to see how far I get though!