I've been reading the Game of Thrones series of books. I'm on book 4 - A Feast for Crows.
I was delighted to hear about the 6 direwolves that are found at the beginning of book 1, but am a little disappointed that they don't figure as prominently in the subsequent books. Hopefully I am wrong.
The other day while walking Gimli, my imagination got the better of me as I took this picture.
Here I am with my... um... dire-corgi in the snow. He looks just the right size in the shadow, doesn't he?