In my next novel I plan to have about a half dozen characters, who will be dogs, cats, deer and wild turkeys. Their joint goal is to help the human who has been part of their lives. The human is the protagonist, but the animals will be key. It will not be a children's book. Have you ever written anything like this? If so, how did you handle it? I should be done with my current novel by the end of the year and will be starting the next one at that time.