For maverick readers as well as younger readers, these author-read tales of peculiar pets range from the merely unusual to the otherworldly. For adults, a phantasmagoria of short stories. For precocious young readers, The Life of Peculiar Cat Burglar in seven episodes; and, Ryan’s Dog, Serious, whose young owner combats his OCD with help from his stellar doggy friend, Sirius. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and please like, follow and share your thoughts @Peculiar Pet Tales Podcasts. Thank you for your coming on this creative ride with me! Photos: Darius Krause for Peculiar, Cole Keister for Pentimento, Alex Azabache for Serious.