I've been thinking about doing this thread for a while ... it's not a major topic, but one that may be interesting to children and others who revel in Audie minutia (my wife would state I probably fit both categories
I would like to put together a running list of all known Audie pets, excluding horses which are being documented in another thread.
1) "Eric", a "shepherd dog", probably of mixed breed (Photoplay, Feb 1957, page 87)
2) "Gypsy", a sheepdog (Filmland, August 1952, page 42)
3) "Vixen", dog, Fans Star Library, 1959, # 53, page 29
4) "Ranger", a doberman pinscher (source: Photoplay, October 1955)
5) "Long John" or "Lange Johann" (German version of the dog's name), a Weimareiner named in honor of John Huston. The "official version" is that both the original Weimareiner and the replacement/addition were gifts from Huston, but the book "A Thinker's Damn" quotes Murphy's friend Willard Willingham as saying he thought Murphy originally stole the first one as a puppy off of Huston's ranch. (The implication being that Huston just kind of shrugged and let him keep it).
6) A skunk and a chimp... June 1957 Saga article mentions a a descented skunk and a six-month-old chimp, presumably the same one who appeared at his sons birthday party in 1958.
As we find more, I will update this list. If you can, please cite a source to help validate the pet!