Animals refers to what could be considered "lesser species", ones that are generally not considered sentient. Animals are generally not capable of communicating with humans, notable exceptions being wited Humans.
“Nighteyes is a wolf and the third Wit-bond partner of FitzChivalry Farseer. Nighteyes is...Nighteyes
“Motley is a crow gifted to FitzChivalry Farseer by Web. Motley is a female crow that has both...Motley
“A puppy with whom Fitz formed his first Wit-bond. It lasted until Burrich discovered the bond...Nosy
“Smithy is a puppy who is the second Wit-bond partner of FitzChivalry Farseer. Smithy is born to...Smithy
“Risk Character Status Relationships Books and Stories Risk was a seabird that was wit-bonded to Web.Risk