I feel you on that, on popular phenomena. It also happens to me... but the novels are so good. Really. If you like reading, you should give them a try.
Ok, to the point: in this series there is this kind of person who is called a warg or skinchanger and has the ability to create bonds with animals/get into them. All six children of a main protagonist, Eddard Stark, have a direwolf pet (the sigil of house Stark is a direwolf), and they have a special bond with them, and when they dream, sometimes they ARE the wolf.
Just my two cents. Fiction. But I found the coincidence was funny.
I'm ok with the friend invite. :-) Thanks.