6.  Have you had any memorable pets? 

What did you love about them?

Tracey Magrann:  I had a macaw parrot named Lovie, born on Valentine’s Day.  She would sit by the window when kids were passing by as they came home from school, and pop up and down, saying “Peek-a-boo!”  She also thought it was a game to pinch me (gently), and I would say, “Ow!  No, no!”  I would take her to my office and leave her on the perch while I was seeing patients.  However, she began to call out for someone to come play with her by saying, “OW!  NO-NO!  OWWW!, which wasn’t a good thing to hear coming from a doctor’s office, so I had to start leaving her at home.

Thomas Joseph Magrann II (II):  My favorite pet was Buster, the collie dog, who was about 3 years old when I was born.  He was a great pet, and one day when I was five years old, as I was crossing the street to go to the candy store, he grabbed me by the back of my pants and pulled me back from getting hit by an oncoming car!  A year later, the dogcatcher got him, and I bawled my eyes out, saying "Please mister, don't take my dog!", and they let him go.  He lived to be about 15 years old.