These are pets that I have owned/currently own. But my family and friends have other amazing pets I love as well.
  1. Boomer
    Cocker Spaniel - My parents got this guy as a puppy a few months before my sister and I were born, so we grew up with him. He died when he was 14 (almost 15) years old.
  2. Muffin
    Cat - She put up with so much torture from my sister and me. We liked to play games with her, such as "hide and go seek Muffin," in which one of us would hide her and the other would find her. We called her crazy names too - Goo Goo, Heat Register. But my favorite name for her was Beauty Queen. She was seriously beautiful. She lived for 16 years.
  3. Molly
    Irish Setter - My Sweeter. I called her this because she was sweeter than all other dogs. Molls was seriously the best. So beautiful, so friendly. She loved people and ignored other dogs. I think she thought she was better than them...because she was! She had to be put to sleep when she was 11, almost 12. I still miss her.
  4. Katsa
    Shepherd mix - My Katsa Bear. I adopted this rascal five years ago during my intern year of residency. I named her after a book character (from Graceling), but later found out her name is the German word for cat - katze. This makes sense, because she's a cat in dog's clothing. I love this girl so much. She's five years old.