Before the theme of the week closes out, I thought we could share our childhood pets! Hooray!

This is Agatha. We also had a big fluffy white cat named LeChat (pronounced Loosha.) Sadly we had to get rid of both of them after my youngest brother was born because he was severely allergic to fleas, which was dangerous to a preemie.

When I was about ten our house turned into a refuge for a few cockatiels. The first two belonged to the wife of one of my mother's work partners. Her cancer had come back so she couldn't have the birds during chemo. We ended up keeping them. A few years later one of my mother's patients became too ill to care for her birds so we took in two more cockatiels.

Share your stories and photos of your childhood pets!