One son and wife have Mona, an enormous rottweiller who sometimes knocks me over in her eagerness to say hi to grandma. They also have Toad, a black lab puppy and Rufus, a fat cat who was rescued from a neighbor's roof. My son in California has Pete, a parrot, who likes to sit on his shoulder while he's working at the computer and says Change the channel, dork, to which my son replies Dude, this is a computer not a television. He also says Turn the light out buddy. They are currently working on saying Hi Grandma, so any day now I expect to get a very strange phone call….