Writing for The Charleston Gazette, Bill Lynch introduces readers to Dr. Jon Warner, DVM, and his extended, furry and feathered family:
You can also tell a lot about a pet owner by his pets. Warner, a veterinarian at Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital in Kanawha City, has six. Three are cats: Stretch, a one-eyed gray; Ed, a gray tabby who gets around on three legs; and longhaired Kiki, who resembles a puffball. And there are two dogs: a skittish coonhound named Blue who tends to bark at strangers; and Black Francis (named for an indie rocker), a lap dog that is also missing a leg. Upstairs, Warner keeps a bird named Paco, which he’s had since he was a student at WVU.
Paco, he said, was his first pet and the only one in the bunch that wasn’t a stray of some sort.
“I feel like I’m married to him,” he said wearily.