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10 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 9.16 INTER-OFFICE MEMO King Louie from Disney's 1967 animated version of The Jungle Book because of Louis Prima's joyful performance on "I Wan'na Be Like You" — a cure for any case of the blues. Also Fern, the chimpanzee at the center of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, the clever and moving book by Karen Joy Fowler. But most of all, Nana, the matriarch of an elephant herd saved by the late Lawrence Anthony at the Thula Thula preserve in South Africa. Nana and her family were destined for slaughter until Anthony stepped up, a story he told in The Elephant Whisperer. If you haven't read it, you really should. His work continues. Jenni Laidman Writer at large The Black Stallion by Walter Farley made me dream of being stranded on a desert island where I would befriend a wild horse who could fight mountain lions for me. Wesley Bacon "Dive Bar Diary" columnist Arnold Ziffel, the pig who watched TV on Green Acres. Jack Welch Copy editor BoJack Horseman! Life doesn't get any more morosely funny than that. Mary Welp "Dine In" columnist Garfield. He does whatever he wants. Rob Niece Editorial intern Who's your favorite famous animal? At this point in my life, I'm going with Daniel Tiger from PBS's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. One episode equals 22 minutes I have to get stuff done while my three-year-old soaks up wholesome life lessons from an animated tiger cub and his family. Parents of toddlers, sing with me! When you feel so mad that you want to ROAR, take a deep breath and count to four — one, two, three, four. Anne Marshall Senior writer Just me, or is Dory annoying? Josh Moss Editor Can I say, like, every animal in Zootopia? I, a 19-year-old in college, saw that movie opening night with my best friend (also 19 and in college). Instant classic. Margo Morton Editorial intern Definitely the dragon/dog (or whatever that fluffy guy is!) from The NeverEnding Story. He was the best because: Who doesn't want to fly on a furry, friendly dog/dragon. Mickie Winters Photographer Petrie, the pterodactyl from The Land Before Time, because he always said what all of the other little dinosaurs should've been thinking. I love him so much that I named my pet bearded dragon after him. Jaime Brewer Editorial intern Is Godzilla an appropriate answer? Aaron Hartley Editorial intern Ham the Astrochimp was an amazing little guy. I am not promoting trapping chimpanzees inside space shuttles or anywhere else for that matter, but in 1961, when we needed a chimp to try out space travel, we couldn't have asked for a better astronaut. He was an astute lever-puller who helped prove that humans could operate a spaceship under extreme atmospheric conditions. I wish he could have lived out the rest of his days like the American hero he was, lavished in chimp luxuries and surrounded by chimp babes. He lived for 17 years after the historic space flight at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Suki Anderson Art director forestspringshc.com