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Betty White, the universally beloved actress and icon, turns 99 on January 17 and she plans on celebrating her birthday in quarantine.

White shared with ET Online that on Sunday (1/17), she’s planning to celebrate. She said, “You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway: What am I doing for my birthday? Running a mile each morning has been curtailed by COVID, so I am working on getting The Pet Set re-released, and feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day.”

The Pet Set is Betty’s syndicated show from the 1970s, which tapped into her lifelong love of animals, spotlighting celebrities like Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Doris Day, James Stewart, Burt Reynolds and more — as well as their furry friends: “Dogs, cats, birds and horses – in addition to a wide range of wild animals including tigers, bears, elephants, lions, wolves, gorillas, cougars, seals, kangaroos, zebras and eagles – both in the studio and on location.”

The series was produced by White’s late husband, Allen Ludden, and will be released on DVD and streaming platforms by MPI Media Group on February 23, to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary.