If my parents had been a bit more willing, I would have filled our home up with pets! From the salamander I caught in a creek and the squirrels I'd try to chase as a tot to my actual dog and cat, my love for animals didn't hatch overnight.
While fondly recalling my menagerie, I came across this very question in the PetSugar Q + A community group asking about favorite childhood pets. I think my kitty named Precious was my favorite since I remember picking her out at a shelter more clearly than I remember the day we brought my dog home. Think back to the pets you had as a kid — or wished you did — could you name a favorite?