My first pet was when I was 7 years old. I found a horned toad, and named him "Horny". I never could understand why everyone thought the name I had chosen was funny. Then I found a box turtle, I named "Turty" and dad drilled a small hole in the edge of his shell so I could tie him in the yard to run around. Horny and Turty were always together. I didn't have to worry about letting the Horny in the yard because he would never leave Turty. But one day Turty broke his string and both of them left. I was so sad.
Our family dog was a female dachsund called Susie.<br />
My own personal first pet was a little mud turtle- I'm pretty sure I called him Blackie.