For most of us, the memory of our first pet is special. It might have been a puppy, or kitten, or fish, or turtle, or even a snake, or some other sort of critter. But just having that first pet, becomes a special event. "You will have to feed it"..."You will have to take care of it"..."You will have to train it"..."You will have to clean-up after all its messes"... were often some of the requirements.
Here is a picture of Linda Carol. It must have been one of those special events. A puppy it is.