As a child, I was fascinated by all animals and I just knew I was going to be a veterinarian. So my earliest memory has to do with my first pet.
I spent most of my childhood at my aunt’s house due to the fact my mom was a registered nurse so she worked numerous long shifts. I especially looked forward to summers at my aunt’s house. There was always something going on and every day was an adventure.
One day that stands out in my memory is the day I got my dog…I kind of stole him. A family friend came over one day with the cutest puppy. He was a mixed breed, half collie, and half sheepdog. He was white with gray and brown patches. I started playing with him and never stopped so the friend said I could keep him. My mother was not too happy about the situation so he lived at my aunts’ house since I was there more anyway.
I had him from the summer after I turned 5 to the summer I was 14. I played with him day after day and I never got bored. He was the best companion a girl could ask for.