1. What is the first pet you remember? A female tabby cat that I named, “Mutt” because my dad liked referring to most dogs and cats as mutts. I am not sure how I old I was when we got her, but I know that we had her before my brother Chad was born, so I was less than three years old. We had a dog (yellow lab/golden retriever mix) that I named King Tulip – because he liked to lie in the flower bed where tulips were planted – around this same time as well.