When I was little I had a chicken named Penny.
Penny was copper colored and very kind. She loved to eat snails - shell and all!
I had a big sheepdog named Thumper. He was a gateway drug to owning a horse which my parents gave me on my eight birthday. We weren't witnesses then obviously. I named him Exodus because he liked to run away. I also had cats named Ruth and Dumpty. Ruth was scared of Exi because of his moods but Dumpty was his best animal friend.
One day I was riding Exi through the federal park near our property with Dumpty in the saddle basket and we came face to face with a cougar in a tree. Thumper wanted to fight it but I just took a photo and we let it be. It's a shame I can't get a permit to post pics.
What kind of animals did you have?