I have a bunch of these stories:
Well, there was always that robins egg that I tried to hatch. Didn't know it wouldn't, but I sure did try!
Then, the garden grave yard for all my dead fish.
I coulcn't just flush them down the toilet! My mom would find these little jewelry boxes floating around after a hard rain fall. She didn't tell me about it till recently, to which I replied "You burried them again didn't you?!"
Then in elementary school there were the baby chicks that we raised from little eggs. I was so interested. We'd put the light up to the egg to see them grow. Then came time for the baby chicks to go back to the farm. As soon as I realized this I convinced a few other classmates to try to save the chicks. We were hiding those little bird babies everywhere!
The time my whole family kept it from me that we had a mouse in the house. They thought I'd freak out. When I finally saw it I said "Aw! He's cute! Can we keep him?:
Rescuing the baby bunny from a storm drain. I have a pic of me and that little rabbit somewhere.
Almost getting hit by a car to save a turtle in the road.
I of course ended up working at an animal shelter and a few veterinary clinics along the way.
There's many more stories. But you get the point.