9th birthday, mom sits me down, reveals a cookie cake. I eat some cake when she pulls a small square present out. I open it to reveal Spyro year of the dragon. I play it for a couple days (could only play for a couple hours cuz of school.) I get so far into the game to see Bianca in all her glory. (Bianca is the rabbit lady) I was smitten by her and that's what started my furriness
My first furry crushes were Cleo from Heathcliff, Miss Kitty Mouse in Great Mouse Detective (saw this 3 times in theaters in St Louis when it first came out), Maid Marian, M'ress from Star Trek TAS, Cheetara/Pumarya and more.
Then i heard of the fandom at 14 back in 96 as i read furry comics and all and became a furry fan.