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On March 15, 2007, I was going to my best friend's daughter's wedding when a strong feeling came over me that I was not to go. I didn't understand it at the time but trusted my gut. I went to Petsmart instead.

They were having pet adoption when I saw her. Her name is Triple. She was approximately 2 1/2 at the time, skinny with sores. She had been part of a shelter that had to be destroyed with most of the animals, and she had the crud for a long time but pulled through. I decided right then to adopt her. I was in the line for the vet to check her when a lady came up to me and asked if I was going to adopt her, and I said that I already did. She said, "God bless you. If no one took her, we were going to put her to sleep tonight." It amazes me how Triple had the universe working on her behalf to find her the right home.

I can't begin to tell you how much love, joy and companionship that she has brought into my life. She has taught me so much through the years. She has had cancer surgery twice and surgery on both of her knees, yet she just keeps on going. I have learned from her that no matter what life brings you, it is your attitude that matters. Her love for me is unconditional; her eyes are so full of knowledge and life and love. My boyfriend and I lovingly call her "the Tripinator" due to her remarkable spirit.

Triple is beginning to lose some of her hearing and cataracts are taking her vision, but she knows that I will be her ears and eyes. She is slowing down, however she will still do her best to keep up with the younger generation. There will never be another Tripinator!



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