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Jewels -- Submitted by Teri in Faith, South Dakota

How I Met My Pet: My parents stopped to fuel up their car on the way home to our family ranch. There, my dad overheard a young couple asking the clerk where the local animal shelter was. My dad, normally the one to say we have too many pets, told them to talk to my mom. The couple showed mom a small, energetic, lab-mix puppy. They explained to her that their new home only allowed for one dog, meaning they had to choose between their favorite old dog and new puppy. They kept saying how they wanted her to live on a ranch, and would miss her "little white toes." My parents were hooked. Jewels curled up and slept on my dad's lap for the entire hour-long ride home. That serendipitous gas station stop brought us the most fearless, joyful, energetic, intelligent, loving dog we've ever known. Jewels truly is the jewel of our existence. [Share your own story of how you met your pet.]

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Taken on March 14, 2011