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Tully's Tails: 2 dogs named Zeus

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Posted at 5:55 AM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 08:46:04-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Several years ago Angel Lopez passed the Humane Society and talked himself out of getting a dog. But what happened next was likely the most important U-turn of his life.

“I drove down five miles and something kept tugging on me. I turned around and went back and the first dog the lady showed me was Zeus,” explained Lopez.

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Lopez is an Army veteran, but he said he survived getting shot in the chest after leaving the military. A horrific act that he said scarred him for a long time, but that’s where Zeus comes in. This rescue dog healed his pain better than anything else.

“When I got the dog it helped to soothe me by having that creature there, that dog there. Giving me a sense of more security,” explained Lopez.

When Zeus passed away, Lopez started looking to adopt a new dog. When he finally found one and saw the dog's name was also Zeus he knew it was fate.

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“The first person I told was my sister and she goes oh you named him Zeus too. I started laughing and I said no his name happens to be Zeus and that caught on. So I named him Zeus two,” explained Lopez.

Lopez said the moment he sees Zeus starts his day perfect.

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