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Ex-husband sends former dog birthday greetings

A Texas woman says the beloved dog she once shared with her ex-husband has helped bring the couple back together. 

Rebecca Hernandez, 25, told FOX 5 she started dating her ex, Frankie, in 2007. They were high school sweethearts, and got married at a young age in 2012. One year later, when Rebecca says she was having "baby fever," the couple got Apollo, a German shorthaired pointer mix, who was malnourished at the time. 

Rebecca said there was never a dull moment while having Apollo and Frankie around. 

"Apollo is a cheese-ball like Frankie, and I think that's why they love each other so much." 

Two years ago, the couple decided to call it quits and separated. Frankie, who at the time worked as a U.S. Marine, stayed in California. Rebecca and Apollo headed home to Texas. 

The breakup was not only tough on Rebecca and Frankie, but also on Apollo. 

"He [Apollo] had to get use to not seeing him [Frankie] everyday," Rebecca said. "Living in different places, it wasn't easy for them to see each other."

While they were separated, Frankie would always send Apollo birthday cards, as well as holiday greetings. Apollo recently turned 4-years-old, and on his birthday Rebecca shared several photos of the dog receiving this year's card. 

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