In the novel, A Three Dog Life, the protagonist is Abagail. The focus of the story, the plot events and the drama that happens surrounds her. She is Richard's wife, and the key character in this "memoir" genre, telling a true story of a life dramatically and tragically forever changed after one rainy night. Abagail, shows strength and weaknesses throughout this novel as her life unfolds around her. Richard will never be the same and their life together is gone in one New York minute.