“I was looking for a dog like Shannon.
I found a kennel about 100 miles away from our house in Pennsylvania that had Irish Setters.
We walked into the fenced in puppy area and Lola jumped onto my partner and it was love at first sight.
The worst moment with Lola was during one of my partner’s college reunions at our farm in Pennsylvania.
We let Lola out in the front yard.
As the wine flowed, we forgot that she was out in the yard.
About 2 hours later we looked for her but she was nowhere to be found.
We spent hours searching the land, until we gave up after 4 hours, convinced she was dead.
Around 3 A.M., she just trotted out of the woods, looked at us as if to say, what’s wrong with you, I’m tired and going to bed.”