“That moment was about terror and relief.
We were so relieved to have her back after thinking the worst happened to her.
I have never had a relationship with a dog like I have with Lola.
I think that’s due to age and my time in life.
When I had Shannon I was young, building a career and starting and raising a family.
I am retired now and I spend every day with Lola and my partner.
She reads us, and we her.
We have an emotional understanding and I think it’s from proximity and time.
Your kids grow up and they have their own lives, but with a beloved dog, your time is always in the present.”