Through the last six years of his life, Parley Nichols, 81, never left his Hartville, Ohio, home without his dog Lady. The two were best friends, soul mates and constant companions who took care of each other.
So when Parley, who had developed dementia, went missing on April 8, it was no surprise that Lady, his 6-year-old golden retriever that he bought as a puppy, was also gone.
“Dad had been wandering around, and we kept looking for him for a solid week, sending out flyers, doing whatever we could,” Terry Nichols, one of Parley’s two sons, tells PEOPLEPets.com. “With his dementia, he would struggle to hear you talk to him, then four hours later he seemed okay. We were very worried.”
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