Meg Lyons and her sister Gwen live in Waitsfield, Vermont with Meg’s Zoe and Gwen’s Odin.
How is this working out, with the two dogs?
Meg: They actually get along really well. They’re a little partner-in-crime-ish, in that when we come home and trash is all over, we usually know who the guilty party is, but they can both show signs of guilt.
Gwen: They get along really well.
Meg: They’re old enough now: Zoe’s 12, Odin’s 4 and a half, they’ve been together since Gwen got Odin.
Gwen: Odin was 8 months old when I got him.
Meg: They get along with all the dogs in our family. We’ve lucked out.
Gwen: Before I lived here, every time I’d come over, I’d bring him.
Meg: They sleep next to each other, take walks together,
Gwen: Raid the neighbors’ yards together,
Meg: Take snowshoe hikes together, cuddle by the fire together.
How is Zoe like your sister?
Gwen: Hmmm…Zoe can be stubborn, as can Meg. Meg doesn’t have selective hearing, but Zoe definitely does.
Meg: You’re entitled to selective hearing when you get older.
Gwen: Zoe’s just very matter of fact, independent, laid back. Stubborn’s a good word.
Meg: Independent, strong-willed…
Gwen: Strong-willed is definitely a good term.
Meg, now it’s your turn.
Meg: How does Odin resemble his mother? They both have some OCD tendencies – in a good way. He has a lot of energy and his mother does as well. They’re both very athletic.
Gwen: He’s the team mascot.
Meg: Gwen coaches lacrosse and he goes with her… He’s very good at being loyal to his mother. He needs a lot of love. They’re both adorable.
Meg, the “big sister”, and Gwen grew up with a series of dogs. Meg recalled their names: Potsy, Toby, Brownie, Snickers, Maple. In the course of our lifetime, we’ve grown up with between four or five dogs.
Gwen: We only had two at once for a short time, though… It gets a little hectic now with three dogs when we go [to our mom’s] for an overnight.
The only downside to having two dogs in the house is the dog hair – he sheds a lot. Dog hair everywhere.
One last thing: Odin displays his awesome talent! (Click on the link to view.)