Waitsfield, Vermont. With the very affectionate Lily, and her people, Tom and Susanne Byrne at Better Travel in the Mad River Green Shopping Center.
Tom: Lily is a three and a half-year-old Goldendoodle. She came from a breeder in East Montpelier. We picked her up there, but her breeder’s actually in Pennsylvania.
Lily helps us in the office every day. She loves being the greeter. And, she knows when I’m going to the bank: She hears me stamping checks and comes to my desk. She gets a treat when we go to the bank.
On Fridays, she comes with me to buy the Valley Reporter at their office. Roxie [another Goldendoodle, who has has been featured in wagmorevt.com] ignores her, but that Corgi puppy and Lily, they run all over the place, having a grand time!
This is a travel agency. Where are you going to spend the holidays?
Susanne: At home! We are looking forward to being together at home, just the three of us.
Editor’s note: Visitors are welcome at Better Travel. Stop by to say “hi” to the Byrnes and especially Lily – she will definitely brighten your day with an enthusiastic greeting. Also, if you have any training to tips to help stop a dog from jumping up on people, please leave them in a comment, below. My Charlie was a jumper. I would make him sit, then reward him. It took some time, but he is (mostly) a reformed jumper now. “Sit” first doesn’t seem to be working very well with Lily – they have asked me to pass along their query to my readers. Lily is super friendly and energetic. I will share your tips in a future post as well as with Tom and Susanne. Thank you!