A Better Travel Companion

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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.

Tom, Lily, and Susanne at Better Travel in Waitsfield.

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!

 

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The Nice List

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Even if they are occasionally naughty(!), Lucy, Linus & Charlie Brown end up on the nice list anyway. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Special thanks to readers Wendell Anderson for the fun shot of Nina and Carol Flaker who sent the great pic of Wilson with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. I know for a fact that Nina and Wilson are also on the Nice List:-)

Merry Christmas!

Summer Visitors

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LeRoy & Pearl, with Zoe

Waitsfield, Vermont.  At the offices of The Valley Reporter last week, the regular “office assistants” LeRoy Brown, Pearl Bailey, and Roxi were joined by two distinguished guests, Zoe, a black lab, and Marleaux, a yellow lab.  Human staffers served as pet sitters while Zoe’s and Marleaux’s families were away. From all accounts, the guests were perfect, but the news of the day was a little hairy…

My apologies if I am not spelling “Marleaux” correctly – my source was uncertain the exact spelling, only to tell me that it wasn’t “Marley” and that it is spelled with an “x” in it somewhere.  Upon research, “Marleaux” is a French family name, and also the name of a handcrafted bass guitar company in Germany. Perhaps there’s a musician in Marleaux’s family? He sure is a sweet dog!

Zoe is part of the Utter family, and I have been told that her singular thought is food.

All-star line-up

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