Though Lyla is now able to show affection toward Billy and Megan, the bonded pair still depend on each other implicitly — especially during difficult or uncertain times.
“We recently moved apartments. When we first brought Lola and Lyla there, we drove them over in their separate crates and put them in a quiet room with toys and perches,” Billy recalled. “When we went in to check on them, Lola had left her crate and was curled up in Lyla's. We were reminded how much they rely on each other, during what must have been a stressful time for them.”
Lyla knew just what her normally adventurous sister needed, leaving the room where they were quarantined together first to smell and rub against everything in the new apartment. "We think Lyla used her smarts and realized that her sister, her furniture, toys and humans were still around and now feels confident enough to be the big sister," Billy added.