Poodle Hitch-hiking On Runway Causes 30 Minute Delays.
A runaway poodle causes half hour delays at Boston’s Logan Airport. Choochy escaped from her kennel and made a bid for freedom at the airport.
Eluding airport security, police, and fire-fighters for 17 hours the renegade dog brought the airport to a halt a number of times. She played chicken on the runways, dodgems on the taxi ways, and hide-and-seek around airport buildings.
It was the lure of food that finally tamed Choochy and enabled her to be led to safety with only minor injuries.
This story reminds me of a stopover in Ireland. It was supposed to be a 10 minute pause for fuel and passenger pickup. Two hours later we were finally on our way again.
The cause of our delay was a dog travelling luggage class who decided to make a bid for freedom after chewing through its cage. Once the cargo doors opened the dog leaped from the plane and proceeded to elude airport personnel for 2 hours.
Like with Choochy this tale had a happy ending. But it leaves one wondering if we don’t need a better method of collaring renegade dogs at our airports.