|Flight Aware Live Flight Tracker screen shot|
It was gray and balmy morning. Sidney met Big Al at Lakewood Airport to head off to Erwin, NC to pick up two dogs in need of rescue.
The sky contained pockets of rain. Just prior to leaving, Big Al gave Sidney a pop quiz about how much experience he has flying in the clouds. (For the record clouds are bumpy! They may look soft and fluffy, but that is a complete and utter lie. And For the record, Sidney has plenty of experience flying in clouds). Then Big Al asked Sidney to give him a quick lesson on how to land the plane in case Sidney passed out :) ... and they were off.
|Anthoy (Big Al) Alfieri and Sidney En Route|
Linsie explained that if Sidney wants it bad enough he can become a "Foster Failure" too, which is when people agree to foster dogs but have so much trouble giving them up that they just end up keeping them. She said it really wasn't a bad thing.
Linsie brought "Penny Marshall" and "Princess Buttercup" to the airport and shared their stories.
Penny Marshall's story is very similar to Enzo's. She was found on the side of a highway in North Carolina. She was dumped and abandoned. Somehow she was found, captured, and ended up in Linsie's home as a foster.
Princess Buttercup was an owner surrender. Her family wanted to move to Virginia. Apparently Virginia must have some new policy that the rest of the world is unaware of which bans people from bringing their pets with them when they move??? Ugh. (How can people be so cruel).
|Flying Through the Clouds|
However, these two dogs were pulled from the list and fostered by Linsie. They found safe havens in the north at See Spot Rescued and needed transport as soon as possible so that Linsie can pull two more dogs off the list and foster them as well. People like Linsie are true heroes. Sidney agreed to do the transport. Your contribution helped to make this possible.
|Belly Rub for Penny Marshall, Princess Butter cup is shy.|
These flights are never leisurely as dogs are waiting and the turn around is as quick as possible. Soon the guys were back in the plane transporting the pups to freedom.
Three hours later they met Marie from See Spot Rescued who planned to take Penny Marshall and Princess Buttercup on the next leg of their journey, to their new temporary home in Jersey City to be adopted out.
|Penny Marshall and Princess Buttercup in Flight :)|
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