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   Jan 30

Denied! The Trials of a Traveling Puppy…

SAMSUNG Poor Joker! He was all excited to make the trip to Wisconsin.

For those that don’t know, there are a lot of rules and regulations for a traveling puppy. The temperature has to be within a certain range at start, stops and destination, which can make travel a little difficult in the the winter, especially when you’re headed north. All of the veterinary certificates have to be in order. The crate has to be of a specific type. There has to be a certain amount of food available, in case of a delay. Some airlines won’t accept certain breeds or types of dogs. But, the one thing that absolutely MUST happen, is that the flight actually has to leave the ground, and this was where we had our difficulty today.

It’s been several weeks since we’ve seen a good rainstorm in northeast Oklahoma. So, we were pretty relieved to see a strong line coming towards us, for today. But, we weren’t expecting to see flights cancelled because of it. So, when we got to the airport today, a very helpful cargo agent was getting Joker all checked in, but was having a LOT of problems with his computer. He told us that we could leave, as he would get it all straightened out. But, Karen told him we would stay until everything was a go. That was the best decision she’s made all day, since he soon found out that his main problem was that he was trying to confirm on a cancelled flight. He valiantly tried to reroute around the problem by flying through Dallas. But, it would’ve been too late to make the connection in Chicago. Happily, we didn’t have to return to the airport to pick up Joker, and we were able to bring him home, right then.

We’re hopeful that we’ll have another weather window next Monday. I know how much Joker’s new family was looking forward to getting him, this evening. To be denied at the very last moment, was the hardest part of all. But, we’ll keep trying, until we get him there!

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5 Comments

  1. kim says:

    awe, he is so cute!

  2. kim Osceola says:

    Did joker make his journey yet?

    • admin says:

      Yes, finally! We ended up making 3 trips to the airport and the third time was a charm! He now happily resides in Wisconsin, but is completely baffled by the snow… lol. How is Jake doing?

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