PNP Pilots Pete Tobin and Karen Johnson: A Day Full of PNP Transports Part 2 (Part 1 aired yesterday)
When the people in the Nashville area heard that Karen was in town, her phone started ringing.
The first dog that needed rescue was a male Pit Bull mix named Liberty who is believed to have been used as a “bait” dog in dog fighting and then just abandoned. And despite everything he had been through, he had NO aggressive tendencies and was just a sweetheart. But, there wouldn’t be room for him in the plane going back because we already had a full load then we were told that if we couldn’t at least find a foster family for him, he was going to be put to sleep.
The solution was simple. We just walked the streets of Franklin, TN with him until we found him a foster:
We walked him from one end of town to the other seeing if anyone would like to take him in. At a very nice pizza joint named, “The Mellow Mushroom” the hostess, a young woman named Rose accepted the challenge of fostering Liberty and saved him from his date with the needle.
Sunday – time for the ride home.
Well, originally we were going to be bringing one dog back to a rescue here in Chicago. Then two. And by the time Sunday came along, 12 dogs showed up needing to be delivered to a better life.
This little guy was named Tux:
And all these puppies:
And we even had one pregnant female who looked ready to pop. I had a very serious talk with her and made it very clear that she was not allowed to deliver until after we landed in Chicago.
Even with all the bad weather in Chicago on Sunday, we made it through with a relatively uneventful flight.
We unloaded 12 dogs in Chicago and handed them off to two separate rescues: the Herding Breed Rescue and A Heart for Animals.
Tux went off to be fostered by one of my neighbors who promptly changed his name to “Otis:”
This female beagle went off to be fostered by my Mother In Law:
The six puppies all pooped on themselves and were covered in poop by the time we landed:
And the very pregnant female kept her end of the bargain and didn’t pop during the flight. Her puppies will go to families in the Chicago area once they are old enough.
And all the puppies in the back of the van. I’m sure they’ll be cleaned off quickly. I’m sure the rescue will have no trouble placing these guys with nice families.
Over all, a pretty successful day!