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Old 12-17-2009, 08:33 AM
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Default A Pup's Second Chance

Inspired by Pete's stories of doggie transports and my own desire to fly a new mission, I volunteered to fly a Golden Retriever pup for Pilots N Paws from Taylorsville, GA to Tampa FLA.


In Taylorsville, I met Amy who rescues pups from the local shelter. This little 8 week old guy just recovered from a bout of parvovirus which almost killed him. He is still thin but is eating normally now.


I brought a cage for him to ride in.


All set to go on my first, and his too I'll bet, flight with a dog/human.


Nervous passenger? Perhaps, but he handled it very well.


Approaching Tampa we could see the Gulf coast.


Upon landing, we went to the grass on the side of the ramp where he did his biz and soaked in the warm FLA sunshine. Good doggie!


You can see where the vet shaved his arm for the IVs.


Continued Below....
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:34 AM
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Default continued...

We were early so we relaxed at the FBO at Tampa Executive.


Diane, who is with Mid-Florida Retriever Rescue, met us there.


Diane was also there to meet a flight of 5 pups who flew in an SR-22. It got me thinking - "Just how many dogs are in the air at any given time?"


Feelin' great during the two hour trip home I sang along and played air guitar to the XM music! (good thing nobody could see, or hear!) Even did a victory roll in the -9!

Recent rains in Georgia left lots of agua on the ground.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:15 AM
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Default Wow!!

This doggie thing is catchin'

Congratulations and blessings for what you and others do.

PM me her contact info please,

Thanks,
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:23 AM
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Default Just Awesome!

Way to go Bruce!

Not that I am competitive, but I think the -9 guys have the lead in doggie rescues! Throwing down the gauntlet to the -4, -6, -7, -8, -10 and -12 guys to catch up! Not sure how the tandem guys would do without access to the pooches in back - but worth a try.

This is a contest with no losers......

dr - anyway to have a scoreboard for this sort of thing on the site?
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:50 AM
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Anyone have experience with something like this in the -8? Or -4? I'd love to help out, but I'm not sure the tandem guys would have a chance (oh, and I'm only on my tail kit..).

Kudos to you all.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:24 PM
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Default RV8-MH

Mutthauler......

No problem.....

I brought a Cane Corso-52 pounder--back to Texas last week. Removed rear seat, seat back, and the rear stick.

Made a box to go over the stick attachment apparatus from UHS-ubiquitous hangar scraps.

Muttley rode in a travel carrier, a tentlike carrier with all soft sides. You could also carry a large crate but it might scratch things up.

Something like this: http://www.discount-pet-superstore.c...et_carrier.htm
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:47 PM
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Default Goog for you!

I love these feel good stories.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:27 AM
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Excellent Bruce!
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:06 AM
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Very cool, Bruce! What a great way to mix fun with good deeds.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:21 AM
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Very cool Bruce! I can't wait to do this with mine!!
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