DiploDog arrived in D.C. yesterday after her first flight and a couple of weeks relaxing with my parents. Only time time will tell how long her next flight will be. This first one was a relatively short jaunt. We were a bit confused by the fact that we had to pick her up in the regular passenger baggage claim area, but there she was waiting for us when we arrived, like a piece of Samsonite luggage.
She seemed to handle the flight well and was no worse for wear. Once we signed the paperwork, there wasn’t anyone to cart her to our car, so we just attached her leash, I carried her crate and we walked back through the airport on the way to the parking garage like we owned the place and it was perfectly normal to be strolling through the airport with one’s dog.
Here she is working it for a well deserved treat after her big day.
We were a bit concerned about how she would make the transition to a one bedroom apartment after having a house with a yard, but so far, she has been a model dog. It is actually a bit disconcerting how well she has behaved. We keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. She had a new bed waiting for her when she arrived and she took to it immediately.
I think she’s going to like it here.