In April last year, I saw a post on the PNP (Pilots N Paws) website from a family in Topeka. They had to move to Virginia but they were on a very tight budget. They could not afford to pay for transportation for their dog, Tiffy, and desperately wanted to take her with them.
It just happened that I was planning another PNP flight with another pilot, Karen, who offered to take Tiffy from Kansas City to Virginia. What I was to do was fly to Topeka to pick up Tiffy.
When I met Tiffy’s
owners, they seemed very nervous. George, the husband, was trying to be calm,
but I could tell this was hard for him, having to leave his dog to a stranger
and trust that everything would work out.
After some goodbyes, I asked George and his wife to help me load Tiffy into the plane. I promised to take care of Tiffy and call them as soon as we got to Kansas City.
The flight was uneventful, and Tiffy was a great passenger. The next day, she flew with Karen and made it back to George in Virginia within a few days. He was so thankful and sent me a nice e-mail with pictures. It felt great to know that I had helped bring this family together again.