Considering I just finished flying, this story gives me chills.
Jim Stanek, a war veteran with a service dog, says that two United Airlines workers kicked his dog. Kicked? Why in the name of all that’s holy would you do that? Now there’s a possibility that his dog was so badly traumatized that she may not work anymore.
I wouldn’t be surprised. I had a security screener so afraid of my dog that she was afraid to do her job, and if she got close to Trixie and Trix stood up, ya know, so she wouldn’t get stomped, the screener would start spazzing out. I had another airport person laugh at me when I was asking for a place for Trix to pee before we got on the plane. “Oh, the dog needs a loo!” Yeah, dog doesn’t get a loo on the plane. Wanna help me find one, please?
And people wonder why when I fly, I become an extremely tense person until Trix and I are safely on the plane.