Darcy a French bull and her two pooch pups have often been flying. They like flying and always enjoy when taking to the skies, according to Michele Burt, owner of Darcy.
One day when flying from Florida to Massachusetts, Darcy started scratching her head against the plane. She looked distressed.
To allow fresh air, Burt opened the planes flap. He noticed a change in color of Darcy’s tongue. It had turned blue. Burt knew this was an indication that the dog was being deprived of oxygen. He placed Darcy on her lap, hoping this would change the situation.
On noticing what Burt had done, a flight crew approached her to inform her that it was wrong to remove pets from carriers. She told her that Darcy had a problem. She was approached by two flight crew members seeking to offer some help.
They came with ice bags with the hope of cooling the dog off. Her tongue regained its natural color, but she continued panting.
One of the crews by name Fenster, who also said he has a French bulldog, came with an oxygen mask. Darcy started feeling better after the mask was placed on her nose and mouth.
Soon after the mask was placed on her face, she responded almost immediately by opening her eyes, and it was clear the mask had done wonders. The crew members were also coming to join in a bid to help the dog and that also worked well, Burt said when she spoke to MNN.
Image source: “Michelle Burt” via Facebook
I know the two helped save a life, but to some, a dog’s life may not be of much value.
In a letter posted to a flight attendant friend, Burt hoped the message would reverberate across the board. A crew member of a different airline helped share the news on Facebook. Many people have seen the photos of Darcy with a mask on social media.
Burt recalls what Fred Rogers was told by his mother, “Seek helpers. “Every time you do that, you will come across people who want to help. The two crew members helped today. To some people, they only helped a dog, so it wasn’t such a big thing.”
Goodness coupled with kindness as well as their ability to assess a medical problem, though it was a dog in need salvaged the situation.” Darcy is now excellent, and Burt will not board a plane with her without the vet’s approval.
Thanking the staff at JetBlue, said: “At a time when we only hear negative things it’s important to remind people there are good people out there who are doing good things no matter how.”
Featured image source: “Michelle Burt” via Facebook