Sunday, March 25, 2012

Vinson Goes to the Airport

SeatedSiblingsClubs AssemblingHappy as Can BeClub Members PoseAirport Bus
Airport Bus Dog ViewOn the Tarmac!Outside the Port Authority FirehouseSome Serious TrucksGoing UpCruising through Ticket Check-in
Security CheckpointThe SmilerCute QueueWaiting PatientlyWaiting to BoardLots to See
Club PhotoUnusual DistractionBoardingFlight CrewOn Board!At Rest

In this morning's sunshine many Seeing Eye puppy raising clubs assembled at Newark Liberty Airport for a special outing and new sights and sounds. We had a fantastic turnout with enough raisers and pups to fill four airport buses - I'd guess 90 people and 50+ pups!

This is a very special opportunity to bring these puppies through many experiences in a short time: We circled giant fire and rescue trucks on the tarmac, rode on buses, walked through line queues, experienced slick floor tiles, waited in lines, walked through a tunnel and actually boarded an airliner!

Vinson did very well overall, but in true "Vinny" form, he had a plan to steal the show. While not the only pup to do so, Vinson was the first in the crew to "take care of business" on airport grounds. Despite careful preparation and timing in our morning routine, Vinson pooped on the big sidewalk right out front of the terminal. Not to be outdone, others followed, but Vinson made sure he was the first. A quick cleanup and we were on our way inside.

The above photos show many of the moments from today - I have video clips that I'll post shortly. Special thanks to the club leaders, the raisers, the pups and the good folks at the Port Authority, United Airlines and Newark Airport for a great experience.


  1. carolyn finkelsteinMarch 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    thank you for sharing!

  2. Vinson is so adorable and so happy! You're doing a great job of raising him.