News dog: pups in the news — 2

News dog: pups in the news — 2

A little news roundup for Friday. I get lots of alerts about dogs, mostly Morkies, and come across stories I think you’d like. Let me know in the comments if you like this new feature.

You think it can’t happen to you!

DOG ENDS UP IN SPAIN, NOT MIAMI THANKS TO AIRLINE

 

(WSVN) – It was supposed to be a simple four-hour flight for their four-legged friend, but one South Florida couple’s dog ended up 4,000 miles away. It’s a strange story that spans three continents.
7’s Brian Entin has our special report “‘Ruff’ Ride.”

Jessica and Sebastian got married last year. They met in Colombia, where Sebastian lived, but he moved to Miami to be with Jessica.

Married life was great, but one thing was missing: Sebastian’s Labrador retriever, named Yorkie, was still back in Colombia.

Jessica Dominguez: “So for Christmas, I figured that was the perfect Christmas present.”

To surprise her husband, Jessica paid $1,200 to have Yorkie shipped from Bogota to Miami on Avianca Airlines.

File this one under YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING!

But when she got to Miami International Airport to pick him up…

Jessica Dominguez: “That’s not the dog.”

Worker: “Are you sure?”

Jessica Dominguez: “Yeah, I’m positive!”

The dog inside the crate was not Yorkie the Lab.

Worker: “That’s the number I have here.”

Jessica Dominguez: “Nope. That’s not the dog. I am 100,000 percent sure.”

Jessica says she waited at the airport all night, worried about Yorkie.

Jessica Dominguez: “Finally, like at almost 6 o’clock in the morning, they told me, ‘Oh, we have good news and bad news. Good news is we found your dog. Bad news is he’s about to get to Spain.’”

Yep, you heard that right: Spain.

Jessica had to break the news to her husband.

Sebastian Alvarez (translation of): “I was in shock and desperate.”

Yorkie was accidentally put on a nine-hour Avianca flight from Bogota, Colombia to Madrid, Spain.

Then he was flown back to Bogota on another nine-hour flight … before he was finally put on an almost four-hour flight from Bogota to Miami.

Jessica Dominguez: “How many times a day did they feed him, did they walk him? Who knows?”

After three days of traveling, Yorkie finally made it to South Florida.

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Shoutout to Joie T. for sharing her pix of little JAX!

 

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jax the morkie

News dog: pups in the news — 2

News dog: pups in the news

A little news roundup for Friday. I get lots of alerts about dogs, mostly Morkies, and come across stories I think you’d like. Let me know in the comments if you like this new feature.

Boo, World's Cutest Pup, Passes Away From 'Broken Heart'

Boo survived to be 12-years-old in human years – which would be 84 in ‘dog years’. Boo, and his friend Buddy (who passed away last year), became viral internet sensations when their owners created Instagram and Facebook accounts showcasing their adorable antics.

The news of his heartbreaking death was recently posted on Facebook – to his 16 million Facebook followers. The sweet and adorable Pomeranian passed away in his sleep due to heart issues – many assuming it was a ‘broken heart’ due to the loss of his companion last year.

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Little girl's special bond with her Morkie gets the local shelter $5,000

A bond between a young girl and her newfound furry best friend has won Posh Pets Rescue, a nonprofit organization that runs the Long Beach animal shelter, a $5,000 grant.

Nassau County resident Sondra Toscano submitted the story of how her seven-year-old daughter Lydia fell in love with Venus, a Maltese-Yorkie mix, from Posh Pets, to the Petco Foundation’s sixth annual Holiday Wishes campaign, which awards grants to animal welfare organizations across the nation.

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Carol and Gary Heiner, accompanied by their dog, Buddy, brought stuffed dogs to the children at Emporia Child Care. The couple take Buddy for walks regularly near the child care renter, and the children, Buddy and the Heiners have formed a bond.

“We have been walking him there for about a year and a half, two, three, five times a week sometimes depending on the weather,” Carol Heiner said. “During the summer when the weather is nice and the kids see us coming they start yelling, ‘puppy, puppy.’”

Thanks to their generosity, each child received a Christmas Buddy of their own. What a couple!
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Some of our Readers' Pix

Do you have a great Morkie photo to share? Please send it to [email protected]

Awwww! "Shower Time" for two Morkies. Thanks Giselle for sharing the great pic!

Awwww! “Shower Time” for two Morkies. Thanks Giselle for sharing the great pic!

Let’s play! Thanks for the picture of your little cutie Macie!  

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