Wish our dog fit under an airplane seat

Buddy in the window
Buddy waiting for us to return from our travels.

What’s up with the rule that only dogs that fit under an airplane seat can travel in coach with their human parents? While our sweet dog, Buddy, meets the weight criterion for most airlines, we learned he’s a little too tall to comfortably fit in a regulation size pet carrier. I sure wish he fit under the airplane seat and could accompany us on our travels.

The folks who rescued Buddy took the photo used in the feature image. They found Buddy roaming their neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day five years ago. After Buddy had spent Thanksgiving Day and night in their home, they surrendered him to a local shelter in hopes the shelter would find his family. When his family failed to claim him, we adopted this wonderful little doggy.

Shelter Pic 1
Buddy’s mug shot at the rescue shelter. With DNA testing we learned he is mostly Bichon Frise with a little Icelandic Sheepdog in him. He must have gotten his longer legs from the Sheepdog breed.


Shelter Pic 2
A shaggy Buddy when we rescued him from the animal shelter.


Prince Buddy_edited
Buddy cleaned-up and sitting pretty. He’s one lucky dog.


This post was inspired by the WordPress Photo Challenge: Wish.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. smkelly8 says:

    That’s a great business opportunity. If one of the airlines had special seats with higher clearance for bigger pets, they’d probably get more passengers.

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    1. I like your idea. We would be happy to pay extra for the ability to bring Buddy with us.


  2. cms4896 says:

    Miss my sweet little friend Buddy! Give him kisses for me!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I will, Carolyn. He misses you too.


  3. Sukanya Dev says:

    Reading about this adorable doggy has been one of the most heartwarming stories of today. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Sukanya. We feel so lucky to have Buddy in our lives.

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