Here at Kingdoms, we have no shortage of stories about valiant pups who have helped save lives, but even they need help saving sometimes.
While on a flight from Florida to Massachusetts, Darcy the French Bulldog, who is usually an obedient pup, wasn’t responding to any of her usual commands.
She was being asked by her human Michele Burt to lie down, which is usually normal for her. This prompted Burt to check up on her.
She found that “her tongue was blue,” meaning she wasn’t getting enough oxygen and was at risk of passing out.
Therefore, Burt said she “pulled her out from under the seat and placed her on my lap to cool down and help her relax.”
But that didn’t help, Darcy was still breathing very laboriously and needed help. Despite going against the airline’s policy for pets to stay under the seat, the flight attendants stepped in to help.
Attendants Asher and Fenster first tried bringing bags of ice to help calm the pup down, but when that didn’t work, Fenster suggested the oxygen mask.
“Within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time she didn’t want the mask … I believe [Fenster] and [Asher] saved a life,” wrote Burt.
After the flight, Burt sent a letter to JetBlue to thank their friendly staff for helping save her dogs life! JetBlue then responded with the following:
“We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable flight, including those with four legs. We’re thankful for our crew’s quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester.”
Burt confirmed at the end of her letter that Darcy “has made a complete recovery.”
She continued to say, “I wanted to say thank you JetBlue and thank you to [Fenster] and [Asher] for doing their job and also being great humans.”