Hello! Saint, here. It’s been a very busy week for Mummy and me. We had to pack my food and Mummy’s clothes and get on a big airplane to fly to Albuquerque New Mexico. I don’t really know where that is, but Mummy said it was a too far to drive from Maine, so we had to fly.
Mummy and I don’t like to fly. We don’t do it very often because it’s really difficult for Mummy. People are very nice, but Mummy has to get in a different chair that fits on the plane and the people the at the airport store her chair somewhere else. Mummy says it’s with the luggage, but I don’t know where that is. She says that chair is heavy and flying always seems to break it. It can be very frustrating for Mummy.
She says, however, that it’s just a challenge and that she is not going to let that stop her from traveling. Mummy sure is an adventurer!
I had a big job this trip! Not only did I have to protect Mummy, I had to help other people, too. As soon as we boarded, I noticed a woman near us who smelled scared. Remember how I can smell emotions? Well, this nice lady was very, very nervous. I guess she didn’t like being on the plane with us.
Once we got in the air and Mummy said I could move, I went over and sat near her to say hello. She liked me. When she began to pet me, I leaned in to her. This is my way of getting closer. She responded by petting me and talking to me.
She was nice, and I could tell my protection was helping. I asked to climb on her lap by putting my paw on her knee. She accepted. So up I climbed. This made her laugh.
I settled down on her lap and got comfy. I looked at Mummy to make sure it was OK. She was fine. She’s not scared of flying.
I decided to stay and have a nap on the nice lady’s lap. When the plane started to go down and begin its landing, I felt the lady wrap her arms around me for support. I don’t really like landing either, but I was super brave because this woman needed my help. She hugged me and talked to me the whole way until the plane came to a stop.
It was a big job protecting her, but I was so happy to do it. She didn’t smell scared anymore. She thanked my Mummy for sharing me and gave me a hug before she left us. I hope she is OK when she flies again.
Mummy and I had quite an adventure in Albuquerque. We went to a conference, met lots of people and discovered that accessibility is extremely limited in that city. Mummy was glad to be going home. I think she was very tired. I know I was.
When we got on the plane to fly home, I immediately noticed another young woman beside us. She was dressed funny. She had one of those hooded things over her head, but I could tell she was sad. She was quiet, but I knew. She even had water leaking from her eyes. I immediately went over and leaned on her for support.
She melted with my touch. She reached out and scratched me gently. I leaned a little harder, pushing into her, showing that I was there and that I cared. She seemed to like this and never took her hands off me the entire flight. She even spoke to Mummy some, although she was pretty quiet.
I climbed on her lap so she could feel and hug me and so I could help her feel better. I didn’t like her sadness. She seemed very lost. She told Mummy that she was coming to Maine to find herself. I thought that was funny because I had already found her. Maybe it had something to do with why she was so sad.
By the time we landed, the lady’s eyes had stopped leaking and she was a little chattier with Mummy. We said our good-byes, but I’ve wondered about her since we got home. I hope she finds herself. I think she needs a friend like me. Then she’d never be lost.
By the time Mummy and I got home, we were very tired. It had been a long trip. Mummy said I was a super good girl and that it was very special and kind for me to help those nice ladies. I like it when Mummy praises me. I love Mummy very much.
Traveling is always an adventure. But getting home is always better. Mummy and I climbed into bed and had a good, long, much-needed rest.