It has been an interesting and fun couple of days. As I was walking in to work at 7am Friday, I received a call on my cell phone from a lady in Ohio. She introduced herself and said she needed some help. There were two Boxers in North Carolina that had just been rescued from a raided puppy mill operation. They were in very rough shape and were in danger of being put down. The Minnesota Boxer rescue group had located homes for them here in the Cities, but they had no way to get them from NC to MN. Well, they had a partial solution - some great guys from an organization called Pilots and Paws could get them from NC to Dayton in 2 hops, but they were stuck getting the pups from Dayton to Minne.
I got into work and checked the WX and it actually looked pretty good. Great on the way down, just OK on the way back.
I moved some afternoon meetings, grabbed some clothes and a sandwich and hit ANE about 3:30. - I topped off the tanks, picked up flight following and headed to Greensburg, IN to RON with by brother and his family. Trip down was great! Up to 9500 and a bit of a tailwind:
Nice little airport in Greensburg - there were four of us in the pattern at sunset. Met some nice locals at the gas pump.
"little" brother Chris is an Indiana State Trooper - I'm glad he forgot how I treated him years ago.....
Saturday morning - I hung out with the niece and nephews for a bit and then it was off to Dayton to get the pups. A short 60 mile hop, and I was there.
and Fawn started the day with Jim in a Grumman:
Transferred in Charleston, WV to a Cessna under the command of Ron...
I got to meet the pups at Dayton Wright Brothers - it was sad to see how thin and neglected they were, yet they were very friendly.
They took a potty break, I gave them some vet approved benadryl, and then it then was time to head out. Ron (orange hat) helped me load the dogs - Maverick
immediately took charge up front while Fawn snuggled up in the back. I had the right seat removed and cushions on the floor.
Here is a link to all the pix
NOTE - Not all the pics are mine, we all pooled our pics and gave permission to use them