Traveling with a puppy starts long before we get to the airport. First we have to select the right ‘travel bag/carrier’ ; can she turn around, stand-up, lay down. Will it fit under the seat in the airplane. Next is the right selection of blanket, toys, chewy.
Then we travel to the airport. Will she sit on my lap, ride on my shoulders so she can see out the window, lay in her carrier, play, chew, or nap.
Once we get to the airport it is like the red carpet, everyone has to Ooo and Awe and meet the princess. We get through baggage check and pay her travel fee, then it is on to security.
Everything out of the pockets, shoes and belt off, laptop out and in a separate bin, puppy out of the bag and everything goes through the x-ray. We go through the scanner and get our hands swabbed for explosive residue, all clear, now time to get dressed again. Sometimes i think that it would be easier to go to the airport in jammies and get dressed after clearing security.