United Airlines in now claiming that its flight attendant involved in the tragic death of French bulldog, Kokito, did not hear or understand the woman whose dog was placed in an overhead bin, but they are taking new steps to avoid another disaster. The airline says by April it will start issuing "bright colored bag tags to customers traveling with in-cabin pets." The idea is that the visual tag on a pet carrier will help flight attendants know for sure when someone is traveling with an animal.
That's great, it really is, but I wanna know how in the world this flight attendant had NO idea there was a live animal in that pet carrier. I also want to know why in the world this pet owner agreed to putting her dog in an overhead bin. Now as someone who has traveled with their pet, you couldn't pay me to put my dog in an overhead bin. Now don't get me wrong, this is absolutely tragic and my heart goes out to the owner of this dog but at the end of the day, if you're not smart enough to know a dog doesn't belong in the overhead compartment then you should not own a dog.
Now on a lighter note, as the official Detroit afternoon show of the gooooooooodboys, here is a photo of my dog in his sassy new sweater.