Freedom Flight #3 – July 17, 2009
Sarasota, FL to Cincinnati, OH

Passenger Flying: Bourbon, Okie, Esther and Bee

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Pilots Janine and Mike, and Brigitte and Kara of Joey’s Greyhound Friends in Florida. The excitement builds…check out all the very happy faces! The greyhounds are grinning too. These lucky pups must know something good is about to happen.


Just arrived at the airport in Sarasota. He was at the Naples race track this a.m. and is probably wondering what is happening….

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EB’s
Triple B


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Big dog – small opening…oh my

Janine giving kisses to Okie before flight. Probably telling him what a wonderful pilot she is and that he has nothing to worry about.


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Ready for take off!!!

Here we go! The freedom pups’ flight to freedom, retirement, and a new life!


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Geez…this is a funny kind of dog hauler, but we love the bedding…so nice and soft…sigh…


Time for a nap...Might as well take advantage of the greyt accommodations. Let’s catch a few zzzzz…..Maybe they will have snacks later…one can always hope

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More please….


Just Arrived at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio. Whew, I need to get my land legs again. When’s dinner?

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Just Arrived! Okie at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio - Eager to learn about his brand new world. Okie is just one of hundreds of greyhounds who need homes.



Note from the pilots:

Mike and I are back in Sarasota- still excited about the fantastic flight! It is the most wonderful feeling knowing these guys are heading for the good life in loving new homes!

The flight couldn't have been better!!! At the beginning, Esther was breathing heavily as we headed into the sky. I think she was both hot and nervous. Once we reached altitude, I climbed into the back and took the muzzles off and loosened her seat belt. The temperature at that altitude was about 60 degrees, and she calmed nicely. All the dogs then settled and rested. Bourbon decided to stretch out. They all slept except Okie. He wanted to take it all in. Mike and I were eating pretzels- suddenly a white nose (Okie) popped up between us. Many times Okie would pop his head up front- he loved to have his ears scratched, and I think he wanted his turn to fly too! Ultimately, Okie re-arranged the furniture, moving his pillow around until he finally covered his nose and slept. It was wonderful to see Archie (Nike) again, and to see how happy he looked with his new family. I do think he recognized Triple B. Thank you both for this GREYT adventure. Please do keep me updated as these lucky dogs transition to their new lives. We look forward to doing this again soon!!