Despite all the controversy regarding service animals, people still love to see a Labrador retriever trained to help. It happened at the Tampa International Airport with passengers full of excitement when seeing this service dog got through security gate. However, when the Labrador retriever laid down and started whimpering, there was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all the viewers.
Suddenly, the dog couldn’t walk anymore. And not because of some illnesses as everyone thought, but for some unexpected miracle. The dog was actually pregnant.
The beautiful Lab, named Eleanor Rigby, was pregnant when her owner was about to board the flight. However, she expected for her dog to give birth only in a few days. However what Diane Van Atter would have never expect was her dog her going into labor while waiting to board the plane at the gate.
Regardless how inconvenient the situation was, they didn’t have a choice, so they lie Eleanor down and allow nature to take its course. And as the dog went into labor, whimpers were heard all over the terminal, so the scene couldn’t pass unnoticed by the whole airport. After all, there was nothing but a truly adorable moment. And a one you won’t see to often, especially in an airport.
Luckily for the mother-to-be , she wasn’t the only dog in there, as her mate olden Nugget was also accompanying the family.
Everyone boarding Gate F80 watched as Eleanor Rigby gave them a free lesson in the miracles of life. And with eight adorable puppies coming out right after each other, there was quite an experience to be witness at.
Passengers put away their books and their phones to watch nature unfold before them at the gate. One passenger told Fox News 13, “I was here since puppy five. It’s on Instagram. We’re getting a lot of likes.”
Kristin Hamilton also used the opportunity to give her followers on Instagram a show.
“A Service Dog named Ellie, short for Eleanor Rigby caused quite a stir at Tampa airport yesterday. The two-year-old yellow lab went into labor before boarding a plane to Philadelphia. Tampa Fire Rescue delivered seven puppies; six girls and one boy. Congratulations to the new mom and safe travels!”
And the rescue crew got rewarded for their efforts as all the puppies were named after them. “They have our names of course!” paramedic Natalie Brown told. And of course, the last one’s Natalie, it’s a girl!” “And number two is Larry,” her colleague Larry Glanton said.
Although the happy family missed their flight, they found their way home to Philadelphia in time.