A French Bulldog on a recent JetBlue flight showed signs of respiratory distress midflight. That’s when two hero flight attendants stepped up, acted fast, and are making headlines with a dog airline story that has a very happy ending.
Steven and Michele Burt took a flight from Florida to Massachusetts along with their 3-year-old French Bulldog, Darcy. The pooch was resting comfortably in her carrier when suddenly she began to pant heavily and show signs of distress.
Her mom, Michele Burt, noticed the dog’s tongue was blue. Quick-thinking flight attendants, Renaud Fenster and Diane Asher, stepped up with some ice to cool down the dog. When that didn’t work, Fenster received permission from the captain to administer oxygen to the panting pooch.
Sure enough, the Frenchie began having normal respirations and made it through the rest of the flight without issues. Her parents credit JetBlue’s team with saving the dog’s life and report she is doing well at home.
On a side note, flight attendant Fenster has a Frenchie of his own, so he knows a bit about this brachycephalic (flat face, short-nosed) breed. Hip hip hooray for caring dog people!!!