Despite the controversy surrounding service animals, people still enjoy seeing a Labrador retriever that has been trained to assist them. It happened at Tampa International Airport, where passengers were ecstatic when they saw this service dog pass through the security gate. However, when the Labrador retriever lay down and began whimpering, all of the viewers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Suddenly, the dog was unable to walk. And not because of any illnesses, as everyone assumed, but because of an unexpected miracle. The dog was in fact pregnant.
Eleanor Rigby, the beautiful Lab, was pregnant when her owner was about to board the flight. She, on the other hand, expected her dog to give birth in a matter of days. Diane Van Atter, on the other hand, had no idea her dog would go into labor while she was waiting to board the plane at the gate.
They had no choice but to lie Eleanor down and let nature take its course, no matter how inconvenient the situation was. And as the dog went into labor, whimpers could be heard all over the terminal, so the entire airport couldn’t have gone unnoticed. After all, it was only a truly adorable moment. And not one you’ll see very often, especially in an airport.
Fortunately for the expectant mother, she wasn’t the only dog in there, as her mate olden Nugget was also with the family.
Eleanor Rigby gave a free lesson in life’s miracles to everyone boarding Gate F80. And with eight adorable puppies appearing one after the other, it was quite an experience to behold.
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 took advantage of the opportunity to put on a show for her Instagram followers.
“A SERVICE DOG NAMED ELLIE, SHORT FOR ELEANOR RIGBY, CAUSED A COMMOTION AT TAMPA AIRPORT YESTERDAY. BEFORE BOARDING A PLANE TO PHILADELPHIA, THE TWO-YEAR-OLD YELLOW LAB ENTERED LABOR. SEVEN PUPPIES, SIX GIRLS AND ONE BOY, WERE DELIVERED BY TAMPA FIRE RESCUE. CONGRATS TO THE NEW MOTHER AND SAFE TRAVELS!”
And the rescuers were rewarded for their efforts by having all of the puppies named after them. “Of course, they know our names!” paramedic Natalie Brown exclaimed. And, of course, the last one is Natalie, a girl!” “And number two is Larry,” said her coworker Larry Glanton.
Despite missing their flight, the happy family arrived in Philadelphia on time.