puppy runwayIf the idea of an airport grinding to a halt for 10 minutes because of a puppy loose on the runway sounds silly, then I'm going to go ahead and make a wild guess:

You've probably never had a puppy.

Up until approximately eight months ago, I never had a puppy either ... but now that I have this adorably impetuous 40-pound (and still growing!) creature capable of dragging me uphill with all the force of a team of oxen, I totally get why departures were delayed at LaGuardia Airport in NYC yesterday.

Because Byrdie, the 30-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, pulled a Houdini and escaped from her crate while being loaded on a plane to Memphis.

And of course at that point she did what any puppy would do in the same situation ... she ran like the wind! Free at last!

And of course the airport workers who chased after her turned out to be terrible players of Puppy Tag. Byrdie had such an edge over the humans that at one point she just sat down in the middle of the runway.

Here's the best part, though -- and proof that dogs are supremely loyal creatures -- after about 10 minutes of running around like lunatics, the airport guys went and got Byrdie's owner off the plane.

Naturally Byrdie went bounding over to her owner the second she was called.

I'm telling you. Puppies are no joke.

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Do you have a puppy who gets into all kinds of crazy trouble like this one?


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