Pawsitive News: Air Canada Saves Simba!

Let’s hear it for Air Canada!!!!! Where’s my poutine????

Simba, a 7-year-old French bulldog, is no doubt resting comfortably after a near-death experience while flying for the first time thanks to the Air Canada pilot who learned of a heating malfunction in the cargo hold. No heat = freezing temps = bye bye Simba.

Oh boy. Here’s the flight path showing the diversion to Germany from Tel Aviv on the way to Toronto. What a long trip, non?

Make me a Maple Leaf and I’ll be happy for the rest of my life. Wait, I’m already happy! But, I’m happier now!

Thank you Air Canada.

And now, here on the home front, this just in.

Mars Coat King Arrives

Coat King

A 10 blade Mars Coat King arrived at the home of disheveled Scottie, Stuart, just as his handsome good looks were beginning to fade. The stripping tool, ordered by his servants, will be utilized over the coming weekend to remove the terrier’s undercoat as well as dead hard coat.

Scruffy Scottish Terrier, Stuart, shows his disheveled appearance. His classic profile has been deteriorating since the news of his Godmother Carol's move to Michigan.

Scruffy Scottish Terrier, Stuart, shows his disheveled appearance. His classic profile has been deteriorating since the news of his Godmother Carol’s move to Michigan.

When asked about the arrival of the new implement and what it means for his future, Stuart replied, “I can’t wait. My servants have been slack when it comes to my sleek appearance and I was about to pack up and leave. Fortunately, I can now stay in my home and be with my friends and fans.”

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

What You Learned Today:

  • Thank goodness for folks who use their brains. Cheers to the Air Canada pilot who saved Simba’s life. And here’s to all who value four-legged, winged and scaled lives.
  • Pawsitive News continues. Keep your stories coming but don’t forget: my email is still down, so leave me a note in the blog post comments. I’ll use my other email account to get in touch with you. If I can find my password. Sigh.
  • The grooming saga continues. Tomorrow I’m going for a “meet and greet” with a potential beauty parlor that’ll let my peep sit and wait while I get beautified. Wish me luck.

About The Scottie Chronicles

The Scottie Chronicles began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. He passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty canine cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 10 years old in March 2016. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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21 Responses to Pawsitive News: Air Canada Saves Simba!

  1. Stuart, the time Mama saw a Scottie being stripped, a special stone that fits in your hand was being used. I don’t think I would tolerate your dealio…good luck pal. It’s nice to have a Spa day!

  2. corkscot says:

    Hooray for Air Canada. Be careful with the Mars. Don’t dig too deeply. It can irritate the skin. I’ve been using mine for over 15 years.

  3. Gavin says:

    Oh Stuart!! Thanks fur the pawsitive news about Simba. Of course, we would expect ALL pilots to do the same. Probably why Ma is afraid to ever take me on a plane trip-unless it was on my own private jet!! Ma uses a furminator on me, and I don’t mind it too much. Good luck with the salon trial-hope the place performs and cares for you to yer highest expectations. We send POTP to ya and yer peep for tomorrow’s adventure ūüôā

  4. Kismet says:

    The solution to your grooming problem is right in front of you. Take Air Canada to Michigan to see Godmother Carol and return by Air Canada. Michigan is almost Canada, eh?

  5. the striping tools are the best – we love ours and loved get rid of that big wool undercoat when the temps begin to warm up

  6. sue ellen says:

    high hopes your ‘test’ groomer will turn out to be fantastic. =D great tale about Simba…that pilot needs a ‘paws-up’ award for certain ! and lots of puppy kisses !!
    ‚ô™RoOodles L&M

  7. nordhuesn says:

    High paws to the pilot and Air Canada!!! Woot Woot!! Mom is now “googling” the stripping tool you show. Lord help Us! She has more gadgets for grooming.Have you tried the Woof Poof yet? It’s a scrubbie with the soap in the scrubbie that lathers up. Ours just came in the mail, so I imagine me n Andy will find out this weekend what that’s about. Take care and Best of luck at the interview tomorrow.

  8. theguster says:

    Hats off to that Air Canada pilot! Wow, things could have ended a lot different for Simba if it weren’t for him!

    Good luck with the stripping tool, Stuart. Isn’t there a better name for it? It sounds so…painful.
    Like when you remove layers of paint on wood…och!

    McDuff & Mom

  9. Laura Marec says:

    That is Grrrreat news, Stu! Thank God for that smart and caring Pilot! We’d love to give him some lick-y Kissies for being so alert and kind! Thank God Simba is fine! Yay!!!! Thank you for reporting the absolutely Paw-sitive news! We wonder if maybe there weren’t any other furry types down der?
    That’s great, too that your servants found the Mars Stripper! Good luck too with your meet and greet! We’ll be waiting to hear your report! Hope they fit the bill! Poor Stu and his peeps, you’ve really had a time of it trying to find a Scottie groomer! Good Luck!
    Lovies and kissies,
    Your pals.
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  10. Edgar says:

    Hmmm…never done this stripping thing. Always been clippered, mum has never heard of anyone in our area that does hand stripping

    Edgar and his mum

  11. PigLove says:

    Good luck on your meet and greet tomorrow my friend. Hope all goes well! XOXO – Bacon

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