What do you think when someone mentions the word “airport”? Probably loud noises, people scurrying, and lots of frustration and confusion going on as flyers try to find where they need to be, and of course, get there on time. If you’re a frequent flyer, then you probably know these feelings first-hand. Now, imagine a dog giving birth right in the middle of all this hustle-and-bustle. Yeah, that’s exactly what happened in one gone-viral story and video!
So, to cut to the chase, Eleanor Rigby, a two-year-old golden retriever and service dog, was waiting with her owner, Diane Van Attler, and her other dog by the name of Golden Nugget, for a Philadelphia flight home at the Tampa Bay International Airport. No biggie, right?
But then something unexpected occurred: Eleanor “Ellie” began to give birth! “Right now? Right here? Why?” her owner probably thought. However, in all seriousness, Ellie was accompanied by Tampa fire rescue paramedics and a nurse who helped deliver her eight sweet pups! The canine ended up delivering seven boys and one girl. Imagine the chances of that!