The Farmer flew to the west coast this week, beating the bushes for some employment. He returned home with a strange tail.... er, uh, tale.
He boarded the plane very early in the morning, for a flight from San Francisco back to Chicago. He was tired but had some reading to do.
Settling into his seat he noticed a passenger coming up the aisle carrying one of those soft sided dog carriers, something like a large tote bag. The small doggies head was poking out one end of the bag. The passenger found his seat, laid down his newspaper and jacket.
The Farmer thought to himself, "What in the heck is he going to do with that dog?" I've heard of people tucking very small dog carriers under the seat or checking the dog through as luggage to ride in a pressurized part of the hold but what happened next surprised the Farmer and me upon it's telling.
The man gently tucked the dog's head into the carrier, zipped up the little screened window and put the dog into the overhead bin!!!! AND shut the door.
The Farmer was very surprised and further astounded that the dog made not a peep during the long flight.
Have you ever heard of such a thing????
NOTE: After reading the comments and thinking about this for awhile, I believe that "Georgie and Gordy's" comment contains the answer. We have two Chihuahua's and having lived with them we've discovered that they feel safest when contained, especially at night sleeping in their crates or under the covers or a pillow when resting in the family room. Further, they are even more comforted if we put a sheet or a blanket over their crates!! I guess it's a cave-like atmosphere that calms them. So, now I can understand that possibly the dog's owner knew where the dog would feel safest and less stressed. As for the air quality or quantity - that I can't assess.