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We loved the story and its inspired accompanying video (below) from Edmonton International Airport on its “innovative passenger experience programme” for dogs, which we published last week.
Certainly it made for a good lead story, but it gave our top newshound paws for thought. If we ran it, would people think we’d been rebranded as The Lab Report?
The Priority Pup Programme, said to be a “first-of-a-kind” in Canada, comes after months of consultation with passengers, airlines and dogs, the airport company said.
The programme offers special treatment and services tailored for dogs, including a priority check-in line, stress and anxiety services (for those a little hot under the collar after being hounded by security) and access to the lounge (operated on a short leash basis) with complimentary Terrier water, Alsation wines and soothing music by Bark and Beethoven (Depussy would be banned).
What next, a special range in the duty free store (I’d like to buy that Rolex for my pet please.” “Really? “Yes, it’s a watch dog”; some of those nice Puig fragrances; and a litre of dog Bisquit Cognac)?
Then again, you’d expect nothing less from an airport that sounds suspiciously like Ed-mutt-on.