Poodle Runway Runaway Delays Flights 17 Hours
Dog cavorts at Boston's Logan
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2008 2:41 AM CDT
Several flights out of Boston's Logan airport were delayed by a poodle loose on the runways.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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(Newser) – A toy poodle got loose on the tarmac of Boston's Logan Airport and eluded state police and airport officials for 17 hours as planes were delayed, reports the Boston Globe. Eight flights were held about 20 minutes each, an official said, as passengers watched the poodle, named Choochy, cavorting on various runways. She was finally enticed into custody with dog food.

Choochy is believed to have escaped her transport kennel after a flight from Detroit.
The pooch "seemed to be having a good time," said one witness, who remarked that his fellow passengers were "incredulous that it would take so many men so many hours to catch this little dog."