Poodle playing on tarmac delays flights

Oct. 27, 2008 at 12:37 PM

BOSTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A runaway poodle has been reunited with her family after holding up traffic at Boston's Logan Airport while she cavorted on the tarmac.

Officials say Choochy the poodle spent 17 hours evading nearly a dozen Massport employees and state police trying to capture her, The Boston Globe reported Monday.

Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella says Choochy must have escaped from her kennel while her flight from Detroit was being unloaded Saturday night.

Choochy's romp ended Sunday afternoon but not before she managed to delay at least eight flights for about 20 minutes each.

The poodle "seemed to be having a good time," said Gideon Lester who watched as airport vans drove in circles trying to corral the tiny dog.

Lester said his fellow passengers aboard a delayed US Airways flight were mostly amused rather than annoyed by the situation.

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