Best Story Of The Week

My pal Hal’s wife, Kate, was once a flight attendant.  On one of her bicoastal flights, Lassie was seated in first-class.

What an indelible image that must be.

Were Lassie’s paws crossed while perhaps perusing the Daily Racing Form?  Did she give a little yelp...oh, it’s that awful dog track business again.

Note to self…send check, ASAP to Help the Greyhound Fund.  I really should do more.  Call Trigger and Ed,  Morris and that annoying basset hound who thinks she’s Lana Turner.  Oh God, what’s her name? Cleo.. stage a benefit.

Call manager, ASAP… when I get home.

Did she linger in the ladies room powdering her wet nose?

Was she drinking water…Perier of course…from a champagne flute instead of a bowl? Or maybe Kate mixed her a Rin Tin Tin, the dog’s version of a Shirley Temple.

Apparently, due to all those stunts Lassie insisted on doing herself, she didn’t drink.  At least that’s what they said in TV Guide.

When she disembarked, did she give Kate her autograph?

Something like…

Dearest Kate,

Thanks for everything…especially that nice, cozy blanket.  It was all, such a big treat. Doggonit…I’m afraid I gave out my last 8 by 10 glossy…but if you tell me where, I’ll be happy to mail you one.

Love and kisses,


Must remember to ask Hal…:)   


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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11 Responses to Best Story Of The Week

  1. micklively says:

    It’s a charming tale and your unique presentation raises a smile, as always. But Lassie wasn’t one dog but thirty. Each scene, each activity was performed by a different animal. If you look closely, you can see the markings and the gender change throughout the films. So putting a collie on a coast to coast flight can have been no more than a PR stunt, methinks.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’ll bet Lassie was one of the better behaved passengers. Now I’m left wondering where Timmy was.

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  3. I’m sure flight attendants see all kinds of things, but that has got to stand out. I’m sure Mr. Ed and his entourage would have had to go into the cargo bay.

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  4. No doubt she was a lady the whole flight. What a sight that must have been to see…hahaha.

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