On November 30, 2018, I was checking in at curbside when a passenger and her dog passed by. As I looked up, to my horror, the dog was raising its leg to urinate on my suitcase. I screamed and stomped my foot and the dog lowered its leg. The owner gave me a glaring look and pulled the dog away. Within two feet, the dog began to squat and dedicated. The baggage handlers had to beg the woman to clean up the feces. Within a few more feet the dog had two more bowel movements. Again, the baggage handlers begged the woman to discard the feces.
I was completely shocked and taken aback by the owner’s uncaring attitude and how she wasn’t minding her pet. As I’m allergic to dogs, I was really upset by this and prayed they were not on my flight. Of course they sat in the row in front of me.
I informed the boarding agent and flight attendants of what occurred. Slowly, I was able to calm down. Throughout the flight I wondered what would have happened if this type of incident occurred while in flight. Would passengers have had to endure the odor of urine and feces? Yuk! How is this handled?