SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
So there's a dog working shifts for the Transportation Security Administration at Chicago's Midway Airport who is leaving her mark on holiday air travel. She's a 2-year-old German Shepherd. The TSA doesn't reveal names, so travelers can't distract the dogs as she sniffs. And she sniffs for bombs. But the dog is still so skittish around crowds after four months at work that she reportedly relieves herself in the concourses and terminals. Well, who hasn't felt that way in a crowded airport?
Kevin McCarthy, who heads up the TSA at Midway, says that they will work with the dog until she can calm down. It's not going to ruin her career, he told the Chicago Sun-Times. It doesn't impact her ability to do the job. So by all means, fly the friendly skies. Just watch where you step.
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