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Couple shocked to find own dog hiding in suitcase

 Couple shocked to find own dog hiding in suitcase

Images: Travel Nine 

A US couple got the shock of a life time when they were told their suitcase was overweight only to discover their pet dog hidden inside.

Jared and Kristi Owens were checking into their flight from Texas to Las Vegas when they had to do a quick re-shuffle of their bag after it registered as being too heavy.

The suitcase was nearly three kilograms heavier than what it should have been.

When Jared opened the hid, he was surprised to see their dog, Icky, looking back at him.

“Literally, there’s our dog coming out of my boot, coming out of my boot with her head bopping up,” Jared told radio station KCBD.

“She’s the burrower, that’s what she does/ She burrows in clothes, she burrows in, obviously suitcases now.”

Icky the chihuahua had managed to sneak herself inside the suitcase, keeping quiet until the moment she was discovered at the check-in counter for Southwest Airlines at the airport in Lubbock.

Thankfully, a caring staff member offered to take care of Icky while Jared and Kristi went to Vegas for the weekend, in late September.

“They have got a heck of an employee in Cathy,” Jared said.

“She went above and beyond and never made us feel, you know, they could have turned us in saying we were trying to smuggle a day to Vegas or something.

“Never acted like that, they were extremely gracious. Like I said she was willing to watch our dog for us while we were gone.”.

Their story went global after Jared shared the photos of their discovery to his Facebook page.

Jared said the process of checking the bag’s weight most likely saved his dog’s life.

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