Dog people will understand this story about a Pomeranian named Coco, a rescuer named Dori McRae and a Calgary businessman who flies planes on the side named Bob Kirkby.
Animal lovers will likely get it, too.
But there are some people who are just going to shake their heads and say he did what? She took it why? Are they nuts?
Such is the insidious influence of a small wet nose, a fluffy fur coat and liquid brown eyes.
McRae lives in Barriere with her own three dogs, her kids and her parents (who also have a Pomeranian). She loves Pomeranians. She has had them for years.
Eventually, she started learning about dog rescue and eventually ended up as a foster for Newbark dog rescue in Merritt. Newbark brings small dogs up from the U.S. and finds homes for them in Canada.
Three guesses what type of dogs McRae would foster.
Recently, she started her own Facebook page for her Pommy safe house, Pommy Country.
That's her story.
But this story's about Coco and how he ended up in Kamloops Friday afternoon.
McRae said Coco's owner was a single mom with kids who couldn't afford his vet bills. He was three years old and she'd had him for a few months. When she got him, she discovered he had an infected cat-claw wound that was originally thought to be an abscessed tooth.
McRae doesn't know his story before that. Coco had been vaccinated, but he wasn't neutered and he needed vet care that his owner couldn't afford.
The owner advertised him on Kijiji and had 200 responses. A friend of McRae's saw the ad and convinced the woman to hand Coco over to her.
McRae contacted Pilots N Paws, a group of volunteers who give their time, their airplanes and their gas to take rescue animals where they need to go.
Enter Bob Kirkby. He has his own business in Calgary, but flies for fun.
He offered to bring Coco to Kamloops because he loves to fly (apparently his wife doesn't like little planes) and he wanted some company.
"This guy offered to take a five-pound Pomeranian to Kamloops," an incredulous McRae said.
Coco landed in Kamloops two hours later.
"He said little Coco was so well behaved in the plane," she said. "I gave him a huge hug."
Kirkby didn't stick around for long. He dropped off his furry cargo and was soon back off into the blue sky, headed back to Calgary, leaving a grateful dog rescuer and a soon-to-be-bathed-and-pampered Pomeranian on the ground.
While McRae couldn't say enough good things about a man who would be so kind as to fly a little dog 800 kilometres and back, it's not as though she hasn't done her fair share of dog-related driving herself.
She has gone to Oregon to bring back a 14-year-old deaf and toothless senior Pomeranian to add to her family.
"They're very sweet and sensitive dogs and they're very connected with their humans," she said.
Coco isn't done with travelling, either. Newbark is having an adoption day in Merritt at Fetch Dog Grooming from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.