If you have a dog, there are more than a few milestones to celebrate with your furry friend; namely, the day they came into your life, the day they successfully fetched something for the first time, and the day they finally stopped crapping on your carpet, among others. A service dog at Orlando International Airport, however, recently achieved an even bigger milestone -- retirement -- and officials threw her the perfect party.
After serving as an employee at the airport for nearly five years, a retiring service dog named Gema received a spectacular sendoff late last week, complete with a giant "Happy Retirement!" banner, a sparkling retirement tiara, the company of a few of her fellow K-9 "besties," and some well-earned treats. Gema's handler, Eddie, and a few other humans from the airport's bag-sniffing squad also attended the party and officials live-tweeted photos of the festivities. In other words, the celebration was certifiably better than any retirement party you'll ever get -- if you're lucky enough to get one at all.
"We're celebrating the retirement of one of our most loyal and dedicated employees [and] we're sending her off in style," the airport announced in the series of tweets.