Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
— A passenger attempted to bring their large pet pig on a US Airways flight at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The person said the pig was for emotional support, but the flight crew said it was disruptive as it paced back and forth in the cabin, so the pig was removed from the plane for disorderly conduct.
“They let her take it on?” asked an incredulous Callahan
“It’s legal,” replied Minihane.
In 2012, a federal law allowed certain animals to qualify as emotional-support animals, including monkeys and miniature horses. The hosts couldn’t believe this.
Said Callahan: “You’re kidding. Oh, God. Miniature horses?”
“What are those called when they take the dogs to the nursing homes?” asked Dennis. “Those aren’t rescue dogs.”
Replied Callahan: “Therapy dogs.”
“So this is a therapy pig?” asked Dennis.
“As you know, I’m fostering puppies and we took them to a nursing home a couple of times and it’s great,” said Callahan. “You see folks who haven’t smiled lately in wheelchairs just perk up. … I will not foster pigs.”
— According to People magazine, actor Kirk Douglas died this past week. In actuality, though, the 97-year-old is still alive and well. The magazine’s website accidentally ran an obituary for Douglas on its website that said “DO NOT PUB” at the top, meaning it was not supposed to be published.
Said Callahan: “It was Thanksgiving weekend and we know how that works. Some fill-in producer and they let it slip. … If you’re Kirk Douglas, this a luxury most of us don’t get to experience. He gets to read his own obit.”
“That’s true,” replied Dennis.
“It’s boring, it’s a poorly written obit,” said Callahan. “I’m guessing The New York Times, and the Boston Herald or [Associated Press] has a obit of him, they haven’t published it yet, that’s a little better done than that one.”