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David Backes Flies Himself to Houston To Rescue Strays

Is there nothing that Blues captain David Backes can’t do? He used the All-Star break to help out three pups in need of a second chance, Emmitt, Lincoln and Ernie. If you thought that driving with a dog in the car can be exasperating, try flying a plane with three of them in it (along with your wife and flight instructor).

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That’s exactly what Backes did last weekend. He and his wife Kelly flew to Houston to pick up the trio. They brought them home to the 5 Acres Animal Shelter in St. Charles, which Mrs. Backes volunteers at. The eight hour trip was completed safe and sound. Backes doesn’t yet have his license – he’s still on a provisional training one – but when he gets it I wouldn’t be amazingly shocked to be reading about things like this more often.