This Good Girl Had A Retirement Party After 35 Dog Years Of Keeping Airport Safe

By Travis Greenwood

Retirement paw-ties (soz, not soz) have officially gone to the dogs.

That's the story from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), where Gema, a K-9 pup tasked with sniffing bags for contraband like bombs and drugs, was honored with an adorable ceremony to thank her for five years (that's 35 dog years!) of service.

Joining this very good girl at the bash — which, naturally, was documented by the airport's official social media feeds with a hashtag — were her longtime human partner Eddie (pictured above) and a bevy of her fellow service dogs (pictured below)!

"Surprise! We brought Gema's besties to help send her off — fellow MCO K-9s Grand, Fina and Liza. 🐶 #HappyRetirementGema," wrote the airport's social team on Twitter.

In recognition of her contributions to the airport and her paw-tecting and serving (sorry, everyone, I'll just show myself out) of the flying public, the guest of honor was feted with a HUGE bone wrapped with a bow...

... and a fetch pink tiara. So chic, gurl!

And if this picture is any indication, Gema appeared to have a great time.

According to the airport, Gema will reside full-time with Eddie, where she'll live out her golden years with plenty treats and belly rubs.

From everyone here at Cuteness [dot] com, a hearty congrats and thank you!