Monday, December 12, 2011

Treat Catching with the Mailman

I mentioned recently that Charlie has conned convinced our mailman, Jeffrey, to play "treat catch" with him. Charlie lies at the top of our entryway stairs every morning, waiting. If, by some chance, he's in another part of the house begging for treats, Charlie still listens carefully for steps and/or the sounds of mail dropping through the slot and races to the door upon hearing them. If it's Jeffrey there, Charlie's barks are high and yappy and breathless, almost cries. If he finds anyone else at the door, his barks are deep and threatening.

Somehow, Charlie's also trained himself to spot Jeffrey's white van -- he gets excited when he sees it drive by or if we pass it out walking. At first, I think, treat-catching for Charlie was all about the treats, but now it's as much a social event. And fortunately, it's one that Jeffrey seems to enjoy, too!

I can't believe how lucky Charlie and we are to have such a nice mailman!

13 comments:

Kari in Vegas said...

way to train that mailman!

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Winston said...

Loved the video!

Meeka said...

You're so lucky to have a nice mailman that gives treats to the neighborhood pups.

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Lucky you! we had a nice mailman once, then he got reassigned. Sometimes he makes a special trip to visit us.
Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Lilli said...

That's really nice mailman :)

-Lilli-

The Musketeers said...

Now, that's the nicest mailman I have ever seen! Lucky you :)

Fred said...

Wowowow! That is super cool! I don't even know if our mailman is a man or a lady! BOL!

Penny's Mumma said...

Bills for you, Fun for Charlie!! That's really cute!!
How nice of him to make Charlie's day!

Sam said...

We like your mailman!

Sam

pippadogblog said...

Couldn't help reading that and thinking about the post that Suzy Delta Sheltie made about being a dangerous dog in the opinion of the mail person!!

Pippa

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That's funny. You do have a nice mailman.

Johann The Dog said...

What a pawsome mailman! You catch very well Charlie! Way to train him, BOL!

Baylor said...

Wow! What a nice mailman! Here in Texas, they never get out of their air conditions!

Way to go Charlie! Good training steps!

Bark at ya later!

Baylor