Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Postman Doesn't Have to Ring Twice

We've had various mail carriers; some have ignored Charlie and some have been afraid of him (in truth, he does sound like a police dog on the attack when he guards the house). But sometime this summer, a mail carrier arrived who likes him.

I think it started when the carrier had something to hand in through the door and, seeing Charlie babygated upstairs, asked to meet and pet him and give him a treat. Then, when we were out walking, he went out of his way to come over and pet Charlie, say nice things about him, and let him rummage for treats. Then at some point, whenever there was a package to be left by the door, he'd add a treat on top:

And now... oftentimes after the mailman's come and gone, look what's been left in the middle of the welcome mat:

What a great mail carrier!



Moose said...

Oh my! That is pawesome! You are one lucky boy! Do you still bark ferociously when you see him? Moose gives the same ferocious woofel when people he likes approach the house (with slightly more wagging) as he does when strangers approach. Still, you obviously have a great postman!
Thanks for the advice about water in the kibble. Just today the vet tech suggested that. It never occurred to me! He tends to drink a lot right after he eats so it may just mean he doesn't drink as much after but will have to try and see! Since he eats all of his meals out of the jug (to slow him down) it wont work but I may switch back to his bowl to give it a try- maybe at least for breakfast. If we go for more shorter walks he would probably drink more too but that would be harder for me to pull off. Have you ever tried chicken broth Vet tech also suggested finding some broth with very low sodium. Anyways, forgive the rambling and thanks for the suggestion!

Noah the Airedale said...

Well I hate anyone making a delivery to our house. The mailman only goes to the letterbox out front but any packages are delivered round the back of the house. Well that's my domain and I guard it very well.
Your postie sounds very cool Charlie.


Salinger The Pug said...

OHHH how sweet of your mail carrier! Tell mom she should tell the postmaster how nice the carrier is because those things go into their work files and can help them with bonuses! In these days of bad news, it would be nice for the post office to hear something good too!

Enjoy your treats!


Pee.S. We saw Dr. Boucher a few weeks ago. Mom had to take me in to the vet when my eyes were icky.

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Wow, Charlie, you hit the jackpot with your mailman. We just watch ours drive by out on the street. Great looking treats.

Tucker and Daisy

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Lucky you, Charlie!!! Can you send your mailman to my house, it's just around the corner!!! BOL!!! Enjoy!!!

lotsa licks,

Chester said...

I bet that mailman never has to worry about bein' attacked after he meets and greets a dog. Very cool! Please send my slobbers to him next time you see him, Charlie!
Thanks, you lucky dawg!
Chester ;0=)

Scout and Freyja said...

Charlie, you just keep doin' whatever you are doin' cuz whatever it is makes for some good treats!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwww....how sweet is your mailman...
Charlie you're so lucky to have such a good human friends!!!!
hope your mommy will receive tons of mail so you could receive tons of treats from him!!!!!
Pleaseeeeeeeee sweet Charlie...give him lots of licks from us!!
And we love you so much!!!!
great sweet post!!!!!
Have a wonderful day...
sweet kisses

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I'm furry lukhky to have a nice one like that too!

In fakht, JR was just here - and gave me a bikhsuit to distrakht me whilst the door was open!

If we pass him on our walks, he even gives me a treat!

He's even trained his fill ins and told them where he keeps his treats!

Woo are lukhky Charlie fur many reasons!

PeeEssWoo: But woo knew THAT already!

Lizzy said...


OMDog. How I wish I had your mailman! You are soooo lucky, man.

My mailman hates me, and I've never done anything! He even stopped delivering our mail all summer and tried to pepperspray me and called the animal control and threatened to sue, and all I did was bark at him. I wouldn't bite, would I? Good thing our mailman finally got too scared of the rest of the dogs in our neighborhood, and now he's gone. Maybe a dog finally killed him. Well now our new mailman isn't mean anymore, but he ignores me. I wish I had a mailman that gives me treats!

I hope you have a grrrrEAT day ahead!


Lorenza said...

My mean mailman not only takes a lot of time to deliver my packages but he never gives me treats!
Can your send yours here??
Kisses and hugs

Jan said...

Misty refuses to bark at the mailman and won't let the other dogs do it either. She knows by now that he just comes and goes and pays no attention to barking.

How Sam Sees It said...

You have a very nice mail carrier, Charlie! I am glad you two took the time to become friends.


meemsnyc said...

Wow, that is the nicest mail carrier ever! What a great idea for them to carry treats, must come in handy!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Charlie boy, you are so lucky you have such a nice mailman!!! We are totally jealous because our mailman thinks we are out to kill him... Hey we were only trying to be friendly! Oh well...

Do you think you can send your mailman to us sometime?? Those treats look good...

Curt Rogers said...

I've never met this person and I love him!!! Charlie would be a fool not to bump him to the top of his favorites list!

How fortunate and fun! I'm envious. I don't think we even have a mail carrier. I just assumed a squad of vicious gremlins forced our mail into the slot. I may have to investigate further!

Sophie Lou said...

Wow! You must be extra sweet to your postman that you were given a treat. Nothing like turning on the Golden charm. I hope you were able to go outside and eat that treat right away!

Bella the Boxer said...

Holy Mackerel, you are lucky! My Portland Postman doesn't leave any treats. I'm going to write a customer complaint letter.

xoxo - Bella

Kasha said...

That is so sweet it actually put a lump in my throat. (the good kind) Thanks for sharing that there are still really thoughtful people out there. Even the mailman and dog can get along! Love it. I am off to chew another strap off my shoe and blame it on Africa. LOL

Ruby Red Dog said...

Your mailman needs an award. That beats our FedEx driver, paws down.