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The Postal Service grew from the Pony Express into a 20th century Money Eating Monster. One of the highest paid non-skilled U.S. Government jobs, it also ranks among the highest in customer complaints.

Perhaps there is a reason your family pet sees the mail “person” as a threat to your usable income. You know, the part that’s left of your paycheck after income taxes, gasoline taxes, federal, state and local sales tax, property taxes, license plate and toll road taxes, etc. etc. Your dog can’t bite IRS but he can try to keep the “mail person” from bringing you all that advertising junk that fills your box – at a fraction of the cost you pay to mail a one-page letter.

Adding irony to insult, the United States Postal System spent $millions more to develop this notice so we want to be sure our dog owning subscribers know…

  • If a carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door. Some dogs burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors. Dog owners should keep the family pet secured.
  • Parents should remind their children and other family members not to take mail directly from carriers in the presence of the family pet, as the dog may view the person handing mail to a family member as a threatening gesture.
  • The Postal Service places the safety of its employees as a top priority. If a carrier feels threatened by a dog, or if a dog is loose or unleashed, the owner may be asked to pick up mail at a Post Office until the carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If a dog is roaming the neighborhood, the pet owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the area’s Post Office. ~ Courtesy of USPS National Release 2018

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