National Love your Pet Day is today. On this day, pet owners, such as those who own dogs, fish, cats, birds, rats etc. show their pet utmost affection and love. This holiday was invented just so people could spend quality time with their pets. Quality time can include taking them on walks, cuddling them, uncaging them, giving them special treats/ throwing them a party and much more.
There is an old stigma going around that dogs do not like mailmen. We see that in cartoons also (and on Seinfeld.. remember Newman?). Because of this non-based belief, Delivery company UPS took a very different approach. Each day, drivers encounter many dogs, most friendly and some not. If they have time, drivers are asked to snap a photo and upload it to social media. Their followers love the photos and the stories told as they share their love of these special relationships with these lovable creatures.
Since the idea became common practice back in 2013, the UPS Dogs page has grown in popularity and they are getting more and more photos capturing furry friends in the neighborhood. This act of love and care is changing the stigma from fearful mailmen to loveable mailmen.
Here are a few photos the mailmen have captured, let’s take a look at them.
This shop dog is so excited to see the UPS delivery man. He is there to give a welcome handshake to him.
Peek-a-boo! This little buddy rushed to the window to wave hello to the UPS delivery man. He shows up every time the delivery man visits the house.