Nov 5, 2009

PSF - We have been labeled!

I love my dogs, but they have issues.

They do not enjoy visits from the mail carrier....a common dog phobia.

They pose no threat to the mailman, they just like to bark like lunatics when the mail carrier comes to the door......and Xena sort of throws herself against the screen.

Truth be told, Xena doesn't discriminate. She does barks at every visitor.

Because my dogs go a little nuts when people come to the front door we installed a heavy duty security screen door. I hate the way it looks, but it was necessary to keep Xena from break down the screen door when she is being possessed by the devil.

I figured that the heavy duty security door and the fact that Xena has never taken a nibble of any of our mail carriers would provide all carriers with a sense of security.

Today I discovered differently!

Our mail comes with a warning!


This Dog Warning Card was accidentally left in our mailbox today.

I say accidentally because on the form it says "Case in front of mail for address where dog poses a threat -- do not deliver this form." Whoopsie!

We have had a string of sub's lately, so I understand the need for the form.

If you approach my door while day dreaming you might have the hooey scared out of you by a psychotic poodle and chihuahua.


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30 comments:

latree said...

you may think I am weird. I know dogs are smart and faithful.

but I fear dogs. mostly when they bark...

tell Xena I said 'hi' :)

Angela said...

A poodle and chihuahua? That's so funny that they can scare the mailman off! Love the dog warning card, awesome take!

Indrani said...

Barking dogs scare me too, but yours looks cute!

Maggie May said...

I don't think any dog is absolutely safe when a postman comes to deliver the mail. (Though a chihuahua & a poodle wouldn't normally scare me.)

Nuts in May

Puna said...

That is too funny! You certainly have been marked! You can use that excuse when your bills don't come! That chihuahua looks very threatening!

Lorri said...

Our dog Sam never had a problem with people on the outside of the house but he was a good one for not letting the repair man out of the house when he was done.

Emily said...

That's funny...although I do think it's pretty common for mailmen to get bitten though.

Karen said...

That happened to us too in the old house. Cassie was a spaz and once went out the door and across the street after the mail lady! Yikes! She got scared though and didn't hurt her. We got a letter the next day that they wouldn't deliver unless the front door was closed!

Tiaras said...

what? seriously? Do you have mail hand delivered? our mailbox is at the end of the driveway - but our do LOVEs our mailman!

Whimsical Creations said...

LOL! Loving the photos. I had that happen once in an appt. The people below me had a dog and the carrier refused to leave both of our mail.

Pam said...

That is too funny. My in laws house got labeled like this too. It's funny because the "vicious" dog would let my daughter ride on his back and pull his whiskers when she was little.

kys said...

I'm scared of dogs, too. I feel that they are unpredictable.

blueviolet said...

I'm picturing that principal in Ferris Bueller and your dogs!

The Blue Zoo said...

LOL That is just too funny!! Your pups look so sweet....
I guess looks are decieving!

Chris said...

Mailmen are just wusses...but I hear they make decent money, maybe I should be looking there....

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, Michelle!! I could have written the exact same post, and down to the same kind of dog!!!

Ours barks like CRAZY over the mailman. Even when she sees him across the street she goes psycho. One time she got out when I grabbed the mail and the mailman almost maced her!!

Jean Stockdale said...

We have 2 boxers that are so sweet and gentle but bark like crazy when anyone drives up.

One never knows what a kiddo is thinking!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love to meet new moms online! You should like a neat family.

We have had a lot of rain here and so a warm sunny day was just the ticket. Our son and dil brought the baby grand over in his Lion King costume. He was not crazy about the hood but we managed to get some good shots.

Blessings.

Muthering Heights said...

LOLOLOL, what kind of mailman is afraid of two little dogs??

K said...

oh my word! mailmen and dogs! that was the primary reason that our Deke went to live in the country- I was in constant fear he would really attack the mailman. He did actually jump through a window screen once, but we have a hedge in front of the window that slowed him down enough for me to grab his legs...
We deliver meals to an elderly couple with a chihuahua that thinks he is the meanest dog on the plantet. only problem- he has no teeth. none. His bark is DEFINITELY worse than his bite!! Makes my family laugh every single time we deliver...
Great post!
Blessings, friend!

CC said...

hee hee! The mail carrier has been "caught"!

Casey's trio said...

That is TOO funny that you got the dog notice accidentally delivered to you! Sounds like it might be time for some doggy Xanax :)

Sarah Brown said...

That makes me LOL!!!! That makes me feel better about our crazy barking wiener dog=)

Honey Mommy said...

My mom used to have a toy poodle that would bark anytime the doorbell rang!! They live in WY though, so their mail gets delivered to a PO box. No chance of scaring the mailman that way!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A mail person's job is not an easy one, I fear. After all, the mail must get through.

In my village, we have community mailboxes so the mail lady (yes, she's a she - even her subs are females) doesn't have to go to anyone's door. But the dog next door barks at her anyway. LOL

Momisodes said...

Wow! I had no idea they even had those cards. My dog is the same way. He goes nuts when the mailman stops by.

Jenners said...

I mean barking is one thing ... that doesn't make a dog dangerous. Biting is another.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

My dogs bite ankles... my meter readers won't read my meter unless I bring the dogs in my house...

They are little pitzer dogs... they weight nothing!!!

Sam_I_am said...

haha, that is funny. My mailman came to the door with a package while my two threw themselves at the door. I said (over the growling and barking) "Do I have to sign for it??" and he said "No! I'll just leave it here!" and RAN back to his truck. My cousin is a mail carrier and she keeps treats with her to distract disgruntle dogs.

Baby Herzog times two said...

OMG this is hilarious!!!

Charles Morisco said...

Barking dogs scare me too, but yours looks cute!

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