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Watch a Dog and a Mailman Work Together to Deliver Mail

The Postmaster General should hear about this.

Liz Acosta  |  Aug 13th 2012

Editor’s Note: This video comes to us from Petsami, the YouTube channel for funny pet and animal videos.

You know the classic stereotype: mailman tries to deliver the mail, dog freaks out and barks her head off, and the mailman flees in terror from the porch, continuing a vicious cycle of needless animosity.

But what happens when the natural enemies decide to work together? Then you benefit and everyone is happy!

This Golden Retriever and her regular mail carrier have come to a helpful truce wherein the Goldie peacefully and calmly fetches the mail when she sees the mail truck roll up. She then dutifully brings the mail back to her family, mercifully tearing up any bills or otherwise distressing correspondences (just kidding about that — the dog does no such thing). So not only does Goldie fetch the mail, she sorts it as well. She’s like a secretary. Now that’s really taking her dog role to the max!

So Postal Service workers, if you’ve got this dog on your route, make sure to carry some doggie biscuits with you. Helpful little doggies like this one deserve a treat for their excellent behavior!

Does your dog love or loathe the mailman? Does your dog alert you to the mail with snarling barks, or fetch it for you? Most importantly, have you figured out how to train the dog to get a job to pay the bills?

Photo: Golden Retriever — assistant mailman by

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