Last year I posted about our insane dog, Sophie. Each and everyday when he arrives to deliver the mail, the dog goes into insane mode. This sweet little dog turns into a snarling, growling hell hound.
And to add to the enjoyment, our mail usually comes through the front door mail slot. I say usually because our mailman has been nice enough to leave the mail between the storm door and the front door. It's only when we have a sub on the route that the mail goes through the door into the awaiting jaws of destructo-dog. She's shredded Conusmer Reports, Southern Living, and other magazines, countless pieces of junk mail (good dog) and the occassional bill.
We thought we were safe from destruction with the mail being placed between the doors, but no. If there is anything near the front door, it becomes her target. If she can't get to the mail or the mailman whatever she can get her little teeth on will do.
Things like our neighbors newspapers that we were picking up for them while they were out of town, a bag with our new phone books (and keep in mind that our phone books are about 4" thick) and most recently a 1 gallon water jug.
Jim left two water jugs by the front door this weekend and when the mail arrived on Monday, Sophie took a chunk out of one.......then it tipped over. Thankfully with the bitten side facing up so only about 1/3 of the water leaked out. But I still came home to a wet foyer and one very satisfied dog. I told the mailman the other day that he'd have a nice break while we were on vacation. He laughed and said thanks. (But I really think he's gonna miss seeing the insane one every day.)