Wednesday, February 10, 2010
When the mailman arrived yesterday, Ernie and Ruby ran to the window -- as they always do -- and began growling. It's so funny how dogs react to mailmen. Ernie and Ruby usually don't growl at anyone else walking around below our windows. What's the deal?
My friends John and Sue have a dog, Fitzie, who goes ballistic when the mailman comes to the door. They have a mail slot, and theorize that Fitzie hates him because he touches the house. Sue says Fitzie can hear the mail truck in the street, distinguish it from other cars and get growling early.
Dave says Ernie, particularly, always reacted badly to the mailman. When he lived in Michigan and the mailman came to the door -- once again, he had a mail slot -- Ernie pitched a fit. He'd barrel through screen doors to attack.
Our mailman doesn't even touch the house. But maybe Ernie remembers the truck, or the uniform -- because he still hates the mailman.