These dogs ate their mailperson’s lunch, and with the help of their human apologized for it.
Meet Bear and Bull, a pair of 6-year-old black lab/mastiff mixes that are always getting into trouble, according to their owner, Carol Jordan. They’re outdoor dogs that live on Jordan’s 5-acre farm in the Isle of Wight, Virginia, and with five acres to play with they can cause a lot of mischief.
One such day in June, Carol got a note from her mailperson that was addressed to the owners of two big, black dogs. "Our immediate thought was, 'What did the boys do now?'" she said in an interview with CBS News. The note was on a slip normally designed to tell parcel owners that they’d just missed their pickup window.
But rather than an angry letter, the mail carrier was only concerned for the health of the dogs. "Hey! I drove up to deliver a package and both of the dogs crawled in my truck,” the note began. “They got into my lunch and ate an egg and some carrots and pumpkin seeds. I don't know if that will upset their tummies, just FYI!"
Getting into mischief over the farm is one thing, but eating a postal worker’s lunch is beyond the pale. To get back at her bad dogs, Jordan decided to perform the time-honored tradition of shaming them on Facebook. She posted an appropriately guilty-looking image of Bull and Bear next to a snapshot of the mailperson’s note. The post promptly went viral.
Although shaming her dogs was a good first step, Jordan also wanted to have them make amends and be good boys once again. So she bought her mail carrier a $20 Subway gift card to make up for the lost lunch. She also gave it to them with a note from Bull and Bear themselves apologizing for having eaten her lunch the week before.
"Sorry we ate your lunch," read the note. "Thank you for sharing... P.S. Our humans said thank you for leaving a note. We didn't like the note, we got in trouble."
Her mailperson gratefully accepted the dogs’ apology and offer of a Subway gift card. Now, Bull and Bear are back to their shameless selves, with Jordan documenting their antics on a new Facebook page she set up in their honor. You can follow along to see what hijinks these big dogs get up to next.