My dog soon gets excited
When the postman is around.
He sits and waits beside the door
With nose down on the ground.
His ears are pricked, he sniffs the air
And quietly lies in wait.
Oh, was that the postman’s footsteps
Coming through our gate?
He thinks it is a burglar
Who is trying to break in
And beneath our letter box he sits
And wears a doggy grin.
A doggy GRIN???
Well, perhaps it isn’t quite a grin,
But a show of good white teeth.
Oh postman, keep your fingers back.
There are sharp teeth down beneath.
Our dog thinks that a man that size
Can break into our house
Through the tiny letter box we have –
As if he were a mouse.
But Bonzo didn’t study maths
And hasn’t realized
That a great big postman never could
Get through a hole that size.
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My little Jack Russell, Gemma (who died at a really old age), used to jump at the letter box whenever the postmas came, and she seemed to know exactly when he came down the road and when it wasn't just someone else passing the house. In fact I had to have a letter box put on the wall outside at one time, but the thing to do is to introduce your dog to the postman and let them become friends, with perhaps a biscuit treat. Then you'll have no more problems, in fact they'll welcome the postman in the hope that there will be another snack. I think all postmen should carry doggy snacks. What do you think? Your dog is only trying to protect you from an intruder. Josie