Everyone knows that dogs and mail carriers can at times be enemies—but it turns out sometimes they can be pretty civil about their differences.
Carol Jordan, from Isle of Wight, Virginia, is the owner of two 6-year-old black Labrador/Mastiffs named Bear and Bull—and they’re just natural troublemakers.
“They always look guilty of something!” Jordan told CBS News.
And usually, they are guilty of something. The brothers have a habit of getting into places they don’t belong.
“They try to get in everyone’s car that comes up our driveway,” Jordan told Inside Edition. “They have climbed into the FedEx truck and sat in the driver’s seat and passenger seat like they were going on a joyride.”
So it was not much of a surprise when, in June, she discovered a note from her mail carrier.
“When we first saw the note, our initial thought was, ‘What did they do now?'” Jordan said.
Indeed, the pooches had gotten into mischief again—but to her surprise, the note was less angry and more concerned:
Hey! I drove up to deliver a package and both of the dogs crawled in my truck. 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!
The note was surprisingly considerate from someone who had just had their lunch eaten, so Jordan—and the dogs— decided to repay the courtesy.
“We felt bad that they ate her lunch, so we wanted to make it up to her,” Jordan said. “We live in the country and everyone here is friendly and looks out for each other. It was the right thing to do. We wanted to make it from the boys to her.”
So she dropped off an apologetic, funny letter at the post office, hoping to make up for the carrier’s lost lunch.
“Sorry we ate your lunch,” read the note, which included a Subway gift card. “Thank you for sharing! Bear & Bull Jordan.”
“P.S. Our humans said thank you for leaving a note. We didn’t like the note, we got in trouble.”
“We’ve heard from people in Denmark, Australia and New Zealand that have seen the post,” Jordan told CBS News. “Most people thank us for making them laugh.”
Because it turns out, many of us have a dog like Bear or Bull in our lives.
“So many people have commented that it brightened their day or that the boys remind them of dogs they had but are now passed on,” Jordan told Inside Edition. “We are floored by the amount of attention it received!”