We all know that cliche of dogs chasing and barking at postmen when they drive by our neighborhoods to deliver our mail.
But have you heard of a dog waiting for a postman just to greet him and politely take the mail off his hands?
Well, now you have.
Dogs may be an occupational hazard to most postmen, but Mohd Munir Mohd Yusof has developed a strong bong with one unusually loyal dog.
In an interview with Malay Mail, Munir said it has become a routine for the nameless pooch to retrieve the letters from him each time he arrives at the owner’s house at Perak, Malaysia.
In fact, the dog even usually waits for him to come by on his motorbike outside the house’s gates.
“Sometimes, if the owner does not open the gate for the dog, it will stand on its hind legs, inside the compound to wait for me to pass the letters to it,” Munir said to Malay Mail.
The friendship began four years ago.
Although Munir and the dog has a sort of mutual relationship now, the doggo was not so friendly when they first met.
When Munir was first transferred to the current district he works at now, the canine was wary and fierce.
“Like any dogs, it would growl at me. But after a week, it changed its attitude and started taking mail from me,” Munir said. “Maybe he got used to me coming to the house almost everyday.”
Consistency really seems to be the key in their relationship because Munir said he didn’t have to bribe the dog with food or treats to get to this step in their friendship.
Here’s an update Munir uploaded just recently on July 20.
Malaysians on Facebook were absolutely loving the relationship between the two.
Some commended Munir for being friendly toward animals.
“Brother postman is so friendly with this yellow one.”
Others commented that the dog was absolutely a genius.
“So clever. He stabilized the letter in his mouth before bringing it in.”
“It’s like the dog nodded his head to the postman to say thank you.”
“How is he so cute. Not fierce at all, and so smart. I want to pinch him.”
But the overall consensus seems to be that if we trained our pets at home to do what this dog does, our mail would get absolutely ruined.
I know my cat wouldn’t take well to having to hold letters in her mouth. The only thing she has in there are food pellets and the occasional lizard tail.
Salute to you Munir and nameless pup!
Friendship really does transcend boundaries.
Cover image sourced from Munir Mohd.