As some of you have noted,
I am not one to get fancy with my postal stamps.
But, when I read a story about Owney in the newspaper,
I knew I had to make a special effort to get his stamp.
Owney, The Postal Dog Stamps:
Isn't he cute?
Here is his story that was printed on the backside of the stamps:
but the newspaper article I read
talked more about the Smithsonian's efforts to fix
Owney up for his big re-debut.
Turned out that he was missing an eye and
large patches of fur, had to get a new nose, and
his original stitch marks scared the children.
But, no worries, we can now all breathe a sigh of relief
because Owney has been restored!
He no longer scares the children
and his face is on a stamp.
Any guesses as to what this
recipient does for a living?
And, how's this for creepy:
The walls, the lady in pink propped up in bed having tea,
the three dogs surrounding her, the guy reading the paper,
the Snoopy in a special Snoopy-sized chair,
and the live kitty on the back chair.
I found it all rather disturbing,
so of course, it had to be sent out
so that it could disturb others as well.
Happy Mailing everyone!