The United States Post Office is going out of business. Dog Lady hopes not. A letter in the mail still holds magic, and the stamp still intrigues. Except the Liberty Bell “forever” stamp, which is ugly and boring. Now, there is a new “forever” — the Owney postal dog stamp. Maybe Owney can save the USPS.
Owney was an Irish terrier mix who rode mail trains in the late 19th Century. The legend of Owney is colorful. He belonged to a postal clerk in Albany, New York but, really, Owney is owned by everyone who believes a postal dog could ride the rails. When the dog became old and cranky, he supposedly met a bad end. A taxidermist worked to preserve him for the ages and a stuffed Owney now resides in the Smithsonian’s Postal Museum.
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