Friday, September 9, 2011

The UPS Man Spoiled Sadie

I posted before about how our UPS man brings treats to all the dogs in the neighborhood, Sadie included. But his dedication to doing so has only increased lately, as have the amount of treats he leaves! I've been home the past few times he has come by, so I get to see Sadie's reaction. The second she hears that truck come to a halt outside, she goes ballistic! She tries to do everything in her power to get outside, because she knows treats are coming!!!!

I basically have to hold her when he comes to the door, or else she would probably maul him for those Milkbones lol. Sadie is also way too smart. The other day, I heard the UPS man stopping outside our house. We didn't have a package though; he was just coming to give Sadie cookies. And she certainly knew it! I picked her up as I opened the door, and he dropped three cookies at my feet for her. She was squirming like crazy to get to them. I put her down and quickly picked up two of the three cookies to save for later. Sadie inhaled the third cookie and looked up at me, knowing I had more. I put them on the kitchen table and went about with the rest of my morning routine.

I was sitting at the table a little while later, eating something, so Sadie was naturally staring me down, waiting for some of whatever I was eating. After I finished eating though, I see Sadie stick her nose up high in the air, and she just starts sniffing. She caught the scent of those cookies from earlier and she knew they were on the table. Much to her dismay though, she could not see them (damn those short corgi legs!). So what does she do? Jumps halfway up on the chair and rests her head on the table to confirm their location on the table. "Yup! They're there! I knew it!!!!" So clearly because that was so freaking cute, I gave her another cookie haha. Smart dog.

What's even more amusing about this new UPS routine is that when it's not the usual delivery driver (which it hasn't been this week), Sadie is beside herself when this new person comes to the door WITHOUT cookies. I mean, how dare he! We were going for a walk the other night and up the street comes the UPS truck. Sadie FLIPPED OUT. She was jumping around, wagging her nub, and barking. It was like she was like "Heyyyyy! Remember me!!! You give me cookies!!!" Then this poor man, who is not the usual driver, gets out of the truck and looks at Sadie confused. He probably thought Sadie wanted to attack him. It was super fun trying to get her to continue to walk down the block while that truck sat there, too!

While I think it's awesome that our usual driver gives out treats to the doggies and genuinely loves them all, I do feel bad for the substitute drivers! It's just too funny that Sadie knows what the sound of that truck stopping means!


  1. haha too funny! I wish our ups man or mail man did that. Gibson HATES them. He barks and growls like crazy as soon as he sees them walking up to our door. Damn trespassers ;)

    He does have a treat buddy though. This random old dude that walks around our neighborhood gives all the dogs treats that he walks by. If Gibson sees him blocks and blocks away, he starts running to get to him! And then sometimes he gets confused when there is an old guy that sort of looks like him haha. One day, the guy forgot his treats and felt so bad! Gibson was so depressed, haha.

  2. That is too funny! I bet UPS would love to hear about this and make a commercial!!!

    And...mee wit my short teenie weenie dog legs...mee can smell tweets and cookies a mile away....even when da Momma tries to hide dem in the closet!

  3. Kelly, haha too funny! Sadie totally was depressed when the new UPS man did not have treats. Then she thought I was secretly given a treat by him and was holding it in my hand haha.

    Amber, good idea! I tweeted them :)

  4. Hi Kelly:

    What a fun story! UPSers take pride in delivering great service to our customers … in Sadie's case that includes the four-legged customers too:)

    We would love to share your experience with our local management team to acknowledge the outstanding service from your UPS driver. Please let us know how we can connect with you offline by sending an email to


    Debbie Curtis-Magley
    UPS Public Relations

  5. That was such a neat comment from the UPS person, Laurie!! What a great UPS driver you have! I can imagine Sadie's excitement!! I think I said this before, but I used to get my paycheck delivered FedEx from my employer and the driver would give Koda a cookie. Koda, too, knew the sound of his truck and would hear it before I did and would be waiting (salivating) at the front door. The guy would give him a treat and of course Koda would be devastated when there was another driver on the route. Nowadays I have direct deposit, so no FedEx driver, but every time the doorbell rings Koda things he should get a treat (and he usually does, I give him one after I take care of whoever is at the door!)

    cute story! have a great weekend!


  6. Oh how cute! I wish our guy would do that lol. Maybe Charlie would learn to like the mailman.

  7. laurie! doing a bit of online shopping i see! lol... a

    weve noticed that our UPS guy is dog friendly but we defintely do not get enough packages for bailey to be treated to cookies. :) that is too cute that sadie gets so excited over it. i love to see our dogs happy. makes me feel so good!


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