Postmen should be issued with dog biscuits

Dog awaits post
Dog awaits post

It is generally recognised the lovely postal workers who deliver our letters every day are very vulnerable to attacks by dogs.

I hope they saw the recent TV programme on dogs.

The postman on his daily round is besieged by the friendliest dogs.

He carries a packet of dog biscuits in his bag and offers a handful to the expectant hounds. These should be an obligatory requisite for every postman to carry, issued by their local office.

This would constitute a considerable saving to the NHS, protecting their fragile resources attending to the bloodied and injured post personnel.

I offer a local example. The gentleman who obligingly delivers my medication from the health centre always carries a supply of dog biscuits and our dog always awaits his visits with enthusiastic anticipation – more than I do for my routine tablets!

Robin Parker

St Chad’s Avenue, Chatburn