The Wisconsin Humane Society and a Milwaukee stamp club held a public ceremony and party today honouring Owney, the globe-trotting Postal Service pooch who gets his own U.S. stamp. (Full story at THE MILWAUKEE-WISCONSIN JOURNAL SENTINEL).

Which is interesting, as would be your suggestions for other (real life) doggie heroes who deserve to be featured on a stamp along with your reasons why.


CHIT CHAT — 4 Comments

  1. I downloaded this picture of a search dog (Aw, Chocolate Lab!) around the 5th anniversary of 9/11. It was taken in the days after that terrible day. I’d like to dedicate it to ALL the search dogs, who risk their lives to bring life to humans who aren’t even Pack Leader (just that finding these humans makes Pack Leader happy). Good dogs!

  2. Sgt Stubby, most decorated war dog of WWI. He trained with the 102nd infantry and went over to the front lines in France. In one incident, he ran down and helped capture a German soldier. He wound up serving in 17 battles, occasionally being injured and even gassed, facing the same dangers any other soldier faced. He died in 1926, in the arms of the private who found him on the campus of Yale University.

  3. PS: Stubby’s remains were preserved and he is now seen, in his uniform, in the “The Price of Freedom: Americans At War” exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.