You are probably used to hearing stories about dogs versus mail people that involve bitten ankles or being chased out of gates. Well, this is a story with a twist, and a huge social media following, that is guaranteed to make you smile! Let us introduce you to Bear and Bull!

These two cheeky dogs from Smithfield, Virginia, stole the lunch of mail carrier Mary when she was delivering mail to their guardian’s farm. Mary left a note, saying, “Hey! I drove up to deliver a package and both of the dogs crawled in my truck. They got into my lunch and ate an egg and some carrots and pumpkin seeds. I don’t know if that will upset their tummies, just FYI!”



Bear and Bull’s guardian Carol Jordan, quite used to the antics of her two boys, saw the note and was filled with dread wondering what mischief they had gotten up to this time. Thankfully, on reading the note, she realized that the mail carrier was only concerned for their health! But their deed couldn’t go unpunished, so Jordan decided to shame the two dogs on Facebook. A post with a picture of a contrite-looking Bear and Bull, along with the caption reading, “Wall of shame #weoweyoulunch,” quickly went viral. Jordan and her family received messages from as far away as Denmark, Australia, and New Zealand, with amused well-wishers thanking her for bringing a little laughter into their lives.


Jordan also purchased a Subway gift card for mail deliverer Mary, sending it to the post office along with an apology note, reading, “Sorry we ate your lunch. Thank you for sharing … P.S. Our humans said thank you for leaving a note. We didn’t like the note, we got in trouble.” Bear and Bull have since appeared on WAVY-TV 10, WTKR News Channel 3, Inside Edition, NBC, and CBS. They have become such celebrities that they now have their own Facebook page dedicated to sharing stories of their antics!

Many of the stories we share about dogs are filled with sadness or are happily ever after stories for those who have been adopted. We are so happy to be able to bring you a story that is joyous from start to end. Isn’t this the perfect kind of thing to read on a sunny afternoon?

Image Source: Carol Jordan