My garden goes right the way round the house. Me and the dogs were in the back garden, and who should walk round the corner, but the postman.
Both Dogs went running up to him barking. None of them jumped up.
The Postman started shouting at the dogs (neither of them listening to him). He then proceeded to hit the Molly with his postbag, and at the same time trying to kick Mindy. Both of whom were still barking at him.
I then shouted over the racket for him to stand still and the dogs will not touch him. I then recalled the dogs, they immediately shut up and came back. They immediately walked back into the house via the back door.
My first reaction to him was to call him a Pillock. I was so angry that he had hit and kicked my dogs, I almost punched him in the face.
He actually had a parcel for me, and because I was in the back garden, didn't hear him knocking at the front door. He was round there to put the parcel in a safe place.
My dad lives next door, and saw what had happened through his window, and shouted at me for letting it happen in the first place !! He said that the postman will probably put a complaint in about my dogs.
I am still shaking with anger. Firstly for the postman trying to hurt my dogs, and Secondly because my dad shouted at me.
I have rang the customer service department, and the very nice lady said that he should not have behaved in this manner and I would receive written correspondence early next week after they have spoken to the said member of staff.
I fully understand that postmen must be very defensive of dogs, but they were in the garden with me. They were not on their own and he didn't give me chance to sort out the fracas before he waded in with both feet!!
Thankyou - Sorry for ranting