(Oops, make that Yorkshire terrier!)
Peggy has gone postal, according to the British Royal Mail
The U.K.’s Royal Mail service won’t just no longer deliver mail to the Joyce household; they’ve even shut down the whole street.
For the past two months, residents of Dorset Gardens, an otherwise quiet street in Northampton, in the English Midlands, have had to make a 14-mile round trip to the post office to pick up their mail.
That’s because mailmen say they were being viciously attacked by a tiny Yorkshire terrier.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous that they are refusing to deliver mail to any of us,” family daughter Margaret Joyce told local newspapers. “Peggy is very good-natured and loved by everyone. She spends her days sleeping and playing with the children. She does bark if someone comes to the front door but her bark is much bigger than her bite.”
But the dog the Joyce family falls Peggy is known by some of their neighbors as “The Beast of Dorset Gardens.”
“It is a vicious little thing and I have seen it going for the postman,” commented one of them, who asked not to be named.
The plot thickened when another neighbor posted a comment saying that it’s not Peggy who’s the real attack dog. “It is another dog they own, which is larger than this one. They are trying to con everyone. They are not telling the press the full story or about the real dog to blame.”
Who’s to say. One thing’s for sure: those of us who know Yorkies are well aware that they rank close to the top of the hierarchy with Dachshunds and Chihuahuas as the true terrorists of the canine world!