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January 24, 2009

The Frustrating Case of the Nottie Postlady

Remember our earlier post that it snowed pressies?

We’ll it didn’t wane yet… actually, it turned into a blizzard… hehe..

This Wednesday, manang receieved 2 more claim cards from their security guard… and here is where The Frustrating Case of the Nottie Postlady begins…

Normally, my hooman does not travel around the city because she is quite busy with her work and has poor sense of direction. Now, in order to claim my pressies, she authorizes their company driver to pick up the parcels from the mail instead. This week though, Mr. Driver came back with only one pressie -from Ms. Kylie and returned the other claim card.

He said the postlady would not release my pressie because manang is not authorized to claim it. I was perplexed. Why would the nottie postlady refuse to release my pressie? I squealed. Mr. Driver said it was because of this…

She said she cannot release the pressie to manang because only Mr. Aki Wong can claim it. And that means, I, Achilles Wong, need to produce a valid ID in order to do it. I blinked. I cried. Just how am I going to do that? I howled in exasperation. I don’t want any of my friends’ parcels to be returned by any nottie postlady. That would mean throwing my friends’ hard-earned postage money to the trash bin. No way! Not this dog!

And so, clueless as we were, manang and I braved the uncertain roads, not knowing exactly where we were going. I forced her out of the office- all dressed up in her corporate clothes, bringing her bag and high heels and we set out to claim my ultimate prize. Getting there wasn’t easy. We almost cried because the road leading to the post office was closed and we had to walk about 2 blocks. We never passed by that place before and was struck by paranoia and feared for our safety.

When we got to the post office, she explained to the postlady that there was no way for me to claim the pressie by myself and under normal acceptable conditions (per the Postal Corp.’s standards, that is). That in fact, being my guardian, she was licensed to claim the pressie in my behalf.

When she explained that the addressee was a handsome dog (see picture above), everyone in the room laughed at her. For some strange reason they thought it was absurd for someone to send packages to a dog or have a dog’s name placed as addressee for a package. *rolls eyes*

In my defense, she said that in other parts of the world, it is not unusual to send and/or receive packages in the name of dogs. The postlady just sneered and laughed saying that in any part of the world, dogs being addressees of parcels and packages is just unacceptable and absurd. She added that it was even more absurd that a dog would have a last name.

I was mad and barked furiously at the clueless self-absorbed humans! I was on the verge of sinking my huge teefies into their behinds when manang began negotiating with the postlady as to how the package can be released.

Finally, the postlady gave up, after much jeering, and asked us if we knew who sent the package…

Ummm… my doggie senses tell me that they were from my friends- The Four Musketeers… but I do not know the full name of their sissy! Feigning confidence, I wrote the names of my buddies- Cody, Lady, Zena and Joyce/ The Four Musketeers/ Amanda and slapped the paper silly in the face of the nottie postlady.

Realizing that indeed the package was for me, she released it to us and scurried of joyously. Never mind the self-absorbed human! I bet they were just envious because I had been receiving lots of pressies.

Hey Cody! Are you in there, buddy?

Our gifts from our good friends- Cody, Lady, Zena and Joyce… they even sent me a birthday card.

Say ‘M-U-S-K-E-T-E-E-R’!!!

Playing with my candy roll thingamajig ...

This is one weird orange elastic doggie… and it squeaks, too!

We are officially loving this Loofa Dog!

So, puppies, who do you think makes a better Loofa Dog Model?

A woofy thank you to Ms. Kylie and The Four Muskeeters for your pressies and your friendship. We are so grateful for all your love and friendship!!! We love all of you so much!!!


Anonymous said...

Can you mail yourself to my place in the U.S.A.? You are so adorable. What an adventure to get that pressie!

Lacy said...

woof's Aki and Poopie, w0w, u shure got sum nice pressies there...and me got one of them doggies fur christmas, meeee lovesss him, he my bestest friend...

b safe,

The FOUR Musketeers said...

oh ! That nasty nasty post lady ! She must be so jealous that she receive none & wanted to claim it as HERS !! BOL ! Next time save the trouble , we will put your manang name :D


Bobby said...

Glad you told that postie off, and got you present. You were good I would have sunk my teeth into someones behind.

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

What a wonderful pressies....we're jealous!!!!!!! ;-))))))
the 4 mousketeers are special friends...don't you??
but we're sure that you deserve it because you're greatttttt!!!!!
we love your pictures a lot and you toooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!
kisses and licks!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki!
The same happened to me the first time I got a package. I am not allowed to come into the postal office so my mom had to show the lady my card ID from the Vet. Now they know me and there are no problems.
Glad she gave your package at the end and you are enjoying your nice presents!
Have fun
Kisses and hugs

Maggie and Mitch said...

These postal workers need to realize that we doggies get packages and we're very important members of the family! GEEZ!
What nice pressies you got, Aki! That poor loofa doggie looks squished underneath your HUGE paw!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Blimey Aki, what a rude postlady. Fancy thinking that it is silly for a dog to recieve and send presents. She obviously has no idea.

We're so glad you finally got your presents.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

More nice stuff fur woo!

Woo really are a special pup!

Our mail kharrier always wonders why I get much more mail than my Doggy Nanny or my mom!

PeeEssWoo: Those shoes would so NOT work with one of ME!

Anonymous said...

Oh Boy Aki! I really glad to hear that our Pressie didn't cause all this trouble! I can't remember who we sent to! I hope you enjoy all your treats and toys!


Kapp pack said...

Humans can be SOOOOOOOO stupid! We're glad your human is not one of them! Those were some great presents.

Puppy slurps, Canyon

Chow Chow said...

What an episode! No worries, I'll make sure I write your manang's name on the parcels that I'll send you. No point wasting time with the post idiots!

Asta said...

Silly postal lady..of couwse you get have tons of fwiends..I bet she was jelly cause she doesn't..and why shouldn't doggies have last names..all of us who awe lucky wif gweat fuwwevew homes do.
I think you bof look gweat wif loofa dog
enjoy youw pwessies
smoochie kisses

the 4 Bs said...

hi Aki, wow, what an ordeal you had to go through to get your pressies! we just don't understand why humans are so stupid about dogs having last names and receiving mail.

anyway, we're glad it all ended well and your human mom has very pretty shoes! hee hee!