Being a mail carrier for the postal service must be a bitch, particularly in older neighborhoods where they have to walk up to houses instead of just driving by a mailbox. There's the heat and carrying a big pack full of mail. But, perhaps the worst part is the fear of being attacked by a dog. Any avid cyclist will tell you that riding through neighborhoods often means being approached and even chased by dogs not inside a fence or on a leash. Imagine facing that threat every day on foot.
Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog.
According to a pair of reports released by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas is number three on the list of most dog bites in the U.S. As for the cities list, San Antonio is second, Houston comes in at #9 and Dallas ranks at #13.More »