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paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
pet: pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, a special loved one.

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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Postal dog gets his own stamp

Owney is the name of the postal dog in 1888, he hops on trains that carried bags of mail around the country. He travel across the United States by rail and then globe-trotting to Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia. Owney became known as a good luck charm as he traveled the country on mail trains. As he traveled the country, postal clerks would add tags to his collar from each stop, eventually Owney had so many tags they had to make him a special dog vest to put them on.

Owney died in 1897, the Postal Service had him preserved to create a lifelike replica of the dog using his own fur. The stuffed Owney is now at National Postal Museum, and now the Postal Service released a new Forever stamp with a picture of Owney. This stamp is released to commemorate the adventure and dedication of Owney.

Next month, the Postal Service is also releasing an Owney app that creates a 3-D, jumping, barking Owney on your screen. It will soon release an interactive e-book about Owney for the iPad.


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