July 23, 2004

Pet stores stop selling mailman-shaped dog biscuits

OK, so it's not only the British. From Toronto, practically my own back yard:

Dogs chomping on mail carrier-shaped treats is no laughing matter for Canada Post.

The unamused Canadian postal service -- whose carriers endure more than their share of real dog bites -- convinced Pet Valu Inc. stores to stop carrying Bark Bars, dog biscuits that come shaped like cats and letter carriers.

"This is not in any way, shape, or form funny for us, and to make light of that ... I don't see that as funny at all, not even in the least," said John Caines, Canada Post's national media relations manager.

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Wanna bet it's not funny? Some people are so thin-skinned it's a wonder they don't explode in the heat.