Original article posted at GoodNewsNetwork.org.
While dogs may be notorious for holding grudges against the local mailmen, this happy pup actually joined forces with the post office – and he has become a celebrity ever since.
Jax is just one of the faithful employees at the post office in the Scottish village of Portree on the Island of Skye. He may be one of the only workers with four legs, but he is still an important part of the workforce all the same.
His job description? The official stamp licker.
Jax first started at the post office two years ago when he was hired by his owner and boss: Ray Chandler. Ever working day since then, he has been waiting attentively for a customer; and whenever one of the villagers needs to mail a letter, they can simply approach Jax at his counter for a free stamp lick.
Some villagers don’t even visit Jax for the mail – some residents just want to give him a treat.
Chandler says that while Jax takes his job very seriously, he sometimes gets a little overzealous and swallows the entire stamp – but customers don’t tend to mind too much.
“He’s great to have around, because he becomes the focal point,” Ray told the Dodo. “In Britain, everyone tends to talk about the weather, but in the office, people want to talk about Jax. Some people come in just to say hello, or to bring him a treat; others want to give him hugs. He has become quite a character.”