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Stuffed dogs of the Smithsonian

September 22, 2012
By Susan Ewing , The Post-Journal

I was cleaning out my desk drawer the other day and came across some stamps with a dog on them. I had purchased 100 of these stamps, put them in the drawer, and they'd gotten buried and forgotten. Besides being happy to find the stamps, it made me wonder about the dog pictured. The dog was Owney, the postal dog, and, according to Wikipedia, the dog logged more than 143,000 miles riding in railroad mail cars.

 
 

 

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