Not too many songs mention mail and dog bites so, I’m going to use the same one I used last year. It’s by Dave Matthews Band and the official video doesn’t offend me but it has some images that I worried might be NSFW so I’m using this one.
I like this song but I hope that by next year, I’ve found another that meets the requirements for Mail Music Monday and National Dog Bite Prevention Week. But if I use this one again, I ask you, “What Would You Say?”
The dog chasing the mailman has been a meme since before the internet. And while I’ve laughed at the jokes, I have to say that the thought of trying to deliver someone’s mail while that person’s pet is snarling and displaying its canines scares the heck out of me.
According to the U.S.P.S. nearly 5,900 mail carriers were attacked by dogs last year. And dogs bite about 4.7 million Americans annually.
That’s why they and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), aap.org; the American Humane Association (AHA) americanhumane.org, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), microsurg.org; the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), avma.org; the Insurance Information Institute (III), iii.org; State Farm Insurance, statefarm.com; and Prevent The Bite (PTB), preventthebite.org,are delivering (see what I did there?) the message that dog bites are a nationwide issue and that education can help prevent dog attacks to people of all ages.
Do you have any tips, advice or stories to share about dogs and mail carriers?
This mail music song is dedicated to my mom. Probably one of the reasons that I can’t imagine a world without music is due to the fact that my mom loves music. Growing up, there was always music. Some of the music she played herself on guitar or ukulele. We sang folk songs like “Puff the Magic Dragon” and “Froggy Would a Wooing Go.” Or Beatles tunes like “Rocky Raccoon.”
I remember the excitement when we got a new station wagon that had an 8 track player! Road trips were even more fun now that we could sing along with our favorite bands.
These days, I’ll get a phone call, “Cammie, I just heard a good song for Mail Music Monday.” I’ll grab my pen or iPhone and take down the details. This is one of the songs suggested by Mom and it’s perfect for the day after Mother’s Day. Let this one get rollin’ and you’ll definitely be rockin’. I hope you’ll love it and I hope you’ll share your favorite ‘mom music memories’ with me. Until then, like Ruth Brown says, this little girl’s gone rockin’.