What can brown and furry do for you?
October 18, 2017 11:01 AM   Subscribe

Sean McCarren has been working for UPS for 17 years now and is a proud "driver of the big brown truck," he told BuzzFeed News. One of the greatest perks of his job, he said, is the dogs he meets on his routes. "I wish we could just hang out with the families and their dogs all day, but it's just not feasible," McCarren said. He explained that he and other UPS drivers will often take their work breaks to play with these dogs who run up to their trucks or greet them when they come to people's front doors. Five years ago, McCarren was inspired to start a Facebook group — a community of sorts — for him and other UPS drivers to share photos and videos of their pup friends. He named it UPS Dogs. (Tanya Chen, BuzzFeed News Reporter) [Links to FB but should be viewable w/o an account]
posted by Room 641-A (20 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is the best thing.
posted by corb at 11:06 AM on October 18 [2 favorites]


Sort-of-related previously, in that it is another case of service employees making friends with dogs.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:07 AM on October 18


According to my dog, the UPS driver is fabulous, but the Postal carrier can go fuck himself.
posted by notyou at 11:23 AM on October 18 [23 favorites]


omg that cover photo!
posted by supermedusa at 11:31 AM on October 18


Not my dog. Sweet Bindi hated and feared Big Brown. One unfortunate morning we had her in the car heading down the highway right when all the UPS trucks left their central facility. They were all around us...and clearly possessing an intent to harm her human family A 75 lb Australian Cattle dog running laps inside a jeep is both terrifying and hilarious.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 11:34 AM on October 18 [6 favorites]


Should have named it "What's UPS dogs!"
posted by Jacob G at 11:48 AM on October 18 [31 favorites]


Those are some very, very Good Dogs and this is A++ quality CuteFilter. Exactly what I needed to quiet the internal screaming rage stroke for while. Thanks!
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:49 AM on October 18 [7 favorites]


According to my dog, the UPS driver is fabulous, but the Postal carrier can go fuck himself.

your dog is a libertarian
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:11 PM on October 18 [26 favorites]


These are some very happy dogs. The one with all the puppies (where someone commented "Are you delivering in heaven???") feels like an ice cream truck.
posted by theatro at 12:39 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


My eldest crazeballs Chihuahua hates the UPS and FedEx trucks with a passion bordering on white dwarf intensity. When my wife and I moved into our house, he damn near lost his mind because right next to our house is a mom&pop mailing store that gets multiple daily visits from UPS/Fedex. He's finally chilled out, but I swear it took years before he finally relaxed.
posted by drewbage1847 at 12:40 PM on October 18 [2 favorites]


My dad was a UPS driver and got bit by a dog once on his route.
posted by drezdn at 1:01 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Should have named it "What's UPS dogs!"

I'm pretty sure these will be my last dying words.
posted by Room 641-A at 1:05 PM on October 18 [2 favorites]


This is great! Here's a link to the un-AMPed version of the buzzfeed post.
posted by destructive cactus at 1:25 PM on October 18


your dog is a libertarian

A terrier actual... yeah, a libertarian.
posted by notyou at 2:12 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


2 years ago in the first week or two we had Teddy (Dachshund / Jack Russell mix rescue dog) he squeezed past me as I was signing for a package, ran down the driveway, and jumped into the Big Brown Truck. He still goes bonkers when he sees a UPS truck on the street.
posted by COD at 2:16 PM on October 18


> A terrier actual... yeah, a libertarian.

Liberterrier, surely.
posted by tonycpsu at 2:41 PM on October 18 [9 favorites]


Based on the headline, I thought this was going to be about the intersection of race and people who pretend to be cartoon animals.
posted by hippybear at 6:36 PM on October 18 [2 favorites]


My husband is a postal carrier and he comes home and tells me about the cats he gets to pet on his route. I guess cats are way less territorial about people putting things in the mail slot than dogs.
posted by vespabelle at 9:33 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]




I'm pretty sure these will be my last dying words.

"Finally....to my wife, I leave all of my updog."
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:53 AM on October 19 [2 favorites]


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