Dogs do really love chasing and barking at postmen. Such scene is often seen in movies or cartoons, but it really happens all the time in real life. In France, when someone gets bitten by a dog, the law says that a rabies analysis must be conducted. My wife being a vet, she regularly performs such tests, and half of the time, the bitten victim is a postman.
From there, I decided to pay a little homage to that profession, by creating this stamp involving a very dangerous dog, Cerberus himself! I must confess the actual model is far from being ferocious. In fact, the poor thing was quite ill, and being taken care of by my wife at her work's place. Since we don't have a dog, I decided to pay them a little visit and snap some photos. The dog was very calm and peaceful, and making him look threatening was a challenge: 13 photos of the animal were used for that. I shot everything else in my house (fire, postman, mail, stamp) or around it (mailbox, sky).
I enjoyed creating this stamp, and I hope some postmen out there will find it funny!