Ritter continues to be weird in his own special way. You know how a lot of dogs freak out at the sight of the postman? Nope, not Ritter. The mail truck comes, the mail truck goes. Ritter doesn't flick an ear. FedEx and Amazon leave deliveries on the steps. Ritter continues to slumber on the sofa, unconcerned. The grocery delivery service opens the door to the breezeway and leaves a pile of grocery bags? Well, he might get upset if he happens to be in the backyard, and he can see through the window that something worth inspecting has arrived. Otherwise, nah.
So, this afternoon I took him for a walk past the post office. To my surprise, he stiffened, stared, and started barking. The subject of his concern was a banner with a large picture of a mail carrier. Apparently mail carriers are only ok if their heads aren't 3 feet tall. I invited him to go over to the banner to check out the disturbing picture. He stalked over and gave the banner enough of a sniff to assure himself the picture wasn't actually a Godzilla sized mail carrier. He then stalked away, grumbling, while still giving the banner the side eye. Once he was at a safe distance he gave a single harsh woof, as though delivering the final word of the showdown. Silly dog.