A postman in the US meets 250 dogs in his daily route and for years has been making a Christmas stocking for them all. He calls his tradition ‘Santa Paws’.
Scott Arnold lost his son this year and thought he would have been unable to do his usual 250 Christmas stockings but as his son had loved dogs so much he thought he should give it a go to distract himself and a way to honour his son Jason.
He buys miniature Christmas stocking for all the dogs and personalises each of them with the dogs name. Scott Arnold knows all the names of all the dogs that he meets in his route. In his stockings he also puts a newsletter where he welcomes every new dog and remembers all the dogs that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. This year 18 dogs in his route have passed away and even if they don’t get their usual treats from him, they will be fondly remembered.
Scott, who is now 66, has been delivering dogs Christmas stockings for over 20 years and found that even this year, organising the stockings and delivering them was a good therapy to deal with the death of his own son.