I know I look young, but no, I wasn't born in 1907 when the United Parcel Service (UPS) started delivering packages. But I was a little older in 2013 when UPS started their social community on Facebook known as UPS Dogs, a page dedicated to the drivers and the dogs they encounter along their daily delivery routes. 

I've been following this community for some time. Not a dog owner (at the moment anyway), if I wanted a dog, this would be a great page to follow because on any given day you get to encounter a breed of dog you may not have seen before. 

But its not all dogs. You may see horses, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and more.

From photos to videos, our community, and I say "our community" because I truly feel like its my tribe, is sharing stories and embracing the relationships we have with the delivery company that brings packages to our door step. 

Unique to the community is that this site is run by UPS drivers and is not a UPS Corporate-sponsored site. Submissions to this page, and their Instagram page are from drivers and people who live on the routes that submit their stories to be included. 

This is what brings a community together, people interacting, sharing, laughing, crying, and celebrating with each other, everyday.

And the captions that accompany these wonderful stories are fun, and on occasion sad, as we may have lost a furry friend or two over the years.

One of my favorite stories this week is: The Brown-Nosed Bleppenfloofer: A Field Guide, written by UPS driver Scott Hodges:

The Brown-Nosed Bleppenfloofer: A Field Guide.
The Brown-Nosed Bleppenfloofer (Canis Gianormous Schnozzus) is a fascinating and elusive creature that roams the hills and valleys near the town of Newberg, Oregon. Its nocturnal nature means that sightings are rare. 

Thought by scientists to be a black panther/domestic swine hybrid, the Bleppenfloofer’s primary method of obtaining sustenance is to camouflage itself in the darkness, lie in wait, and then scare the living $&@? out of unsuspecting delivery drivers from behind so that they drop all of their biscuits on the ground and run away in panic. 

The Bleppenfloofer can then root thru the dirt and debris with its powerful, penetrating, probing proboscis in order to pursue and pilfer its purloined offerings. But when food grows scarce, the gentle and gregarious Bleppenfloofer is also quite capable of foraging in daylight, which it does by the simple expedient of parking its ample posterior on the steps of the UPS truck, refusing to budge, and bombarding the hapless driver with kisses and slobber until the necessary biscuit tribute has been paid in full!

This is why I love this community. As of the writing of this post, Scott's story has received over 38k likes, 1.6k comments, and 3.3k shares. I think this gives you an idea of just how fun and amazing of a community this is. 

Do you have a favorite community to share?  Let me know!