Each morning in one Boulder, Colorado neighborhood folks wake up to the sight of Quincy, a golden retriever, delivering their newspaper. Well, rather, RE-delivering their papers. When Quincy goes for his morning walk with his human dad, Paul Goldan, he gleefully picks up the papers that have already been delivered to the neighbors and takes them right up to the front steps and drops them off.
Quincy and Goldan have been providing this service for 11 years now. Before that Goldan made the rounds with his previous dog, a golden retriever named Riley, who had also been trained to deliver newspapers. It was Goldan's wife, Mary, who first came up with the idea of training the dogs to deliver the papers.
This little neighborly service is something that Quincy truly loves to do. Not only is it time with Dad, it is also a chance to get some extra pets and ear scratches from the local folks on Simmons Drive who appreciate his efforts. Here the papers are dropped at the ends of the driveway and Quincy saves his friends a few steps every day.
This paper pooch delivers regardless of the weather. He loves it all, even the snow. For the humans his service comes in extra handy since it is easier for Quincy to find a newspaper buried in the snow He will also take the occasional bite of snow while making his usual rounds.
While most dogs would be satisfied with just bringing in their own human's paper, Quincy loves his "job" and can't wait to do it every morning. Of course, it is a job and he doesn't do it for free. Goldan "pays" him with a treat for each paper he delivers. And there are the required bathroom breaks and a roll in the grass or two.
Goldan says that if they miss a day because he is out of town or under the weather people start calling. Of course, they never ask about him. They are just checking to make sure Quincy is all right. As a courtesy the neighbors will also call when they go out of town to let Quincy know that they've stopped the paper.
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