Today’s stamp idea: Sri Lankan Street Dogs

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Dear Sri Lankan Philatelic Bureau,

The notoriety that these free running street pooches bring to our country is well understood. No matter how many sterilisation campaigns those long suffering animal welfare organisations run, our streets continue to be infested with them. A local business woman even built a decent sized retail empire that made strays and stray related merchandise “cool”. I myself succumbed to the trend and adopted not one but TWO pesky (read: adorable) runts – not from her organisation though, but from these nice people.

So many countries have issued stamps on their abandoned mutts so why haven’t we? Let me point you to UK, Canada, USA and Australia all of whom mind you do NOT have dogs running loose on the streets but seem to care all the same. This will also give you the opportunity to donate, let’s say 60% of all stamp sales to a local animal charity and feel good about yourselves in the bargain. Can we agree that you need a win especially after that last pope fiasco?

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The Pope Stamp

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When my first package from the local Philatelic Bureau arrived I was so excited that I nearly pissed myself. Well, no not really, although holding it in is getting gradually more difficult at my age.

Behold my disappointment when they turned out to be TWO really ugly stamps of his Catholic Holiness. I could have photoshopped that blue one better seriously. And why god forbid have they put him in front of a stupa?

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