Today's theme: Cats, dogs, and other pets. I wish I could have a cat as a pet, but alas, I have allergies. And to dogs too, though not as bad. But I can enjoy some great stamps featuring dogs:
The top stamp is from Hong Kong and shows a working dog, an English Springer spaniel. This breed is used as sniffer dogs, for explosives and other items, and I think that is what is being shown in this stamp.
The bottom stamp is a unique stamp made by a Postcrosser, showing herself and her pet dog (looks like a German Shepherd to me). This breed of dog is noted for its loyalty and intelligence, among other traits. It is also used as a sniffer dog, and for police work.
Theme next week: My themes are picked based on your suggestions, or by what stamps I happen to have on hand or receive in the mail. Suggestions welcome! Next week: the Post, post boxes, postal vans, stamps on stamps, or similar images.