Since 2014, a handsome black Labrador has lived on the campus of the Colombian Multidisciplinary Institute of Technical Education in Monterrey Casanare. The Negro seems to get along very well with the students. Or maybe he’s looking after the students as a guardian who is going for their studies. Instead, students look after him and provide food, water, and shelter as they live in the same home.
But apparently, the dog has decided to do the things that are beyond him. After all, a dog who lives on campus has to be a clever one. So the dog noticed that the students are buying things on their breaks from the campus store. They even used to buy cookies for Negro from that store. That was when our cute dog learned about commerce, so he decided to try it out all by himself.
“HE WOULD GO TO THE STORE AND WATCH THE CHILDREN GIVE MONEY AND RECEIVE SOMETHING IN EXCHANGE. THEN ONE DAY, SPONTANEOUS, HE APPEARED WITH A LEAF IN HIS MOUTH, WAGGING HIS TAIL AND LETTING IT BE KNOWN THAT HE WANTED A COOKIE,” TEACHER ANGELA GARCIA BERNAL SAID.
More than that, Negro also invented his very own unique currency. And surprisingly it was accepted. From his point of view, money is growing on the trees.
“HE COMES FOR COOKIES EVERY DAY,” GLADYS BARRETO, A LONGTIME STORE ATTENDANT, SAID. “HE ALWAYS PAYS WITH A LEAF. IT IS HIS DAILY PURCHASE.”
And since Negro is being doing his trick for a while, the staff takes care by giving him only those foods which are safe for dogs. The staff also limit his purchase to just a couple a day but still, it’s a remarkable thing to behold.
“WHEN YOU FIRST SEE IT, YOU ALMOST WANT TO CRY,” BERNAL SAID. “HE’S FOUND A WAY TO MAKE HIMSELF UNDERSTOOD. HE’S VERY INTELLIGENT.”
Now, that’s, I have to admit, a clever dog! Like the one from the video below!