No matter how much we humans know about dogs, these adorable canine creatures constantly manage to amaze us. They’re far more intelligent than we give them credit for.
Given that dogs have spent so much time with humans, it was only a matter of time until they picked up on our behavior, such as copying our voices, expressing emotions, and exchanging treats for money.
Negro, a black Labrador in Colombia, “pays” for treats with tree leaves.
Negro functions as both a security dog and mascot on the campus of the Diversified Technical Education Institute Monterrey Casanare.
The black dog has no owner, but the professors and kids of the school provide him with food, housing, and plenty of belly rubs. Negro has witnessed students purchasing food at the school store throughout the years.
While the students provided Negro with food, he chose to take matters into his own paws.
The intelligent dog snatched a leaf as green as a dollar bill from a tree and took it to the store counter with his tail wagging.
As absurd as it was, it became evident that Negro used his newly acquired currency to purchase cookies. This puppy appears to have picked up a new trick from his human classmates.
Because of his endearing intelligence, the cashier agreed to accept his payment.
“He comes every day for cookies,” said store clerk Gladys Barreto. “He always pays with a leaf.” This is his everyday purchase.” It appears that the proverb “money does not grow on trees” does not apply to Negro. The store personnel are careful not to allow the dog’s desire get to its head.
They limit the amount of cookies so as not to increase the “price” of the leaf or Negro’s waistline.
Obviously, they cannot simply permit him to strip every tree bare and purchase an entire shipping container’s worth of cookies. Negro is only one example of the remarkable intelligence displayed by dogs. And given that institutions provide ample education, it appears that not only students are gaining new knowledge.
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