Dog pays for cookies with leaves

A black dog in Columbia, Negro (“negro” is Spanish for “black”), displays a remarkable intelligence in that he seems to understand the concept of money or currency as a medium of exchange.

About seven years ago in 2013, Negro wandered onto the campus of the Diversified Technical Education Institute (Instituto Educativo Técnico Diversificado) in Monterrey, Casanare, Columbia.

Negro quickly discovered the campus store where students would go during their breaks and purchase food.

Negro watched as the students hand money (in the form of peso banknotes) to the store, then receiving food back.

But the dog didn’t have access to money, so he decided that leaves would be his currency.

As recounted by Angela Garcia Bernal, a teacher at the institute:

“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. When you first see it, you almost want to cry. He’s found a way to make himself understood. He’s very intelligent.””

Store attendant Gladys Barreto said:

“He comes for cookies every day. He always pays with a leaf. It is his daily purchase.”

Source: Animal Channel

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Brian & Regina
Brian & Regina
2 months ago

Looks just like one of my dogs only he just licks your face and hand for the treat.

CalGirl
CalGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Brian & Regina

We once had an overweight Black Lab and put him on a vet diet food. About the 3rd day of it he learned that he could “trade” almost anything for “real food” if he could get hold of it: wash cloths, hangers, the newspaper, a dirty T-shirt out of the hamper, you name it! He wouldn’t hand it over for ANYTHING but “real food.” We gave up on the diet.

Brian & Regina
Brian & Regina
2 months ago
Reply to  CalGirl

LOL who is training who that is so funny.

Grif
Editor
2 months ago

Whoever said dogs can’t talk , never had a dog. Wonderful story!

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
2 months ago

I guess money DOES grow on trees!

DCG
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DCG
2 months ago

Smart boi!

TrailDust
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2 months ago

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