Clever Dog Uses Leaves To Buy Treats From Student Store

Foxes might have the reputation for being sly, but folks should never underestimate the intelligence of the underdog, or any other kind of dog for that matter. This is the story of a clever pup named Negro, a doggo who has joined the ranks of animals who tried using money in stores. This college dog thinks leaves are money.

In addition to mastering human economics, Negro has also learned things even his fellow college classmates have yet to figure out. He has effortlessly managed to wag his way into a situation where he gets free room and board at a prestigious higher education institution. When the dog tries using leaves to pay for treats, the end result is as hilarious as it is impressive. In fact, he's one of the funniest animals to grace the internet.

Has Negro, in a stroke of genius, invented a brand new currency that’s really the wave of the future? Humans have left money to pets in their wills, but there aren't many pets who have created their own legal tender. Negro is just one of many modern canines cashing in on capitalism and all of its wonders.

  • This Clever Pup Carefully Observed The Way Students Use Money

    This Clever Pup Carefully Observed The Way Students Use Money
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    Not long into life at Colombia's Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare, Negro started learning his way around. He familiarized himself with the campus and social practices, including economics. It didn't take this clever pup very long to figure out that dollars make sense. He began making careful observations at the cash register – the one where all his favorite treats are stored.

  • He Started To Realize That Dollars Equal Treats

    He Started To Realize That Dollars Equal Treats
    Photo: Jatujak Market / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    As an act of good nature, students began purchasing treats for Negro. Soon, the enchanting little campus shop became one of his favorite college hangouts. According to witnesses, he would stand there on all fours watching as students exchanged cash for treats.

    One fateful day, this playful pup took it upon himself to make such an exchange and prove that he could pay his own way. So he strutted up to the register, currency in mouth, tail wagging all the way, and proceeded to pay for a cookie rather than begging.

  • Negro Thinks Leaves Are Dollar Bills

    Unlike the currency in other student’s accounts, Negro’s commerce is of the leafy green variety because he picks it right off of the trees. As you can imagine, he's really raking in the cash due to the misunderstanding.

    That’s right. This dog is one smart cookie. The fact he invented his own kind of currency is pretty brilliant when you think about it. It’s also quite funny to see him running head on toward the campus register with a leaf in his mouth and a cookie crook grin across his muzzle.

  • Negro Is An Adopted Dog


    Like most incredible individuals, the hero at the heart of this story comes from humble beginnings. Years ago, this lovable little pup was a vagrant, roaming a college campus in search of a place he could call his home.

    He caught the attention of campus advisers at the Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare, a Colombian technical school, who wanted to permanently take him in. Today, he is an adopted dog, and not only does he have a place to stay, he has also found a place where he can further his education.

  • He Pals Around With Lots Of College Students

    It's easy to see where Negro gets his intellect from: he’s been picking the brains of students for years. He is often spotted palling around with college kids. When he's not busy stacking up on cash and cookies, you can find him romping around on the grounds of his home campus.

    He is so beloved that students in the area are known to take pictures with him and post them on social media. Some students even regard him as the unofficial school mascot. One such student, identified on Twitter as Joel Aguillon, referred to Negro as “el guardian de la colonia,” or the guardian of the colony.

  • He Even Figured Out How To Get Free Room And Board At College


    Like his peers, the lovable Negro was enamored with college life. He wanted to do more than just roam the campus. His wish was to stick around for good. With a few wags of the tail and some puppy dog eyes, the folks at Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare decided to let him live rent-free.

    Many of the students view him as a guardian and helper around school. He might be the mascot or everyone’s favorite four-legged buddy, but don’t be mistaken: he’s certainly no freeloader.