Negro is the name of a black dog who has spent the majority of his life at the Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare in Colombia. This cute dog guards the students and teachers, and the school feeds him and takes care of him in return.
Often, the students at the school bought the dog cookies from the campus store to show him how much they treasured him. But what the students didn’t know is that Negro was watching them as they bought the cookies for him. The smart dog noticed that the students were exchanging green paper for delicious treats. One day, he decided that he wanted to give this method a try.
Negro walked into the campus store one day, holding a green leaf. The dog gave that leaf to the store attendant and patiently waited for her to give him a treat, just like other times when people use money.
“He would go to the store and watch the children give money and receive something in exchange,” Angela Garcia Bernal, a teacher at the school, told The Dodo. “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.”
The store worker was absolutely shocked by Negro’s creativity and intelligence. She happily accepted his leaf money and gave him a cookie as a treat.
As soon as Negro saw that his plan worked, he started bringing more and more leaves to the store.
“He comes for cookies every day,” Gladys Barreto, one of the store attendants, told The Dodo.
“He always pays with a leaf. It is his daily purchase.”
But the store attendants started limiting him to a couple cookies per day, because they didn’t want Negro to get sick. But even so, Negro happily accepted these terms.
Now, Negro has been ‘buying’ cookies for years. The adorable dog never gets tired of the delicious cookies, and the staff is more than happy to be able to provide him with his favorite cookies.
One of the teachers at Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare shared a Facebook post about Negro in April 2018. In a short time, the post went viral. People from all over the world were amazed at Negro’s cleverness.
“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.”
Negro is such an intelligent pup who has come up with a creative way to get his favorite treats. This good boy is as clever as can be!