Sunday, January 07, 2024
A money-hungry goldendoodle from Pennsylvania named Cecil has gone viral after chewing up $4,000 (Rs1,108,000) from his owners' cash which was set aside for a contractor.
Clayton and Carrie Law recovered most of the shredded bills from Cecil's droppings and vomit, but $450 remains missing. Cecil's veterinarian confirmed that their greedy pet would be safe.
Last month, Clayton left an envelope full of $4,000 on the kitchen counter at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as payment for the couple’s contractor for installing a fence.
However, half an hour later, he found his dog enjoying the most expensive meal of his life, leaving rough strips of cash scattered everywhere.
"Suddenly Clayton yelled to me, 'Cecil's eating $4,000!'" Carrie Law said in an interview with the Pittsburgh City Paper. "I thought, 'I cannot be hearing that.' I almost had a heart attack."
"He's very particular — you could leave a steak on the table, and he wouldn't touch it because he's not food motivated," Carrie told The Washington Post. "But apparently he is money-motivated."
The couple called Cecil's veterinarian to assess his condition, but due to his big size, they only had to monitor him at home.
The couple began a laborious jigsaw puzzle by piecing together shredded notes, waiting for Cecil to cough up the cash before starting, and then thoroughly scrubbing the bills.
"There we are at the utility sink," Carrie told the City Paper. "It smelled so bad."
The couple attempted to repair the destroyed $50 and $100 bills by tracing their serial numbers. They hoped banks would accept and replace them with new notes.
Even though most notes were accepted by the bank, they were unable to recover $450. The bank also informed the couple that these types of incidents are fairly common.
In 2022, a Florida woman's labrador ate $2,000 in cash, making the dog a momentary internet star and leaving the pet owner in tears.
The laws are attempting to assess the levity of the situation, stating that "the remaining scraps will be our most expensive piece of art".