I don’t think so but you be the judge.
So many delightful stories about dogs. In this particular one we humans are trying to vote with our human heads about the antics of a dog. I am certain that dogs do not understand theft. That’s just my instinct for I have no expertise in the matter.
Guilty Dog Lands A Spot On Convenience Store’s ‘Wall Of Shame’
He’s infamous 😂
Published on the 23rd August, 2021
The owners of this convenience store in Denver are tired of shoplifters, and they’re not afraid to show it. So they have a prominently displayed “wall of shame” — a collection of photos of past offenders caught on the store’s security cameras.
But one them is not like the others.
Among the photos on the wall is that of a dog — his fluffy pup face staring back in adorable infamy.
“Beef Jerky Thief,” a faded caption below the photo reads.
Despite that, however, he’s nevertheless described as a “good boy.”
To learn more about the incident that landed the dog on the wall of shame, The Dodo reached out to Jakub Niedzwiecki, a frequent visitor to the convenient store. He spoke with the owners about what happened.
“The furry boy actually belongs to a regular customer,” Niedzwiecki told The Dodo. “The dog has such an affinity for the jerky aisle that it couldn’t help but bite on a loose Slim Jim and (nearly) walk out of the store with it.”
On that occasion, the dog was stopped before making off with his steal. Still, he was added to the wall of shame as a joke.
But the joke’s on them: The dog is shameless. He’s allowed inside with his owner, who’s now friends with the storekeepers, but the pup still seems to be on the lookout for the chance to rob again.
“What bonded them all together was the jerky incident,” Niedzwiecki said. “[The store owners] told me that every time the dog is there, his nose just leads him to the same aisle every time.”
“… the dog was stopped before making off with his steal.”
That’s not a steal!
The storekeepers must stop looking at the dog through human eyes.
4 thoughts on “Is this dog guilty of thieving?”
I agree with you, Paul. The dog just perceives the jerky as a treat, in my opinion.
Thanks Susan. Yes, dogs do not have the ability to think about the consequences of what they are doing.
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When my dog got up to the counter just far enough to get to the ham and eat most of it, she took off under the table to hide herself knowing full well that what she did was not good. I didn’t even have to scold her. But of course, there was no one to blame but myself for leaving it within reach. I think they know but if someone left a cookie on the counter, I wouldn’t be able to pass it by more than twice before it disappeared. I’m glad the store owner is having some fun with it but still allows the dog access. Does the heart good.
Dogs are precious aren’t they. That’s a great tale, Marlene!
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