It’s only money

Clayton and Carrie Law had just pulled $4,000 in cash out of their joint savings account, which was going toward a new fence. Clayton laid the envelope containing $4,000 on his kitchen counter at his home in Pittsburgh, PA. About 30 minutes later, to his surprise, he found his beloved dog enjoying the priciest meal of his life, leaving rough strips and scattered pieces of cash everywhere. “Suddenly Clayton yelled to me, ‘Cecil’s eating the $4,000!'” Carrie said in an interview with the Pittsburgh City Paper. “I thought, ‘I cannot be hearing that.’ I almost had a heart attack.” The Laws described Cecil as “a goofy guy” when speaking to the Washington Post. “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 Law told the paper. “But apparently he is money motivated.” While Cecil scurried off to the couch to nap off his meal, the pair immediately called Cecil’s veterinarian to see if he would need any medical treatment. Luckily, because Cecil is a larger dog, they only had to monitor him at home. The couple then began an unexpected and laborious jigsaw puzzle: Piecing together their shredded notes.

“We were in shock. We couldn’t believe he had eaten the cash,” Carrie said “He never does anything like this.” Before they even began taping together their puzzle, however, they had to wait for Cecil to cough up the cash. After that, they scrubbed the bills thoroughly. The Laws spent the rest of their day trying to piece together the bills — Cecil had thrown up a few. Others were recovered from the other end. Together, they stood at their utility sink, sorting through the aftermath and celebrating as they found new wads of cash. ”It smelled so bad,” Carrie recalled. Carrie showed photos of Clayton, wearing gloves, parsing through poo for crumpled bills, and washing the money pieces. “I never expected this video post (below) to go viral,” she said. “I made it so our friends could laugh at the absurdity of the situation with us. We are happy that this story is making people smile. He is truly a special dog and it has been fun to share a little bit of his goofy personality with the world.”

“I then started Googling ‘dog ate money’ to figure out what to do,” Carrie said. “Next, I called our bank and explained the situation. They were so nice.” All that was left to be done was for the couple to monitor for… movement. ‘It smelled so bad’ “The bank assured us that this happens all the time,” Carrie said. In their case, the Laws’ bank replaced the salvaged bills that had the serial numbers intact. All in all, the couple was able to recover most of the $4,000 “That last $450 is very damaged,” she said. “We would have to mail it to a government agency. We haven’t looked into the process yet, but it sounds like it can be replaced.” As for Cecil, he hasn’t had to lawyer up just yet. “Cecil is such a good boy!” Carrie said. “We were never mad at him. You can’t blame a dog for being a dog. He’s stayed out of trouble and seems to have forgotten his expensive taste.”

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January 8th Birthdays

1982 – Genevieve Padelakci, 1981 – Rachel Nichols, 1971 – Brook Lee, 1937 – Shirley Bassi

1935 – Elvis Presley, 1987 – Freddie Stroma, 1996 – Khylin Rhambo, 1980 – Sam Riley

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