One dog in Pittsburgh has a taste for money — a lot of money. A golden-doodle named Cecil is going viral for eating $4,000 in cash.
Family Pup Caught Eating Owners Cash Stash
A seven-year-old dog named Cecil, belonging to a Pennsylvania couple, ate $4,000 in cash off of their counter. The couple had taken the money from the bank for a home improvement project and set it on the counter before Cecil jumped up and ate it.
The ordeal began when Clayton walked in on their doodle, standing over a pile of “mutilated cash” not long after leaving the money in their kitchen, he told TODAY. He also awoke to Cecil gagging in the middle of the night when the 7-year-old dog was struggling after devouring the family’s home improvement budget.
As the pair told TODAY, they left their money envelope on the counter after taking it out to invest in a new fence. But it didn’t last long.
“When you hear that, you immediately just react, so I jumped out of bed and just made sure that he didn’t throw up anywhere. Not great,” Clayton said of Cecil gagging. “And then I went to pick it up…and I realized: ‘There’s a lot of like half-eaten and $100 bills and $50 bills here.'”
Carrie called the dog’s decision “pretty shocking,” as jumping on the counter was never “of interest to” the 100-pound pup. “It was so out of character that it just didn’t seem real,” Clayton added.
Over the next few days, they collected scraps and washed them, recovering a total of $3,350.
“There we are at the utility sink washing this s***** money, yelling ‘Yay! Yes! We got one!’” Ms Shaw told the City Paper. “It smelled so bad.”
In a social media video documenting the ordeal, she added that the bank had assured them that such incidents “happen all the time”. The bank can replace notes if the serial numbers are intact.
The couple have now embarked on a new artistic project with the remaining cash scraps, and will turn them into a collage, which Ms Shaw describes as “our most expensive piece of art”.