Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fido Munches Moolah

A North Carolina family's dog didn't eat the children's homework, he ate mom's money. Kelley Davis said she had an extra $400 in cash to deposit after working extra hours as a physical therapist. She told the News & Observer of Raleigh that on Friday she planned to deposit the money, but it wasn't in her pocket.

She remembered leaving it in the bedroom and it occurred to her that the family's 2-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog, Augie, might have eaten it.

Davis, 42, said when she took Augie for a walk Saturday, she found parts of three $100 bills and five $20s in his leavings. She washed them with a garden hose and hopes to find enough pieces to exchange them for cash.

A local bank executive said he thought that would be a shitty deal and questioned whether the bank had an obligation to accept feces covered bills.

A professor at the North Carolina State University Veterinary School said the money shouldn't hurt the dog.

Augie said he felt richer for the experience but didn't care for all the attention.

Several neighborhood children were seen following the dog around in hopes of making a score.

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