He’s smart, there’s no doubt about it, very smart. He has crafted and honed, then refined his street smarts down to a capital T! Using those skills to get exactly what he wants when he wants it.
And whether you are a street dog or a family pet, what do most dogs want? Number one on most dogs lists is attention, that is followed very closely by treats.
And Gae a street dog in Bangkok, Thailand knows how to get both of those things exactly when he wants them. He’s so good at what he does that videos and photo’s of him have gone viral, garnering international attention!
A faily large dog of mixed ancestry, Gae has developed the ability to trick passersby into giving him his heart’s desire.
Whether that comes in the form of attention or treats, Gae will gladly receive both, then with his carefully crafted street skills move onto the next passerby. The funny thing is that when he does get the attention he quickly recovers, clearly very proud of himself and his performance.
“THIS OLD DOG HAS LIVED [AT] MY WORKPLACE FOR A FEW YEARS,” LOCAL RESIDENT THAWEEPORN CHONGPLAPOLKUL TOLD VIRAL PRESS. “HE ALWAYS DOES THIS TRICK TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.”
Gae is pretty well looked after by the locals that live in his local stomping ground. He is fed on a daily basis, and Chongplapolkul assures us that there is absolutely nothing wrong with his legs. They apparently work perfectly well.
“WE’VE CHECKED BOTH OF HIS LEGS — THEY ARE BOTH FINE,” SAYS CHONGPLAPOLKUL. “IF GAE HAD ANY KIND OF INJURY, I WOULD TAKE HIM TO THE VET IMMEDIATELY.”
What’s not so clear is if Gae came up with this gag on his own or if he was trained by another hungry belly that needed a little help. Perhaps, he was hanging around with a dog, with actual injuries, who received more handouts than he did. That may have tipped him off to the trick. It’s also not too far fetched to think that a human taught him this to help both of them receive more kindness and contributions from strangers.
You’ll notice in the video that Gae receives much praise and giggles for his act, which surely only encourages him to keep up the habit. He even gets a guy on a motorbike to stop completely, with obvious concern on his face. Then Gae just jumps up, tail wagging, and all the onlooking humans laugh and tell him how tricky the little Thespian is.
No matter how he learned to perform, his scheme absolutely works! I mean, who would keep going when a poor helpless creature was dragging himself down the road? Hats off to Gae and his cunning. We all gotta eat, and this smart little cookie figured out a way to go right for the pity jugular to get his needs met. He’s simply irresistible.
What’s the most clever thing your dog does to get some attention? Did he come up with it on his own or was it a taught trick? Share your stories with us!
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