Puppers get themselves into all sorts of trouble, but sometimes it's what they don't do that causes the biggest headaches for their humans.
In a story of unexpected interspecies cooperation, and no small amount of bribery, Twitter user @JesseNeon shared the epic tale of his dog's failure to protect his garbage from bears.
The bear has figured out that Jesse's dog, Brickleberry, can be convinced to look, er...bork the other way if he's fairly compensated.
Jesse took to Twitter to share the story of his dog's betrayal with the world.
My idiot furry son has one job at night - bork at things and make them go away. Easy, right? HOWEVER, a bear has… https://t.co/mns4b7r0gr— Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan (@Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan)1557320042.0
Although I basically handed my dog this position of power, it's become very clear that he has no idea how to actual… https://t.co/Vn3h8xA2Ok— Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan (@Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan)1557338660.0
He also gave some background on his furry friend.
Just so I don't have to repeat it any more, doggo's name is Brickleberry but he answers to Brick. He's a mastiff/ho… https://t.co/MTX436bRhW— Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan (@Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan)1557376982.0
People were quick to jump to Brick's defense.
@JesseNeon https://t.co/GsxRoM6CH5— Danielle (@Danielle)1557339642.0
@Derpatar @JesseNeon @AliceAvizandum "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse for your refuse."— HouseOfGunn (@HouseOfGunn)1557362856.0
@JesseNeon Your dog is a genius and I admire him greatly. He and the bear worked out a win-win solution. Nobody ge… https://t.co/ADmruEeQoS— heidideckerplays (@heidideckerplays)1557365280.0
@JesseNeon @JLew100 I ❤️Brick...I don't know him, but i feel like I do!— AmyinAtlanta212 (@AmyinAtlanta212)1557372732.0
@JesseNeon I dunno, you have a lot of evidence here, but your dog's attorney general, William Barrk, had already su… https://t.co/KhWaymBtlH— Mirel (@Mirel)1557372467.0
Some insisted he was just being gracious.
THIS PUP IS INNOCENT JESSE IF A BEAR GIVES U A GIFT U ACCEPT IT GRACIOUSLY YOUR PUP IS JUST BEING POLITE https://t.co/tkwT4Q3S6D— darth™ (@darth™)1557333285.0
Brick's friend is smarter than your av-er-age bear.
@juwailes2 I don't know where the deer bones are coming from, to be honest! There must be a carcass nearby. The bea… https://t.co/4SufQR5skP— Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan (@Jesse 'Writer, Not Writer*' Jordan)1557338899.0
People really got a kick out of the idea of Brickleberry bartering with the bear.
@JesseNeon 😂😂😂 he is adorable, if only you could get a camera I would love to see the actual interaction. Does he b… https://t.co/s28EMSR57A— Nicole Becker (@Nicole Becker)1557399509.0
@JesseNeon This just sounds like you're not paying him enough. If the bear is offering a better deal, you can't bl… https://t.co/V4AILIpa22— Erin (@Erin)1557334378.0
@JesseNeon In fairness, how is any bear supposed to be afraid of any dog that cute?— Ethan Sacks (@Ethan Sacks)1557412158.0
Don't forget your pic-a-nic basket!
@JesseNeon That is some Honey Heist style diplomacy and I am here for it. Now I want to know what type of hat this criminal bear wears.— CeramicOwlbear (@CeramicOwlbear)1557327428.0
@CeramicOwlbear @JesseNeon Usually a pork pie hat. https://t.co/X8Fksu9lBf— Peyton- Texas Unionist (@Peyton- Texas Unionist)1557329976.0
It seems like dogs can make friends with anyone, including bears.
Let's hope that their budding friendship/business relationship doesn't make life any harder for Jesse. Cleaning up garbage off of the porch is never fun.