Millions of people around the world are now ordered to stay at home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Even though the public is still allowed to go out to purchase essentials such as food, water, and medicine, those who are already practicing self-isolation are relying on other people to pick up their essentials for them.
However, there are non-essential items that we get a craving for, and there are some people who are willing to go the extra mile just to get them. This is what one man from Mexico, Antonio Muñoz experienced that led him to ask his dog for help. He developed a serious craving for Cheetos, so he created a plan that can surpass his craving and can still prevent him fro going out.
Man sends dog to grocery
Muñoz stated that he was the third day of his quarantine when he asked for the help of his pet chihuahua to buy him a snack that he's been craving for. He tucked money into the collar of his dog and he attached a note that said: "Hello Mr. Shopkeeper. Please sell my dog some Cheetos, the orange kind, not the red ones, they're too hot. She has $20 attached to her collar. WARNING: She will bite if not treated right. Your front neighbor."
What had the netizens in stitches is the fact that the chihuahua looked nervous when he was sent to do an errand, but she completed the job. She returned with a pack of Cheetos that was held between her small gnashers. Muñoz then captured the amazing moment wherein his pet trotted back down the street, clutching a bag of Cheetos that was almost bigger than herself and he uploaded the story on Facebook with the caption: " "Day three of quarantine. I wanted my Cheetos."
Since sharing the incident, the post garnered 241,000 shares and it has been posted on Twitter too, where thousands of netizens loved his chihuahua's obedient nature. People expressed their admiration for how Antonio Muñoz was able to get his pet to purchase a snack for him with some even asking of the chihuahua knows how to use the GPS.
Do dogs get coronavirus
On March 14, 2020, the World Health Organization or WHO changed its tune about pets getting the coronavirus. This happened right after the news of a dog in Hong Kong who tested positive after it remained with its owners who were infected with the virus. The dog did not show any clinical signs of the disease according to the World Organization for Animal Health. There is no evidence that dogs spread the virus or that the virus can cause other animals to get sick, but further studies need to be done.
The organizations advise all pet owners that are infected with the virus or those who susceptible to being infected to avoid close contact with their pets and have another family member who is healthy to take care of the animals. If an infected individual needs to take care of the pet, good hygiene should be maintained and a face mask should be worn at all times.