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Taiwanese Dog Works in the Family Business

Thanks to the Taipai Times for this article. I've been working like a dog ... This year, 53-year-old Yung Po decided to change his profession...

Joy  |  Jan 3rd 2007


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Thanks to the Taipai Times for this article.

I’ve been working like a dog …

This year, 53-year-old Yung Po decided to change his profession and begin selling betel nuts. But he has a rather unusual helper his dog Hello.

Hello stands at the edge of Yung Po’s betel nut stand and sells betel nuts. The dog has become a customer favorite. When a customer comes to the door, Yung Po makes a sound and Hello uses his muzzle to open a drawer and takes out a box of betel nuts for the customer. The dog sees a red NT$100 bill and then pushes two boxes of the betel nuts to the customer.

After the transaction, the dog then jumps on the counter. It grabs the paper bill in its mouth, gives it to Yung Po and then retreats to the back. This entire show has certainly opened the eyes of many people who like to chew betel nuts.

It’s no surprise that more and more people have heard of Hello. Other stores and hospitals in the area have specially asked for the dog to make deliveries. Hello grabs the betel nuts and then places them in a take-out box. Yung Po has srapped an intercom on to Hello so he can instruct the dog to set out.

Hello will stand at the crossroad in front of the traffic light waiting for Yung Po’s command to go. When Hello hears the sound “boosh,” he stops. When he hears a whistle, he will walk forward and move across the crosswalk, delivering the betel nuts to the customers. After Hello receives the money for the goods, the dog’s mission is complete and he walks the same route back home.