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Stray proves a hit with tough security guards who were supposed to throw him out

A security guard greets new recruit Dogdog dog-happy
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It all seemed horribly predictable - stray dog wanders into shopping mall in order to scavenge for food and is caught by a security guard - but this tale has a twist.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 10/01/2021, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Local resident Jan Mart Calimpong was strolling through his local shopping precinct last month when he noticed a stray dog calmly walking among the shoppers. He wasn’t the only one to have noticed the mutt; other shoppers also watched the confident canine as it darted in and out of shops.

But so too had the dog drawn the attention of the mall’s security guards, who began to hunt down the poor animal, presumably with a view to throwing him out.

The guards approach

Sure enough, thought Calimpong, the guards will get him, and he watched as they approached the well-meaning pooch. However, to the surprise of Calimpong and other shoppers in the vicinity, the guards began not to manhandle the dog but to play with it, spending a good few minutes fussing.

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In fact, the guards got so carried away that they almost forgot their reason for apprehending the animal in the first place.

The never-ending tail

Calmly, the guards picked up the dog and carried him from the precinct. However, the story does not end there, for since then the stray has been given an honorary security dog role.

The canny canine now nicknamed ‘dogdog’ enjoys the ample attentions of passers-by and security personnel, as well as being paid for his protective services with delicious food.