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This is a true story, I swear.

A friend of mine has an uncle who is a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe and a former resident of their reservation in Montana. He recently moved to California, and took his Rez Dog, who was pregnant, with him. When he reached California, she whelped and had a litter of six puppies. He couldn’t take care of them, so he ran an advertisement in the paper for two weeks: “Free Puppies! Call – ### ####” Nobody answered the ad, and he was flabbergasted by the lack of interest.

However, this uncle has a cunning streak, and after two weeks of no interest in his puppies, he cooked up a scheme: He took his “free puppies” ad out of the paper, and placed a new ad: “Authentic Northern Cheyenne Camp Dogs, for sale, $500 each.” The day that the ad placed in the paper, all of the puppies were sold by the mid-afternoon, making him $3,000 richer.

I must say, this is one of those stories that made me simultaneously want to belly laugh and facepalm.