Albany, NY—Local good boy Vico put aside his own pride on Friday and happily took the blame for yet another of his human’s farts.
His owner, Sierra Lucas, a graphic designer, had a date over, and they were in the middle of watching a movie when Vico realized he would be needed at any moment.
Vico had been sitting in front of the couch while the two humans watched Thor: Ragnarok. He detected a smell which he instantly identified as human flatulence, and after some quick thinking deduced it was his master.
“I could tell there was a hint of asparagus,” Vico told the Post, “and I knew she had eaten asparagus for lunch. So I sat up and stole a glance at her date to check whether he had noticed.”
A few seconds later, he saw the man’s nose give a telltale twitch. Sierra glanced over at him and saw him react, and Vico knew what came next. Sierra turned her gaze toward her faithful dog and scowled.
“Vico!” Sierra had shouted. “Bad dog! Go somewhere else if you’re going to be doing that!”
Vico played the part and sunk his head down low, looking back up at her with guilty eyes. After a moment, he turned and walked to the other side of the room and lay in his dog bed.
“Of course I would rather be by her side,” Vico stated in a phone call later. “But sometimes being there for her means being way over here.”