Judge Judy Had The Dog Decide Her Ruling

Sometimes we just need to trust a dog’s instincts instead of people’s words!

By Justyne Yuen-Lee
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Let me preface this story with some background on Judge Judy to our readers who may not know who or what Judge Judy is. Family court Judge Judith Sheindlin is the star of her own American reality TV show. For 20 years, Judge Judy earned her title as “Court Show Queen” with her no-nonsense personality and remarks. It all isn’t just a show. Judge Judy is almost 75 years old and passed the bar in 1965. She really knows what she’s doing and she does it with style.

Let’s get down to the story at hand.

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The Plaintiff, Marcus, claimed that Veronica, the defendant, had his lost dog, but did not want to return it.

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According to Veronica, she bought the dog from a stranger for $40 and claimed the dog was hers since the dog had been with her family for five months.

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After claims from both parties that the dog was theirs including photos and vet bills, Judge Judy decided to bring the dog into the courtroom and let the dog decide.

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Like we said, Judge Judy is a no-nonsense judge and needs her rulings to be quick and succinct. And the dog made it so!

Even before touching ground, the dog was eagerly awaiting to see his human.

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After wriggling in the defendant’s friend’s arms, Judge Judy told her to set the dog down. And the dog took no moment to rest, but ran straight to Marcus.

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly why this video went viral. Because how sweet is that? The dog was allegedly missing for 7 months and still remembered Marcus.

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Marcus was moved to tears and the dog spent the next 20 seconds hopping around hoping to be picked up. All the while, the defendant claimed that the dog “did that to everyone.”

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Judge Judy gave Marcus permission to hold his dog while mouthing to Veronica that, “it’s his dog.” It only took the dog’s mere excitement to get the truth out!

The short clip went viral, but you couldn’t help but feel bad for both parties.

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Marcus was reunited with his “Baby Boy” who he claimed was like his child. According to the show, Marcus contacted Veronica to return the dog seven months prior, but she refused.

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Veronica claimed that she bought the dog from someone who said that she had a Pit Bull who wanted to eat the little dog. So, Veronica bought the dog for $40 for her mother.

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Tears came from both parties as Veronica was already attached to the dog. Even though Marcus reached out to her before claiming the dog was indeed his.

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So, before some of you might scream, “Who cares?” about reality TV, we’re going to say we do because without Judge Judy, the dog may have not gone home!

Judge Judy didn’t need this viral video because she’s pretty badass already.

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She has silly things to judge. Even though it may seem trivial to us, the viewers, it’s a real situation to those involved. Plus, it makes great TV!

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The best of times and the awkward times are all gif-ed, categorized, and put on the Internet for us to enjoy. The Internet especially enjoys the moments where Judge Judy has to watch questionable evidence.

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Even the fabulous drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race recognize Judge Judy’s sassiness and replicated it on their “Snatch Game”. Queens recognize queens, darling.

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Judge Judy will always have a career to make things right in America. And we will stand by her and watch it because of stories like these!