Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dude, this dog prays with his master

At a Zen Buddhist temple in southern Japan, even the dog prays. Mimicking his master, priest Joei Yoshikuni, a 1 1/2-year-old black-and-white Chihuahua named Conan joins in the daily prayers at Naha's Shuri Kannondo temple, sitting up on his hind legs and putting his front paws together before the altar.
It took him only a few days to learn the motions, and now he is the talk of the town. "Word has spread, and we are getting a lot more tourists," Yoshikuni said Monday.

"I think he saw me doing it all the time and got the idea to do it, too," Yoshikuni said. » Article here



At 3/25/2008 4:48 AM, Anonymous art said...

Takes the term Pavlovian conditioning to a higher level, eh?


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