March 25, 2008

Conan the praying dog

A Chihuahua (dog) called Conan has become a pet-celebrity at Jigenin temple on the southern island of Okinawa, Japan. Read on...this was very funny! I wish I have a dog like Conan so I can send him to church every Sunday when I don't feel like going..LOL!

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.

Conan has proved very popular with tourists

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," Mr Yoshikuni said Monday.

With Conan's help the temple now draws 30 per cent more visitors than before.

Yoshikuni said Conan generally goes through his prayer routine at the temple in the capital of Japan's southern Okinawa prefecture (state) without prompting before his morning and evening meals.

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

The priest is now trying to teach him how to meditate.
Well, sort of. "Basically, I am just trying to get him to sit still while I meditate," he explained. "It's not like we can make him cross his legs.

~~News taken from The Telegraph

5 comments:

Fun said...

hehehehe lucu yak? kok bisa yak anjing berpikiran begitu dan ngelakuin hal yang sama? salut deh... mungkin sebelumnya dia juga reinkarnasi biksu..munggkiinn :)

iya yak..gimana ngajarin dia duduk yak? :)

hayo mba..ajarin suneo berdoa juga... entar jadi celeb juga kayak si conan :)

judith said...

Zaman sekarang ya El,nggak manusia aja yang punya kemajuan ... binatang juga,hihihi ...

Salam untuk Suneo ya ....

Therry said...

aww... that dog is cuteness! what kind is it? love the color :)

after reading this, I'm sure there is a heaven for animals as well .... otherwise who's Conan praying to, rite??

Elyani said...

Therry, it is a long hair chihuhua. They are very sweet dogs, energetic, graceful, and display a human-like expression (no wonder Conan learned fast how to pray like his monk's friend...LOL!)

Belle said...

that is so cute! i have friends who own chihuhuas and i am sure they would love to see these pictures. actually, we took a hike with a chihuhua and he always made a little detour in the forest so we had to look and wait for him.