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Monday, October 29, 2012

Circus Goes To The Dogs In Japan

Okay... I saw this on and I watched a little news report about a Japanese gentleman named Uchida Hiroaki (surname first) who runs a dog circus called the Super Wan Wan Dog Circus in Tsukuba-shi, Japan.

Wan wan is how the Japanese believe a dog barks: wahn-wahn, is the pronunciation... is it any stranger than bow-wow or bark-bark or yip-yip or others...

The video located on You Tube shows a great report on the circus, and is worth the watch of these great animals... and should you be wondering to see if this will offend you or not... Uchida takes in strays, gives them a loving home, feeds them and cares for them even after the dogs retire until they pass on. The fact that they do a few cool tricks to amuse us humans is, I feel, a a feel-good story.

After the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami hit t he northeast coast of Japan, there was a tremendous loss of life, not to mention families being forced to re-locate... and not be allowed to take their pets.

As such, there were quite a lot of animals running around looking for food. While Japan had many cool agencies looking out for the welfare of these lost pets, people still needed to adopt them or, if they were lucky, re-claim them. It seems like Uchida is doing his fair share to adopt dogs when and where he can.

Andrew Joseph

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