This Dog Loves To Pray

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2008

We have heard about dogs talking, begging for food and all sorts of cool tricks - this however, is a first! Conan a one and a half year old Chihuahua loves to pray. Conan learnt the trick from his master Joei Yoshikuni, who is a priest at a Buddhist temple in Southern Japan.

Mr. Yoshikuni said it took the dog only a few days to learn the correct 'technique', and now he goes through the prayer routine twice a day,  both in the morning and evening, before meals.

Tourists curious to see the 'praying' dog have been flocking to the temple in large numbers. Temple officials say that the attendance has gone up 30% since the news of Conan praying has leaked out.

Mr. Yoshikuni is now trying to teach Conan how to meditate. Before you start getting images of Conan in a deep trance, he simply means trying to get Conan to keep still while Mr. Yoshikuni himself meditates. We have no doubts Conan will pick it up pretty quickly! - What do you think?

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  • Kat04Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    So cool I want that dog to be mine
    • mitchminer
      mitchminerMonday, October 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm
      maybe its a kid in a dog suit?
      • Smiley * *Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:55 am
        That's cool
        • HyWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:51 am
          • HyWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:50 am
            So cute
            • Cheeta lover#1Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:49 am
              • haru
                haruSaturday, July 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm
                i wonder if he will get enlightened ^w^
                • smileyface4life
                  smileyface4lifeWednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm
                  that's so CUTE!!
                  • lily1092
                    lily1092Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm
                    It's so cute!!
                    • wolf224
                      wolf224Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm
                      omg they r my wolf cousins


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