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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  • wolf224
    wolf2244/10/2014
    omg they r my wolf cousins
    • lucky4/4/2014
      funny dogs
      • danamon2002
        danamon20023/24/2014
        If I get a dog, I'll teach him this trick first.
        • Lucky17303/21/2014
          That's amazing!
          • kell-bell
            kell-bell3/2/2014
            wowza!
            • ipodz4life
              ipodz4life2/26/2014
              so cool
              • ipodz4life
                ipodz4life2/26/2014
                that's cool
                • ipodz4life
                  ipodz4life2/26/2014
                  wow
                  • niomi
                    niomi1/13/2014
                    awe thats so cute
                    • alsome
                      alsome10/21/2013
                      i what a dog that pray

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