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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  • jello3
    jello3Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm
    Smart and cute doggie!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • bobMonday, May 4, 2015 at 7:48 am
      this is cool i tough my dog to speak but the dog is adorable i have a pitbull he is very very cute. Cutter than this dog. What kinda dog is this?
      • tashadtasha
        tashadtashaSaturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:59 am
        Omg this is so adorable!
        • wildizy
          wildizyTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:41 am
          thats a pretty dog!
          • BobMonday, April 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm
            • jordanWednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm
              Why cute
              • jordanFriday, February 13, 2015 at 7:14 am
                ahhhh cute
                • manerFriday, February 6, 2015 at 11:16 am
                  really coooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • bulldoglover234
                    bulldoglover234Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:27 am
                    • awesome79086
                      awesome79086Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm
                      THIS IS A MIRACLE DOG

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