January 22, 2003


I'm not a fan of buying/selling pets. There are enough needing homes as it is. But I was blown away when this TV show introduced the currently most popular dog breed. This bug-eyed ugly duckling costs 1 million yen! You can buy a car, travel around the world, or go to back to school for that. One couple recently purchased one of these by taking out a loan, claiming that the joy their little one brings to them (all decked out in doggy clothes) is beyond a price. That's why it's so hard to figure out this recession deal here. There are people really struggling, yet you keep hearing about crazy prices that people still fall for...or is everyone in denial and compensating by buying fantasy pets?

Personally, I like my cats...picked them up at the San Diego pound and they're my best friends now : )
I know, I'm probably just as crazy for having brought them all the way over here...but there's another story behind all that.

Posted by Mie at January 22, 2003 10:42 AM

Mie - I totally agree. 直子さん (wife) and I were just in town for Oshogatsu and were blown away by the prices of these Taco Bell dogs. 60万円 at the Kojima Pet Shop at Odaiba!

I guess people need friends during the tough times (東京以外)。 But the craziest things is how the dog became so popular in the first place. Aiful's CM might just get the economy kick started.

Posted by: Gem Stevens at January 22, 2003 12:57 PM

or not...Aiful is that easy loan company, right? The ads make Aiful ("full of love"???) seem so friendly and the perfect fix...but wait 'til everyone can't dig themselves out of debt not only b/c they got a million yen dog, but b/c now they got to dress him/her in the latest fashion and provide food better than what many humans get...
OK, I'm getting a little critical here. We all do what we gotta do, I suppose.

Thanks for stopping by! : )

Posted by: Mie at January 22, 2003 06:15 PM


I have a lot of white mice for your pet.
would you buy it from me.
I am in Indonesia.

I wait your response.


D. Agus Goenawan

Posted by: Agus at July 4, 2004 01:13 AM
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