Monday, September 7, 2009
Hi hi sisters ...... last weekend my friend came to Tokyo for a visit. She's a passionate animal lover, told me that her apartment in Hong Kong resembles a mini petting zoo! She wanted to check out what's the latest and greatest in Japanese doggie stuffs, so I took her to the only pet store I know - in Tokyo Midtown. Nestled in this exclusive mall, Dogdays sure caters to the elite canines. Some of the spa services and designer gadgets offered there, you'd think their clientele is human!
Yes, Tokyokians really treat their pooch as human. Unlike my 2 plain human feet, these pooch's precious 4 feet never touch the rugged Tokyo streets as they are either comfortably tucked inside their fashionable LV carrier case or being pushed in their own doggie strollers (sorry, the baby of the family has to walk, juz kidding :) There are dog health food and organic snacks in any flavor you can imagine, I thought to myself in self-pity, "Sigh, even I don't eat this well!". While I looked onto my friend snatching one of every kind from the display without even glancing at the price, as if she's pouring all her love into that shopping basket. Well, I must confess there are times that I don't look at prices too when I shop, but that only happens in the Dollar store :) I don't mean to be judgemental as everyone's life and value system is different. I am a dog lover myself, but with the hunger and poverty issues around the world, I ponder how does one draw the line from living life to enjoying life?
Dogs are passionate and loyal animals, they have generous hearts and will return 100 times the love you show them. I feel the love between a dog and human is very direct, pure and wholesome. There is no intention, no expectation of return; human just melts into a dog's love and vice versa. It is with this thought that I re-look at Yong Joon's interaction with dogs, we can observe a more natural him totally uninhibited by this wholesome love :)
I love the young him so much (I meant the human here) @@
Now that's putting a bit too much trust in your pooch, don't you think, Yong Joon ssi?
Hehe, remember our 'very excited' discussion on this lucky lucky pooch's left leg in bb's blog :)
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