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Three Adorable Shiba Inus Guard Japanese Wall, Turn It Into Tourist Attraction
By Mikelle Leow, 29 May 2018
Video screenshots via Hao Lun
Man’s best friends have been protecting their companions for centuries, not just because they’re inherently loyal, but also because they’re undeniably adorable.
In a residential area in Kyushu, Japan, three Shiba Inus keep vigilant watch over passersby, though they’re friendlier than the typical guard dog.
Thanks to their charms, the three pups—now dubbed the ‘Three Shibas of Shimabara’—have turned the otherwise mundane district into an accidental tourist attraction.
The trio pop their heads in small holes built in the area’s walls, especially when their names are called. The openings are likely to have been created for drainage and air flow, but the pooches’ unending curiosity have led their owner to build a total of 18 holes so that they can see more of the world.
This particular region has become so popular, a sign has been placed above the holes to let visitors know not to feed these watchful creatures. “We’ll get upset stomachs, so please don’t feed us,” it reads.
‘Hagrid’s three-headed dog, ‘Fluffy’, has nothing on these im-paw-ssibly cute pals.
Three Shiba Inus peeking out from holes
3 curious dogs + 1 innovative owner = tourist attractionPosted by South China Morning Post on Monday, May 28, 2018
視界の端蠢いてるな～って思って見たらわんわんズ！割と本気でびっくりした…— YU-RI (@Vocal_YURI) July 30, 2016
[via South China Morning Post, cover image via Hao Lun]
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