Japanese fooled by poodle scam
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Posted 4/29/07 , edited 4/29/07
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=263297

Too lazy to read?

Thousands of Japanese women were scammed when they bought sheep instead of poodles I kid you not
Apparently they found out about the scam when actress Maiko Kawamaki was showing people pictures of her new 'poodle' and talking about how it wouldn't bark or even eat dog food.
There was even an instance when one couple went to get their 'dog's' claws trimmed and were told they were hooves. ROFL

Interestingly enough, there's nothing about it in Japanese news. Trying to save Kawakami's dignity?
But really, I read that sheep are so rare over there they don't know what sheep even look like. I guess it's a simple mistake, but I wonder why they didn't notice the hooves
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Posted 4/29/07
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Posted 4/29/07

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I see this piece of news has severely distressed you.
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Posted 4/29/07
I personally found it hilarious, especially the couple who went to go get the 'nails trimmed' only to find out they were hooves.
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wha!? It looks just like a poodle.
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hehehehe that's fricken funny! I wish I would've been in Japan at the time. What if you saw people walking them down the street?? I would be cracking up!
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Posted 4/29/07
lmao just b/c they dont have sheep doesnt make it an excuse not to know what one is....that sucks hope they didnt spend too much for their "poodles"
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Posted 4/29/07
The link now says the story is a hoax. Too bad.
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Posted 4/29/07
ugh...that's stupid! (Oh, and nice avvie dontmindifido!)
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Posted 4/29/07
Now that it's a known hoax this thread is worthless...

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