Animals

March 1, 2024

The Last Picture Ever Taken of Hachikō Shows the Love and Reverence the Japanese Had for the Dog

Over the 100 years that have passed since his birth, Hachikō has become a symbol of loyalty. The Akita Inu dog rose to prominence after people realized that he dutifully waited for his owner, Dr. Hidesaburō Ueno, at Shibuya station in Tokyo for almost a decade after his passing. While Hachikō was seen by many as a nuisance at the busy station, his fate changed after his story made the press.

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February 15, 2024

AI Imagines New Dog Breeds To Represent Each of the 50 U.S. States

We've seen a lot of creative AI series based on the different U.S. states, from Barbie dolls to Hunger Games contestants. But animal lovers will appreciate this fun new set of AI images. Pet Lab Co. has generated 50 unique dog breeds, one for each state. The results, while not always realistic, are a charming and funny look at what a State Dog might look like.

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February 1, 2024

Man Who Spent Nearly $16K on Lifelike Dog Costume Is Sad About the Misconceptions Around His Goal

A Japanese man named Toko made headlines in 2022 for spending ¥2 million ($16,000) on a lifelike dog costume based on a rough collie. His goal was to would fulfill his dream of becoming a dog. For all the attention he garnered, many followed this idea with raised eyebrows. Now, almost a year and a half later, Toko has revealed that he is “sad” about the “misconception” regarding his collie costume.

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