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    Japan Scammed

    Numerous Japenese have been tricked into paying thousands for poodles which are actually sheep.
    I kid you not.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=263297

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    The scam was uncovered when Japanese moviestar Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.

    She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.

    Then hundreds of other women got in touch with police to say they feared their new "poodle" was also a sheep.

    Are they kidding? How could they not know that it wasn't a dog? I can believe one or two people falling for this, but not 2,000. Even if they're not familiar with sheep, you'd have to know it's not a poodle, either, right?

    I'm starting to lose faith in humanity.
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    My hub read this story to me this morning.... it was the first good laugh I've had in weeks.

    "It won't bark."


    "It's easier to KEEP Raven happy, than it is to MAKE Raven happy." ~~ JA






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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Numerous Japenese have been tricked into paying thousands for poodles which are actually sheep.
    I kid you not.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=263297
    This is a classic, I cracked up when I read that bit about not barking and not eating the dog food

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    We're looking at you New Zealand lol- thought for sure the article would say NZ-

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipmamajen View Post
    The scam was uncovered when Japanese moviestar Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.

    She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.

    Then hundreds of other women got in touch with police to say they feared their new "poodle" was also a sheep.

    Are they kidding? How could they not know that it wasn't a dog? I can believe one or two people falling for this, but not 2,000. Even if they're not familiar with sheep, you'd have to know it's not a poodle, either, right?

    I'm starting to lose faith in humanity.
    lol

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    I like the bit about getting it's toenails trimmed and finding out it had hooves. Even if they didn't realize it wasn't a fancy poodle, wouldn't they notice that part?

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    Poodle scam story a hoax

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=263447

    I'd believe anything lol- I just assumed they don't see many sheep in Japan LOL-

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    When I first read this I laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair. Even if it is a hoax it was the best laugh I have had in awhile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnec View Post
    When I first read this I laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair. Even if it is a hoax it was the best laugh I have had in awhile!
    ditto lol

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    I'm sorry, that's just too dang funny.
    I wonder where the people went to get their sheep-dog's nails trimmed. Didn't the trimmer even know?


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    It was fun while it lasted

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    It's an urban legend, a hoax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    It's an urban legend, a hoax.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    It's an urban legend, a hoax.
    We know- we saw the link- maybe you didnt-

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