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It’s A Duck! No, It’s A Dog!


Pet humiliation sinks to new depths with this muzzle that will turn any self-respecting pooch into a quacker. I saw these at the giant pet emporium out in Odaiba, and unlike the fluffy pink afro wigs and Princess Leia costumes that marked the previous low point for canine companions, this time it’s not just small dogs who can feel the shame. These muzzles come sized to embarrass even the most stately breeds!

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

6 thoughts on “It’s A Duck! No, It’s A Dog! Leave a comment

    • I have to admit – I did laugh when I saw it. And it does think outside the box, when it comes to putting a muzzle on your dog. But…imagine what the dog’s friends will think!

      • Reminds me of the time I gave a home haircut a dog I used to have – he was so woolly, and I only had scissors so I clipped 1 leg per week, and the body on the 5th – you could see his body language changed, as though he KNEW all the other dogs were laughing at him ….

  1. That’s hilarious! Do you have pictures? We had a cat once who had to have surgery, so his whole backside was shaved. He hid under the sofa until his fur grew back.

    • I could too, although I haven’t seen them in the U.S. yet. I bet they’re pretty excellent for getting other people to talk to you if you’re walking your dog. Record numbers of people probably ask to take your dog’s picture.

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