Conan, a devout Chihuahua who lives with his master, Zen Buddhist priest, Joei Yoshikuni, has become not only a tourist attraction at his temple in southern Japan, but an international sensation on the Internet too. He showed up in my inbox today courtesy of my Dad who can't help but compare Conan to his super talented Minnie. Minnie might know more tricks, but I think Conan has a better press agent.
This praying pup inspired me to feature several non-western pieces of dog art I've been collecting over the past year. Enjoy!
Also, may I recommend, Judith Adler's look at our pets as spiritual creatures in the Buddhist tradition in her book Zen Dog, with photos by Toni Tucker.
Oh...and one more shot of Conan...
Coming soon...Minnie's first movie featuring all her tricks and her fabulous trainer! Until then, visit her website here.