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A raccoon dog that looks like a dog

It all starts when a Twitter user nicknamed chibi_tori who lives in Japan finds a raccoon dog who thought an abandoned dog near his home. In order to help the poor animal, he decides to adopt it and offer him everything he needs to be happy and healthy.

So he takes the dog home and is absolutely delighted to see how kind and affectionate he is. A real relief for him as stray animals are not always easy to deal with.

chibi_tori show his new canine companion to his family and friends but still has a doubt. His pooch seems different from others dogs. He then searches the Internet and understands the truth. He was completely wrong.

… and a huge surprise

In reality, his new friend was not a dog but a tanuki also called in the West a raccoon dog. This is an animal that looks a lot like a raccoon. It is, therefore, a sort of “raccoon dog”. He has such a spiritual and artistic significance in Japon and is reputed in the spiritual tradition that he has a magical shape-shifting power.

Experts don’t recommend adopting a raccoon dog. fortunately, in the case of little Tanu, he behaved exactly like a dog with his owner.

But despite this little “mistake,” chibi_tori never imagined separate from his new furry friend Tanu and he loves his life by his side. Although tanuki is an animal with a character similar to foxes and therefore rather wild. Tanu has adapted perfectly to his new life. He spends long hours sleeping and eating a little bit of everything and anything, and he also loves to go on a leash with his human.

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In short, a beautiful life.

Photos Credit:@chibi_tori

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