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Pets Being Painted As Pandas, Other Wild Animals in China
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Pets Being Painted As Pandas, Other Wild Animals in China

The people of D.C. love the pandas at the National Zoo.

Actually, love might not be a strong enough word to describe the District's affection for the cuddly creatures.

It is an infatuation, that sometimes borders on obsession, an infatuation that I believed was unmatched outside the region.

Well, I was wrong.  I was so very, very wrong.

In an article for GlobalPost.com, Emily Lodish explains how people in China are taking their love of wild animals to an entirely different level.

 

"These little bundles of joy are actually chow chow dogs that have been dyed black-and-white to look like pandas," Lodish writes about the photo above, featured in the article.  "Dyeing pets has been a trend in pet pampering for quite some time. At last summer's Pets Show Taipei, there was a fierce dog-dyeing competition...The trend demonstrates how quickly and dramatically attitudes toward pets — particularly dogs — have changed in many parts of Asia."

They're not just getting painted as pandas, though.  Check out the photo below, also posted in the article and courtesy of the Daily Mail, in which a dog in China has been painted as a tiger.

Read Lodish's entire article and see more photos on GlobalPost.

Thoughts?  

I have no words.

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