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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Poodles aren’t Sheep? Really! They aren't the same!

What? You say poodles and sheep aren't the same thing?
This has got to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard of. Thousands of people in Japan were sold sheep that they thought were miniature poodles. The "miniature poodles" were sold for $1600, which in Japan is a good deal for a poodle. What is amazing, is that no one noticed until an actress went on a talk show and complained. She mentioned that her new "poodle" wouldn't bark or eat dog food. After the talk show she was informed that her "poodle" was actually a sheep. After that, thousands of other people started coming forward with their "poodles" saying that they were also acting strange. It turns out that the sheep were lambs imported from the UK and Australia and given special haircuts.
I'm really not sure how you could get taken in by this. Maybe if you had never seen a sheep before you might get confused. But it should be obvious that it wasn't a dog. It's not like sheep look all that much like dogs.
I especially like the quote from the police officer, "Sadly, we think there is more than one company operating in this way." So that means there is a whole crime wave of fake poodle sheep importers. LOL

Check the story out: Dog owners 'fleeced' in poodle scam

Update: Despite being picked up by a lot of newspapers, Snopes is claiming that this story is a fake. If so, then this is even funnier, simply because so many news outlets fell for it. Snopes: Sheepish discovery

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