PANDA PUP – How cute is this pooch? – poodle-maltese cross – Video
Nov. 28 – People on the streets of Tokyo are stopping to stare at an unusual sight these days that looks a whole lot like a panda. Susan Flory reports. The poodle-maltese cross – named Columbo after the American tv detective – was rescued from certain death by the owner of a pet shop. His new owner reached for a packet of canine hair dye to take care of the little guy’s problem with runny eyes staining his white fur.
Kensuke Hirakawa, “Columbo'” owner, saying (Japanese): “My customer said she was getting married and wanted to put this dog to sleep because no one was willing to take him in. I said I don’t do things like that and decided to keep him in my shop.”