Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wag the Dog

For a country where dog can still find its way onto a menu, a surprising number of younger people in Korea seem to have them as pets. And what pampered pets they are. I've never seen anyone actually walking their dog per se, but I've seen an awful lot of Korea women carrying them close to their expensive coats. Of course, they are always of the small 'cute' variety, and seem to function partly as fashion accessories. My girlfriend explained that another 'good' reason for carrying them was that it stopped their feet getting dirty, and of course, given the level of paranoia over housebound dirt this wouldn't do at all.

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