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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
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Japanese fooled in poodle scam
11:30AM Friday April 27, 2007

Flocks of sheep were imported to Japan and then sold by a company called Poodles as Pets, marketed as fashionable accessories, available at $1,600 each.

That is a snip compared to a real poodle which retails for twice that much in Japan.

The scam was uncovered when Japanese moviestar Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.

She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.

[. . .]



Source: The New Zealand Herald

Unfortunately, it seems somebody wanted to make a quick story and didn't fact check  

Poodle scam story a hoax
Friday Apr 27 13:00 AEST

Police in Japan have denied knowledge of a scam where rich Japanese women who wanted a poodle as a pet were deceived into buying sheep.

English newspaper The Sun reported that Australian sheep had been sold to rich women as poodles by a company in Sapporo, Japan.

The story has since been reported internationally by newspapers and websites in the UK, America, New Zealand and South Africa.

Earlier today it was run on most major news websites in Australia, including ninemsn.

[. . .]



Source: ninemsn

Puts a whole new perspective on the term "sheepdog"

[Edited 2007-04-27 15:51:51]


911, where is your emergency?
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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

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How stupid do you have to be to think that a sheep looks like a poodle?!? Sheep are stockier, have a different head shape, and good greif! they have hoofs!  Wow! Even with that stupid trim, it still looks like future lamb shanks and stew  duck 



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
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Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):

Where did you find Kunoichi's cat?  Wink It's even got a .dk address  Smile



911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

This is just too funny, everyone is wondering why I am cracking up at my desk.


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Found it under my porch. I was gonna sic my dog out, but I decided to have a little fun, and show the mouse-catcher A.net. Its face stayed that way for quite awhile  tongue 


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Sounds like some people with way too much free time came up with a good hoax story. At least some people have an active imagination.

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

GKirk will take a gross.

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

What's with the sheep related threads lately? Are you planning on moving to Scotland?  Wink

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1596169/



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1077 times:

What person thinks of a dog as a fasion accessory?

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1075 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 8):
What person thinks of a dog as a fasion accessory?

Paris Hilton


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1071 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 8):
What person thinks of a dog as a fasion accessory?

Besides:

and

and

and COUNTLESS others?


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1062 times:

HOAX!

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