As bizarre as Japanese who like to put raincoats on Labradors (3Yen / 2013-01-28)—an almost aquatic animal…
…Recently for the past few days, I’ve been seeing a lot of wacko pictures of Retrievers and other dogs being forced to wear lifejackets at Takeno Beach in all news wire services.
WTF?! Did I miss the memo that even waterdogs now need lifejackets to play in Japanese waters?!
Caption: Dogs Play At Beach During Heat Wave
…Takeno Beach on August 4, 2013 in Toyooka, Japan…is open for dogs and their owners every summer between the months of June and September…more…
I just had to discover the cause of this travesty against nature that forces waterdogs like Labradors and other Retrievers to wear silly life vests. Saaa, just as I figured out that the Lifejackets-for-Labs policy is a scam by local government to charge 30 bucks to go to a public beach.
Doggy Beach Policies
takeno-kanko.com (Google Translate)
This fine beach has been opened as a dog-only nature park…Only those who agree with the following are allowed to use Takeno beach.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm [What beach closes at 5pm?!] – July – August
• Parking 1 car / 1,000 yen [$10 USD] (including the dressing room, showers and rest area within)
• Each dog / 1,000 yen (including the doggie “SPA” and dog hairdryers)
• Dedicated dog life jacket rental fee / 1,000 yen + hot shower
Don’t let your dog be without his C.F.D. (canine flotation device)* and be sure to pay $30 (parking $10 + dog entrance fee $10 + dog lifejacket $10) to go to the Doggie Beach and Spa!
*Just like a P.F.D. (personal flotation device)