Japanese Sitting Dog Assumes Meditative Pose
February 21, 2010 | by shinigami

Ban, a dog from Ibaraki prefecture, baffled its owners when it showed off its street loitering look. Thus, the clever dog jumps onto the outside wall and sits astride the ledge, whilst peering around at the neighborhood.

The wall, it’s seemingly favorite perching spot, is a chest-high structure running along the perimeter of the owner’s house.

According to Ban’s bemused owners, no one taught the nifty trick to her.

They assume that the dog was tired of the lack of space inside the house and thereby, devised a way to mount walls.

They also believed that this position probably appealed to Ban as it provided her with a better vantage point of the area.

In this way, Ban, the sitting dog, has been straddling ledges for one year now.

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Shinigami (A. K. Goemans) is a Netherlands-based writer who is into horror movies, computer games and manga. She lived in different parts of Asia and Africa before settling down in the Netherlands.
  • Wow, now that is one cool dog!


  • This is why people shouldn't eat dogs.

    • How are dogs different from pigs, cows, or chickens? They are all smart, compassionate, creatures that if loved will love you back. What ranking system do you employ to decide what animals shouldn't be eaten and what ones should? Don't forget, we humans are animals too. Either no animal should be eaten or there shouldn't be an acceptable divide. All or none, the lines drawn are just to please yourself. If you eat a chicken then who ever wants to eat a dog, can eat a dog.

      • "we humans are animals too" Precicely, and unlike ruminants such as cows, we dont have the physiology to digest cellulose, we're designed to eat meat. if people want to fry up a little dog then that's their prerogative. I draw the line at humans, but everything else is fair game. And as a side note if you're seriously making the claim that chickens are smart and compassionate creatures you clearly haven't spent much time around chickens.

        • What an odd conversation to start on here, Still, I can't help but point out that as omnivores we are supposed to eat herbivores. That is how the web works. Herbivores eat plants-carnivores eat herbivores. We get next to no real benefit from eating a carnivore. Cats and dogs are carnivores.

          Furthermore, in cultures where they eat cats and dogs, the animals are traditionally boiled alive like lobsters to make it easier to skin them. I'm not a vegetarian, it's a difficult lifestyle to have and completely healthy, still I do not support flat out cruelty when it comes to what I eat. I don't support cows being kept in tiny pens so they don't use their muscles and their meat gets fattier and more tender. I support animals to be free range so they get some semblance of a life before they join the food chain. I support a quick painless death.

  • Good Dog!!!!! remind me of Hachi

  • it must've been watching too much of something his owner's been doing…

  • Then there was V

    I blame it on the bad little kids.. or that dog could be the type that likes to watch.. if you know what i mean.. at any rate.. I love the dog.. I want a Wall Sitting Dog..

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