Washing a pet can be a real pain in the butt. You must first master the ‘catch me if you can’ routine, then thoroughly cleanse the furry critter—including pee/poop stains—and clean up afterward. But what if you could avoid all the hassle?
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m proud today to introduce all you lazy pet owners out there to Joyful Honda’s all-in-one pet washing machine.
Joyful Honda is a pet supermarket located in Tokyo that recently installed an automated pet washing machine that shampoos, rinses, and blow-dries a pet in less than 33 minutes.
Instead of paying upwards near £20+ (US$30+) to clean their pets, a cat or dog owner need now only toss their pet into the ‘vending machine,’ insert £3.50 (US$5.25), and smack the start button.
Why, though, would a pet owner force their beloved pooch or tabby to undergo such a potentially traumatic experience?
The key word is recession.Tokyo, much like the rest of the world, is suffering through difficult economic times, prompting many pet owners—apparently are too lazy to wash their pet themselves—to skip out on a traditional Spa treatment in favor of Joyful Honda’s ultra-cheap, but ultra-scary pet washing machine.
Joyful Honda claims, however, that the the machine is perfectly safe for any pet. They even went so far as to invite one of their employees to try the machine for himself:
I guess they failed to realize that there’s a huge difference between a dorky Japanese kid and a pet!