Naoto Matsumura, Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals , public figure that others would look to for guidance, said this about his dog that was neutered: “Taro had become a she-male.” This is only after he was more or less “convinced” to have Taro neutered after Taro had become a father, producing a litter of puppies. How is this helping the problem of convincing people to spay/neuter their dogs in a country where unwanted dogs are put to sleep in the notorious “dream chamber” aka gas chamber??? And, this is who everyone looks to for inspiration?
The Change in Taro” #165 June 5, 2012 Tokiboo & Matsumura think Taro is a different dog since he’s been neutered.
“The Change in Taro” #165 – June 5, 2012
Tokiboo’s Daily Blog (Tokiboo is a friednd of Mr. Matsumura’s who writes a daily blog for him), All photos courtesy of Tokiboo, Translations courtesy of my friend, YK
Today, I am going to write about Taro. Aki’s husband Taro who was recently neutered, to me,seems to have changed. Something is strange! I went to see Taro as he was recovering from the castration operation, but I felt something different in him.
(Photo) He looks so pitiable, I thought. The glare from his eyes were gone, and I felt as if I was looking at an entirely different dog, but surely enough, the dog in front of me was Taro.
First of all, he did not bark. He used to bark and jump for joy when he saw me, but he didn’t, and just simply wagged his tail and put his paws on me.
I can’t think of castration since I am human, but I wondered if dogs also lose their confidence as males. Taro had become a she-male.
(Photo) I was surprised that Taro just did not look the same, and I was a bit disappointed. He used to be a barking boy, and now he was totally different.
Matsumura also sensed the difference in Taro immediately and said “He’s not fit to be a guard dog anymore!” He saw that Taro was no longer barking and gave up on him being a guard dog.
A while back, one of the readers of my Blog who is with an animal rescue group, recognized Taro and Aki’s puppies, and found them wandering around one day and kindly brought them back toMatsumura’s house. (This could explain why Aki became “lost”. When this happened she had no collar and still had not been spayed.)
Nevertheless, the members of the animal rescue groups as well as many animal lovers have all said “Good for you” or “I’m so happy for it” and “Good work !” regarding the neutering of Taro,so although it wasn’t too pleasant for Taro, I think I should say thank you to the new Taro for becoming ball-less.
Thanks to each of you, we have received contributions for dog food and cat food, and now even for cattle feed, and because of this, both Matsumura and Endo-san have come to listen to the advice of the animal rescue groups.
(Interesting to see that it takes donations for Matsumura and Endo-san to “listen to the advice of the animal rescue groups. It wasn’t that the initiative was from either Matsumura or Endo-san. There was no concern that Taro was not neutered or that Aki was not spayed. It was SOMEONE else that had to say something to them about letting his dogs run loose, un-spayed or un-neutered. They do say that “money” talks, it got them to listen. The response from Naoto Matsumura is not one of encouragement for other Japanese individuals that may have doubts about spaying or neutering their pet.)
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