After Spending $14,000 To Become A Dog, This Japanese Man Takes A New Step In His New Life


Hey, fellow entertainment and tech enthusiasts! It’s Sarah Jensen here, coming at you from the vibrant city of Austin, Texas. Today, I’ve got a tale that’s as intriguing as it is tail-wagging. Imagine loving something so much that you’d spend a small fortune to become it. No, I’m not talking about the latest iPhone or a dream vacation. I’m talking about a man from Japan who spent a whopping $14,000 to turn himself into a dog. Yep, you read that right—a dog!

Meet Toco, a man whose love for canines transcended mere pet ownership. This passionate pooch enthusiast didn’t just want to be around dogs; he wanted to be one. So, he did what any of us would do after a particularly intense Netflix binge—except his show of choice might have been “All Dogs Go to Heaven.” Toco invested in a lifelike collie costume, achieving his dream of becoming a furry four-legged friend.

But Toco’s journey didn’t stop at just looking the part. He’s been living it up, doggy style. In March, he took his canine commitment up a notch by purchasing a giant cage to sleep in. If that wasn’t enough to make you pause (or “paws”), Toco also experienced being walked on a leash for the first time. And just when you thought his tale couldn’t get any more wag-worthy, Toco recently made some real doggy friends. In a video titled “I Want to Be an Animal,” he’s seen sniffing around and interacting with other dogs at a park, much to the amusement (and curiosity) of onlookers.

Despite the joy his unique passion brings him, Toco has faced challenges. He’s chosen to keep his face hidden from the public eye, fearing judgment from peers and colleagues. “I don’t want my hobbies to be known, especially by the people I work with,” he shared with the Daily Mail. Even some of his closest friends and family were taken aback when they discovered his furry alter-ego. It’s a reminder of the courage it takes to embrace what truly makes us happy, despite societal norms.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, Toco has even dabbled in dining on dog food. Talk about commitment!

This story isn’t just a quirky tale from the internet; it’s a testament to the lengths some will go to live their truth, no matter how unconventional. It’s about finding your pack, whether they walk on two legs or four.

So, dear readers, what’s your take on Toco’s transformation? Have you ever embraced a passion so fully it transformed a part of your life? Let’s chat in the comments below—whether you’re more into the latest tech gadgets or, like Toco, you’ve got a wilder side waiting to be unleashed.

Until next time, keep sniffing out adventure wherever you can find it. And remember, in Austin or anywhere else, there’s no limit to what you can become.

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Mary Aldreen

At 32, Mary Aldreen is an American content writer whose heart beats to the rhythm of music and the dazzle of celebrity life. Born in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Mary was always at the epicenter of where music meets fame. Her passion for music started early, attending live concerts and music festivals, where she not only fell in love with melodies and lyrics but also became fascinated by the stories of those who create them.