Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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Japanese man who spent $14000 to become a dog fails agility test

Toco regularly shares his experiences, including dog walks, eating dog food, and learning tricks

By
Web Desk
The man has not revealed his real name and is known as Toco online.—Instagram@Toco.ev
The man has not revealed his real name and is known as Toco online.—[email protected]

A Japanese man, identified on YouTube as Toco, who spent $14,000 (Rs 1.2 million) to transform himself into a dog with a custom-made collie costume, faced a setback during a Crufts-style agility course. 

Toco, popular for his channel 'I Want To Be An Animal,' regularly shares his experiences, including dog walks, eating dog food, and learning tricks. In his latest venture, he attempted to navigate an agility course, documented in images posted on Instagram.

The photos depict Toco struggling with jumps and colliding with a hurdle pole in his Collie costume. In the post's caption, he expressed the desire to explore agility as part of his canine experience. 

Reactions on Instagram varied, with some applauding his effort while others criticised him. 

One user suggested he might identify as a "Therian," defined as someone identifying as a non-human earth animal either spiritually or psychologically.

While some encouraged Toco's attempt, others advised seeking therapy, with one comment stating, "Ok, but you are not a dog, you are an old man with a big mental problem." Despite the mixed responses, the post garnered nearly 4,000 likes. 

Toco's unique costume, crafted by Zeppet, took 40 days to create and has been instrumental in fulfilling his dream of "becoming an animal."