At a Zen Buddhist temple in southern Japan, even the dog prays. Mimicking his master, priest Joei Yoshikuni, a 1 1/2-year-old black-and-white Chihuahua named Conan joins in the daily prayers at Naha's Shuri Kannondo temple, sitting up on his hind legs and putting his front paws together before the altar.
Huh, big deal. While he is my houseguest this week, I intend to have Dante fully mimicking the TLM Mass by the time his owner returns from Italy. His lack of opposable thumbs might make things difficult, but I am sure that with patience and enough liver treats, we can make it happen.