A LAD from Japan has spent almost £13,000 to become a Border Collie.
Toko shares his journey to becoming a dog on his YouTube channel, and his latest addition to his dog collection is raising eyebrows.
Dog-loving Toko previously said of his videos: “I became a rough collie because I wanted to be an animal.
“This channel brings you videos of such an unusual rough collie.”
In a recent video, Toko invested in a large dog cage for sleeping.
The human in the video also points to the cage and Toko leads himself to the cage.
The massive collie struggles to get into the cage before finally entering and making himself comfortable.
The light is then turned off and the human leaves the girl locked in before you hear bizarre barking.
Toko barks until the person filming him turns the lights back on, returns, and unlocks the cage to let him out.
Toko rolls over happily, clearly content with his decision to become a Border Collie.
The Japanese nerd, who goes by the online name Toko-san, paid 2 million yen for the faux fur suit, which took 40 days to make.
Toko-san says the collie is his favorite breed, and the suit helped him “fulfill my dream of becoming an animal.”
He said: “I made it a collie because it looks real when I put it on.
“I thought a big animal my size would be good – considering it would be a realistic model, so I decided to make it a dog.
“There are restrictions, but you can move within them. However, if you move too much, it doesn’t look like a dog.”
It seems Toko-san isn’t alone in his strange penchant for dressing up as man’s best friend.
In the US, more than a quarter million people now identify as “furries” – a subculture in which members dress up as cartoon animals, sometimes as a sexual fetish.
Writer and enthusiast Joe Strike, 67, from New York, has written a book titled Furry Nation that exposes the quirky fetish.
Strike, disguising himself as a suave Komodo dragon named Komos, estimates that two-thirds of the Furries are men.
He also believes many furries come from the IT and technology professions.
Meanwhile, a study on furries led by Canadian college professor Kathy Gerbasi was published in Society & Animals magazine.
A quarter of those surveyed considered themselves less than 100 percent human and would become zero percent human if they could.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7538466/puppy-love-dog-costume-japan-cage/ I spent £12,500 to become the world’s cutest dog – I live in a cage, bark all night and love tummy rubs