This dog has found a pretty good gig (though I still think mine is better). He is Conan, a Chihauhau who lives in Naha City down in the Ryukyu Islands (aka Okinawa Prefecture). Conan lives in a Buddhist temple and has figured out that sitting up and putting his paws in "gassho" (like human hands together in prayer) pleases people no end.
As a result, the Zen Temple, Shuri-Kannondo, now gets 30% more visitors (and hopefully donations).
Yoshikuni Sensei would like to teach Conan to meditate, but will settle for him just sitting still while he does so. "After all, it's not like I can teach him to cross his legs".
Pandabonium thinks it is funny that newspapers refer to Okinawa as "southern Japan". He says that's like calling Puerto Rico "southern USA".
Good job, Conan. Now just don't blow it by raising your leg on the statue of Kannon Bodhisattva!