This Japanese Golden Retriever Shows Off Her Table Manners

Coco-Chan has a video channel where you can watch her eat with dignity and enthusiasm.


Does the price of dog food ever seem overwhelming to you? Feeding a dog, especially with the fancy stuff that’s in all the stores now, can be expensive.

I don’t know if the solution found by the owner of Coco-Chan, a Golden Retriever in Japan, is really the one that you want to use to cut down on dog food expenses. However, it definitely is amusing to watch. Coco-Chan’s YouTube channel has amassed a cult following, apparently because people love to watch the beautiful dog eat vegetables.

The video that’s gotten the most attention shows Coco-Chan calmly munching on a corn cob. Perhaps the most notable thing is how unfailingly courteous she is about her dinner manners. Whether eating corn on the cob, watermelon, or sushi, Coco-Chan is invariably calm and appreciative when eating. Actually, she does get pretty enthusiastic when she gets the sushi, but it’s impressive how incredibly patient she is while her owner prepares the rolls and brings them to her. And when she does get it, it’s gone, as neat as can be.

Neatness is something that seems to characterize all these videos. If nothing else, she is the tidiest creature — human or animal — I’ve ever seen eat a watermelon.

In the video below, she does have to do a little more than wait for her food. In this one, her owner has her play a version of the old shell game, albeit using two cups instead of three. Usually, playing this game is a sucker’s bet: If you’re the one playing, you wind up with nothing, except for a free lesson about gambling with strangers. In this case, though, it pays off for Coco-Chan in the end. She finds the treat and devours it.

I’m not saying that this is the ideal solution to your dog food bills, obviously. However, it’s certainly charming to watch.

Via YouTube

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