"In Tokyo, dog owners are dressing up their pets in designer garb and attending to their every need, whether it be organic food or massage and grooming sessions at dog salons and spas." (International Herald Tribune story here.)
As one dog lover, Chikako Narita, put it: "I'm past the age where I get a kick out of dressing up and going dancing. I'd much rather do things for my dog and have people come over to tell me how cute he is." . . .