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  • A dog breed that "comes from the region of Hokkaido in Japan, an area rich with mountains, volcanoes, forests, rivers, and rural areas. It is an ancient breed." (Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 1980)

    You know, I envy Hokkaido, wealthy with mountains and volcanoes. I wonder where a girl can make riches like that. If only I were rich in rural areas... Would that make me rich elsewhere also? Hmm...

    February 21, 2007