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Photo Journal: Mash's loud and proud moment

(Mainichi)

An 8-year-old male corgi named Mash rings the bell at Anrakuji temple. On his daily evening walks with his owner, Mash makes a mad dash for the bell as soon as they reach the temple grounds. Standing on his short hind legs, he sways his tiny body to strike the bell numerous times -- and has been doing so for the last six years. He's believed to have learned this skill after seeing his owner ring bells at a nearby shrine. The temple monks, meanwhile, say they have no problem with Mash's daily routine. (Mainichi)

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