Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2007]
Origins: What could be cuter than a puppy? How about a puppy with a heart-shaped marking on his coat? (Or, more specifically, a puppy with a marking that resembles the way a heart is typically rendered in popular culture.)
Such a critter was born in the northern Japanese city of Odate in
This short video clip provides some glimpses of
In August 2009, Heart-kun's mother gave birth to a litter of four puppies, one of which, like his older brother, also bears a distinctive heart-shaped marking on its coat. Emiko named this little fellow
Last updated: 15 August 2009
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