This is a news story from China. I don’t usually pay much attention to news stories from China because, well…they’re news stories from China and not always...shall we say, reliable.
Not to mention that The Poodle (and dog) blog is banned in China.
But I can just imagine this happening:
A woman in Dalian, Liaoning province, became addicted to playing mahjong after she retired in October and found that whenever she started playing, her Poodle would suddenly faint. Her friends finally discovered that the dog was only pretending to faint on cue whenever she started playing to protest the lack of attention.
She did decide to play mahjong less often and to walk the Poodle more.
Poodles can be very resourceful when they aren’t getting what they consider to be their full measure of attention.