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A bloke who dresses and lives like a dog says he fears pals will 'think he's weird' if he reveals his favourite pastime.
Since launching a YouTube channel, Toco from Japan, has never appeared on camera without wearing his bespoke £12,500 rough collie costume.
His series of videos released throughout the year show his bizarre escapades that include playing around with a ball and trying to jump onto his sofa, all while dressed as a dog.
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In an introductory video he explains: "I became a rough collie because I wanted to be an animal. From now on I'm thinking of uploading videos at my own pace."
In another video, titled "I became a rough collie and relaxed on the sofa", Toco first appears in his lifelike dog costume, slowly plodding towards the small piece of furniture.
The strange clip has been viewed over 7,600 times, with people in the comments section hailing it as "cute".
Speaking about the opinions of his peers, Toco has now told the Mirror: "I rarely tell my friends because I am afraid they will think I am weird. My friends and family seemed very surprised to learn I became an animal."
Toco says he most enjoys "doing things that only dogs do" because it makes him feel like a proper pet.
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He finds activities that involve his hands the most difficult as his paws often get in the way.
"Since childhood, I have had this unspecific fantasy of becoming an animal. I wonder whether it was a desire for transformation," Toco explained.
Clips on Toco's social media show him rolling over for belly rubs, pretending to sit and lift his paws and walking on a lead just like a dog.
After his first clip unveiling the hairy outfit was met by harsh criticism from viewers describing Toco as weird, he has since built a touching fanbase of subscribers.
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Commenting on an upload, one person wrote: "I love the way you wave your paw to us… and watching you trying to get on the couch was super cute.
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"Moving inside that dog costume looks very difficult and to be honest very uncomfortable."
Another said: "Watching him struggle to climb onto the sofa was so cute yet so sad."
While a third wrote: "Looks like you're going to need a bigger couch, haha! So cute."
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