Japanese movie star Maiko Kawakami said on a talk show that she was distraught that her new poodle didn't bark and refused to eat dog food. Why? Oh, because it's actually a lamb. Reportedly, hundreds of Japanese women bought lambs, believing that they were purchasing a trendy breed of poodle.
Although I've seen this story on several news sites, I am somewhat skeptical, and in this report, Japanese police deny any knowledge of the lamb scam.
But if it were true, I bet those women are feeling a bit, well, sheepish. Ba-dum-bum.