It is a sad day for the sweet potato shop’s customers and staff in Sapporo, Japan. The beloved puppy, who had become a fixture at the shop, ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ. For years, the loyal puppy Ken-kun had greeted customers with a wag of his tail and a friendly bark, but now the shop is left to ᴍᴏᴜʀɴ his ᴘᴀssɪɴɢ.
The Dog, Who Was Known Simply As “Ken-Kun”
This is a story about a Shiba Inu dog who, since 2019, has become famous on social networks for the loyalty and help he gives to his owner by taking care of the owner’s place of business.
This Shiba Inu became famous since the opening of the sweet potato stall, Inu No Yakiimoyasan, a booth located in Sapporo, Japan, and guarded directly by the little animal. It’s fantastic because Ken-kun was the only one in charge of the business.
His parents left him alone in front of the sales for long periods, and until his ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, that was not a ᴘʀᴏʙʟᴇᴍ for him.
Ken-Kun’s Working Conditions Are Pretty Cozy.
Inside Ken-kun’s stand is a space heater for when it gets chilly, and right outside is a fan for the warmer summer days.
Ken-kun’s owner comes to check on him from time to time and takes him on walks after his shift ends.
Additionally, Ken-kun appears happy and eager to help whenever customers approach. Many times if he hears voices, he jumps up to put his paws on his stand and is ready to take orders or to receive pats.
The ᴘᴀssɪɴɢ Of Ken-Kun!
Unfortunately, this furry man who faithfully served his owners for years has ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ. The news was announced on June 6 via the owner’s Instagram account. The post read: “Today, June 6, at 12:50 pm, Ken-kun ʟᴇꜰᴛ.
We received much support from all of you, and I’m sure Ken-kun was very happy. I feel calm because he managed to get to his favorite store before he ʟᴇꜰᴛ.
Thank you all so much!” The cause of his ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ has not been confirmed, but Ken-kun has been ɪʟʟ since May 31 and has been ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ at the veterinary clinic.
A Memorial Service For Ken-Kun!
News of Ken-kun’s ᴘᴀssɪɴɢ quickly spread, and customers and fans of the dog have been leaving flowers, cards, and other tributes outside the shop.
Many took to social media to express their condolences and share memories of the beloved pup.
The sweet potato shop has announced they will hold a memorial service for Ken-kun to honor his memory and say a final goodbye.
The shop will also be closed on the day of the service out of respect for their beloved dog.
The ᴘᴀssɪɴɢ of Ken-kun is a reminder of the powerful bond that can exist between humans and animals. Even a sᴛʀᴀʏ dog can touch the hearts of those around him and leave a lasting impression.
The customers and staff of the sweet potato shop will never forget the joy and companionship that Ken-kun brought into their lives, and his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.