And other otaku have a theory about where he learned it.

As human beings, we have a natural tendency to create euphemisms to avoid creating an awkward or embarrassing atmosphere. Thus, a restaurant may choose to list “sweetbread” on its menu instead of “organs,” or one may speak of “breaking wind” instead of the more direct “farting.”

Likewise, the majority of anime character “huggy pillows” aren’t really designed or purchased with “hugging” in mind, unless it’s the very special kind of hug two grown-ups sometimes give each other. But really, everyone knows what “huggy” pillows and the like are for…even this dog.

Japanese Twitter user @poyosuki shared the video of the frisky pooch getting it on with a zaisu (legless Japanese chair) covered with a cloth depicting characters from anime/video game franchise The Idolmaster. The lusty animal seems specifically smitten with Miku Maekawa, which is ironic since her shtick is that she often acts like a cat, wearing kitty ears and punctuating her sentences with nya, the Japanese version of “meow.”

Reactions on Twitter have been a mix of instant shock and immediate comprehension, and even a bit of respectful admiration.

“No…way…”
“Yup, I get where this dog is coming from.”
“Oh, so you like Miku too, huh boy?”
“On the inside, he’s just like us human otaku.”
“Such technique in how he uses his hips…I’d better take notes!”

Of course, dogs are infamously flexible regarding what they’re willing to mount in the absence of a female of their species. Still, some commenters think this isn’t a variation on a dog humping a human’s leg, but actually a case of learned behavior, and they’ve got an idea who gave the original demonstration.

“Imitating his owner, I’ll bet.”
“Another example of pets and owners resembling one another.”
“Maybe he’s waiting for his owner to join in…”

Regardless of how the dog got started, he seems determined to finish, so hopefully his owner washes the cloth when he’s done, and doesn’t have guests sit in that chair.

Source: Twitter/@poyosuki via Otakomu
Featured image: Twitter/@poyosuki

Follow Casey on Twitter, where he’s honestly a little surprised he’s never used the phrase “lusty animal” in an article before this.