Ponpokoriichitchoriina III

Pochi
A young orphaned talking tanuki or in English a raccoon dog. Utsuho deduces that he is able to talk because foxes and tanuki are more like spirits then animals. Pochi is trusting nave and very cute which is a strange traveling companion to one who never trusts easily or tells the truth. He loves to paint has a large appetite and an overactive imagination. He is very sentimental even with people hes only known for a short time. When first seen in book 1 Pochi is found caught in a trap and is released and healed by Utsuho. He tried to save his mother from a greedy trapper on many occasions though the man kept lying to him and trapping him. Utsuho said as he saved Pochi the second time in book 1 a revised quote of the trapper Someone who gets tricked is a fool someone who trusts is an even bigger fool but if you get tricked and tricked again and still trust thats cool. He is offered a chance to travel with Utsuho after they bury his mother and he accepts saying Some lies may not be sad. Source: Wikipedia