Ok, where's my club

Apparently, the japanese government has spent $12 million (I assume
$USD, since 12m yen is what, $3.50?) on these cuddly little gizmos to
provide comfort to the elderly. Apparently it blinks, wriggles and
sheds.

Presumably it doesn't use your living room as a toilet like our
baby-seal-like dogs do. Where do I sign up?