So you just canâ€™t stop thinking about your dog, Gator. Itâ€™s 10:30, youâ€™re having a cup of coffee at the officeâ€¦.and youâ€™re wondering â€śis Gator sleeping on the couch? or maybe heâ€™s snacking in the kitchen?; or is he staring out the window, watching for the mailman?â€ť. If only you had some way of knowingâ€¦â€¦sigh.
To the rescue, comes â€śPuppyTweetsâ€ť, a product you can pre-order on amazon.com TODAYÂ (hurry, whatâ€™s stopping you??!!). I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a novelty aimed at people looking for the next greatest way to waste time at work, or if there are people who truly need to â€śhearâ€ť from their pets while theyâ€™re away (oh, maybe theyâ€™re the same people).
Hereâ€™s how it works — you connect a USB receiver to your computer, download the PuppyTweets software, create a Twitter page for Gator, and then place the PuppyTweet tag on his collar. Every time Gator barks or stretches a signal is sent to your computer, and one of the 500 pre-loaded phrases is automatically posted on his Twitter page. Yup, Gatorâ€™s Twitter page. So if Gator likes to stare out the window and bark at squirrels, or he likes to pace around the house from 2-5, you could be getting tweets every few minutesâ€¦.yippee.Â
As maker Mattel describes it , â€śa Tweet from your pooch is a virtual smooch!â€ť â€“ but I think even Gator would tell you â€śsmooch this and get a lifeâ€ť.