Tweeting Dog Collar Posts Your Dog’s Movements to Twitter

Photo courtesy of http://critterhomecare.com

Ever wanted to dreamt of seeing your beloved puppy update his status on twitter? Well its soon to become a reality, with Mattel set  to launch a toy that gives your dog the ability to send Twitter updates about what he or she is doing.

Dubbed, the ‘Puppy Tweet’, it is a collar that detects when your dog moves or make a sound, and then randomly selects one of 500 pre-written tweets to post to Twitter.

Your dog has to be within a reasonable distance of the room with your computer in it, though; the tweets are sent wirelessly from the collar to a USB receiver that has to be plugged into a supported Internet-connected device.

Naturally, the tweets don’t necessarily represent what the dog is thinking at the time, its more of a fun exercise for pet lovers to have a connection with their dog when they aren’t necessarily together. Plus, its very, very cute.

Thanks to Avril Henry for sharing Benny with us!

Some examples of what your dog’s status update might be are “I finally caught that tail I’ve been chasing, and . . . OOUUUCHH!” and “I bark because I miss you. There, I said it. Now hurry home.”

Mattel Brands President Neil Freidman said that tweeting with your pooch isn’t that different from tweeting with a person, “Eventually (the Puppy Tweet) will certainly repeat itself, but people repeat themselves, too.” True enough.

Like the idea of showing off your pooch on-line? Why not create your own website with Living Years Pets; an easy to create, affordable and highly engaging website to celebrate your pets. It will allow family, friends and colleagues, from around the world, to communicate and frequently relive precious memories forever through messages, photos, video and more. You can even set reminders for important pet vet dates or upload certificates and awards. Now your pet really can be online!

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