Are you wondering what to get the family dog this Christmas? Wonder no more! If your dog isn’t on twitter yet, this Christmas may be the perfect time to get involved in the social media craze and publicize your dog’s activities to everyone! Your dog will be the coolest pet on the block, and maybe the only one on Twitter.
Mattel, Inc. one of the largest and well known toy makers has created a “tag” that attaches to your dog’s collar that lets you interact with your dog during the day while you’re at work, on vacation, or anywhere you have access to a computer! It is called “Puppy Tweets.” Mattel, Inc. introduced the new Puppy Tweets product this year in Feb. at the American International Toy Fair in New York. It will be available for purchase this Christmas.
How does Puppy Tweets work?
You buy the product Puppy Tweets which includes a USB receiver and a puppy tag. You can buy the puppy tag in (blue) or (pink) to match your dog’s sex. You also get software to load on your computer. Then you attach the tag to your dog’s collar and a recorder embedded in the tag records your pet’s barks and motions and chooses one of 500 pre-determined tweets which activate the owner’s USB receiver on their laptop, which in turn updates the doggy tweets straight to their own twitter account.
What are some of the Puppy Tweets phrases you may receive from Fido?
Imagine what Fido would say to you if he knew you were checking up on him? He may say, “I love you Mommy, hurry home!” or “I love you, do you love me?” or “I’m taking a leak, do you see me?” Okay, I made these up, but you get the idea. These are examples of what Fido could say, but there are 500 canned options. So, as Mattel warns, owners may “catch on” after awhile that Fido’s tweets don’t actually match up to what their do is actually doing. But remember, it is a toy, and it’s just for fun.
Where to purchase Puppy Tweets?
Puppy Tweets is supposed to hit stores this fall, in time for the Christmas 2010 shopping season. They will be sold for approx. $29.99. They should be available in pet store chains such as Pet Smart. Wal-Mart will probably carry the product also. Just watch for it and you’ll be sure to find it.
How will Puppy Tweets benefit your dog?
Well, let me see! Your pet will get a big head, because his “human” wants to know what he’s doing every minute of the day. Or, your pet will love his new charm for his collar? Or he or she will feel really loved because you gave him or her such a thoughtful Christmas present! Either way, hey your pet will have something that most other dogs don’t have.
How will Puppy Tweets benefit you as the owner?
You can brag at work that your dog is on “Twitter.” You are the ultimate dog lover, and you have separation anxiety every day while you’re away from them. With Puppy Tweets, you can be connected to your doggy all day.
Dog lovers will love this new toy, and for the dog that already has everything this is the perfect gift!
What do you think? Will you buy Puppy Tweets for your dog this Christmas? Hey, what about the cats?
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