Did you know that some dog owners LOVE to talk on the phone…with their DOGS? If this sounds like you, don’t worry, you are not alone. An American Animal Hospital Association poll reported that 33% of dog owners talk to their dogs on the phone and leave messages for them on the answering machine. What about Fido? Does he have his own cell phone?
Launched back by PetsMobility a few years ago, the Pet’sCell promised to be the “first voice enabled waterproof GPS cell phone optimized for animals.” While it may not be practical for your daily check-in calls from the office, the real value of the phone is that of a tracking device. In other words, you will be able to know exactly where Fido is in case he gets lost. Check out more details here on Wired.
During the course of my life, and for different reasons (schooling, internships, jobs), I have lived in three different states (New York, Maine, and California) besides my home state of Ohio. Some of those times required for me to leave my faithful companion behind with my parents. Whenever I called home for my weekly check-in call, and after the phone was passed around the room, and I talked to whoever was present that day, my last conversation was always with my black Lab Shadow. Mom always would put the receiver to her ear so she could hear my voice. Years later, I would repeat this ritual with my yellow Lab Ginger, and whenever I was away, I would have to call her just to say hello.
However, I’m curious, do you call and talk to your dog on the phone?
Until the next time…pick up the phone and call someone you haven’t talked to in a while and say hi.
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