Where’s Toki?

Don’t worry, she’s just relaxing in the courtyard. . .

But all of this talk about lost dogs and incredible journeys made me start thinking about the many newfangled ways of keeping track of our furry family members.

For instance, a company called Snaptracs makes a product called Tagg the Pet Tracker, which allows you to track your pet’s every move.  According to a recent article about pet tracking tools,

The rechargeable device, which weighs about an ounce and attaches to a pet’s collar, is hooked up to Verizon’s wireless network. The Tagg system can be set up to send text message or e-mail alerts whenever the pet leaves a designated safe zone, such as a backyard. Users can also locate their pets at any time through a computer or smart phone.

It sounds like overkill for most users, but I can see how this would come in handy in a rural setting, or when traveling.  Now if only they could figure out a way to let our dogs actually send us the text messages.  I can just imagine the messages: “hey, when are you coming home? I have to pee!” or “check out this cool thing I found in the garbage . . . ”

Another tool, called Pet Check, records dog walker check-ins and walking routes, so customers can get a real-time snapshot of their dog’s walks.  I can’t decide whether it’s creepy, or cool . . . I guess it’s a great way to provide dog walker customers with peace of mind though.

In Toki’s opinion, it’s not the dogs that need the tracking devices, it’s the people!

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3 Responses to Where’s Toki?

  1. Benny & Lily says:

    You look very comfy un your courtyard
    Benny & Lily

  2. Bassas Blog says:

    I agree with Toki. I never get lost but the people I live with do!

  3. little kim says:

    Perhaps one day we will see the collar device in Pixar’s “UP.” 🙂

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