I have a friend who gives her dog medication because he gets nervous and anxious when left alone for several hours. Doggie downers?! I had to roll my eyes at this, but apparently there’s a market out there for freaked-out pets. Take the Chatterbowl. Record a message of up to 10 seconds into a battery-powered device, which fits under the bowl. When your pet comes to eat or drink, your soothing message will play, thereby warming the cockles of your lonely pet’s heart. Personally this would piss me off if I were a dog, but then again, maybe that’s why I’m a cat person.
Speaking of cats, there’s a way to drive them crazy too — in a good way. Fling-ama-String, which hangs over a doorknob, is a battery-operated device that, well, flings a string around. Watch the video and go here to find more ways to spoil your pet whether you leave home or not.