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Dog Phone

So your dog can call you at work.
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The dog phone is a speaker phone with a single large speed-dial button that you program with your work number. Train your dog to push the button and bark. He’ll quickly learn that he can call you at work when he gets lonely. You’ll enjoy taking a break from your busy day to chat with the old Canis familiaris.
AO, Apr 29 2003

Police Cat saves Girl http://www.channel3...1328041/detail.html
OK, it appears the cat worked freelance but ... [Aristotle, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Give a dog a cell phone http://www.cnn.com/.../03/spark.dogphone/
News article [omegatron, Sep 13 2005]

Pets Mobility http://www.petsmobility.com/
Might as well link to the company that makes them... [omegatron, Sep 13 2005]


"What is it, girl?"
"Bark! Bark.... Bark!"
"Oh my god! Timmy's fallen into the well!"
Cedar Park, Apr 29 2003

       Dogs are. I've never seen a seeing-eye cat or a police cat or...
thumbwax, Apr 29 2003

       The difference is dogs love their owners. Cats tolerate theirs.
Cedar Park, Apr 29 2003

       Sorry, thumbwax, but you've kind of proved Mr Klaatu's point. Dogs get jobs. And mostly rubbish ones at that. That's not intelligent behaviour. Cats manage to shirk all responsibility and yet still get fed and cared for - basically, they lead a life of leisure at our expense. They are, without doubt, the cleverest parasites on the face of the earth. And possibly the cutest, too.
lostdog, Apr 29 2003

       I thought of making this a cat phone, but I could imagine people saying things to their cat along the lines of: “You never call me. How come you never call? Will you call me? Please?”   

       Cats already have enough media through which to ignore us.
AO, Apr 30 2003

       The difference is that cats don't have owners.
angel, Apr 30 2003

       what makes people vote for ideas like these? not boredom I hope, Enjoyment I suppose.......aimless good humor?? Warmth......respect..........even ,,, the " L " word   

       oops my whimsey metre's playing up agin: I just ran out unexpectedly..........
peter2, Apr 30 2003

       What if the dog phones in at a meeting and finds your voicemail instead? would it understand, or would it just stare blankly?
LoneRifle, Apr 30 2003

       I'm sure after a while s/he's get it. Then you'd get messages that say "woof woof", then end of message and know that your dog would like you to call him/er back.
Worldgineer, Apr 30 2003

       this would just worry dogs, I know. its sheep that should be worried, not dogs.   

       sp. psychologist.   

       my worry is when my psychologist and [jutta] disagree. <heads back under the duvet>
po, Apr 30 2003

       twit = troll
po, Apr 30 2003

       //Dogs get jobs. And mostly rubbish ones at that.//
You kiddin' me? Being a Troll-Attacker is a dream job. Besides, everybody knows dogs are the next stage after being human. For comparision, cats are lower forms of life, just above pigeons, who are above amoeba - barely.
thumbwax, May 05 2003

       //pigeons, who are above amoeba - barely.//   

       Not true - Pigeons don't reproduce via cellular fission (or whatever the correct term may be)
LoneRifle, May 14 2003

       If all the dogs in the neighborhood had cell phones to talk to each other, would they no longer need to bark?   

       Reminds me of the Tines getting radio in A Fire Upon the Deep.
omegatron, Sep 13 2005

       She follows me around enough as it is....>:-(
Blisterbob, Sep 13 2005

       This is nice. I am still working on configuring my videoconference unit so that I can call home from work and appear on the big telly in the sitting room shouting "SAMMO! GERROF THE SOFA!!!". This would make a nice stopgap until I can sort out that fixed IP address.   

       [omegatron] - That is priceless.
wagster, Sep 13 2005


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