Toy lets dogs post to Twitter

March 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- A toy company is marketing a product in Britain that allows canine owners to receive communications from their dogs via social networking site Twitter.

Puppy Tweets, which was created by California-based Mattel, retails for about $30 and attaches to a dog's collar, uses a WiFi signal to choose from 500 pre-loaded messages that are then sent to a Twitter account, The Sun reported Wednesday.

The messages, which are activated when the dog barks or moves, can be programmed to trigger when the dog performs actions at certain times of day.

"I bark because I miss you. There I said it. Now hurry home," one of the pre-loaded messages reads.

"Can we get some sparkling water for the toilet bowl?" another says.

Canine movement can also trigger the message: "I finally caught that tail I've been chasing and ... OOUUUCHHH!"

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