This week’s #52Snapshots of Life theme is technology. For my photos today I decided to try out a new gadget I bought Sadie. It’s an attachment that hooks onto a dog’s or cat’s collar and shines a little laser point at the ground. Since Sadie acts like a cat half the time, I thought she would enjoy playing with and chasing a little laser beam all over the floor. It’s a cute concept. Since the laser is attached to the collar, the beam moves when your pet does, so your pet can basically entertain themselves by chasing around a beam that they are moving themselves. So I attached the little device to Sadie’s collar and pointed out the light to her. She looked at it for like a minute, then got bored and went to find a ball. Oh well. I’m thinking the laser can still be useful, especially since you can change it to blinking or flashing lights instead of just the one little beam. If I set it to flashing on her collar and send Sadie out to use the bathroom at night, I can keep an eye on her by following the flashing light. So technology doesn’t always work the way you want it to, but it’s always pretty useful in the end.
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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but sometimes I wonder if Sadie is part cat. This is especially evident in the way she plays sometimes. She’s very happy to play with a toy by herself, occasionally even taking the toy into another room if I try and play with her when she doesn’t feel like company. Sadie also loves to pounce on toys and people, and often bats items around with her paws. So when I was in the dollar store recently and saw a cat teaser for sale, I thought it might be something Sadie would enjoy playing with. And she had a blast! She immediately started chasing and bouncing and pawing at it as I moved it around on the floor. Then I started waving it up and down and she went nuts jumping and spinning and snapping at it. Whenever she caught it we played tug of war until I got it back and started all over again. This went on for quite a while and turned out to be really great exercise for Sadie. I’m not sure a toy like this would survive long with a bigger dog, but my little Sadie really enjoyed her new cat toy. Best dollar I’ve spent in a while. Continue reading →