I Got One Of Those Interactive Cameras To Watch My Dog At Home All Day, And Here's What That Was Like
Spoiler alert: no ghosts were spotted — just one confused dog.
Two years ago, I adopted a pitbull mix and named him Vincent. He has been my best friend ever since.
Because of a few work commitments, Vincent lived in my parents' house for a while at first, but when I moved to a new place with my girlfriend, I brought him with me.
As you can see, Vincent loves spending most of his time right next to me, which made me scared to leave him alone. I worried that he would get separation anxiety, chew up the couch, or bark all day and annoy my neighbors.
Then, one day, a Furbo dog camera arrived at our office, and I was allowed to take it home. It was if universe knew exactly what I had been worrying about — and offered what seemed like the perfect solution:
I took it home, set it up, and went to work the next day — and was able to see what my dog was doing while I was gone!
I learned a lot — like the fact that Vincent is a bit of a nosy neighbor!
And that hearing a voice coming out of a random appliance was pretty confusing for a dog.
That weekend, I decided to put the dog camera to another test by going out partying for the first time since we moved. It all seemed to go swimmingly, until I got this notification at 2 a.m.
I opened the dog camera app on my phone, and realized that even though I couldn't see Vincent, I could hear him barking.
So, it turned out that my dog camera really did come in handy — especially when it came to saving poor Vincent from being stuck in the closet!
In conclusion, the Furbo dog camera is pretty dang useful...
At $239, it's not cheap, but the interactivity, treat dispenser function, and app are especially great for owners who want to be able to interact with their dogs all day.