Animals·Posted on Oct 8, 2018I Spied On My Dog For A Day And Here's What HappenedA look into ~The Secret Life of Butchy~ via Furbo!!!by Syd RobinsonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink My name is Syd and this is my dog, Butch! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @sydrobinsonisfake Butch is a 4-year-old English Bulldog with an affinity for cheese sticks, splooting in sunlit areas, and waking me up by sitting directly on my bladder. TL;DR: He's the love of my life!!! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The only thing that stinks about my relationship with Butchy is that he lives with my family in Connecticut and I live in New York City. 😔 Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed So in an effort to see this lil' stimky face more regularly, I looked into getting us a Furbo Dog Camera. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Basically, Furbo is this robot-looking-camera-thing that lets you video chat your dog whenever you want, check in on them, film them, and even throw them treats! Since I'm into weird spy gadgets and any and all things doggo, I obviously saw it as a necessity!!!!!! When I got our Furbo, I was surprised by how cute it was! It kinda looked like a little piece of modern art, so I knew my v interior design-obsessed father would be okay with having it in the house. Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed That weekend, I went back to my family's house to set it up. It was also pretty easy to install, thank GOD. I just charged the Furbo and then downloaded the Furbo app on my phone! Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed, Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed / Furbo I even got to make Butch his own profile!!! And even though Butch was a little oblivious at first, I'd like to think we were off to a pretty promising start. Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed At first when I checked in from work, there wasn't too much going on at the house...but SUDDENLY, A WILD BUTCHY APPEARED!!!!!!!!!! Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed And I 👏 DISPENSED 👏 THOSE 👏 TREATS 👏 HENNY. 👏 Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed Using Furbo's microphone feature, I was even able to talk to Butch and try to lure him to the treats! He isn't the brightest bulb though, so I think he was confused more than he was enticed TBH. My sisters became deeply fascinated by the Furbo though — it was kinda like watching neanderthals discover fire. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed My favorite pastime quickly became dispensing treats directly *at* them. Howevs, my favorite Furbo feature was DEFINITELY the night vision mode!!! It let me say goodnight to my boye just like I normally would, PLUS it felt eerily familiar... Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed The Doggie Diary also needs to be mentioned!!! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Syd Robinson / BuzzFeed The Doggie Diary — a part of the Furbo Dog Nanny feature — is basically a video of your dog's day warped into 60 seconds and set to cute music. So yeah, it's pretty h*ckin' ADORABLE!!!!!!!!Furbo now also offers 24-hour "Cloud surveillance" which means your pupper will always be under a watchful eye! Furbo will notify you when a person comes into your home, your dog is barking, and it can even take a selfie of your pup if they get close to the Furbo! So, my final thoughts? View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @sydrobinsonisfake Sooooooo...I LOVE Furbo!!! It was just fun to be able to spy on Butch and my family — it made me feel equally stalker-ish and more connected to home at the same time.While Butch wasn't always on the same page as the Furbo (i.e. running away from treats being dispensed and then smelling them and still not eating them) I take that as more of a ~Butch issue~ than a ~Furbo issue~. Most of the time, Butchy just can't be bothered to leave his beloved pillow (pictured above.)The Doggie Diary also made me so happy!!! I loved being able to watch Butch eat treats, play with his stuffed animals, and follow my mom around all day while I got ready for bed. 💖 Now if only Furbo dispensed cheese sticks!!!!!!!!!!!! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @sydrobinsonisfake To learn more about Furbo, click here!Get your own from Furbo – they're currently only $108.99 when you enter promo code HOLIDAY25 at checkout (originally $249).Furbo is also available on Amazon for $133.99.