A little break from Wednesday on the Web today – I’ll be back with more links next week. But I was dying to share my new toy and thought today was a good day to update you guys since this isn’t exactly breaking beauty news. Note: if you are not a crazy dog (or cat) mom like me, read on for hilarity. If you are a crazy dog mom, you have got to hear about this:
I am admittedly a home body. And my preferred spot is generally on the couch with the pups. But I realize this isn’t possible 24/7 (I like my paycheck and social life!). I still manage to either feel guilty or worry about Izzy and Tink when I am away. And can say I’ve run home just because I have fretted that they are hungry, hot, cold or just plain lonely.
But these days I don’t have to be left in the dark while I am out and about. I’ve had my Piper for a couple weeks and it allows me to creep on my little knuckleheads at any point during the day. When I am at work and need a short break, I pull up the live cam to get tabs on my girls (breaking news: they are usually in their crate asleep).
In addition, I get alerts on my phone if there is severe weather, a loud noise or motion detected. Invariably, Tink goes to the middle of the living room around 4PM to bark and chase her tail for a couple seconds. So for those who think dogs don’t have a sense of time, I beg to differ.
I can also “speak” to the dogs through my Piper. While I try not to tease them with my voice while I am out, I do like to let them know I am in the elevator about to get to the door when I am on my way home. Their perked up ears and ensuing barks are the highlight of my day.
I have the Piper nv which offers an enhanced HD picture (3.4 mega pixels) and night vision. The Piper Classic has no night vision and a 2 mega pixel camera. You can tell from above, I definitely utilize night vision. And I’ll be glad to have it during the winter when it gets dark early in the evenings. So my vote is to upgrade to the nv. My Piper is white, but it also comes in black (pictured above). It was simple to set up – all you need is a WiFi connection and a smart phone.
And I take solace in making sure the temperature is normal in the apartment and no unwelcome visitors have made their way in. Piper has seriously given me peace of mind – remember I am a crazy dog mom. I enjoy my evenings out more knowing that they girls are snoozing away and not about to breakdown in my absence.
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