Puppy Tweets

It’s been so long since I worked on this one that I almost forgot about it. Mattel has a new toy out for the holiday season called Puppy Tweets. It’s a tag that you attach to your dog’s collar, and it communicates with your computer via a USB dongle. Through that it contacts Twitter and sends out tweets related to your dog’s level of activity.

This is, of course, not an attempt to replicated the communications collar that Dug the dog used in the Pixar movie Up. It’s a toy, and most of the messages are goofy fun. I wrote a large chunk of them for Mattel, so if your dogs start tweeting at you soon, they may be using words I put into their mouths. (I’m brave that way. As in: doing so virtually and from a long way away.)