I want to tell you all my funny story about the PetCam, which is just this incredibly fun gadget from Uncle Milton!
First, though, to correct an error I made: I have one SmartShopper to give away and somehow, inexcusably, forgot to include the giveaway info in the review! I've amended it now, but I want to make sure all my readers, who might have already glanced at the review, know about the giveaway. Just leave a comment on the SmartShopper review and you are entered!
Okay, so here is my funny story! One of my cats, Colby, is a regular Houdini. He escapes from our screened porch all the time. We have a hole in the screen the Engineer hasn't gotten around to fixing, and we have covered it up and just done everything we can think of, and still Colby escapes. So I got him a collar, with his name and our number on it, so at least if he is found the neighbors will know he is one of our kitties and not a stray.
But then I received the most amazing pet product ever--really, if you own pets, you will love this, and if you know anyone with pets, it's a great gift idea. Plus, your kids will just love this! It's called the Petcam, and you can pick it up at your local Target.
The Petcam snaps right on to your pet's collar. You have to charge it first, which you do simply by pugging it into your PC or laptop for a couple hours. Then, when you put it on your pet, you just turn it on and the Petcam does all the work.
What does it do?
It takes pictures from your pet's point of view!
Isn't that cool? The Petcam takes the pictures at regular intervals, and you can see what the world looks like through your pet's eyes.
So, anyway, naturally I put mine on Colby's collar. My other two kitties really don't try to escape.
By the way, the PetCam works best for pets of at least the size of a normal house cat. My cat, who I have seen push a whole backpack off of the couch just so that he can sit there, acted like he was weighed down by the PetCam around his neck, but he got around just fine, as you'll see in a moment.
So, Colby was on the screened porch, and when he came back in the house with the PetCam on just a few minutes later, I didn't even know he escaped.
But the PetCam pictures told a different story! All I did was plug it into my computer through the USB port to download all the pics it took, and the results were amazing!
Colby went all around our back yard, around the side of the house, even in the neighbor's yard, in just those fifteen minutes! And now I know all his secret hiding places. Ha! Take that, Houdini cat!
You can see all the photos from the PetCam, and read Colby's side of the story, here, over on The Cheezits' blog. It's pretty funny, you'll want to take a look!
And here is the amazing part--Colby is so famous now that the wonderful PetCam folks are giving us FIVE PetCams to give away. This is an amazing deal--each one retails for 49.99--so you'll definitely want in on this giveaway!
To enter, just read Colby's story, and comment below with the name of either of the other two cats featured on The Cheezits blog!
You can gain additional entries by:
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I know our winners will enjoy spying on their pets. And once your kids see those pictures, they will love imagining they are the family dog or cat! ; )