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:
Thanks to this dog camera, I could watch Vincent all day!
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!
Here he is, choosing the sofa over his own bed.
I learned a lot — like the fact that Vincent is a bit of a nosy neighbor!
He spent most of his day looking out the window.
And that hearing a voice coming out of a random appliance was pretty confusing for a dog.
Here he is, coming up to the camera in confusion.
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.
Of course, I immediately became terrified that Vincent had encountered a burglar, a ghost, or worse!
I opened the dog camera app on my phone, and realized that even though I couldn’t see Vincent, I could hear him barking.
And after trying to talk to him through the app, I realized he must have gotten stuck or locked in a room. So I jumped into a taxi, went home, and rescued him!
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!
And it has pretty great night vision, too.
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.
But there’s one function that I’d like to request for future models: the ability to tell me when Vincent climbs up on the furniture!
And ideally, the ability to tell him to get off!
This post was translated from Spanish.