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"Hi-Tech Pets"

Do you love pets? Do you want to see the latest & greatest pet products, innovations, and wacky pet novelty items? Bruce Pechman, The Muscleman of Technology® demonstrated several amazing technology related pet products to make you or your pet all warm and fuzzy inside! Whether you’re a dog, cat, or bird lover, he had something for everybody…and it will put a smile on your face too.

  1. Folkmanis Animal Puppets
    www.folkmanis.com   Prices vary depending on puppet


    Jack Rabbit, 21” tall – Model 249
    Bichon Frisse, 14” long – Model 2509
    Siamese Cat, 15” long – Model 2546

    Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Folkmanis, Inc. has grown to become the premier manufacturer of plush puppets worldwide. Folkmanis offers over 200 of the most heartwarming and realistically designed creatures—both exotic and familiar—on the market today. And, after more than 30 years, Folkmanis, Inc. is still a family business. Folkmanis Puppets are consistently awarded excellent marks by such independent toy evaluators as Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, and win the country’s top toy awards.

  1. Global Pet Finder
    www.globalpetfinder.com      $289.99 (Fall Sale, regularly $349.99)

    Introducing the Global Pet Finder—never lose track of your pet again! GPS for your pet is here and will monitor your dog’s location 24/7 via cell phone or wireless device of your choice (i.e. blackberry, PDA, etc.)! You can also log into the Global Pet Finder secure web site for instant updates on your dog’s whereabouts. Build a virtual fence of ANY size which your pet can freely roam simply by logging into the command center and following the instructions for ‘create a fence’. The command center will prompt you to enter a name, address and size for your fence. That’s it! Your fence is automatically downloaded to the memory of your GlobalPetFinder.

  1. QuickFinder Safety Nail Clipper
    www.miraclecorp.com    MSRP $19.95 to $29.95

    The QuickFinder is a new and revolutionary tool which uses medical technology to detect your pet’s quick before you clip—never again worry about cutting into your dog, cat, bird, or small animals’ quick again! Patented “QuickSensor” technology guarantees you know where the quick is by watching the indicator light turn green. Safe, easy, and fast to use. The QuickFinder is made from the finest quality stainless steel which will give long-lasting sharp cutting edge. Start cutting your animals’ nails with confidence—effortlessly and precisely! Includes batteries and in-depth instructions.

  1. Radio Controlled Tarantulas
    www.advancedpetproducts.com    MSRP $17.99

    Kind of creepy but very fun! Featuring realistic leg movements—each leg moves separately. Don’t worry because you’re in total command using the wireless remote control. Scare the whole neighborhood; you can move the Tarantula forward and do quick spinning motions. Did you know Tarantulas are large hairy spiders with 8 legs and 8 eyes? Use radio control to send this giant arachnid where it's sure to spook someone! Available in Blue-Black or Gray-Orange and Requires 2 AAA batteries and 3 AA batteries, not included.

  1. Breezy Singers
    www.advancedpetproducts.com    Song Birds Each $13.99 or Whole Set (11 Birds) $137

    Imagine having realistic life-like birds in your own home! These animated robotic wild birds sing and move their heads, beaks and tails just like the real species they mimic. Tiny motion activated photo sensors hidden in their breasts react to a change in light or motion causing the birds to break into their natural song and get lively. Their bird calls are so accurate they were authorized and recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Breezy Singers are available in six different songbird species: Blue Jay, Yellow Warbler, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinal and the American Goldfinch. Batteries included. Excellent gift for any bird lover—imagine putting one in a decorative bird cage!

  1. Audubon Singing Bird Clock - 13" Green
    www.mfagifts.com   MSRP $20.00

    12 Beautiful North American song birds are featured on this 13" clock. Each hour is announced by the clear song of that particular bird—a different song every hour. Built in light sensor turns sounds off when the room is dark. Available in matte green or solid oak frame with included booklet on details of each bird!

  1. Roboreptile By Wow Wee
    www.roboreptileonline.com   MSRP $120.00

    Roboreptile, the ultimate cold-blooded predator, comes to life through a combination of dynamic robotic animations and advanced interactive technologies. With his low menacing stride and striking animations, Roboreptile is an impressive mix of powerful agility, multi-sensory awareness and a fiery personality. Roboreptile comes alive with advanced artificial intelligence, extraordinary features and complex functions sure to engage minds everywhere. This 2 1/4 foot long reptilian includes the following features:

    o Multi-layered 28 function remote including demo function and volume control
    o Four-legged walking and high speed running; bipedal “attack” mode
    o Infra-red vision sensors for obstacle avoidance and detection of movements
    o Touch sensor for responding to human interaction

  1. ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box
    www.scoopfree.com   MSRP $139.95

    ScoopFree is a revolutionary automatic litter box that uses disposable no-mess litter cartridges, pre-loaded with “Fresh Step” brand crystals. You simply replace the cartridge about once a month for each cat…that's it! Cats will love ScoopFree because it keeps their litter box clean and fresh. Cat owners love ScoopFree because there is nothing messy to see or touch. Fresh Step Crystal litter offers unbeatable odor control and the Scoop Free automatic litter box provides superior convenience.

  1. Purrfect Mood Detector for Cats
    www.advancedpetproducts.com   MSRP $14.95

    The “Purrfect Mood Detector” shows you when your cat is happy — even when you’re out of earshot or can’t hear your cat! Alerts you to all your cat’s purrs, even if they are inaudible. The Purrfect Mood Detector was developed with advanced science, but is simple to use. Tiny microphone picks up your cat’s purr and illuminates its collar-mounted LED light, letting you know your feline companion is in a good mood.

  1. ValuSoft Pet Software and Games
    www.valusoft.com   MSRP $19.99 each

    Become the owner of your very own Paws & Claws Pet Clinic! It's your job to nurture and love all of the animals to bring them back to health. Grow your vet clinic into a thriving business and become every animal's best friend!

    Bring home your new best friend today! Spend many happy hours pampering, grooming and playing fetch with your new canine pal. Play with your dog, take him for walks and run through the park to perfect his agility and obedience. He needs your love and patience to grow into a trained pedigree dog that can compete in national competitions. Do you and your dog have what it takes to be named “Best in Show”?

Online Pet Community

If you really love pets, go to www.petsmo.com, an online community. PetsMo.com is complete with pet listings, pet reviews, pet photos, pet articles, rate my pet, pet breed directory, pet cartoons and much more!

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