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To alleviate the guilt you might have for leaving your little pooch or kitty at home to fend for themselves, there's this unusual phone-shaped device made specifically to play back a 10-second message at set intervals until you get home. "We love you!" you could say, or "Get off the couch!" you could warn. Perhaps even sneak in a "You had better appreciate my voice chiming in every few minutes because this thing cost me $25!" admonishment. Who knows if your pet would really understand these messages; maybe it'll even go nuts trying to figure out where the voice is coming from. But hey, if the customer reviews on the site are any indication, this thing might work for some pets and may drive others to insanity, leading to a Cujo-like situation where you an your children are trapped in a hatchback while little Hunky slobbers and howls outside.

Site [Voicepals via PopGadget]