All I could do was laugh and rationalize that now that I have it, I might as well try it out.
I put the Furbo on the kitchen counter and faced it toward the great room. I downloaded the cellphone app and loaded up the well of the base with dog treats.
I went outside and clicked on my cellphone’s Furbo app. I turned on the camera and within seconds I saw my great room. My husband, Ed, was stationed in the room with Teddy by his side.
With the speaker on, I said, “Teddy, treats!”
Teddy looked around the room. He looked at Ed.
I tapped the treat dispense button on the app and two treats catapulted out of the Furbo.
Teddy’s head jerked at the sound of the Furbo releasing the treats. He quickly saw the treats on the floor about a foot from him but didn’t more toward them.
I again said, “Teddy, treats!”
Teddy didn’t budge. It wasn’t until Ed said, “OK,” that Teddy moved and gobbled up the treats.
We tried the Furbo numerous times throughout the week. Ed, our daughter, Jordan, and I tried to call him into the great room and get the treats the Furbo was dispensing. Teddy wouldn’t come. Period.
Teddy is a smart dog and picks up on commands easily. It was as if the pooch didn’t recognize or trust the voice he was hearing.
We left the Furbo on the counter and, frankly, forgot about it until a few weeks later. Ed, Teddy and I were visiting Lake Michigan. Jordan was planning on joining us at the end of the week. She asked if she could use the Furbo to monitor her cat, Wednesday, while we were gone.
I said sure and asked if she wanted me to try and call Wednesday and dispense some treats. Jordan thought it was a great idea and quickly set up the Furbo and filled it’s well with cat treats.
From the phone’s speaker I called, “Wednesday, treats.” I wasn’t expecting much reaction from the 1-year old black cat and neither was Jordan. After all, the Furbo was created for dogs.
Wednesday flew off her cat perch and ran to the Furbo’s location and gobbled up the treats.
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