Just to hop in here a sec
- I actually bought (and just a few years ago so I was no kid at the time) one of those remote control electronic dogs. I have to say that, theoretically, it seemed like a kick of a device to have and it really
did have some fun moments. Briefly. You could program it to do all sorts of 'doggy' things: sit up, bark, follow you around, whine, roll over ~ the works. And, of course, there was none of that pesky pooping business to deal with. The problem came when the thing sat idle for too long a time. It would do one of two things, the first (and best) being that its little head would droop and he would snooze, so to speak. Then
came the unexpected trick. If the phone rang or something he would wake up, look directly at the source of the noise (usually in my direction) and his little eyes would turn red and he got this mechanic brand of snarl going. Yuk to that - he looked possessed, not to mention entirely creepy. I usually thought I had that Chucky doll's long lost demented relative in the room on such occasions
. You ought to have seen what the little mongrel acted like when his battery needed charged. Yikes, it was ugly indeed! Batteries removed, Bowser back in the box, scariness shelved. All that fun
for $60, too. Lesson learned, though. Animated toys with flesh and blood qualities are OK for some. Until which time their eyes turn red, they learn to hiss and make you think that maybe, somewhere in the course of a day, you died and went to battery-operated Hell or something
Sorry, just had to share that...