We're not sure about this whole pet anxiety thing (our cats seem to do just fine without us, thanks), but apparently dogs
are a different beast. With that in mind, an Arizona inventor has just announced the "Chatterbowl," a regular dog dish bowl (not at all like this one
) that will let you record a message to comfort your dog (up to 10 seconds) every time he or she comes to grab a snack or get some water. The $20 bowl has been advertised on cable TV in Dallas and Houston for a few days now,
but it will reportedly hit other markets across the US in the coming weeks. We're sure that once the MAKE
folks get a hold of the Chatterbowl's electronics, they'll come up with something even more ridiculous.