Caterpillar CAT B15 Rugged Smartphone Will Go Places You Can’t

How many times have you dropped your smartphone? I’ve dropped mine plenty of times, especially when I’m tired. Thankfully, I use a case that helps alleviate any damage that my phone might incur. That being said, check out this über-rugged Android smartphone from Caterpillar – designed to be durable right out o the box.

caterpillar cat b15 android phone sand

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iPhone/iPad Cat Petting App: Perfect for Lonely Japanese People

Most places in Japan won’t let you have any animals. I guess this is why this iPhone/iPad cat app makes sense. Honestly, if I wanted another cat, I’d just go out and catch one of those stray kittens, even if my place doesn’t allow any animals (it doesn’t, and we’ve got a cat and a dog anyway).

iphone ipad ipod app cat japan

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Yoda At 17 Months

Yoda sitting on my lap

Yoda cat has calmed down quite a bit since this summer. She’s a happy domesticated kitty-cat and enjoys spending a lot of time with her “brother” Spike. She likes knowing where he is at all times and doesn’t like to be separated from him, which is strange, since Spike is a 5-year old French bulldog.

We’ve had her for 17 months. I rescued her in July ’08 as a kitten. She was between 7-10 days old at that time. I had to bottle feed her milk four times a day for a while until she was ready to eat solid food.

At the time, I knew that my next pet would be named Yoda. I didn’t expect it to be a Mr. Micro Cat, which was my nickname for her when I rescued her. I was actually thinking that our next pet would be another Frenchie. The name Yoda implies big ears, and Frenchies do have them.

And yes, her fur is as fluffy as you’d believe it is.

Nikon D200 17/11/2009
Aperture f/5.0
Shutter 1/5
ISO 1600
Focal length 65 mm
Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens

Close-up of Yoda's face

Nikon D200 17/11/2009
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter 1/3
ISO 1600
Focal length 150 mm
Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens
Photos weren’t post-processed nor pre-processed.

The Internet Enabled Automated Cat Feeder

120109_rg_Cat_Feeder_01.jpgThere is no way that you could leave your dog alone for a few days. However, if you have cats, it’s always tempting to try and find a way to leave them alone at home without getting a cat sitter or sending them off to a kennel.

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