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Yet still the dog doth grunt and snore…

Clive Maxfield
10/15/2012 02:41 PM EDT

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   10/22/2012 2:36:38 PM
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##"If you really want to do your bit for humanity, please also install a GPS tracker and forehead mounted camera" OK -- I've done that -- it feels a bit uncomfortable -- but what about the dog? :-)

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BeALert   10/22/2012 6:35:14 AM
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Your dog should already have an RFID chip embedded between the shoulder blades - not because you're a responsible pet owner who is keen to have him returned should he wander (although you do seem to have quite a bit invested in him) but because for some reason all really nifty technology needs to be tested on animals before we can install it in our children. (If you really want to do your bit for humanity, please also install a GPS tracker and forehead mounted camera).

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 3:31:18 PM
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Hmmmm-- an FPGA-powered computer vision solution.... NOT a bad idea...

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Bellhop   10/18/2012 3:29:26 PM
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I have the same problem and have thought of this soultion myself. How about color or video ID - no tags to wear?

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Bellhop   10/18/2012 3:26:58 PM
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You know that noise machines are dead when they turn up in great numbers in second hand shops. They are.

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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 3:50:54 PM
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All that needs to be done is for my wife to put the cat food in the garage as God (and I) originally intended :-)

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ReneCardenas   10/16/2012 3:49:24 PM
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Cleaver idea, but how to deal with simultaneous wandering of both pets near the feeding bowls? Do you deny both? Interesting challenge Max, but I think a simpler strategy is to have the cat food at a heigth that a dog could not reach, and the problem is solved. I have this strategy for our labrador food, vs the little rascal ladies (a Pekingese and a maltese) that were beating him to his bowl.

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przemek   10/16/2012 3:12:54 PM
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How about a high-tech cat/dog feeder: you hang a RFID tags on their collar, and the micro opens the right door for each one (water bowl for Henri and cat food for the Management).

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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 1:44:32 PM
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Hi Stefan -- this is easier said than done, I'm afraid. When we bought the house I installed a big dog/cat door from the main house into the laundry room and a smaller cat-only door into the garage. The idea being that the dogs could only get to their food (which the cats disdain) and only the cats could reach their food. But my wife things it's unfair to the cats that they should eat in the garage, so she puts their food in the kitchen (in bowls on the floor)... ...and along comes Henri... Now, you can try debating this with my wife if you wish (but if so you are a braver man that I...)

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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 1:39:19 PM
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LOL

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