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“What is this black magic?”
iSqueek, the first app we tested, was an instant hit with Eko. The toy on the screen squeaks when touched and the sound immediately caught Eko’s attention.
At first Eko was convinced that the Wizard of Oz must have been behind the curtain. He diligently searched all around my iPad for where the real squeak toy must be
Eko caught on to the game and was quite happy with himself when he realized his push against the screen was rewarded with a squeak
2. PetSnap ($1.99)
As you can see, PetSnap certainly grabbed Eko’s attention
Pets are cute, but as we all know, capturing that cuteness on camera is not always easy. Our four legged friends aren’t as interested in the photos as we are, so they aren’t always inclined to pay attention. PetSnap addresses that problem by adding a soundboard to your camera. Choose from dozens of sounds to get your pet’s attention and then snap away. Eko had zero interest in looking at my iPad, but that all changed when I played a cat sound-effect to get his attention for the above photo.
3. Friskies Catify (Free)
Eko wasn’t the only one who got a kick out of these apps
It’s important to appreciate the simple pleasures in life – good friends, good family and putting your dog’s face on cat photos. Take a photo of a pet or friend (or enemy) with this app and see how they would do as a feline. This app is definitely good for a laugh.
4. Games for Cats (Free)
Laser like focus
As we found out in America’s Pet Debate, cats are the top dog on the web. Not surprisingly, this means that there are many more cat themed apps than dog ones. I guess since dogs are just as likely to eat your phone as play with it, that makes sense. I’m not sure if Eko has a great-grand parent that was a cat, but he loved this laser game. He diligently followed the pointer and happily nosed the icon to score points. I got a few good video clips of him playing that I will post later.
5. Pet Acoustics ($1.99)
Pet Acoustics features a number of melodies and tones that are supposed to help your pet fall asleep. I have no idea if it works yet, but I just think this photo is hilarious. We’ll have to report back!
6. Petcentric (Free)
So easy, even I can use it!
When you and your pet are ready to find adventure, the Petcentric app is the best crowd-sourced app to find pet-friendly destinations in your area. As an added bonus, my mom says the app features “the best bloggers in the world,” but she might be a bit biased.
I definitely recommend checking out the available pet game apps for your phone/tablet – most of the games are free and will provide some fun for you and your pet. And one final recommendation:
Be ready to clean your screen afterwards!
Any favorite pet apps/games that we missed?
I was waiting to see the damage Eko had caused to your iPad! At least he just used his nose and not his paws/nails like Tonto would!
Lol. Thanks for the info
those were just hilarious! The catify one was too funny
iSqueek… I love it!
Oh my gosh his face at the end kills me!
Wow, that’s a pretty spooky cat! “don’t quit your day job Eko”. Thanks for the tips, we downloaded the same one…mr B. already tried it….it’s freaky.
He he – what a lot of fun but the shot of the screen at the end is somewhat yucky!
Wah, I couldn’t find iSqueek on the app store! :'( I was inspired though and let my pup play with the cat’s mousey game on the iPad – she tried to chew the edge a bit and then went back to her ‘real life’ toys….. Maybe she’s not ready for the future just yet 🙂
I hope he’s up to getting some exercise again soon. I’m surprised he was so gentle with the iPad.
Eko sure makes a funny looking kitty! All those games look so fun; maybe I should ask Santa for an iPad for Christmas?
If I could spell hilarious, I would say this is the hilariousier on yet.
Very nice. Eko is great dog. if I let my Sofia to play my tablet, Sofia will chew as what she had done for my samsung cell phone and google nexus.
I was looking for Isqueek (free) an I could not find it it said its $1.99 no big deal I was just wondering if there was something I was missing?
Ooh, not feeling the catify look at all! Funny though! 🙂
These are great! Can’t wait to try some with Sarge!