Weekly Scoop
November 18, 2020

Bark, Bark, Bark! Meowwww?
Does your dog bark too much?

Does he have his own little or big 'bark' with personal messages he is trying to tell you?

Does he have different barks for different situations?

And what the heck is your cat saying????

This issue of our newsletter has some great information:

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Terry Richardson
How to Stop Your Dog's Excessive Barking
Learn how to stop your Dog barking with these clever tips and tricks. Be sure that you watch the video too for a helpful demonstration.

12 Sounds Cats Make and What They Mean
Steve Duno | Moderncat
Think your cat’s meows, chirps, yowls, and purrs are just random gibberish? Think again. She’s actually communicating to you information about her world and about how she feels toward you. The good news is that if you listen closely, you just might begin to understand what the sounds your cat makes is all about and use that understanding to your advantage.

Javier Sanchez, a former Amazon engineer who worked on Alexa, has developed a new app that can translate your cat's cute mews into human words.

It's called MeowTalk, and it incorporates similar technology to that of Alexa to bridge the language barrier between human and cats.

Sanchez found that cats have nine basic needs. MeowTalk categorizes your cat's meows among those nine basic needs, then provides a human language. It can tell if your cat is trying to say, "I'm hungry," "I'm happy," "I'm in pain," or the inevitable, "you left me outside." Sanchez used a prototype on his own cat while he was holding the cat and it translated the cat's meows as, "I'm angry! Leave me alone!" That sounds legit.

The app can also be trained to understand an individual cat's specific cat language through user input. Users can create a cat profile and assign labels to their cat's meows when they think they know what their cat is asking for. The app will learn the new "word," then predict what the cat is saying the next time the app hears it.

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