By Julia Williams
Everyone who knows me is well aware that I am a kid at heart. My philosophy is that you’re never too old to play. There’s a time and a place for adult stuff, of course, but I firmly believe that taking time to play keeps us young in our bodies and our minds. Nurturing your inner child is every bit as important as taking care of the adult you.
So it will come as no surprise that I discovered an app called My Talking Pet, and found it utterly hilarious. Yes, it is *very* silly, but so entertaining for your inner child as well as any actual human children you might want to share it with.
The My Talking Pet app is so easy to use, and unless you are one of those humans with no sense of humor, it will make you laugh… a lot. My inner child (I call her Baby Quirky) had more fun with this app than she’s had in a good long while. And trust me when I say, this kid knows how to play!
I downloaded the app on my ipad, but it will also work on your iphone, and there is an Android version now, too. Essentially, you take a photo of your pet, then record anything you want your pet to say. You can change the pitch from low (for doggies) to high (for kitties) or somewhere in between depending on what you fancy their voice to be like. When you’ve finished making your video, you can email it to a friend, save it on your ipad or phone, and even post it on Facebook or your blog (see my videos below!).
The My Talking Pet app is currently free but that supposedly expires today (after which it’s only 99 cents). Get it and give your inner child permission to play! One caveat: some users have reported that with the app’s latest update on December 18, it has been crashing and not allowing them to save their video. I personally have not experienced any problems with the app. If you do have problems with it, I would just sit tight, because according to their Facebook page they are working on a fix which should be out soon.
After I created my first video and played it back, I laughed so hard I cried. I played it several more times and could not stop the giggle-fest that ensued. Yes, My Talking Pet is that funny. I haven’t come up with anything very clever for my cat to talk about yet, but something tells me that Baby Quirky is going to play with this app for a long time, and she will be far more creative than I ever could be. I am positive that your inner child will also have a doggone good time playing with the My Talking Pet app.
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