Tall tail: Now owners can wag their tail too

Thursday, 3rd January 2013

Anyone who has ever wanted to spend a day in the life of their pet dog or cat could now be one step closer to achieving that reality, after the latest product to break down the barrier between humans and animals hit the market.

Shota Ishiwatari from Japan has developed 'Taily', a new fashion accessory which monitors the wearer's pulse and starts wagging when they get excited.

Just as pets wag their own tails when they see another animal that tickles their fancy – or indeed their owner – the product's inventor says Taily can be a great way for humans to show their affection for one another, according to the Metro.

"You could even wear Taily on a date and express your true feelings through the wagging tail", says Mr Ishiwatari.

Body language plays a major role in the ability of owners to communicate with their pets, although we suspect this product could be a flop, leaving the inventor with his tail between his legs.