Smart Cat Feeder Uses Facial Recognition Technology!

cat feeder

A startup company has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the development of Bistro, an automated cat feeder…that recognizes your cat’s FACE!

Facial recognition technology is commonplace with humans, but this appears to be a novel application with animals. Novel and quite popular!

The fundraising campaign sought $100,000 for development, but quickly eclipsed that goal. They are currently approaching $250,000 in donations.  And if they reach THAT goal, they are adding a cam & speaker to the automated cat feeder so that you can see and talk to your cat from where you are when it comes to the automated feeder.

What a brilliant concept – and what a great success story for crowdfunding! To see Bistro’s Indiegogo campaign, click here.

This great discovery was shared in a botl from FunFacts, a member of the Botl community since January 2013. Trivia Lovers, be sure to explore the 500+ FunFacts botls!

What’s more fun than a Barrel of Monkeys? A Scottie Pinwheel!

scottie pinwheel botl.com from angiesaxon

Meet Matthew, Mark, Luke, John….and Nigel & Anneliese! These six Scottish Terrier puppies do something pretty amazing when presented with a saucer of goat’s milk! It’s easy to see why this short video has been a hit on YouTube, receiving over 3.6 million views!

Click here to open the Scottie Pinwheel botl from Angie Saxon.  I promise it’ll be the most entertaining minute and a half of your day!

Angie is a part-time student and full-time vet tech with three dogs and two cats, and she has been a member of the Botl community since May 2013.  After watching Scottie Pinwheel, be sure to check out the other botls in Angie’s collection – She has almost a thousand! And it should come as no surprise that most of them contain great pics, animated GIFs and videos of cats, dogs, rabbits and other cute animals.

ADORABLE: Big Dog, Tiny Tantrum!

Dinky the Dane talks to Daddy

Dinky the Dane talks to Daddy

Do dogs get jealous? Well, if you watch this incredible video of Dinky the Dane, you’ll know the answer soon enough!

Ro-Ro is getting massage and attention, and it’s driving Dinky crazy. He’s ready for his turn, but Daddy tells him he has to wait.  If you listen carefully, you’ll hear Dinky say “I love you” several times….before flopping himself down on the sofa with dramatic flair!

So this great video proves two things:
1. Dogs CAN be jealous!
2. Sometimes when jealousy “rears its ugly head,” it’s actually pretty ADORABLE!

To see the Big Dog, Tiny Tantrum botl from Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs, click here. And while you’re there, be sure to check out the hundreds of other great dog-themed botls in their collections.

KEEP CALM and MAKE A LIST!

KEEP CALM AND MAKE A LIST BOTL.COM

Fans of the popular “Keep Calm” messages  will enjoy the daily, original botls posted by Botl user KeepCalm!

KeepCalm joined the Botl community in August of 2013 and has amassed a great collection of original botls for you to explore.  There are two or three new ones every day, each with an original Keep Calm message paired with the perfect song or sound effect. Some of the images are even animated!

Taking the advice in the Keep Calm post above, I’ll KEEP CALM and MAKE A LIST of my ten favorites.  Click on any of the images to open its botl and hear the music or sound effects!

1. KEEP CALM and BEE HAPPY

KEEP CALM AND BE HAPPY

2. KEEP CALM and TICKLE A TUMMY

KEEP CALM AND TICKLE A TUMMY BOTL.COM

3. KEEP CALM and KISS BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

KEEP CALM AND KISS BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON BOTL.COM

4. KEEP CALM and TAKE THE CHALLENGE

KEEP CALM AND TAKE THE CHALLENGE BOTL.COM ALS ICE

5. KEEP CALM and PUT A RING ON IT

KEEP CALM AND PUT A RING ON IT BOTL.COM

6. KEEP CALM and WRAP IT IN BACON

KEEP CALM AND WRAP IT IN BACON

7. KEEP CALM and GOOGLE IT

keep calm and google it botl.com

8. KEEP CALM and COUNT SHEEP

keep calm and count sheep botl.com gif don puryear

9. KEEP CALM and TAKE A SELFIE

KEEP CALM AND TAKE A SELFIE DRAGON BOTL.COM

10. KEEP CALM and GET THE HOLY WATER

KEEP CALM AND GET THE HOLY WATER BOTL.COM

Which is YOUR favorite?

Be sure to check out the whole collection, and follow KEEPCALM so you won’t miss any future botls!

Featured Botlr: FunnyBunny

This week’s featured botlr is FunnyBunny.

Botls from FunnyBunny

FunnyBunny has been an active member of the Botl Community since June 2013, and over the last several months has created and shared dozens of bunny-themed botls, including adorable images, animated GIFs and videos of bunny rabbits doing the most endearing and entertaining things bunnies do. FunnyBunny uses a custom bottle with a cartoon bunny label for the botls he creates.

Of course, you don’t have to be a rabbit-lover to enjoy FunnyBunny’s botls! The bunny theme is consistent throughout FunnyBunny’s collection, but the content ranges from super-cute pictures, to witty captions and messages, hilarious videos, and clever combinations of images or animated gifs with the perfect music selection from Botl’s music library or from Soundcloud.

If you click on the wall of botl shelves above, you can enjoy the Kung Fu Bunny botl, which contains an animated GIF of a “ninja bunny,” along with a looped Soundcloud excerpt of Kung Fu Fighting.  Bunnies are apparently a lot tougher than they look!

bunny wiggleeAnother one of my FunnyBunny favorites is the Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle botl!

In this botl, FunnyBunny started with an animated GIF of a cartoon bunny wiggling its cotton tail, and then added a looped excerpt of I’m Sexy and I Know It from Soundcloud.

To open the Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle botl and enjoy its message, click on the bottle sitting on the shelf to the right!

If you’re an animal lover generally, or a bunny lover specifically, then you absolutely need to follow FunnyBunny.

For the rest of you, be sure to check out FunnyBunny’s botls – You’ll definitely find entertaining content!

Featured Botlr: The Brunson Chronicles

This week’s featured botlr is TheBrunsonChronicles.Botl Profile for The Brunson Chronicles

The Brunson Chronicles has been an active member of the Botl Community since January 2013, and over the past year has created and shared more than 1,300 botls. As his profile proclaims, Brunson is a “Greater Swiss Mountain Dog,” so as you’d expect, most of his botls are dog-themed.

Of course, you don’t have to be a dog-lover to enjoy Brunson’s botls! In addition to the great collection of dog images, tips for caring for dogs and recipes for making dog treats, you’ll find tons of funny images and videos, witty captions and messages, and clever combinations of images or animated gifs with the perfect Soundcloud track.

But instead of telling you about Brunson’s great botls, let me show you a few!

Splish Splash

The “Splish Splash” botl contains an absolutely adorable image of a white puppy with black ears. The little guy is sitting in a wash basin, all lathered up, and he appears to be….singing!

When you open the botl, you’re in for a real treat:  Brunson included the upbeat song, Splish Splash, I was Takin’ a Bath! What a perfect tune for this cute picture!

You know the drill:  To open the Splish Splash botl and enjoy its message, click on the little shampoo botl sitting on the shelf!

Angels with FurAll dogs go to heaven, right?  Absolutely!

The “Angels” botl has an adorable image of a puppy, along with the beautiful message, “Dogs are angels with fur.”

When you open this botl, you’ll find a touching message inside, and you’ll hear the song Ave Maria played on harp and flute.

To open the botl and find out what its message is, click on the faith botl sitting on the little shelf!

 

Brunson & Mommy

Brunson & Mommy

 

 

If you’re a dog lover, then you absolutely need to follow The Brunson Chronicles.

For the rest of you, be sure to check out Brunson’s botls – I’m certain you’ll want to follow Brunson, too.  You’ll definitely find a lot of great, witty content and have a great time opening Brunson’s botls!

To view more botls from The Brunson Chronicles, click here! Also be sure to connect with Brunson on his Facebook fan page and his personal blog!

Featured Botlr: Be Still

This week’s featured botlr is BeStill.be still profile

BeStill has been an active member of the Botl Community since January 2013, and over the past year has created and shared more than 1,200 botls.  BeStill’s botls carry messages of faith, hope and inspiration.  Even her profile description expresses beautiful insight on faith:

I believe in the sun, even when it isn’t shining.
I believe in love, even when I’m alone.
I believe in God, even when He is silent.

In addition to the faith-based images and messages, you’ll find gorgeous landscapes paired with lush music in BeStill’s collection. A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? So instead of describing BeStill’s botls, let me open one for you:

be still open botl hammock springs florida

 To view more of BeStill’s botls, click here or enter botl.com/BeStill in your browser when you’re logged in to Botl!