Tail Toppers

These people emailed me and tried to get me to feature their project while it was still running. Presumably they were hoping I’d send them some ‘ironic’ backers, but that’s not how I do things. So here’s “Tail Toppers” a year after their project failed.

Tail Toppers journey began about one year ago when I scored a dream job at a major toy company. I noticed that leaving my cat alone for over 12 hours a day had a toll on the overall quality of life for my kitty cat. He wasn't as frisky as he used to be. He was depressed.  I did some research and realized this was a major issue with many pets, and rightly so, I mean we're the only ones who are their whole lives. It's especially worse if your cat is an indoor animal at an apartment. I feel terrible.

Aww… So sad. Poor kitty.

Ok, so … you invented a thing to pinch the nape of their neck?

Oh. Hmm…, that’s not…

Do you even know where your cat’s neck is?

Really? Huh. I would have thought that the risks of leaving a piece of plastic clipped over your cat’s butt-hole while you spend 12 hours at work would have risks that were more scatological in nature.


Watch your tail.

“Tailly”, the tail that wags when you get excited

This project needs £60,000 (About $95k) to build electronic tails for people to wear.

Sure, we’ve all wished that we had a long fluffy tail to let people around us know if we were excited or not, but evolution didn’t give us one! Now technology has solved that problem!

Fantastic! …but, where could I wear such a thing?

Yes, of course. Exactly what I need on a date is something that tells the world if my heart rate goes up.

Incidentally, it’s really only going to “Add a level of communication” if you and your date spend the evening staring at each others’ butts.

Who invented this crazy thing anyway?

Of course. Here he is wearing his other invention : Necomimi, the cat ears that move according to your brainwaves.