Those who know me best are well aware that I’m not a huge fan of animals. Not only do large animals scare me, but small ones like ducks and squirrels send me into a frenzy as well.
I’m sure the day will come when the boys will ask, or beg, for a family dog. One that could possibly bite me at any given moment.
I’ve decided that I’m going to hold them off for now digitally. Yes, you heard me right. My kids are going to get a digital dog.
I have a feeling they’ll actually be quite happy with this option. They are both are huge fans of apps. In fact, most days when I walk in the door from work I’m greeted with “can I see your phone” rather than a hug. It’s heartwarming.
When I was presented with the opportunity to review the Cube Dog app, I jumped on it. Win-win for the family. They get to play with my iPhone. I get a virtual, non-threatening dog.
I have to say, I might be a little addicted to our new pet as well.
When we first started with the app, we were prompted with several screens that showed us exactly how to play with our new dog.
Then we spent a little bit of time building and naming our dog. You could choose colors, shapes and sizes of different areas of its body.
I, of course, made a purple dog named NaynaDub. Lanagan made a blue dog named SpongeyLanaganSpongey. Don’t worry, when he has kids years down the road, I will help him name them.
Then it was time to play with our dog. We could make him do fun tricks all in 3-D. We could take pictures with him. I even put him to work and had him put away the dishes.
I’m trying to delegate more around the house, so I figured why not start with our virtual pet.
This app won the whole family over. Lanagan kept asking all night when he could play with his doggy again. I couldn’t have been happier that I didn’t have to worry about feeding another being in the house. It’s the type of pet I’ve always dreamed of owning.
If you have kids, or let’s be honest even adults, definitely look for this in the app store. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for a fun contest running June 13-17. To learn a little bit more about the app, feel free to watch the video below.
While Cube Dog provided me with the app to review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Cube Dog, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.