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Published:October 20th, 2008 09:29 EST
Vladimir Putin

Putin Has A GPS Device For His Dog

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Russia was the first to put a dog in space. Now, 50 years later, it has brought space to a dog, and not just any dog but Prime Minister Vladimir Putin`s beloved black Labrador.

A collar containing satellite-guided positioning equipment was slipped Friday around the neck of Putin`s dog, Koni, who good-naturedly gave it a test run."

Vladimir Putin

The Associated Press (AP)

Dogs are restless by nature, and when my pooch Mandy was just a puppy she escaped from my back yard. Fortunately, I had the foresight to attach a tag with my cell phone on her collar, and I was greatly relieved when I got a call from a neighbor informing that she had my beloved doggy.

"The GPS tracking devices in the U.S. use the Global Positioning System to determine the precise location of an animal, person or vehicle. When put on wild animals, usually in a collar, they allow scientists to study their behavior and migration patterns."


If Midnite my other dog escapes, the migration pattern will show that he has visited the three female dogs in my neighborhood that he always barks at when they pass by my house.

America beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and we will beat Russia in the GPS tracking devices for dogs race. I hope that one day these gadgets will be so inexpensive that every dog lover will be able to afford one.