Barking mad

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 September, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 September, 2002, 12:00am

Hong Kong dogs can stop feeling jealous of their mobile-crazed owners who talk non-stop on the phone and leave them hanging.

Bowlingual, an invention by Japanese toymaker Takara that displays a dog's thoughts when hung around its neck, will hit Hong Kong next Wednesday. Things that the $1,480 device can help a dog express include: the depth of its love for you; how much it understands of your instructions; its health condition, and its emotional feelings such as frustration, sadness and happiness.