The Takara Company is about to release a product called the Purrfect Mood Detector that analyzes a cats purr and flashes a corresponding light so you can see it even in a dark room.
Company spokesman Ichiro Sasaki says a cat purr is universally accepted as a sign of contentment but many purrs are guttural and inaudible unless youre really close.
He says the blinking light allows a cat owner to check on their kittys happiness even if theyre in a dark room or viewing the cat through a web cam.
Sasaki believes the device will become especially popular with animal trainers or pet photographers who need to know a cats mood at all times.
Sadly, the device doesnt translate meows, but Sasaki figures if your cat is making a racket, its a sure sign theyre unhappy about something.
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