There's a Japanese company developing a new toy called the "Bow-Lingual" - It's a translator for dogs. The Bow-Lingual "hears" various dog barks, yelps, and growls, and translates them into English.
How hard can that be? Whenever the machine picks up a sound that it recognizes as coming from a dog, a little chip inside plays a recording of a voice saying, "I'm hungry!"
Yesterday I spent most of the day at Leslie's work, helping her set up her classroom before school starts on Thursday. There's a lot work that goes into preparing a second grade classroom. A lot of items to be hung, furniture to be moved and cleaned, paper to be cut, etc. I'll be joining her again shortly for another fun-filled day. Then I'll be calling for a chiropractor appointment.