Sadly, North couldn't come with me to work on Take Your Dog To Work Day, but Pleo could! This dinosaur, which I renamed Lexi, is a robotic alternapet and makes a interesting – albeit a bit noisy – addition to a non-pet-friendly workplace. North already sniffed her out so I brought her in to Sugar HQ to see if she could blend in. She stayed fairly quiet under my desk . . . until GiggleSugar turned her upside down by her tail . . . and boy was she loud then!
It takes a while for this dino to wake up and pass through life phases. The more you play, the quicker it goes so I tried to pet her in between my blog postings. Once she grows up, she's totally responsive to sight, sound, and touch – if you scratch under her chin, she totally moves closer for more. Our favorite thing to watch is how Lexi knows to go around items placed in her path so we were setting up soda can/notebook/granola box obstacle courses for this robot. Although the product's recommended for children eight and up, check out much lil Katie Sugar loved the green dinosaur in this video!
Pleo retails for $349 but there's a special deal through midnight July 11 – simply visit Pleo World and enter in the promotional code after check out: PLEOWORLDISONE and get one of your very own for just $235.