Since the last big storm to hit the west coast came along (leaving North shuddering in the corner of his crate), my motherly instincts have definitely kicked in to overdrive, especially when I have to leave him behind and head off to work. Although I'm not totally tech savvy, I think this Panasonic Digital Pet Cam ($100) is perfect to stay connected to the little guy and make sure everything is safe for his day alone. Even if you crate train your pup, being able to peek in to make sure she is a-ok brings peace of mind so you can focus on work!