My fiancee, Shirin, and I have been dating for about 4 years and I wanted to do something really nice for her birthday. She misses our dog Pickles while she’s at work so I built her a device that allows her to give him treats while she is away and Pickles is home. My goal was to give her a little burst of dopamine and, if I’m lucky, a little heart flutter when she uses it. She has been consistently using it 5-10 times a week so it apparently both works and was well received.
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