App gives a voice to pet pictures

Forget editing in thought bubbles or trying to come up with a perfectly worded caption for that silly photo of Rover, a new app “My Talking Pet” brings photos of critters to life.  Currently rated #1 on iTunes and getting all kinds of Hollywood buzz from Ellen DeGeneres and others, the app take uploaded pictures of your favorite four-leggeds and allows you to record a short message.  When you indicate where the eyes and mouth are the app syncs and creates a “talking” picture.  The company’s founders say their app has increased adoption rates in the UK as rescues are using the product to allow their adoptables to “talk” to potential families, a trend they hope continues here in the US.  My Talking Pet is available on iTunes, Google Play and Android phones.