London: Man's best friend will be able to follow in his footsteps even in the virtual world, thanks to a toy called 'Puppy Tweets' that lets your dog send online posts on popular social networking websites.

Toy company Mattel announced it was developing the product containing a plastic collar tag with a sound and motion sensor and a USB receiver to be plugged into the computer. The tag, expected to cost 29.99 dollars, comes with pre-written, pre-recorded tweets that are activated by the dog's activity. For example, if the pooch is sleeping, the tag may automatically send the message 'Somedays it feels like my paw is permanently on the snooze button!', reports a News .

The gizmo of a barking mutt may also tweet 'YAHOOOOOOO! Somedays you just gotta get your bark on.' The idea comes amid the soaring popularity of several social 'netwoofing' sites for the online canine such as Mydogspace, Dogster, and Fuzzster.