It鈥檚 no secret how much love we have for our furry companions. (Heck, we let 鈥檈m roam freely around Brit HQ all the time.) But when we have to part for a few hours to grab dinner or several days to travel for work (or play), checking in with our canine (or feline) counterparts can be little difficult. This rad app and device combo makes separation anxiety a little less stressful for you and your pet!

Two years ago, a 12-year-old girl from Spokane, WA wanted a way to keep in touch with her golden retriever, and after two years of design and experimentation and a successful Kickstarter campaign, she came up with a solution that鈥檚 got our tails wagging.

iCPooch works like this: Attach a tablet or smartphone to the device and load treats in the Pez-like dispenser. The device connects to your home wifi, and you simply log onto the app from your smartphone to activate the video chat feature. Your face will automatically appear on the home device for your fur baby to see, and you can hit the Drop Cookie button to deliver a聽treat聽to your little barker.聽(How amazing is that?!) Don鈥檛 have pets? iCPooch is human-friendly, too! Brooke Martin 鈥 inventor and spokeswoman of iCPooch 鈥斅爅okingly presents a variety of uses, from treating kids with candy after they鈥檝e finished their homework or making sure Grandma鈥檚 taken her pills for the day.

Last week, Brooke took the stage at the GeekWire Summit and wowed the audience and her competition. That鈥檚 right, a聽14-year-old girl聽took Best in Show of this year鈥檚 first annual 鈥淚nventions We Love鈥 challenge, which was based on the Summit attendees鈥 votes via聽Twitter. (You go, girl!)

Check out Brooke鈥檚 winning pitch from last week鈥檚 GeekWire Summit:

Would you use iCPooch to keep in touch with your furry friends while you鈥檙e away? Let us know in the comments!

(h/t Geekwire)