From the article, "My tale of sadness and woe begins last Thursday night, around 8pm Central Standard Time, as I inserted batteries into the Giga Pet Cat and Giga Pet Floppy Frog. I dubbed them Kiaz and Dude. (Kiaz was supposed to be Kia, but I’m an old, grown woman and the buttons were small, so she just got a little more unique.) I was enthusiastic, as my love affair with these little baubles rekindled, and may have even cooed at their digital cuteness.
Then Dude turned into the most demanding little jerk ever."