Here's one of those "Yeah, it's a good idea, but . . ." stories:
VALPARAISO, Ind. — A local college professor, with the assistance of two of his former students, has come up with a unique way to help you find your lost cat.
Jeff Will, a Valparaiso University professor of electrical and computer engineering, has developed a feline-friendly iPhone application. Here Kitty, Kitty! now is available on iTunes for 99 cents.
He developed the app for all iOS devices (including the new iPad) as a fun way for users to manage their cats with familiar sounds that will bring the feline around when they don't come when called. It features the sounds of a cat meowing, a man calling a cat and an electric can opener readying a feline feast.