Sparky the Dog is man's best friend, perpetually on a phone. His sole purpose is to gently remind you to be aware of your own phone use and also the people around you.
By seeing an unconscious animal in a conscious situation, like staring at a phone, you find yourself chuckling, wondering what in the world this cute dog could be doing on a phone. By way of hyperbole, this playful present asks you to think deeply about how a mobile device can provide valuable, but extremely personal functions to its user.
It has become customary for us to assume these days that someone on their phone is probably checking their social media or "up to no good", but we should learn to give people the benefit of the doubt. They might be checking their blood glucose level or receiving a heartfelt message from a friend 10,000 miles away.
Let Sparky be the conversation starter to help raise our collective consciousness by inviting one another to be more conscious about what is appropriate phone use.