Ahchan on iPad (Photo credit: jetalone)
It seems she is in the minority though. A new survey from the Intercontinental Hotels Group showed 52% of Britains have used video calling tools like Skype and FaceTime to talk to their pets when travelling.
That figure was higher than the number of parents who read their kids a bedtime story online (26%) or even the percentage of people whose biggest headache when abroad was if there wasn't an internet connection (41%).
Maybe these people have talking dogs or cats that don't get bored and walk away from the screen after a minute. We just wonder where Bingo and Mr Whiskers keep their iPads...