Putin interrupted a meeting of officials who were discussing the virtues of the Russia’s new satellite global positioning system GLONASS to monitor cattle and wild animals. “Can I use it for my dog?,” he asked, according to the account of the meeting posted on the government website www.gov.ru Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, a close friend of Putin, said the collar, which weighs 170 grams (6 ounces) and is equipped with transmitters, had been ready for Koni some time ago and now was the time to test it. It was immediately slipped on the dog. “She looks sad,” Ivanov said. “Her free life is over.” “She is wagging her tail. That means she likes it,” Putin said.