Well, now it's official: EyePet won't see release in North America this holiday.
"The North American territory has decided to take additional time to focus on the EyePet product and can confirm it will not be available this holiday," an Sony rep said in a statement. "EyePet is an innovative and exciting new IP to the PS3 platform and SCEA marketing will spend additional time to continue educating customers and retail channels, setting the table for a successful product launch."
At this time, we have no updated release details -- Sony says it will provided additional details and an "updated launch timeframe very soon."
Our original suggestion to get a cat still stands.