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March 18, 2015

Call Me Snoopy (Part 2)

What are our pets up to when prying eyes aren’t around? I used some 20th century detective methods to learn what I could, but I knew my strategy would never get me the full truth. That’s why I decided it’s time to employ some 21st century snooping measures.
What are our pets up to when prying eyes aren’t around? I used some 20th century detective methods to learn what I could, but I knew my strategy would never get me the full truth. That’s why I decided it’s time to employ some 21st century snooping measures. 18.1

Big Brother has arrived! For around $50 on sale I found this well reviewed IP camera which runs on my home network


Eko and Penny didn’t seem bothered by the impending surveillance system, but I’m sure they were shaking in their boots 


The camera was easy to install and in no time I was ready to watch my marks


The footage was truly riveting


I mean, can you even stand the excitement?


The ruckus continued deep into the night, but lucky the camera is equipped with IR 


Penny’s up to something, I just know it

Alright, so day one with the camera didn’t provide much action, but that was expected. It was a test run and I was sitting just a few feet from the pups. The real reason I got the camera is to keep an eye on the dogs when I’m not around. Particularly Penny. Mostly Penny. Just Penny.

The plan in the next few weeks is to reintroduce Penny to staying outside of her crate when I leave the apartment. She lost her free-range pass due to a torrent of destruction I’d like to avoid this time around. Rather than sweating it out when I leave Penny for the first time, I’ll be able to watch and track her every move on my phone.


I can also watch Eko’s every not-move. The guy naps like a champ

The tables have turned! Now I’ll be the one being sneaky when Penny’s left alone. And I’ll be able to see whatever trouble she decides to get into. Unless of course she decides to eat the camera.

…hm, I may need to invest in some bullet-proof glass to surround the camera if I want this plan to work.  We shall see. Updates to come!

Comments for Call Me Snoopy (Part 2)

  1. Then you need to get a mic into the house so when she’s doing something naughty, you can not only see it, but reprimand her too 😉

  2. Great idea, but if dear sweet Penny misbehaves, is there a ‘Roomba’ tied into your system that will ‘correct’ in your absence? And to Eko…sleep on, brotha, sleep on. 🙂

  3. I always thought they are too expensive. But that’s a great price. I want one too… thanks for a great idea :o)

  4. KarenS says:

    Penny. Dear Penny. Now is the time to escape the crate & join big brother napping on the outside. Great idea using a camera to monitor. It’s always a bit stressful to “liberate” them & hope that they behave themselves. At least now you can remediate any problems a little quicker?

    She’s a real bundle of energy. You’re doing all the right things for her to harness it. Here’s hoping she’ll join Eko for the marathon napping sessions real soon.

  5. meANXIETYme says:

    Can’t wait to see how it works for you! And I can’t wait to see the results posted for all of us to enjoy. 🙂

  6. paws2smile says:

    Awesome. 🙂 I have always wanted to get one so I can watch what Storm does when I’m not at home. Although, it would probably a waste of money since I am usually home all day. Haha.

  7. Kismet says:

    Are you auditioning for an NSA job?

  8. raisingdaisy says:

    Ohhhh, this should get innnnteresting……..

  9. coastingnz says:

    Still nothing quite like watching sleeping angels – they make their beds look so comfortable. Looking forward to Penny’s escapades next time left alone…….

  10. oh this is gonna be FUN!!!

  11. fredrieka says:

    OH no hope momwithoutpaws will never get this I will become too much like her, never being able to poop, dress, sleep, walk, sleepwalk with out being monitored.. NO NO she cannot see this

  12. Penny you better behave or your going to be busted.

  13. Nikitaland says:

    Oh No Penny, Big Brother is gonna be watching you! I can see this going a few ways: 1) Penny will eat the camera, 2) Penny will chew up the camera 3) Penny will not be napping 4) Penny will be waiting for you when you get home (after demolishing something) and blame it on Eko 5) All of the above.

  14. Just out of interest, what are your plans with said footage? Will you be calling Penny to a disciplinary? If so, Penny we know a good attorney…his name is Ernie.
    Wally & Sammy

  15. Emmadog says:

    LOL! Bailie lost her privileges once again for eating a pillow on the couch. Mom wants a camera to watch her, but she wants one where she could talk to Bailie and say “no”. Not sure if there is such a thing, but just the camera wouldn’t help us out much.

  16. Gah! Spy cameras are everywhere! Mom’s camera is called PetziConnect. When she’s gone, she talks to me and watches me and sends treats out of the bottom of the camera! I ignore her and refuse to eat the treats till she puts the key in the door. Good luck, kids. Big daddy is watching….

    Love and licks,

  17. […] and give the pups a small treat. Except now Penny gets hers on the couch. Here’s where my new eye-on-the-table camera comes in handy. For Penny’s first stints alone I would just head to the bottom of the stairs […]

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