Technology brings me something new to watch

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 05:07 PM.

Holy Mutual of Omaha, we now have our own personal “Wild Kingdom!” Anytime there’s movement in the yard, patio or porch, a camera records what moved, like wayward possums or stalking cats.

The individual items go to a website where they remain for 30 days. You can check out what triggered each at your leisure. It’s a hoot.

I love this part of this new cyber world, but in all honesty, I am glad they didn’t have such when I was a kid. Sneaking into the house after coming home late from a date was an art form. I learned to move like an Indian, but a gizmo like this would’ve kept me restricted to the reservation for sure.

But in a few cases, it could’ve saved my scalp. I remember getting up real early to go hunting. I was about dressed when Dad came into my room and wanted to know what in the world I was doing getting home at 5 a.m.

It took me awhile to convince him I’d been to bed and was simply going hunting. Once I submitted the evidence of my gun, vest and shells laying at the ready, he grudgingly admitted my innocence. He left me with the admonishment “Be quieter.”

So now Ann and I have our personal reality shows. “The Adventures of the UPS Delivery Man” comes on about every day. “Stray Dogs of Midway Park” has a recurring schedule.

Our puppies now star every day in their production of “Guarding the Patio.” I’m sure “The Great Squirrel Chase” will appear now and then.

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