The Mystery of the Stolen Breakfast

I was trying to solve a mystery…and I needed some help.

It always happened on those days we were running late to the bus stop. Many days I was still searching for coats, hats, and mittens, or helping locate lost hairbrushes and tying shoes until the last possible second, which is when we would barrel out the door leaving the morning’s breakfast leftovers on the table.

It usually didn’t occur to me until I’d put my kids on the bus that I’d left food on the table. If it was fruit, it would still be there when I returned. If we had bacon and waffles for breakfast, there would be no trace of anything left behind. It was those days that always left me wondering… which of my dogs was doing this?

Was it our older dog? He seemed like a pretty good dog and is usually wasn’t into stuff, but he’s definitely getting fat and I’m not feeding him more food than recommended.

It could just as easily (and more likely in my opinion) have been his one-year-old little sister. She is still a little bit crazy and into a lot of things. She’s constantly chewing up stuffed animals and dragging garbage out of the trash can, but it is rare to see her go after food from the table.

Luckily, I had a plan. I intentionally left two foods on the table absolutely irresistible to my furballs: sausage and English muffins.

It was time to get to the bottom of the food stealing mystery. In order to do so, I planned to use my EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus home security camera. EZVIZ is a leading provider of smart home video technology and this camera shows why. The Mini 360 Plus shoots in HD video and has a long list of cool features such as night vision, motion tracking (the ability to follow a moving object around a room), and the option to pan, tilt and zoom video. It also has 360 degree touch panoramic navigation, which means by pushing one button, the camera will take a 360 degree photo. So cool.

I had my food set up, headed to the bus and hit RECORD. Five minutes later, when I returned, the food was gone. It was time for the moment of truth.

Roll it!

I have partnered with Life of Dad and EZVIZ for this campaign, but my opinions (and the dogs) are my own.

Brian "Pete"
Brian "Pete"
Indianapolis Stay-at-Home Dad to three kids, ages nine, six and four. Blogger and monthly print columnist for Indy’s Child, Cincinnati Parent and Dayton Parent magazines. Fifth grade class spelling bee runner-up. Gold Award Winner at the Parenting Media Association Editorial and Design Awards for Best Blog/Blogger.

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