No one knows when the Google Street View car would be passing at a certain neighborhood. But it certainly is nice when the camera captures some great views in your community. And one dog’s timely appearance turned into one hilarious surprise that surely entertained his mom.
As Madelyn Rotella learned that Google updated the images of their house, she went to check her residence address online. There, she found something unexpected: The image of a very familiar someone.
“I saw Legend, our dog, sitting in the front lawn, I just died,” said Rotella. “And I immediately started showing it to my family and friends. I need them to see how the camera caught Legend. It was funny seeing him stare at Google’s car as it went down the street.”
Legend loves spending his day outside. Before he was rescued, he lived as a stray. So regardless if he has a warm and cozy bed, AC, heating pads, or so much comfort inside the house, he chooses to lay on dirt, according to Rotella.
But Legend perfectly being caught on camera wasn’t the only reason of Rotella’s delight. To her amazement, Google took the extra mile to protect the pooch’s privacy.
Since 2007, Google Street View vehicles have been on the roads, roaming to capture several different photos. It was in 2008 when the company began automatically blurring every identifiable person’s face to protect privacy. As it turns out, dogs already qualify.
Rotella shared Legend’s blurred images on Facebook and captioned it, “I’m glad to know Google takes my dog’s privacy very seriously.” In about 3 days, it has garnered 33,000 reactions and has been shared more than 9,000 times. And the pup surely deserves the attention.
Legend was once an emaciated shy dog that transformed to a loud and overly affectionate companion his mom ever had. Though he had a rough start in life, his family makes sure that he has the best in life now. Having been rescued did not change Legend’s life alone, but his family’s as well.
Credits to Madelyn Rotella