If you leave the house, take the darn camera with you.
I left mine behind like I do most mornings when I am just driving the kid around the corner to school. Today on the way home I stopped at the drug store.
In the parking lot was a flock of turkeys. Could of / would of / should of been cool photos. Or at the very least not another photo of a dog or a horse.
It gets better (or worst if you are camera-less.)
One tom turkey in particular decided that it was *his* parking lot. He puffed up and menaced everyone entering or leaving the store.
Sigh. Alas, I only have my memories.
So if you leave the house, take your bloody camera.
That is the new photo rule to live by.