She had, after all, mentioned seeing the Internet giant's camera car as it photographed their Suffolk village while she walked their dog Trixie.
But as Mr Southgate followed their usual dog-walking route online he was stunned to spot his wife a total of 43 times.
Caught on camera: Wendy Southgate takes her dog Trixie for a walk in the village of Elmswell, Suffolk
Street View: Mrs Southgate was photographed 43 times by Google's camera car as she went about her daily routine
'It was a surprise when I found Wendy and the dog,' Mr Southgate, a fire service worker, told The Sun. 'Then there she was - over and over again.
'I counted 43 different shots.'
The Google camera car had followed Mrs Southgate for half a mile as she walked along the quiet streets of Elmswell.
While she can recall wondering what the vehicle was doing crawling along at a snail's pace, Mrs Southgate never expected that she and Trixie would end up online as much as they have.
She said: 'I didn't know what it was doing. It was just driving round very, very slowly.
'When Terry showed me I couldn't believe it.'
Cameo: The internet giant's vehicle followed Mrs Southgate for half a mile
Suspicious: Mrs Southgate eyes Google's camera car. It was her husband Terry who spotted her on the Street View website
The Street View application allows users to access 360-degree views of roads and homes in British cities, towns and villages and includes photographs of millions of residential addresses, people and cars. It allows users to zoom in on homes and properties across the country, sometimes even through windows.
Following its UK launch in March 2009, Google Street View attracted a storm of controversy after concerns were raised about invasion of privacy.
The company was forced to remove thousands of images after a string of complaints from people captured by the U.S. firm's cameras.
Images of several homes were removed along with a one picture showing a man emerging from a sex shop in Soho, central London. An image of a man vomiting outside a pub in Shoreditch, east London, was also blacked out by the firm.
Family affair: Mr and Mrs Southgate and their dog Trixie