Too think that a roomba should make life easier...not spread dog shit about????

(46 Posts)
Andie20521 Thu 14-Jun-12 19:56:43

I've just walked in from work, expecting my lovely roomba Bertha to have cleaned everywhere, to her usual high standards, and be sitting smuggly in her docking station.

Insted I've came in to find all my downstairs floors covered in dog shit! The Roomba has carefully spread it everywhere, including the bloody hall.


Actually AIBU to get rid of the dogs insted?

Sorry but its quite funny.

I don't have a roomba or a dog so I don't know of this experience grin

TartyMcFarty Thu 14-Jun-12 20:00:59

Wtf is a roomba?

That is hideous, and it will be great fun trying to clean your Roomba as well. It must stink.
You will need new brush.

But YABU to have a female Roomba. Mine is a male.

BellaOfTheBalls Thu 14-Jun-12 20:03:56

Have you stuck googly eyes on your Roomba? grin

YANBU - I do hope they're wooden!

Catsmamma Thu 14-Jun-12 20:05:07

ooh dear, this is too funny!

PullUpAPew Thu 14-Jun-12 20:06:42

That sounds horrific, I'd be tempted to just walk out and let the next person home deal with it.

nickiminja Thu 14-Jun-12 20:10:25

Dh's prostate has given way from laughing so much
oh yanbu!

StellarforStarofAfrica Thu 14-Jun-12 20:12:44

I'm sorry, but that is so funny.

You should dock her wages! Naughty Bertha!

TrinityIsAFuckingRhino Thu 14-Jun-12 20:15:04

that is hilarious
i'm sorry but it really is

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Thu 14-Jun-12 20:24:12

I have always wanted a roomba no dogs or cats so no prob there

Minus the dog poo issue (by the way I am still laughing) would you recommend one?

TheCunnyFunt Thu 14-Jun-12 20:27:24

Am I missing something? None of that makes any sense to me WHATSOEVER! confused

takingiteasy Thu 14-Jun-12 20:27:56

I would be another who would close the door and leave it for dh. The dog is his whenever it shits on the floor.

oshuk Thu 14-Jun-12 20:45:45
FeakAndWeeble Thu 14-Jun-12 20:48:25

OP, are you sitting amongst the dog shit mumsnetting about it? Because this is the image I have in my head...

I have a Roomba (named Brian since you asked) he would NEVER do such things, I do worry that he judges me though when I make him do the bedroom floor and the kittens have got bits of guff everywhere, he has a judgey look about him, he is amazing though, best Hoover I've ever owned, Derek the Dyson sits surly in his cupboard only coming out for stairs these days.

scarletforya Thu 14-Jun-12 20:53:49

Ahhhh haaa haaaa haaa! grin

blush sorry OP, I would sob if it happened to me!

ooer Thu 14-Jun-12 20:54:03


Andie20521 Thu 14-Jun-12 20:55:03

Ooh it was so tempting to leave it for DH....

It was particularly artistic with the crop-circle style swirls where poor Bertha had tried in vain to clean a patch where her sensors had told her it was particularly diiirty.

Wooden floors so not too bad to clean...the rug by the door though I might just chuck, I've just spent the last 40 minute trying to clean the machine itself- a million tiny nooks & cranies all covered in shoite. A felt tip pen proved surprisingly effective in the screws.

First time in years the dogs have had an accident, but yesterday one of them got her snout in the dog food and ate 3 days worth of food!

I do love her though, with a toddler and two hairy dogs, shes a god send normally, as my four legged friends seem to molt twice as much as anyone elses dogs.

MrsJamin Thu 14-Jun-12 20:57:15

Loving the description as "artistic". Our roomba keeps giving up halfway and basically sighing and saying "Please can you just tidy up so I can do my job!"

Quite possibly one of the few real LOL moments I've ever had grin

Sorry OP, must be awful

The kittens on the roomba is brilliant grin


TheCunnyFunt Thu 14-Jun-12 21:01:44

That is amazing. I want one! Minus the dog shit.

CrispyCod Thu 14-Jun-12 21:05:34
McHappyPants2012 Thu 14-Jun-12 21:06:29


Magneto Thu 14-Jun-12 21:09:19

I only want one if it comes with kittens.

SkinnyVanillaLatte Thu 14-Jun-12 21:10:43

You poor thing.

I think you're a star to have such a sense of humour about it,and I think DH owes you a bottle of wine/box of chocs (delete as applicable) for dealing with it.

I think if I came home to that I'd cry tbh.

redwineformethanks Thu 14-Jun-12 21:25:37

We have a roomba and it's brilliant. Poor you though.......I have a mental image of your house and it ain't pretty

VivaLeBeaver Thu 14-Jun-12 21:43:50
Andie20521 Thu 14-Jun-12 21:51:41

House now clean. Floor mopped and dried twice. Not sure if I've killed Bertha though as I wasn't thinking and put her removable bin under the tap and I'm not sure if there are any electrical bits there...but there is a miniscule sign indicating you should wipe it not dunk it in water...of course I did not see it 'cos it was covered in shit.

I am going rock quietly in the corner with my G&Tcup of tea.

GooseRocks Thu 14-Jun-12 21:54:30

Aaaw. Not Bertha's fault though. She was only trying to help....

Moodykat Thu 14-Jun-12 21:54:51

I want a roomba. envy

I was confusing it with a rumba ie a dance blush pmsl

HandMini Thu 14-Jun-12 22:09:01

How much is a Roomba? Are they really as amazing as they look. I don't have a dog!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 14-Jun-12 22:18:12
Andie20521 Thu 14-Jun-12 22:45:29

Honestly they are amazing! Mine is scheduled to clean just before I get in from work, or at 7 am on my days off. I just empy the little bin, and once a week clean the brushes.

Its the same as a washing machine etc You can do it yourself but this is so much easier. <insert lazy icon here> Also it encourages you to keep the floor reasonably clear so she can get on with it.

They have their own little personalities, and become part of the family!

She does the bedrooms/bathroom weekly, but as the downstairs is so clean, less dirt and dog hairs get traipsed up there, which was a bonus I hadn't considered (my dogs stay downstairs)

I only wish she could do stairs!

runningforthebusinheels Thu 14-Jun-12 23:01:50

Funniest post I've read in a while! How does the roomba cope with doghairs? I am sorely tempted...

Andie20521 Thu 14-Jun-12 23:44:35

My dogs are short to medium haired dogs, but they seem to shed lots of hair, and it copes just fine. I do empty the bin (which is quite small) daily, but that takes about 30 seconds.

It's nice to be be able put 18mo DD straight down on the floor, without having to feel guilty at her making snow angels out of the hair drag the hoover out all the time.

bronze Thu 14-Jun-12 23:46:27

This is why I wouldn't leave my darling Bobski in the room with the dog while I'm out

EvenBetter Thu 14-Jun-12 23:58:30

I too almost peed myself laughing at this! grin

I wouldn't have if I had to clean it all up though! Boke!

diddl Fri 15-Jun-12 08:26:51

I´m afraid I also laughed.

I´m hoping that you don´t have carpet!

Sallyingforth Fri 15-Jun-12 09:41:51

I saw a video of exactly this on Youtube recently. Did it really happen to you?

Andie20521 Fri 15-Jun-12 11:10:54

Unfortunately yes it did...never even crossed my mind as its a long time since the dogs have left us a present.

Luckily its all wooden floors & lino in the loo/kitchen so it came off easy enough, but had to strip Bertha down, and soak her brushes, filters etc

I've also had to clean and disinfect the base of DD's spinning Zebra thingy as Bertha mounts it and gets rid of all the dog hairs...usually a blessing but yesterday...

I left it over night to dry, and this morning put her back together, and she seems fine!

Glad shes alive and kicking as THAT would have been the final straw!

MarkGruffalo Sat 16-Jun-12 01:59:44

Has anyone got a Scooba?
are they really worth <gulp> nearly a monkey*? <whistles>

Guy Ritchie mockney accent compulsory*

she mounts the base of your child's zebra?

my goodness

Very late to this but really want one. Which model do you have?

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