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if I set up the bubble machine in the back garden?

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Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 12:58:05

I've just had a complaint about my dog barking in the back garden. Not from my neighbours, who all have dogs themselves and don't mind the occasional woof, but from the builders working on the extension next door. They want to sit and have their sandwiches in peace. These are the same builders who've been hammering and sawing since 6.30am every day for over a week now.

My dog is only an occasional woofer, the other doesn't. The bubble machine (with bacon flavour bubbles) does however send them into a complete woofing frenzy. This in turn causes all the others to join in for massive woofing jamboree. (There's a pack of 8 in the garden behind the one the builders are in).

I am being unreasonable or am I being extremely unreasonable?

AKMD Wed 03-Aug-11 12:59:15

grin at builders complaining about noise. Diddums.

YANBU

Grumpla Wed 03-Aug-11 12:59:53

Hahaha bubble party ahoy!

Sirzy Wed 03-Aug-11 13:00:53

I would be tempted to schedule bubbles for the same time everyday for as long as they are working ;)

fluffyanimal Wed 03-Aug-11 13:02:07

I want to know where you can get bacon flavour bubbles!

Callisto Wed 03-Aug-11 13:02:09

If you were causing a 'woofing frenzy' deliberately I would go nuts at you. I hate dogs continuously barking.

However, the noisy builders are being a little precious to complain.

I think you are also being U for having a bacon flavoured bubble machine for your dogs. That is just too weird.

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 13:24:24

flyffyanimal This is the stuff: http://www.dog-bubble-machines.co.uk/
I got them from pets at home a long time ago.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Wed 03-Aug-11 13:40:06

So it's bubble party 1pm at yours everyday until builders leave for the foreseeable future?

Can I bring my bacon-loving feline companion, or shall I bring my neighbour's dog?

It occurs to me that your bubble machine could do your neighbours a service - the builders may opt to work through lunch and finish the job quicker grin

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 13:41:11

Yep, the more the merrier. And bring some fireworks.

Quenelle Wed 03-Aug-11 13:44:36

I hate incessant barking too. I particularly hate the chorus that seems to spring up at 7pm every night when my boy is trying to get to sleep. I wouldn't be happy if you had encouraged them.

But the builders don't have any right to complain.

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 13:55:25

Quenelle keep in mind that I live on the outskirts of a little village in the arse end of nowhere, in a detached house with only 5 neighbours who would hear so much as a whisper from my house. One of them works away for 3 weeks at a time (house empty), 3 have dogs themselves (including a pack of 8 that are completely mad) and the 5th has a garden full of chickens that makes more noise than all the dogs put together. The only people who would be disturbed by the woofathon would be the cheeky builders who were lounging on my neighbours decking.

altinkum Wed 03-Aug-11 13:58:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jumpingjackhash Wed 03-Aug-11 13:59:05

Speaking as someone who has had effing noisy builders on the house next door plus the house over the road from non-stop from 7am and all through the last 4 weekends... PLEASE TURN THE BUBBLE MACHINE ON

yanbu

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 14:56:38

I don't think we have the 8am law here. When I had my bathroom done they turned up at 7am every day.

emptyshell Wed 03-Aug-11 15:00:17

I want bacon flavoured bubble machines too (saw them on Me Or The Dog a while back).

emptyshell Wed 03-Aug-11 15:01:19

Oh god - they do peanut butter and chicken flavoured ones too.

Must. Purchase.

BeerTricksPotter Wed 03-Aug-11 15:01:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 15:01:39

That's where we got the idea from. Unfortunately the bubbles don't actual taste of bacon to humans. I know. We tried. grin

Mitmoo Wed 03-Aug-11 15:06:02

http://www.dog-bubble-machines.co.uk/

I had never heard of them I wonder if they work for cats too?

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 15:16:05

I never thought of trying it with the cat before. hmm I've just taken it into the attic where she lives, she didn't look too impressed. I'll try again later when she's not pretending to be a stuffed toy.

DeWe Wed 03-Aug-11 16:08:54

Tell them the dogs aren't quite certain what to make of the blissful silence that results when they stop work.

DogsBestFriend Wed 03-Aug-11 16:10:50

Go for it - can I bring my 2 Sheps and my Lab as well? grin

Illegitimate Wed 03-Aug-11 16:16:47

Bacon bubbles?
can humans eat them?...Just asking

<shifty eyes>

Nailitorelse Wed 03-Aug-11 16:32:15

YABVVU . Those poor builders can't hear themselves think, let alone hear their wolf whistles at the "totty" in the gardens of the detached houses next to where they are working!!

Kladdkaka Wed 03-Aug-11 16:36:06

grin The only 'totty' they'd see would be an occasional stray moose. I'm going outside to take a picture to show how barking they are. I think, they think they're on holiday, enjoying a hot summer's day in the countryside.

Be right back.

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