When we first got my dog Scout, she had terrible separation anxiety. She would bark from the time we left until the time we got back. We had only had her about six weeks when the Fourth of July rolled around and we were invited to a neighbor's house for dinner. Before we left, we put on the radio so that it might block some of the firework sounds that scared her.
A few hours later we were walking back home. From the end of the block we heard LOUD, LOUD music. We just assumed someone was having a party. We got closer and closer to our house, and we suddenly realized the music was coming from inside our house! We ran inside to find poor little Scout cowering in her crate. Of course, we turned the music right off, but we never did figure out what happened.
Actually, that was not the first (or last) time something like that had happened. It's happened a handful of times. The radio will be on and the music will suddenly get really, really deafening loud. I would think there was something wrong with the radio, except...
There is also the problem of my iPod. I used to always put my iPod in a docking station, sometimes I'd move it to the living room and sometimes to the kitchen. Wherever I left it, it would just turn on, out of the blue. Sometimes it would do it while I was in the other room, working on the computer. Sometimes it would do it in the dead of night. Eventually, I learned to never leave my iPod in the docking station. I hardly ever use my iPod now. If I want to listen to music, I'll use my iPhone. But I never leave it in the docking station.
They say my house is built on an old military school.
They say the first owner of the house lived here for fifty years. She was an artist and an alcoholic. Her husband helped finance Walt Disney.
Someone likes music. That's all I know. And they either really dislike barking or they really worry about dogs afraid of fireworks
Or maybe there's just something wrong with my appliances.