LOL... Yes. My (limited) experience with bulldogs suggest they are like this... Not the impression I got from watching Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Chance runs away whenever I take tin foil out to cook, barks at newspapers or errant balloons blowing in the street and growls at the refrigerator when the coolant is dripping (and he can hear it). I think his most ridiculous "event" was when he (after being told to "leave it") tipped over a box of 12 cans of Coke. The cans started to roll out toward him... and thus began World War III. It took him about six months to be okay with a box of Coke in the house again. (Thankfully, we don't often have it around.)
The idea of Bongo sneaking up on his own water bowl amuses me greatly, I don't mind telling ya.