All the hot weather here has given me an excuse to get caught up on some housekeeping. With three dogs, that all shed, different colors - I'm almost instantly behind even when I do catch up! Mason sheds the most (he can put a Furminator to shame), both longish brown hairs and lots of fluffy white undercoat. Duncan does his part too, with hundreds of needle-like white hairs (my mom actually got one stuck in her foot once - had to pull it out like a sliver!). Brutus sheds the least, but he is sort of "molting" out his puppy coat right now, so contributing more than usual.
Thankfully I have lots of dark-colored ceramic tile that hides dog hair pretty well; it can easily be swept with a broom, producing lots of "fur tumbleweeds." I do have carpet in some of the downstairs rooms, which never ceases to need vacuuming. Don't know where I'd be (probably up to my eyeballs in dog hair) without my Dyson "Animal," which has probably sucked up 100's of dogs worth of hair over the last 5 years and is still going strong! I love it, but oddly Brutus doesn't have quite the same appreciation for the Dyson as I do. Every time I bring the vacuum out, it's "Game on" before I even plug it in!
So when I vacuum, I "exercise" three things - the carpet, my right arm, and Brutus!! His behavior with the vacuum can be much better, but only if I carry around a squirt gun with me to discourage Brutus from attacking the vacuum. He still chases it around & tries to ambush it whenever possible. I can only vacuum a few rooms at a time, or I think Brutus might pass out from all the excitement. God forbid I get out the hose attachments...
Part one is all still pictures, just with the main vacuum. I'll move on to part 2 next week, with includes the hose attachments & a video. For now, I present the newest extreme sport: Vacuum Wrangling!
The beast resting in it's lair.
(It guards the dog food bins from any self-servers that might wander by)
Think I've found it's Achilles heel - I mean wheel!
Come on Dyson - bring it on (notice it's not even plugged in yet...)
Hey mom, can you wake Dyson up so we can settle this?
Laying in wait
Duncan was actually quite the vacuum attacker in his prime!
Dyson 1, Brutus 0.
Can you believe that's all from one room? Yuck!!