Hairy Problem: Picking Up Pet FurPublished October 13, 2008
I’ve had several vacuum cleaners, and all purported to be ideal for cleaning the house. Even for pet hair.
Because Seren’s cream coat matches the carpet in our house, I didn’t realize the extent of the hairy problem in my house. Then Magic arrived—black puppy and cream carpet, uh-oh! Even then, the carpet stayed relatively unscathed because he mostly stayed in the kitchen on the slate floor.
Once Magic became reliable as far as no potty accidents, he got to spend more time with us in the living room. Black adolescent doggy on cream carpet, major uh-oh. And when spring shedding season arrived, I could really see we needed help. Those tufts of black turned the floor into a Dalmatian carpet.
Magic and the Vacuum
One of the professional pet email lists happened to discuss the pros and cons of various vacuum cleaners. Those with water filters got good reviews. Even the Roomba robotic vacuum (iRobot.com) received positive comments. But in my house, a roving robot wouldn’t be safe from Magic-teeth.
The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser (www.bissell.com) also got high marks. But the Dyson (www.dyson.com) got raves from the greatest number of pet owners. When it comes to pet hair and vacuums, the phrase, “It really sucks!” is high praise, indeed!
My carpets are cream again. I wish you good luck dealing with your own hairy situations.