Saturday, July 19, 2008

Actually he was saying "cyclonic" ...

... but for a minute I could have sworn the dude on the teeve was saying "psychotic vacuum cleaner".

Not that it would have been any kind of a surprise. I've never known a vacuum cleaner that wasn't.

My current Miele Cat and Dog with Turbo Brush, for example, would vacuum up the actual cats if given half a chance.

10 comments:

genevieve said...

Given the power of the lower-priced Miele model, that does not surprise me at all. The good folk at Miele must have carpet that is heat-glued to the floorboards in their test labs.
Otherwise they are very fine vacs indeed.

Anahata said...

I had a car once who LOVED to be vacuumed.

Anonymous said...

Miele schmiele - Dyson is the last word in cat-fur vacs

BS
(seven cats and one Dyson)

Pavlov's Cat said...

Yes indeed, my next vac will be a Dyson. The Miele is really good, but it's seen six or seven years of heavy-duty fur-elimination and has already completely worn out one turbo brush head, and I've been less than happy with the after-sales service and availability of bags and bits.

Seven cats?

You do realise, do you not, that you qualify for Crazy Cat Lady status at four? (NB Crazy Cat Lady is a gender-neutral term.)

Anonymous said...

We didn't intend to have seven - had two, but when the heavily pregnant stray appeared in the back yard, we figured we'd keep her till the kittens were weaned, and then find homes for 'em (our neighbour was going to take her to the vet for an abortion).

We-e-e-ell...you can probably guess the rest. Five kittens, found homes for two, one came back, and the other people who answered the ad struck us as being folk who shouldn't have children, let alone pets - so we decided to keep the lot.

(And yes, we have the Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure - it only comes with six cats, though)

cheers
BS

Anonymous said...

Guess I qualify (or did, at least) as a Crazy Cat Lady too. Until fairly recently I had 4. Spike died at the age of 20, Sasha when she was 16, leaving me with Sasha's grandson Mr Snuggles and Geoffrey the Serial Cat (so-named for her bed full of mouse heads ... ). I've stabilised at 3, Bruce having wandered in a while back (aged about 6 months) and done her well-known "I'm the cutest cat in the world"/purr stole routines.

David

TimT said...

"Worlds have turned on such thoughts!" In Viz Comics they routinely do (quite good) cartoons based on such puns. They would probably team up a minor celebrity with the psychotic vacuum cleaner, eg, 'Xena and her Psychotic Vacuum Cleaner'.

Anonymous said...

Bruce, having smelt that I was at the 'puter, has decided to be a purr stole again. Stopping a fairly hefty cat from sliding onto the keyboard with your left arm is quite an impediment to typing.

David

Pavlov's Cat said...

Bruce and Geoffrey are both girls, I gather. What about Mr Snuggles?

Anonymous said...

Mr Snuggles was originally a boy. (He's actually called Alex. He hasn't realised I'm taking the piss.) Geoffrey the Serial Cat is actually called Kira, and belongs (technically) to my oldest son, but because he lives in a flat he can't have her. Bruce was so-named in a vain attempt to get my youngest son (who found her in the back yard and came in clutching her and saying "Can I keep her, can I, can I, can I?") to make more than a half-arsed attempt to find her actual home. (It was intended to be a threat, but not a very successful one, from the outcome.) Also, because she was a very philosophical cat ...

David