Monday, 29 October 2018

HATCHET LADY..


Can someone tell me why every time I get the hoover out I am made to feel like I have a hatchet in my hands?

From day one when Polly gave birth to our four black fiends we used the hoover to get them used to the sound but to this day they run in all directions as soon as I get the thing out, never mind turning it on.


Anyone else have the same problem?

21 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, yes!

    Sparky-cat goes into full fear mode. Millie-cat isn't at all bothered and barely opens an eye, meanwhile Toby (dog) goes into playful attack the hoover mode. I suppose someone made it into a game when he was a puppy. The only way I can vacuum is if I open the door and let poor terrified Sparky run outside, and forcefully eject Toby. They hang around on the patio, hunched and unhappy, until the hoover is put away again. Needless to say I have to check the weather before I hoover.

    Lovely photograph, Hatchet-Lady.

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  2. Yes I do have the same problem! I hate the sound of vacuum cleaners. Why can't the manufacturers make silent vacuum cleaners? As for your kittens - it is probably racist to call them "black fiends"! Why not call them "black balls of fluff" instead?

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  3. One of my cats sleeps right through my vacuuming, the other just watches suspiciously from
    a safe distance!

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  4. Our cats all scatter in horror each time I trundle out the hoover. Its a rather quiet unit as such things go.
    Years ago we had a deaf cat [a blue-eyed white, genetically deaf]. she loved the vaccuum cleaner, followed it about and climbed aboard the canister. I assumed she related to the vibration it made. She was also prone to walking on the lower keys of my piano--vibrations, again?

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    1. I have an electronic piano and rupert loves to walk on the keys as they make a satisfying clunking noise.

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  5. When I had a dog,20 odd years ago,he used to hate the hoover and bark and try to attack it,so one of us had to walk him so he didnt get upset.I had carpets in them days.Now we have wooden floors in every room,I very rarely use it...which suits me down to the ground,lol.I just sweep and then mop and the only sound the cats hear is me muttering that I hate bloody housework,which is what they are used to me saying most days anyway!xx

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    1. Here, here Deb. We have it off pat now, just a quick hoover with the tiny one takes about 10 mins, just to get the lumps of fur off and a good go through every now and then.

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  6. our dogs hated the vac, but our new BB pays it no attention at all

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  7. It's funny how animals react so individually to sounds. Olga doesn't mind the vacuum at all -- in fact, I sometimes have to push her with it to get her to stand up! But my cats were terrified of it. I suppose cats have a reputation for being a bit more skittish in general. (The funniest thing about that picture, by the way, is the word "oven" over mama cat's head -- it emphasizes her warmth and motherliness!)

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    1. It's an old box that the microwave was in Steve. She chose to give birth under a table amongst a lot of rubbish in the box room. Most inconvenient for taking photos.

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  8. What a great picture!!. Yes, one of our cats was scared to death of the vacuum, and one doesn't care at all!

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  9. All the cats we have had in our family have hated the vacuum! Our current cat, Scruffy, makes a dash for the cat flap as soon as he sees the thing, never mind hears it!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  10. Our cats hate the vacuum too, but it's probably because they hear it so seldom! haha One runs to the basement but the other feistier one hangs around watching from a safe distance and retreats as I advance, keeping a wary eye on the machine.

    Oh, that photo is wonderful and I had to laugh at Steve's comment about "oven" above mama cat!

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  11. Oh dog of 17 years still used yo jo behind the sofa when the Hoover came out.

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  12. I am obviously being very dim, but I can't find your email, Briony. Could you email me your address to: flissandmax@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  13. One of my previous cats used to love having her back vacuumed. (I didn't use full power).

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    1. I wish this lot liked that it would help a lot with all the fur here, lol

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  14. Every dog I ever had except for Duke has hated the vacuum. Most would run but Gibbs barks at it.

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  15. Mine doesn't even like the broom...

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  16. Yes. My boy cat's eyes get so large, I'm afraid he is going to split his face open....
    He runs....well, he waddles away as fast as he can.

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  17. Yes can relate to that, all our furries look in horror and scatter as soon as it comes out xcx

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