Pardon me while I vent for a moment. When I’m finished venting, I’ll have a few questions for you.
I should be vacuuming the house right now instead of spending time on the iPod. BUT I hate my vacuum cleaner. (Yes, Pamela, I said “hate”. 😛) When I first bought it seven years ago, it was a good little machine. But for the past year it has become a royal pain in the derrière! EVERY time I vacuum A room in the house (as in one, uno, eins, un), I have to turn the stupid thing over and literally pull dog hair out of both sides of the roller! To say the least, it’s annoying. I hate housework as it is so the extra time I have to spend makes me impatient to say the least. And yes, I do brush Callie & Shadow out regularly, but they still shed like crazy. But in this house at least, no outfit is complete without dog hair.
Okay, so I vented my frustration. Now for the questions — mainly for those of you who have long-haired dogs or have had in the past…
1. How often do you vacuum?
2. Do you have to clean out the roller on your vacuum constantly, too?
3. If your vacuum does a great job, what brand and type (upright, canister, bagless) is it?
4. If your vacuum does a great job, about how old is it? How often do you have to take it in for tune-ups/repairs?
I was thinking of “googling” vacuum cleaners; but I know every vacuum manufacturer is only going to say how great their products are, not that they have problems with dog hair. I decided you folks were my best bet for honest appraisals of your own vacuums. My Mom always swore by Hoover. Dad’s second wife swore by those junky Sears Kenmore things that I wouldn’t spend a dime on much less a couple or few hundred bucks. My current beast is an Oreck, which I swear I will never buy again. I want one that will last more than seven years without needing more than a tune-up once a year. My Mom’s Hoovers never even needed that much; but we had Poodles, not Golden Retrievers, when I was growing up.
So, any and all responses will be greatly appreciated! I need a new vacuum FAST! Before I borrow my girlfriend’s ladies’ pistol and put this one out of my misery!
Hope y’all have a tail-wagging day!!