Thursday, 2 April 2009

Filling The Vacuum.

My sincerest apologies for not exactly taking a decent quality photograph. However, you must understand that our 'zippity doo hah' dog, 'Penny' the Jack Russell, has an intense hatred for the vacuum cleaner. So to even get her near the 'blue beast', is quite the accomplishment. The above picture was rather hurried and Penny was soon gone the heck out of the living room. The vacuum, in spite of the dog's apprehension, was most cooperative in having its photo snapped. You might say a 'sucker' for attention.
I have reached the conclusion that our canine friends do not appreciate the ironic situations that can present themselves in everyday life. I have mentioned in a previous blog, that if our dog did not shed so much hair, the usage of the dreaded whirring machine would be less frequent. But does she stop shedding less hair? Does she attempt to grab the useless dog brush and rid herself of those pesky hairs? Well, ofcourse not. So thanks to her and those mystery hairs; I spent the previous hour vacuuming one small part of the carpet, over and over and over again.
I have tried to use the dog brush, (on her, not me), all to no avail. I brush and I brush and I brush some more. So when the end result is no hairs on said brush, I resort to grabbing great clumps out with my hands. I have tried bathing her and the end result is a wet dog with wet hair. Some clever chap suggested that I vacuum the dog.!
Now then. lets 'paws' and change the theme in this blog for a bit. I have been known to do disjointed blogs and so here we go....Sir Galahad and Sir Lancelot walked into 'Yee Olde Inn'. "My good innkeeper. We require a room for two knights." said Sir Lancelot. "That is fine. You can pay for your lodgings upon your departure" replied the innkeeper. The next morning, Sir Galahad and Sir Lancelot approached the innkeeper. "We wish to pay for our lodgings, my good man" said Sir Galahad. Looking rather perplexed, the innkeeper responded: "Oh, I thought you wanted a room for two nights?"
Now then, where were we? Oh yeah. Maybe some scientist can explain to me why, when I attempt to vacuum up the dog hairs, that they suddenly have this ability to hook themselves into the fibre of the carpet. "Come on Penny. I think it would be very nice if you became friends with the vacuum cleaner? Penny? Penny? Where are you? Penny, why are you hiding under my duvet?"


  1. Hahaha! Classic pic love it. I had a dog who hated the vacuum, it never had a chance. If he had his way we'd have dog hair carpets.

    Thanks for sharing :)


  2. Sadly our dog is no longer with us, we'd love to have dog hairs around again :-) but we are both too old now to cope with walks. Loved the beautiful garden..hugs..Carole.

  3. Awwh cute doggie! Bless him. We had a dog a few months ago but sadly it was not to be. I'm still finding his hairs everywhere so I really identify with your plight! Those hairs do get right inside the pile of the carpet and it's complete lock down isn't it! Not sure how you get rid of them!

  4. Gary, I just love that dog! What a cutie.(smile) Considering how much she dislikes that're very lucky to get a picture at all!

    Those dog hairs are difficult to pick up, but those little animal friends are our most loyal and loving companions. I don't know what I'd do without mine.

    I enjoyed your 'paws' to share your terrific sense of humor with everyone...just great!(smile)

    What a pleasure it is to visit your blog. Always enjoyable, my friend.

    'Til next time,

  5. Greetings Ryan,
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. It is much appreciated.
    In so far as carpets; it was more a matter of discovering that I had a carpet under the dog hairs and the carpet was indeed blue.
    Thanks Ryan. Take good care, Gary:-)

  6. Dear Carole,
    Thank you very much for your comment.
    I'm so sorry to read that you no longer have your dog with you. I understand just how much a dog can mean. I consider that a dog is a cherished family member.
    Thank you for your kind remark in regards to my garden. It truly is a labour of love.
    Please look after yourself and keep smiling. Warm wishes, Gary

  7. Dear Julie,
    Yes indeed, Penny is one cute dog. Pity about her concerns regarding the vacuum cleaner. I always make sure she is in another room before I switch on the 'whirring monster'.
    I sorry to know that your dog from a few months back was not to be. It's amazing just how stubborn those hairs can be.
    Thanks Julie. I wish you well with your continued writing exploits.

  8. Dear Mattie,
    So glad you love the dog. If you like, I could send over a shipment of her hairs across the Atlantic.
    Hmmm...maybe not:-)
    I can so relate to our little animal friends being such loyal and loving companions. Penny is a great source of comfort to me in my somewhat reclusive life.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I think your blog is wonderful and greatly enjoy popping over to your site for moments of inspiration.
    Right then, that's it, with 'dogged' determination, we continue to embrace a 'pawsitive' life:-) Gary.

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  10. Hi Gary,
    Excuse my earlier 'deletion'. I don't have a dog, though I like them. I also dislike vacuums though.
    You posting is very funny with a surreal twist. You've made our knight and day! Dixie

  11. Dear Dixie,
    Thank you for leaving a comment.
    I'm so glad to know you like our canine friends. I'm not a big fan of vacuum cleaners either. Although with Penny, and her hairs dropping and attaching themselves to the carpet, I've had to ignore my deep hatred of my vacuum. (Why does 'vacuum' have to 'u's?)
    Glad you liked my 'knight' joke. Surely you 'jester'? :-)
    Thanks Dixie. Kind thoughts, Gary.

  12. Dear Gary,
    Another slice of wit and wisdom from the bard for the malcontent. Erm, that's you, not me, Gary.
    And great dog. Despite all the hairs she must be a great companion.
    And great picture.
    Thanks once again for your most uplifting comments on my own blog. Thay made me feel very pawsitive! (sorry to steal your joke!)
    Again, With Warmest Regards,

  13. Dear David,
    Thank you for pawsing and making a comment.
    Penny the 'Jackal' Russell is very much a loyal companion and a great source of company to me in my often isolated world.
    You are most welcome for the comment I left on your blog. Say hello to all your adoring fans in Hollywood. Also, if you see her in Tinsel Town, please let Lassie know that Penny would like her autograph.
    Thanks David:-)


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