It’s pretty pathetic when you have to vacuum your vacuum.
I had such an accumulation of fur and dust on my canister vac -
that’s exactly what I had to do. I thought my cats shed a lot –
they do but it’s nothing compared to our Doberman-lab mix
Maybe. When I scratch her white chest it’s like snow-flurries
sifting onto our dark laminate floor. And it doesn’t matter how much
we brush her, she manages to drop gobs of hair wherever she roams!
I didn’t know an animal could shed so much and not be bald. I sweep,
dust mop and vacuum with my rechargeable Black & Decker stick vac every
single day. Then I lug out the heavy, duty, Range-Rover-of-a-vac every
couple of weeks to suck up any dirt, dust & debris I missed while using
the lightweight artillery. It’s not a pretty sight – this once bright, cherry red,
sucking machine now looks like an old gray mare. If the lady who lived in the
Great Expectations’ house had a vacuum, this would be it. So I take a few
minutes to remove the thick, dusty layer from the vac before redirecting the
nozzle to a more monumental task – ridding my house of hair,
‘here baby, there mamma, everywhere daddy, daddy – HAIR’!
Let me put this all into perspective. It’s a lot of work, a constant
battle between woman and fur. But when Maybe stares at me so lovingly
with those big brown eyes, I melt…and keep on vacuuming.
So I have a challenge for you, dear reader – help me come up with a way to turn
this hair into money! Then I can hire someone and I won't have any more bad hair days.