May 24th 2009 7:52 am
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Whoa pups...it's been AGES since I last updated my diary! A lot has happened in that time period, but it's been a year of mostly positive events. We moved...AGAIN. Honestly, I don't know WHAT Mommy was thinking moving to this new apartment. Sure, it's closer to work and we're not in danger of getting shot in the middle of a gang fight, but this new place has WHITE carpet. WHITE. As you can easily see, Gretta and I are furry black shedding MACHINES. So this new place...so not challenging for us. Even when Mommy vacuums several times a week, we very quickly change the carpet color from white to charcoal. BOR-ring.
Anyway, part of this year of good things includes our recent selection to test-drive the new Dyson vacuum cleaner. Well, I guess "good" depends on perspective. Mommy seems overly excited by this prospect, while Gretta and I remain apprehensive. You see, one of my most important jobs at this apartment is to make sure it's ALL covered in Rondo-y goodness. I mean, it can't really be home without long tufts of dachshund hair forming a thin layer on EVERYTHING, right? Combine that with Gretta's amazingly sticky cocker spaniel hairs and we're a formidable shedding team.
I don't mind the vacuum so much, but it frightens poor Grettakins. I love my sister, so I realized the least I could do for her was to double my shedding and encourage her to shed even more. That way, Mommy's vacuums would clog and die on her. We watched a whole parade of sweepers come and go over the years, some named Eureka, one named Bissell, a couple named Hoover, something called the Dirt Devil (which I think was totally in cahoots with the two of us because it didn't do squat on all our wonderful contributions to the household) one with the WEIRDEST name of GE that lasted all of 2 weeks... What can I say, the Rondo/Gretta team concedes defeat to NO machine!
But now we have what Mommy calls an honest-to-god challenger, one that will put all the other sweepers to shame. A purple monster sitting in the kitchen, daring to stand up to ME, the mighty shedding king. Gretta ran under the bed to cower, that silly cocker believes EVERYTHING Mommy tells her. But I...the mighty dachshund...I, the great Rondolio....I know that anything that's purple is nothing to fear. I mean, I did help decimate the Great Grape Ape just last week, and I tore the head off of a Barney doll when I was a mere pup. Fear a purple sucking machine? Not I!!!
But Mommy really is convinced that this is her solution. I've never seen her so excited to clean the house. And apparently seeing all her dogster friends have such success with the beast has really fostered her dogmatic belief that her woes over this white carpet are over.
Tell me friends, should I worry? Or is this just another weak challenger in the long line of cleaning machines Mommy has adopted? Stay tuned, as Mr. Dyson Airmuscle makes his debut performance on our carpet later this morning...
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The only suggestion I can offer is to allow yourself to be shaved on the carpet... only THEN can you truly have a fighting chance. But just a chance...
Good luck to you both!