Sunday, November 05, 2006

The One Thing that Scares the Boys

Not much scares the boys, particularly not much in the way of sound. Loud fireworks on the Fourth of July don't even cause them to wake up from a nap. However, the vacuum cleaner does send both Arthur and Beowulf running for cover. Beowulf tends to hide under the dining room table.




8 comments:

socidoc said...

Awwww so cute, as always! My older cat Harley runs under my bed when the vacuum goes on, but my younger Lucy is, at first, curious, then she notices that Harley has run under the bed, so she follows her! LOL!

CynCyn said...

my pair of cats skitter away when i pull out the vac too, but i blame myself. (as a new new cat owner, i decided to vacuum the 2nd day after I got them... who'da thunk?)
ps. thanks for the tip on the solid gold tuna cat food. my babies love it!

Anonymous said...

Avram, I love your blog. Keep up the good work.

I, too, have two cats. Birmans. I have found that the Miele vacuums are not only the best for removing pet hair and getting the rugs exquisitely clean, but they are also quieter than any other vacuum I've ever owned. It cost a little bit of money ($500) but well worth it. Lifetime guarantee and quiet. I can vacuum the rugs and my boys don't even notice it.

Hugs to all the lovely cats in this world. Catarina

Just Sharlene said...

I know exactly what you mean. All my cats disappeared when I took out the vacumn, except for Pepper who will stay and observe the vacumn. If the vacumn comes too close, she will hiss and even attack the vacumn.

I once saw a video clip on TV about a cat letting the owner vacumn its body. I wish my cats would let me do that, that would minimize all the shedding all over my sofa and living room! Haha...

Mette said...

Well......I have to say, I am not afraid of the vacuum cleaner.
Most of my grandchildren love to sit on it while its making a tour around the house.
Sometimes I let them camb me with it.

But when it comes near my food, i'll attack it.
Yes....I am a cat.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, cats and vaccums...Our Persian, Oscar bolts to the top tier of the kitty tree as soon as he sees me plugging it in. Depending on his mood, Mr. Kitty, our long-haired butterscotch tabby, isn't really phased by the vaccum cleaner.

Jennifer O. said...

Mr. Chen and Ollie are also both afraid of the vacuum. They seem to be getting less afraid as time goes on but they do both also prefer to hide on the dining room chairs. Ollie tends to be a bit bolder about it but Cheny is getting better. Just yesterday he stayed on the dining room chair for a long time while I was vacuuming under the table. Eventually, when I got too close he did run away but my husband was vacuuming in the other room so he was really not sure where to go.

I've really enjoyed reading your blog as we got our boys in Sept from a shelter, too. We have been so happy to watch them grow and it's been wonderful to read your blog and see how much your guys have grown, too. Thanks!

Lisa said...

All my cats disappear except Cocoa who maintains his distance, but keeps a watchful eye on me. Supervising I guess.