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Old 07-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #51
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Roomba also makes a pet-specific version, the 564 I think.

We've been looking at one of those, too. With two dogs, it's hard to keep up with the pet hair at times.
The pet version wasn't/isn't available in Canada (it might be now). I have one of the 400 series and I use it with 1-4 dogs in the house. It works fine. My friend who had 2 (and now has 1) Saints, has a 400-something series as well. My mom has one of the 400-series as well and a dog in the house. I don't know that you need the pet version.
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They should cross one of those electronic pets with a Roomba pet, to get a combination pet and vacuum that cleans up after the other pets. Maybe the Roomba and the pets might become friends.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #53
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I had a really old (turquoise) Hoover - 30 yrs old, that I bought used. It held paper bags. It was a great strong vac, but using/changing bags full of dirt, having to replace broken belts & the heavy weight finally made me dump it.

The bagless lightweight with a cup, is no problem. You just release a latch, remove the spongelike filter (that can be rinsed), & hold it over your trash receptacle. Easy, peasy. No muss or fuss.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #55
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I was worried that my dogs would freak out re: the Roomba--chase it, etc. At first one of them was curious (at the time, I had 3 dogs), but they got over that. Now the dog gets up and moves when the Roomba is doing its thing--same with my parents' dog. I don't know about cats and the Roomba. The newer ones are quieter than the one I bought.

Steve--since you work from your home office, running the Roomba every day while you are working would cut down on chore time during after-work hours. I used to run mine while I was on conference calls <g>.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #56
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Vacuuming sucks... :)

Do those Roomba things really work?

Honestly I'd almost rather go to the dentist than vacuum.

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I use a dust mop on my hardwood floors and have a used and very powerful Kirby upright for area rugs. I got the Kirby at an estate sale with a ton of attachments. It scares the cats and I think causes them to shed twice as much.
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I use a dust mop on my hardwood floors and have a used and very powerful Kirby upright for area rugs. I got the Kirby at an estate sale with a ton of attachments. It scares the cats and I think causes them to shed twice as much.
I hate vacuuming. If a person could be accused of neglecting a vaciuum, I would have been charged with vacuum abuse years ago. My poor upright vacuum was kept in a closet and ignored for days on end. Can't say the same for my Roomba (she even has a name--Hilda Hustomte) and, the "other one" gets dragged out of the closet about 1x per week now. I use a swifter mop, a shark mop and steam or a shark steamer on the floors after Hilda does her thing, I can wear white socks and they don't turn grey/black. Better still, I can go barefoot in the house and my feet aren't filthy when I go to bed.
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