Whether on television or in person, we've all seen proof of dogs being afraid of excessively-noisy things - especially vacuum cleaners. My previous doxie, OzzY was no different. The mere sight of a vacuum cleaner sent him into the nearest corner, cowering and shivering in fear. He couldn't even tolerate it being rolled past him!
Enter Ramsay: fearless guardian of our home - probably the bravest, most curious dog that I've ever known. Dogbert actually RUNS TOWARD the vacuum cleaner and/or dust buster when I take it out. "Lemme check that out to make sure it's working, dad", is the look I always get as he sniffs over every inch of the device. The inspection continues even after I turn it on, and it's all I can do to keep the little snausage from becoming one with the dust bunnies in the wind tunnel. Once his quality control eval is complete, Ramsay retreats to the nearest sofa to supervise the remainder of my vacuuming from a higher vantage point - a dox-eye view if you will - and will periodically check back in to ensure HIS mess is getting cleaned up. I have a feeling I'm going to have to tether Ramsay when it's time to fire up the lawn mower!
|dad, you missed a spot...and if you suck up my toy|
i may have to poop in your shoes.