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Posted: 5/20/2005 10:48:48 AM EDT
My wife is about to start vacuuming. She warned me because she knows I find the noise intolerable. I will be vacating the area until she's done. Anyone else here share my loathing for that sound?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:49:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 10:49:35 AM EDT by DK-Prof]
My cats hate and fear it.


Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:49:32 AM EDT
that & leaf blowers.

slap on the Peltors.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:50:42 AM EDT
I wear ear plugs when I vaccuum or mow the lawn...I get weird looks from people
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:51:33 AM EDT
Doesn't bug me.

Drives the dog NUTS though!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:53:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Doesn't bug me.

Drives the dog NUTS though!



Doesn't bother me either and mylazy dog could care less. He just gets annoyed with it and moves to another part of the house
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:54:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:54:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
My cats hate and fear it.





As does mine.

G23c
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:57:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Doesn't bug me.

Drives the dog NUTS though!



+1

My wife tried to clean him once with the hose attachments and it didn't go over too well. Now he just gets up and leaves the room.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:57:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
My cats hate and fear it.





As does mine.

G23c




I've never quite understood WHY they fear it - over the last 10-12 years they've gotten used to thunderstorms which used to frighten them, but they are still terrified of the vacuum - but you'd think they'd eventually figure out that it doesn't hurt them.

My cats are morons.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:59:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
My cats hate and fear it.





His Achilles Heel. We use it to round ours up for caging and transport. Resistance is futile.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:00:10 AM EDT
I wish I heard the vacuum more around here.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:03:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
My wife is about to start vacuuming. She warned me because she knows I find the noise intolerable. I will be vacating the area until she's done. Anyone else here share my loathing for that sound?


I hated that sound as a child. Now I tolerate it. But fireworks....
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:05:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:


My cats are morons.



Most cats are morons. Most dogs are morons too. In my lifetime I/my family has had six dogs. NONE of them, despite having a few smart ones, ever figured out that the vacuum was not a monster. Most of them were afraid of it, a few would attack it. My German Shepherd attacks the vacuum, and when you yell at her not to she'll just give you a look that says "I'm sorry. I can't help it, I'm crazy." The only other machine that can inspire the level of deep down gut reaction in them is the pickup truck, and that's in entirely the opposite vein from the vac.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:06:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
My wife is about to start vacuuming. She warned me because she knows I find the noise intolerable. I will be vacating the area until she's done. Anyone else here share my loathing for that sound?



My rottweiler hates that noise. He's broken the vacuum before when he attacked it.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:11:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
My cats hate and fear it.





My cat hisses at it and sometimes attacks the vacuum.

I had to get rid of the dustbuster because he would attack is unceasingly, swatting and hissing. I would try to keep it away from him and he would run around me faking and darting past so he could swipe it. He fucking hates it. I think he's afraid of it but he is a very brave cat.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:11:33 AM EDT
Nature abhors a vacuum...and so do dogs!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:13:18 AM EDT
Music to my ears $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:31:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 11:32:39 AM EDT by Mauser101]
When my dog was still around he'd retreat to the far corner of the room, put his face into that corner, tuck tail and start shivering. I swear that vacuum really shook him up. We eventually just put him outside whenever somebody was vacuuming.

He also used to have panic attacks when he was getting a bath. Mind you he LOVED being clean after the bath. He'd runn all over and lay outside sunning himself, but during the bath he'd start hyperventaliating. Just dang weird.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:44:40 PM EDT
I can't stand the sound of a Hoover, but any other brand is fine. I also find MRI's soothing and relaxing..
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:01:29 AM EDT
My dog runs to the doorbell like a Marine to gunfire.

He runs from the sound of the vacuum like a Frenchman from a fight.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 2:08:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 2:09:17 AM EDT by Charging_Handle]
Having to hear a vacuum for long drives me batty. It is simply the most irritating noise in the world to me. Of course some vacuums are far worse than others.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:55:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
My cats hate and fear it.





+1 lol...mine even hates the sound of the shop vac being rolled out to suck up water from my leaky basement. I have one of those stainless steel shop vacs, and it sounds like a drum as it rolls accross the concrete floor. The Finnster goes into immediate "vacate the area" mode when he hears the telltale sound.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:34:53 PM EDT
I hate that sound. I always try to vacuum as quickly as possible. Can't stand to hear it close to me if someone else is using it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:40:31 PM EDT
I dont mind it if Im doing the vacuuming. Otherwise its irritating as hell, and I scramble.


Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:11:03 PM EDT
ok, i have two labs. gunfire, thunder, big stereo sounds of Santana, vacuum cleaner (which is run often after 2x lab furparties in the house on saturday nights) whatever, don't seem to bother 'em. amazing.

only dogs i've ever had that are un-responsive to big noise. they love it. will play and bark at the vacuum (rainbow waterfilter job) if i let 'em in the house when i'm running same.

last set of dogs (15 years ago) hated it and would freak bigtime if i fire her up, or touched off a round, or a thunderboomer came through.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:29:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
My wife is about to start vacuuming. She warned me because she knows I find the noise intolerable. I will be vacating the area until she's done. Anyone else here share my loathing for that sound?



Doesn't bother me at all as long as someone else is using it...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:32:31 PM EDT
Only when I'm watching TV.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:46:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:15:14 PM EDT
Hate it...bad.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:25:39 PM EDT
I have a central vac system so it's actually pretty quiet. The pug stands a ways back and cocks his head at it but the bigger dog runs like hell from it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:30:47 PM EDT
It don't bother me at all
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