Monday, August 4, 2014

Westie vs. Vacuum Cleaner

   When Pierre first came to live with us, he was terrified of the vacuum cleaner.  He would run around and bark at it, but never get very close.  My daughter used to put him in his crate whenever she vacuumed, because he would get so upset.  Pierre doesn’t shed very much, but Bentley is a major league shedder.  For that reason, we vacuum almost every other day.  I decided that Pierre was just going to have to get used to it.  I told him that I have never sucked up a dog before and that he was safe.  Over time, he has gotten a little braver.  The last few weeks though, he has decided it was his job to take down the sucking monster.  He would inch closer to it and try to bite it, and then race away.  I think it is hilarious!  The other day, I was using the hose and brush attachment to vacuum the bathroom.  He thought this was his prime opportunity to kill the machine.  I was startled when he leaped out of nowhere to attack.  Luckily, I had my phone in my pocket and was able to video his attempt.  Watch the few seconds of video below.  Notice that he de-brushes the vacuum vermin!




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37 comments :

  1. BOL funny. I just go and hide when the vacula comes out. Pierre you are one brave dude. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Haha oh Pierre, you are just like Shiner with the vacuum. She also tries to bite it. She will even try to bite the big part. I usually have to put her in a different room because she makes it hard to vacuum for me!

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  3. BOL!! That is awesome! My granddog is a westiepoo and he does the same thing!

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  4. Apparently dogs are just like cats when it comes to vacuum cleaners. I'm wondering what it is they know and we don't.

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  5. Dang this rotten malfunctioning sound card in my computer...I can't see the vid :( and I was so hoping for a giggle..seems the card comes and goes so I will come back and try again :) :) dang...hugs Fozziemum xx

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  6. Reilly use to just totally ignore vacula - until Denny was about 14 months old and decided he was going to dead it every time he saw it - it is the ONLY thing Denny had taught Reilly - how to chase vacula :)

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  7. Wow Pierre that was very brave! that hoover thingy eats all crumbs on the floor, what are mine ...

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  8. OMD....You killed it! I attack Vacula too, but it usually wins. :(

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  9. I thought you were going to say your daughter never vacuumed so he didn't have any experience with vacuums! Bailie and I could care less about it. Katie, the guard dog, is terrified.

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  10. Haha - Good job Pierre! I used to always attack the vacuum, never got a piece like you did! :)

    Now I'm less bothered by it, got better things to do with my time, but every now and then will give it a piece of my mind so it remembers who's boss! :)

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  11. VACULA is VILE and VICIOUS and as Evil as a SQUIRREL.... Stand your ground PIERRE... Vacula is NOT to be trusted... it is to be VANQUISHED.

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  12. Well done, Pierre!!! The vacuum monster definitely deserves a good terrier takedown!
    Oz

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  13. LOL! Jeffie is positive that the vac is going to hurt me, so he barks and tries to attack it. Rudy has no fear and walks beside me as I vac. Guess he's keeping me company. Rosie? She just plain isn't interested and thinks her brothers are nuts.

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  14. That's pawsome! Our first dog used to attack the vacuum every chance she got. She ruined a very expensive machine.
    www.dogtreatweb.com

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  15. I have no idea what it is about dogs and vacuums! I've never tried to attack ours, I just find the room farthest away. Glad to see Pierre going for it! Love Dolly

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  16. That is so funny!! Our peki-huahua Chicky does the same thing, but when JoeJo was alive he would try to walk on top of the vacuum! I am glad for Pierre to when at least one battle of the never ending war :)

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  17. Hi Y'all!

    Did you find the brush or did he bury it?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  18. hahahaha!!!! You get that vacuume Pierre!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  19. you are my dogs hero for taking down the vacuum
    LeeAnna and Cole at not afraid of color

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  20. LOL....I wasn't expecting him to actually steal the attachment!! Ours aren't terrified of the vacuum, but they don't really like it so they either clear the rooms or go outside. Our beagle Kobi was the only who didn't care....you could run him over with it and he wouldn't move!!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  21. Pierre,

    I think you are the bravest dog I have ever seen! I am much, much bigger than you, and I will bark and lunge at the Sucky Monster, but if it comes toward me I go hide in my chair! You are my Hero!!!

    Love,
    HiJinx Cooper, My momma's special Boxer

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  22. Oh my goodness, did he give the brush back or did he destroy it? ;-)

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  23. I'm trying to train our vacuum to toss the ball for me. Me and Stanley ain't scared one bit.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  24. So cute! I am so glad you were able to capture it on video! Rooney gets this way with the hairdryer

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  25. All of us kitties go and hide UTB every single time that evil sucky monster comes out!

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  26. Impressive battle! I might try that!

    Livvie

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  27. I has killed 2 vacuums - it must be a westie thing.

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  28. Haha! Mauja and Atka run outside when the vacuum comes out ;)

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  29. hehehe Pierre you are so silly. Gambler tore a toe nail off scratching at the vacuum.

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  30. BOL!! Nice gettin' that brushy thing off the vacula Pierre!! I protest the vacuum by staging a 'sit in' and NOT MOVING when Ma tries to vacuum the floor...she always leaves an Airedale size dirty spot where I wouldn't move!! hehehe
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  31. Sounds like this might be an ongoing battle...

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  32. What an adorable video!!! Pierre is one fierce Vacuum Cleaner Killer!!

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  33. My gang can completely identify with the vacuum monster. Usually everybody hides but Athena the cat. She supervises.

    We're all very proud of Pierre for conquering his fears and conquering the vacuum cleaner!

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  34. This is SO funny! Saw it on Instagram the other day and laughed so hard! :)

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  35. haha, I bet you feel so much safer knowing Pierre is protecting your family from the sucking vermin :) Nadie does it too and it drives me nuts when I'm trying to clean!

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  36. Dogs and cats hear higher frequencies than humans so the vacuum is especially. If we could hear what they do, we would probably stay with a dirty house.

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