Seems fair he should hate it as much as I do.
Anytime I start cleaning something, Monty cannot help himself. He starts to pace. From whatever room I'm cleaning to whatever room he is safe in, he wanders back and forth looking at me like I'm doing something that will cause grievous harm.
He whines. He sighs. He stares.
He hates when I use a broom, but is also enthralled with the idea that I am gathering all the floor treats into one pile for him to peruse. He waits until my back is turned and sneaks into the room. He stands as far away from the pile as he can while leaning his nose towards the pile of dirt.
|Monty, tucked out with his pile of toys|
You would think he expects it to jump out and bite him.
He hates the vacuum even worse.
The vacuum makes Monty run for the hills. Usually he tries for high ground -- couch or bed -- but some times he doesn't make it before I do or that is the room I'm trying to clean. This causes him to stand in the middle of his chosen hill and decide if he is going to fight to maintain it or make a run for it.
The problem is the evil vacuum. It seems to make the floor lava. If the vacuum is in the room, he cannot possibly touch the floor.
It might get him.
The other day, I was vacuuming the entry rug. I like to take my time there because it seems to collect dirt like it plans to run tests. Monty was in the living room perched on the couch, ready to attack if need be.
Then he noticed a problem.
His dragon was in the kitchen.
Monty panicked. He jumped from the couch and edged closer to where the cord of the vacuum reached across the hallway blocking his access to the dragon. Monty started whining. I encouraged him to jump the chasm and rescue his dragon. He looked to the dragon, looked to me, looked to the dragon, looked to me.
I was taking great joy in his discomfort. I don't get out a lot.
Finally, he crept as close as he dared to the cord. Leaning just his head over, he streeeeetched his neck out, snagged the dragon by the torn remnants of his tail, and made a break for it.
Most hilarious rescue ever.