We sent in our 12yo Kirby vacuum to be rebuilt about 1.5wks ago. [and I must plead with Paul not to comment on this issue, though I know he will :)] When they rebuild it, they replace pretty much everything! Let me tell you... this is muchly needed!
This vacuum has been quite a point of contention 'round here.
Some of Paul's points: It cost a lot of money [Those of you who may own one, know what I'm talkin' about] - so why should we shell out more cash to have this thing look and act brand spankin' new!? This thing also had a faulty cord, which last year started flaming and almost electrocuted Dani. Paul went 'round and 'round with the company concerning that.
There are also other vacuum issues which Paul will probably expound on.
My point: I really LOVE my Kirby! It really is the best I've ever used. And I can't wait until we get it back! It'll be pretty and shiny!
In the meantime this is one way we've been handling the dog fur among other things:
I can't find the first video clip I shot, but it was so cute. I did find it and it's the first of the 2 above -- I caught Charlie sitting down with the hand vac picking up pieces of fur off the rug and putting it to the nozzle, but the first video didn't capture that. He is picking some off his jammies though! It was the cutest thing! Of course, when he spotted me with the cam it didn't have the same effect..."do it again...". Oh, well, it's still cute.
I can't wait for Paul's input!!