Monday, April 4, 2011

My weekend

Well, some good stuff happened and some bad stuff happened, and some weird stuff happened!

On Friday afternoon at work, Mom announced that she needed to vacuum, so she brought out the vacuum and plugged it in (Gumball is very scared of the vacuum!) and she started to vacuum, and then she stopped, and said that the vacuum wasn't sucking anything up.

She checked the vacuum cleaner bag, and it was empty, and she had put it in the right way.

Then she turned the vacuum cleaner upside down, and started inspecting the big spinning bar on the bottom of it, and she sat down with the upside-down vacuum and got some small scissors and started cutting, and kept talking about how there was some dog hair wrapped around the brush, but not much (HA!) and that normally that didn't affect the sucking, anyway.

Then she inspected all the hoses, and couldn't find anything blocking them.

So then she got really confused, and she started taking the vacuum apart, and on the inside of it she found a yellow sponge that looked like Sponge Bob Square Pants, and it was clean. So now she didn't know what to do. She finally decided to explore some more, because she said she was NOT going to buy a new vacuum, and I hope not, because this one has a wonderful "Bailey attachment" that she uses to vacuum me, and it feels Sooooooooooo good!

She lifted up the vacuum Sponge Bob Square Pants, and said "Whoa..."

She even made her friend come and look at it, and her friend said "Oh my god you got a hamster in your vacuum!" So that got me to come in for an even closer look.

But it wasn't a hamster!

This is what it looked like after Mom used tools to dig it out of the vacuum's tummy.

Mom says it was a dense blob of my hair and carpet fibers from the store. And some dirt. it was pretty big! This sort of proves my theory about toxic dog hair, huh? After Mom put the vacuum cleaner back together, it worked like brand new! But here's the deal: That is NOT my hair. It is Gumball's.

Here is my proof: 1) As you can seen in this picture, my hair is a lustrous red, while Gumball's hair is sandy brown, like the vacuum hamster's.
2) Golden Retreiever's do NOT shed. It is a well-known fact, right, guys?
3) Mom vacuums me almost every day at work, so there is no way any of my beautiful hair could get trapped in the vacuum's tummy (um, that made sense in my head)

On Sunday, Mom asked me if I wanted to go ride in the car, so I came running, and jumped in the car, and Mom did NOT go back inside to get Gumball. Just Mom and me went for a ride! It was so peaceful! We went to work, but just for a short visit. And then we had another peaceful ride home!

Later Sunday night Mom was working on the computer (duh), doing something she calls "syncing the iPad." I do not know anything about that, but I DO know that now she has TWO laptop computers, and that is no fair. But anyway, when she does this syncing thing, the small computer is hooked up to the other computer with a short cord she calls the "USB Cable". And this syncing stuff takes a really really long time, like 2 hours! It is ridiculous. But anyway, Mom started the syncing, and after about an hour she decided to go cook dinner, and so I ate my dinner, and then ran upstairs to drool on her while she ate hers. And I jumped on the bed and nudged my way over to her, and she started yelling and yelling, and I decided I better go hide in my bed, even though she was eating. It was a tough decision, but she seemed pretty mad. Mad enough that she had put her hot dinner over on the table, and grabbed the computers, and that's when she started telling me I had stepped on the USB cable and unplugged it from the 'puter, and now she had to start the sync all over. Oh noes. But she started it again, and then I snuck back over to the bed, and eventually she convinced me it was safe for me to jump back up there. And I got to lick her soup bowl when she was finished. Yay!


Sam said...

Oh goodness, you had a very complexing day! Mom has to clean the hamsters out of the vacuum every other week - we don't know the fur she is sucking up though! You are right, Golden's don't shed!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Good to see a blog post. Mmm Yah blame Gumball. We got wood floors so mom can easily spot my fur ... Its that time of the year. Gumball is looking good. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sheila and Bob said...

Sounds like a rollicking weekend,
Our Mom & Dad always say they get a small animal out of our vacuum cleaner ever time they vacuum which is usually every day.
We tell them the same thing as you said that Golden Retrievers DO NOT SHED.....well we obviously have a lot of convincing ahead.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie

Sagira said...

Oh unplugged the computer? EEK!

That is a lot of hair, no wonder it was sucking anything up. LOL

JackDaddy said...

I trip over the cords all the time! :)

Bailey said...

I KNOW - goldens do NOT shed! It's true! Plus, like I told Mom - the vacuum NEVER broke BEFORE we got Gumball!

Wyatt said...

..and the good news is, your mom made 10 cents cleaning out the vacuum..BOL!
We get a lot of wirey fur in the vacuum and we are supposed to be non-shedding dogs..heehee!


Samantha said...

Hi Bailey - whew it's been too long since we visited and what a weekend you had! So much going on! We also vote yea on the no-shed Goldens issue heheh! And we think that furball thingy was definitely Gumball's fault! Great you got to go for a drive all along with Ma and then get to lick her soupbowl - wowzers! But sorries she got upset with you first - that's no fun!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Bailey said...

Oh Wyatt, that dime wasn't really in the vacuum! Mom put it in the picture to show how big the hairball was! BOL!

2ndwednesday said...

What a busy weekend!