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"Boston Terror" Chronicles: North vs. the Dyson DC16 Animal

"Boston Terror" Chronicles: North vs. the Dyson DC16 Animal

Hooray! I've started a new group on TeamSugar for my little "Boston Terror!" North and I are going to do the legpaw work and test out products to provide our full reviews (and proof!) when we're done. Wanna know if that plushie will last for your tough chewer? Curious how long it takes a pup to empty a frozen Kong? If you have a tip or question, post it here — I'll look for the product and we'll put it to the test!

I hinted in my February Must Haves that we have recently welcomed a new animal into our home – the Dyson DC16 Animal. North hates the vacuum so I was curious to see how this weapon would fare in his eye and ear shot . . . and how it would perform, of course!For good measure, I emptied my hairbrush and his hairbrush and dumped out my dingiest day-to-day purse. I crumbled up a snack (yum, crackers!), pulled some feathers from my pillow, and cleaned out my fabric shaver, too! Then, even though North is not allowed up on the couch, I placed him up there and tried to rub him around (note: if trying at home, dog will likely hate this or think it is a new game). Yeah, just so you don't think my couch is normally in that state. Curious to see how the Dyson held up in my home,

Wow! It's straight off the West Elm showroom floor! After staring at the results, I immediately thought what else can I possibly clean?! Oooh, North's brown Pixie Stripe Snuggle Bed!Because it's super plush on the inside (and I like the striped pattern better), I always let North snuggle on that side. But, I flipped it around and ick! My guy's been resting in filth!Wow, look at all the dust, dirt, and hair it quickly and easily picked up! My vacuum-hating dog didn't appear to be that fazed by this new beast – he was more interested in the cracker crumbs . . . and getting his bed back. Now if only it wasn't so late at night, I'd head out to my garage to clean out North's carseat, too!

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SofyasDad SofyasDad 8 years
ok, ok...I think I may have to get it for Sofya!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
OooOOO... I'm going to look into this bad boy. :)
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 8 years
OMG I want a Dyson SO bad.... We had one at my old job, but we only have a bit of carpeting, so I haven't been able to justify the cost... I'm going to look into the ANimal though
mollyparnis mollyparnis 8 years
i would be curious to know if this works on fleece--I can never get cat hair off of it no matter what!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years're stressed-out sister can come over to vacuum at my place any time! ;) I need to take a serious look at this product. On any given day, my couch looks like a sasquatch due to my Persian guys hair spraying. But I do have to say that the couch's fabric (microfiber/suede) is GREAT for pet hair. If I'm in a hurry, or feeling lazy, a quick go-over with a damp cloth does a pretty good job.
nomnomnom nomnomnom 8 years
i have the dyson handheld same model with out the motorized brush. love it. except for 1 thing. it can be difficult to empty the dirt holding tank. one large dog, two long hair cats, and all the fur gets caught and you need to use a tool/stick to get the hair out. other than that awesome.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I love my Dyson DC11! Best investment I made for my place. Before I bought mine I convinced my sister to buy the Dyson Animal the full-sized purple and grey model for people with pets. My sister has killed vacuums because that's what she does when she's stressed or worried or bored-she vacuums. So she vacuums at least 4 or 5 times a day to calm herself. She killed her Kirby. She killed numerous Hoovers and Eurekas. Then I read Consumer Reports about Dyson and got her buy it, taught her to use it and she was hooked. That sucker is amazing and quiet for a full sized vac. It sucks all the way down to the sub-floor! It get every piece of cat fur, every dog hair, human hair, spec of dirt on the first pass. We actually joke that the Dyson creates its on dirt when it runs out cause there's no way there's that much filth in the rug. My friends always want to borrow my Dyson - but I have to tell them no.
LizL LizL 8 years
My Boston Terror (HAHA), Sully, doesn't mind the vaccuum so much as the Swiffer. HE HATES IT!!! He also is constantly pissed at my hair dryer!! What a dope. I wish I saw this before I resgistered for my wedding, although my pet vaccuum is very good...that looks like the best.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Wow, that Dyson sure looks powerful! Now North can make a mess whenever he wants :)
BloodyFuFu BloodyFuFu 8 years
Wow! Those pictures might actually convince my husband that I do in fact need that vacuum! No matter how much vacuuming we do black cat and white carpet do not mix.
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