Who’s Afraid of the Vacuum?

I used to think that all cats were afraid of the vacuum, I even created a design related to that (see here). Sure, Chris was not afraid, but Chris has never been an ordinary cat. Last year I posted a video of Chris ignoring me while I vacuumed around him. At the time I thought it was impressive because cats run and hide when the see the vacuum cleaner. Don’t they? I’m not so sure anymore.

Recently I was vacuuming the patio and both Chris and Frankie seemed completely oblivious to the noisy vacuuming going on around them.

Where was Puck while this was going on? Under the bed. Maybe it’s a gold cat thing.


15 thoughts on “Who’s Afraid of the Vacuum?

  1. onespoiledcat

    Sam totally HATES the vacuum……but having seen some cats and how they LIKE to be vacuumed themselves (!!!) and sit there just letting the monster do its’ thing within inches, I guess Sam’s just a BIG WIENIE!


  2. Kitties Blue

    Mommy was most impressed by your bikes. As we mentioned when you showed Chris and the vacuum last time, Giulietta could care less about the vacuum. You can vacuum right up to her toes. And she’s a floofy gray kitty. Some kitties will actually let you vacuum them. Not so with any of us, however. Have a great weekend. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth & Calista Jo

        1. Charles Huss Post author

          Yes, even I am amazed. The other day Chris stood by the window as a guy on a riding mower cut the grass very close to the window. If I opened the door he probably would have ran after it.

  3. Dennis

    Your cat seem to be unimpressed by the cleaner. My cat would run away as fast as she can. I clean and she is mad at me for an hour 😀 She hates the vacuum so much.

  4. Charles Huss Post author

    Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:

    I don’t know why but Frankie and Chris are not bothered by the vacuum. Puck, on the other hand, hides under the bed at the mere sight of the vacuum cleaner. That is difficult to understand since Puck was exposed to vacuums as a very young kitten.


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