Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Fluffy Furball!

Among my three cats, the one bushiest is Benji! Everywhere he goes, he leaves behind a trail of fur, which eventually collects and turns into huge dust bunnies! Living with 3 fluffy cats means that I need to vacuum our condo at least twice a week to maintain a fur-free environment and believe me, that is no fun chore!

The vacuum that we own right now was a wedding present and has been a trusty dust buster for almost 5 years. I recently noticed that it doesn’t seem to pick up as much dust and fur as it used to so we're contemplating on getting a new one. Thanks to a little birdy that told me about Dyson, I was able to browse through a wide range of upright, cylinder and handheld vacuum cleaners online. Dyson is actually a pretty impressive site. It was a breeze for me to navigate my way around here and using its Help Me Choose feature, I quickly found the right vacuum for me - the DC16 Issey Miyake exclusive!

The name caught my immediate attention, as Issey Miyake happens to be one of my favourite perfumes. Besides I love the idea of having a pink vacuum cleaner! What's more, it uses a powerful motorised brush bar which is very effective to collect and pick up pet hair and that's exactly what I need!

As adorable as they appear, my cats show absolutely no mercy to my furniture when it comes to shedding their fur. If I were to collect them all, I’d get a huge ball of fur, enough to knit a fluffy sweater! So I think I'll continue checking out this site and see what other accessories come with this innovative handheld vacuum cleaner. In the meantime, I'll leave you with some pictures of Benji’s favourite catnap spots. Which
spot does he look most comfy to you? ;)

Curled up at the front door, waiting for B to come home from work.

On my desk after a nap.

Enjoying the rumble tumble of the clothes dryer!


Adrian November 25, 2007 2:28 AM

Marzie! That vacuum cleaner looks like something out of Star Wars lah! :)

emilayusof November 25, 2007 3:24 AM

Hehe pink vacuum sounds like a good idea! I bet the kitties will love it!

Benji is the cutest!!

kimfei November 25, 2007 8:13 AM

hehe...the last pic very cute...he really enjoying it..hehe

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) November 25, 2007 10:45 AM

Hahahaha MArzie, I love that cats sleeping positions! Looks so comfortable ... LOL!

Speedcat Hollydale November 25, 2007 11:59 AM

Hi Mariuca!!

Stopping in to pick up my tag, and saw these cute pictures :-)

See you at the next post.... Eric

Choc Mint Girl November 25, 2007 12:20 PM was like he was force to get up in the 2nd pic...

NafaSg November 25, 2007 12:35 PM

Aww...we just love seeing Benji curling up in front of the door. So cute!!! And soooo bushy! Hehe.

Oh we did a review on Dyson too. And we saw that model! It looks cool, and the name too. The girls at NAFA are big fat Issey Miyake lovers ok??? =)=)=)

Bobby Revell November 25, 2007 3:04 PM

I had a big orange Tabby cat when I was a kid and fire ants stung his mouth and he couldn't clean himself.

My parents had me and my sister clean him. I refused to do his underside and so did my sister. That's when I developed a taste for that yummy fur ball grease.

I was coughing up fur balls until I was in my late teens! Regardless, that was one clean cat...he he he:)

Mr.Lionking is looking really majestic on your desk! Probably thinking about a tasty gazelle or something!!!!

Mariuca November 25, 2007 4:35 PM

He he, it's kinda sleek to me GK, and I like la the colour! ;) Thanks for being my first commenter! :):)

Mariuca November 25, 2007 4:35 PM

Emila! I vacuum would be ultra cool or perhaps lime green! Cute kan Baba? ;)

Mariuca November 25, 2007 4:36 PM

Hey Kim Fei! Yeah, he was on top of the dryer for hours, refused to cute! :):):)

Mariuca November 25, 2007 4:38 PM

Nick! Benji has so many different sleeping positions and they're all so cute and funny sometimes. He's also the friendliest among the three. And he's the only one that greets all my visitors by rolling on their feet, cuteness! :):):)

Nessa November 25, 2007 6:47 PM

Benji's favourite spot has to be on the clothes dryer, the way he positioned his arms and legs is a dead giveaway! :D

Unknown November 25, 2007 9:25 PM

Your cats are beyond gorgeous

J@n!ce November 25, 2007 10:16 PM

I've seen the vacuum cleaner here. Heard that its really powerful :)

I like his look in the 2nd photo. So cool :)

Janice Ng

Mariuca November 26, 2007 1:55 AM

Oooh thanks for stopping by to check out my cute pics here Eric! I'll see u soon at ur place with the meme already done hopefully! ;)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 1:56 AM

Crystal! He loves disturbing me while I'm at my desk. He'll jump up and purposely plop himself down right in front of my screen so I can't type LOL!! :):):)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 1:58 AM

NAFA! Yeah la, when I saw him curling up like a furball there, I quickly took his pic cause he looks so cute like that with his legs and fat paws up in the air!

So happy to know that the ladies of NAFA like Issey too...I finished my bottle ages ago...time to replenish LOL! :):):)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 2:00 AM

Hi Bobby, he he la..not thinking of a gazelle. Benji might be a "lion" but he's a harmless one! ;)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 2:26 AM

Hey Nessa, you are right! Whenever he's MIA, that's the first spot I'll look and he'll be happily hanging out there! Love my Benji la LOL!! :):):)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 2:26 AM

Oooooh thanks so much for the compliment Amber and happy to see u here today! :):):)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 2:28 AM

Hi Jan! Oh great, then u must've seen ll the other cool vacuum cleaners offered, some of them are pretty powerful! :)

I like the 2nd pic too, Benji refused to budge from my desk so I started snapping away la! :):):)

J November 26, 2007 2:03 PM

like that one by the front door. so cute and comfy.
have a nice week ahead mariuca!


Anonymous,  November 26, 2007 2:06 PM

wow...benji look super awesome. hmmm... but then again, all neko are awesome. I'm using a neko as my new logo too.

I'm sorry for being away from your blog. :(

LadyJava November 26, 2007 4:44 PM

OMG... It's SpiderMan Benji... how on earth did you get him to wear that.. my kitties wont let me put anything on them except on their collar...heheh...ADORABLE!!!... I LIKE!!!

Mariuca November 26, 2007 9:48 PM

Hey Juliana! Oh I like that pose too LOL!! He looks so cute and fluffy there and I like it that we can't see his face, just lotsa fur instead! Have a good week to u too. :):):)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 9:50 PM

Joe!!! Boy, I've missed u like crazy, am so happy that you're finally back. You really made my day YAY!!

Thanks, Benji loves being complimented! ;)

Mariuca November 26, 2007 9:52 PM

LJ!! Ha ha ha, cute gila la Baba!! It's kinda easy to get him to wear anything, he's not fussy like the other two. So I just slipped it on la he he he...

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious December 02, 2007 10:55 PM

brownie shed alot too. this vacumm cleaner is gonna comes in handy for me, especially i planned to have my new room fully carpeted! :)

Jean Chia

Mariuca December 02, 2007 11:02 PM

Wow Jean, your room is going to be fully-carpeted? That's great, reminds me of my apt when I was studying in the US! And welcome home sweetie! :):):)

Mariuca December 17, 2007 8:13 AM

Hi Marco, welcome to Mariuca's blog!

Thanks for the tip, I'll look into ur suggestion, have a great day! :):):)

emilayusof September 27, 2008 10:20 PM

hey there benji! you're looking handsome today!

LadyJava September 27, 2008 10:43 PM

Emila.. you're a riot tonight!! hehe... ok ok.. really got to eat now.. perut calling already..heheh

Mariuca September 27, 2008 10:49 PM

Ha ha ha isn't she LJ?? Eh better go makan first, A must be waiting for u tu lol! :)

MEOW Aunty Emila, I am a handsome boy, I am Uncle Hans punya favorite cat he he! :)

LadyJava September 27, 2008 11:28 PM

Burp!! sedop nya Nandos..

emilayusof September 28, 2008 2:15 PM

hahaha i'm fast and furious! tengah dok drift nih!

emilayusof September 28, 2008 2:16 PM

meow handsome, so uncle hans likes you too eh?

Mariuca September 28, 2008 2:22 PM

Uncle Hans loves me! He tells me so every time he visits MEOW! :)

emilayusof September 29, 2008 9:25 AM

hi handsome boy! came by to greet you! *patpat*

LadyJava September 30, 2008 4:44 AM

Pat Pat ... and running off.. see you later handsome boy!!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 10:32 PM

GP! Baba's asking you to wash his Spidey outfit.. coz he dah banyak berpeluh tu..lolzz!!

Elara October 10, 2008 12:17 AM

Hola GP, digging out your old posts here. :):) Cool spidey outfit! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:35 AM

Thanks for the pat-pat Emila MEOW! :)

Okay Aunty LJ! I'll get Master to wash my Spidey outfit today itself MEOW! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:37 AM

Debbie, thanks for digging through my old posts yay! Ooooh naughty la this Benji, just caught him walking around on my dining table ni! ;)

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