My Hooman's Helper

This is Roomba... that scared the shit out of me on our first encounter.

But we're good now... and its unannounced cleaning schedule does not freak me out anymore.

Besides keeping me company when the hoomans are out, Roomba does help a lot around the house.

This little fella dutifully suck up all my daily shedding on the floor...

... thus keeping the floor free of fur, sand and everything else that apparently is 'contributed' by me, meh!

I hear a sound... someone's at the gate.

It's koko and cheche coming home... oh btw, that's T-Dog basking under the sunbeam by the glass.

With a wagging tail, I always greet cheche and koko at the door with wet licks... coz that's the favourite part of my day.

Note from the hooman: Some readers have asked about the effectiveness of Roomba in the earlier post. After using Roomba for 4 months, the verdict is that this little vacuuming robot does help in sweeping the endless dropping of furs and other particles courtesy of our dearest pei. However, the effectiveness also depends on the 'terrain' i.e. not too many furnitures and wires, which can hinder its movements as the software algorithmic may not calculate the coverage correctly.


Hound Girl said...

I love the pics! ive been thinking about getting one of these for my floors - I have 1500sqft of wood floors and with 2 hairy beasts that is alot of sweeping daily I have to do.

Thanks for your personal insight on the roomba.

Two Pitties in the City said...

We get a lot of "daily tumbleweed" from the dogs' hair, so this does look nice. It's good to see you're not afraid of it anymore.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

wooooow those photo can be in a magazine!!!!!

that a funny thing!

El'bow & Hauwii

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Still looks like an evil robotic monster to me. But then, I don't shed, so maybe it's not so evil to the shedders of the world (I have to go to the groomer, instead...)... Great photos!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Alien Pod Puppy

pam said...

We still like to bitey face the roomba so we're banished when he's about. Boo...

You are so brave to have embraced yers.

Bobo and Meja

3 doxies said...

I has seen these but they still be da weirdest thing evers. Prolly shouldn't be drinking when one of them thiings be roving cuz then it would really scare da shit outta ya.


Maggie Mae said...


YOu is very brave...I agree with Puddles! :)

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mango said...

Yuh, we tried one of those, but sent it back. It got too confused by our house. Not to mention that the labrafurs totally clogged it up. Glad it is working out for you.


houndstooth said...

We would not be happy at all if that thing came to life in our house! Holy crap! I'm glad it works well for you, though. Mom says we have too many wires and stuff on the floor. Whew!


sprinkles said...

I remember the video from that post! I think my dogs would be afraid of it to. I'm glad that you've gotten used to it now.

Priscilla said...

I'm so sorry we missed you that day at Fukuharu :) We would have so loved to see you and Eva swimming together!!!

Your Roomba sounds like the guy for the job. Glad you and him are getting along well.

BlogDog said...

No wonder you can stay at home, with the help of Roomba huh? I guess if me and Benji stay in the house without it, mummy's house will be full of our shedding (and paw prints)!


Thor said...

Great pictures, Hero. Glad that Roomba is working for you!

MadameMoiselle said...

We finally get to see your contribution Hero!! I have to say, thats a fair bit of contribution to the daily cleaning.. Luckily cheche doesn't have to worry too much with the cleaning since Roomba is there to help..

I hope you are set on another exciting adventure today since it's a holiday for you guys !!


monica said...

How clever!! and how cute you look - and so patient and snuggable and, and.... ;o)

Martha and Bailey said...

We always love your pics Hero, of course it helps that you are so handsome.
We need to get a Roomba here as we are constantly leaving a trail of wonderful basset floof!
Of course humans dont find it wonderful at all.........they dont have the same discerning taste as we canines.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

If your little friend there pops up a hologram of a girl saying "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi", run.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Our momma said that she would need dozens and dozens of those things FUR our house 'cause we gots two dogs an' four kitties an' THAT is a LOT of hair☺

the booker man said...

wow, hero, what a change from your first meeting! you are super duper brave to become friends with mr. roomba...i don't think i would have the guts to do that.
the booker man

the booker man said...

pee s -- asa always gets to sleep with mama and daddy! i got banished to the laundry room cuz mama said i kept tryin' to disturb asa at like 4am. i just wanted to that so bad?! when daddy's gone, though, mama will let me sleep in the big bed with her and asa cuz there's extra room, but if i get to rowdy, she makes me go back to my bed in the laundry room.

Life with 5 dogs said...

Glad to hear that you are super brave with Mr Roomba. I don't think us doggies would like him very much. I think Bailey Dog would eat him for lunch if he chased him under the bed.

Twix said...

How's my guy? I love that video of your first meeting. It makes me laugh everytime I see it....and I've watched it on several occasions ;o) You are looking great there with roomba. I love your little T dog....he/she is very cute.

Twix said...

PS: I don't know if Mom will get around to it but wanted to let you know that I am going for my sonogram on Friday morning.

Lorenza said...

Glad to know you have a better relationship with the Roomba now!
I am sure they really love to come home and to receive your happy greetings!
Kisses and hugs

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Mom says we could probably use one of those, but I bet we would be scared too!

georgia little pea said...

oh my. what a clever thing. you're obviously a good boy, hero! i don't think my humans could get one because i would surely eat it and spit it out and then the vacuum cleaner would have to clean up the mess.


Hi Hero,

Now how cool is that? We luv it and we want mommy to get us a couple of those so we can sit on top of them and go for rides around the house!

We think that's what they are really made for don't you?

Thanks for sharing!

Riley and Star.

Aksharaa said...

Hello Hero, You really do live up to your name!Friends with Roomba? I don't think i'd like to have him around here if he makes a lot of noise.If he is silent, i might like him though.
Ginger, on the other paw will be delighted! she loves playing with the vacuum cleaner!!!Krazzy girl, I think!
Thanks for coming by to wish me while i was sick. It really cheered me up.