Up until a few weeks ago, we had a cat. He was a very large cat. He was 23 pounds of orange lovableness. We acquired him in that condition, when a roomate moved out, leaving him in our custody until we could send him on to his new home with a friend of mine in Seattle. (By the way, if any of you are ever cargo shipping an animal, call your local airline. We sent ours via Alaska, but many airlines will oblige.) We miss him very much, because my remaining roomate and I loved him, but he needed to go to a new home.
Unfortunately, a large cat means a large amount of cat fur. And this cat had fur like an orange sea otter. So for weeks, I’ve been half-assedly trying, via Google searches and Yellow Pages listings, to find a way to rent a hardcore vacuum, and spend a weekend removing the coating that still remains in our apartment. All I want is to rent one of those amazing vacuums like you see on TV, because my miniature Hoover isn’t quite cutting it. The question is – where do I, as a civilian, just rent a professional cleaning vacuum for the weekend? How is this so difficult to find in a megalopolis the size of L.A.?
If anyone has any suggestions as to where to get a very large, powerful vacuum on a very short term basis, please tell me. It’s very very difficult to be goth in a house containing cat fur. I realized in this process that goths don’t have black cats for the witchcraft association. They have them because any other color of cat fur shows up on your black wardrobe, and really just ruins the effect.