It’s not glamorous and to the untrained ear it might not sound terribly important, but if you have a dog and you like your home, the Miele C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Vacuum Cleaner is worth knowing about. I’m thinking of it as an anti allergy vacuum cleaner
As you might expect it’s designed specifically for doggy (or catty) households. Miniature Schnauzers don’t shed, but Ted’s a dog, he has hair, and we have Hampstead Heath, with what sometimes seems like all the mud in England, on our doorstep.
At the risk of sounding like a 1950s Good Housekeeping advert (although I’m not wearing a pinny, I’m not getting paid, and prefer photos of dogs to photos of Hoovers, hence the image, above) this vacuum cleaner really is a great gadget. It doesn’t blow so much of the dust that it sucks up back into the atmosphere which is particularly good if you have an asthmatic in the house or any eau de dog in the carpets. And it does do what it says on the tin (‘high suction power’, ‘odours are neutralised more effectively’ etc. etc). Expensive, but so worth it whether you’re having a bad hair day or not!