Everyone I've talked to who has a Dyson vacuum, loves it. The price of the things has prohibited me from getting one for myself, but I've schemed, plotted and planned for ages, watching all the sales.
Yesterday I typed the words "Dyson animal sale" into Google and found one ... the D07, animal-hair model... (gotta have that, with Sadie around) for under $400. $396 including tax, to be exact. With free shipping. I got it at Linens and Things; there was a deal where first-time customers could take 25% off any one item.
It's been shipped.