Friday, June 19, 2009

A New Addition to the Family

We are now the proud parents of our third "child," a Roomba! Cody got me a beautiful creamy gray Roomba for my birthday, and tonight was the first chance we've had to test it out.

First of all, it came with a prerecorded audio demo. My Roomba spoke! The cheerful female voice attracted my electronics-curious cat, Zenzo, my little girl. She watched from behind my leg while the voice talked, the buttons flashed, and the different parts demonstrated their efficiency. She hopped over my leg to investigate the dock in time to be pinned against the wall when the Roomba began to dance and spin around the carpet.

Undaunted, Zenzo sniffed and stalked the Roomba around the area until the demo ended. That was over twenty minutes ago. She's still standing guard over it, where it sits in its docking station. I think Zenzo's waiting for it to play again. Tomorrow should be interesting.
I'm now faced with the somewhat daunting task of naming my new child. She's so classy in color, that I think she might end up with a snooty name, though I'm waiting until I get to see her personality a bit. If you've got any suggestions, let me know.


TikiBird said...

Haha! Congrats on the Roomba. But now you've got to name it? That might take a while....

Layla. said...


That's so exciting! :)

What exactly is a Roomba, can I ask? It sounds pretty sassy, indeed.

I might get one myself...


Shaida said...

I see this in your future:

Rebecca Chastain said...

TikiBird, the name still illudes me. I was thinking "Puppy" because she follows me around, but that seemed to casual for her. Today, however, she's playing dead and refusing to cooperate, so she might not get as pretty a name as I was thinking.

Layla., a Roomba is a robotic vacuum cleaner (check out Shaida's link to see some good—and funny—examples of what it does). It's supposed to save you time, since it does the vacuuming instead of you, but I tend to spend a lot of time watching it work, so it hasn't been a big time saver yet for me! LOL

Shaida, I love the link! I forwarded to Cody! The third cat looks so much like our boy, Fu! However, since both my cats are in the 20+ lb range, I'm not sure the little Roomba is up to that kind of downward pressure. LOL I really liked in the Fu-type video how the cat has to lean back so it's not smooshed into the toilet! Cracked me up!