Time to undo the cats' work. Sorry, team, it has to happen. The scary monster is coming out.
Not a problem to Lottie. She has long fur to share with the world; the vacuum cleaner is a familiar companion.
But Millie huddles next to the cat flap. Just in case a swift exit is required.
The dog removes herself to quiver one floor up from the hated machine; best to be out of the way.
The boys hide. One floor up too, but behind a chair is safer; they know that the noisy red monster can get up the stairs and find them. Scooter stays well behind Hamish. He isn't so good at making nonchalant faces.
Nerves are jangling. The household is on Red Alert.
All except one.