Our Siamese cat Sheelba was very scared of hoovers. The minute anyone got the hoover out she would rush away and find the highest place possible or go and hide in the garden and till the terror was over! Luckily for her I do not much like cleaning and so I didn't bother her that often.
This is a cartoon from my Siamese Planet website. Sirikit is our new girl and is not impressed by hoovers, drills , mixers or anything else!