Cats and dogs, for reasons unknown to mere humans, love hitching rides on the backs of robot vacuums.

We have had the LG Hom-Bot roaming around our house for a couple of weeks now and our red tabby cat, Luther, loves picking fights with it. He will climb on it, pounce on it and run away from it, after decided the Hom-Bot existed purely for his entertainment rather than for cleaning up the soil he scoops out of the plant pot every day.

It's not enough for them to treat you like their personal servant, they must also do it to the expensive gadgets you bought for sucking up their pukey hairballs and clumps of fur. As proof, we've compiled a collection of, well, animals riding robot vacuums after discovering ours wasn't the only one. 

It's a bit of fun for a Friday afternoon to celebrate our new Smarthome section so we hope you enjoy them as much as we did finding them.

Warning: Everything you're about to see in the gallery below is both hilarious and utterly adorable. You might not even be able to process all that's happening but don't worry, you can watch them again and again.

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