On a good day, we only have to vacuum once. The dogs, especially Ted, are just really hairy. If you multiply it by three it gets overwelming. So when Matt and I were having his family over for a Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, we pulled the couch covers off and threw them in the washer. After we re-dressed them, we had to protect them from the dogs getting onto their beloved nap place.
Needless to say, Chili was NOT happy with me that day!