I so want a flobee! I keep threatening our two long-hairs with shaving them (they so need it). =) I'm vacuuming every other day, as well, thanks to my mini-menagerie (and the AZ heat).
And I love our furminator brush- it works like a dream on all the animals except the wheaton terrier. But she has hair not fur, and doesn't shed, so it's not a big deal. I just wish the critters weren't afraid of the vacuum- would be so much easier to get them brushed out without adding more fur to the mess in the house!