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Kimchi and the vacuum – evolved

In one of Paula Poundstone's early standup routines (the Pop Tarts video, actually), I seem to recall her asserting that the primary difference between us and our pets was our ability to use a vacuum cleaner – instead of running from it in fear. The whole thing should be linked below in a playlist, but I didn't have time to go through the whole thing and find the bit.

When Kimchi, our dog, was little, he was terrified of the vacuum. Whenever I would turn it on, I could count in him to run away and hide. However, in the last year or so, I've noticed that his relationship to the device has changed. He now seems fascinated with it. Now if I turn it on in another room (I don't think I had other rooms at that point), he runs to me! He watches intently as I move the loud machine back and forth across the floor. He's still afraid and if it gets too close, he'll hop back, but he's definitely interested. Paula, is my dog evolving?