My goodness, one time i was doing research on vacuum cleaners, and was shocked that there are MANY sites over the net on this topic. It helps to read about consumers' feedback on various vacuum cleaners before shopping for one.
Here is one site i like:http://www.epinions.com/hmgd-Large_A...acuum_Cleaners
For kitty pick up jobs, i use Black & Decker's Dustbuster:
Black & Decker Dustbuster Plus Cordless Hand Vac DB450
Overall rating: four stars (out of five)
Reviewed by 10 Epinions users
The lowest base price is $29.99
It is really easily to use and more importantly, it is CORDLESS (heaven sent, i tell you.)
Also, it is rechargeable, and pretty light-weight. i empty out the contents after every use. In addition, i wash the filter and wash the parts every few days. Great stuff, i must say.
i hang mine on the wall (in kitchen) after every use. It is great for ALL small pick up jobs. Also, i use this to vacuum inside of my cars.
You can buy this from most stores: Sears, Target, Walmart, etc.
Smiles and Cheers!