If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)
"This is my sweet fancy rat Nim, playing in a pile of tribbles on our Eames rocker. Sadly she passed away yesterday, just days after this photo was taken. We miss her so much!"
-Allison (Ottawa, Ontario)
"I was trying to take a picture of my newest piece of furniture to post on flickr, but my little cat wanted to smell it and explore it at the same time!!! It´s in every photo I took that morning."
- Sofia (Lisbon, Portugal)
"This is Biber who belongs to Jeanette in Potts Point. Biber was very happy to pose on this antique French table for a Come Over Sunday shoot."
"This is Ptolemy, who I found as a stray kitten here on the streets of Brooklyn. He likes sitting on this chair so he can watch me sitting on the couch."
- Stephanie (New York City)
"I send you a picture of my new black leather sofa, with my little yorkshire Calinka who has found the large armrests are very comfortable and likes to jump on as soon as possible. So she can look on the front door."
- Catherine (Bordeaux, France)
"My Bunny's name is Hyacinth and my Chihuahua name is Mikimoto."
"This is my kitten Pickles, lounging by the corner windows on my screened in back porch. She's a crazy one, but so deceivingly cute. The second is Pickles perched on the shelves my boyfriend and I built (inspired from a previous post) and installed on our bedroom wall."
-Julia (College Park, MD)
"I walked in the kitchen and found my sneaky 3-year-old shih'tzu, Lulu, on the kitchen counter!
Our 8-month-old (and 95 pound) bulldog, Newman, likes to play in the den, jumping from chair to couch in virtually the same stride."
- Elizabeth (Brentwood, TN)
"I got Glitter from the shelter in September, and she appears to have already learned to love good design..."
"Meet Oliver, my 3 year old beagle. This chair was a do-it-yourself project I tackled and Oliver decided he wanted in the ‘After’ photos. The chair has found a home in my bedroom and Oliver still likes to think it’s for him."
- Aubrey (Dallas)
And thanks to Leigha for reminding me about an Etsy shop which is perfect for anyone who digs my pets on furniture posts. It's called WildLifePrints and is the creation of a photographer named Jeff based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has so many adorable and quirky photos of animals on furniture, like the one below. (And he is having a 2 for 1 sale now until the 15th!)