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!)
***Pets on furniture will be put on hold for the next couple of weeks while I am on holidays. Feel free to continue submitting photos to me. I will resume these posts on March 14th.
Here you have our hairy persian cat Bengt, six years old. He loves our furniture, here on a armchair from IKEA and a footrest from Englesson.
Pets Name: Sabine aka Bean, 6months old on Feb 18th
Pic 1. Nice Chair: Her strong attempt at looking regal upon her Louis the 16th chair...
Pic 2. Nice Chair: Apparently her strong attempt at looking regal bored her to sleep... upon her Louis the 16th chairs.
Our pug Mischa, who lives a life of leisure.
- Heather & Greg
Our fourteen year old Brittanies, Ruby and Kiki, spend so much time on this sofa that I can count the number of times I've sat on it on one hand (and we've owned it for years!).
- Sara (Chicago, IL)
This is Primo, our 10 week old Lagotto Romagnolo puppy. Primo loves to hide in the flokati rug in our dining room…as you can see, it is a perfect hiding spot for him.
- Brooke (Boston, MA)
Trying to photograph my Spanish Water Dog on a bench. He is extremely camera shy so it took 40 unsuccesful tries, very cold gloveless hands, and a dog in a bad mood. Of course, whenever I do not bring my camera he sits leisurely on this favourite bench of his!
- Anna (Paris, France)
We feel comfortable.
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