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Monday's pets on furniture

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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

***And please check out the links at the end of the post, after the jump!!

1 - Worked so hard to get the baby's nursery just right, Peepers claims her spot on the modern changing table.
2 - Our new, comfortable accent chair in our living room. So comfy, even Mango squeezes himself onto it.

- Michelle Mudrock (Seattle, WA)

Here's Cargo on a leather recliner at my aunt and uncle's house in Moorseville, NC.
- Cody Andrews

Here is my baby Bambi, a rescue pup we think is part dachshund part beagle, lying on the gold couch I inherited from my grandmother with her favorite blankie (from TJ Maxx).
- Gena, Atlanta

A friend discovered this vintage chair  at a tag sale for $12.00, so we brought it home and put it in my studio, and it immediately became the possession of Sushi, the Norwich Terrier.
- Wendy Dreaney

This is my beloved Milo. He is a 3 year old part-Siamese; I adopted him in December 2010. He is napping on my Ikea Poang chair. I got the chair frame for a steal on Craigslist and then purchased a new cushion for it. I've also draped an Ikea sheepskin across it. I love the colors in Milo's fur. I have this silly idea to one day design an entire room with Milo's coloring as inspiration, including his beautiful blue eyes!

I was taking a picture of my finished painted pieces of furniture and my dogs wanted to be a part of it. They are frequently in pictures I take of my house.
- Cheryl (Utah)
Lazy Miss Lexxi, livin' in the lap of luxury on the leopard love seat.
- Madeline (Huntington Beach, CA)
This is my pet : Martini. He's almost 2 years old. He is hyperactive and every day I have to convince him that the couch isn't his bed! lol However, he is a great company!
- Drielly (São Paulo, Brazil)
This is my favorite vintage chair that I just sold on Craigslist. This is my sweet kitten sawyer who damaged by favorite chair that I just posted on Craiglist. Seeing as I had to post a pic of the damage, I thought a picture of the perp might help me make a sale!!
- Laurel (Vancouver, BC)


1. Reese and Guava chilling out on the Leather couch from the “famous” Acton Old Hide House in Canada (quote: “Its worth the drive to Acton”).
2. Guava , my 11 year old Lab/Border Collie mix, taking in some morning sunshine while he watches the kids play outside on the family leather.
3. Reese, my brother’s dashound, also enjoying the sunshine and view. He is smaller but manages to climb up the leather and sit on the back just like a cat.
- Leanna (Georgetown, Ontario)

This is Kofi. He is obviously a bit spoiled.  He spends his days lounging around on a Ligne Roset Togo sofa next to his Foscarini / Diesel Fork table lamp.  And when he tires of the Togo he has a giant Love Sac to nap on.  And at night goes to bed under a Moooi Rabbit Lamp.  I suppose one of the perks of working at a furniture showroom is that our dog chills in style.
- Leah (Denver, CO)

My two boys - Oliver "Kitty-Man" Garza and the ever lounging Bodhi Boudreaux. Had to use the cell phone since they would have followed me from the room had I gone to get the camera. Its like a parade at my house, up the stairs, down the stairs, with feline and canine at my heels at all times.
- Beverly (Sugar Land, TX)

This is a picture of my cat, Loki. Loki LOVES to sleep with his head on pillows like a human. When I noticed him sleeping on THIS pillow, I knew he had the whole idea right!
- Candice (Grand Rapids, MI)

I also have a couple links to share....a petition for a pitbull who may be put to sleep and a Montreal non-profit, no-kill cat shelter currently located in a rented warehouse in an industrial neighborhood. Recently the building was sold, and the new owner raised the rent by 33%. Unable to pay the new rent, the shelter and the cats are currently facing eviction if they can't pay the back rent. On top of that, they need to find a new place for the cats within a short amount of time. So if you can help out check out their site HERE.

Reader Comments (20)

Cargo, the camouflage dog!

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Gena, I love that zig zag pillow! Where is it from?

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Hah! That cat on the changing table is hysterical! Made my day. :)

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentertiny.k

Either that accent chair is incredibly small, or Mango is a very very big pup! Sweet

The chair in the first pic is super cool. Love that fabric!

Kim & Jo ~
A couple weeks ago I was listening to the very (very) wonderful program "Dogs Themselves" on CBC Radio. What drives dogs crazy was discussed (applies to cats too I'm sure). Two things relatable here:
1. Letting doggies sit/sleep on a piece of furniture and then suddenly taking that option away. They don't understand that (neither do I).
2. Ceiling lights. Dogs looking up at owners/objects, get the joy of a light directly in their eyes.
The program is fantastic. Here's the link (and if this is a no-no here, of course, delete my post)...but, oh boy, this is a great listen:

"New evidence reveals what dogs understand, about their world and about people, what they say and how they say it - to each other and to us - and what they know that people don't. The hidden lives of dogs themselves are uncovered by dog observers Jon Katz, Alexandra Horowitz, Clive Wynne and Monique Udell, Xioaming Wang, Gillian Ridgeway, Patricia McConnell, Jennifer Arnold and Suzanne Clothier  in conversation with Max Allen."

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAMR

just love pets on furniture mondays. when you were on vacation and i woke up on Monday and there were not pets on furniture.
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww. it was awwwwwwwwwwwwwful. just kidding. somehow these photos are charming, it's nice to see other people's lovely houses, and somehow it confirms our togetherness as a species. maybe i'm taking this too far. but i sure enjoy it. hey, what happened with your painters who were horrible painters? how did that get fixed?

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterminnesota

Thanks for the link AMR - I hope I can spare a few mins tonight to listen to it. Sounds VERY interesting.

minnesota, the painter dilemma was Jo's. she got a new one, who was supposed to start but hasn't been able to yet due to the backlog of work caused by the flooding there. fingers crossed it gets done soon and looks FAB!

4 Apr 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

That first green chair is lovely! The pooch is pretty cute too!
Lila Ferraro

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLila Ferraro

Cheryl (Utah) I just bought the same couch on Craig's List! My dogs are NOT allowed on it (yet). I live for Monday's Pets on Furniture. :-)

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElsMom

After every picture I say "okay that's my favorite"! Sooooo cute... Leaves me singing "every picture tells a story don"t it!" :)

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIspirato Design

ditto what ispirato design said.

and peepers!!!!

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpriscilla

How funny is the cat on the changing table...too cute!!

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdesignchic

Hahaha! The first photos of the dog & then the cat are adorable...and they live in the same house?! Super cute! PS: Michelle, that chair rocks. I wish I could find something similar...it's hard for me to find a chair I like! I really love the fabric- do you know if it's the original upholstery?

4 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentererin lang norris

Hi Marie - the pillow is from Cost Plus World Market. I went on their website to see if it was still available but couldn't find it. Room & Board have some similar ones but they are a wee bit more expensive ;)

5 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGena

Thanks for the response Gena, I'll check out World Market! I like the Room and Board one but you're right they're too expensive.

5 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

We've had the couches for almost 11 years. Luckily they are leather and take a beating well and clean easily!

5 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Wow, had to do a double take on Peepers! Looks like she is wearing lipstick, a hat, and a sweater, but those are her markings! Remarkable! Also, her expression just cracks me up.

5 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLala

Christina: we bought our couch with our beloved cat in mind. I remember standing in the store and looking at fabric swatches, saying to my husband "that "ruby" coloured one is just right" and having the assistant stare at us (me for confusing my colours and my partner for not correcting my obvious mistake) - the swatch was grey/brown! But so's our cat Rhubarb!

7 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCate

Cate- Haha, awesome! I imagine "that Milo colored one" would be just as bewildering. Teehee.

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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