If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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 then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!
This is my rescued kitty Hermes testing out a new chair, also rescued, from the curb. both were great finds! i think the chair passed the snooze test.
my dogs name is Azul. he just loves to sleep in mamas bed
- Laura (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
1 - This photo is from a fun project I am just starting which is made up of double exposed portraits of Ben (my rescued Standard Poodle) around the house. He loved taking this one because there were a million treats involved since we had to keep everything in the room perfectly in place for a few shots.
2 - During Hurricane Sandy my boyfriend and I decided to make a roast chicken which Ben was very interested in (of course). The next day we were going to begin our lunch with the leftovers and because of his well mannered curiosity, we decided to let him sit at the table. I think he really wants to be one of us - I grabbed the camera and snapped away!
- Dawn (Washington, DC)
Molly, all snuggled in for a long autumn's nap...pillows ARE for heads, aren't they? The headboard was upholstered by my husband and me - I found it was surprisingly difficult to get all the nailheads to line up in a straight line, even with the straight lines of a plaid to follow!
- Jess (New Hampshire)
4 year old tabby, Napoleon, is always releasing excess hair onto my down comforter. He's a snuggler.
- Kat (Milwaukee, Wisconson)
This is my adopted cat- Darth Kittie (my 8 yr old named her) She found us about 2 years ago.. and lived in my yard sleeping in a chair on my porch.....but she decided to come in out of the elements 3 months ago. We took her to the Vet, got her shots and spayed (sadly, she has had many many litters of kitties before she came to us) and she went from a skinny scared bit of a cat to a large and in charge kind of gal! She loves this desk so much so that we built her a bed underneath it.
- Lori Jo
This is our "potcake" rescue from the Turks and Caicos, enjoying the morning sun in his favorite spot.
This is Fletcher our cattle dog mix rescue on my husbands new Poang chair from Ikea. He usually won't get on our furniture but for some reason he loves this chair.
- Samantha (California)
A few weeks ago I blogged about a plea for volunteer help for the St. Francis Hospice for Cats in the UK. As much as I would have loved to volunteer, Canada is a tad far so I opted to purchase an item from the organization's Amazon Wish List. I had to show you this adorable photo they took of one of the residents, Solomon, enjoying the cat scratcher/bed tree thing I selected. It was worth every penny. And on that note, if each of you had a few dollars to spare, how about donating to a local animal rescue organization. They sure could use the help.
I'm breaking my rules by including this photo since not much furniture is visible but I can't help it. Because the cold weather has set in my herd 'o 7 has taken to snuggling up in bed with us all the time (several prefer under the covers). Ok, not all 7 end up in bed at the same time but 5 at once isn't uncommon. And this is why we need to get a king sized bed. Here is what I like to call a cat sandwich (consisting of Phoebe, Felix and Edgar).