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Monday's pets on furniture (and something special)

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 (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!)

1 - How to pose for photos...and where
2 - Our Psychotic dog
(read why here)
- Maria (Norway)

It’s not really furniture but it's a new wood burning stove!
- Alexi and Hadley (New Suffolk, New York) 

This is my pug Koko celebrating her 12th birthday on Valentine’s Day by hanging out on the antique bed I picked up at an estate sale. The vintage quilt is also an estate sale find.
- Carol (Pittsburgh PA) 

This is our Cat sitting on stitz. 
- Anna-Maria (Estonia) 

Here's my former housemate Snoop. We were together ever since I got my own place. But I had to give him up for adoption after childbirth. How I miss him so :(
- Lane (Philippines) 

My kitty Ralphie napping on my flea market find. 
- Suzanne (Halifax, Nova Scotia) 

Tthis is my cat Luna. For some strange reason lately she likes to chill out on my new DIY-chevron desk! Sometimes I feel really lucky that I can still watch the tv! In the back you can see my favorite lamp that I bought on the internet.
- Verónica (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 

my sons dog, always find him waiting
- Rose (Oklahoma City)

This is my dog Ollie. He's one of the most full of energy excitable dog you'll ever meet but when he's spent he crashes and always looks so cute doing it.
- Amanda


I was contacted recently by Graham, a trustee of a cat rescue organization in the UK called the St. Francis Hospice for Cats. He heard the story about my stray cat Desiree and wants to include it in their March newsletter. This is a registered charity that cares for chronically sick, elderly and terminally ill cats. The story of how this charity came about and how they are managing now is quite sad (read about it here). I was more than happy to blog about this wonderful organization in the hopes to gain them some exposure and donations. What they do is amazing, especially after reading the history of some of their residents (including several who have FIV). Graham kindly send along several photos of some of these sweethearts which are below. So please spread the word about this wonderful charity and make a donation HERE if you can.

Reader Comments (14)

I donated to St. Francis of Derby. I was worried being from the US, but I used Charity Choice. It was slick and easy. My cat is almost 19 years-old. I have to get a good picture of her to submit. The problem is she sleeps in under the covers in my bed, and mostly you just see a mound. Anyway. what they are doing really touched me. Thanks for sharing.

20 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Koko gettin' down!

20 Feb 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpriscilla

Those kitties are breaking my heart. What a wonderful charity, thanks for letting us know about it.

Koko is a very good sport.

20 Feb 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchrista

great! love your blog :)

20 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSanne

I loooove all the cats in the world :)

I'm loving koko, made me smile and laugh out loud :)

20 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynne Hampshire

I have already link you on my blog revistas de decoracion

amazing charity project. Thanks for sharing!

THANK YOU Kim for sharing this - I've never heard of them but will spread the word amongst my cat friends. Wonderful work, and lovely of you to lend a hand through the blog. Heartwarmed xx

21 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Closer to home, we have this place...


SAINTS is an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals that have nowhere else to go. We provide a special place to be loved, cherished, and receive proper medical care for the rest of their days. All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow.

At various shelters throughout B.C., dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to find these special animals a place to finish their journey in comfort and in love. Because of their infirmities and physical challenges, many homeless senior and special needs animals have very little chance of finding a new home. SAINTS exists to help senior and special needs animals when all else fails. If we can, in time, find them a special home of their own, then we do. If that very special home never comes, they will be safe and cherished until the end of their days.

We pledge to love them, to care for them, and make their dreams come true. We promise each of them that they will never be alone again.

21 Feb 2012 | Unregistered Commenterneko

Koko the pug made my evening :)


21 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIris

Thanks so much to Kim for helping our charity by including us on her blog, it really is appreciated.

And a big big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to have a look at our website and especially to those of you who have made donations to St Francis Hospice for Cats. Every Penny is needed and much appreciated.


23 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGraham

Happy to see my Snoop made the cut :) Thanks for sharing the charity.

24 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLane

The first picture of the posing kitty KILLED ME and then I go to Koko the Pug and almost stopped breathing from the hilarious cuteness.

29 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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