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 firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)
oscar on vintage danish chair
This is our little boston terrier Gus. We all live in San Diego CA. Even though I am a professional photographer and spend the whole day shooting, I still come home, kick off my shoes and take pictures of the cutest dog in the world [I could be a wee bit biased]. Gus makes me smile every day. What else is that dependable!
this is gracie my brother's terrier. i got her to sit still for 5 seconds to take her portrait.
Here are a couple of photos of our much loved havanese mix pooch, Lexi. Our sofa is actually Lexi's very large dog bed.
I had to share this one of our Cali sitting and admiring the backyard on our Ikea dining bench. We have 3 cats and this seems to be their favorite perch: they take their turns to sit on the bench.
- Swati (Cleveland, Ohio)
1 - This is not right. Why is she making me sit here.
2 - Ok I guess I can do this
3 - Ok I'm safe on the 3rd floor.
- Bettina (River Forest, Illinois)
Well this is Winston sitting on my desk chair. This chair was purchased for all of 10 dollars at a thrift store and it has a wonderful wood cane center. I painted the chair Ralph Lauren "polo pony white" and upholstered it in a vintage burlap sack I bought at a tag sale. It's a really a wonderful chair.... And Winston is pretty great too.
- Sarah (Los Angeles CA)
1 - These are my two poodles Louie (5) and Logan (3) laying on my bed. They think they are humans and are always sitting on some piece of furniture. Sometimes I find them laying in the bed under the covers with their heads on the pillows! People tell me their spoiled, I say their well taken care of :)
2- This is logan. Note: He's on the bed; I'm on the floor...
This is my 6 year old rescued cat, Ellie on one of our 1960's chairs.
These are all my "pets" - Shenanigan, inappropirately lounging on a Kroehler white vinyl swivel chair we found at Goodwill for $30, Husband rocking out in a white fiberglass Eames chair knock-off from a great local vintage shop and Sophie, being good and laying on the Flor area rug (scored at St. Vincent dePaul for $30) like she should.
Munchkin in my mother’s outdoor wheelbarrow
- Paula (Levittown New York)
I have some really good news for those who had been following my pleas for a home for the stray cat I rescued. First of all, her new name is Desiree. Wednesday morning I brought Desi to my vets to get spayed. It turned out to be a likely life-saving procedure as she had a really bad infection in her uterus from being unspayed for so long (and this means she is likely around 5, not 2 like the vet initially thought). Unfortunately this procedure also turned her back into the not-so-friendly kitty she was when she wasn't in heat. The following morning an angel named Wanda drove all the way to Ottawa with her brother (she lives a 6 hour drive away), picked her up at the vets and took her to her new home. This new home is with Wanda and her other kitty named Sushi. I have no doubt that eventually, little miss Desi will become the sweetie I know she can be. I asked Wanda to send along some photos over the weekend and she obliged. The first one is the last photo I took of her, the night before she went off to the vets. The others are of Desi at her new home. Wanda, I cannot thank you enough for giving Desi the home she deserves. You are an amazing person.