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Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to and PUHLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"I wanted to send you pictures of my Weimaraner Cooper. He absolutely rules the household, but I wouldn't want it any other way. We always say he's lucky he's so pretty because it gets him out of a loads of trouble. I bought the chair he is sitting in years ago in college (for $20!) with the intentions of recovering it. I fell in love with the bones of it and see its great potential. Unfortunately for the chair, so has Cooper. Its amazing watching his 70lb. body curl up in it like he's a cat. He sits there every morning in the corner of my bedroom while I get ready for work."
- Mandy

"Here are photos of my French Bulldog Gromit at his "Aunt" Lindsey & "Uncle" Dave's Loft in Philadelphia over the Holiday's. My mom and I were the only one's up early in the morning (besides Gromit the Frenchie), and as we were drinking our coffee and talking, he kept trying to look out the window (he loves doing that at home like a cat!), but he obviously can't reach here since it's a huge loft window. He was making us laugh so I grabbed my camera, what came out of it were some great photos of Gromit on their leather couch in the sunshine."
- Jen

"I'm from Nashville, TN...this is my British Yellow Labrador, Buck in my fathers office.  He is NOT allowed on this leather chair but my father was out of town this day.  He's too cute to say no to."
- Jordan

"I am attaching a photo of Fiona, our lovely Llewellin Setter.  She is a very rare breed that originally hails from Wales, UK.  Llewellins are very closely related to English and Gordon Setters.   We adopted her so don’t have a lot of info about her history.  We are so happy to have found her though, as she has been an amazing dog.  Very affectionate, friendly and playful.  And, as you can see has made herself right at home.  We live in Toronto, ON."
- Carol

"My 9 year old daughter and I love your feature each Monday. She has been dying to contribute pics of her hammie "Elisabeth" (aka, the Great Hambini--she escapes!) but because she is so tiny (Chinese dwarf hamster)it has been hard to get a good pic."
- Mari Anne

"I know it's a little dark but... This is Maxzilla (Max for short) doing his favorite thing in my favorite chair :)"
- Stephanie

"This is my dear little rescue cat, Eva Peron, taking a nap on "her" brown faux-suede tufted bench, aka. Klic-klac.  We were in the process of moving, but despite the junk around her, she was determined to sleep. Move over Audrey plate."
- Liz

"To totally join in on the fun, I thought I'd submit pictures of my babies on the furniture. This first photo is of Ella Fitzgerald, our 9 month old American Bulldog.  She's sitting on our white slip-covered sofa. Normally, I don't keep a blanket on it, but I had just washed the slipcovers and lately, the dogs have been sneaking up on it."
- Carissa

"I'm FLORA (a cat) from Argentina."
- Gabi

"Okay, Zia the longhair chihuahua isn't ON the furniture, but she would be if she could jump. This corner of my dad's house features furniture from the sorely missed Bombay Store.
It looks like a loveseat, but actually it is the Great Dane's Bed.  Luci snoozes and lets the chihuahua Suzie Quzie perch on the back.
- Julia


Warning - retro may be hazardous to your health

Knotty pine bookcases and water plants in bottles? Check! Sheep skins on  carpet? Check! Cactus western print fabric and obligatory director's chair? Check! Bad hair cut? Check! Corduroy shirt over check shirt, desert boots and hot whisky with lemon and cinnamon sticks? Check-a-rooney! Pipe and book. Must be the 70s! Could this guy be any more cool? (You don't have to answer. And is it my imagination or does he look like Seinfeld?) If he has kept up the pipe smoking since the photo was taken he's probably dead by now. Just goes to show that everything retro isn't good! Scans from The Apartment Book, by the editors of Apartment Life magazine, Meredith Corporation, 1980.



Flickr finds - canopy beds


The "I'm such a whingey whiney sick person" reading guide


.... how about some great blogs?

Sick with a bad head cold. Dragged myself out of bed, snapped at my husband, left a trail of used tissues and couldn't face a WINKS post. Sorry, but I promise a fabulous one next week. So I've plundered my bookmarks saved for my easter reading guides. Here are some of my favourites. 







Please enjoy! This grumpy little blogger is re-tracing her steps abck back to bed.


A little happy for your Friday

As usual, it's freezing here in Ottawa and I have just about HAD IT with winter. I thankfully decided to take a little 10 day trip to Puerto Vallarta at the end of the month to meet up with my folks who are there for 6 weeks. While I'm on that topic, if anyone happens to know of any interesting shops that sell decor items or architecture I should photograph (I'm bringing all my camera gear) in PV PLEASE email or leave a comment. Unlike my other visits there, this time around I'd like to do something besides laying around the pools (although I still plan to do ALOT of that).
Back to the real reason for this post. I found these adorable little cabins in Stuart McIntyre's portfolio when I was working on yesterday's post of his work. Grass, flowers.....I almost forget what summer feels like.