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Monday
May212012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

Hjalmar, our 8 weeks old Boston Terrier, enjoying our sofa, finding his place in his brand new home.
- Janne (Norway) 

Claire Oldham lounging on her vintage Happy Chair. That's her brother Cliff in the window!
- Marie

This was our Great Dane FAY! She passed away a few yers ago but was such a cutie....she was like a really scooby doo: a big little dombo and full of fear! Laying on this Barok bench was really a victory for her! In ♥ memory.
- Marina (The Netherlands)

Here's a pic I took some time ago of my dog Digby on our beloved Habitat armchair (the chair was a wedding present).
- Helen

Here's Boo, having a break.
- Maria (Norway)

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Monday
May142012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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!)

This is Ella. She choses the best places at home to spend her day. Sometimes on the chair, sometimes over my bed. (Photos by Carin Mandelli)
- Carol(Porto Alegre, Brasil)

Demure
- Whitney (Dallas TX)

This is Dagny on our new Finn Juhl-like chair, minutes after it arrived...
- Kim

Lyman enjoying a rare sunny Spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest.
- Meg (Vancouver, Washington)

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Monday
May142012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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!)

Princess Brida, our 3 year old brazilian terrier resting on "her" Louis XV armchair...
- Merson & Renata (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) 

This is Simon (blue), and Theodore (creme) british short-hair taking one of their many cat naps together on our CB2 avec sofa.
- Henry (Downtown LA)

This is Totoro, the day the sofa arrived.
- Alina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

This is Bruce on one of the sofas in the sunroom. You can tell he's relaxed because his tail is "loose".
- Q (Minneapolis)

Nibbler stayed frozen in this position for quite a while - like Han Solo stuck in Carbonite.
- Ruth

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Monday
May142012

A dedication

I'd like to dedicate today's pets on furniture posts to Tom, my latest stray who sadly lost his life Friday. I wanted to share his story, as traumatic as it was for me, because if I can get even a few people out there who come across a stray animal in need to do what they can to help, then I can feel Tom's death wasn't for nothing. Because it hurts alot that I wasn't able to help him in time.

Friday I didn't go to work due to an excruciating muscle spasm in my neck. I really believe I was meant to be home that day. Tom started visiting us in the winter, coming by randomly. Then about 2 months ago he suddenly decided he liked us and started to come by twice a day, for breakfast and dinner. He let me pet him until I gave him his food, then would take off to go galivanting in my 'hood, looking for the ladies (he wasn't neutered). Then about a week and a half ago he stopped showing up. I was really worried about him. Suddenly, Friday at noon he showed up. I looked outside and saw him laying on the driveway with his head down. I knew something was wrong. I grabbed some food and went outside to find him very lathargic and not interested in eating at all. His back end was crusty and he smelled like pee (he was usually a pretty well kept cat for a stray). All he wanted to do was sleep. I noticed his nose was runny and he was shivering. I called the vets and told them I had to bring him in ASAP. While waiting for my husband to show up I brought him inside into my powder room (away from my 7 cats) - he was totally unphased by this, put his head down and tried to sleep. He had never been in my house before so I knew he was really sick. When we got him into the cage, he started shaking really badly (from shock) and we realized he was worse off than we thought. We rushed him outside where he started making odd noises and then stopped breathing. I broke down, and then when I went to double-check his breathing I noticed he was breathing again. We raced him to the vets and on the way he was gagging and choking and having a hard time breathing. He was basically dying in my lap. The vet is luckily only a 5 minute drive away but they could not save him. He had a blocked bladder - it was huge and filled with blood. This caused kidney failure. He didn't have a chance. I honestly think he showed up in my driveway that day to die, with us, because we were the only ones who cared. I know we did what we could but I can't help but feel guilty that we didn't try sooner to get him off the streets and find him a home. He would have made a great pet. 

I had a sinking feeling this wasn't going to end well, so I snapped a photo of Tom in my bathroom while I waited for my husband to get home.
He deserved better - he deserved to live. Tom, love you buddy. I'm so sorry. 

Monday
May072012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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. 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. 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. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!

This is Rose taking a catnap my mid-century sectional. I bought the sectional just a month ago and Rose loves to lay up against the arms.
- Katrina (Lexington, KY)

cat's name: Pudding. Loves to eat flowers.
- Rosa (Portugal) 

Here is our Logan on his favorite bean bag bear.  He's too big to fit on it now but as a pup it was his hangout spot.  These days he favors our Karlstad sofa (with added mid-century style legs) in front of the window.
- Lindsey 

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