Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 27 Sep 2010 by KiM

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 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.comand PLEASE don’t send me closeups of your pet!)

Austin, our blond rescue Lab mix, really likes to nap on our soft furniture.  I find tell-tale “Austin hair” on the leather couch, sitting on which is a big no-no, and rumpled blankets on the guest bed, pictured.
Amos is the baby, a 9-month old chocolate Lab mix. He finds all sorts or places to sit so he can watch the birdies outside, like my reading nook chair.

Joanna (Kansas City, Missouri)

I have two photos to share with you. The first is my cat, June, on my vintage pink velvet sofa, and the second is my dog, Delilah, who prefers to lounge on the more modern sectional.
Melanie (St. Petersburg, Florida)

This is Bronte. Life is pretty exhausting for her… she alternates between the couch and the bed. I like this shot because it still reminds me of that moment. A Sunday afternoon, raining outside and I was sitting at my table, working while Bronte slept.

Later on in the afternoon, I stepped into my bedroom in need of a catnap as I’m fighting off a bad cold right now. I found our cat, Ziggy, laying there like the Queen of Sheba. Despite her haughty expression, she doesn’t have a problem sharing.
– Vivian (Cambridge, Ontario)

This is our Oriental cat, Polly, snoozing in the sun on the sideboard.
– Bec

Here is a picture of our youngest cat, Muffin. She is sitting in the middle of my bed, in front of my favourite leafy cushions. 🙂
– Sarah (Australia)

Meet Atlas the Bullmastiff, 125 pounds of pure laziness and love. Getting him off this couch is harder than getting my two sons to clean their bathroom!
– Marisa (Placitas, New Mexico)

Dexter, my regal Great Dane, considers the couch his throne!
Sabra (San Diego)

This is my foster cat, Trixie, a truly lovely pet, whom I hope found a loving family when she got back to the DSPCA (Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The plaid is from Ikea and the Indian cushion cover comes from the Camden Market in London, bought 14 years ago but still showing vibrant colours.
– Hélianthe (Dublin, Ireland)

This is my Maine Coon mix Fritz who apparently loves my vintage 1950’s refinished dresser as much as I do. I can’t keep him out of it long enough to load it up! The before picture is in the bottom right corner.
– Jenn (Sarasota, Florida)

KiM says:

As I've said in the past when addressing the pet-post-haters, I will stop doing pets on furniture posts when I stop receiving submissions from readers. Until then the haters can scroll past or whatever they like. And Lin, I just find it amusing that 95% of the time when a negative comment is left on the blog the person hides behind a fake name and email.

Tonia says:

Bronte, is my favorite one this week. He's precious laying there sleep.

Ha! June's position is hilarious! A great shot!

Erin H. says:

These Pets on Furniture posts always perk up my week! I love your blog–thank you for sharing with us.

Karen says:

Thanks so much for the Pets on Furniture posts – we have our own business and our spoilt staffy cross Holly is a fixture at work (she's sleeping next to my desk as I type). Love all the beautiful design posts that come through my RSS feed, but have to say that I look forward to Pets On Furniture every week for a guaranteed smile!

I <3 D2I but h8 petty people! says:

Kim – I normally don't comment on blogs at all, but the level of pettiness over the pets posts is too ridiculous to ignore! Sure, you welcome comments, but I'm sure what you seek is constructive criticism, not petty bickering about your work. It's your blog. You're kind enough to do the leg work and compile fabulous home pics for all to view. I truly appreciate the work you folks do here. If you want to include pet pics once a week, that's your prerogative. "None" wrote "I come to a nice site to see design, furniture, interiors, materials, not pets…" Well, 6 out of 7 days a week that's exactly what you get! When you go to the drug store to pick up your prescription, do you complain to the manager about the fact that they sell gum by the register! No! You walk right past it cause that's not what you're looking for right? I simply can't imagine how having to scroll down past a few animal pics could totally ruin someone's experience at this site enough for them to complain! How ungrateful. And how sad that of all things ANIMAL PICTURES could cause such a reaction! Really makes you wonder if people have souls anymore. "Aww, man. I really had my heart set on seeing kitchens this morning and instead this site FORCED ME TO LOOK AT A PUPPY! THE HORROR!!" I certainly hope they don't hesitate to vocalize their discontent on more pressing issues. We certainly live in a spoiled rotten society where people not only want to view materials created by others, but then have the audacity to criticize it when, if they could only get past their own ridiculous personal biases, they would realize that it's hardly a barrier to enjoying what is an truly inspirational site – pets and all. *steps off soap box*

KiM says:


none says:

you don't need to cut back on the number of pictures, just make the originating post shorter, make them click to read the rest of a post that shows the rest of the pictures. it's not that hard, and will shorten the page a bit. Yeah, i scroll past the pet postings, but it's half the page of content and becomes a nuissance. Otherwise, the site is amazing. I have no qualms with it other then the LOOOooooong posts of pets that could be otherwise shortened a bit. Not to mention, clicking to see the rest of the post can be made to look like you have more traffic on the site! It's a win-win!

KiM says:

I hear ya 'none'. I meant to shorten today's post with a jump to the rest of the pics but I forgot in my haste last night to get the post done while dealing with an upset stomach issue. I fixed it and will continue to have jumps in those posts regardless how many entries I include in them.

Kirsten says:

Looking at the photo of the foster cat, Trixie, makes me cry knowing that her happiness ended shortly after this photo was taken. What kind of person would dump this lovely creature into a jail called shelter, where after months of beying lacked in a tiny cage unable to strech or run, she was put to sleep. A responsible person would not hoppe or dream for her to find a loving home, but rather ensure *make certaint* that she did!

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