Monday’s pets on furniture – part 2

Posted on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 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[.]com and PLEASE don’t send me closeups of your pet!)

My cats, Izzie (aka The Biz) and Mr. Mischief Monkey Man Poopstinks (aka Monkey, The Poop, or Mischief P. Stinks) taking over the couch. 
– Kerriann (Norman, OK)

This is my 3-year old labrador Gromit enjoying couch in sunshine.
– Hanna (Tallinn, Estonia)
1. While shooting Emily Schuman’s incredible home, I was lucky enough to snap this shot of Luna… she is a sweet but shy kitty
2. This dynamic duo belong to crafty modern quilter Alissa Haight-Carlton, and they are not afraid to show you how cute they are.
This is Felix, my daughter’s cat. She would be so happy seeing it in your blog.
– João (Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil)
This is my little brother Bailey modeling the “new” mid-century chairs that my mom and grandma found on Craigslist, bartered down to an offensively wonderful price, refinished, reupholstered, and are shipping to me next week. Thanks Mom and Grandma Tiny! (I’ve included a “before” picture of the chairs.)
– Erika
These are my two dogs Charlie and Stella napping together on my Grandmothers leather wing chair that has been with our family for over 60 years! The chair has even lived in three countries (US, UK, Canada)!
– Alexandra Pagar (Cambridge, MA)


While I’m on the subject of pets, I have a couple of things to mention before I end this post. The first being Elfriede’s cat Gretchen that desperately needs a home.

I blogged the story of this adorable cat last Sunday (here). So far no one has expressed interest in being able to adopt her so I thought I’d give it another shot, because Elfriede and I are trying to avoid having this poor cat end up at the Humane Society. If anyone in the Ottawa area is able to give Gretchen a home, please email me @ Or if you have any suggestions of where Elfriede can take Gretchen to be fostered or whatever please email me or leave a comment.

I received a really sweet email from Michelle the other day, who has been in the design business for over twenty years, and happens to be a fantastic artist of pet portraits (and an animal lover). Check out her blog, Ispirato Design, where you’ll find her design work as well as pet portaits. Here are a few I found that are sooooo cute:

Ash says:

Alissa's dogs look like they're making fun of us! Hehe : D Everyone is lovely, per usual : ) If I lived closer and my boyfriend was open to more cats, I'd definitely take on Gretchen. My cat Dorian is so independent, I rarely get kitty cuddles, and Gretchen looks so sweet.

Have you tried asking a vet's office? The one I took my Dorian to for shots and all that had a booklet full of pets needing a home, and they said they updated it weekly. If no one is expressing interest in taking her on, you might ask around there : )

maison21 says:

gretchen is gorgeous. she deserves a good home. i'll tweet about her- ya never know.

trueimage says:

the photographs are beautiful, love the one with your lab enjoying the sunshine on the sofa, he looks very content

Great pics. The drawings were very nice also

I hope somebody wants to give a good home to this beautiful cat. I'm from Portugal so it's hard to help …

arachne says:

I love my dogs. I send you a photo soon.

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