Monday’s pets on furniture – part 1

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 by KiM

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!)

I’m a fan of your blog and I’d wished to send a picture of my kitty, Melora, for your “pets on furniture” for a while. Problem is, we’re practically still camping in our new apartment — and the homes shown in your weekly feature are so pretty, I don’t know that I can “compete” with many of them. On the other hand, unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury of time to wait to accessorize my home to be as glamorous as I wish it would be; Melora is a FELV+ kitten — we knew she likely was when we adopted her (or, rather, when she adopted us) and knew that she was probably not going to be with us for very long. She’s now been found with what is likely to be a lymphoma affecting both bowel and lungs.
So, you see, we definitely don’t have much time. Yet I’d like to let the world know that she exists and that we love her very much. She seems to be in ageement with me on that, because she’s not a very easy kitty to photograph, but she practically sat and posed for these ones.
1 – Here she is, sitting on one of her favourite “look-out” spots, on the custom-made shelf beside my computer desk, amidst Ikea boxes and a cat-shaped mini CD rack I got as a Christmas present a number of years ago.
2 – And here she’s sitting on my mother’s beloved coffee table, which she “customized” herself, adding the globes filled with dried roses and kiwi-tree branchlets. No other cat has ever been allowed to get up on that table, but of course Melora had to take possession.

Larthia (Italy)
This is my 4 year old miniature pinscher, Polly. She thinks every piece of furniture is there just for her.
– Erin (Royal Oak, MI)

My little gargoyle… I mean, Boston Terrier, Elsa fearlessly guarding the priceless Ikea couch.
– Felicia

As you can see, Millie loves her Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chesterfield.
– Danielle (Brooklyn, NY)

Here you see Mucha, my 4 and a half big boy. The armchair was bought for 15 euros only a week ago in a second hand shop.
– Catarina (Leiria, Portugal)

1 – Our cat, Ed Murphy, takes a nap at the best center spot of our couch.
2 – Although we paid good money to have this massage chair in our room, it obviously doesn’t belong to us anymore.
– Vinicius (Brazil)

You make me smile every Monday. Thank you.

Jenna says:

Thank you for sharing Melora's story. She's a beautiful cat and lucky to have such caring family.

Cats are always amazing!

Cata says:

Sam and Susy´s comment had me literally LAUGHING OUT LOUD!

MELORA. I love her. Lovely story and lovely people. This line breaks my heart – "Yet I'd like to let the world know that she exists and that we love her very much. "

KiM says:

The story of Melora had me tearing up when Larthia sent it to me. I love to hear stories of others who will do what it takes to save an animal's life and give them the life they deserve.
J.A.O., I'd love to use some pics of your herd. 🙂

Beth C says:

Thanks for sharing Melora. She's very luck to have found you.

Jenny says:

Lovely, beautiful, handsome, and touching. Pets on Furniture has it all. Am now a friend of St Francis Hospice for Cats (they're on facebook! check it out). Hope Mellora can be kept comfortable, and glad she is so loved.

Thanks Kim for another lovely MPoF!

patti says:

i usually smile and laugh at 'pets on furniture'. today, though, i cried. all the best for a wonderful, if maybe only short, life with the beautiful Melora.

jja says:

Melora and her familiy, we are in our thoughts with you!

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