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.
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.
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)