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 firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet!)
This is my dog Ziggi in my living room. He’s on a chair he’s not normally allowed on and I think he knows it!
– Steve (Kent, UK)
I wanted to share my coonhound mix, Lloyd, with you. Lloyd finds it very easy to make himself comfortable on any piece of furniture in our home. Here are a few shots of him showing you around… Listening to my husband, Patrick, playing guitar off in the music room. Waiting in the bedroom as I get ready. And, of course, lounging on the couch next to a pillow with a striking resemblance. This lazy hound doesn’t ask for much, just a nice spot to take a load off.
– Molly (Chicago, IL)
This is our Boston Terrier Hubert, sitting on a newly refurbished mid-century chair. We bought the frames on craigslist then sanded and stained the chairs. The cushions were custom made with Maharam upholstery.
– Erinn (Chicago)
This leather chaise sits in the corner of my office, but Baxter long ago claimed it as his own
– Stefanie (Detroit)
My cats’ name is Bruno, it’s a Burmese and he is 1 year and a half. He loves to chill out on that cow leather chair. I bought this chair in a vintage store on Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal which is unfortunately closed today.
– Claudia (Montreal)
Here are two photos of Mimi, also known as Mimoso, on one of his favorite pieces of furniture. He knows he isn’t allowed to be there, but he definitely doesn’t care about it.
– Clarice (Brazil)
This is mr. Henry tuck. I adopted him from a shelter in nyc. He often plops down right in the middle of my bed (west elm duvet cover).
– Kate (NYC)
While I can’t quite afford a top-notch designer sofa, I do rescue the nice pieces of furniture my mother gets tired of. The fabric on this sofa is my favorite of all them from over the last 30 years. Our basset hound and two rescue kitties seem to appreciate it as well, though I’m not sure if it’s the fabric’s pattern or the feather stuffing in the cushions they like best. From top to bottom on the living room couch are Maggie, Ellie, and Martha, all rescued in one way or another.
– Amanda & Dennis (Arkansas)