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Monday’s pets on furniture – part 1

Posted on Mon, 25 Jan 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…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim[@]hotmail[.]com and PLEASE don’t just send me closeups of your pet!!!)

Love your pets on furniture entries. Here’s my two… (considering a tub is a piece of furniture ; ) This is our adore bulldog, Tottenham. He’s obviously King of the Castle.
Shannon

Please find attached two images of my new puppy, Ruby, on an ‘upcycled’ chair made by a friend and her new business called S.H.E which revamps old, unwanted pieces of furniture in Sydney. Ruby is an Australian desert rescue dog whom we’ve had for only a week and who isn’t actually allowed on the furniture (which is why she’s looking at me quite quizzically!) but she colour coordinates quite well, don’t you think? Ruby was found as a newborn in a rubbish bin (hence her name) and was rescued by a Chilean woman who runs a dog rescue programme in an Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory (www.warlu.com). Image two also shows my grandfather’s Saratoga trunk and a bowl by well-known New Zealand potter Royce McGlashen.
Jane

Here are two pics of our dog, Maizey, and her couch. She’s recently given up her Poang chair & upgraded to the couch where, if she’s not sleeping, she’s standing on the arm looking out the window.
Ashleigh

So, this is my Brussels Griffon, Mac. He’s on the ottoman that matches the sofa you can see in the background. We live in Sandringham, Auckland. The sofa is made by a local manufacturer, Forma, if that is is any interest!
– Melinda

Charlie the cavachon is the queen atop her plush throne…also known as a couch. She often slips through the cushions or goes head first looking for a lost bone. She also likes to survey the room from the top of the recliner.”
– Christi

This is Aurora (a Shiba Inu) enjoying her cow and her perch on one of our awesome thrift store finds.
– Cassandra

I’m sending these photos in honor of my cat, Cooper, who passed away on December 22.  Here he is testing out my new (at the time) Eames chair.  He couldn’t get comfortable, so he soon gave up and returned to his favorite spots on the couch.
– Erica

I saw this post on Martha, sorry about her yellow eyes in the sofa photo…they are actually hazel 😉
Jaime

Here is a picture of our adorable chihuahua Henri sleeping on the bed. Hope to see him next Monday on your blog, he’s a big fan (plus I’m really proud of the bed itself that I have found in the middle of nowhere in a farm!).
– Maryse

Doggies and white do not match nor do they coincide but I guess in this situation it does!
– May

This is my love of life, Louis. He loves seating on the nicest chair of the house.”
– Mimi

We have finally lifted out ‘no pets on furniture’ rule. We had to sacrifice one chair to our Rhodesian Ridgeback Hank. You can walk right by him in this chair and never notice he is there. He just blends in. And our Border Collie Emma claims the loveseat.
– Misty

Not only is that my bed, but it’s MY pillow! I especially like Marvin’s expression – ‘um, excuse me…I’m trying to sleep!’ I have noticed that most of my pictures of Marvin are of him on the furniture. Dogs these days 🙂
– Nicole

Christian (who’s cat I featured in last week’s pet post) sent us an email explaining how the LA Times ran this story a few days ago about how desperate the shelters in LA are for donations to pay for food, as they used to rely on corporate donations which are pratically non-existent now with the recession. To raise awareness he’s posted the photo below of his dog Mona on his blog and provided some info as to how dire the situation is. So please check out his post or the LA Times article to get details on how you can help all the poor animals (over 4,000) that are likely to be euthanized for no other reason than there is no money to feed and care for them. Thank you.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 18 Jan 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…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim[@]hotmail[.]com and PLEASE don’t just send me closeups of your pet!!!)

I really enjoy your blog, and think the “pets on furniture” column is so funny. I wanted to submit a few pictures of my Border Collie Rescue ‘Mazie’ sitting on my vintage Knoll desk chair. Every time I get up from my desk, she hops up and sits down for a rest……I really wish she would get some of my work done for me while she’s up there!
Christie

I really appreciate your Pet’s on Furniture posts; love to see my 2 passions together: furniture and pets. Here are some photos for you: Olive loves hanging out in her Kartell Componibili. It’s a well designed hiding spot.
– Stephanie


I love your Pets on Furniture feature, but didn’t think I’d ever have a photo to send because we’ve been pretty strict about limiting our greyhounds to their own beds. But when Otis claimed the fainting couch soon after coming home with us last November, I knew it would only be a matter of time…
Amy

I am enclosing a photo of my three cats Mahley, Scullie and Gustav on my aptly named “Big Animal” sofa from BluDot.
– Laura

This is my puppy, Starla, with Bear, sitting on my couch that my dad hates. It has a tree of life and a frigate on it, what’s not to love?
– Cindy

Please choose your fav- The girlzzzz look a little like conjoined twins on the cowhide and leather chair in our family room 🙂 They are Wheaten Terriers- Jane being the taller and sitting up in the above mentioned chair image. Frankie is the bad girl standing on the dining table- looks guilty doesn’t she?!
Julia

My mischievous kitten Olive has found her favourite chair in the house, which also happens to be my favourite piece, our Louis XVI style chair.  Olive and ‘Louis’ enjoy the afternoon sun together beside my vintage writing desk.
Sophie

I would like to submit some photos of my dog, Otis on furniture. The first two are of him on his “throne,” and the last two are from when I hosted Thanksgiving in our tiny apartment last year. He has a way of sneaking into every photo I take.
– Lindsey

This is Ruffle, my friend Laura’s sweet kitten.  She was rescued from a public park in Brooklyn, NY a few short weeks ago, and she likes to lounge anywhere from cardboard box beds to Laura’s upholstered antiques.
Bridget

Too cool for school my siamese Kuzya didn’t even bother to look up while I was taking pictures. Figures, being chased after by a crawling little monster-baby is WORK 🙂
– Nataliya

Moose on the club chair (his breed is called Hungarian Vizsla). He just needs a fine single malt in one paw and a hand rolled cuban in the other.
– Victoria

it was suggested to me by a townhouse lady’s life that i submit richard to you…
– Christian

My friend’s dog Chie whom I was pet sitting – seems she felt right at home on my bed!
– Jessica

This is my Boston Terrier, Cooper, looking handsome on his favorite patio chair.
Meredith

I thought I’d slide a photo in here I took on Friday of one of my herd, Mimin. She jumped into one of the Expedit shelving units in my bedroom while I was taking photos of some rearranging I had done.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 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. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com)

As I was reading your blog on Monday, I realized that I have never grabbed a shot of my Coton de Tulear, Libby, who loves to lounge on anything mid-century modern (really she loves to lounge on anything) for your blog feature.  I grabbed my camera from the bag and snapped off a shot of her relaxing in her favorite Vladimir Kagan chair. She always prefers the one on the left – go figure.
– Lora

Smokey on my green Moroccan pouf.”
– Jessica

Digby, positioned on his look out point- an old chair that my Grandparents kept from their 50’s bungalow-aided by an antique peacock pillow. I don’t know how he can sit there for so long- it always looks SO uncomfortable.
– Maeve

This is Piper, our tiny Golden Retriever, on “her” – our Ikea Poang.  Piper adopted the Poang shortly after we adopted her.  She isn’t normally allowed on our furniture – she has a congenital condition called megaesophagus which means basically that she can’t swallow her food properly without a lot of help, making her a very messy puppy to have on a couch…  But she staked out the chair so early on that we have happily surrendered it to her.
Alexis

I really wanted to send you a photo of my beautiful dog who took half of my sofa simply to look graceful on it!
– Agata

There are two photo about my lovely maine coon cats: Kyra the smaller,and Dió the bigger….they very like sleeping in my hungarian retro-room…:) This is just half-ready now,but they very like it…:)
– Zytuscicus from Hungary

One of your loyal readers, Murray, the Bassett Hound-Beagle mix, would consider it a great honor to be included in a Pets on Furniture blog entry. Defying his English roots, he’s partial to Gustavian design and its stark color palette, and he absolutely loves this chair salvaged from a church basement sale for $5, and then upholstered in an austere grey.
– Jennifer

This is Cisco. He is a feline at heart.
– Hilary

This is fun. I couldn’t resist. Here is Gracie on what she believes is her couch.  It is, isn’t it?
– Naomi

Cooper helps out in the home office.
Lori

Here are photos of my two-year old Italian Greyhound, Nick. These are the “off-limits” white chairs. The rest is self-explanatory.
– Carson

Miss Bitsy Bojangles caught on the good chair!
Delia

1-Raleigh relaxing in our bedroom with a mid-century chair in the background.
2-Here is a fitting photo of him on a MCM Danish chair imported by Selig. He and our daughter are constantly fighting for position in the chair. They never let the seat get cold!

– The Pages

I’m attaching a photo of my crooked-thumbed cat, Smudge, under the table at my old apartment – I had just kicked her off the top where she doesn’t belong so she was trying to be cute to make up for her bad behavior. The second photo is in case the first one doesn’t qualify since it’s such a close shot {I prefer the first one}.  This was her “window seat” she reluctantly shared with my vintage lucite pineapple lamp, but I had just moved in so there were no draperies yet.
Jeanine

Here’s our ham Jack, relaxing on my $10 garage sale find that I recovered in some Jack coordinating faux cowhide.
– Lindsay

This is Chloe(left) and Liam, doing what setters do best: claiming the furniture as their own.
– Kathleen

i have been following dti for almost 2 years now and just wanted to share a photo of my pekingese Donut who passed away a couple of years ago. he was the love of my life….
– Rosemarie

Monday’s pets on furniture – part 2

Posted on Mon, 4 Jan 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 both pet and furniture takes center stage. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. For example, if it’s REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim[at]hotmail[dot]com)

Pufu is our 2 year-old tomcat who is very lovable and likes to fill the house with lots of hair. His favorite place to nap is my desk, so I have to do my work somewhere else in order to not disturb him.”
Simona

Classic City CoCo, our Boykin, on her favorite chair
Natasha

Photo #1: My dog Eddie on the sun porch at the country home of friends. He’s watching out for squirrels (or any other critters who “need” to be chased. Why not do it from the comfort of a vintage chaise?) Photo #2: Eddie on the same sun porch and vintage wicker, this time with his girlfriend and BFF Gordie. True love.
– Beth

Here’s a picture of my Hoss. He was a good sport in sitting and staying still while I posed him for my annual Christmas card with him as subject. The cutest reindeer I ever did see!!
– Jessica

My lovely pretty Madam Cat would like to be in your wonderful blog  🙂
– Ella

Here is my cat Rudi relaxing.
– Jeannine

Live on our chairs. I love the symetry in this photo.
Kayce

Here is my beagle Patches.  He has three beds in the house but he prefers the sofa or the other two beds in the house.
– Rachelle

I have just bump into your marvellous blog and I haven’t been able to resist to send you a couple of photos of our loved pets: Muffy (from Muffin, the Persian) and Trufa (Truffle, the Common). They are both adopted and now they are the queens of our house. (Sorry for my bad English; I write you from Bilbao, Spain)
– Sonia

And one last one I could not resist, sent in a Christmas greeting email from photographer Noah Webb (“Cooper says ‘where’s my eggnog?’“)

Monday’s pets on furniture – part 1

Posted on Mon, 4 Jan 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 both pet and furniture takes center stage. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. For example, if it’s REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks!

Just wanted to share two pics with you…One of the cat on a rainy day and the second of Chili Pepper the dog… We have a little round table behind the sofa where we eat and she always sits just like this hopin’ and prayin’ we send a tidbit her way.
Jennie

My best friend Rasmus in the Ikea chair. Or, the cat chair 😉
This cat, Ippi does not fit so wel in the chair but she loves it 😉
The cat Ippi loved to sleep under the old oven…One day we got a new oven…. Sorry Ippi, you cant stay there….

GundaM

i just thought the pets on furniture feature was too cute, so here is a pic of my italian greyhound, pelle. she has a tendency to climb all over everything and everyone in our apartment… and always gets away with it.
Kareena

Nessie is always on some piece of furniture, she definitely thinks she’s human.
– Rena

Nixon, chillin like it’s his job. Anything to have his head up. This guy totally owns the place- who could tell this face no.
– Cara

Greetings from Singapore! I have attached pictures of my cat, Pinky, atop my SMEG fridge. Pinky’s really a he, even though his name suggests otherwise. He was so small when we found him and he had such a thin coat that his pink skin was showing. ‘Pinky’ therefore seemed appropriate at the time. Pinky’s no sissy though and he sure makes a point of that, with his penchant for jumping atop fridges and bouncing off walls.
– Michelle

Our 80 lb dog, Joey, basically rules the couch. He occasionally lets us have a tiny spot too, but only if we are prepared to love on him!
– Sabrina

I know you have already shown him….on a chair…But he just keeps doing it, and worse…kicking santa off. Dayum!
Linda

This is my little man, Osker, who is usually the ‘good kitty’ in comparison to his devilish and destructive sister. I’ve recently discovered that he is the reason nothing grows in my window planter, a mystery that had confounded me until I caught him lounging on it in the sun.
– Laura

This is the beautiful Minke on one of my gorgeous Nicola Cerini cushions.
– Miranda

A quick snapshot of my new puppy decked out in holiday garb, lounging (more like paralyzed with embarrassment) on the couch, and my coat and hat for that matter.
Nicole