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Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2009 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

Charlie thinks he’s a lap dog. Clearly he’s not, but we let him believe what e wants if it keeps him so snuggly!
– Jordan

Babette was an ugly dog (but what personality). I took a lot of pictures of her sleeping, as that was when she looked best, and, what she did best. I miss her now.
P.S. the colorful letter and number magnets on the fridge are so high in this picture, because she would take them off and hide them if they were lower.

– Priscilla

I adore this photo of my big orange tabby cat, Ziggy, atop his favorite polka dot chair. When he saw me approaching with the camera he hunkered down and began digging his claws into the upholstery, as if to dare me to try taking his seat.
Laura

1. Whippet Slim knows were to plant her skinny bones….on the best throw in the house.
2. The family of tired pets.

– Scotti

I think it is safe to say Jefferson truly enjoys lounging around… he feels extremely comfortable in our home, no shame in showing a tummy you worked hard to achieve right?
– Lindsey

I have two cats who have free reign of my home and my furniture. The white Persian is Leo. He’s sitting on my white Parson’s-style dining table, his regular sunny perch. Claude is the strawberry blonde tabby. He’s a naughty French schoolboy who likes to play his accordion in the subway. 🙂 He is laying in my bed with my favorite vintage pillow from the 70’s as his headboard.
Dana Joy

I’m sending you a picture of my favourite cat, who unfortunately isn’t mine. Linus belongs to my friend Dena, and I pretend to visit her when in reality I’m just hoping to catch some cuddles from Linus. As you can see from the photo, he’s an independant soul who thinks nothing of climbing into and on top of all manner of furniture. He has some very cool mid-century modern furniture in his home, but this past Thanksgiving he decided to indulge his bohemian side by hanging out in this side table while we cleaned up. Linus is such a helpful boy.
– Margaret

This is our puppy (okay, he’s seven now, but he’ll always be a puppy to us) Coach squashing the cushion of our Pottery Barn sectional in our family room. So naughty — but too cute to resist!
– Mackenzie

This is Buddha in a handmade bowl. It was a Christmas gift he quickly found it under the tree! Hope your holidays are just as cozy!
– Sue

I walked in and found Cooper, our Jack Russell Terrier asleep on our bed the other day – even though he knows he shouldn’t be…  he was so exhausted after a morning at the park catching the frisbee, he lifted his head, looked at me, and then went back to sleep.  I couldn’t resist letting him lay there just so I could take his photo.
Kate

This is our sweet little Sadie…a surprise for our mom on her birthday!  This was her first night with us before her “unveiling” and she just hoped up and made herself right at home on my ottoman…a favorite find from Craigslist!
– Shae

Here are some pictures of our baby cat June. We have plenty of pictures but we try to focuse on the ones on furniture. I know theses are not great pieces of furniture but well they are funny.
– Séverine

This is Reese.  She is lounging on my boyfriend’s love seat… easily taking up half of it.  This look is the ‘please don’t make me move so you can actually sit here’ look.
– Jenn

I love your pets on furniture every Monday. Ya gotta smile. Here are some spoiled pets in our family for your consideration.
First image: These are my sister-in-law’s pets and they rule the house.  If you want a comfy seat in the family room, you have to move one of the canine family members – or become part of their zen-like mosh pit.
Second image: Our 3-year-old mini-Schnauzer, Riley, loves relaxing on leather with plenty of pillows.
Third image: A leather chair, plaid blanket and favorite stuffed toy make winter power naps supreme – but PLEASE, no camera flash!

– Terri

That’s Slinky, the smallest of our three cats, curled up on one of two chairs I got from the public school book depository – $4 each!
– Samantha
(Kim’s note: I was poking around Samantha’s Flickr stream and found the second photo of her cat Penn that I had to use because he is SO CUTE and I love the chair. Hope you don’t mind Samantha!)

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2009 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!

Chii has taken to sunning herself in this wacky patterned chair and leaves behind big tufts of her white fur. However, I don’t hear of her new pal complaining about a little hair…
Amanda

Max is a year old maltipoo who has charmed the entire family! A great friend for our 2 year old Labradoodle.
– Teri

Charleston the Wheaten Terrier is sitting on our (his) favorite chair.  He likes it so much that he chewed the arm while waiting for us to come home one day.  He often sits on this chair and stares out the window until he’s too tired to sit up anymore.
– Kaneil

This is Zoe. She’s probably the most photographed pet in the history of pets. I tried to get her to sit in the Wassily chair, but she wasn’t having it.
Stephanie

Our cat Daphne is not content to sit on the floor when we’re sitting at the table. Instead she likes to be part of things on her own chair. The only catch is that she won’t jump up unbidden. This is a cat who requires an engraved invitation in the form of much patting of the chair and encouragement from us.
I couldn’t resist also sending you this one. Whenever we put the futon down in our guest room/office and prepare it for a guest, Daphne decides that we’ve made it up for her and promptly props herself up – like a human – against the pillows. We have several different photos of her in these sorts of positions on the futon. We call them her boudoir shots.

– Tammy


This is Music. She loves sleeping on the Ghost chair, especially when the fleece is removed. I suppose the cool plastic surface has a way with her.
– Adrien

That’s my beloved Viszla Tibor. He passed away Jan 1 of this year. He was a notorious furniture lounger, and was a flexible as a piece of over-cooked pasta. My friend Amy keeps on telling me that I should send you a pic of him, because he was so ridiculous.
– Kathi

My 2 year old beagle, Hiro, loves to take over my spot when I take a break from the work desk. He would get comfy and sometimes fall asleep on the arm rest.
– Vera

Here is a picture of our cat Senator Pickle. Also known as the esteemed Senator Pickle from the State of Litter Box. He is a fat cat trapped in a skinny cats body (he is obsessed with food). He can also destroy a roll of toilet paper in mere seconds by using his teeth and back claws. We got him from the SPCA and adore him…& he tolerates us since we feed him.
Erin & Paul

Here’s my wonderful Lab mix Lucy. She’s too cute to scold when she’s up on the furniture.
Sarah

Thought you might enjoy this photo of my terrier, Olive in our cabinet…
Kate

Since we didn’t get a ton of photos this week, I thought I’d add one of my own. This is a photo of my cat #7, Edgar, on my DIY sofa with Cheeks in the background. The 2 of them are my old boys, and have spent every waking moment in the past week on those blankets. Big babies.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 7 Dec 2009 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!

This is our family Shih Tzu, Coconut, propped on grandma’s couch in her sitting room. One of the few times you won’t see her in someone’s arms. They work well together, don’t you think?
– Nicole

I wanted to send along a photo of my little one – Javier Mascherano (my husband’s a big, big Liverpool football fan). Javier (a pug/beagle mix) has been such a naughty little climbing monkey these days, constantly climbing on laps, sofas and even the mantle! (OK, he had a little help with that one…)
Sharalee

I saw the pics of cat on chair etc..it’s why I hope you’ll like my cat Keshi on my old orange EMU i did in pink now.
MadameBidule

Pets on furniture submission!
– Evonne

Here is Gatsby, our mini-dachshund, on his 2nd birthday sitting on our Thonet bentwood chair.
Chelsea

We have two wonderful cats – Suess (the one on the top of the cushions) and Esperanza. These are their favorite sleeping spots in the entire house – in the sun room in the front of our eastern facing bungalow.
– Cheryl

I’d like to share these two pictures of Scratchy and my sparkly stool. I love them both!
Helen

Here is a photo of my beautiful Irish Wolfhound Fergus trying very hard to pretend he doesn’t take up much room on my 2 ½ seater sofa!
 Alexandra

This is my mum’s chihuahua Kara taking a nap.
– Kim

I know I have missed this week’s post but maybe you can post Chen for next week.
– Keith-yin

I have been reading your blog for ages now, and I am a true fan of “Pets on furniture”. So now I finally decided to send you a mail with pictures of the two most adorable dogs! First, meet Cindy. She is a 4 year old wirehaired dachshund. She lives with my brother, his fiancé and their little daughter. And her favorite spot at the time is in the firewood basket on top of a fluffy carpet. Since the new baby came there is not room for Cindy on the couch anymore, and this is the nearest she’ll get 🙂 She LOVES it in there! And then you can meet the love of my life, Lilo. She is a 2 1/2 year old Staffordshire bull terrier. The most loving, cuddling and big hearted dog there is! You will never meet a dog quite like her<3 She unfortunately does not live me anymore, but there isn’t a day when I don’t think about her! On the first picture with her ears up she is just “chillin” on the couch – that she is not allowed to be on – while I am in the other room. Picture two; baby gets busted and puts her cute face on.
– Caroline

This is my smooth English cream mini dachshund Shira, who was raised with our cats and has some identity issues – and her son Frisco, who seems to understand the purpose of a sofa better than his mom does!
– Clarice

About an hour after my gorgeous new wingback chair was delivered, Olivia staked her claim to it.
Averill

My photo is of our recent addition to the household, Dangercat. A neighborhood stray who decided to stay since he matched the decor.
– Sandi

I love this concept, so thought I’d share a few of my own photos. Here’s a few pics of my terrier mutt Sherlock, on various pieces of furniture he has commandeered around the apartment.
– Nina

I have one more ‘pets on furniture’ submission for your consideration. Whenever we go to my aunts farm, there is yet another cat in the house.  This was one of the first times I’d met Ginger, camouflaged in her natural environment.
– Matt

After testing all the various spots, Robbie has chosen his optimum sleeping spot.
– Susan

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2009 by KiM

Hello my name is Victoria. I’m obsessed with your blog. I just moved to Pittsburgh, PA. I have a new loft and refer to your blog several times a day for help. I also have two Italian Greyhounds named Martini (black coat) and Rossi (tan coat). They live on all my furniture and I have tons of photos. I find them to be the perfect accessories. I thought you would enjoy. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

-Victoria

I had to show off my little man to you. His name is Louie and he likes to sit behind on the ratton couch I have in the Florida room. I’m usually sewing when he sits back there. But he is so damn cute.

-Pam

I began reading Desire to Inspire when we bought our Brooklyn co-op apartment and began DIY home renovations. I love the “pets on furniture” posts and couldn’t help but send mine along. This is Olive the Boston Bulldogge in a vintage Danish lounge.

-Amanda

A friend came for a week’s working visit last summer and she brought her cat: a very mature, laid-back guy. Max. aka “King of the Sofa”. He just settled right in, made himself at home. He’s still kicking around at 19 years of age. Not bad, eh?

-Deborah

I thought you might like these 🙂 The dogs are my friends dogs and the cats are mine. The dogs names are Moo (the white one) and Mr. Jones (the brown one) and cats are Suki and Jack.

Shawna

I wanted to send you a picture of my beloved Sheltie Stirling, sitting on his favorite spot – my new chaise by the front window, where he spends his days watching the world go by. And because you’re a decorating blog, I thought you just may be interested in the rest of the space – I did some major redecorating (with little $$) & repurposing after buying my hubby a big flat plasma (most of the $$) and trying to make it look not so big. Stirling’s chaise was quite the find in the as-is of Ikea. I bought a simple white slipcover from them and dyed it the color & texture of my dreams! I’ve included a couple of pix, but I’ve also got 2 blog posts about this gargantuan task: “Books moved, entire house rearranged”, “Getting it Done”. Although this is done DIY and on a budget, I’m quite proud of the results! I actually spend more time in the living room with my hubby, and changing the dining room into a music room has made practice time for my family much more enjoyable!

Candy

I live in Seattle with 2 lovely cats that we rescued from shelters. They are wonderful family members and so good with the kids. There is a lot of love going around here!
1) Smurfie, our shy girl, has chosen this chair as “her” favorite spot. (One of my friends once asked me if I had picked Smurfie to go with the decor of the house! No, she was picked because she is so incredibly sweet, people!)
2) Charlie again – now in the hallway. I love my Hicks wallpaper. He could really care less!

-Monika and Splendid Willow

Cats on a daybed

Posted on Thu, 29 Jan 2009 by KiM

Katia from Finland wrote this morning with the following: “Your recent post about the kittens in the sink inspired me to send you one of my favourite photos of my cats. Here two -of my five darlings- lounging on my daybed in front of Ikea Billy bookcases. And if you look closely, in the lower right corner you can also see what these darlings do to furniture…” WOW – someone with almost as many cats as I have! And Katia, your poor furniture – I always say they’re lucky they’re so cute…