Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2019 by KiM

If you would like to participate in the Monday’s pets on furniture series please send photos, your name, location and a brief description to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net, or hashtag your photos on Instagram with #DTIpetsonfurniture. Thanks!

Enclosed two photos of my cat, Gimmy, who was a stray and now lives in my home. One picture shows how he loves to take a nap on the hand maid cushion.  The carpet is from the 70s.  The pictures on the wall were from old books that were framed.  The cushions on the sofa are hand made.  On the shelf, old ceramics collection. The second picture, Gimmy enjoying lazing on the porch, amongst the shrubbery.
– Hanna (Israel)

Last I wrote to you, we had two rescue dogs.  Since that time, I have become very involved in rescue and am so happy to be a part of saving dogs from both California and Mexico!  Anyway, we now have FIVE of our own and today I took the photo I am enclosing, with one guy missing.
– Leah

Balto, and Bruji loves winter
– Eva (Meira, Lugo, Spain)

And one from me I took quickly on my iPhone Saturday morning. Semi-feral Frankie making himself at home on my favourite pillow (that is covered with a small sheepskin to keep the cats from destroying it).

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