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Jan. 24th, 2008

My sister's recently found a nice sofa in a secondhand furniture shop, and because I was at a bit of a loose end this afternoon, I decided to go and see if I could find something for the home there, too. I couldn't -- my sister must have bought the only decent stick of furniture that place ever possessed. Never mind, I thought, and started back towards the centre of town when I passed by another furniture shop; and this one was having a clearance sale. I had a look around, but even with prices reduced by 50%, most of the items on sale were still outside my price range. Then my eye happened to fall on this pouf.

I had a devil of a time bringing it home, as I had to carry it halfway across town. My arms still hurt, and it's been here for 6 or 7 hours...The cats were most intrigued by this strange new object having appeared suddenly in the middle of their lounge; but after sniffing it and reaching the conclusion that it would make the perfect place for a snooze, Leila claimed it for her own, letting the others know they weren't welcome to share it with her:

Of course, Manasse couldn't allow this state of affairs to continue for very long, and after a short siege, lay claim to victory:

But Leila's a plucky puss, who regrouped quickly and banished her brother to a discarded shoe box in the other room:

where he sat feeling very sorry for himself until I came in and shooed him out.


Jan. 25th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'll admit the pouf's appeal (to me) is in it's obvious similarity to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona furniture range.....

My faux-Barcelona chair is the most comfortable chair I've owned, and certainly cheaper than the other upholstered options I tried.

Of course cats gravitate to the best place to rest in any house, or to the most precarious perch. Your cat in the shoebox reminds me of the "Scratch Lounger", a cardboard box just small enough to challenge a cat to fit into, with texture inside as it's made the layers of cardboard. So kitty can tuck inside and claw away.
Jan. 25th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sure my cats would love that, if I could find it somewhere. I'll ask at the pet shop next time I'm there.