Truthful Tuesday: 28 March

Di is our acting host for Truthful Tuesday, originally created by PCGuyIV who is currently taking a break from it.

My question this week is

Do you allow your pet to sleep on the furniture?

Guilty. Our pets have always slept on the furniture, including our beds. I don’t think that Naomi and I are as bad as mum who, when faced with pets sleeping on all the armchairs would take an uncomfortable chair rather than move them.

I would have preferred that the armchairs and couch did not get covered in pet hair and clawed but they did it and I wasn’t always there to make them get down in the years when I was working or volunteering and out of the house a lot. David never worried about things like that so I just put blankets on the chairs.

Cindy and Polly on the couch

Most of our pets ended up sleeping on the bed with us too until I got a single bed. I had to stop Cindy from doing it then but I think she realised herself she’d be more comfortable in a basket beside me then because she soon got used to it. Polly has never been a great one for sleeping on the bed at night. She spends a lot of time on it during the day but it’s rare for her to sleep with me at night.

Polly on my bed

We have pet baskets in the living room for Teddy, Toby and the cats. Sometimes they use them but usually they can be found on a chair. I don’t really mind; they are family after all and these days we rarely have visitors so the pets can sit where they want.

Cindy with a Christmas gift

Of course if we got brand new furniture we’d have to keep them off but somehow I think they might be more strong willed than we are.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

One comment

  1. When we were in the caravan and later the boat, Maggie would never get up on the furniture until her blanket was in place. This was the same when we bought the house and she slept with me. She would wait until her blanket was on the bed and then she’d get up.
    Maya hasn’t tried getting on the furniture apart from putting her paws up on the bed to get me out of it. She has her cushion which is in the lounge all day and then the bedroom at night. She knows that is her place to sleep. At the moment, her back is resting against my leg as I sit on the settee and she is fast asleep. Thanks for joining in.

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