Entries closed on this month’s “Love the House You’re In” collage

Update: A winner has been chosen and emailed. Thanks for everyone’s entries — SO FUN to read about our pets. Astro says, “Woof!” He approves.  Stay tuned for July’s contest. Hmmmm. What shall I ask this month? Original post: Robin was last month’s winner of a “Love The House You’re In” custom collage made by our collage artist laureate Mel Kolstad. That’s Robin’s house… and her dog, woof!… all interpreted by Mel — she cut out each little brick by hand! Now, it’s time to find a winner  for June. If you would like to enter to win a custom collage featuring your house and photos, read on….

To enter, complete these two steps:

  1. A bunch of our collage winners choose to include their pet. Hmmmm… So this month, step #1 to enter is to leave a comment on this post telling us about your pet. If you don’t have a pet right now… then, tell us about a hobby that gets your nurturing TLC.
  2. And, subscribe to my newsletter. Yes, this helps me build my newsletter list… I send ’em out just once a week, usually.

Please read all the rules here before entering. I’ll pick a reader next Friday morning.
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Meanwhile — thanks again to Mel for a fabulous collage! You can find Mel’s collage works on flickr and her blog, Much Ado About Stuff. Thanks, Mel, you know I love your work, and I’m so excited to have this addition to the blog in 2010.

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Comments

  1. Bridget says

    Oh my little pets, we have lil fluff, who is a long-haired grey kitty and Calipie who is about the funniest cat ever, they both have their own Mid Century Chair that we bought for ourselves but we just kinda gave up they always seem to be in them! Hope you have a wonderful fourth of july!

  2. Connie says

    I have two cockatiels, a pearl and a white-face, both adopted through a bird rescue. Not that I would ever advocate purchasing a pet simply to coordinate with your decor, but I think that cockatiels blend in tastefully with the mid-century modern aesthetic. The pearl and white-face varieties of cockatiel both appeared in the 1960’s so maybe that’s no accident.

  3. Jennifer says

    First of all, I love your newsletter! I have 7 pets–three inside kitties, one outside kitty (she “came” with our house) and three inside doggies. All in a cozy, 864 sq. foot A-frame home. Good thing they all get along! The dogs love to lay in front of the patio doors and watch the ducks and birds that land on the lake and the kitties love to sit on the stairs and watch the same scene. We just moved to a lake community after living for 12 years in a city neighborhood, and they seem to love the change of life. They get to see wildlife and chase insects that they’ve never seen before! I look forward everyday to getting home to see my lovely little family.

  4. Bridgett Simon says

    We are about to move into our “new” home that was built in 1959 with our two French Bulldogs, Claude and Claire. They are both 7 years old, and while many people assume they are siblings they aren’t. We got Claude from a pet store and Claire came all the way from Russia! I found a breeder online and she shipped her to us…I picked her up at the airport. They are our first, and VERY spoiled babies, and we now have a 3 year old daughter who loves them as much as we do!

  5. says

    We rescue Italian Greyhounds, and have our own small non-profit rescue in Tulsa. So at any given time we have 10 or so dogs in our 1956 bungalow.

    One of the reasons we bought this particular house is that it was fabulous for the dogs, particularly the back yard. We have Joey, who is blind and scarred from being mauled as a pup, and his lower jaw is an inch shorter than his top, so he can’t really do much damage. Joey loves to explore and doesn’t do well with stairs, so this house allows him to go outside by himself- no stairs.

    We also have Gypsy, who is blind in one eye; Annie who has three legs; Grainne, the little demon dog; and the Duchess Sallie Louise, a tiny chocolate dapple dachshund who thinks she is an Italian Greyhound.

    RIght now, we have the following fosters: Hank (AKA Hankalicious), Margaret, (who is probably permanent- she cannot be touched), Maria, scared but making progress; Emmy Lou- wonderful happy girl with no back knees, and baby Maxine, a mix of ??? – 10 weeks old and a happy, friendly baby.

    So if you are ever in Tulsa, and thinking about adopting a dog… Come to our mid-mod madhouse and meet the hooligans!

  6. Mary Humphrey says

    Pip is my 22 pound yellow tabby. He was named after the orphan Pip in Great Expectations as, he too, was a poor orphan. Kelsey is a fluffy 8 pound Siberian Cat. She is feisty ball of fluff and holds her own against the huge male (type A). They are a delight. Since my two lovely kitties moved in, all rodents have moved out. How Devine!

  7. Betsy Ward says

    Charlie is our Chocolate Lab. He is very lucky to have seen age 7 this year. Unfortunately, he loves chocolate as much as me. He has figured out how to open cabinets and in his 7 yrs., has eaten a bag of Hershey Kisses with foils, Peppermint Patties with foils, box of brownie mix and can of hot cocoa powder. I’m sure I have forgotten something. All chocolate is now raised on top of the refrigerator and has been safe until he figures out how to move furniture to reach.

  8. Vanessa Bugge says

    I love my dog! He’s a blue heeler named Cash and is so loving and energetic. He’s a good dog especially when he’s not chewing on things he shouldn’t ;-). Really he’s a good dog. My husband brought him home for me cause he was making the horses really mad at his old home and was in danger of being kicked/trampled by them so although his owner loved him he was sort of a rescue dog I guess. The kids have a lot of fun with him. Earlier today he was sort of yodeling which is new for him, I kind of liked the sound but not sure the neighbors would be excited about it. maybe he’ll learn how to sing if I find the right music for him, he is Cash after all. 😉

  9. Deborah says

    I DO NOT HAVE ANY PETS, BUT DO HAVE PLENTY OF HOBBIES. MY FAVORITE IS TRASH RESOURCEFULLNESS, AND RESCUING ITEMS TO REFURBISH PRIOR TO THE LANDFILL. I AM CURRENTLY REFURBISHING MY KITCHEN IN A DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER I AM REHABBING W/ FOUND OR DONATED ITEMS OR FREE ITEMS FROM CRAIGSLIST…..I HAVE FOUND MANY ITEMS, AND HAVE FIXED MY FRONT STEPS, HOLES IN A KITCHEN FLOOR, DRYWALL ETC. AND THE LIST GOES ON…….I SEE IT MOSTLY AS A CHALLENGE AS I AM UNEMPLOYED CURRENTLY…….
    IT GIVES ME A SENSE OF PURPOSE AND PUTS JOY IN MY HEART AND A SPRING INTO MY STEP….

  10. leslie ryan says

    when my husband-to-be and i first shacked up he brought me a cute tortie kitten boy whom i promptly named Buckley after the incomparable Jeff Buckley.

    of course,one kittie boy is never enough so he was soon followed by a sleek little grey called Evel Knieval- or Evel for short. they have both since become quite huge, Buckley in particular prompting folks to ask me ‘is she pregnant?’ to which i, with attempted scathing tone, answer ‘no HE is not’. Buckley is eagerly awaiting the day i dump the rest of the entourage (husband and kiddo included) and become his sole property. i think he dreams of us running away together to the south of France.

    last winter we added our final family member soon after my son’s fourth birthday. although we were assured she was a golden retriever/boxer mix, Sosie is clearly an exuberant black lab. she was spayed two weeks ago and through the long and slow recovery process i was as worried as if any family member had been ill- thank the gods she’s back to her bouncy self! her only flaw is that she loves my husband more than she loves me.

    sometimes i look around my lovely, fur infested 1920’s era home and think- ‘golly, am i ever tied down here’ and….i wouldn’t have it any other way. the south of France will have to do without me.

    • Annie B. says

      Leslie Ryan,

      You and Buckley in the south of France! That is hilarious. You’ve given me the “happy thought” for the day!

      Annie B.