Get a Good Look Now

We got a new sofa and love seat today.  Not a moment too soon.  Here is what the old loveseat looked like:

And the sofa was in similar disrepair.

We have our 18 month old bulldog, Wonderbutt, to thank for this fine furniture handiwork.

What you can’t fully comprehend from these pictures is the discomfort of sitting on decidedly lumpy cushions, the animal fur that clung to the fabric, and the decidedly musky smell of dog that permeated the upholstery.

A month ago, in a rare moment of family unity, my husband, daughter, and I all agreed that we needed new couches.

We even agreed on the criteria.  They needed to be leather and/or vinyl, and they were not allowed to have removable cushions.  Oh, and they needed to be cheap.  Because it would be hard to explain to the authorities why we abandoned our bulldog in the middle of a busy highway after he chewed through our antique, expensive leather davenport.  If it’s cheap, we can just leave the ruined furniture on the side of the road instead.

Behold Wonderbutt’s New Chew Toys!

Our new rear end receptacles are not completely Wonderbutt-proof, I have a feeling.  This is why I have decided that we will host our daughter’s graduation party and wedding reception here in the next couple of months – even though Dimples is only nine years old. This is probably the only furniture we will be buying in the next 15 years, and everyone is already taking bets on how long it will be worthy of visitation.  Unlike JP Morgan, I’ve decided I should try to play it safe.

So, if you happen to receive an invitation in the mail for our Summer Recept-uation Party, you should not hesitate to accept.  This could be your last opportunity to enjoy our hospitality for at least another decade.

Oh, and just try to ignore the plastic wrap on the couch.

Posted on May 18, 2012, in Dimples, Dogs, Family, Humor, Interior Decorating, Wonderbutt and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. I can sense Wonderbutt’s enormous anticipation of destroying the new furniture. I bet he is already doing it!

  2. OOh, I love the couches! I am very worried for the couches! Put us down for 4 to the Recept-uation Party, sounds fun!

  3. May the force be with you! 🙂

  4. Very nice furniture…

    You know Wonderbutt is drooling just thinking about getting to be alone with his wonderful new chew toys.

  5. Congrats and good luck

  6. I love your foresight and planning. Happy Summer Recept-uation Party!

  7. Those look beautiful! It is a little scary though. We recently got new furniture too. I thought of soaking everything in Lysol to try to disguise the leather scent. Our dog hasn’t chewed up anything too recently (except a swing cushion and a trampoline), but it looks tempting to me.

  8. oh, the lengths to which we’ll go for our fauna housemates…

    my doc wanted me to get rid of my 2 cats cuz I’m allergic and have asthma – hedubble l no – not gonna happen!!!

    btw, your new butt holders look very nice, and not cheap at all. Hope they’re comfy!!


    • Ironically, I’ve barely sat on them. I sat on the old leather chair with Wonderbutt last night so he wouldn’t feel left out. The rest of the Firepants family sprawled out on the new stuff.

  9. misswhiplash

    WB is going to have a .’field day’ with that…show us the same pics in two weeks! Boom! boom!

  10. misswhiplash

    WB is going to have a whale of a time demolishing that lot…more pics in 2 weeks just to show that it is still in one piece

  11. bella is 7, bear is 3 + we’re up to couch set #3! I figured once I added a toddler to the mix it was only sensible to buy the latest one from ikea – and apparently that was a good idea!

  12. In the “guess which day WB takes his first hunk out of the new furniture contest” I’ll take……wait, contest is already over, isn’t it?

  13. The couches are so nice I kind of want to go down to Texas and protect them while you are away.
    And my cat has no interest in destroying the new patio furniture that is in our house. She doesn’t even want to sit on them. So far, so good.

  14. Enjoy ’em while you can.

  15. Your new furniture is beautiful! We truly hope Wonderbutt doesnt do the same to this batch. He may take it over and make it his personal territory. 🙂

    We wish you the best with your furniture!

    God Bless You and dont forget St. Jude… 🙂

    The collies and chuck 🙂

  16. Congrats!! I was waiting to see the next new target of wonderbutt. Maybe you can train him not to sit on them, given they are fairly new and wonderbutt is not habitual of them!

  17. Ha! Beautiful new furniture. We saw an old couch being processed into a trash truck the other day and thought of Wonderbutt. 🙂

    Bella and DiDi

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