Helping Paws

Fact: You can put a slip cover on a loveseat without help.
Fact: It is almost impossible to put a slip cover on a loveseat with two tiny helpers.

We have a loveseat in the reading nook that is worn out but it has good bones so we plan to have it reupholstered. That has been the plan since before we moved into this house. Before we exhausted good friend points having it hauled up to the second floor.

And we don’t have a plan beyond that.

So today, when I came across a slip cover for practically nothing? I bought it.

First, I had to disturb a brown kitten.

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Then we stretched the slip cover over the seat. A grey kitten appeared from nowhere to help with the stretching. He’s inside the cover in this photo.

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He purred the whole time.

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After the stretching, there was tucking. Both Oli and Obi actually worked pretty hard on the tucking.

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And then we were ready to put the new cover to a nap test.

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Just as they plunked down, I realized something kind of silly. The cover is dark brown. Unlike either of my cats. The cover is microfiber. Cat hair loves microfiber.

Sigh.

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2 responses to “Helping Paws

  1. I bought a slipcovered couch (the kind that comes with zippered covers that exactly fit the frame and each cushion) on the theory that I could just pop the covers into the washer whenever they got covered with cat hair — but it turns out that getting those things off and on is really hard. So now I throw a blanket over the slipcovers and try not to think about how ridiculous that is.

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