Griffin the cat, affectionately referred to as G-Unit, approves of his owner’s comfy Ikea sectional. He loves to lie at the end of the chaise and bask in the sun at the Somerville, Massachusetts, home.
Grady makes himself at home amid stylish throw pillows from Scalamandré and West Elm on the sofa of his apartment in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
French bulldog Beatrice relaxes on her favorite spot in this San Francisco house: a large lambskin rug. She also likes to seek refuge inside the little tent made especially for dogs and under the open clothing racks.
Jolie the cat sleeps on her favorite spot in a Los Angeles apartment — the cable box.
Clover the Boston terrier takes a break from running around on the wood floors of this pottery workshop in Portland, Maine. This is what Clover’s owner, Ayumi Horie, says about the space: “The studio is a wonderful space to work in because it has a nook where I can draw and also has a wide-open space in which to lay out pots for drying. The sun comes in everywhere, so I have to be conscious about where my work is in relation to sunlight so they don’t dry too quickly.”
Seattle-based June the hedgehog stays snugly tucked away in a cozy basement bedroom that is also the hobby space for his Lego enthusiast owner.
Willie the cat relaxes on soft white bedding atop a vibrant pink Jenny Lind bed in a colorful Austin, Texas, family home.
Valentine, a 26-year-old free-range turtle, roams around the kitchen floor of a multigenerational family-friendly home in Montreal.
Dogs Willow and Daisy keep an eye on things from the stairs in the Greenfield, Massachusetts, home of potter Lucy Fagella and Terri Kerner. The newly painted entryway chest below is used to store hats and mittens.
Lulu, an English mastiff, Watson, a French bulldog, and Emily the pig relax on the lawn of a sprawling 10-acre farm in Southwest Ranches, Florida. These three family pets are in the company of an array of animals including another English mastiff, a cockapoo, a mini dachshund, a Chihuahua mix, two cats, 11 horses, three zebus, three birds and hens.
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These free-range chickens that roam a historic property in Frederick, Maryland, are a busy bunch, laying about seven eggs a day for owners Joe McKenna and Sarah Brennan. The chickens, named Martha, Big Red, Cruella, My Girl Washington, Pedro, Willa, Scaredy Cat, Percy, Archie Beeker, “the Baby Boys” and “New Baby Girl,” are in the company of Tillie and Roo, both Norwich terriers, and Rupert, a West Highland white terrier. Other occupants are Sphinx the cat and a hive of bees.
Four-year-old dog Jack relaxes in his personalized space in a San Francisco bedroom. Hanging above his plush chevron-patterned bed is a wall textile from an Indian trading post near Joshua Tree National Park.
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George the duck enjoys swimming in his little pond in Austin, Texas, next to chickens Jennifer, Storm, Electra and Phoenix. His owner, Diana Lott, had a chicken coop built on-site. The coop, pond and the surrounding enclosed chicken (and duck) run make up part of the backyard. For the most part, George gets along well with the chickens, which Lott attributes to their having been raised together. George does tend to be a bit of a bully, not uncommon for some ducks, but Jennifer and George are inseparable best buddies.
George and the chickens are also in the company of four dogs (Cajun, Boz, Lily and Heidi) and kitten Kevin, aka “The Oreo Terror.” The dogs are trained to leave the chickens alone and can be in the yard together while Lott takes care of backyard farming duties, which include gathering eggs, filling the pond with fresh water and restocking the feeder.
Cece the cat is the affectionate, constant companion of Jaclyn Campanaro and is seen here lounging on a vintage Kilim rug in her Portland, Oregon, home. She’s also known to be a sure charmer of houseguests. “Her white, black and tan calico coloring looks like it was coordinated with all the neutrals in my furnishings,” Campanaro says. “She often lies belly-up on the cowhide rug, and I call it ‘Where’s Waldo-ing’ because she blends in perfectly.”
Goldendoodle Otis stops to say hello to neighbors and pedestrians passing by on the street in front of his charming Steamboat Springs, Colorado, cottage. A front picket fence with a gate completely surrounds the property, giving Otis space to play. Hanging behind him from a Colorado spruce is a recycled tire swing from Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply. Otis stands guard while waiting for the kids to come out to use it.
Moon the cat accents a red midcentury reproduction couch in the wood-paneled living room of a Spokane, Washington, home built by architect Kenneth Brooks.