I’ve never been a pet lover of the type that lets pets sit on chairs or my bed.  In fact I’m not that keen on anyone else going near my bed, animal or human.  It’s funny how we get used to having our own private, personal space.  I have waivered over the years and at last I am happy in my own house with my own choice of furniture and fabrics.  The walls are the same throughout because when I last had the place decorated, the chap was over for a holiday from his own home and only had two weeks in which to do my work.  He did carry out the total redecoration of the downstairs.  I gave great assistance by emptying and moving various peices of furniture and cleaning around the walls etc. before he began.  And any visiting dogs just have to stay put in the parlour – after my gargantuan decorating, they’re not welcome!