Cat Daddy has decided that he wants to replace our kitchen sofa with a new leather one. The existing fabric one is perfectly fine, but he is adamant.
The only real flaw I can find is that dust mites are more common in fabric than in leather, making the current sofa less Louis Catorze-compliant. So, much to Cat Daddy’s chagrin, I have been telling anyone who cares – and a fair few who don’t – that he is spending £1,700 on new furniture for the cat.
Cat Daddy isn’t thrilled about this. But he can’t stop me, so tant pis pour lui.
After looking at various sofas online we went to try them out in person at Sofology, where we were served by the lovely Ish. Cat Daddy had his heart set on the untreated, almost-suede look but, because it looked as if it would absorb every drop and spill, I told him that the glossier, finished leather would be better. And Ish agreed with me.
I also pointed out that the untreated finish was quite fabric-like in appearance and feel; Catorze scratches fabric, but never leather.
Ish: “My cat is similar. He scratches all the cheap fabric in my house but not my expensive velvet sofa.”
Me: “YOU HAVE A CAT! What does he look like?”
Ish: “He’s ginger and white. His name is Harchi.”
Me: “Please may I see a picture?”
And that was it for the next few minutes, with talk of our cats and their habits. Fun fact: Ish gives his cat rough play sessions in exactly the same way that Cat Daddy does with Catorze.
Cat Daddy: “ANYWAY. Back to sofas …”
After making our purchase, Ish asked if we were happy with the service that we’d received and told us that he would very much appreciate an online review.
Me: “Well, you showed me a picture of your cat so, straight away, that’s worth a 10.”
Ish: “People who don’t like cats … well … that’s just weird. Don’t you think it’s WEIRD?”
Me: “Yes. Very.”
Our new sofa and matching footstool will be arriving within the next eight weeks, and we will be sure to post some pictures of Boys’ Club taking place on them. I am sorely tempted to also send the pictures to Ish. What do you think?