NEW COUCH!-check it out!

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Postby arizoniandreamer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:55 pm

Hi People,

As you probably saw yourselves the sofas in the café are getting a bit doggy...The general opinion is that the one at the window has to go and the 2 seater old-style leather needs to be repaired urgently. (The one next to door is too comfy to throw it away...so he survived this time :)).
I've found a 3 seater sofa on freecycle, think it would be perfect for us. I wrote to the guy who owns it and he said OK and would be glad to give it to us!
I attached a picture of it, tell me what do you think and if you say yes we can arrange a day when to collect it. (I assume we will need a van for this...)

xx Kata
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Postby arizoniandreamer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:57 pm

Oh yeah!
+point: the cover is washable... ! :)
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Postby neil » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:04 pm

nice!
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Postby scoutwinter » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:15 pm

mmm, red!
i still think the leather couch cushions could be reupholstered.... let's keep it!
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Postby arizoniandreamer » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:36 am

Of course we keep the leather one!
Ok, the guy just wrote me that we should pick it up before the 11th (next Tuesday) He lives on 9 Marchmont Street, Flat 1. EH9 1EL. Is there anybody who would be up to do this with me? Preferably a strong man..more preferably a strong man with a VAN. :)
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Kata
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Postby scoutwinter » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:26 pm

try PM Ken or call Jamie
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Postby arizoniandreamer » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:14 pm

Managed to get a van (thx to Ken), new member of sofa family comes tomorrow! :)
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Postby gaia » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:52 am

Weeee! Can I book it for movie night on monday? Somebody needs to test it! :D Good job Kata.
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Postby mirka » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:44 am

the couch looks great :)
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Postby Shannon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:35 pm

New couch is great!

Back in the olden days I always asked people with dogs to keep them off the couches. Can we make that a policy if it isn't already? Dogs on couches make the couches even dirtier than a lot of our customers. It's also bad for people with animal dandruff allergies (ie: moi).
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Postby preoccupation » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:15 am

Hairy Chairs / Couches

What about having one chair for the hairy / furry ones? I suggest this as I have a chair to offer. The standard 'S' shape Scandanivan job from IKEA. Fire safety compliance label is still attached.

Any good? PM if yes.


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Postby arizoniandreamer » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:39 pm

I'm happy that you like it! :)
I love the idea of having a special chair for furry creatures...
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Postby preoccupation » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:15 pm

Glad there's another furry fan. There's a pet portrait (b&w) project hanging around in the brain too. Possibly as part of any fundraiser - great thing about chairs is portability and see it outside with a donation hat; a tripod (possibly); camera (definitely); and other possibles.. If pet preferred to be indoors then, that could be done too.

If there is insufficient enthusiasm for a dedicated furry chair, does the cafe need another one anyway?

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Postby katymac » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:20 pm

I like the dedicated hairy chair idea - a nice compromise if we ask to keep dogs off the sofas.
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Postby scoutwinter » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:24 pm

sometimes there's barely enough room for humans, though...
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Postby Martin » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:21 pm

Does this all mean the sofa now in the lobby is surplus to requirements? If so I'd love to give it a new home.
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Postby scoutwinter » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:06 am

take it away! it may need a bit of internal fixing-up as the supports are breaking below the seats.
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Postby Martin » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:22 pm

Awesome! I will arrange a vehicle to come get it in the next couple of days.
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Postby Shannon » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:09 pm

I'm not keen on a furry chair. I think it confuses things and I think Scoutt is right when she says that sometimes there is barely enough space for humans. We are already one of the only places people can bring dogs and I don't see why dogs need to be on a chair while they are visiting the cafe or what is to be gained by it.
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Postby ChaoticReality » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:07 pm

Shannon wrote:I'm not keen on a furry chair. I think it confuses things and I think Scoutt is right when she says that sometimes there is barely enough space for humans. We are already one of the only places people can bring dogs and I don't see why dogs need to be on a chair while they are visiting the cafe or what is to be gained by it.


I agree with Shannon and Scout. I think one sofa for pets only would be confusing ("You can't sit there, but you can sit there") and that we should have a uniform "no pets on sofas" policy.
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Postby phil » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:39 pm

It's a safety issue. A dog lying quietly on the floor will eventually get trodden on. An awkwardly broken leg can mean a dog gets killed by injection - you can't have a dog in a wheelchair for the rest of its life.
People wanting seats can ask dog owners to move their dogs aside. If that's a problem - it shouldn't be - then put a sign up on the wall that tells dog owners to be considerate.
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Postby simone » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:56 pm

i like the idea that dogs can sit on sofas but my friend and his family sat on sofas the other day and they ended up itchy when they got home.
could be the humans of course causing itchiness.
sit at your own risk i say on the sofas!
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Postby Shannon » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:46 am

Yes, you could say dogs on the sofa are a safety issue for some human animals.
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Postby katymac » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 pm

(Having just talked about humane pest control in another thread...) I have some really horrible, non-humane, highly toxic, scarily effective insect spray left over from an issue with some fleas in my classroom last year (not a metaphor for my pupils), which I hope I never have to use again. If the soft furnishings might be biting the customers shall I bring it in?
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Postby simone » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:23 pm

as much as i dislike that stuff it may be more quickly effective than us getting new sofas. the chairs in the red room are also known to cause 'discomfort'.
we could spray them on the coming action monday so cafe does not smell for customers?
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Postby scoutwinter » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:39 pm

what? do the sofas actually have fleas?
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Postby simone » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:32 pm

i don't know, but a friend says whenever he has sat on chairs in front room he has gone home all itchy......
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Postby Lien » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:19 am

I most say that I hade some strange bites...after siting in the sofa
and iches after reading this BB :)
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Postby phil » Sun May 15, 2011 9:52 pm

Flea bites are not the sort of thing you can mistake. They cause a red swelling, last for a minimum of 3 days and itch significantly more than a midge or mosquito bite. The Forest probably ought to have a policy of asking dog owners which product they use to control fleas and when it was last administered.
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