I certainly have made my share of vomit stains on the carpeting, but Mom and Dad have done reasonably well at getting them out with Stain Shot, or the Bissell cleaner machine (though not completely). I don't have front clawrs, so haven't been able to decorate a couch in that way, but my presence is keenly felt on the family room sofa by the presence of one or more blankies.
This blue and white one often resides at the end of the couch and I get it nice and furred up. This is a great shabby chic decorating touch, both the blanket's presence and the furring. When Mom washes it, the fur doesn't all come off, but forms little balls of fur that stick to the blanket. I think you can see a few in the picture, but believe me, there are many! She tries to pick them off, but never gets them all.
Now actually, my humans have had this couch for nearly 19 years, so I don't actually see how what I do can make it look any shabbier!
Mom said she thought the crossed pawsies were a nice touch. Crossed pawsies for all the humans and animals who aren't feeling tip top to get better soon.