Happy Fur Face Friday, and happy long weekend North American friends! Let’s kick off this long weekend and/or the middle of the summer with some cute!

Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (Sorcia, EdieBealesCostume, KrabbyPaddy, mrsfinch), entirely on our own whimsy. WHIMSY. However, in the interest of GT solidarity, we try to select one dog picture and one cat picture (minimum!) each week. Other pets will also, of course, be considered. We love all your rats, bunnies, ferrets and other furry pals. WE WILL NEVER DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CUTE. As always, we’re happy to dismiss any pictures if you decide you want them taken down at some point.

If you don’t have a pet of your own to feature this week, I highly recommend featuring and linking to any cuties who are available for adoption and looking for a home on any shelter or rescue site. I know I’m not the only one lurking on Petfinder!

In that sharing spirit, if you don’t have a pet but want to participate, drop off your best Internet find of an animal gif or meme in the comments. The more animal lovers, the merrier.

But first, let’s celebrate the winners of last week with some summer tips!

Be sure to wear something to protect your eyes from the bright sun.

Make sure you find some shade to hide under when it gets too hot.

Grab an ice cold beverage before your buddies get to them first.

Don’t be afraid to let it all hang out and relax a little.

Take the summer holiday as a chance to hang with some friends.

It’s also a good time to catch up on sleep.

But be sure to enjoy some time outside, because we only get so much of summer.

So let’s kick off July with some fireworks! Show us those fur faces, GT!