‘Tis the giving season and since we here at Fur Face Friday believe in the sharing spirit (& Santa) we know you will share all the cookies & catnip with your furry pals this weekend. They share their sweet, sometimes cranky spirits with us every day of the year. Treats & ear scratches & nose boops for everybody!

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (Sorcia, Edie Beale’s Pantsuit, KrabbyPaddy, mrsfinch), entirely on our own whimsy. WHIMSY. However, in the interest of 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, feathery & finny 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!

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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. Speaking of sharing, feel free to share these posts anywhere in the Kinja-verse, because it has been scientifically documented that looking at pictures of cute animals reduces stress.

And if you have some supplies you can donate to your local animal shelter, remember to check out accordingto’s donation guide.

Pupdate: Letters to the First Dogs:

Edie’s post last week delivered so much cheer. Onward to our winners!


Fluter Dog is always the life of the party


Dastardly’s Diana~pup is having a ruff time, so k2b translated for her so we could know her distress


Ladybug’s Ladybug, In Excelsis Meow, according to CindyLou


Sneakypete’s Sneakypete willing the eggnog to appear


Mooncalf’s pup is exhausted from all the wrapping


ad infinitum’s Buster ensuring no one will be alone for the holidays, especially pugs in cribs


Pirhana Plants Baxter getting in position to see if reindeer really know how to fly


And finally, mrsfinch brings us Chocolate Salty Balls

We here at Fur Face Friday send you and yours a wish for love & peace this holiday season. Now, show us your Fur Faces!