Whether they’ve come our way as little ones, big ones or adopted ones, our pets make our lives better. It’s a good thing they don’t need documentation to join our families. Or thumbs. Or fancy pants with pockets. Edie’s post from last week was full of boopable~nose offenses, or fences. And, mercy, thank goodness our backyards are unisex...
In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (Sorcia MacNasty, Edie Beale’s Pantsuit, KrabbyPaddy or 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!
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 or tweet 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.
Amy Sutherland, on Leonard Lopate’s show this week, talks about her life working with rescue organizations. I know some of you dedicate your hands & hearts & souls to this important work every day. I also know that sooooo many of us have adopted shelter pets that we love to pieces & have truly changed our lives, so I thought I’d share this. Warning you: it’s not all puppies & rainbows.