Confession: while I was pulling up last week’s post to pick out winners, I typed in, “Fir Face Friday”. I’m tired, leave me alone! But if you have any faces covered in fir needles, I will accept those as well. This is a one week only deal, folks!

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!

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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 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.

Let’s get this show on the road, get inspired to share your fur faces (or fir faces)!


Acorn’s sweet kitty is typically very photogenic! But struck with the pressure of a photo clerk who won’t take do-overs, he will have to show this ID to everyone for the next 5 years.


Direct from Japan, our burner friend has found the best-dressed dog in Miyajima!


Mimi_Krimi’s Alice: The Art of Seduction


Flamingo83's Chiflado is going through so many conflicting emotions about this new upholstery!


Representing our offbeat fur face contingent this week (though there were many!), lethekk’s little black squirrel buddy!


Sending extra love from the FFF team out to Subrielisthedoctor, who lost Milton; as well as carlMr, who recently lost Batty.