...don’t let the dog~door hit you in the ass on the way out. This year has been a ruff one; we here at Snout Selector Headquarters wish you & your pets a gentle entry in to the New Year. I have no over arching theme this week, just lots of adorable from last week.

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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.

Onward to our winners!


Quasar Funk’s Louie the Pug-Nosed Reindeer. I’m still cracking up:)


athingwithfeather’s Miss Pearl has got this New Year thing in the bag


My niece dog Emmy suffered some holiday indignities


As did Natface’s Mortimer


And Lexador’s Ita


But not Pumkinspies Gus. Gus loves to dress up


Snacktastic’s Kevin looking simultaneously glamorous & sinister


Notorious GiGi’s late Rosie with the beautiful nose freckles


Pie ‘oh’ Pah & Vaginification Nation discovered they had piglets separated at birth


FKAKates’ Greta wondering where the nose boops & tuna snacks are

Now, show us your fur faces!!!