We have mourned, my Fur Facers. We have cried out in anguish and in anger. But it is time that we moved on from this twenty-first-century gehenna: we must leave the fear behind, concentrate and utilize our loathing for good cause, and hold each other and our Fur Faces close, to draw on the strength there is in numbers.

Our Fur Faces turn up their boopable noses at international borders, at political infighting, at the unlawful suspension of rights and privileges. They know the value of scritches over blows, comfort over conflict; and, as long as everyone has a fair chance at his or her own food bowl without some interloper squeezing in, they know how to achieve harmony in a home that features life-forms of all descriptions. OK, sometimes they eat the plants. But you see my point.

So this week, Fur Facers, I want to see Fur Faces that know how to live right! And I want to see Fur Faces ready to fight the good fight!


But first, legal.

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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!

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.


So! To warm up our heartwombles, here are some feisty Fur Faces from last week!

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yamahog gave us Ahsoka, who is 100% ready to rumble!


Flamingo83's Chiflado ain’t got no time for this shit. Don’t get in his way.

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Dastardly Mime’s Diana is on guard, like a true Wonder Woman.


Nixon’s Umbrage’s Maisie is mos def a pussy who is ready to grab back.


And Marissa’s Yonatan says “TEAR DOWN THE WALL!”


Now, let me see our Fur Face sisters and brothers in the struggle!


And, a sad addendum: our thoughts and our hugs and our condolences go out to Ivy, who has just lost her loving Kero. We are so sorry, Ivy.