We are deep into July fellow fur fanciers. Mid summer in the US brings fresh produce, long evenings, high temperatures, and sometimes short fuses. So pour yourself a glass of iced tea, put your feet up and take a few minutes to enjoy some precious pet pics. I can’t promise they will cool you down but I guarantee they’ll put a smile on your face. Just like last week’s edition did.

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy, facw, Chuckles, k2b, and Hannibal and maybe you?), 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 Petfinder or any other shelter or rescue site. If you’re like me, you probably know people doing some good rescue/foster/support work in your area, so please feel free to share the love and the fluff from your hometown. And it’s still kitten and puppy season and will be for a while, so the more support your favorite shelter or rescue gets, the better.

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.


And as if the heat weren’t enough Mercury is in retrograde! That means mishaps and misunderstandings. Maybe a little advice from our animal pals will help see us through it.

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Springboard’s new kitty is meditating to help maintain balance during this unpredictable time.

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Chuckle’s Olive, ever the optimist, isn’t going to let planetary activity ruin her summer.

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Yeongi had a bad transportation experience, but landed on her feet in Gretchen Says this is not my president’s yard. She’s determined to look forward in spite of a rough start to the month.

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Kira recommends leaning on friend and family. She relies on Blalock to keep everything running smoothly.

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diplodocus forgot his password’s shaggy pony avoids tech snafus by spending more time outdoors.

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His Stigness’ Mufasa approaches the universe like he does everything, fearlessly!

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Full of the sound of the Gran Fury, signifying...’s Rocky isn’t putting up with any celestial nonsense.

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Poncho Denew’s Maisie is willing to accept a few extra difficulties as long as dinner is still on time.

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Ruby wants to know what a retrograde is. Can you eat it, and will KiltedPadre order her one from the drive through?

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This bunny in PumpkinSpies yard isn’t taking any chances. He brought along his rabbit’s foot for luck. *groan* I know, I know!

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HappyBerry’s floofy cat plans to ride it out in bed. And heaven help Mercury if he tries to rub that tum!

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It’s Ginaaa’s Cosmo looks a bit anxious about the cosmos.

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Let see how you and your friends are coping!