The ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks believed that heat of the heliacal rising of Sirius, the dog star, combined with that of the sun were to blame for the hottest days of summer. And that during the dog days, wine would turn sour, dogs go mad, and man would be subject to diseases, hysterics, and frenzies! The date of the dog days vary depending on location, and if you calculate them as starting or ending with the first morning rise. Whether or not you believe the myths or when you experience them, I think we can all agree that no matter how strong Sirius blazes, he will never outshine the stars of Fur Face Friday! If you need proof take a look at all of last week’s entries.
In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy, facw, Chuckles, k2b, Hannibal, Iroqdemic, Vivlock, and Leahaven), 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.
Leading the pack this week is that plushie turned real pup, Gizmo. ysubasson caught the twinkle in his eye!
belladonna77's Ziggy is hypnotic. And possibly hypnotized.
YoucancallmeAL’s Otis quietly shines.
His Stigness’ Mufasa burns ever brightly.
While VincentMalamute-Kim’s Rin gives off a softer light.
And k2b. da man can go fuck himelf, I ain’t having it’s Ruh is aglow.
Gretchen Says this is not my president’s Pepper is weirdly luminous.
Bertolt Brechtiosaurus’ Harpur and Beckett are radiant as usual.
Dr. Zoidberg’s Luna positively beams.
Mr. Spock’s Leo glitters.
Conrader’s big sweetie gleams.
HoneyHeart’s Boo shimmers in the sun.
Bilbo is a sparkling addition to vondon302's private nature preserve.
Who brightens your mornings and lights up your nights?