It’s the tradition in Helston, Cornwall to celebrate the passing of winter on May 8 with the Furry Dance. No, not that kind of Furry. Historians disagree on the origin of the word, some saying it comes from the Old English for going forward, others that it’s derived from Cornish for festival. Here at Fur Face Central we celebrate spring with our own kind of furry dancing and prancing.
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.
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.
You can see from last week’s post that our animal friends couldn’t be happier about the changing of the season.
Poor_Sh’ kitty couldn’t take another minute of winter.
Toby and Immoral Minority are back on the road.
Krispy Porkchops’ Patti is enjoying the sun.
Kerfus and Yukary are enjoying life with El_Uly.
TheOperaGhost’s new friend Blue, the lizard lazing on the lawn.
Ladybug the ninja cat’s Huckleberry knows he looks good in this light.
EmmerdoesNOTrepresentme and Lily took a windy walk.
frinesi2 is taking care of sweet babies Thanos, Loki and Parker.
CB forgot to tell Sammy to stay off the sofa.
Reed is making a list of spring activities to do with automaticdoor.
Best Coast codcolostkey and Alice did some yard work together.
Sadly, we said goodbye to the beautiful Beatrice, beloved friend of TheRealBicycleBuck and mentor to Rocky.
What have you and your pals been doing this week?