Before we get started here, let’s get one thing straight: there are more important things going on in the world right now than this post. Please check out what other people have been posting here and elsewhere and help out where you can.
But this week has been a long one for a lot of folks, so let’s take a few minutes to catch our breath and enjoy a few relaxing animal pictures. And now, on with the show.
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.
facw did a wonderful job with last week’s post. We don’t have time to look at every picture, but I did have time to select a few of my favorites. Now let’s take a look at them:
I know I’m typically more of a dog person, but this week you’ll find that I featured a few more cats than usual. It’s not a change of heart, there were just a lot of terrific cat pictures this week. And while I didn’t pick all of them, it’s important to remember that
Springboard’s Luna was looking rather fashionable in her green bandana:
Leahaven’s Tesla enjoyed her new bed:
Tom.Cruise.Is.Weird’s QuiQue remains ever vigilant:
bitcholympian1's cat shared some tremdous belly floof with us:
Tabbytown’s Clover took a short break from destroying paper bags for this picture:
Mimi_Krimi’s kitty showed us a nice little blep:
PumpkinSpies’ Boggs continues to torment toes wherever he goes:
Piranha Plant’s Baxter looks like he partied a little too hard last night:
Krispy Porkchops always brings us some seriously cute cats, but I was especially smitten with this guy. I hope Ben Ben is feeling better!
Oh look, I did include a dog in here! And what a cute combo these two make! Darwin (the pup) and the aptly named Weeble (the tripod kitty) are a force to be reckoned with:
Simon-on-the-river3 met a very fancy inspector at the border crossing:
Poor_Sh’s Aston found a good spot to hang out:
Our very own k2b got this great picture of Lal and teh Ruh almost booping snoots:
Bertolt Brechtiosaurus’ Firbank is hopefully on the mend at this point after a course of antibiotics. Feel better, Firbank!
And lastly we have Stef Schrader’s Theo Bunny, who is most definitely not a cat, and most definitely up to no good:
And that’s it for this week’s edition of Fur Face Friday. I hope you enjoyed this brief respite from our messed up world. Now please show us your fur faces before you head out and start your weekend!