Our animal friends, we don’t deserve them, but boy do we need them. Maybe now more than ever. We’re angry, frightened, and grieving. But if we let them, they can soothe our hearts, if only just a little.
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.
Take a moment to check out last week’s FFF if you missed it, or just need a double dose of medicinal fluff.
myopicprophet’s Gino enjoying a sunny day will bring a smile to your face.
Tofutti Klein’s Sugarbear is willing to have a cup of tea and talk about it.
Kiltedpadre’s Cornbread is relying on a classic to make you laugh.
The second half of marissandyonny promises to be a very good kitty and not add to our stress levels.
kristinbytes’ Bindi knows it’s important to rest.
Sandhill Cranes courtesy of Tom.Cruise.Is.Weird
Gus and Agrajag believe in the restorative power of the great outdoors.
The Amazing Peet, sn4cktimes melting cat, offers a distraction.
YoucancallmeAl’s Ruby’s joy is contagious.
It’s Ginaaa’s Cosmo brings the awww factor.
And finally, we say goodbye to Mimi_Krimi’s kitty friend, who liked to sleep late in the morning, and will be greatly missed.
Now, share your furry healers, (or heelers!) with us.