Hello, and welcome to another installment of Fur Face Friday. I’m Chuckles, your host this week, and I honestly didn’t think I’d be getting the chance to host another one of these after all of the herb-based shenanigans that were going on not too long ago. But we’re still here, so we’re going to keep feeding your pictures into our whimsy algorithm and see what happens.
Congrats to everyone here for surviving the Christmas holiday, whether you celebrate it or not. It can be a lot. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better way to recover than to look at some adorable fur faces and just taking a break from it all.
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. (One more time for the people in the back: W H I M S Y ). 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.
Over on Whitenoise, leahaven did an excellent job with last week’s post. There were a lot of great fur faces to choose from, but we only have time to highlight a few. So let’s take a look at what the whimsy-algorithm came up with this week:
Kiltedpadre’s Ruby had some professional photos taken just in time for the holidays:
JustSmileAndNod’s Mochi was featured last week too, but I couldn’t resist this picture of little Mochi in a bag:
Such a travesty’s Bella brought home the gold at the local track meet, but doesn’t look too enthused about it:
Bertolt Brechtiosaurus’ Harpur decided to show off a little blep this week to go with those enormous blue marbles that he uses for eyes:
Duck Duck Grey Duck FTMFW! always has adorable fur face pictures week after week. And while I usually feature Bonnie and/or Clyde (because I am a dog person first who came to love cats later in life), I had to feature Bobbarino, foot assassin this week:
Textured Soy Protein was nice enough to share not one, not two, but three cats with us this week:
And last, but pretty much the opposite of least, we come to Bruce, everyone’s favorite shelter cat courtesy of Krispy Porkchops. After a very long wait, we learned last week that Bruce has been adopted and is finally leaving the shelter!!! It’s a bittersweet day as we say goodbye to Bruce, but we are so happy that he found his forever home. Safe travels, Bruce, and don’t forget to write!
And that’s it for this week’s installment of Fur Face Friday. Congrats to all of the winners, and hopefully you aren’t all stuck at work today like I am. Before you head out to enjoy the final weekend of the decade, please do us a favor and show us your fur faces one last time!!!