Hello, and welcome to a particularly hot and humid edition of Fur Face Friday. I’m Chuckles, your host for the week, and I hope that wherever you are, you’re enjoying some sweet air conditioning like I am. It’s going to be in the 90s here, and it seems like it’s hot everywhere today. So stay cool, and make sure all of your furry friends have access to plenty of shade and cool water.
Before we begin, we’re still recruiting for a new snout selector or two, sign up now for your chance to bring your own whimsy to our Fridays! To apply, shoot an email to email@example.com, all that’s needed is authorship on a Kinja group blog (we’d prefer our normal homes of Groupthink, Balktalk, and Oppo, so that we don’t need to do as much ungreying). Thank you to everyone who has shown interest so far. It’s been a busy few weeks around Snout Selector HQ, but hopefully we will be making an announcement soon.
In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy, facw, Chuckles, k2b, and Hannibal, and maybe you?), 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.
Alright, now let’s talk about last week’s post by facw. There were a lot of great faces in there! Let’s take a look at a few:
Future Heap Owner and Ravna know that a great way to stay cool is to head for higher ground. Some of those mountains still have snow on them!
Mimi_Krimi’s Alice and Bob decided that the better way to deal with the heat was to stay low:
Sometimes you just need to beat the heat by heading to the beach, even if you weren’t specifically invited, like this “Corgi” captured by Such A Travesty:
Krispy Porkchops’ Myles decided to avoid the heat by staying inside, even though the temptation was strong to go outside and hang with a squirrelfriend.
Cookie, seen here spotted by Simon-On-The-River3, opted instead to head outside and embrace the heat:
Rollie, the new kid on It’s Ginaaa’s block, knows that if you increase your surface area, it’s easier to stay cool. Just look at that wrinkly face!
Violet Baudelaire’s little dog decided to venture out in the heat and make a new friend:
While oldwomanyellsatclods’ Kia decided to find a new friend indoors:
And Lastly, we have Tom.Cruise.Is.Weird’s QuiQue, who knows that sometimes the best thing to do in the heat is just rest until it cools off.
And that’s it! Congrats to all of the adorable Fur Faces that were selected this week, and thanks to everyone for submitting all of those adorable faces. Have a great weekend, stay hydrated, and show us your Fur Faces!!!