In the above cartoon Mr James Thurber has depicted a trio of individuals rather dubiously optimistic about the spring, but we can do better than that, surely, my Fur Facers? OK, so mrsfinch put on her smartwool leggings this morning because the temperature dropped twenty degrees here overnight, but still, it is March, not February; there is faint watery daylight present when my alarm goes off in the morning, and a faint trace remaining when I leave the office at the end of the day; and, though unpredictable, at least March is not described as the cruelest month, that distinction being reserved for April. So. It’s time to look forward to something, and that thing is ... fantabulous Fur Faces!

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (Sorcia MacNasty, Edie Beale’s Pantsuit, KrabbyPaddy or mrsfinch), 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.

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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 any shelter or rescue site. I know I’m not the only one lurking on Petfinder!

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.


Last week KrabbyPaddy gave us a postful of lovable fur faces and dreamers.

This week it is our sad duty to mark the passing of some much-missed furry friends:

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Nixon’s Umbrage lost Francis. We are so sorry, Nixon’s Umbrage.


and vivlock’s Artemis (here showing a new little rat how to rat like a boss) has gone where all good rats go. We are so sorry, vivlock.

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Now, for last week’s winning Fur Faces!


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thiscitysucks’ Mirabelle says “Oh, hello. Isn’t it convenient that you are there and I am here, and that you have hands, and I have a fluffy belly in need of rubbing. Isn’t it? Now get on with it.”


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littlelostAlice’s Buddy is on dish duty. Also, Alice has a very nice backsplash.


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NEcarbslover’s pupper has some questions about where his ‘nads might be, since they’re not there now. He checked and everything. He’s pretty sure there’s something he hasn’t been told.


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The Opera Ghost’s niece Lexa is a ravishing redhead. To her left, a hairy haunch, we know not whose.


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From ravishing redhead to gorgeous ginger! There’s no resisting Pumpkin Spies’ Gus. There simply isn’t. Resistance is futile.


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Dastardly Mime’s Diana has legs, and ears, and eyes, and, from what I can see of it, even torso for days. She is a Dobermodel destined to be on the cover of Dogue any day now.


I leave you with nose kisses from k2b’s Laleh and bittykitty, and let’s see your Fur Faces!

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