Hey there, everyone, and welcome to Fur Face Friday. It’s Good Friday, too, with Easter on the way. And I’m thinking we could all use a little howl at that big old bunny in the moon right about now.
In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy, facw, Chuckles, k2b, and Hannibal), 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, it’s the height of kitten and puppy (and other critter) season and it’s getting crowded! 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. So let’s see how last week’s cutie-patootie hunt went, and what kind of sweet treats we found for today!
First, Vondon302 gives us Hope, and Hope gives us a little faith in the redeeming powers of cute.
JettGirl24’s Piggie Smalls is the hidden
egg pig between Batman and Bodhi.
Book It!’s Piñon is all grown up and looking smart and spring fresh.
And YoucancallmeAL’s Ruby is a precious little lamb.
TheOperaGhost’s nephew Fluff had a Humpty Dumpty moment - and he’s cracking us all up.
Marissa’s Yonny knows about the walls the world - and how fun they are to jump on.
woodle’s Frizzy has a gift basket of floof for you all (and hopefully Trixie has been eating her get-better candy).
Longtime Lurker’s Bella thinks maybe you shouldn’t count your chickens before touching that belleh.
KK4Bama’s new puppo Benny hippity hops into our hearts.
Bertolt Brechtiosaurus’s Beckett puts on a play with SO MUCH DRAMA (with the help of best supporting flopper Firbank).
And what basket of goodies would be complete without Stef Schrader’s adorable vintage Puffalumps?
All our floofs have their seasons, and often too few. CarsofFortLangley had a last walk with lovely poodle and childhood forever-friend Casey, who surely imparted the wisdom of all her dogness to Targa before she left this world. We’re so sorry, CoFL, and we hope the new friend you’ve taken in will help your heart heal.
And last but not least, our beloved mrsfinch has had to say goodbye far too soon to our also-beloved Sir James Boswell Boxer-dog, Lord Chesterfield, he of the classy gloves and boopable blaze, master of mastodonic gravitas, and mighty snuggler of sox. We will miss you, Bos, and all our love to finchy for whom life is so super not fair right now. May his spirit-paws hold and comfort you always.
That’s it for this week, everybody. Sometimes the cycles of life are cruel, but it always goes on and we find our joy where we can. So keep your hearts open to the new floof joining this world, and be sure to hold tight to the fluffy loves you have. And of course, show us your fur faces that we might rejoice in their adorableness!