Hey there, Pet-Lovin’ People of the Kinjaverse. The word is that happiness is a warm puppy, but I’m pretty sure the glimmer of hope we get from all our favorite critters is just as good.
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.
It’s high summer, peeps, and that means it’s a high-contrast kind of world out there glaring back at us. Luckily, we have an abundant spectrum of cute from last week’s post to keep our hearts radiating with joy.
First up, teamPenguin’s niecepup Bella has that new dog glow.
Agrajag – hey, Gus looks kinda funny! Has someone been monkeying around with the lights again?
Some perky pollinators presented by simon-on-the-river, Andy “The Folding Attorney” M-S, and the talented child of one Hannibal A Portas got us all aflutter with their incandescent wings.
RallyDarkstrike’s kittypie Tazz has a bright streak of sass appeal.
smobgirl’s Misha (the eyeless wondercat) shines with an inner light.
ImmoralMinority’s Toby is dapper in dapples.
And sweet Yonny burns with affection for his dear Marissa.
vondon302’s Tabitha soaks up some rays.
gerbilsoutofexile’s Allie beams with antici….pation!
Last but certainly not least,Chuckles’s Cassie has that inner tortie fire.
You know what they say - if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the furpile! Or, erm, something like that. Anywho, that’s it for now. Let’s see the gleam in the eyes of your own adorable pets!