Well, that’s adorable.
Furry Conventions are not really a place for pets, but a woman from Monroe, Michigan, didn’t realize this until it was too late. Last weekend, Cheryl Wassus – a volunteer with Pets for Vets – went to the Motor City Furry Convention with her therapy dog, Link, assuming it was a pet-themed convention.
It wasn’t. When they arrived at the event in Novi, Michigan, Cheryl and Link found themselves surrounded by ‘furries’ – people who enjoy dressing up in anthropomorphic animal costumes and role-playing.
Cheryl says: “I learned so much about this whole new culture of people who get together and dress up in furry costumes. I had no idea… It was a little embarrassing at first because Link was just a little curious why people were wearing tails, so he was doing some serious tail-sniffing and checking out people.” Her son, Kenny Wassus, decided to post some amazing and hilarious photos of the mix-up on Saturday.
my mom thought furrycon was a pet event and volunteered w our therapy dog 😆 pic.twitter.com/mizlydLxjl
— kenny wassus (@kgw) April 8, 2017
His tweet has been shared more than 15,000 times and garnered over 46,000 likes. In the end, Sheryl and Link had a great time, and they even participated in a panel which raised $10,000 for Pets for Vets, an organization that connects dogs with war veterans.
Regardless of that, the duo is not planning to attend another Furry Convention. Sheryl concludes: “No, I don’t think so. No. You know, you get a little older, a little menopausal, and being in that many layers and layers of fur. No need to be overheating [in a furry costume]. I’m good.”