New York Media senior producer Kenny Wassus got a kick when he realized his mother went to the Motor City Furry Convention, thinking it was an event for pets, and brought her therapy dog Link with her. The pup being furry himself, it seemed like a logical choice.


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Cheryl Wassus, Kenny’s mother, said: “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.”

Once the doggie got used to the environment, Link seemed to be having a blast. The two even ended up participating in a panel at the con, which raised $10,000 for Pets for Vets, an organization that connects dogs with war veterans.

As for Cheryl, she isn’t planning to get into furry culture scene herself: “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.”

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One guy’s mother heard about Furry Convention and thought it was an event for pets

She brought her therapy dog Link with her – the pup being furry himself, it seemed like a logical choice

Image credits: kgw

Image credits: kgw

“I learned so much about this whole new culture of people who get together and dress up in furry costumes”

Image credits: Cheryl Wassuskgw

“It was a little embarrassing at first because Link was just a little curious why people were wearing tails”

Image credits: Cheryl Wassus

“So he was doing some serious tail-sniffing and checking out people”

Image credits: kgw

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