When This Woman Attended A Convention For Furry Friends, She Expected Something Completely Different

A woman who brought her Bernese mountain dog to a “furry convention” was simply looking for some fun for her friend, and after an awkward but warm reception, that’s exactly what she found.

When the the Motor City Furry Con opened its doors, it perked the ears of Cheryl Wassus, a southeastern Michigan native. Wassus, a volunteer with Pets for Vets, an organization that matches service animals with military veterans, learned that the convention was raising money for her nonprofit and expected to see pets aplenty when she arrived with her therapy-dog-in-training, Link.

But instead of the furry friends Wassus expected to see, the curious couple were greeted by a legion of IRL furries, humans who enjoy dressing up as alter ego animal characters.