Contrary to its name, a furry convention is not a gathering for people and their pets. It's not a place that you and your kids would want to stumble upon with your golden lab, Oscar.
Although there are some exceptions, Fur Con is a place where members of the fetish community come together dressed as animals and furry creatures to socialise, and do other things. We can all agree that the two are quite different.
But one woman didn't get the memo and took her therapy dog, Link, along to Motor City Furry Con in Novi, Michigan.
As you will all agree, this is sensational.
Cheryl Wassus is a volunteer for nonprofit organisation, Pets for Vets, which pairs up therapy dogs with military veterans.
And this particular Fur Con was raising money for the charity, hence Cheryl's decision to drop by.
Speaking to New York magazine, Cheryl said:
This is just a whole subculture I wasn't even aware existed. When we set up tables and do promos and educate the public and do outreach, I had no idea the outreach was going to be other human ... furry people.
I guess you're never too old to learn.
And clearly, Link is having the BEST time.
"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," added Cheryl.
"They weren't offended, though, they just embraced him. It was all good. Just a real interested community."
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