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Michigan woman mistakenly brings therapy dog to local furry convention

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 14:53:38-04

Do you know what a furry convention is?

If not, you’re not alone.

A Monroe woman mistakenly brought her therapy dog to the Motor City Furry Con in Novi last weekend, thinking it was an event for pets. Cheryl Wassus and her therapy dog were in for a big surprise.

They quickly learned furry conventions or as they’re called for short Furry Cons, are conventions where adults, who like to wear animal costumes and role-play, for um… sometimes sexual reasons gather. 

“Furry Fandom” dates back to the ‘80s and often raises money for charity.

When Wassus heard money was being raised for Pets for Vets she assumed she and Link, her Bernese mountain dog would fit right in, she told New York Magazine.

“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,” she told the magazine.

Wassus’ son, Kenny is a senior producer at New York Media and tweeted out pictures of Link at the Furry Con.

“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. They weren’t offended, though, they just embraced him,” New York Magazine reported.