DETROIT – Note to self: Furry conventions are not for pets.
Cheryl Wassus of Monroe mistakenly brought her dog to the Motor City Furry Con in Novi, thinking it was an event for pets.
Wassus volunteers for Pets for Vets, and assumed the event was a pet-themed convention, according to HuffPost.
If you don't know, furries are people who are interested in the concept of non-human characters - with human characteristics.
"Furry fandom" dates back to the mid '80s, and often the conventions raise money for charity.
Kenny Wassus, Chery's son, tweeted the photos of the dog hanging out with furries in Novi.
“This is just a whole subculture I wasn’t even aware existed,” Cheryl Wassus 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.”
“They weren’t offended, though. They just embraced him,” she told NYMag. “It was all good. Just a real interested community.”
my mom thought furrycon was a pet event and volunteered w our therapy dog 😆 pic.twitter.com/mizlydLxjl— kenny wassus (@kgw) April 8, 2017