it seems the only difference between him and a human is that he has fur and a tail.
But then, when the audience has forgotten what he is... If he's a dog, he might suddenly stop what he's doing to chase a car, if he's a cat, he might happily give someone a dead mouse.
A moose is loitering outside a hotel in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. and so is the porcupine a few feet away, as well as the many foxes and wolves.
The moose—actually a man in a full-body moose costume—is here for a convention . Even the people in regular clothes have a little something (ferret hand puppet, rabbit ears) to set them apart from the ordinary hotel guests.
Throughout his teenage and college years, he hid his furriness, thinking it was a “babyish thing.”“What the hell,” he says.
“Now I’m old and I’m warped, everybody knows it, so I don’t bother hiding anything anymore!
Homer: And that talking coyote was really just a talking dog.
It’s sex; it’s religion; it’s a whole new way of life.He got his name after taking some ballet classes and not being very good at it. “I guess I was technically competent, but not very much fun to watch. As fucked up as I am, I at least know how I feel and what I want to do, and I have the good fortune to have a number of friends who feel the same way.”Ostrich leads me up to his suite.And I was compared to the ostrich ballerinas in They are trying very hard, but they are not quite there.”In 1998, Ostrich put up a Web site where you can see his animal drawings, his animal-themed poems and short stories (one of which was published in a magazine for furries), his instructions on how to build a fursuit, and pictures of himself engaged in animal-centered activities. “There’s something just inherently cheerful about ducks,” reads the text next to one picture on his Web site. Less.”Eventually, we pull back into a parking space back at the Sheraton.“A lot of the people here are the very same way. It’s filled with stuffed animals.“Before I found the organized fandom, I lived in the country,” he says. But the odd thing is, the longer I do this and the more deeply I get into it, the happier I am in the city and around crowds. Talkative.”He sits on the chair and says there is a low percentage of women in the fandom, and a preponderance of gay men—or seemingly gay.One man in jeans and a button-down shirt gets up from a couch in the lobby and walks over to the elevator, revealing a fluffy tail dragging behind him. Inside, a fellow is kissing a man with antlers on his head.The other hotel guests look stunned.“We’re a group of people who like things having to do with animals and cartoons,” a man in a tiger suit tells a woman. Welcome to the Midwest Fur Fest.—are gathering together. Instead I find myself talking with Keith Dickinson, a self-described “computer geek.” Not long ago, this man, a 37-year-old from Kansas City, Kansas, was so depressed he could barely bring himself to go to the grocery store. He started to believe that, somewhere deep down, he was actually …