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Unsuspecting Woman Brings Therapy Dog to Local Furry Convention

Earlier this month, the Motor City Furry Convention took place in Novi, Michigan. They selected Pets for Vets as their charity this year, and asked Cheryl Wassus to come to the convention and speak about it. Wassus is an enthusiastic volunteer for the organization, which provides therapy dogs for veterans, so she agreed. But she had no clue what a furry convention would be like. She assumed it was for pets and pet lovers.   

In an interview with New York Magazine, Cheryl said, "I really had no idea what to expect going in on Saturday. This organization had chosen us as their charity."

Cheryl explained to Cosmopolitan.com that the organizers of the event contacted her asking her if she'd like to do a presentation for the non-profit, and she agreed, though she didn't quite understand what the convention was for.

"I usually try to do some research the night before I go to these events but the website was pretty obscure," she said. "It had a links and information on how to register but no pictures. So I just assumed it was a regular business convention of some sort."

But she went with her therapy dog Link, and although she was surprised to find out what furries really are, they had a wonderful time. Read about Cheryl, Link, and the Furries at Cosmopolitan. -via Metafilter

(Image credit: Cheryl Wassus)


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