They've got a warm and fuzzy feeling
They've got a warm and fuzzy feeling is a piece by Rebecca Caldwell, part of her Subcultures column. It appeared in the Canadian national newspaper The Globe and Mail on August 16, 2003. The piece opens with a description of Camp Feral!, and sumarizes the breadth of furry fandom:
Being a furry isn't just about putting on that rabbit costume. Into collecting stuffed animals? You're probably a furry. Like cartoons featuring creatures with giant blue eyes and a smile where the snout should be? You're a furry. Spend your evening in on-line chatrooms such as furryMUCK pretending to be a gazelle while you talk to someone pretending to be an ostrich? You're definitely a furry.
The next month, Rebecca Caldwell closed her subcultures column with a piece titled "A fond farewell to furries and their ilk". Among her "last few notes" is the summary "Most likely to make your parents seek out God and ask Why?: Furries."
- Caldwell, Rebecca. "They've got a warm and fuzzy feeling". The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2003, p. R3.
- Caldwell, Rebecca. "A fond farewell to furries and their ilk". The Globe and Mail, August 27, 2003, p. R14.