A “Furry” (or, alternately, “Furrie”) is a pervert—I mean, a person—who has a furry animal fetish, who likes to dress up in a furry animal costume and have sex. – You know, actually, I’m gonna have to stick with “pervert.” (For the record, I am a proponent of freedom. Anything done between consenting adults, so long as it harms no third parties or animals or the environment, is none of my business, and I support wholeheartedly the rights of people to engage in such activities. My Furry-bashing is done strictly with tongue in cheek. Even though I really do think they’re pervy.) Why should you care, oh perfectly normal werewolf aficionado who does NOT like to dress up like some anthropomorphic sports team mascot to get your groove on?
It’s a matter of curiosity to me that, by a wide margin, Furries prefer costumes that are caricatures of canines, wolves and dogs, mostly. It seems to me, then, there might be SOME overlap between Furry-perviness and lycanthropy. The Furries are, in a sense, transforming themselves into wolves or other animals, not to ravage the countryside but to ravage other Furries. It’d be interesting to explore further the parallels betwixt lycanthropy and Furrie-ness. Anybody wanna get on that? I’d do it myself, but I fear that, um, that way lies madness. I’d rather somebody else take THAT one for the team.