There are no words. Ryan Havens Tannenholz, of Boise, Idaho, likes dressing up as a dog, and has a furry alter ego named Bubblegum Husky, which is, as you might expect, a Husky dog. But Tannenholz may have gone beyond the normal bounds of furrydom: he’s been accused of having sex with his cat. The incidences took place over the course of a year, and the 28-year-old was arrested on July 31 and charged with six felony counts of crimes against nature, and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal.
He’s currently being held on $250,000 bail. Keep reading »
This week on my new favorite show, “My Strange Addiction,” we met Lauren, a college student addicted to her furry lifestyle. Her “fursona” Kira, a white and hot pink-striped fox, is the expression of her more outgoing side. This actually shed some light on the furry movement, which previously confounded me. Once I got over the ridiculousness of watching Lauren read Water for Elephants as Kira, I understood that using her “fursona” to hide from the world is not much different than using drugs, alcohol, or eating couch cushion (WTF, by the way) to avoid reality. I think what’s interesting about this show is how addictions are manifesting in our society in such unusual ways. While the underlying issues remain the same — low self-esteem, poor emotional coping mechanisms, unresolved trauma — the presenting symptoms have gotten way more creative. Were people this troubled back in the day or is this what modern life has done to us? Keep reading »