Pup Don: What is the difference between puppies and furries?

This post is part 2 of 4 in the series Differences Between Puppies & Furries.

Recently, I was at a my friends (Rubberassylum) for the NW Rubber Weekend Winter play party, which was a damn good time? (video coming very soon). At one point in the middle of the weekend, late at night, Rubberasylumbound and I headed out to the hot tub (in wetsuits of course) and were joined by KinkiDiver and Bodisama.

The conversation turned to the subject of furries, and Rubberasylum asked me a question, “You were a pup at one time; do you see a difference between pups and furies, or is it just the same thing?” What followed was an interesting conversation for a bit that I have been wanting to get back to because it felt unresolved. We never finished the conversation due to lack of sleep and the cold outside, ending before I could hear everyone’s thoughts, and it has stuck in the head since.

So, I have turned to of my own friends who are pups and furries to tell me their views. What are the differences, if any? Is a pup just a type of furry? Do both approach the headspace the same way? There are pups who are furries (or are they furries that are pups); do they feel at home in both communities?

I have put the question to some of my friends, and will be sharing what they wrote here in the blog.

First up:

Pup Don

pup don“I’ve always believed the leather dogs and the furries to be cousins, because while there are differences, there is certainly a lot of crossover as well. From what I understand the furries see themselves as animals in human bodies who prefer dressing in costumes that more closely resemble the bodies they would prefer to have. The leather dogs, or pups as a lot of us are called, see ourselves as human dogs. When I go into a pup headspace I take on the mindset and characteristics of a canine yet my body is still mine. I may use some gear to get me into that headspace, such as fist mits to render my human hands to be more like paws, and a butt plug tail, yet these all accentuate my human body the way leathermen wear leather in a play scene. However, I know there are some furries who love leather gear and I know some pups who don’t feel complete without leather or rubber pup hoods and full body gear.

So, while some things do cross over, I think it’s more in the way we see ourselves in this alternate existence we delve into that makes us different.”

 

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