I’d love it if humans were furry like cats and minks and baby seals. Fur is so much nicer than hair.
Fur comes in a range of colours and amazing patterns – solid, spotty, stripey, two-tone, three-tone, ten-tone. Rich, deep colours. It’s fashion unto itself. We could get rid of clothes. No more worrying about what to wear or how everything we own is old crap that doesn’t fit properly and will never, ever come back into fashion. No more lugging around heavy suitcases on holiday. No more washing or ironing.
Our fur would keep us toasty warm but maybe we could have a jacket for winter (made from wool), and probably shoes. But that’s all.
Our body fur would hide our ‘naughty’ bits, our flab, cellulite, knobbly knees, weird rashes, varicose veins, and gnarly toes. No matter what shape a furry body is, it always looks good. Fur hides a multitude of sins beautifully.
A furry face would hide blotchy skin, a crooked nose, zits, wrinkles, puffy eyes, dark circles and bags. No more expensive surgery or botox needed. Or sun block.
Humans definitely have fur envy. We spend half our time ripping and nuking all the hair we can from our bodies and then pop on a fur coat (fake and real), and parade around as if we’re now really special. And fur rugs are treated like a luxurious indulgence. Notice how the furry species are not vying to wear our hair on their backs or lay us down as rugs!!
Yep, if we had our own fur, we could leave all the other critters to theirs. And I’d really love that.