February 2022 Creature Feature - Pup Cupid!
The pet play lifestyle is full of so many voices that make it unique and vibrant. To showcase this, every month we will be shining the spotlight on a particular human animal or Handler in our community. Let's hear what makes every pet player special!
Who better to feature for the month of Valentines than a sweet, snuggly puppy? We loved getting to know all about this Aussie/Husky mix, who brings boundless love and joy to all she meets. Introducing...
Please introduce yourself, your pronouns, and how you identify in pet play.
Hello! My name is Cupid, my pronouns are she/her and I identify as a puppy! *WOOF!~*
Cupid is a 6 month old Aussie [Australian Shepherd] x Husky puppy. Cupid has a specific age because she is a mix of pet play and age play. Never could separate the two. I would describe Cupid as brave, bratty, but sometimes [she] can be just a silly girl. Cupid got her name because of how lovey dovey she can be! Cupid absolutely loves doting on her furends and giving them affection. She is quite the snuggle pup and is wholeheartedly loyal to those closest around her.
How did you discover your pet play identity?
Discovering I was a puppy was a bit of a process for me. When I first learned about the pet play scene, girls were only kittens. I thought that was the box I had to fit into, but it always felt off. I never connected to the traits of cat girls. I early on decided my personality fit more to a K9, specifically a baby K9 Puppy!
At the time, I was very insecure with my puppy identity. I was flooded my male pups and it was incredibly discouraging. I used to introduce myself for the longest time as “kitty with puppy tendencies." I just really wanted to fit in and be able to be a part of a group. Luckily, there's now a bunch of different pets of all genders and I feel like I no longer have to hide my true self.
What are your favorite pet play activities?
As a puppy, I really enjoy attention and connection. I absolutely love playing with my pet furends and stealing all of the squeaky toys! Recently, my daddy and I have been working on training, but as a dumb puppy you can guess how that may be going… My little puppy brain can only focus for so much time! Sit, lay, roll over, I can never really tell the difference. After a mosh, my favorite thing to do is curl up in daddy's lap for some nice decompressing pets. It really helps me reset after the exhilaration of romping with my furends.
How, if at all, do your intersections of identity influence your pet play?
I identify as a bisexual cis hispanic woman. Alongside not finding a lot of puppy girls in general at first, finding pet players of color was not a norm. The stereotypes of pet play was tiny girls wearing cat ears and muscly men wearing a pup hood. It was empowering to myself to break these norms and also find others who were doing the same. I use my pet play to connect with others, usually I am kind of a shy person but in the kink world in general, I feel like I can come out of shell and be who I am fully with no judgment.
What are your pet play goals for the coming years?
It is incredibly important to me to build connections and relationships. I thrive on socialization and I think the "panda express" [aka the pandemic] really snuffed out that fire. I want to meet so many pets and go to pet events. I think eventually, I would like to get a big ol' house and fill it with my furends to live happily ever after.
What advice would you give to new pet players entering the community?
I would say get involved as soon and as much as you can. Having the support of my community behind has made me grow not just in my petself but as a person! Follow pets you like on Instagram, join our Discord, go to events! Most importantly, make furends <3 Start Your Search on the SoCal Creatures Instagram! Click Here to Join Our Discord!
What do you love most about pet play?
If I were to be completely 100% honest... I love how much attention I get as a puppy. I imagine sometimes I'm the puppy that a guy in those cheesy movies uses to lure in girls. Happy little puppy getting grabbed by oh so many hands… *Drool* ANYWAY!
Pet play allows me to be playful, creative and ultimately myself. I love my community and the escape I get from grueling reality. It's a space like no other that I've experienced and there's so many avenues of pet play to choose from.
Have you been struck by Cupid's arrow? Follow her on Instagram at @knotty_puppy and @cupid_the_love_puppy