->''"Comedy. Drama. Furries."''

Started in August of 2009, ''Furry Experience'' follows the lives of Dawn, Ronnie, and Cat, three college age girls who share an apartment. According to [[WordOfGod author Ellen Natalie]], most of the hijinks the girls get into are BasedOnATrueStory from her own life or on a "what if" scenario in the area she lives in.

The story is a SliceOfLife style that revolves around the girls' interactions at home, at college, and at work, alternating between showing them together and giving each ADayInTheLimeLight.

The comic is hosted [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/ here]].

!!''Furry Experience'' contains the following tropes:
* ADogNamedDog: Subverted; Cat is actually short for [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/682669/page-6/ Catherine]]. Ronnie and Dawn thought for a moment [[LampshadeHanging her parents were just uncreative]].
* AdjacentToThisCompleteBreakfast: Some cereal Cat is eating, which she says eat with a loaf of toast and a jug of orange juice and it's a balanced breakfast.
* AllergicToLove: Whenever Hunter, a husky, attempts to asks Cat out, she [[RunningGag runs off in a panic]].
** The fact that he's the sketch class' nude model and she's seen him ''naked'' certainly doesn't help matters.
* AlmostKiss: Dawn and Brian; [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1665909/page-256/ that's the trouble with having noses like that]]. She kisses him on the cheek right after, though.
* AlwaysVSexy: Vikki, as the sexy one out of the group.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1698153/page-267/ When she first moved in]] [[MyBelovedSmother Cat's mother]] told her that she would have to come home if her roommates were sexually active.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling / BrattyTeenageDaughter: Diana has a tendency to take things without asking, feeling her "special projects" justify it, which gets on both Brian's and their mother's nerves. [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1753914/filler-page-31/ She also tends to procrastinate on her homework]].
* ArtEvolution: It started with a more crude, scratchy look to it, and has gradually shifted toward a much smoother appearance along with brighter colors. For comparison, [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/697696/page-12/ Exhibit A]] and [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1300305/page-158/ Exhibit B]].
* ArtShift: Lampshaded when [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/692538/filler-page/ colors were first used]].
* AuthorAvatar: [[WordOfGod Natalie has stated]] she most closely identifies with Cat, but that all three girls contain aspects of her personality.
* BareYourMidriff: Ronnie in the earlier comics. Her outfits gradually became less so and now she hardly ever does it.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Dawn doesn't want to work for a "wasteful, arrogant, indecisive pig." She gets her wish.
* {{BFS}}: One of Dawn's coworkers carries one. Well, it's technically a knife.
* BigEater: Cat.
* BrickJoke: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/896628/page-71/ The Drama Llama]] makes his appearance [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1273331/page-154/ at last]].
* BurgerFool: Ronnie's workplace, Gulp-N-Go.
* ButtMonkey: When Brian is around Dawn the world seems to conspire against him and cause him to get into all sorts of accidents.
* CallBack: With Luke there to [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/2306171/page-497/ reign in his exuberance]], Hunter is finally getting that date with Cat. Right now, however, it's just "[[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1062730/page-107/ lunch between friends]]," something Cat is much more comfortable with.
* CarnivoreConfusion: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/778893/filler-page-6/ Lampshaded.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: For the longest time, Brian just couldn't work up the nerve to [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1300305/page-158/ ask Dawn out on a date]].
* CerebusSyndrome: The arc where Ronnie tries to go to church.
* CharacterTic: Cat has a tendency to wring her tail when she's nervous.
* ChekhovsGun: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/770299/page-38/ This tree]].
* ClusterFBomb: Hilariously used in [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/734637/page-25/ this arc]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Jane Doe wants to introduce her daughter to Brian. Brian tells her he's already interested in someone. Readers know that both are talking about the same doe, Dawn.
** Cat just happening to have a car when she and Ronnie are following Dawn. [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/860848/page-61/ Lampshaded thoroughly of course.]]
* CoolBigBro: David absolutely idolizes Hunter, especially since he thinks he's a [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1577956/page-229/ secret agent who fights pirates]].
* CuteLittleFangs: Cat has these, but these only show when she smiles or when she is angry.
* DangerousWorkplace: A downplayed example in the call center Dawn works in. No one has had a violent death (yet, we're still waiting on Crazy Mousetta for something like that), but the work is so mind-numbingly dull that workers have simply died in their seats, probably from their brains just shutting down.
* DayInTheLimelight: Several of the comic's secondary characters have had an arc dedicated to them
** Brian, Dawn's classmate, as he volunteers at the hospital and tries to ask Dawn out on a date
** Vikki, Ronnie's friend, as she and Ronnie get roped into shenanigans with Vikki's über-Mormon roommates.
** Hunter, Kat's sketch class model (and LoveInterest), as he tries to find a new job. A second one has him and Luke apartment hunting.
** Diana, Brian's sister, trying to get her master plan going while clashing with the local AlphaBitch.
** And now, said AlphaBitch is getting an arc to herself, and geez, [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/2121386/page-415/ talk about a]] PerspectiveFlip.
** Helen, one of Vikki's roommates, has one where she tries to work up the courage to watch an ultra-violent [[Series/GameofThrones Game of Thrones]] {{Expy}} with Vikki and Ronnie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ronnie most of the time. Luke has some pretty good snarks in him, too.
* DeathGlare: Dawn has one. She gets it from her father.
* TheDitz: Cat.
-->"[[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/739050/filler-page-4/ I just figured out the newspaper joke]]!"
** Also:
-->'''Cat''': ...I just realized something. I have living, fully functional skull in my head. ''Right''. ''Now''.
-->'''Ronnie''': [[DeadpanSnarker I can't believe some people buy drugs for this same thought process]].
* DopeSlap: Ronnie gives Cat one after she says [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1291447/page-157/ something stupid]].
* DressedToPlunder: Hunter's friend Luke has to dress up as a pirate for an interview at a pirate themed restaurant. Here's the whole [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1758302/page-286/ crew]].
* EarsAsHair:
** Ronnie styles her long rabbit ears as if they were long hair. However, she also has four sets of piercings.
** Dawn keeps her ears down, most of the time, as she typically wears more formal clothes. It should be noted that other does have been seen with actual hair.
** Alice, from Diana's high school, is an Afghan Hound/Labrador Retreiver and has long ears that hang down her back, which she has a tendency to smooth back like they were long tresses. Given the coats on Afghans though, a good portion of it may actually be hair.
** Fleur, a poodle, has ears that [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/2090431/page-404/ look just like hair from the front]].
* EveryoneIsSingle: Dawn only just recently started dating Brian, a buck. The other girls don't have boyfriends.
** Hunter, Cat's sketch class' nude model, has asked her out at least three times. Each time, she's [[AllergicToLove run off in a panic]].
* FanserviceModel: Hunter is a MrFanservice model in Furry Valley U's figure drawing class. Poor introvert Catherine can barely look at his naked self while sketching his poses, and even her brash roommate Rhonda had to bail on one class because Hunter "was ... well ... ''hot.''"
* FourGirlEnsemble: Has moved towards this.
** Cat is the sweet-naïve one, almost painfully naïve at times
** Dawn is the wise TeamMom, even if her ideas don't always work (see SwappedRoles)
** Ronnie has taken the role of the mannish DeadpanSnarker, while helping Vikki adjust to life in Utah
** Vikki is the sexy one, a foxy lady if you will, attractive, not afraid to show it off, and the most boy-crazy out of all of them.
* FreudianExcuse: The reason for Ronnie's distrust of religion is that [[spoiler: Her childhood best friend went on a mission and told her to stop communicating with him, believing that she was a "distraction".]]
* FurryConfusion: Just what would a furry comic in a world of anthropomorphic animals look like?
* FurryReminder: On a number of occasions:
** Cat's "[[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/810607/filler-page-7/ Mama Cat Bath]]" where she licks herself clean. And coughs up hairballs later.
** When [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/881845/filler-page-10/ her nails grow out]], they come from between her fingers, like cat's claws.
** Pack mules actually charge people to carry their over-sized backpacks across campus.
** Dawn getting [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1118160/filler-page-17/ cloven-hooved shoes]].
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Cat has a bunch of stuffed animals that she builds a nest with to curl up in when she's feeling down.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Despite the ClusterFBomb mentioned earlier, Ronnie drops "heck" [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/859012/page-60/ here.]] The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]]:
-->Everyone says "heck". Even those with a wider range of profanity in their vocabularies.
* GreenEyedMonster: Alice wants to be with Louis, and thinks Diana is getting in her way. As if to drive the point home, she actually does have GreenEyes.
* HopelessSuitor: Alice is shaping up to be one for Louis, even though it's not clear if he and Diana are actually an item.
* HotterAndSexier: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. Ronnie is very secretive about her job, [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/826765/page-53/ leading the others to think she's a stripper.]]
* ICallItVera: Dawn's coworker's knife is named Stabby.
* IReadItForTheArticles: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1807152/page-299/ Cat's Goals]], where she wants to buy a Playboy magazine to see what the articles are like, since everyone's reading them. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging comments]]: "Every time you find out someone has a Playboy magazine, they protest they have it for the articles."
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Alice, the local AlphaBitch at Diana's high school, seems to think she and Diana are competing for [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1894977/page-333/ Diana's friend Louis]]. However, there's no indication that Diana's relationship with Louis is anything other than platonic.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Cat can't hit Ronnie with snowballs even when she's three feet in front of her.
* InstantlyProvenWrong: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1019690/page-97/ As Vikki drags Ronnie institute]], Ronnie is trying to tell her how all the Mormon students inside will be chattering away with their self-righteous gossip, until they open the door to dead silence.
-->'''Vikki''': God heard you and made them shut up. \\
'''Ronnie''': You hush.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/677975/page-4/ Cat finds this out the hard way]].
* KnifeNut: Dawn's coworker, Mousetta, with the knife.
-->"Sometimes I think you're my only friend, [[ICallItVera Stabby]]."
* LampshadeHanging: What would a furry zoo look like?
* LookADistraction: When Vikki is asking why Ronnie's so anti-Mormon:
-->'''Ronnie''': Hey, look! A cute guy's giving away free popcorn!
* MediumAwareness: An odd example. Cat is studying to draw furry comics, despite being a furry.
* MoralGuardians: Cat's friend Courtney manages to find immoral messages in nursery rhymes.
* {{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}}: Cat and Dawn attend the church. Hunter is also evidently a member.
** Slightly subverted in that Dawn isn't an official baptized member.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: One of Vickie's Halloween costumes when she was a kid was a [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1598649/page-235/ princess samurai ballerina]]
* PassThePopcorn: Cat and Ronnie have a discussion [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/973028/page-89/ here]].
* PerspectiveFlip: The first time [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1865190/page-320/ we meet Alice]], it looks like a standard AlphaBitch, out to [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1883788/page-329/ ruin Diana's career in fashion design]] before it even starts. A hundred strips later, and we see things from Alice's perspective. It turns out that Alice is generally a nice person. However, she sees Diana as a [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/2117669/page-413/ con artist]], a glory hound, and her [[ImaginaryLoveTriangle romantic rival]].
* PunnyName:
** Dawn's mother's name is [[IncrediblyLamePun Jane Doe]]. [[CollectiveGroan Take a moment.]]
** Cat's parents are named Tom and Kitty.
* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1251234/page-150/ Used by Cat]] ''and'' Dawn to get Ronnie's father to take them to a nice restaurant they both want to go to.
* RunningGag:
** Cat running from Hunter whenever she gets embarrassed.
** Employees dropping dead at the call center.
** Dawn and Brian having bad luck whenever they get together.
** Ronnie and Vikki finding weird books at a discount bookstore.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Vikki gets one for a [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1998910/page-368/ double date she's going on with Mariah]].
* ShoutOut:
** To Webcomic/{{Concession}} [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/images/uploaded/comics/4/6/46a101bc0fRAr.jpg of all things.]]
** Cat has a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]] doll.
* ShrinkingViolet: Cat. She hates meeting new people, but is very friendly around her friends.
** Helen is quite softspoken and shy, even when talking to people she knows.
* SimpleMindedWisdom: Dawn comes across Cat [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/2027175/filler-page-37/ lying in the grass]]
--> '''Dawn:''' Cat, what are you doing?
--> '''Cat:''' Looking at clouds.
--> '''Dawn:''' Now? Why?
--> '''Cat:''' Because one day, I'll be old with a bad back and poor eyesight.
--> '''''Contemplative {{beat}}'''''
--> '''''Dawn joins her'''''
* SnowMeansCold: Cat is excited over the first snowfall of the year, for all of five seconds.
* SpeciesSurname:
** Cat's last name is Feline.
** Dawn last name is Doe.
** Dawn is also seen at the call center trying to reach a Ms. Canine.
** Ronnie's friend who went on a mission is Elder Lepus.
* {{Squick}}: In-Universe example. Dawn's reaction to Cat giving herself a tongue bath.
* StealthHiBye: Cat gains the ability to do this just when [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1516694/page-211/ Hunter is deciding he needs to ask her out]].
* TheStoic: Hunter's friend Luke possesses a grand total of four facial expressions: neutral, a little miffed, slightly nervous, and a bit surprised.
* SwappedRoles: Cat and Ronnie for a week (Dawn's idea), needless to say it was disastrous.
* SweetheartSipping: After Hunter spills a smoothie on Cat, he offers to buy her one, then suggests they share one. [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1224849/page-141/ Cat imagines the two of them doing this]] and bolts.
* SweatDrop: Ronnie and her father's reaction to Cat and Dawn's PuppyDogEyes.
* SymbolSwearing: A black box instead.
* TheTalk: Cat never actually had one, [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/952423/page-84/ her dad bailed on her]], and her mom's explanation left her thinking [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/958941/page-85/ kissing would get her pregnant]]. Ronnie takes it upon herself to educate the poor girl.
* ViewersAreMorons: And so are a lot of people coming into Ronnie's workplace.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: One arc focused on Cat's complete ignorance of anything related to sex.
** It hits WhatAnIdiot levels on [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1062730/page-107/ this page.]]
* {{Yiff}}: none seen onscreen, but Cat doesn't understand what she's seeing [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/677974/page-3/ until Dawn explains it]].
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