->''"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]].
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* CarnivoreConfusion: [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/778893/filler-page-6/ Lampshaded.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: Brian just can'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.
* 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.
* 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 ber-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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* FourGirlEnsemble: Has moved towards this from TheThreeFacesOfEve.
** Cat is the sweet-nave one, almost painfully nave 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.
* 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.
* 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."
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Cat can't hit Ronnie with snowballs even when she's three feet in front of her.
* 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?
* 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]].
* PunnyName: Dawn's mother's name is [[IncrediblyLamePun Jane Doe]]. [[CollectiveGroan Take a moment.]]
** Cat's parents are named Tom and Kitty.
* RunningGag:
** Cat running from Hunter whenever she gets embarrassed.
** Employees dropping dead at the call center.
* 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.
* SnowMeansCold: Cat is excited over the first snowfall of the year, for all of five seconds.
* SpeciesSurname: Cat's last name is Feline.
* {{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.
* 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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