Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

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This weekend marks yet another annifursary for me. It was one year ago this weekend that I had my first fursuit outing. It was for Confurence. Of course that also means it was one year ago that I met my wonderful furiends albear and dexter_fox. Al and I had the distinguished honor of being the first fursuiters to wander around the con. Of course there weren't that many suiters to begin with, but we were the first nonetheless. I also received what I considered to be the ultimate compliment from scruff_e_coyote who asked me how long I been suitng. When I told him it was my first time, he thought I was pulling his leg because he thought I really had the character very well developed. I was beaming from ear to ear.

After the con I worked on getting gigs on my own. It seemed like I had non-stop gigs every weekend afterwards. I was really in fursuiting heaven. I had the whole untapped market of New Mexico to exploit. I just had to overcome my fear of asking people if I could suit for them. The more gigs I got, the more confident I became. When people ask how I get so many gigs, I just tell them "chutzpah."

I'm still working on the zoo. It's been a pretty hard nut to crack. I was disheartened to hear that swift_fox was shot down to have a group suit at the Pittsburgh Zoo. I know the Rio Grande Zoo itself doesn't want me, but I had a positive response from the zoological society. I just haven't received the clear green light as of yet. Like a pit bull, I will hang on until I get a definite answer.

Currently I am in the enviable position in that next weekend I don't have a gig lined up, I have 3! It never rains. It pours. So I somehow have to see how I can work the Rio Grande Nature Center, Wildlife West, and the Humane Association's Adoptathon. I am happy that tenax has his fursuit. I am doing my best to get him involved in these gigs as well. My dream of the "Albufurque" performance group is becoming more of a reality. It won't be a "Critters by the Bay," but it will be pretty cool for the area. My next nut to crack will be the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team. They had a "mascot night" last weekend. It would have been great to have been able to perform for that. Like I said in a previous post, I outperformed Orbit, the Isotope's mascot at my last gig where he was also present.

And this weekend I will be performing with tenax at the Explora Museum where Animal Humane will have a table set up at the Animal Playhouse Performance. Yet another opportunity to drum up more gigs! As I have stated many times before, "doG! I love fursuiting!!"
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