In my writing I dont always focus on human characters as the main focus of my story. Sometimes I go away to places where other life forms exist and use them as my main focus, and often times these stories involve "furries". Often times I use "furry" characters as a metaphor to reflect what is happening with our own race. I have used stories involving humanoid rabbits to reflect the timid nature of todays post 9/11 world. I have used stories involving humanoid felines, to reflect the human nature of fight or flight and how aggression can get one into trouble. All kinds of situations like this to show a political aspect to human nature and how things are these days. But often times using non humans is considered childish and unusual and its looked at as kids stuff. Now me, I dont think of myself as a "furry" though I use the moniker of one online as it gives me more mystique I think. But there have been "furry" books that seem to go beyond kids stuff. The Secret of Nimh, Watership down and redwall seem to push the boundry and are very adult stories if you look at them closely... Heck Animal farm is another good example of the genre having adult themes sometimes. What is your take?