Hmm, this has bothered me for a while now. I was going to just post it in the general discussion place, but since it's something "bother"-worthy, I figured it belonged here.
I see a lot of questions on the internet directed at various people (specifically, many webcomics featuring anthos have this somewhere in the faq): "are you a furry?" In most cases, there's no yes or no answer, and the person gives some roundabout answer. Frankly, though, I have no idea how to answer that either.
My original working definition of "furry" was someone who idenitifies with/is interesting in/is attracted to anthropomorphic characters and associated fiction/artwork (that includes the lizards and birds, etc.). In that working definition, I definitely fit the definition (and happy in all my feline glory). What I find mostly, though, is that a lot of the random online people (both associated with the fandom or otherwise) reserve "furry" for the real, hardcore lifestylers and yiffy fiction/artwork exclusively, in which case, I would certainly not fit the definition.
This is a really random post at this point, but I'm legitimately interested to see what the general consensus seems to be. (I apologize for any illegibility or partial lack of point in this... I'm getting tired...)