This pretty girl is my new character Carver, as well as the first of my brand-new species, snuppies! I'll have a reference sheet up for the species in general, but for now, here are some things you need to know about snuppies.
Snuppies (snail x puppies) are small, cat-sized canine-like creatures with big shells on their backs! Every snuppie is unique and based off a food that either grows or oozes from the shell (owners can get creative with how that occurs- for example, a strawberry snuppie might have a strawberry plant growing from the shell, or a cake snuppie might have cake batter oozing out with icing slime- more on that later). Their antennae are also connected to their food- Carver has peanuts growing on the ends!
Snuppies are always naturally colored. The only colors they have are their eyes and pawpads (which match) and their shells. Snuppies are also incredibly fluffy; their tails are huge but the snuppie will always keep it curled. Their ears are floppy without a recognizable insie area due to the sheer amount of fur they have!
Snuppies always have goo oozing from their paws, and this goo is also a food! Carver's slime is grape jelly- using the same examples as before, a strawberry snuppie would have mashed strawberries while a cake snuppie could have icing slime. They also slime at the mouth, but that is only when they feel threatened.
These guys will be an semi-open species for now, so if you want to make one please feel free! If you have any questions about the species, you can ask. And to ensure that your snuppie follows the guidelines, I'll be checking out each new one made and allowing it or asking that some changes be made.