EDIT: Gave it a fresh new look with new fur examples and more explanations.If someone wanted good fur results in a fast, easy way, this tutorial helps. It really is easy, ANYONE can do it.
This tutorial isn't perfect, but it can sure put your foot in the door to help you get great fur results. Fur is the hardest part of drawing any animal, but it doesn't have to be a pain.
This tutorial can be used with any paint program; GIMP, Photoshop, Painter, MS Paint, etc.. For BEST results, use a digital drawing pad. Pressure sensitivity is key.