Pulling my HAIR out!

Hey all at the Blender community,
Im trying to generate hair on an object following this tutorial http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Furry
However, when I “preview” the object, the object only comes up hairless…UV surfaces only as if no hair had been generated.
Could someone please help a new hairball see existance???

Sometimes there are version discrepancies with older tutorials. I don’t know if that’s the case with this one - I only just glanced at it, but it’s always something to consider.

Is it possible you are in edit mode while looking at the object? The preview window will still be there, but there will be no hairs until you tab over. Excuse if this is not the case…