Posted November 27, 2018 by Creature Features

When in Reykjavik, look out for the statue of Iceland's infamous Christmas Cat, lit up for the holiday season with 6,500 LED lights and a glittering golden collar.

Posted November 26, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

You might think that the Saint Bernard dog was named for a Catholic saint named Bernard. You'd be wrong -- well, sort of. The very large working dogs were originally bred by the hospice of the Great Saint Bernard Pass to assist in alpine rescue of travelers crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland. It was a journey filled with peril before more modern modes of travel.

Posted November 24, 2018 by Creature Features

Don't tell Rougned Odor but a newly discovered species of beetle from the Dominican Republic has been named after fellow native son and former Toronto Blue Jays home run hero Jose Bautista.

Posted November 19, 2018 by Ron Callari

It stands to reason that while "Cavemen" were the Earth's first homo sapiens, it would follow that a "Cavedog" was man's first best friend.

Posted November 15, 2018 by Ron Callari

Fainting, or syncope, is usually caused by a lack of oxygen in the the brain. Symptoms often include falling down, blurred vision, and confusion. Possible causes include dehydration, low blood pressure, alcohol use, and/or diabetes.

Posted November 13, 2018 by Creature Features

The 'Iron Zoo' of painted pumpjacks near Coalinga, California adds a dash of animal magnetism to the industrial landscape in Fresno County.

Posted November 6, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

It was just over 100 years ago that a German Shepherd was born in Germany under the name Etzel von Oeringen. Little did anyone guess that this small pup, born during the ravages of World War I, was just starting on a life journey that would take him to the heights of stardom in the movies. Hollywood and the era if silent films were waiting for him-- as were the people of America.

Posted October 26, 2018 by Myra Per-Lee

The University of Sydney recently published findings that reveal canine color may have an impact on disease, ailments, and even lifespan of man's best friend.