CREATURE FEATURES - Animal & Pet News, Clues and Views

Creature FeaturesCreature Features features creatures and more... as time goes by we'll look at news, reflect on views, and generally muse about animals, pets and their owners, and who's to say which is which?

When Joseph Merrick (the "Elephant Man") stridently shouted "I am not an animal! I am a human being!", did he inadvertantly infuriate our furry friends? When David Byrne of Talking Heads sang "Animals think they're pretty smart," was he also inferring that "Animals think! They're pretty smart!"?

Questions for the ages to be sure, but our longstanding and ongoing fascination with pets and animals of all sorts remains remarkable regardless of rhymes or reasons. We hope you enjoy these posts for their own sake and for the sake of the subjects. (image via Gilbert Shelton, © Rip Off Press, Inc.)

How the Jackal got its Black Back
Posted on April 26, 2023

How the Jackal got its Black Back, a fable by Chrigi-in-Africa, Ranger of the San Clan

Posture Cat Has Got Your Back At Work, School Or Home
Posted on November 16, 2022

Posture Cat compels proper posture with straight shoulders, an aligned spine and a flat tummy.

The Frond Modern Cat Tree from Tuft + Paw
Posted on October 10, 2022

The Frond Modern Cat Tree stylishly combines the best features of a cat tree and a scratching post.

Cat's Choice Large Breed Cat Tree from CatsPlay Cat Furniture
Posted on September 6, 2022

The Cat's Choice Large Breed Cat Tree is stout, sturdy, strong and good-looking – just like its users.

Compet Millimili Light α EG Long portable pet stroller
Posted on September 3, 2022

Don't walk your pets, ROLL them in this luxurious  folding lightweight pet stroller for dogs and cats.

Dog Collar AirTag Cases Help You Find Fido Fast
Posted on August 1, 2022

These outtasite Apple AirTag Cases from Zee.Dog ensure you've always got an electronic eye on your off-leash dog.

Burning Godzilla Coin Bank Conserves Change, Trashes Tokyo
Posted on July 16, 2022

The Burning Godzilla Coin Bank guards your loose change with the fire and fury of a radioactive kaiju – can your bank say the same?

Facehuggers Get Fashionable With The Slim Neko Mask
Posted on June 8, 2022

The Slim Neko Mask is a wearable silicone beauty mask that claims to revitalize your skin – while no doubt freaking out your cat.

Millennial Modular Cat Climbing Tower Puts Pets In Your Tetris
Posted on May 30, 2022

This colorful modular cat tree is either a handsome piece of pet furniture or the next best thing to actually playing Tetris with live kittens. Why not both?

Burning Godzilla Humidifier Brings The Humid AND The Fire
Posted on May 19, 2022

The Burning Godzilla Humidifier is a multimedia mecha-nical monster mist machine made to cool you down kaiju style.

Join Space Furs With The NYASA Cat Mug!
Posted on May 16, 2022

In space, no one can hear you meow... 'cuz you're a seriously chilled-out cat lover whose cuppa java is the paws that refreshes.

Ukraine's Top Ten Weird & Wonderful Pets
Posted on March 1, 2022

These unique and unusual Ukrainian cats and dogs capture the special relationship between Ukraine's people and their pets in good times and bad.

The Royal Pyramid Modern Elevated Cat Bed
Posted on January 17, 2022

The Royal Pyramid Modern Elevated Cat Bed puts your pampered purring pet on a pharaonic pedestal.

Really Great Cat Litter Is Natural, Sustainable And Flushable
Posted on December 26, 2021

Really Great Cat Litter – yes, that's its actual name – is made from fully biodegradable ingredients that are good for your cat AND the planet.

Wall Mounted Cat Tree Artisan Perch Puts Kitty In The Catbird Seat
Posted on November 7, 2021

This gorgeous wall mounted cat tree artisan perch adds an artistic touch to the art of moggie maintenance.

Ugly Quilted Winter Housework Skirt Is The Cat's Meow
Posted on October 28, 2021

This ultra-unfashionable quilted winter housework skirt includes a charming li'l kitty cat to take the chill out of cleaning and chores.

Naughty Nyan Coasters Keep Countertops Clean
Posted on October 20, 2021

One ring to ruin them all... unless you deploy these nifty Naughty Nyan Coasters on your heirloom wooden table tops!

Claw Back Your Living Room With The Zip Cat Scratching Post
Posted on October 17, 2021

The Zip cat scratching post from Tuft + Paw doubly shreds the competition on cat satisfaction and couch preservation.

Creepy Russian Mole Mascot Gives A Frightening Face To Environmental Protection
Posted on October 4, 2021

Russia's newest environmental mascot is a larger than life 'Desman' mole who wants you to take care of nature... or else!

Shiba Dog Soy Sauce Dish
Posted on September 3, 2021

Just add shoyu and this cute Shiba dog soy sauce dish 'comes alive' to help pet owners enjoy sushi with a smile.

Chow Down: The Weird Wild World of Pet Food
Posted on August 28, 2021

These weird, wild and wacky pet food brands, names and signs conclusively prove that dogs, cats and other pets really should be the ones naming the food they eat.

This Whisker-Friendly Cat Bowl Is Doggone Good
Posted on August 5, 2021

The sharp-looking and smartly-designed Duo Bowl from Zee.Dog shows that cats can have a place at the dinner table too.

Wolf Howl Ringtones Telecommunicate The Call Of The Wild
Posted on July 19, 2021

These authentic wolf howl ringtones from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem NY put the leader of the pack in your back pocket.

Playin' Possum's A No-No When Shoppin'
Posted on July 16, 2021

A nonchalant North Carolinian who brought his pet possum to Walmart found a new way to put some “ouch” in your pouch.

'Cat In The Rain' Umbrella Is Ideal Fur Stormy Weather
Posted on July 9, 2021

This stylish cat-themed umbrella will keep you covered even if it's raining cats & dogs... well, cats anyway.