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.)

Fashionable Firefighters Free Curious Cat's Caught Cranium
Posted on February 3, 2021

A curious kitteh whose eyes were NOT as big as its belly was successfully rescued by some awesomely uniformed Malaysian firefighters.

Cat's Birthday Party Presents 15 With COVID-19
Posted on January 22, 2021

Over a dozen people attending a cat's birthday party in a Chilean coastal town have been diagnosed with COVID-19 after having their coronavirus cake and eating it too.

Cozy Cap Cat Cave Coddles Cat-Napping Kitties
Posted on January 18, 2021

The Cozy Cap Cat Cave keeps your 'cat in the hat' calm, cool and collected within its plush confines.

Gorgeous Wood Slat Cat Tree Puts Pampered Kitties On A Pedestal
Posted on January 11, 2021

This stylish wood slat cat tree from Tuft + Paw doesn't just fit your kitty like a hand in a glove, it's more like a cat in The Grove.

'Nyan Juice' For Cat Lovers Supports Orange Farmers & Shelter Cats
Posted on January 7, 2021

When customers canceled OJ orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese orange growers “cattily” re-packaged their famous mandarin orange juice to ensure it won't go to waste.

Snoozing Cat Controls Laptop With Its Breath
Posted on November 11, 2020

A cat owner in Japan whose kitten constantly crashes out on his laptop's keyboard found an amusing way to harness all that 'purr energy'.

Rifiuti Cat Litterbox Puts Out Retro Radio Vibes
Posted on October 18, 2020

Only 'The Shadow' knows when your cat's doing their 'business' within the Radio Age inspired confines of the Rifiuti luxury litterbox.

Tiger Striped Spray Painted Stray Dog Spotted
Posted on October 12, 2020

Hold that tiger er, terrier! A stray dog seen roaming the streets of a Malaysian town sports vivid tiger stripes painted on by misguided pranksters.

Pets In Show: 10 Awesome International Pet Shop Signs
Posted on September 21, 2020

You don't have to be a Pet Shop Boy (or Girl) to know the main sign of a good pet shop is er, its main sign.

French Flies Cheer Arc Triumph As Fly Swatter Gets Zapped
Posted on September 7, 2020

A French fly will live to buzz another diner's dinner after an irate eater with an electric fly swatter accidentally blew up his own kitchen.

Smartphone Case Safety Starts & Ends With A Fluffy Cat Tail
Posted on August 29, 2020

This cute cat-themed smartphone case opens to reveal a packet for cash and tickets, a built-in make-up mirror, and a fluffy tail loop that ensures you won't drop it.

Tide Turns For Washed Up, Washed Out Cat
Posted on August 3, 2020

A young ginger cat who was swept out to sea by the tide is safely back on shore, thanks to the surprised crew of a charter boat who hauled him in.

Cool Kitty Trapeze Swing Turns Active Cats Into Acrobats
Posted on July 30, 2020

If your cat treats the curtains like their own personal circus, this great-looking, designed-for-cats hanging trapeze should be at the Big Top of your shopping list.

Kinky Crown Of Metal Thorns Stops Pigeons From Pooping On Lenin Statue
Posted on July 16, 2020

A statue of Lenin in Magadan, Russia looks as clean and fresh as the well-preserved Marxist himself thanks to a set of metal spikes right out of a Clive Barker horror flick.

Go Home Elephant, You're Trunk... on Durian
Posted on July 14, 2020

What's a fruit-loving jumbo to do when lured by the pungent aroma of jumbo fruit? Break into the store, that's what, and then come back for more 'cuz DURIAN!

Big Cat On Campus Causes College To Call Off Exams
Posted on July 5, 2020

Students at an Indian university got an unusual reprieve from upcoming exams when a large leopard was spotted roaming about the campus.

Cute Kitty Lint Roller Grabs Shed Pussycat Fur
Posted on July 2, 2020

This cute kitty lint roller grabs shed cat-hair off your clothing almost as fast as your furry purring pal can lay it down.

McDonalds Singapore Stings Customer By Serving Up A Deep-Fried Bee
Posted on June 26, 2020

McDonalds Singapore is no longer the bee's knees for a drive-thru customer whose order of fries included a crispy deep-fried bee.

Bali Zoo Names Newborn Giraffe 'Corona'
Posted on June 23, 2020

The Bali Safari Park zoo has named it's newborn giraffe 'Corona', presumably because giraffes have long necks and COVID-19 is a respiratory virus.

Teabag Your Cat With The 'Cuppa Tea' Catnip Teabag Toy
Posted on June 18, 2020

We ain't kitten, your posh purring puss really doesn't have to be a British Shorthair to enjoy the Cuppa Tea teabag cat toy.

Scratchy Puppy Nail Files Love To Be Rubbed
Posted on June 15, 2020

These cute dog-shaped 'Pawfect Nails' nail files are gritty and sandy all over, allowing users to rub their sharp nails until they're smooth as a puppy's behind.

Second Mass Monkey Escape Has Local Residents Going Bananas
Posted on June 12, 2020

Who are the smartest monkeys now? For the second time in under a year, dozens of macaque monkeys have busted out of a Japanese zoo.

Hong Kong Mourns The Loss Of Celebrity Cat 'Brother Cream'
Posted on May 30, 2020

Brother Cream, Hong Kong's famous celebrity and charity cat, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge at a time his hometown needs him the most.

Fearless Frog Stands Its Ground Against Pushy Leopard
Posted on May 29, 2020

An overly curious leopard's sharp claws and powerful paws were no match for a frog determined to toad da line, warts and all.

Cryptic Calico Cat 'Pishi' Sets Her Own Boundaries
Posted on May 28, 2020

Pishi, our neighborhood calico cat, just loves to be outside but her penchant for the great outdoors doesn't extend to the neighboring species she finds there.