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.)

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

The Zip 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!

Beckon Cat Bed Combines Simple Beauty With Sumptuous Comfort
Posted on September 15, 2021

The beautiful Beckon Cat Bed's strikingly minimalist design provides both a treat for your eyes and maximum comfort for your pampered pet.

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.

Shred Great Waves With This Japanese Woodblock Print Cat Scratching Post
Posted on July 2, 2021

The Great Wave cat scratching post gives your cat space to 'hang ten' in retro Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print style.

Minimalist Sprout Cat Climbing Tower Styles It To The Max
Posted on June 25, 2021

The Sprout Cat Tower is designed to please both cats and their owners by combining modern style with a wealth of classic cat-friendly features.

Too Chicken To Be Vaccinated? Get Your Arm To Indonesia!
Posted on June 22, 2021

Java geriatrics get “a chicken with every shot” thanks to a pilot program awarding live poultry to vaccine-shy Indonesian senior citizens. Who's hen-pecked now?

Hands-Free Running Belt Improves Your Jog By Including Your Dog
Posted on June 18, 2021

The Running Belt from Zee.Dog brings dog-owners and their pets closer, step by step and mile after mile.

Cat Calling: The Top 10 Unisex Cat Names For 2021
Posted on May 31, 2021

Cats may be our BFFFs (best furry friends forever) but friends don't let friends go through nine lives with gender-specific names, unlike this selection of unisex moniker'd moggies.

Cat Shrine House Garners Praise & Prayers
Posted on April 18, 2021

Cat lovers who worship their feline friends – so, ALL cat lovers – might as well make it official with the new Mew Mew Box cat shrine house.

Bring The Indoors Outside With This Solid Wood Cat Climber Enclosure
Posted on April 2, 2021

This roomy, attractive and sturdy wood & wire cat climber enclosure lets your indoor cat enjoy the great outdoors safely and securely.

Pets 'n The Hood: The Top 10 Animal Auto Hood Ornaments
Posted on March 26, 2021

Hood ornaments have virtually vanished from the automotive landscape but fear not, some chromed creatures have survived so you can still get a bee in – or on – your bonnet.

Wild & Wooly: 8 'Signs' Your Dog Or Cat Is Stranger Than Friction
Posted on March 10, 2021

If your family dog or cat is weird enough to be a threat to civilized society, you might want to post a sign alerting all and sundry (and the mailman) to the freaked-out furball lurking just inside.

Catnip Attracts Most Kittehs, Also Repels Mosquitoes
Posted on March 6, 2021

Researchers have found that catnip – your feline's fave recreational drug – is at least as effective as DEET at repelling insect pests.

Le Bark: 10 Photogenic French Bulldogs Guaranteed To Steal Your Heart
Posted on March 2, 2021

French Bulldogs are all the rage these days so we're sure you'll go “Gaga” over these irresistible, irrespressable, in-your-face fabulous Frenchies!

Cool Cove Litter Box Makes Kitty Potty Time A Lot Better
Posted on February 27, 2021

The redesigned Cove Litter Box cleverly reboots the classic cat litter box to make life easier for cats and cat owners alike.

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.