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.)

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.

Nook Litter Box Is A Borg Cube For Cats
Posted on March 20, 2022

The Nook Litter Box provides cats with the privacy they need while adding a dash of style to their owners' modern room décor.

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 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.