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.)

Microfiber Pet Drying Towel Fits Like A Gloves
Posted on January 24, 2020

It's a towel, it's a pair of gloves, it's... a pet-drying towel that features two glove-like pockets that make drying-off a wet pet an even more hands-on experience.

24K Solid Gold Pet Figurines Are The Animal Objects Of Our Desire
Posted on January 22, 2020

The Pure Gold Animal Collection's newly released 24K gold figurines feature a sheep sporting golden fleece and a dog devoid of golden fleas.

Wronged Reno Pigeon Struts Streets Wearing Wee Sombrero
Posted on January 21, 2020

Someone call Reno 911 and a mariachi band, a pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero has been spotted struttin' its stuff on the streets of the Nevada gambling mecca.

Sleeping Cat Hat Is A Feline Fedora
Posted on January 20, 2020

The Sleeping Cat Hat looks like a cute li'l kitten is peacefully snoozing on top of your head, making it the perfect gift for a cat owner whose pet is always on their mind.

Puking Kitty Gravy Boat Is One Sick Kitchen Utensil
Posted on January 17, 2020

The Puking Kitty Gravy Boat might appear to be drenching coughed-up hairballs but it's actually designed to add sauce to your meatballs.

National Park of American Samoa Quarter Features Fruit Bat Mom & Pup
Posted on January 16, 2020

The next 'America The Beautiful Quarter' in the popular United States Mint coin series celebrates the National Park of American Samoa and the threatened Samoan Fruit Bat.

Robot Puppy's Heartbeat Will Soothe You To Sleep
Posted on January 14, 2020

The Nemurieru sleep aid puppy may look like a plush miniature Dachshund but deep within its zippered breast lurks a robotic heart that gently 'beats' you to sleep.

Greatest Gapes: 10 More Dreamy Pet & Animal Yawns
Posted on January 13, 2020

Animal yawns can sometimes look like gapes of wrath but fear not, our furry, feathery and even scaly friends really just wanna catch some peaceful shuteye.

Take A Sneak 'Peak' At These Mountain Turtle Figurines
Posted on January 10, 2020

We must be at Peak Turtle 'cuz this set of four Mountain Turtle figurines pays homage to some of the world's most famous mountains and volcanoes.

This Thousand Dollar Cat Bed Sure Is Grand
Posted on January 9, 2020

Will your precious persnickety puss pass on this thousand dollar cat bed and prefer to cat-nap in the box it came in?

Helter Shelter: The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Animal Shelter Signs
Posted on January 8, 2020

Animal shelters are awesome places staffed by exceptional people but some of these signs just leave us scratching our heads... and blaming it on fleas.

Wisconsin Man Relaxing On Sofa Attacked By Angry Woodchuck
Posted on January 6, 2020

Here's a gnaws flesh: when woodchucks attack, it's best to chuck the remote and call the local po-lice for backup, aid and free floor repairs.

Wooden You Love A Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Figurine?
Posted on January 3, 2020

This lovingly hand-crafted Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Doll is a fitting tribute to Pikachu: the world's most popular Pokémon character and every child's fave mythical creature.

Fake Frog Dissection Kits Approved By Students, PETA, Frogs
Posted on January 2, 2020

High school bio class just got a lot less gross thanks to the advent of simulated frog dissection kits that look like the real thing but smell WAY better.

Wild Open Spaces: The Top 10 Pet & Animal Parking Signs
Posted on January 1, 2020

If their barking won't drive you nuts, their parking sure will... at least, that's what all these signs are telling us.

Sleeping Hamsters Tissue Paper Box Cover Is Something To Sneeze At
Posted on December 27, 2019

Sneeze the day with this tear-ifyingly cute tissue paper box cover that features a quintet of snuggling hamsters.

Cat Head Bread Leaves You Warm & Toasty
Posted on December 26, 2019

Neko Neko Shokupan sliced bread is not only shaped like an adorable kitten's head, plenty of milk in the recipe makes it sweet, light and fluffy... just like your cat!

Plush Elephant Mouse Wants To Know Your Shrew Size
Posted on December 24, 2019

The elephant mouse plush animal toy would make a great Year of the Rat gift, even more so if there actually was such a thing as an elephant mouse.

Dragon Ball Z Pet Cosplay Suits Have Right & Left Bare Arms
Posted on December 22, 2019

This bizarrely cute Dragon Ball Z cosplay suit for pets helps your bemused furry friend channel their inner Goku with the help of two pale pink arms.

Wheeled Life: The Top 10 Pet & Animal Spare Tire Covers
Posted on December 20, 2019

Eagle eyes in the back of your head won't help you see clearly down life's road but an animal's face on a spare wheel cover is the pet peeve of many a following driver.

Wayward Flamingo Rescued After Landing In Siberia
Posted on December 19, 2019

A very confused flamingo who was rescued after landing in northeastern Siberia may have been misdirected by a powerful storm.

Designer Cat Perch Keeps Kittens Off Your Keyboard
Posted on December 18, 2019

The Gatto Pertica designer perch provides cats with a gently curved and sumptuously padded resting place close to – but not on top of – your home or office work station.

Why Did The Alligator Cross The Road... In Montreal??
Posted on December 17, 2019

An alligator ambling across a busy street in Montreal might be a sure sign of global warming but the true story behind this chilly croc's walk is much more prosaic.

Dog's Brexit: The Top 10 Protesting Pets Of Brexit
Posted on December 16, 2019

Brexit – the UK's exit from the EU – seems inevitable after Boris Johnson's landslide election victory but these protesting pets and animals refuse to be muzzled.

Salmon Two-Way Travel Pillow Lets You Sleep With the Fishes
Posted on December 13, 2019

This inflatable neck support pillow features a salmon-shaped carrying bag that doubles as a pillow cover for all your other cushioning needs.