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.)

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.

Yawner Roll: The Top 10 Animal Yawns
Posted on December 12, 2019

Off we go, into the wild blue yawners where creatures great and small give up their gapes before turning in... to sleepier versions of themselves.

Simpsons Themed Dog Harness Will Cost You DOH
Posted on December 11, 2019

Colorful graphics of Homer or Bart from The Simpsons highlight this officially licensed mesh dog harness from trendy pet products brand Zee.Dog.

Indonesian Program Gives Kids Chicks To Reduce Smartphone Clicks
Posted on December 8, 2019

An innovative 'Chicks Not Clicks' program seeks to reduce smartphone addiction by assigning needy baby chickens to gadget-obsessed school children.

Flashing LED Dog Collar Keeps Pets Safe On Dark Nights
Posted on December 6, 2019

This awesome flashing dog collar employs cool-running LED lights and a lightweight integral battery that recharges via an included USB cable.       

Farmers Fend Off Thieving Monkeys With Tiger-Striped Dogs
Posted on December 4, 2019

Fed-up farmers in India are painting tiger stripes on their guard dogs to frighten off gangs of monkeys who've been raiding their fields.

Clip-On Pet Santa Hat Hides Insanity Claws
Posted on December 3, 2019

This sweet Santa hat for pets conceals a scary secret: a spring-loaded clip that holds the cap in place via pointy plastic teeth.

Painted Polar Bear Says 'No Tanks' After Cruel Prank
Posted on December 2, 2019

A misguided prank by someone who painted 'T-34' on the side of an adult polar bear may have doomed the now-highly-visible arctic predator.

Big Black Cat Face Tote Bag Is A Real Looker
Posted on November 30, 2019

This bodacious big black cat face tote bag takes face time to the next level while keeping your tote-ables totally free from prying eyes.

Princess Cat Bed Is A Luxurious Lavender Lounge
Posted on November 29, 2019

The Princess Cat Bed combines sumptuous plush softness with a plethora of tassels to support your precious purring pet in the style she demands.

Rush In For The 2020 Vladimir Putin 'Animal Friends' Calendar
Posted on November 28, 2019

The official Vladimir Putin 2020 calendars are out and Vlad fans can say 'da' to this VP calendar featuring the Russian leader interacting with pets, animals and wildlife.

Hover Cat Smartphone Charms Will Help You Get A Round
Posted on November 26, 2019

Round round get a round, you get a round with these cute hover cat smartphone charms for beach boys, girls and grownups.

Collie Me A Cab: 10 Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis
Posted on November 25, 2019

While the cool cats are ride-sharing with Uber and Lyft, plain old Pet Taxis are busy shuttling our fur-bearing friends hither and yon... but how do they pay the fares?

Stray Dog Parleys Awesome Eyebrows Into Internet Stardom
Posted on November 24, 2019

A Siberian stray dog dubbed 'Frida' due to her incredibly prominent contrasting eyebrows has found a forever home along with online fame.

Bucks Tangled By Their Antlers Unlocked With Tree Saw
Posted on November 22, 2019

A pair of rutting bucks locked together by their intertwined antlers got new leases on life thanks to a trio of Michigan hunters armed with an extendable tree saw.

Cute Animal Face Magnetic Clips Will Grab Your Heartstrings
Posted on November 20, 2019

These cute magnetic clips exemplify animal magnetism as you show your love for furry creatures to classmates, co-workers and the world.

Drunk As A Skunk: 10 Classic Cocktails Named After Pets, Animals & Wildlife
Posted on November 19, 2019

'Tis the season to be jolly, furry, scaly, feathery and fluffy so lift your mugs, pet your pugs and toast the holidays with these 10 classic cocktails named after animals.

Fat Cat Switcheroo Costs Traveler All His Air Miles
Posted on November 18, 2019

A Russian man who smuggled his overweight puss aboard an Aeroflot flight and bragged about it on social media has been booted from the airline's frequent flier program.

Alien Abduction Snuggie Says DO Have A Cow
Posted on November 14, 2019

Japan's take on the infamous Snuggie wearable blanket includes a comfy UFO cap and a glow-in-the-dark tape stripe for outdoor safety.

Woody Jack Dog Chew Toy Barks Right Back
Posted on November 13, 2019

The Woody Jack dog chew toy has the appearance of weathered wood but its TPR plastic construction makes it safe, pliant and durable.

Alien Ramen Will Hug Your Ribs, Face
Posted on November 12, 2019

Instant 'Alien Ramen' made with seriously scary-looking Warusubo fish can be nuked from orbit (to be sure) or in your microwave for a quick snack.

'SPHAM' Dog Food Dish Is An Inbox For Your Boxer
Posted on November 8, 2019

This stylish 'SPHAM' dog dish combines the best features of email and Hormel though unfortunately you can't just delete the results next morning.

Marine Creature Strawberry Mochi Charms Are Faux Real Delica-Seas
Posted on November 6, 2019

This series of marine creature strawberry mochi good luck charms from Pobot keep a hold of your keys as they chomp down on delicious daifuku sweets.

Fabric Fan Dust Cover Filters The Air While Cooling You Down
Posted on November 5, 2019

This nifty fabric cover for oscillating fans safely and effectively filters out dust, dander and pet hair as it gently circulates the air.

Luxurious Lana Cat Blanket Is Faux Fur For Sure
Posted on November 4, 2019

The luxurious yet durable Lana cat blanket excels as a bed liner, furniture cover or playtime toy.