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CREATURE FEATURES - Animal & Pet News, Clues and Views

Creature 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.)

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Pet Matchmaking Service Connects Lonely Hearts & Furry Paws

A pet matchmaking service set up by a Chinese college student is so confident in their romantic remediation, they also offer to arrange wedding packages so lovestruck dogs & cats can put a ring on it.

Maxi: A Strong Silent Tabby Cat With A Heart Of Gold

Maxi, the striped tabby cat from two doors over, was the feline version of a steel fist in a velvet glove. Neither especially speedy nor noticeably vocal, Maxi was strong when he had to be and to every cat around he was the unquestioned master of his domain.

Is “Purrmanently Sad Cat” Grumpier Than Grumpy Cat?

“Purrmanently Sad Cat”, or PSC for short, could just be the latest internet kitteh sensation. One of a litter of otherwise cheerful-looking kittens born in New Orleans, PSC sports a furry facemask of tragedy that belies her true life as a happy and pampered feline.

Wayward Caiman Caught In Toronto Park Pond

Caimans are commonly associated with Cajuns, not Canadians, but recently one of these toothy crocodilians took the latter road – one far less traveled by members of its species.

Enormous Grasshopper Gets Assist On James Rodriguez' World Cup Goal

A large loco locust landed on James Rodriguez, just as the Colombian footballer was about to score his team's only goal in a crushing semifinal loss to Brazil. Give the insect-lebrity credit: it knew where the cameras would be pointed and made a beeline to share the spotlight.

Metal Cat Cooling Pot Helps Kitty Chill Out So Summer Won't Be A Bummer

The “Cooling Aluminium Kitty-Cat Pot” is a simple pet-chilling device that has no moving parts... except your cat. The manufacturer may have hit the jackpot with this cool cat pot as the heat-absorbing dish is a sold-out smash hit!

Obese Clouded Leopard Redefines The Term “Fat Cat”

An old and obviously overfed Clouded Leopard languishing alone at the Chengdu Zoo in southwestern China is direly in need of a diet, a workout and a purr-sonal trainer.

Baby Pandas To Predict 2014 FIFA World Cup Results

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just about ready to rumble but sports predicting critters Fred the Ferret and Paul the Octopus have both retired from prognosticating. Whatever will soccer fans do? Fear not, futball fanatics, ten baby pandas are promising to predict the winners online and on TV before each game.

Florentijn Hofman's Giant Pink Cat Bamboozles Crowds In Shanghai

Florentijn Hofman is at it again and his latest masterpiece is the cat's meow. Known for his gigantic inflatable rubber duckies, the Dutch artist's encore is an enormous pink cat crafted from bamboo and created through the use of 3D printing technology.

Kid’s Hooded Animal Bath Towels Make Bath Time Fun Time!

Bath time isn't exactly fun time for many pets or kids... until now, that is! Kid’s Animal Bath Towels give bath-shy kids something to look forward to once they're clean and about to be dry.


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