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.)


Cat Scratch Laptop Saves Keyboards, Exercises Claws

Think your cat's jealous of all the time you spend typing away on your laptop? Think again... maybe they just want some personal feline keyboard time. Give your high-tech kitty what they want with the Cat Scratch Laptop!

Parallel Barking: Angry Russian Dog Chomps Car, Fleas Scene

In post-Soviet Russia, dogma hit karma! A car-owner in Petrozavodsk must have parked too close to Laika's favorite fire hydrant, prompting the peeved pooch to go full Red Army on the red hatchback.

10 Bugs That Are 5,000 Times Cuter Than Puppies Or Kittens

Been bitten by the love bug lately? Longing for the sweet sting of Cupid's tiny arrow? Then look no further, ladybugs and harvestmen, as we present some of Mother Gnature's cutest crawly critters. The bug buzz starts here with 10 adorably cute bugs...

Neko Damashi Cat Soul Charms Show True Feline Spirit

Cute & creepy Neko Damashi “Cat Soul Charms” from Takara Tomy are available from gachapon coin-operated vending machines. Collect all six different ghost cats or give 'em as gifts to your favorite crazy cat person!

Windshield Wiper Vandalism Case Solved, Perps Won't Become Jailbirds

Japanese police are “raven” after solving a mysterious case of auto vandalism in which up to 40 cars had the rubber stripped from their windshield wipers. No arrests will be made, however, as the perps turned out to be clever and resourceful neighborhood crows.

Mewgaroo Hoodie With Pet Pouch Keeps Your Cat Close Kangaroo Style

Mix mew with (kan)garoo and what do you get? The Mewgaroo Hoodie from Unihabitat, a clever combination of sweatshirt and pet carrier that keeps your cat or small dog as close & cozy as a Mama 'Roo and her Joey.

Beauty & the Beasts: 20 Animals Who Love Flowers

Roses are red, violets are blue, animals love flowers just like me and you! This fragrant expose of flagrantly flora-loving fauna may simply be the result of patient photographers enjoying some judicious timing. Regardless of rhyme or reason, however, one can't resist smiling at these natural sights of the season.

Ebony, Ivory, O RLY? 10 Unexpected Black & White Animals

Just as no one expects the Spanish Inquisition, no one expects certain "informally attired" animals to sport the classy tuxedo look 24-7. So forget Fifty Shades Of Grey and the monotone middle ground, these ten creatures say black and white are just all right!

Prick This: Cat Butt Pincushions Dreamed Up By A Knit Wit

Who sez pricks and butts don't belong together? These Cat Butt Pincushions on display at the Tokyo Design Festa 2015 demand a second glance... especially if you happen to enjoy knitting AND own a cat.

Animal Houses: Ten Fun Animal-Shaped Buildings

Whether you're selling a pet-related product, providing service to animals or just want to make people smile, securing space in a building that looks like an animal is the way to go. This collection of ten fun animal-shaped buildings will definitely appeal to the worldwide fraternity of animal-lovers, with the extra bonus of NO double secret probation.

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