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.)

Amazing Cat Nail-Clipping Face Mask Muzzle Invented By A Mom!
Posted on February 14, 2020

A resourceful pet-owner transformed a used clear plastic beverage bottle into a muzzle to prevent her cat from biting while she clipped its nails.

Harinezumi Carry House Handbag Hauls Your Hedgehog In High Style
Posted on February 13, 2020

The Harinezumi Carry House looks like a handbag but is really a portable home away from home designed to transport your pet hedgehog in sumptuous comfort.

Splash Down: The Top 10 Birdbaths Patronized By Wildlife
Posted on February 12, 2020

Backyard birdbaths invite and delight a wealth of winged wildlife but those wild drinkers and bathers aren't always the ones you expect.

Cat-Shaped Cat Bed Channels Your Pet's Inner Xzibit
Posted on February 11, 2020

Yo dog, er, yo cat's gonna love this cute plush cat-shaped bed no matter what shape your feline companion's actually in.

Cat Scratch Feeder Rewards Cats Who Scratch It, Triggers Certain Guitarists
Posted on February 10, 2020

Pavlov's Cat Scratch Feeder is an interactive cat food dispenser whose name evokes a classic rock hit by provocative right-wing musician Ted Nugent.

Giant Pink Slugs Survive Australia's Catastrophic Bush Fires
Posted on February 8, 2020

Giant hot-pink slugs living atop a dormant volcano can breathe a bit easier now that Australia's terrible bush fires appear to have swept past their isolated habitat.

Nyammy Black Cat Scissors Is A Kitten For Cuttin' In The Kitchen
Posted on February 6, 2020

The cute cat-eared Nyammy Scissors takes on a whole new purr-sonality when stored in its complementary cat-footed holder.

Cats, Capybaras & Coffee Combine At The Capyneko Cafe
Posted on February 5, 2020

Tokyo's Capyneko Cafe features cute kittehs cavorting with calm capybaras in a peaceful indoor environment where cats & rodents living together won't cause mass hysteria.

Wild & Wiley Coyote's A Doggone Good Deputy
Posted on February 4, 2020

Look out, Dog the Bounty Hunter, some canid competition in the form of a canny coyote is helping the Canadian police get their man.

Bush League BFFs: The Top 10 Real Chia Pet Pets
Posted on February 3, 2020

Ch-ch-ch-chia Pets have been beguiling us for forty-odd years but these REAL Chia Pets beat those iconic zoomorphic terra cotta mini-gardens at their own game.

Hana Flower Nose Plant Pots Are a Garden In A Noggin
Posted on January 29, 2020

These 'Hana & Animals' plant pot kits each feature a leaf or a flower on the creature's nose but the real question might be... how do they smell?

Cat Skull Earrings Are Not For Skittish Kitties
Posted on January 27, 2020

These creepy cute cat skull earrings from Japanese alternative artist Mai Aimheart explore the darker side of society's fascination with felines.

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.