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.)

Plush Stuffed Manta Ray Makes No Miss Skates
Posted on September 16, 2019

This plush and huggable stuffed manta ray is resplendent in seafoam green with deep black shining eyes that won't judge your life choices.

Panda Gets New Car On His Birthday, Feels A Bit Bamboozled
Posted on September 13, 2019

A Giant Panda named Erxi received a car and a fruitcake on his ninth birthday but the joke's on him: the car's made of inedible bamboo logs.

Pet Hair Collector Looks Cute, Isn't As Creepy As It Sounds
Posted on September 11, 2019

The Ketori Pet Hair Collector efficiently picks up shed pet hair while its bold, minimalist look earns it a place in any modern home décor scheme.

Cat & Flower Kaleidoscope Umbrella Rains Over All Others
Posted on September 10, 2019

This cute kitten-themed umbrella combines kaleidoscopic cat & flower illustrations evoking gorgeous Hungarian embroidery combined with built-in severe weather resistance.

Fur & Loathing: 10 More Weird & Bizarre Pet Grooming Shop Signs
Posted on September 9, 2019

It doesn't take a shear genius or cutting-edge wit to name a pet grooming salon, you just have to grab customers' attention by the er, eyeballs.

Care Bear Cable Bites Put A Chomp On Your Data
Posted on September 8, 2019

Care bears are back, baby, and their putting the bite on your cables in the cutest, most retro, eighties-style way possible.

Cute Animal Aromatherapy Tumblers Will Rock Your World
Posted on September 7, 2019

These cute ceramic aromatherapy dispensers really rock while infusing healing aromatherapy oils into your personal space.

Soft Safety Muzzle Secures Snappy Short-Snouted Dogs & Cats
Posted on September 4, 2019

These soft silicone muzzles were specially designed to keep short-snouted dogs and cats from putting the bite on you, your vet, and everybody else.

Doggie Disaster Boots Help Poodles Plod Through Puddles
Posted on September 3, 2019

These nifty non-slip nylon dog boots are designed and manufactured in Japan where blustery typhoons are a fact of dog's life.

Parked Goat Channels Its Inner Zebra With An Outer-This-World Coat
Posted on September 2, 2019

If it's Take Your 'Kid' to Walmart Day, then an anonymous goat-owner's got it covered... in style!

Cute Cat Corner Covers Help Prevent Me-OWs
Posted on August 31, 2019

Keep your home toddler-friendly by installing these cute cat corner covers on unyielding furniture pieces such as tables, cabinets, and plasma TVs.

The Top 10 Pumpkin Spice Pet Products At Amazon
Posted on August 30, 2019

It's back... Pumpkin Spice Season is here again and this time around, your pets get to share in the uniquely scent-sational experience that IS pumpkin spice!

Top Cats Love The Camada Deluxe Luxury Litterbox
Posted on August 29, 2019

The Camada cat litterbox takes the humble gritty kitty tray to the next level, literally, as this gorgeous piece of wood furniture stands two stories tall.

Green Frog Backpack Helps Kids Hop Back To Class
Posted on August 28, 2019

This green frog backpack from Fluke Frog adds a dash of cute critter charm to any child's back-to-school ensemble.

Optical Illusion Sweatshirt Puts A Kitten In Your Pocket
Posted on August 27, 2019

The Mousou Mapping Sweatshirt employs cleverly shaded 'trick art' that appears to place a cute cat-napping kitten in the your sweatshirt's front pocket pouch.

Highway Barbery: The Top 10 Mobile Pet Grooming Vans
Posted on August 26, 2019

These cool, quirky and creative mobile pet grooming vans can travel many styles per hour when your mutt needs a cutt or the cat can use a clipping.

Cute Crepe Cat Bed Is Anything BUT Creepy
Posted on August 21, 2019

This deliciously luxurious cat bed features crepe-like baked colors and juicy-looking stuffed fruits that look so inviting, you'll wish they made one for cat owners as well.

Fangs A Lot: The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs
Posted on August 19, 2019

Watch out for these 10 'Beware of Snakes' signs and while you're at it, keep an eye out for actual snakes who probably have more to fear from YOU than you do from them.

Cat Fang Mug Puts A Brave Face On Coffee Nerves
Posted on August 17, 2019

The fang-tastic Gaburi mug gives you game-face before you've even drained that first morning cuppa joe.

Got It Ruff: The Top 10 Dog & Cat Cones Of Shame
Posted on August 15, 2019

Cones of Shame, Pet Lampshades and Elizabethan Ruffs may look a little (OK, a lot) awkward but give these pets and their owners credit for making the best of an eye-conic situation.

Now We Know Why Cats Eat Grass
Posted on August 14, 2019

Cats graze grass to soothe tummy aches, according to popular wisdom, but scientists now think their herbivorous cravings are more of an evolved habit.

Innovative Cat Grooming Brush Looks & Licks Like A Real Cat's Tongue
Posted on August 13, 2019

The Neko-jasuri Cat Grooming Brush combines an ergonomic surfboard shape with a variably-grooved brushing surface inspired by the time-perfected roughness of your cat's tongue.

Tattoo Sleeves For Cats Are Like Inks For Your Sphynx
Posted on August 11, 2019

These clever full-body tattoo sleeves keep your hairless Sphynx cat feeling warm and looking cool.

When Four-Eyed Lizards Walked The Earth
Posted on August 8, 2019

We forgive anyone doing a double-double-take at Saniwa ensidens, a fossil monitor lizard excavated over a century ago that now appears to have had four peepers. Jeepers!

Clever Russian Actor Recreates Dumb And Dumber Van
Posted on August 7, 2019

Russian actor and blogger Roman Pritula loves the film Dumb & Dumber so much, he recreated the flick's shaggy Mutt Cutts van and drives it all over St Petersburg.