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.)

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.

Tosca Cat Carrier Takes Travel With Felines To The Next Level
Posted on August 6, 2019

The Tosca cat carrier takes the edge off of ordinary cat carriers by eliminating hard edges entirely, enclosing your precious purring pal in buttery-soft Nubuck leather.

Hello Kitty Pasta & Sauce Makes Mealtime More Than A Meowthful
Posted on August 5, 2019

Hello Kitty pasta shapes and complementary tomato sauce are a carb-laden combo guaranteed to give dinner a dash of extra 'character'.

Pig Ear Dog Treats Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
Posted on August 2, 2019

Listen up, pet owners: the CDC and the FDA have linked a multi-state salmonella outbreak affecting hundreds of people with popular pig ear dog treats.

Shabani Gorilla Pillow Lets You Curl Up With Kong From Dusk To Dawn
Posted on July 30, 2019

The Shabani Arm Pillow is truly the gorilla your dreams even if the thought of dozing on a 600-pound silverback's chest is most folks' worst nightmare.

Cat Motif Gaming Gear Gives Glam Gamers A Paws That Refreshes
Posted on July 29, 2019

'Gaming eNyaphones' from Japan feature earbud covers shaped like cat's heads and a microphone tipped with a kitten's paw.

Larry The Cat Carries On As UK's Official Chief Mouser
Posted on July 26, 2019

You can cancel Catxit 'cuz Larry the cat will remain the UK's official Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office in the incoming Boris Johnson-led administration.

Optical Illusion Cat Sticker Puts Some 'Nyaa' In Your Nook
Posted on July 25, 2019

The 'Cat from the Wall Delusion Mapping Sticker' gives no-pets apartment dwellers the illusion an actual – albeit exceedingly sluggish – cat has taken up residence in a cozy wall nook.

Something's Fishy About These 'Cats Dreams' Aquarium Glasses
Posted on July 24, 2019

Just add water and these delightful glass cups turn into still-life aquariums, each one featuring a wistful cat peering in at all the pretty (tasty) fish!

Neko Cup Napping Cat Molds Let You Cover The Beach With Sleeping Cats
Posted on July 23, 2019

Don't TAKE a cat-nap, MAKE one with the innovative and sustainable Neko Cup napping cat sand castle mold.

Borderline Cases: The Top 8 Animals Of The U.S. Southern Border
Posted on July 22, 2019

Neither the tallest wall nor the coldest ICE can stop these naturally invasive species from crossing and re-crossing the U.S. Southern border with impunity.

Hurricane Barry Unleashes Flood Of Armyworms
Posted on July 19, 2019

Hurricane Barry may have drenched America's agricultural heartland with life-giving water but all that moisture is also fueling a destructive wave of ravenous Fall Armyworms.

Cats & Docs: The Top 10 Awesome Animal Hospital Signs
Posted on July 17, 2019

These awesome animal hospital signs raise the bark when it comes to advertising emergency medical care for our furry, feathery and fork-tongued friends.

Pikachu Desk Vacuum Cleaner Robot Roomba's Your Workspace
Posted on July 16, 2019

The Pikachu desk vacuum cleaner robot keeps any desktop dust-free while bringing smiles to you and your co-workers.

Fatcats Love This Designer Cat Scratching Post
Posted on July 15, 2019

The MiaCara Volto designer scratching post mounts securely to any wall so your purring prince or princess won't claw your pricey furniture.

Newborn Barbary Lion Cubs Give Boost To Rare Lion Subspecies
Posted on July 10, 2019

A pair of rare Barbary Lion cubs born at a Czech Republic zoo park offer hope for a threatened lion subspecies that's already extinct in the wild.

Cat-Shaming Figurines Apologize For Catastrophes
Posted on July 9, 2019

These collectible cat-shaming figurines from Japan depict a passel of penitent kitties, each wearing a lettered sandwich board proclaiming the cat-egory of their crime.

Pikachu & Eevee Pokémon Wireless Chargers Light Up Your Mobile Lifestyle
Posted on July 5, 2019

Let popular Pokémon characters Pikachu and Eevee put a charge into your energy-depleted mobile devices via these officially licensed wireless chargers.

Fire & Furry: The Top 10 Fireworks Named After Animals
Posted on July 4, 2019

Fireworks and animals aren't a good mix but fireworks named AFTER animals are all kinds of awesome, as these 10 examples loudly and colorfully illustrate.

Cute Cat-Shaped Nyarageta Sandals
Posted on July 2, 2019

Cat-shaped 'Narageta' sandals put the puss in your boots, causing friends and family members to Shrek with joy every time you wear 'em.

Life-Size Detective Pikachu Plushie Solves Cases Silently
Posted on July 1, 2019

This life-size Detective Pikachu plushie brings home everything you love about the popular Pokémon while leaving out the oft-annoying Ryan Reynolds soundtrack.

Supersized Snorlax Pokémon Cushion Makes Headline Snooze
Posted on June 27, 2019

This humongous Snorlax Pokémon cushion might be too big to be a stuffed animal and too small to be a bed but when plush comes to shove, it's great at being both.

Cat's Head Magnetic Phone Holder Is Curiously Attractive
Posted on June 26, 2019

The Universal Magnetic Cat Car Phone Holder is the ideal mobile device accessory for cat fanciers on the go.

Nitty Gritty Kitty: 5 Unique Litter Boxes For Very 'Special' Cats
Posted on June 24, 2019

We love our cats and our cats love their litter boxes but matching the right litter box with the right feline can be a labor of pup pee love.

Cute Animal Pen Cases Have Got The Write Stuff
Posted on June 21, 2019

These cute PuniLabo pet and animal pen cases from LIHIT Lab transform from portable pen & pencil carriers to sturdy desktop pen stands.