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.)

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.

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.