I've always thought a squirrel tail would make a great handle. But usually I was thinking about how it was a handle to pick up a squirrel, not a cup.
These can be a mobile for a kid's room (or yours) or charms to hang on a cell phone. I'd hang hundreds of them from my ceiling just barely above head level.
Available at: Japan Trend Shop http://www.japantrendshop.com/fridgeezoo-talking-animal-milk-cartons-p-942.html ($53) Via: Gizmodiva http://www.gizmodiva.com/homegadgets/fridgeezootalkinganimalmilkcartonshelpyousave_energy.php
Oh fox phone, be mine forever!
Available at: Fabric Kitchen http://www.etsy.com/listing/58687191/cute-penguin-plush ($35 each)
Pour some milk in these strange looking bowls, and a cute animal shows up. Not just cats either.