Furry creature put out with a dog requiring attention (5,4)
I believe the answer is:
'furry creature' is the definition.
'koala bear' can be an answer for 'creature' (type of animal). I am not certain of the 'furry' bit.
'put out with a dog requiring attention' is the wordplay.
'put out' becomes 'ko' (abbreviation for knock out).
'with' says to put letters next to each other.
'dog' becomes 'lab' (short for labrador).
'requiring' says to put letters next to each other.
'attention' becomes 'ear' (having someone's ear is having their attention).
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for koala bear that I've seen before include "Australian resident" , "Australian arboreal marsupial" , "Native of Australia" , "Australian animal" , "Eucalyptus eater" .)