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Felix the Huddersfield Cat Scores a PURRmotion
[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

Felix the Huddersfield Cat Scores a PURRmotion

Felix, a fetching tuxie with career aspirations, has been promoted to Senior Pest Controller at the West Yorkshire Train Station (UK). The well-loved cat was finally rewarded for five years of meritorious service to the Transpennine Express rail network. With the promotion comes a snappy yellow jacket and name badge.     Felix has toiled at […]

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Ask Max Monday: Yeah, Dood…
[ 2 ] February 8, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: Yeah, Dood…

Wise Mr. Max, I LOVE stinky goodness, but there are so many flavors and kinds. What are the best flavors? With or without gravy? Are there other good brands? Thank you so much for your help. My favorite stinky goodness is Fancy Feast. I mean, I freaking LOVE that stuff. I also like NutrMax sometimes, […]

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Gung Hay Fat Choy! INFOGRAPHIC with 2016 Purrdictions
[ 2 ] February 5, 2016 |

Gung Hay Fat Choy! INFOGRAPHIC with 2016 Purrdictions

Gung Hay Fat Choy! That means Happy Chinese New Year, which starts on Monday. If you have been paying attention, you remember that we introduced you to the Chinese astrology signs for cats a couple of weeks ago, so you know what your spirit animal is. But what does 2016 hold in store for you? This […]

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Last Week on Mousebreath

2 New Dear Kitten Videos!
[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

2 New Dear Kitten Videos!

There a couple of new Dear Kitten videos, and these feature flashbacks to Mentor Cat as a kitten himself. The first is about the people litter box room, and the second is about the vertical carpet towers. Tune into Youtube’s Dear Kitten Channel, and you can binge watch every single Dear Kitten video!

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Tigers Stripes Determined Mathematically?
[ 2 ] February 3, 2016 |

Tigers Stripes Determined Mathematically?

Wild cats have complex coat patterns which as it turns out, are mathematically determined. The back of the tiger, for example, is painted with parallel stripes, each evenly spaced perpendicular to the backbone–and there’s math behind the design. Mathematicians have been modeling possible scenarios of how those stripes might develop since the 1950s. Most recently, […]

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Cat Video Takes Over Times Square. Next Stop: World Domination!
[ 2 ] February 2, 2016 |

Cat Video Takes Over Times Square. Next Stop: World Domination!

Imagine spinning around Times Square, with a cat video greeting you on 15 ginormous billboards. Now through the end of February, a cat video by Peter Fischli and David Weiss (which was originally commissioned in 2001 by Creative Time as part of The 59th Minute project) will be displayed for three minutes each night. It’s not […]

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The Cat and Crazy Cat Lady Lifestyles

One of These is Not Like the Others
[ 3 ] January 29, 2016 |

One of These is Not Like the Others

A trio of Siberian Huskies has welcomed a rescued cat, raising her as one of their own and a cherished member of the pack. They are inseparable–eating, sleeping, and playing together–according to their owner, Thoa Bui of San Jose, CA. The pack’s leader, Lilo. is Rosie the Cat’s surrogate mother. Rosie was found abandoned at […]

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Kitten Bowl is Back!
[ 1 ] January 26, 2016 |

Kitten Bowl is Back!

You sports-minded kittehs are abuzz with excitement over the upcoming BIG FOOTBALL GAME, right? Yessirree, Bob! The KITTEN BOWL is back on the Hallmark Channel! Tune in Sunday Feb. 7 at noon. Here are just a few of the all-star competitors: Yes, there is an ENTIRE TEAM OF ORANGIES!!!! Well, you know who I’ll be […]

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Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year INFOGRAPHIC
[ 2 ] January 24, 2016 |

Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year INFOGRAPHIC

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Many Chinatown cats HATE this holiday because of all the firecrackers, but if you just go hide in a closet during the parade, you’ll be fine. It can be fun and enlightening to discover who your sign is in Chinese astrology. Take that first step toward true enlightenment, […]

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Advice and Snark from Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: Yeah, Dood…
[ 2 ] February 8, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: Yeah, Dood…

Wise Mr. Max, I LOVE stinky goodness, but there are so many flavors and kinds. What are the best flavors? With or without gravy? Are there other good brands? Thank you so much for your help. My favorite stinky goodness is Fancy Feast. I mean, I freaking LOVE that stuff. I also like NutrMax sometimes, […]

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Ask Max Monday: FLUSH. It’s NOT a Game.
[ 4 ] February 1, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: FLUSH. It’s NOT a Game.

Hi hi hi Max Its your Canuck fan Sugar-Cookie Iz seen meowmie has bought someting called a Valentine card fur our pawpaw from de kitties. What is Valentine day and does I do any thing special fur my big brofur Oakley. Meowmie caught us snuggle on de Lazyboy and Iz was licking hiz face all […]

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Ask Max Monday: If It’s Twosday, This Must Be San Francisco
[ 1 ] January 25, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: If It’s Twosday, This Must Be San Francisco

Deer Max – thank you for answering our brother’s question and pointing out that he is a gross and disgusting being. He thinks we’re just being mean to him when we tell him, but it’s true. Also, there IS a 2nd Tuesday next week – because the mom is always telling us that she will […]

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Funny Farm Felines Interview Blogging Cats

Daily Wisdom of 7 Cats and Counting
[ 6 ] October 30, 2015 |

Daily Wisdom of 7 Cats and Counting

We are pleased to interview Finnegan, Charlie, Phelps, Darth Vader, Quicksilver, Amber and Lily from the blog, Daily Feline Wisdom. FunnyFarmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Finnegan: We are a family of seven cats. Our names, in order of oldest to youngest, are Charlie (formerly known as Pumpkin), Phelps (aka Phelpsie), Darth Vader, […]

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Cats, Chats and More Cats
[ 2 ] October 9, 2015 |

Cats, Chats and More Cats

Are you a cat?  Do you blog or have your own social media?  Are you a Cat Scout?  Do you snoopervise your human who fosters cats, volunteers at a shelter,, makes cat crafts, paints or writes , or does photography, or …?   Would you and your feline siblings like to be featured in an interview […]

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Church Cats Chopin, Tinker, Anastasia and Bridget
[ 13 ] October 2, 2015 |

Church Cats Chopin, Tinker, Anastasia and Bridget

We are pleased to have the cats from Our Church Cat Family with us today. Welcome, Chopin, Tinker, Anastasia and Bridget. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Chopin: Hi, I’m a rescued Maine Coon who came to the shelter when they decided to name the new kitties after composers. I’m the only […]

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Cat Entertainment, Art and Crafts

Cat and Guitars Art Show is a Media Darling
[ 2 ] January 7, 2016 |

Cat and Guitars Art Show is a Media Darling

We don’t own a guitar, but Mr TF has a violin, the playing of which scares the bejeebers out of the cats. Even more than the accordion or bagpipes ever did. So it surprised me to learn that cats-and-guitars is “a thing.” The discovery was made by renowned cat style maven Kate Benjamin and her now-hubby, […]

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4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn
[ 1 ] September 23, 2015 |

4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn

There’s brrrrrr coming, and you’d better be ready! Today we’ve got 4 whimsical cat caves to keep you toasty, each hand crafted of natural wool by Yuliya Kosata of the Felt Field shop on Etsy. This one-of-a-kind pumpkiny cat cave is crafted of felted wool in Autumn colors. Purrsonally, I think it would be purrfect […]

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Throwback Thursday: 13 Vintage MCM Cat Tchotchkes
[ 1 ] July 30, 2015 |

Throwback Thursday: 13 Vintage MCM Cat Tchotchkes

I can never get enough of mid-century modern style. Add cats, and the combo is hard to resist. Here are 13 throwbacks that I defy you to ignore. Above, this darling mod century cat-shaped pencil holder from Japan is in the shape of a simplified cat. It is made of solid wood, with the base that […]

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GIVEAWAY: Hot Men and Cool Cats Calendar #spons

GIVEAWAY: Hot Men and Cool Cats Calendar #spons

[ 3 ] December 10, 2015 |

Does it get any better than hot men with cats? No, I didn’t think so. This year, Purina has produced a special Men and Cats calendar that should generate lines longer than you see at Walmart on Black Friday. The calendar is the culmination of a #MenAndCatsContest sponsored by Purina Pro Plan on Instagram as a means […]

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Transgender is SO 20th Century. Hello, Transspecies!

Transgender is SO 20th Century. Hello, Transspecies!

[ 1 ] January 28, 2016 |

Nano puts the crazy in “Crazy Cat Lady.” I confess, there are times when I suspect I may have some feline DNA. I actually enjoy MRIs because of the coziness of the enclosed space. I need more sleep than most people. I prefer peace and quiet to the rabble of a house full of kids. […]

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Only 2 More Fridays for Cats and Guitars!

Only 2 More Fridays for Cats and Guitars!

[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |

Tonight and next Friday night are the last two opportunities you’ll have to experience a room full of cats-and-guitars art at the Chartreuse Gallery at Bragg’s Pie Factory in downtown Phoenix AZ. It’s also the last opportunity you’ll have to purchase “Cross-Eyed Tommy and the Asbury Dukes: Sing Sing Sing” so that I don’t have […]

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Ask Max Monday: Rules Are Rules…Until They’re Not

Ask Max Monday: Rules Are Rules…Until They’re Not

[ 8 ] January 18, 2016 |

Hey Max…we here there is going to be another Kitten Bowl this year instead of the Stooper Bowl. We think that would be much more interesting. Except….that is about what goes on around here EVERY day with the foster kittens….. Does this mean we are going to be on TV?? Honestly…I doubt it. But you […]

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Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby Contestants Rev Up Their Engines

Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby Contestants Rev Up Their Engines

[ 0 ] January 17, 2016 |

In an international display of automotive prowess and ingenuity, cats are gathering this week for the pawpular Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Scouts are not limited to automobiles. They can create and compete in any mode of transportation. Some design for speed: SHOKO   OBI Some design for style: INKY And not all entries are earth-bound: […]

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Chained Cats are Unshackled

Chained Cats are Unshackled

[ 5 ] January 15, 2016 |

A couple of months ago, the story of a colony of Virginia cats chained to wooden crates made its way to social media and went viral. The landowners explained that the cats had warm shelter and that the chains were for their own safety, keeping them safe from speeding cars on a road that borders […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cat’s Guide to World Domination Thru Selfies

INFOGRAPHIC: Cat’s Guide to World Domination Thru Selfies

[ 3 ] January 13, 2016 |

A cat’s quest for world domination never ends. And modern tools and technology have aided the cause in ways no cat could have foreseen 50 years ago. So kittehs, here’s an infographic with tips, tricks and trivia that will show you how your selfie prowess can help you take over the world. Click the image […]

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Ask Max Monday: It’s Coming. The Stooper Bowl.

Ask Max Monday: It’s Coming. The Stooper Bowl.

[ 6 ] January 11, 2016 |

We do enjoy what you have to say Max, even though you broke my older sisfurr Aspen’s heart. She runs away when I read your column! Buts Me, Mango, and my Sisfurr Tigger, we loves hearing about your snark. Is a Snark kind of like a Shark? Where you grin and show all your teeth […]

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Rescued, Vol. 2 Authors Announced by FitCat Publishing

Rescued, Vol. 2 Authors Announced by FitCat Publishing

[ 1 ] January 10, 2016 |

Over the last few months, about five dozen cats submitted their rescue tales in the hopes of being featured in the second volume of Rescued, an anthology of stories by rescued cats, scheduled for publication in January 2017. Competition was fierce, and selection of the final twelve cats wasn’t easy for FitCat editor Janiss Garza […]

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Cats are Better Than Men Because….?

Cats are Better Than Men Because….?

[ 1 ] January 6, 2016 |

I won’t sink to making gross generalities, but I can state confidently that cats are better than all but about 12 males on the planet. That would be Mr TF and the significant others of 11 of you reading this. We have a ritual on New Year’s Eve of watching “When Harry Met Sally,” and […]

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