Author Archive: Mousebreath Magazine

Mousebreath Magazine is an award-winning online magazine that celebrates cats and the cat-centric lifestyle. Editor Karen Nichols is a popular conference speaker and writer, whose current project is The Cat Scout Handbook. She is also the denmaster at CatScouts.com.

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Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

Good News Tewsday: Fire Cat Do-Over Rescue

The fires have produced too many heart-wrenching stories, so it’s a gift finding a few happy-ending tales that have come out of the devastation. As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I’m most concerned about when having to make a 3-minute evacuation is being able to find all four of our […]

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Find a Black Cat in the Dark During a 3-Minute Evac with TabCat

Find a Black Cat in the Dark During a 3-Minute Evac with TabCat

With the devastating wildfires burning 50 miles away, and with a home that sits on the border of a tinder-dry expanse of forested open space, I have been wracked with anxiety this week over the fire danger. The death toll is up to 40 and is expected to rise. Many of those who perished were […]

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Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

Preparing Your Pet For Natural Disasters

As I sit here, sunlight is murky, as if under a solar eclipse. I look at our back yard, thick with leaf litter and tree branches from an epic wind storm two nights ago that fueled a series of massive fires about 60 miles north of here. When I say massive, I mean that a […]

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Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

If you’re looking for a fresh way to immortalize your cat in a portrait, check out these custom 3D cat portraits by kooeepapercraft.com. You send a photo of your cat, and for about $35 (priced at $45AU) you’ll receive a printable that you cut, fold and paste, ending up with a 3D portrait of your […]

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Now on Deck: 7 Lynx Kits and Ma

Now on Deck: 7 Lynx Kits and Ma

Alaskans get even more wildlife in their backyards than we do, and it’s always way more interesting than ours. Photographer Tim Newton got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this week to welcome seven rambunctious lynx cubs on the deck of his home at the edge of Chugach Park. He heard the pitter pat of little feet, maybe […]

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Strays Proves Cats are Angels

Strays Proves Cats are Angels

Strays by Britt Collins is a purrfect companion to A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life, telling the true story of a scroungy, starving stray cat who finds her way into a homeless man’s sleeping bag, and eventually (of course, you knew this was coming) his heart. The story sucks you […]

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All Aboard the Cat Café Train

All Aboard the Cat Café Train

You’re too late–it sold out immediately. Cat cafés are old hat in Japan, so one of the Gifu Prefecture’s most pawpular cafés, Sanctuary, has kicked the concept up a notch last weekend, offering the purrfect combo of kitty-time and a ride on the rails. The maiden voyage included a bento box lunch, sweets, a ticket […]

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Dress Snappy and Ring a Loud Bell

Dress Snappy and Ring a Loud Bell

If you want to be served brekkies in bed, kittehs, take a page from Pecan’s book: dress snappy, ring a loud service bell, and say, “pleeze.” The combination seems irresistible to humans, evidenced by Pecan gaining 13 lbs. over a single weekend last June. [LINK TO YOUTOOB VID]

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Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

I’m a little ashamed to admit that the main worry I had when I first heard about the Irma threat was how The Hemingway Cats would fare during the storm. The Hemingway Cats are a tribe of 54 polydactyl and polydactyl-gene-carrying felines who reside at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. Some of […]

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Da Grate Ted Rheingold: Good bye, dear friend

Da Grate Ted Rheingold: Good bye, dear friend

How many hundreds of us would never had met without Catster? How different our lives would now be if we had never connected through the world’s first cat social network, the brainchild of Ted Rheingold, who has lost his battle with Stage-4 Metastatic Carcinoma. Ted was brilliant, funny, down-to-earth, and a loving and lovely soul. […]

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Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Spoonflower is THE place to go if you’re a quilter or seamstress. And it’s great fun strolling through the site. You miss out on the fabric store smell, but you can find exactly what you want–or you can design your own! They offer a bunch of different fabric types in every pattern, and quilters can […]

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Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Cats seeking a more adventurous life might look to a torbie in New York for inspiration. The daredevil feline found her way onto the train tracks at the Rockaway Ave. station in Bedford Sty. She timed it well: the rescue operation commenced at 7:30 am, and took about a half hour. Morning commuters on the […]

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20 Pics Prove that Cats and Pigs Were Destined to be BFFs

20 Pics Prove that Cats and Pigs Were Destined to be BFFs

  I have zero doubt that if I convinced hubby to let me adopt a micro pig, the demonic duo would fall in love. Homer’s already BFF with a skunk (though he hasn’t been “initiated” quite yet). I can see the three of them on the kitchen setee, playing thundering herd of elephants up the […]

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The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

Artist Sandy Mastroni draws from the heart, with her cat, Buddy, snoopervising and giving her pointers. It is a purrfect pairing, enabling Mastroni to create weird and whimsical cat art that can best be described as “Grandma Moses goes to Twin Peaks.” Mastroni says, “I’ve always drawn people , and funny odd characters. These drawings become […]

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Good News Tuesday: The Spotted Cheetah is a CHEETOS Restaurant!

Cheetos just announced plans to open “The Spotted Cheetah,” a fine-dining pop-up restaurant in New York City, bringing together two of my very favorite things: Cheetos and Cheetahs. It’ll be all-Cheetos-all-the-time at The Spotted Cheetah. Even better: there will be BACON!!!! But boohoohoo, it will only be open August 15th-17th, bolting from the culinary scene […]

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Why the Man in the Brown Shorts Hates Me

Why the Man in the Brown Shorts Hates Me

The most difficult part of dealing with cat litter? Not #1, and not #2. Of course, I’m able to say that because hubby is pretty OCD about scooping any deposits shortly after they hit the box, and I lost my sense of smell in a brain injury, so even the most mephitic of bowel evacuations […]

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Top 3 Superzoo Showcase Products Includes a Mousebreath Fave

SuperZoo is North America’s premier show for the pet industry, attracting more than 18,000 pet industry professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. It’s THE place to get a sneak peek at what’s new in cat toys, treats and technology. The “Best New Product” in their showcase is selected at the show by […]

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$50 Off Kitty Clones

No DNA required, just lotsa photos (and room on your credit card). A new company, Cuddle Clones creates life-size* plush copies of your favorite fluffy friend. You send in one (or many) photos from all angles, choose ear shape/position, describe any oddities like pawpad colors, and a clone of your kitteh will be on your […]

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Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

I love brilliant, saturated color. I love cats. And since I have a metal allergy, my fashion accessory of choice is a scarf. So naturally, I fell in love with these hand-painted silk scarves! They come in various generous sizes and generally run from $33-$44 each. The artist is Alice Rodionova, who’s from Saint Petersburg, […]

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Vodka Saves Cat’s Life

An Australian cat suspected of drinking antifreeze survived the ordeal with the help of a bottle of vodka. Yes, you read that right. The stricken cat was found outside of a tire shop in Brisbane last weekend. They took him to the RSPCA post-haste, and when he tested positive for renal failure the veterinary team […]

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