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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Dream Job: Cat Wrangler on Greek Island

Dream Job: Cat Wrangler on Greek Island

Tired of U.S. politics and wanna emigrate? This PURRfect dream job could be your ticket away from American craziness straight to the land of spanakopita and feta cheese. And cats. Lots of cats. God’s Little People Cat Rescue on the Greek Island of Syros is hiring a live-in caretaker. The job comes with free housing, […]

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Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

Cape Cod Cat Back Home–7 Years Later

When Rebecca Collins West got the call that Tigger, her cat who had gone missing seven years earlier, had been located via a microchip, she was over the moon. “I look at my husband and I say, ‘I told you so!’ We listened to the message three times to make sure it was true,” she […]

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Fire Makes Fast Friends of Cat and Hen

Fire Makes Fast Friends of Cat and Hen

A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as he awaited rescue from the heat and flames. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday a cat and chicken it rescued this week are recovering from burns with the help of the SPCA. The buddies were found huddled together on […]

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Be PURRPared

Be PURRPared

Here in Northern California, we’re watching a sickening rerun of last October’s wildfires. This time, the Ferguson Fire outside of Yosemite and the Carr Fire in Redding are sending tens of thousands of people and pets to evacuation centers. More wildfires are sprouting like mushrooms in Mendocino, Napa and Lake counties. Jynx, the calico in […]

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Removable Wallpaper is The Cat’s Meow!

Removable Wallpaper is The Cat’s Meow!

This cute cat wallpaper is also removable, which makes it suck ever so much less than traditional wallpaper does. I’m thinking it might be a  cute way to add some purrsonality to a powder room or other small area in danger of withering away in boredom. Just peel-and-stick, easy peasy. A 39.4″X96″ roll is $105 […]

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Yard Waste Transformed into Cat Furniture

Yard Waste Transformed into Cat Furniture

I thought of Jan when I saw this. Jan tackled an arborist’s job last week, taking down some seriously huge tree branches. Mr TF has done some of that (like Jan, pruning big branches hovering over the fence onto our property) and it was a big project for him, requiring the rigging of some climbing […]

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Kittehs Living in D.C. Are Standing Up to Be Counted

Kittehs Living in D.C. Are Standing Up to Be Counted

It Will Take 3 Years And $1.5 Million, but Washington D.C. is going to count every single one of its cats. A coalition of groups, including PetSmart Charities, the Humane Society, The Humane Rescue Alliance and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are collaborating on “The D.C. Cat Count,” whose goal is to more accurately estimate […]

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<I>Cats</i>‘ Cast Announced

Cats‘ Cast Announced

The musical Cats – which is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history – is soon to be a major motion picture, with production scheduled for later this year in the U.K. Not all of the cast has been announced, but so far Taylor Swift (cat lady extraordinaire), Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been […]

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Simon the Cat Rescued after Harrowing Entrapment

Simon the Cat Rescued after Harrowing Entrapment

This week, the Burtonsville MD Volunteer Fire Department responded to a “Firefighter save my cat!” plea. The cat, Simon, was lodged in an air conditioning duct and after five days, the owner had given up hope of getting him out without professional help. The department’s chief, Michael Ryman, led a team armed with power tools […]

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The Free App You Must Get NOW!

The Free App You Must Get NOW!

OK, so the name–Finding Rover–is unfortunate. But it covers cats, too, and it’s free, so if you have a smart phone and a cat you need to download it right NOW! What is Finding Rover? It’s a pet facial recognition app that uses biometric technology to identify pets. Backed by the Petco Foundation, it is […]

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If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

Ukrainian artist Mary Derkach creates fanciful felted felines with delightfully whiskered faces. Her materials of choice are sheep’s wool and polymer clay…. and maybe a little magic!   She’s done a series she calls “spherical cats” that are little roly-poly balls. The mighty hunter…. purrhaps in purrsuit of the elusive red dot? And anyone with […]

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Isolate Your Cat at Meal or Potty Time with MeowSpace

Isolate Your Cat at Meal or Potty Time with MeowSpace

If you own a dog who mines for cat crap treats in the cat litter box, or have multiple cats with one on a special diet, MeowSpace might be for you. It’s an enclosed box that can only be accessed by a cat with an rfid or a magnetic tag on her collar. That opens […]

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Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

I’ve been utterly charmed by the printmaking art of Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa at the Treasure Prizes studio in Denver. Their most recent collection is faux-vintage matchboxes featuring ne’er-do-well hooligan cats engaged in all manner of shenanigans: Each box is $20 (shipped sans matches). ABOUT THE ART Arna said: I draw in pencil and […]

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Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

It should be noted that I detest wallpaper, after I spent a summer scraping and steaming off many walls of the stuff in our house. But if I were inclined to put up some wallpaper, this is what I’d choose: CATS! (of course) Maybe in a powder room with the fourth wall painted in a […]

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YUMMERS! Buy Kitteh Kookies Online!

YUMMERS! Buy Kitteh Kookies Online!

Having a Cat Lady Confab? Order a bunch of cat cookies…. just $36 for two dozen. Special order designs are available. They are delicious vanilla-almond sugar cookies that can be frozen up to two months. Order from the San Diego Cookie Lady here.

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Who’s a Who Fan Who’ll Treasure These 13 Whovian Treats?

Who’s a Who Fan Who’ll Treasure These 13 Whovian Treats?

Is there a cat alive who doesn’t know who Dr Who is? I think not! Cats ‘n’ the Doctor are a natural! Save up your allowance, kittehs! You’re gonna want to lay down some green papers to get some of this Whoriffic swag! (Click any image to go to purchase info.)         […]

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These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!

These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!

I’ve never seen planters quite like these…fuzzy cat plant holders! (Click any image for the specific product page.) A tiny plastic pot is meant to go inside, so you don’t have muddy water leaking all over your furniture. It comes in practically any permutation of cat breed/color you can imagine. (She also does other cute […]

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10 Cat Fabrics For Fab Summer Craft Projects

10 Cat Fabrics For Fab Summer Craft Projects

Looking for some inspiration for summer crafts projects? Or maybe material for a feline-friendly sun dress? Click any swatch below for info on purchasing the yardage — custom fabric designs from Spoonflower. And not just fabric, but wallpaper, gift wrap and more! Don’t see anything you like? You can design your own!       […]

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Cats Poised to Win America’s Got Talent’s $1 Mil. Prize

Cats Poised to Win America’s Got Talent’s $1 Mil. Prize

The Savitsky Cats are in purrfect pawsition to win this season’s million dollar prize on America’s Got Talent. They’ve already set the interwebs ablaze over their amazing purrformance. Yes, they were a sensation. One of the acts following them was probably heard to say, “Those cats have got it in the bad. There’s no reason […]

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Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Are you a kitteh who’s always wanted to drive Toonces? You may get your chance–in a trammy sort of way–by driving a trolley across a hand-drawn landscape. Short Trip by Australian artist Alexander Perrin is an interactive illustration in which you drive a tram for cats as it rumbles up and down the hand-drawn mountains. […]

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