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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Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Grab a hankie. Toby the Cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore. They rehomed him. Toby got confused. Why did his people leave him behind in somebody else’s house? So he quickly exited and walked the 12-miles back to his home. But his old family was done with him. They took the 7-year-old cat to the […]

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Kit-Tea Teatime!

Kit-Tea Teatime!

I’m more of a coffee drinker, but I absolutely love teapots that do double duty as works of art. Even better if they’re catified! Here are a few that could almost convince me to forsake lattes for Earl Grey: This Chester the Cat Teapot is $23.09 This colorful and cheery Romero Britto cat teapot is….. […]

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Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

In the last few years, a couple of services have been launched that provide alternatives to the standard bury-Fluffy-in-the-backyard or keep-Fluffy’s-ashes-in-an-urn-on-the-mantle solutions. One of these is Rooted Now, and as a purrmotion, you don’t need to make a purchase; they will plant a free tree in Fluffy’s memory in a local park or National Forest. You […]

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Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

The Troy, Michigan Police Dept. is recruiting kittens for its first-ever ‘Feline Unit’ Five kittens and one adult cat are in contention to be what TPD says will be the first-ever police cat in its new Feline Unit. The winner of this pawsition will be selected today. It all began on March 6th, when Troy […]

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26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

GOOD NEWS TEWSDAY! A 26-year-old cat is getting a new lease on life after a foster home decided to “take a chance” on him. The elderly cat, named Thomas, was surrendered to the Baltimore County Animal Shelter last month after his owner was no longer able to care for him. A 26-year-old cat with senior […]

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Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

This might convince you to chip your cat if you haven’t already. T2 (short for Thomas Jr.) went missing 14 years ago just after Hurricane Jeanne. His owner, Perry Martin, moved in with a friend right after the storm and a few days later, T2 escaped. Despite extensive efforts to locate him, Martin was unsuccessful. Martin had […]

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World’s Smallest Wild Cat Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

World’s Smallest Wild Cat Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

There are a few wild cats with whom I am completely enchanted and intrigued, eager to learn more. There’s the Pallas’s Cat who has an owl-like countenance when viewed at the right angle, the rusty spotted cat that can fit in the palm of your hand, and the sand cat who lives in the desert. […]

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2 Cats Missing after Cat Café  Burglarized

2 Cats Missing after Cat Café Burglarized

Cat Town, the beloved cat café and adoption shelter in Oakland (the first cat café opened in the U.S.), suffered a break-in Thursday night, necessitating what turned out to be a dramatic cat rescue. The intruder was captured on video throwing a brick through a window and entering the shelter at 1:22 a.m., according to […]

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Cat-Saving Hero’s Retirement Project

Cat-Saving Hero’s Retirement Project

He’s rescued 147 cats since December 2014. Just a couple of days after retiring, Randall Kolb discovered what he would do in his sunset years: rescue cats stuck in trees. No, he wasn’t an arborist or climber; he was a tech guy with no tree climbing experience. He saw a cat stuck in a tree […]

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The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

When a loving 10-month-old cat named Ivan was repeatedly passed up for adoption during his time at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston, the staff at the shelter knew it was time to give the special needs kitty the spotlight he so deserved. In a press release, the MSPCA-Angell explained that this “super social” feline was surrendered […]

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You’ll Never Believe Some of These Love Cats!

You’ll Never Believe Some of These Love Cats!

We guarantee you that within this list of 45 people are some you never knew were cat lovers. And a few even dress their cats in natty attire. Hope you’ll find a few surprises! Katy Perry – Her cat is called Kitty Purry and she missed him so much on tour her staff had to find […]

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The Expanse Recap …. by Cats

The Expanse Recap …. by Cats

I do not know how I missed this: an elaborate recap of season one of The Expanse… acted out by cats. Sets, costumes, everything. The costumes need to win some kind of Edith Head award — extremely elaborate and detailed. And of course, there’s a recap of the zero grav sex scene. You need not […]

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Pawsome and COMFY! Bobs Skechers Cat Shoes under $35

Pawsome and COMFY! Bobs Skechers Cat Shoes under $35

Looking for some comfy, kick-around shoes to proclaim your love of felinekind? Check out Bobs Skechers: a humungous selection of colorful cat flats adorned with whimsical cat faces, and most are less than $35. Click any shoe below for purchase information. It pays to shop around; prices and designs vary widely. $30.99   $33.96 $33.96 […]

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Feline Museum Hosts Lavish Victorian Fashion Show

Feline Museum Hosts Lavish Victorian Fashion Show

The CFA Foundation’s Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio recently hosted a Victorian fashion show modeled by a handsome kindle of Cornish Rexes. And WOW! Daisy the Curly Cat and Skeezix would give their right paws for a wardrobe like these beauties have! The fashion show extended throughout the day and was a runaway (or […]

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Wareham Cat Stuck for Days in Tree during Snowstorm

Wareham Cat Stuck for Days in Tree during Snowstorm

[Journalists, please! Find out the cat’s name when writing a story about him!] This week, Wareham Mass. firefighters and the town’s Animal Control Officer responded to the report of a cat stuck approximately 60 feet up in a tree. A crew of hot hunky firemen brought a Ladder truck to the scene. Firefighters navigated with some […]

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Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

If you ever spent hours of your girlhood playing with paper dolls, this art from Kitty Cat Studio might be right up your alley. Hand painted, with heat laminated decorative paper and embellishments, all of the appendages are movable, providing an endless number of configurations. Each hngs by a wire hanger on the back that is […]

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7 Things to Consider in Providing for Your Cat When You Die

7 Things to Consider in Providing for Your Cat When You Die

First, the disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Consult an estate attorney before taking any action. Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get your house in order? No, I’m not talking about Susie Homemaker activities. I’m talking abougt making sure you have a will, and a solid plan for your cats’ […]

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Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matou en Peluche means “Plush Tomcat” and under this banner Sam Battersby produces original drawings, cards, posters, prints and badges, mostly with felines front and center. (Click any image below for purchase info.) He’s a genius at capturing catitude, and his prints are so affordable you’ll be tempted to buy out the store! Just $6.50 […]

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Cat Cafes are SOOOOOO 2017!

Cat Cafes are SOOOOOO 2017!

Cat Cafes are sprouting like mushrooms across the U.S., but the fad is about to be swallowed up by new cafe companions…

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Rats Care for Cats in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats Care for Cats in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats are naturals in a cafe, right? Remy and Emile (named after Ratatouille characters) are two young rats who love veggies and head scritches. And they are employed by Brooklyn’s Cat Cafe as nannies for the facility’s kitten pawpulation. They were rescued and raised by Helping All Little Things (HALT), a small animal rescue serving […]

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