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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These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!
[ 0 ] April 23, 2017 |

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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At the Movies with Homereno: Ding Ding!
[ 0 ] April 20, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: Ding Ding!

RENO: These cats reely hafta werk for thare treets! HOMER: I think my way is better….just skreeming that I’m gonna faint if I don’t git chikken NOW NOW NOW! RENO: Hard to tell what’s more annoying, a bell dinging dinging dinging or you skreeming skreeming skreeming. HOMER: Either way, we both git the treets shuvelled in! RENO: I […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cats are Ready for 420
[ 0 ] April 18, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cats are Ready for 420

Good news for cats: no matter what state you live in, catnip is legal everywhere. And this cat is one of many this week gearing up for a raucous 420 celebration. He got “lost” (nudge nudge, wink wink) in a pet store, and found his way to the cat nip section where he kinda went […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: Porky Pine!
[ 0 ] April 13, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: Porky Pine!

HOMER: This moovey wuz a reel hit with the ladey. RENO: Yep, she’s watched it a gazillion times. HOMER: I have never sawed a kreecher that looks like a porky pine. RENO: He is kyoot, but I don’t think I’d wanna kerl up in my cat cup with him. He looks prikkly. HOMER: I don’t […]

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Scout Obi’s Furrarri Wins Cardwood Derby!
[ 2 ] April 12, 2017 |

Scout Obi’s Furrarri Wins Cardwood Derby!

In a feat of unmatched skill and determination, Obi became the first Cat Scout EVER to win back-to-back Cardwood Derbies. The Cardwood Derby is a Cat Scouts institution, with a trophy coveted by every cat who dons the uniform. Winning it requires steely determination, grit, endurance, and an ability to master the use of duct tape […]

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Good News Tewsday: Vets Get Assisted Feline Therapy
[ 1 ] April 11, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Vets Get Assisted Feline Therapy

Good News! Veterans in the Tucson AZ area are being purrvided with feline assisted therapy, courtesy of the “Meows for Military” program offered by The Hermitage, a no-kill shelter. Every Thursday, residents of the Community Living Center of the VA hospital get a chance to bond with the cats. Not many Mousebreath readers  would be surprised […]

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$18.65 Buys One of These Cutecutecute Cat Prints
[ 0 ] April 8, 2017 |

$18.65 Buys One of These Cutecutecute Cat Prints

If you’re looking to catify your crib, here’s an inexpensive way to do it. These prints by Australian artist Karsten Thomsen are colorful, whimsical, and just plain fun. Even better are her detailed descriptions of the creative process and inspiration for each work… drop by her Etsy shop and explore! The images are printed on […]

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IKEA’s Idea about Cat House Design
[ 0 ] April 5, 2017 |

IKEA’s Idea about Cat House Design

I’m not a shopper, not a mall rat. And, since I lost my sense o smell, IKEA’s cinnamon bun siren song no longer calls out to me. These days, I’m just there for the lutefisk pizza. So I was more than a little delighted a couple of weeks ago, when I stumbled across Homer drapes […]

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Good News Tewsday: Oreo Scores Rest Home Job!
[ 3 ] April 4, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Oreo Scores Rest Home Job!

Oreo, a handsome tuxie who heads the staff at a Cleveland, OH nursing home recently exploded in fame online after his employer published a youtube video purrmoting his work. “Oreo found us,” says Dana Carns, director of advancement at St. Augustine Health Ministries. She wandered in to the facility about five years ago. She quickly […]

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Good News Tewsday: Baseball is Going to the Cats… and Their Cat Guys
[ 1 ] March 28, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Baseball is Going to the Cats… and Their Cat Guys

Birds and Cats: they go together like steak and potatoes, like bacon and eggs…. right? Nothing proves the analogy more apt that with this pairing of the NY Yankees’ Greg Bird, and Mr Delicious, his beloved Sphynx cat. Through Friday, Bird had six home runs in Spring Training, and a .432 batting average, which he has […]

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Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?
[ 4 ] March 22, 2017 |

Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?

Cats across the globe are madly ordering cardwood boxes from Amazon in an attempt to build the winning vehicle in this year’s Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Competition is friendly, but fierce. At stake is a purrsonalized trophy, the envy of your peers, and eternal fame. Rules are simple. You must design and build a vehicle […]

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Good News Tewsday: Boston SWAT Cat Gets Fancy New Condo
[ 1 ] March 21, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Boston SWAT Cat Gets Fancy New Condo

May I get a round of app-paws for Officer Jamie Pietroski and the Boston SWAT team, who recently gifted their resident stray cat with a fancy new condo? The cat, a calico known as “SWAT Cat,” has been fed and cared for by Boston’s SWAT unit since 2013. They decided she needed a crib to call her […]

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Good News Tewsday: Win for Amur Leopards and Siberian Tigers
[ 0 ] March 14, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Win for Amur Leopards and Siberian Tigers

Chinese government officials have approved plans to establish a mammouth national park in its Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. The park will provide a sanctuary for two big cats endemic to the area who are perilously close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian (or Amur) tiger. Part of China’s new national park system, it […]

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GIVEAWAY (3 Winners): Who Rescued Who? Win Rescued vol. 2
[ 2 ] March 9, 2017 |

GIVEAWAY (3 Winners): Who Rescued Who? Win Rescued vol. 2

In Rescued Volume 2: The Healing Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes, twelve cats share their rescue stories. It’s a feel-good book that will leave you laughing and every couple of pages, reaching for a hankie. Part of the proceeds from sales of the book go to rescue organizations selected by the authors. One of the […]

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Good News Tewsday: Percy’s Survival Miracle
[ 2 ] March 7, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Percy’s Survival Miracle

Percy is a truck-drivin’ tabby based in the Midwest. This week he became something of a Facebook star when his dad, Paul Robertson, described Percy’s most recent adventure. Robertson, a St. Paul truck driver, was sleeping off a nasty case of food poisoning in his truck, parked at a truck stop in Eaton, Ohio. When […]

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10 Cat Quilts Take Bite from Winter’s Chill
[ 0 ] March 1, 2017 |

10 Cat Quilts Take Bite from Winter’s Chill

On my bucket list: making cat art quilts. Unfortunately, it will remain a bucket list item for my foreseeable future, because life gets in the way of dreams, and the closest I’ll get to a cat art quilt in a long while is looking longingly at one on Etsy. Here are ten of my faves. […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cats Don’t Make You Crazy!
[ 0 ] February 28, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cats Don’t Make You Crazy!

This just in: Cats are not linked to an increased risk of mental illness. (note to self: cancel shrink appt.) You may recall some recent research that suggested that cat stewardship makes you crazy because cats are host to Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii). The parasite, commonly found in cat crap, is linked to mental health problems […]

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Letterpress Cards are the Cat’s Meow
[ 1 ] February 25, 2017 |

Letterpress Cards are the Cat’s Meow

I’m a letterpress addict. Letterpress is a technique of relief printing that uses a printing press in a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against the paper surface. In an electronic world, it is sadly a lost art. Mejiro Graphics is keeping letterpress–and cats!– alive […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: Birds!
[ 0 ] February 24, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: Birds!

RENO: This one made me hungry! HOMER: Yah. So many berdz, so little time! RENO: Thare wuz lots of diffrint berdz. I dunno if they wuz all good eetin’ berdz. But they shur looked yummy! HOMER: At first, I thot the movie wud be a dud cuz the berdz at the beginning wuz not all brite pritty […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: That HAIR!
[ 2 ] February 17, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: That HAIR!

RENO: This week’s moovey wuz kind of a horrerr moovey. HOMER: I’m glad yoo hided my eyes thru part of it, bro. RENO: I watched it thru one eye. This is a moovey about an oringe-faced alien hoo takes over the country. HOMER: Frum whut I could see, he wusn’t a happy alien like Mork […]

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