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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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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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Good News Tewsday: Cat Hero Saves Family in Fire
[ 1 ] February 14, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cat Hero Saves Family in Fire

A Hero Cat in the Alberta community of Clairmont put the bitey on his owner to wake her up and alert her to a house fire in progress. At first, she just thought Fluffy was poking her to get an early breakfast, but smoke soon enveloped them and they fled the house. In the quote of […]

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Act Fast! Still Time to Buy a OOAK Cat Valentine!
[ 0 ] February 7, 2017 |

Act Fast! Still Time to Buy a OOAK Cat Valentine!

We get it. We know you’re sad that Skeezix the Cat Valentines are not available for purchase. But don’t despair… and don’t wait until the last minute when your only choice for a Valentine’s Card will be on the chewing tobacco rack at your corner 7-11. Here are 20 hand-crafted cards that will surprise and delight their […]

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Good News Tewsday: Ollie the Escape Artist Back at National Zoo
[ 1 ] February 7, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Ollie the Escape Artist Back at National Zoo

Ollie the bobcat, who escaped from the National Zoo in Washington, DC last week, was located after three long days on the lam. She was found on zoo property. The wild cat, who is only a whisker larger than my 22-lb tabby, Tripper, most likely climbed through a small opening in the mesh net around her […]

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Punxsutawney Phil Says “40% OFF at TRIPLE T!”
[ 1 ] February 2, 2017 |

Punxsutawney Phil Says “40% OFF at TRIPLE T!”

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, so you’d better put on your mittens, kittens! What better place to find those mittens than at Triple T Studios, where they’re holding a Groundhog Day Sale! You can save 40% on all purchases with your coupon code: Winter6. OK, they aren’t mittens, but gloves… but you’ll LOVE […]

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Good News Tewsday: Bronx Cat Burglar’s Criminal Adventure
[ 4 ] January 31, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Bronx Cat Burglar’s Criminal Adventure

A one-eared flamepoint in the Bronx is happy and healthy today because he took the risk of breaking into a stranger’s apartment to get help. Kenia Castellanos, who runs the Hudson Valley branch of animal advocacy group Empty Cages Collective (ECC) explained that the cat entered a stranger’s apartment through an open window. Now named Zebro, […]

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The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year
[ 1 ] January 28, 2017 |

The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year

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 your Chinese astrology sign. Take that first step toward true enlightenment, kittehs, by […]

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12 Va-Va-Va-Voomy Valentine Ideas for Cat Lovers
[ 1 ] January 25, 2017 |

12 Va-Va-Va-Voomy Valentine Ideas for Cat Lovers

With all the vitriol in the air this week, it’s time we focused on something sweeter — like Valentine’s Day. Yep, it’s just around the corner. Here are a dozen hand-crafted card and gift ideas for you, your SO and your kitty to get yourself focused on a kinder, gentler February. Sweetheart Sweater $29.14 Jamie […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wild Cat Trafficking Outlawed in UAE
[ 2 ] January 24, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Wild Cat Trafficking Outlawed in UAE

  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has passed a law banning the private ownership and trade of wild and dangerous animals, including cheetahs, tigers, and lions. Those keeping these animals as pets and status symbols will be subject to a $136,000 fine or jail. Anyone seen in public walking his exotic pet–taking your cheetah for […]

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Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!
[ 3 ] January 18, 2017 |

Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!

I’m fascinated with paper art, especially the amazing things that can now be done with laser cutting and 3D design. And I’ve always get excited by stationery stores and pop-up books. So I was enchanted by the CNN video below about LovePop Cards, a company said to be revolutionizing the greeting card business with its […]

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Good News Tewsday: Thomas Jefferson’s Bad Day
[ 4 ] January 17, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Thomas Jefferson’s Bad Day

Thomas Jefferson had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. The day started off well enough, with his usual breakfast of Fancy Feast sliced turkey in gravy. But it was downhill from there. Way downhill. He was up doing his usual exploring and defense of the perimeter of his house from the roof, 3 […]

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My Cat’s Famous Because of a Failing Pile of Garbage
[ 0 ] January 12, 2017 |

My Cat’s Famous Because of a Failing Pile of Garbage

You can now get this bumper sticker, part of a BuzzFeed product line created to fire back at Donald Trump, who, in an uncharacteristically childish rant,* called the website a “failing pile of garbage” during a press conference yesterday. BuzzFeed executives vollied back with “I know you are, but what am I?” and “Takes one […]

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Cat Pee House Goes on the Market
[ 6 ] January 11, 2017 |

Cat Pee House Goes on the Market

You know the cat pee smell has to be pretty bad when the realtor leads with that in the listing. The property in Pacifica, CA, developed in 1990, was previously owned by a famous cat photographer, who in his later years had difficulty maintaining the home and attending to feline hygiene. He was an award-winning photojournalist […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cat Rescued from Garage Door Predicament
[ 5 ] January 10, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cat Rescued from Garage Door Predicament

Bella found herself in a purrdicament. Last Wednesday, Bella’s neighbor in Ascension Parish, LA, called the sheriff to report that Bella was stuck in her garage door. When Deputy Mike Scott arrived, his heart sank. The grey and white moggie appeared to be squashed between the top of the garage door opening and the wall. “Never in […]

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Feeling Crafty? PURRform Paper Magic!
[ 5 ] January 4, 2017 |

Feeling Crafty? PURRform Paper Magic!

If your New Years Resolutions included feeding your creative soul, you might want to tackle this cat art project: Life size paper cat sculptures that emerge from your walls. I know what you’re thinking: NO WAY! That’s like a serious art project, not something some mommy blogger put together with spit and scotch tape and […]

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Good News Tewsday: Conductor Awarded for Unbelievable Cat Rescue
[ 0 ] January 3, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Conductor Awarded for Unbelievable Cat Rescue

2016 sucked. Hoping to make 2017 just a little bit better, Mousebreath is going to publish a feel-good feline story once a week in a new feature: Good News Tewsday. As a native Californian, I reach for the parka anytime it gets below about 50 degrees (so long as hot flashes don’t get in the […]

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This Old Dog Learned 10 New Tricks in 2016
[ 9 ] December 31, 2016 |

This Old Dog Learned 10 New Tricks in 2016

OK, well maybe not new tricks, exactly. But there were a few things I learned or relearned in 2016. After all, what’s one more? If you go to an adoption fair and the kitten you’re adopting has a littermate in the cage left behind, don’t think twice. Adopt the littermate, too, so they won’t miss out […]

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GIVEAWAY: Shop Cats of New York (by Tamar Arslanian)
[ 1 ] December 28, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY: Shop Cats of New York (by Tamar Arslanian)

One of my favorite cat books of 2016 is Shop Cats of New York, by Tamar Arslanian. In her inimitably funny, breezy style, she takes us on a tour of New York, visiting everything from bodegas to yoga studios to dry cleaners to hotels (and everything in between), documenting the cats who keep commerce alive […]

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GIVEAWAY: 3 Winners, 1-in-20 Odds
[ 1 ] December 22, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY: 3 Winners, 1-in-20 Odds

We’re giving away THREE ginormous tubs of Party Mix today. Entries are only open 24 hrs. Odds of winning are about 1-in-20. Your New Years pawty will be a hit if you let everycat know you’ve got a bottomless bowl of treats waiting for them! And Banzai is living proof that you can eat your weight […]

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GIVEAWAY! Pet Fusion Scratcher Lounge
[ 2 ] December 21, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY! Pet Fusion Scratcher Lounge

Mousebreath is hosting a bunch of giveaways between now and Christmas. We’re pretty excited about today’s prize. It’s a Pet Fusion scratcher/lounge/play structure that every single one of my cats is crazy about. It’s a super high quality design made of a dense, high grade of cardboard that lasts forever. Well, maybe not forever, but […]

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