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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10 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Fluffy

10 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Fluffy

If your cat has managed to stay off the Naughty List (and has not been like Reno peeing on everything in sight, recently), be sure to reward her with a stocking jam-packed with fun. There’s still time to get any of the following before Christmas if you’ve got Amazon Prime:   Here are some robotic […]

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10 Cat Jewelry Christmas Gifts — and a Super Duper Rebate!

10 Cat Jewelry Christmas Gifts — and a Super Duper Rebate!

Caitlyn Minimalist creates bespoke necklaces based on your pet's photograph. Engraving is available. (Flash sale going on this weekend!) $31.20 (limited time sale)   Your lobes will dance when wearing these adorable sterling silver cat earrings! $23.52 from DesignFioreDiLoto      This sterling silver ring from Triple T Studios is only $19.99 — and you can […]

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All I want for Christmas is …. a SQWERL!

All I want for Christmas is …. a SQWERL!

If, like Homer and Reno, you'd love to find a sqwerl in your Christmas stocking (news flash, boyz: yer gettin COAL!), play this youtube vid for your peeps. Jack and Tommy's antics are a surefired way to conince the powers that be to get you your very own squirrel. You're welcome!

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Here’s $5 to Buy a Couple of Books!

Here’s $5 to Buy a Couple of Books!

Amazon's running a great little purrmotion right now, and it puts $5 in your pocket for Christmas spending. Just spend $20 or more on books that are sold and shipped by Amazon, and you'll get $5 off. Enter coupon code GIFTBOOK18 at checkout. Books must be shipped to the same address in a single shipment.  […]

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Fish Skins Saves Kittehs’ Lives

Fish Skins Saves Kittehs’ Lives

Wildfires freak me out, not just because we live in the highest risk neighborhood in the Bay Area, but because I'm sick with concern for the animals impacted by it. Our neighborhood group is working with the park service to mitigate fire risks, but if the 20 miles of tinder dry parkland in our backyard […]

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Cute OOAK Christmas Cat Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank!

Cute OOAK Christmas Cat Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank!

If you didn't blow a wad of Christmas money on Black Friday, here are a couple of suggestions for cat-themed handmade holiday gifts you can't get at Walmart. Click any image to find out more. Anybody need my home address for a little gifting? Who hasn't seen this face at 5am? $19.95 When every day's a crappy day.$19.99   […]

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Catvent Calendars to Count Down By

Catvent Calendars to Count Down By

Every year I bemoan the fact that I forget all about getting an Advent calendar until December 1st. Which meant that this year I missed out on the Aldi imported cheese Advent calendar which sold out shortly after hitting the shelves in November and is now going for $75 on eBay. I swear, I woulda […]

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Give Me Five!!!

Give Me Five!!!

Need help getting motivated to do your Crossfit routine? Way easier when you have a cheerleader on the sidelines ready to give you a high five! Cats are natural high fivers and can be trained to do it pretty easily. Here's how: I've been unsuccessful in teaching Homer and Reno to high five, but all […]

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London Bobby Gives Larry a Helping Paw

London Bobby Gives Larry a Helping Paw

Larry, the cat who runs the UK from #10 Downing Street, was out snoopervising the ‘hood this week while a reporter was broadcasting a report in front of the residence. “B-O-R-I-N-G!” proclaimed Larry. He wanted to go back in the residence, but he has not yet mastered the art of unlocking closed doors. However, he’s […]

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Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

When an orangie and a house panther pair up, there's no telling what shenanigans that may result. (Queue up the Mission Impawsible music….) At the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum in Japan, a sleek black cat and his ginger buddy have been plotting daily break-ins for the past two years. And every day, a security guard puts the […]

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Space Cats Rock the Vote in Oakland

Space Cats Rock the Vote in Oakland

Just over the hill from us in Oakland, CA, an intrepid band of space cats worked tirelessly to get the vote out in the recent mid-term elections.  Wearing reflective overalls and a paper mache cat heat, Lukas Smithey led the charge. He drove a bread truck that was converted into a mobile sound stage, and […]

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Stalked by Cat with 4-Year Old Surprise

Stalked by Cat with 4-Year Old Surprise

Lisa Ullenbruch of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, wasn't sure why a cat was following her and her foster dog during a nightly walk. "I was walking my foster dog and she alerted to a cat being around, and normally it's not an issue, but this cat would not stop following us," the Fort Gratiot woman said. Curious, […]

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Can Stray Cats Save This Taiwan Town?

Can Stray Cats Save This Taiwan Town?

The tiny island of Hujing off the coast of Taiwan is a dying community looking to its stray cat population for salvation. Saddled with an ageing population of just 200 people and too few jobs, its future is none too bright. So the six remaining students at the community's only school came up with the idea […]

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Well, duh, yeah it’s a CATWALK!

Well, duh, yeah it’s a CATWALK!

A stray cat joined the models on the catwalk during the recent Esmod International Fashion Show in Istambul, Turkey. A city famous for its street cats, Istambul seemed the purrfect place for the young moggy to launch her modeling career, and the stroll down the catwalk came naturally to her. In fact, she was so […]

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Attn Crazy Craft Ladies!

Attn Crazy Craft Ladies!

If you're an artsy-craftsy sort, you've got just enough time left before the holidays to craft a few Christmas and Hanukkah gifts that will make your loved ones' holidays special. If your loved ones are cat lovers, The Cat Lover's Craft Book can be your blueprint, purrviding instructions and patterns for a pawful of cat crafts, including a […]

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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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Groovy Cat Boat in Amsterdam

Groovy Cat Boat in Amsterdam

Japan's cat cafés are SO 2017. Book your next vacation to Amsterdam, where you'll find what professes to be the world's only floating rescue boat. It's been around since the 1960s, when Henriette van Weelde began rescuing feral cats and housing them on a catified sailing barge which was replaced by houseboat in 1979. The […]

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Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

I don't know him, but I love Pieter Hanson. This week, his mom took to Twitter to try and make him a #himtoo poster boy. She tweeted, "This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects […]

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Prancie’s Prayer is a PURRfect Present!

Prancie’s Prayer is a PURRfect Present!

The days are getting shorter and fireplace weather is fast approaching. Time to think about…. Christmas!  Yeah, ugh. Already? It's not even Halloween, yet! But what better time to take care of a few gifts on your Christmas list? I've got the PURRfect present for cat-loving youngsters!  It's Prancie's Prayer, a new book by Ellen Pilch (better known […]

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Seniors and Shelter Partner in Socialization

Seniors and Shelter Partner in Socialization

In a new program designed to save pets’ lives, Pima Animal Care Center (in Arizona) has partnered with residents from Catalina Springs Memory Care to provide bottle feeding, socialization, and love to kittens that have come into the shelter. The result is magical!

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