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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Took a Village to Rescue This Cat

Took a Village to Rescue This Cat

In the Village of Lewiston, NY, Mayor Anne Welch closed Tuesday’s monthly board meeting with a feel-good story about a cat stuck in a 40-foot-plus tree. “I live on Cayuga Street and, across the street from me, there was this tree with this cat in it,” she explained. “So, my next door neighbor comes over […]

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Pregnant Cat in Predicament

Pregnant Cat in Predicament

Over at the Jersey Shore, a cat was stuck in a tree in Manahawkin for many days before animal control was called to rescue her. Stafford Township Animal Control received a call of an injured cat that was stuck in a tree. After an officer rescued the cat, she was taken to the Stafford Veterinary […]

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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm for This Cat Guy

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm for This Cat Guy

Who knew this Curb Your Enthusiasm star was a cat guy? I couldn’t find any hard evidence of this other than when he guested on Conan wearing an inspired wardrobe choice: a very cute cat jacket. Check it out: Please follow and like us:

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30,000 Pets Stranded in Wuhan

30,000 Pets Stranded in Wuhan

It is estimated that more than 30,000 pets have been left stranded after the Chinese government sealed off Wuhan following the coronavirus outbreak. In response, people trapped in Wuhan have been volunteering and checking in on the animals whose owners are stuck outside the city (are these rescuers angels or what???) Here’s Ye Jialin’s story […]

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Laissez Le Bon Temp Kitteh!

Laissez Le Bon Temp Kitteh!

Mardi gras is just around the corner, so be purrpared for debauchery! Here are some jazzy hand-crafted cat-themed mardi gras items to get you through all the way to Ash Wednesday! Please follow and like us:

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World’s Worst Cat Scores a Furever Home

World’s Worst Cat Scores a Furever Home

Perdita became a viral sensation after shelter officials declared her ‘a jerk.’ Today, as a result of one of the greatest cat rescue marketing ploys of all time, Perdita has found herself on her way to a “furever home” in Tennessee. She went with the same testy demeanor that made her a viral sensation in […]

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Your Cat WILL Eat You!

Your Cat WILL Eat You!

Left alone, a human corpse will soon be feasted upon by maggots. Also, depending on the circumstances, by a cat. It is one of those pet-owner musings, a conversation topic so dark that it inspired the title of a book by a mortician: “Would Fluffy eat me if I dropped dead?” The answer, according to […]

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The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year

The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! That’s Chinese for “Let’s get fat eating Chinese food!” 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 […]

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And My Favorite Christmas Gift Was…..

And My Favorite Christmas Gift Was…..

Asking me what my favorite Christmas gift this year is kinda like asking me which of my cats is my favorite. ANSWER: whichever one is on my lap at the moment. And right at this moment, my favorite Christmas gift is this cat scarf. THE. SOFTEST. SCARF. EVAH!!!! I know whereof I speak. I have […]

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Come for the Squirrel Underpants. Stay for the Cat Masks.

Come for the Squirrel Underpants. Stay for the Cat Masks.

I don’t visit the Archie McPhee website as often as I should, but it’s where I bought Skeezix’s tighty whiteys (aka squirrel underpants) so you know it’s a classy place. It’s been a while since I was over there, but I got an email from them regarding a new product, the cat head squirrel feeder. […]

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Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Is that Christmas check burning a hole in your pocket? If there’s a youngster in your house, you should buy Winter Cats, a charming new picture book authored by prolific children’s writer Janet Lawler and illustrated by Ela Smietanka. Here’s a peek: Willy is an indoor cat who’s never been outside. His family warns that […]

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12 Last-Minute Cat Gifts for Xmas Eve Delivery

12 Last-Minute Cat Gifts for Xmas Eve Delivery

There’s still time–at least if you’re an Amazon Prime member–to order wrapped gifts delivered before Christmas. But you’d better snap to it! Here are a couple that are ready to ship out for arrival on Tuesday. Looking for Hanukkah gifts? Lucky you! You’ve got all week! Click any image below to go to the product […]

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Can’t Find a Decent Cat Xmas Card? Jamie Shelman Has You Covered.

Can’t Find a Decent Cat Xmas Card? Jamie Shelman Has You Covered.

There’s still time to get some pawsome cat Christmas cards to send to your favorite fellow Cat Lady or Cat Guy. Jamie Shelman’s Dancing Cat has a bunch of ’em from which to choose. You won’t find great cards like this at your local Hallmark store! All cards are $4.95 (click image for purchase info). […]

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12 Catified Days of Christmas!

12 Catified Days of Christmas!

I’m not an over-the-top fan of the Christmas season like so many people are…for me, it’s a stressor I’d just as soon live without. Maybe part of that comes from never having gotten that Chatty Cathy doll I yearned for when I was a kid. A package of Fruit of the Looms just isn’t the […]

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Ian McKellen Converted to Catman

Ian McKellen Converted to Catman

Self-proclaimed “dog lover” Ian McKellen has decided to give felines a chance after watching the new movie Cats. The acting icon, who plays a role in the upcoming film adaptation of the popular musical, tweeted his official review: “A confession: I’ve never been a fan of cats,” he wrote. “Dogs for me every time, to look […]

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Kittehs! Show Off Your Bah Humbug Christmas Spirit!

Kittehs! Show Off Your Bah Humbug Christmas Spirit!

Having trouble getting into all that damned Christmas spirit? Tell the world how you feel for less than $20 with this cat-themed Christmas tee. Get it at Etsy… Please follow and like us:

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Can You Live Without This Elf Hat?

Can You Live Without This Elf Hat?

Only 23 more sleeps until Santa comes! Can you live without this elf hat? For $12 you can buy it on Etsy! Please follow and like us:

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25 Days to Go!

25 Days to Go!

Only 24 more sleeps until it’s time to rip open all of your Christmas pressies! But before you do, how about ordering some custom ornaments for that tree you’re planning on toppling? These ornaments crafted by the Kitty Cat Art Studio are made of polymer clay and customized to portray you or your fellow cats. […]

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MarcoPolo is Not Just a Pool Game

MarcoPolo is Not Just a Pool Game

[NOT a sponsored post! We saved up and bought this ourselves!] We are so done with Tab Cat’s Loc8tor pet tracking system. When it worked it was the pawsome-est. But inevitably, the transponder and/or the collar tabs went on the fritz after six months or so, despite new batteries and much futzing around with it. […]

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Bonnie Prince Charlie: Cat Guy

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Cat Guy

In the Lady Diana days, I was in the anti-Charles camp. Most were. But over the years, my Charles-stance has softened up. Not just because he was brave enough to step out in front of paparazzi in floral swim trunks but because he’s a passionate advocate of the environment and he is anti-global-warming. Also, as […]

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