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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Cat Week Tonight with John Oliver

Cat Week Tonight with John Oliver

One of the highlights of my week is watching John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, and it’s not just because I’m an anglophile enchanted by anyone with a British accent. I also love Brits who’ve mastered American accents (Michael Sheen, Damian Lewis, Hugh Laurie, etc. etc.). This week I was delighted that CATS were a […]

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Is Betty the New Grumpy Cat?

Is Betty the New Grumpy Cat?

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many TV production studios have had to temporarily shut down, but that doesn’t mean viewers have to do without their favorite shows and news broadcasts. From famous musicians’ home concerts to John Krasinski’s “Some Good News/SGN” YouTube show, many celebrities are broadcasting from the comfort of their homes during […]

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Meet the Pallas’s Cat

Meet the Pallas’s Cat

Today is Pallas’s Cat Day, and I’ll bet it’s a wild cat about which you know very little. That’s okay. Neither do many scientists. The Pallas’s cat has been classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since 2002, negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting. It is native to the […]

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Quarantine in Affordable Catified Style!

Quarantine in Affordable Catified Style!

Did you ditch too many cute cat clothes during a ruthless quarantine-boredom-busting binge of spring cleaning? Need to wear something besides that ratty college logo top for Zoom meetings with your office mates? Wary about spending big bux with everyone’s financial future in limbo? We gotcha covered. Not JUST covered, but covered in cute cat […]

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Why Cat Owners Feel Short-Changed

Why Cat Owners Feel Short-Changed

Cat owners feel there’s a significant lack of products designed specifically with cats and cat owners in mind, according to a survey by Cat Person, a New York-based brand founded just this past March. Cat Person officials said that they conducted the national survey of 1,000 cat owners to better understand the attitudes, challenges and […]

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Covid Win: No More Eating Cats in Shenzhen

Covid Win: No More Eating Cats in Shenzhen

Out of the gloomy morass in which we are currently immersed, it is especially uplifting to know that some good is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, I said GOOD! This week, Shenzhen became the first city in China to ban the consumption and trade of dogs and cats as part of its new […]

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Cover Your Face with Cats!

Cover Your Face with Cats!

First, we were told not to wear masks unless we were symptomatic of covid-19. Now everyone is now being encouraged to wear one. But if you don’t have one, it’s unlikely you can scuttle down to CVS and buy one; most places are out of stock. Why wear one? Well, my brother-in-law (who teaches medicine, […]

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Cats Catch Covid-19

Cats Catch Covid-19

Need any more incentive to stay the heck at home and avoid getting the virus? According to the South China Morning Post, a pet cat has tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong after being infected with the virus by its owner. The cat is the second domestic cat to be diagnosed with the virus. […]

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Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

It’s not news that social media, clickbait headlines, and others often exploit human emotions to generate interest. One major way human emotions are exploited is via “cute” photos, videos, and memes. Scientists are exploring how cuteness encourages people to share information, good or bad, shaping perceptions that could influence public opinion. The Office of Naval […]

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Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Felicia’s Etsy site features several different categories of original cat art. Our fave category is Cat Paintings. These whimsical epictions are spot on and will put a smile on your face during this difficult time. Click any image to go to its product page.

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10 Cat Hair Forks for the Best Messy Buns Ever!!!

10 Cat Hair Forks for the Best Messy Buns Ever!!!

Cat Hair Forks, anyone? After I grew my hair out this year, I found myself in need of something to hold my hair in place when I pulled it up into a bun. Etsy to the rescue! They have a nice selection of cat-themed hair forks that are guaranteed conversation starters. Check ’em out below!

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Anthony Hopkins’ Own Piano Cat

Anthony Hopkins’ Own Piano Cat

@AnthonyHopkins tweeted a vid of himself playing piano for his cat while the two are holed up at home under our state’s mandatory lockdown. “Niblo is making sure I stay healthy and demands I entertain him in exchange… cats”: No Hannibal Lecter vibes here! It’s feel-good footage purrfect for a time when so many are […]

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Humans Learn Where Cats Go When They’re Outside

Humans Learn Where Cats Go When They’re Outside

The goal of the massive international Cat Tracker project was simple: find out where pet cats go when they’re outside. Researchers have tried to tackle this question in the past, either by following cats on foot (good luck with that…!) or by putting radio-transmitters on collars around cats’ necks, but Cat Tracker was singular in […]

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The. Saddest. PURRthday. Pawty. EVER.

The. Saddest. PURRthday. Pawty. EVER.

Monique, a stunning 2-year-old Maine Coon, was hoping to celebrate her second birthday with a loving family, but instead, she partied alone, not in a furever home. According to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a U.K.-based animal rescue, Monique has been at the rescue’s South London shelter for over 115 days. (That’s way longer in […]

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Sushi Baldwin-Bieber Found in Food Network Star’s Backyard

Sushi Baldwin-Bieber Found in Food Network Star’s Backyard

Justin Bieber’s cat Sushi has returned home after an incredible 3-week journey, and though the kitty’s meow sounds sad … the family’s happy he’s home. Sushi wandered into Food Network chef Sandra Lee’s backyard looking emaciated but very sweet. She took him in, fed him and cleaned him up (and removed some porcupine quills), then […]

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Before Cats Dominated Instagram There Were Cyanotypes

Before Cats Dominated Instagram There Were Cyanotypes

120 years before cats dominated YouTube and organized to one day achieve world domination, they were the subject of one very adoring photographer. Recently, a family member reached out to YouTuber Mathieu Stern with a fun fact: There was possibly a time capsule hidden in his old family home. The photography experiment-focused video-maker looked into […]

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Tubby Tabby Vying for Pawsition as a Weight Watchers Spokescat

Tubby Tabby Vying for Pawsition as a Weight Watchers Spokescat

Things are looking up for Wilford, who has just landed a forever home after being surrendered to a shelter in December by someone who was no longer able to care for him. This hefty D.C.-area cat went viral over his adorable face and exceedingly chonky appearance has no just landed a new home–he has landed […]

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Unclear on the Concept: Cat Breaks INTO Prison

Unclear on the Concept: Cat Breaks INTO Prison

Curiosity got the better of one cat in northwest England who broke into a prison. But the poor puss, called Padfoot, ended up having to be rescued after stranding himself on a 25-foot-high razor-wire fence some 164-feet inside the security perimeter of Haverigg Prison in Millom, Cumbria. Welfare workers for the Royal Society for the Prevention […]

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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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