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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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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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:

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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!

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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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