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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Cats Poised to Win America’s Got Talent’s $1 Mil. Prize

Cats Poised to Win America’s Got Talent’s $1 Mil. Prize

The Savitsky Cats are in purrfect pawsition to win this season’s million dollar prize on America’s Got Talent. They’ve already set the interwebs ablaze over their amazing purrformance. Yes, they were a sensation. One of the acts following them was probably heard to say, “Those cats have got it in the bad. There’s no reason […]

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Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Are you a kitteh who’s always wanted to drive Toonces? You may get your chance–in a trammy sort of way–by driving a trolley across a hand-drawn landscape. Short Trip by Australian artist Alexander Perrin is an interactive illustration in which you drive a tram for cats as it rumbles up and down the hand-drawn mountains. […]

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Free Collars and a Year of Free Litter from Dr Elseys

Free Collars and a Year of Free Litter from Dr Elseys

Act quickly, and you can get a free breakaway cat collar from Dr Elsey’s Cat Litter in specially marked 40-lb bags. It’s part of a purrmotion to encourage people with indoor cats to put collars on them to decrease the number of lost pets. Even if your cat is microchipped, if she’s lost, a reunion […]

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Tay Swift’s Cats Star in Deadpool

Tay Swift’s Cats Star in Deadpool

OK, maybe it’s a stretch to say they’re the stars of the show, but Taylor Swift’s cats, Olivia and Meredith, make an appearance in Deadpool 2. Taken to Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters to be nursed back to health, Ryan Reynolds’ character, Wade, ends up wearing an Olivia/Meredith t-shirt that boasts, “Olivia and Meredith, Friends Furrrrever.” […]

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10 Urban Art Cats Around the World

10 Urban Art Cats Around the World

There are few things as fun as happening upon a cat sculpture or art piece while exploring a new city. So as you plan your summer vacation, how ’bout heading for a destination that features some urban cat art? Here are ten to consider…. The sculpture above is “Cats on the steps” in the UK. […]

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Aussie Cat Missing 14 Years Reunited with Family

Aussie Cat Missing 14 Years Reunited with Family

After disappearing from her home when she was 4 years old, this cat spent the next 14 years as a feral on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Yes, you read that right. FOURTEEN YEARS! But the story has a happy ending, and Her family, who assumed the cat had died after failing to find her […]

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Why Does Scooter Rhyme with Neuter?

Why Does Scooter Rhyme with Neuter?

Wanna be a cool cat? Here’s how. Boy bits and ladyboxes are nuthin but trouble. Enter Scooter and Marmelade who brilliantly demonstrate the upside of spay/neuter. (Points to the creative team who found rhymes for ovaries and testicles.)

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Cheap Cat Crap of Which My Cats Never Tire

Cheap Cat Crap of Which My Cats Never Tire

You know what I’m talking about. You buy the bestest, hottest new new thing and your cat LOVES it for about 37 minutes and then refuses to even look at or sniff it thereafter. Unless it’s to give it a sniff of disgust when you’re looking. But once every year or two I run across […]

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13 Adorable Cats No Cat Lady Can Live Without

13 Adorable Cats No Cat Lady Can Live Without

U.K. artist Anne Adkins’ Etsy Shop, Jewellery FurKeeps, is chock full of sterling silver made-to-order cat jewelry (with some sloths, guinnea pigs and moose thrown in for good measure). She says: My love to draw animals from childhood all came together several years ago when I began making jewellery and realised the two were a […]

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Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Toby Walked 12 Miles to Get Back to the Family That Hated Him

Grab a hankie. Toby the Cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore. They rehomed him. Toby got confused. Why did his people leave him behind in somebody else’s house? So he quickly exited and walked the 12-miles back to his home. But his old family was done with him. They took the 7-year-old cat to the […]

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Kit-Tea Teatime!

Kit-Tea Teatime!

I’m more of a coffee drinker, but I absolutely love teapots that do double duty as works of art. Even better if they’re catified! Here are a few that could almost convince me to forsake lattes for Earl Grey: This Chester the Cat Teapot is $23.09 This colorful and cheery Romero Britto cat teapot is….. […]

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Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

Free Tree Planting to Memorialize Your Cats

In the last few years, a couple of services have been launched that provide alternatives to the standard bury-Fluffy-in-the-backyard or keep-Fluffy’s-ashes-in-an-urn-on-the-mantle solutions. One of these is Rooted Now, and as a purrmotion, you don’t need to make a purchase; they will plant a free tree in Fluffy’s memory in a local park or National Forest. You […]

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Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

The Troy, Michigan Police Dept. is recruiting kittens for its first-ever ‘Feline Unit’ Five kittens and one adult cat are in contention to be what TPD says will be the first-ever police cat in its new Feline Unit. The winner of this pawsition will be selected today. It all began on March 6th, when Troy […]

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26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

26-year-old Shelter Cat Misses the Ride to the Sausage Factory

GOOD NEWS TEWSDAY! A 26-year-old cat is getting a new lease on life after a foster home decided to “take a chance” on him. The elderly cat, named Thomas, was surrendered to the Baltimore County Animal Shelter last month after his owner was no longer able to care for him. A 26-year-old cat with senior […]

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Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

Cat Missing 14 Yrs. Reunited with Owner

This might convince you to chip your cat if you haven’t already. T2 (short for Thomas Jr.) went missing 14 years ago just after Hurricane Jeanne. His owner, Perry Martin, moved in with a friend right after the storm and a few days later, T2 escaped. Despite extensive efforts to locate him, Martin was unsuccessful. Martin had […]

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World’s Smallest Wild Cat Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

World’s Smallest Wild Cat Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

There are a few wild cats with whom I am completely enchanted and intrigued, eager to learn more. There’s the Pallas’s Cat who has an owl-like countenance when viewed at the right angle, the rusty spotted cat that can fit in the palm of your hand, and the sand cat who lives in the desert. […]

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2 Cats Missing after Cat Café  Burglarized

2 Cats Missing after Cat Café Burglarized

Cat Town, the beloved cat café and adoption shelter in Oakland (the first cat café opened in the U.S.), suffered a break-in Thursday night, necessitating what turned out to be a dramatic cat rescue. The intruder was captured on video throwing a brick through a window and entering the shelter at 1:22 a.m., according to […]

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Cat-Saving Hero’s Retirement Project

Cat-Saving Hero’s Retirement Project

He’s rescued 147 cats since December 2014. Just a couple of days after retiring, Randall Kolb discovered what he would do in his sunset years: rescue cats stuck in trees. No, he wasn’t an arborist or climber; he was a tech guy with no tree climbing experience. He saw a cat stuck in a tree […]

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The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

The Kitten Nobody Wanted Finds Home of His Dreams

When a loving 10-month-old cat named Ivan was repeatedly passed up for adoption during his time at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston, the staff at the shelter knew it was time to give the special needs kitty the spotlight he so deserved. In a press release, the MSPCA-Angell explained that this “super social” feline was surrendered […]

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You’ll Never Believe Some of These Love Cats!

You’ll Never Believe Some of These Love Cats!

We guarantee you that within this list of 45 people are some you never knew were cat lovers. And a few even dress their cats in natty attire. Hope you’ll find a few surprises! Katy Perry – Her cat is called Kitty Purry and she missed him so much on tour her staff had to find […]

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