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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Some Seriously Serious Scratching Posts!
[ 3 ] May 31, 2017 |

Some Seriously Serious Scratching Posts!

  Alexander Hagendorf builds some of the finest cat scratchers on the planet. I’m picky about our scratching posts. They have to sit solid on the floor so that the cat doesn’t pull it over atop himself when he goes to scratch. And they should look nice enough that we don’t have to hide it […]

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Good News Tewsday: The Job of Your Dreams is Here
[ 0 ] May 30, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: The Job of Your Dreams is Here

Your dream job is finally here. Could you pawsibly find a better gig than professional Cat Cuddler? Dublin, Ireland’s only feline veterinary clinic is seeking a professional Cat Cuddler with a soft voice, cat whispering ability and “gentle hands” ideal for stroking and petting the furry creatures “for long periods of time.” “We are considering a veterinary intern, a nurse position […]

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Captivating Wire Cat Scultures Delight and Excite
[ 0 ] May 25, 2017 |

Captivating Wire Cat Scultures Delight and Excite

Armed with nothing more than wire cutters, artist Elizabeth Berrien gives life to strands of steel wire in her life-size wire sculptures of cats, horses, birds, and other wildlife. Elizabeth describes her work and process: I start each wire sculpture by twisting together a pair of wires. Then another, and another… adding to the structure […]

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Good News Tewsday: Mellow Found 6 Years Later
[ 4 ] May 23, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Mellow Found 6 Years Later

This Good News Tewsday story happened right in our own backyard! A sweet, friendly tabby name Mellow will be traveling from California to Georgia this weekend to be reunited with his family, who he lost six years ago. Yep, you read that right. SIX years ago The Thomas family was stationed in the Bay Area […]

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Mancat Mancave: On Sale!
[ 1 ] May 20, 2017 |

Mancat Mancave: On Sale!

Was $329, now $247 for this Seussian felted mancat mancave.  It’s super-sized: Full hight 34.3” Width 17.3” Depth 14.6′ and each felted creation is made to order. She’s got quite a few more in a whimsical burst of color and style. This one is on sale for $82: You can even find one that’ll match […]

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How Do Cat Ladies Stack Up Against Woofie Owners? (INFOGRAPHIC)
[ 0 ] May 17, 2017 |

How Do Cat Ladies Stack Up Against Woofie Owners? (INFOGRAPHIC)

I love infographics. Toss a couple of cats in and I lap ’em up like buttermilk! This one is from our friends at Petfinder. My fave of these stats? 48% of cat owners claim their cats watch TV. For our boyz, it’s TV followed by YouTube videos. It’s a ritual. Homer and Reno (who are […]

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Good News Tewsday: It’s Official!
[ 2 ] May 16, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: It’s Official!

Yes, cat moms, it’s time to gloat over slobbering dog lovers: cats DO love us more than noms! New research from Oregon State University, published in Behavioural Processes, states that cats enjoy human contact more than they like eating. Yep. You read that right. Cats prefer chillaxin’ with humans to eating. The authors of the study […]

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Need a Sharknado Hat, Kittehs?
[ 5 ] May 10, 2017 |

Need a Sharknado Hat, Kittehs?

Once I got over the fact that this cat’s markings are remarkably similar to Rocky the Guttercat’s, I could ponder how really really badly I needed to get a sharknado hat for Tripper. Because the decision is not whether to buy him the sharknado hat, but whether to buy the solar system hat instead. Because […]

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Good News Tewsday: Treed Tasha is Freed
[ 0 ] May 9, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Treed Tasha is Freed

Tasha spent eleven days in a tree without food or water. The three-year-old Akron calico put the tree between herself and a randy tomcat, but having not mastered tree descent, in the tree she stayed. Her owner, 85-year-old Eva Schulze, tried to lure her down with stinky goodness, but Tasha remained in the boughs of the 40-foot […]

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Need a Cinco de Mayo Sombrero, Kittehs?
[ 2 ] May 4, 2017 |

Need a Cinco de Mayo Sombrero, Kittehs?

Seems I’m always a dollar short and a day late. This week is no exception: I failed to procure proper Cinco de Mayo headgear for my boys. And this sombrero woulda been PURRfect! The Stitched Adventures shop on Etsy has a delightful selection of kitty headgear, including pigtails (to go under a Viking helmet, purrhaps?), […]

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Good News Tewsday: Geezer Cat Rescue!
[ 4 ] May 2, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Geezer Cat Rescue!

Butterfly, a 15-year-old ginger tabby in Georgia, spent three days stuck in a tree. This indoor cat had escaped to the great outdoors when a darned woofie chased him up a tree. The petrified cat wouldn’t come down from his three-story high perch no way, no how. Even worse, he’d picked a tree surrounded by poison ivy. […]

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Good News Tewsday: Grand Rapids Gets Cat Yoga … and Soon, a Cat Cafe!
[ 0 ] April 25, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Grand Rapids Gets Cat Yoga … and Soon, a Cat Cafe!

This Sunday in Grand Rapids, the Happy Cat Cafe is hosting a pawpular cat yoga class. Soon, the entire cafe will be open, too. Happy Cat Cafe will be half gourmet coffee-shop, half cat adoption center. You’ll purchase a specialty coffee and bakery item and maybe pull out a good book (or a newspaper, so […]

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These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!
[ 1 ] April 23, 2017 |

These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!

I’ve never seen planters quite like these…fuzzy cat plant holders! (Click any image for the specific product page.) A tiny plastic pot is meant to go inside, so you don’t have muddy water leaking all over your furniture. It comes in practically any permutation of cat breed/color you can imagine. (She also does other cute […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: Ding Ding!
[ 0 ] April 20, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: Ding Ding!

RENO: These cats reely hafta werk for thare treets! HOMER: I think my way is better….just skreeming that I’m gonna faint if I don’t git chikken NOW NOW NOW! RENO: Hard to tell what’s more annoying, a bell dinging dinging dinging or you skreeming skreeming skreeming. HOMER: Either way, we both git the treets shuvelled in! RENO: I […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cats are Ready for 420
[ 0 ] April 18, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cats are Ready for 420

Good news for cats: no matter what state you live in, catnip is legal everywhere. And this cat is one of many this week gearing up for a raucous 420 celebration. He got “lost” (nudge nudge, wink wink) in a pet store, and found his way to the cat nip section where he kinda went […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: Porky Pine!
[ 0 ] April 13, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: Porky Pine!

HOMER: This moovey wuz a reel hit with the ladey. RENO: Yep, she’s watched it a gazillion times. HOMER: I have never sawed a kreecher that looks like a porky pine. RENO: He is kyoot, but I don’t think I’d wanna kerl up in my cat cup with him. He looks prikkly. HOMER: I don’t […]

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Scout Obi’s Furrarri Wins Cardwood Derby!
[ 2 ] April 12, 2017 |

Scout Obi’s Furrarri Wins Cardwood Derby!

In a feat of unmatched skill and determination, Obi became the first Cat Scout EVER to win back-to-back Cardwood Derbies. The Cardwood Derby is a Cat Scouts institution, with a trophy coveted by every cat who dons the uniform. Winning it requires steely determination, grit, endurance, and an ability to master the use of duct tape […]

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Good News Tewsday: Vets Get Assisted Feline Therapy
[ 1 ] April 11, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Vets Get Assisted Feline Therapy

Good News! Veterans in the Tucson AZ area are being purrvided with feline assisted therapy, courtesy of the “Meows for Military” program offered by The Hermitage, a no-kill shelter. Every Thursday, residents of the Community Living Center of the VA hospital get a chance to bond with the cats. Not many Mousebreath readers  would be surprised […]

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$18.65 Buys One of These Cutecutecute Cat Prints
[ 0 ] April 8, 2017 |

$18.65 Buys One of These Cutecutecute Cat Prints

If you’re looking to catify your crib, here’s an inexpensive way to do it. These prints by Australian artist Karsten Thomsen are colorful, whimsical, and just plain fun. Even better are her detailed descriptions of the creative process and inspiration for each work… drop by her Etsy shop and explore! The images are printed on […]

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IKEA’s Idea about Cat House Design
[ 0 ] April 5, 2017 |

IKEA’s Idea about Cat House Design

I’m not a shopper, not a mall rat. And, since I lost my sense o smell, IKEA’s cinnamon bun siren song no longer calls out to me. These days, I’m just there for the lutefisk pizza. So I was more than a little delighted a couple of weeks ago, when I stumbled across Homer drapes […]

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