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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Firehouse Cat Saves Firemen

A South Carolina tabby whose orange coat mimics the flames his firefighting pals extinguish is being hailed as their savior. The firefighters at the Belmont Fire Department in Greenville rescued “Flame” a couple of years ago when they found him near the firehouse, scared and skinny as a rail. Firefighter engineer Jordan Lide won’t forget […]

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9 Whimsical Gloombuster Cats

You’ll be dead of the kyoot when you see these charming knit cats by OlgaMareeva. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was that I should buy up a bunch and make a stop motion animation movie with them… those faces! They’re made of high quality angora and mohair yarn and stuffed […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wee Kitten Rescued from Golden Gate Bridge

A ginger and white kitten was rescued from the median of the Golden Gate Bridge by a pair of kindly California Highway Patrol officers last week. Shortly, he’ll be up for adoption. I used to cross the Golden Gate Bridge daily (I even walked in the middle of the roadway in 1987 for the 50th […]

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12 Vintage Ceramic Cats Eager to be Adopted!

Today we found some (mostly) mid-century ceramic cat figures that need adopting! Click any photo for purchase info (prices subject to change.) These are mid-century Holt Howard repros. In the 60s, knockoffs of the Holt Howard Cozy Kittens were the rage, and MIJ copies sprouted like mushrooms. Now they are nearly as collectible as the […]

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Good News Tewsday: SFSPCA Embraces Cats’ True Nature with Innovative Feeding Style

Anyone who’s watched “My Cat From Hell” is familiar with Jackson Galaxy’s mantra: “HUNT. CATCH. KILL. EAT.” It what is in the cat’s nature to do, and thwarting those instincts is at the root of many behavioral problems that cats exhibit… problems that land many of them back in the shelter. Keeping your cat indoors, […]

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35-lb Ginger Tabby Finds New Home

In today’s Good News Tewsday episode, we take a look at Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin of Mount Rainier, Maryland, who are the proud new parents of a 35-lb orange tabby named Symba. “He is lovely. He is a really sweet guy,” Berkeley, 31, told ABC News. “There were a bunch of news stories about […]

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Came for the Hooligan, Stayed for the Devilishly Cute Cats!

What are the odds…. a cat hooligan appearing in a targeted ad as I am sashaying my way across the interwebs? Well, of COURSE I had to investigate! The Hooligan Pin is handmade of a zinc alloy and hard enamel, then hand polished. Each pin is stamped with a artist’s logo (Daria’s personal trademark) and […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wee Ginger Kitten Extricated from Tesla Bumper

Usually, when you own a high purrformance auto, the engine purrs like a kitten. But not a Tesla. In a Tesla you get nuthin in the way of engine noise. Which is why one Tesla Model X owner was befuddled by kitty sounds inside his car. He was able to identify the locus of the […]

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2000-yr-old Cat Pawprint Excavated

Archaeologists have unearthed a sophisticated Roman town once home to wealthy settlers underneath Britain’s oldest road. Among the treasure trove of objects was a purrfect cat paw print preserved in clay tile. At about 2000 years old, it may be the oldest cat paw print ever found. The settlement was discovered at the Scotch Corner […]

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Geezer Cat Scores Lavish Quinceañera

I think this should become a “thing” for all cats reaching their 15th birthdays. Are you with me on this? Miss Luna Olavarria was recently feted with a Quinceañera when she reached her 15th purrthday. The lavish celebration included outfitting Luna with a Quinceañera gown and crown.   The lavish celebration included a feast with plenty of […]

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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

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

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

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!

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)

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!

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?

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

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?

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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