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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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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12 Catified Days of Christmas!

12 Catified Days of Christmas!

I’m not an over-the-top fan of the Christmas season like so many people are…for me, it’s a stressor I’d just as soon live without. Maybe part of that comes from never having gotten that Chatty Cathy doll I yearned for when I was a kid. A package of Fruit of the Looms just isn’t the […]

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Ian McKellen Converted to Catman

Ian McKellen Converted to Catman

Self-proclaimed “dog lover” Ian McKellen has decided to give felines a chance after watching the new movie Cats. The acting icon, who plays a role in the upcoming film adaptation of the popular musical, tweeted his official review: “A confession: I’ve never been a fan of cats,” he wrote. “Dogs for me every time, to look […]

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Kittehs! Show Off Your Bah Humbug Christmas Spirit!

Kittehs! Show Off Your Bah Humbug Christmas Spirit!

Having trouble getting into all that damned Christmas spirit? Tell the world how you feel for less than $20 with this cat-themed Christmas tee. Get it at Etsy…

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Can You Live Without This Elf Hat?

Can You Live Without This Elf Hat?

Only 23 more sleeps until Santa comes! Can you live without this elf hat? For $12 you can buy it on Etsy!

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25 Days to Go!

25 Days to Go!

Only 24 more sleeps until it’s time to rip open all of your Christmas pressies! But before you do, how about ordering some custom ornaments for that tree you’re planning on toppling? These ornaments crafted by the Kitty Cat Art Studio are made of polymer clay and customized to portray you or your fellow cats. […]

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MarcoPolo is Not Just a Pool Game

MarcoPolo is Not Just a Pool Game

[NOT a sponsored post! We saved up and bought this ourselves!] We are so done with Tab Cat’s Loc8tor pet tracking system. When it worked it was the pawsome-est. But inevitably, the transponder and/or the collar tabs went on the fritz after six months or so, despite new batteries and much futzing around with it. […]

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Bonnie Prince Charlie: Cat Guy

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Cat Guy

In the Lady Diana days, I was in the anti-Charles camp. Most were. But over the years, my Charles-stance has softened up. Not just because he was brave enough to step out in front of paparazzi in floral swim trunks but because he’s a passionate advocate of the environment and he is anti-global-warming. Also, as […]

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Lights (and Cat Cups) Out!

Lights (and Cat Cups) Out!

We had our power shut off three times last month due to the wildfire danger in California. It sucked. But it was worse on the cats than it was on us. No power meant no heated cat cups and the water fountain was just a plain ol’ water dish. Well, for the first blackout that […]

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15% off Your Cuddle Clone: But You Hafta Hurry for Xmas!

15% off Your Cuddle Clone: But You Hafta Hurry for Xmas!

By now you’ve heard of Cuddle Clones–those amazing stuffed animals custom made to look like a cherished pet. Now you can get 15% off. If it sounds too good to be true, there’s a catch. You have to order right away to get this custom made clone of your cat in time for Christmas gift […]

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5 Halloween Costumes Your Cat Will Hate You For

5 Halloween Costumes Your Cat Will Hate You For

Halloween is nearly here, kittehs! Time to get serious about your costume. Here are a few you might not yet have seen…click the image for purchase information.   (Yes, it’s a peacock…) And yes, this lucky cat is wearing a OOAK tardis.

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Watch Cat People!

Watch Cat People!

A new documentary explores the relationship between humans and cats…and it’s terrific! Covering cats and cat lovers from around the world, it’s a must-see for anyone who considers their furry roommates part of the family. And, Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther is featured, demonstrating catification. You can rent Cat People on Amazon for the low low […]

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Charming Vintage-y Cat Art Prints

Charming Vintage-y Cat Art Prints

Arna Miller is an illustrator/print maker/graphic designer out of Denver whose work is often pawpulated with cats. She just released a group of cat prints that look like something from 1893, very Victorian, sweetly absurd. Her most recent show–Stop Pouring Gasoline on the Fire, and Other Stories About Cats–opened at the Spoke Art Gallery in […]

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Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

You can’t start planning your Halloween costume too early, kittehs, and the cat lovers on Etsy have a bunch of costume ideas guaranteed to score you plenty of treats! Here are a few of our picks–prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. If you’re like us, you have at least one little devil […]

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Meet Shyama Golden, Cat Painter

Meet Shyama Golden, Cat Painter

Shyama Golden is an artist, illustrator, and designer living in New York. Working in oil and acrylics as well as digital mediums, her work can be mysterious and playful, marked by surrealist and magic realist elements..and sometimes, CATS! In her art you can see a little bit of Kahlo, a sprinkle of Dali, and maybe […]

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Pussycat Panties!

Pussycat Panties!

If you’d like your significant other to grab your you-know-what, these underpants’ll get ‘er done. Tight little stairmaster butt not included. But wait! There’s more! There’s a bra to go with!  The underpants are $17; the matching bra is $32.

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Before the Interwebs, There Was Walter Chandoha

Before the Interwebs, There Was Walter Chandoha

Walter Chandoha took about 90,000 photos of cats in his lifetime. He died earlier this year at the age of 98. His work defined the cute cat photo genre in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, long before Icanhascheezburger and #catsofinstagram. You are no doubt familiar with one of his most famous images: But there are […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Get the Jump on Christmas!

It’s Never Too Early to Get the Jump on Christmas!

Costco has had all their Christmas stuff up for a couple of months now, so what are you waiting for? We have at least one tree ornament for each of our cats, past and present. Those who loved playing under the tree so much eventually end up sitting atop it. These sweet custom ornaments created […]

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