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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Good News Tewsday: Boston SWAT Cat Gets Fancy New Condo
[ 1 ] March 21, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Boston SWAT Cat Gets Fancy New Condo

May I get a round of app-paws for Officer Jamie Pietroski and the Boston SWAT team, who recently gifted their resident stray cat with a fancy new condo? The cat, a calico known as “SWAT Cat,” has been fed and cared for by Boston’s SWAT unit since 2013. They decided she needed a crib to call her […]

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Good News Tewsday: Win for Amur Leopards and Siberian Tigers
[ 0 ] March 14, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Win for Amur Leopards and Siberian Tigers

Chinese government officials have approved plans to establish a mammouth national park in its Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. The park will provide a sanctuary for two big cats endemic to the area who are perilously close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian (or Amur) tiger. Part of China’s new national park system, it […]

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GIVEAWAY (3 Winners): Who Rescued Who? Win Rescued vol. 2
[ 2 ] March 9, 2017 |

GIVEAWAY (3 Winners): Who Rescued Who? Win Rescued vol. 2

In Rescued Volume 2: The Healing Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes, twelve cats share their rescue stories. It’s a feel-good book that will leave you laughing and every couple of pages, reaching for a hankie. Part of the proceeds from sales of the book go to rescue organizations selected by the authors. One of the […]

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Good News Tewsday: Percy’s Survival Miracle
[ 2 ] March 7, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Percy’s Survival Miracle

Percy is a truck-drivin’ tabby based in the Midwest. This week he became something of a Facebook star when his dad, Paul Robertson, described Percy’s most recent adventure. Robertson, a St. Paul truck driver, was sleeping off a nasty case of food poisoning in his truck, parked at a truck stop in Eaton, Ohio. When […]

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10 Cat Quilts Take Bite from Winter’s Chill
[ 0 ] March 1, 2017 |

10 Cat Quilts Take Bite from Winter’s Chill

On my bucket list: making cat art quilts. Unfortunately, it will remain a bucket list item for my foreseeable future, because life gets in the way of dreams, and the closest I’ll get to a cat art quilt in a long while is looking longingly at one on Etsy. Here are ten of my faves. […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cats Don’t Make You Crazy!
[ 0 ] February 28, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cats Don’t Make You Crazy!

This just in: Cats are not linked to an increased risk of mental illness. (note to self: cancel shrink appt.) You may recall some recent research that suggested that cat stewardship makes you crazy because cats are host to Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii). The parasite, commonly found in cat crap, is linked to mental health problems […]

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Letterpress Cards are the Cat’s Meow
[ 1 ] February 25, 2017 |

Letterpress Cards are the Cat’s Meow

I’m a letterpress addict. Letterpress is a technique of relief printing that uses a printing press in a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against the paper surface. In an electronic world, it is sadly a lost art. Mejiro Graphics is keeping letterpress–and cats!– alive […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: Birds!
[ 0 ] February 24, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: Birds!

RENO: This one made me hungry! HOMER: Yah. So many berdz, so little time! RENO: Thare wuz lots of diffrint berdz. I dunno if they wuz all good eetin’ berdz. But they shur looked yummy! HOMER: At first, I thot the movie wud be a dud cuz the berdz at the beginning wuz not all brite pritty […]

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At the Movies with Homereno: That HAIR!
[ 2 ] February 17, 2017 |

At the Movies with Homereno: That HAIR!

RENO: This week’s moovey wuz kind of a horrerr moovey. HOMER: I’m glad yoo hided my eyes thru part of it, bro. RENO: I watched it thru one eye. This is a moovey about an oringe-faced alien hoo takes over the country. HOMER: Frum whut I could see, he wusn’t a happy alien like Mork […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cat Hero Saves Family in Fire
[ 1 ] February 14, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cat Hero Saves Family in Fire

A Hero Cat in the Alberta community of Clairmont put the bitey on his owner to wake her up and alert her to a house fire in progress. At first, she just thought Fluffy was poking her to get an early breakfast, but smoke soon enveloped them and they fled the house. In the quote of […]

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Act Fast! Still Time to Buy a OOAK Cat Valentine!
[ 0 ] February 7, 2017 |

Act Fast! Still Time to Buy a OOAK Cat Valentine!

We get it. We know you’re sad that Skeezix the Cat Valentines are not available for purchase. But don’t despair… and don’t wait until the last minute when your only choice for a Valentine’s Card will be on the chewing tobacco rack at your corner 7-11. Here are 20 hand-crafted cards that will surprise and delight their […]

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Good News Tewsday: Ollie the Escape Artist Back at National Zoo
[ 1 ] February 7, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Ollie the Escape Artist Back at National Zoo

Ollie the bobcat, who escaped from the National Zoo in Washington, DC last week, was located after three long days on the lam. She was found on zoo property. The wild cat, who is only a whisker larger than my 22-lb tabby, Tripper, most likely climbed through a small opening in the mesh net around her […]

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Punxsutawney Phil Says “40% OFF at TRIPLE T!”
[ 1 ] February 2, 2017 |

Punxsutawney Phil Says “40% OFF at TRIPLE T!”

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, so you’d better put on your mittens, kittens! What better place to find those mittens than at Triple T Studios, where they’re holding a Groundhog Day Sale! You can save 40% on all purchases with your coupon code: Winter6. OK, they aren’t mittens, but gloves… but you’ll LOVE […]

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Good News Tewsday: Bronx Cat Burglar’s Criminal Adventure
[ 4 ] January 31, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Bronx Cat Burglar’s Criminal Adventure

A one-eared flamepoint in the Bronx is happy and healthy today because he took the risk of breaking into a stranger’s apartment to get help. Kenia Castellanos, who runs the Hudson Valley branch of animal advocacy group Empty Cages Collective (ECC) explained that the cat entered a stranger’s apartment through an open window. Now named Zebro, […]

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The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year
[ 1 ] January 28, 2017 |

The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. 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 toward true enlightenment, kittehs, by […]

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12 Va-Va-Va-Voomy Valentine Ideas for Cat Lovers
[ 1 ] January 25, 2017 |

12 Va-Va-Va-Voomy Valentine Ideas for Cat Lovers

With all the vitriol in the air this week, it’s time we focused on something sweeter — like Valentine’s Day. Yep, it’s just around the corner. Here are a dozen hand-crafted card and gift ideas for you, your SO and your kitty to get yourself focused on a kinder, gentler February. Sweetheart Sweater $29.14 Jamie […]

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Good News Tewsday: Wild Cat Trafficking Outlawed in UAE
[ 2 ] January 24, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Wild Cat Trafficking Outlawed in UAE

  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has passed a law banning the private ownership and trade of wild and dangerous animals, including cheetahs, tigers, and lions. Those keeping these animals as pets and status symbols will be subject to a $136,000 fine or jail. Anyone seen in public walking his exotic pet–taking your cheetah for […]

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Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!
[ 3 ] January 18, 2017 |

Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!

I’m fascinated with paper art, especially the amazing things that can now be done with laser cutting and 3D design. And I’ve always get excited by stationery stores and pop-up books. So I was enchanted by the CNN video below about LovePop Cards, a company said to be revolutionizing the greeting card business with its […]

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Good News Tewsday: Thomas Jefferson’s Bad Day
[ 4 ] January 17, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Thomas Jefferson’s Bad Day

Thomas Jefferson had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. The day started off well enough, with his usual breakfast of Fancy Feast sliced turkey in gravy. But it was downhill from there. Way downhill. He was up doing his usual exploring and defense of the perimeter of his house from the roof, 3 […]

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My Cat’s Famous Because of a Failing Pile of Garbage
[ 0 ] January 12, 2017 |

My Cat’s Famous Because of a Failing Pile of Garbage

You can now get this bumper sticker, part of a BuzzFeed product line created to fire back at Donald Trump, who, in an uncharacteristically childish rant,* called the website a “failing pile of garbage” during a press conference yesterday. BuzzFeed executives vollied back with “I know you are, but what am I?” and “Takes one […]

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