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: 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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Cat Pee House Goes on the Market
[ 6 ] January 11, 2017 |

Cat Pee House Goes on the Market

You know the cat pee smell has to be pretty bad when the realtor leads with that in the listing. The property in Pacifica, CA, developed in 1990, was previously owned by a famous cat photographer, who in his later years had difficulty maintaining the home and attending to feline hygiene. He was an award-winning photojournalist […]

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Good News Tewsday: Cat Rescued from Garage Door Predicament
[ 5 ] January 10, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Cat Rescued from Garage Door Predicament

Bella found herself in a purrdicament. Last Wednesday, Bella’s neighbor in Ascension Parish, LA, called the sheriff to report that Bella was stuck in her garage door. When Deputy Mike Scott arrived, his heart sank. The grey and white moggie appeared to be squashed between the top of the garage door opening and the wall. “Never in […]

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Feeling Crafty? PURRform Paper Magic!
[ 5 ] January 4, 2017 |

Feeling Crafty? PURRform Paper Magic!

If your New Years Resolutions included feeding your creative soul, you might want to tackle this cat art project: Life size paper cat sculptures that emerge from your walls. I know what you’re thinking: NO WAY! That’s like a serious art project, not something some mommy blogger put together with spit and scotch tape and […]

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Good News Tewsday: Conductor Awarded for Unbelievable Cat Rescue
[ 0 ] January 3, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Conductor Awarded for Unbelievable Cat Rescue

2016 sucked. Hoping to make 2017 just a little bit better, Mousebreath is going to publish a feel-good feline story once a week in a new feature: Good News Tewsday. As a native Californian, I reach for the parka anytime it gets below about 50 degrees (so long as hot flashes don’t get in the […]

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This Old Dog Learned 10 New Tricks in 2016
[ 9 ] December 31, 2016 |

This Old Dog Learned 10 New Tricks in 2016

OK, well maybe not new tricks, exactly. But there were a few things I learned or relearned in 2016. After all, what’s one more? If you go to an adoption fair and the kitten you’re adopting has a littermate in the cage left behind, don’t think twice. Adopt the littermate, too, so they won’t miss out […]

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GIVEAWAY: Shop Cats of New York (by Tamar Arslanian)
[ 1 ] December 28, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY: Shop Cats of New York (by Tamar Arslanian)

One of my favorite cat books of 2016 is Shop Cats of New York, by Tamar Arslanian. In her inimitably funny, breezy style, she takes us on a tour of New York, visiting everything from bodegas to yoga studios to dry cleaners to hotels (and everything in between), documenting the cats who keep commerce alive […]

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GIVEAWAY: 3 Winners, 1-in-20 Odds
[ 1 ] December 22, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY: 3 Winners, 1-in-20 Odds

We’re giving away THREE ginormous tubs of Party Mix today. Entries are only open 24 hrs. Odds of winning are about 1-in-20. Your New Years pawty will be a hit if you let everycat know you’ve got a bottomless bowl of treats waiting for them! And Banzai is living proof that you can eat your weight […]

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GIVEAWAY! Pet Fusion Scratcher Lounge
[ 2 ] December 21, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY! Pet Fusion Scratcher Lounge

Mousebreath is hosting a bunch of giveaways between now and Christmas. We’re pretty excited about today’s prize. It’s a Pet Fusion scratcher/lounge/play structure that every single one of my cats is crazy about. It’s a super high quality design made of a dense, high grade of cardboard that lasts forever. Well, maybe not forever, but […]

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GIVEAWAY WEEK: Cat Pearl Stud Earrings
[ 1 ] December 20, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY WEEK: Cat Pearl Stud Earrings

Mousebreath is hosting a bunch of giveaways between now and Christmas. Today’s bounty is a pair of pearl cat earrings in a sterling silver setting: These earrings are made of pure solid silver, nickel free. Cute cat design is purrfect for everyday or fancy wear Packaged in elegant presentation box for gifting or safe keeping […]

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GIVEAWAY: Fancy Feast Holiday Ornament & Party Mix Party! #FancyFeastivities #ad
[ 3 ] December 19, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY: Fancy Feast Holiday Ornament & Party Mix Party! #FancyFeastivities #ad

Mousebreath is hosting a giveaway every day between now and Christmas to thank our readers for hanging out with us this year. Today we’re giving away the ultra-collectible Fancy Feast holiday ornament AND a 9-pack of Friskies Party Mix for your meowliday pawty! Fancy Feast believes that with intention and love, unique details can come […]

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GIVEAWAY WEEK: Tidy Cats #ThrowbackKittenWeek Giveaway #spons
[ 12 ] December 18, 2016 |

GIVEAWAY WEEK: Tidy Cats #ThrowbackKittenWeek Giveaway #spons

Today we’re giving away Tidy Cats litter with TidyLock™ Protection as part of its #ThrowbackKittenWeek celebration AND a custom artist’s portrait of your cat. 2016: The Year in Review As 2016 comes to a close, two themes for the year emerged: Kittens and Politics. For us, the disagreeable nature of election news was offset by the antics of […]

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Browser the Library Cat Has Job for Life!
[ 5 ] December 17, 2016 |

Browser the Library Cat Has Job for Life!

Browser the Library Cat has his job back–for life–after Elzie Clements, the city councilman who initially got him fired, was defeated in a landslide in November’s election. Clements’ final meeting as a member of the White Settlement City Council was Tuesday night. Browser has been a member of the staff of the White Settlement Public Library since he […]

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SpaceCats: It’s a Thing
[ 2 ] December 15, 2016 |

SpaceCats: It’s a Thing

Cats around the world have long dreamed, like kids in the 60s used to, of becoming astronautscats. Hubby used to hold Mao far above his head, Mao’s body stretched in Superman configuration, and glide through the house singing “Mao the Spacecat roams the universe. In search of shrimp, in search of shrimp, in search of […]

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32 Cat Christmas Gifts Under $10
[ 2 ] December 14, 2016 |

32 Cat Christmas Gifts Under $10

“I just don’t know what I’m going to do with all the money I have left over after Christmas shopping,” said no one ever. Whether your credit cards are maxed out or you just need a stocking stuffer, there are 32 gifts currently in the Mousebreath Holiday Gift Guide under $10. Some–like the “My Cat […]

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Flush $200 Down the Toilet Like a Turd With This Cat Toy Purchase
[ 11 ] December 13, 2016 |

Flush $200 Down the Toilet Like a Turd With This Cat Toy Purchase

I rarely (maybe never) publish negative product reviews because I recognize that even if my cats ignore something I’ve lovingly purchased for them, that doesn’t mean another cat won’t go crazy over it. Resist the Temptation But if the siren call of a cat exercise wheel beckons, stick in some earplugs and walk away. Seriously. […]

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Half-Off Sale at CatToys.com
[ 0 ] December 8, 2016 |

Half-Off Sale at CatToys.com

Whether you’re stuffing your kitteh’s stockings or looking for a Secret Santa gift, check out CatToys.com‘s 50% off sale, where you can get half off your ENTIRE shopping cart. No coupon needed. No, we’re not getting paid for an ad, it’s just one of our favorite go-to spots for cat toys, and hey, HALF OFF! […]

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20 Cat Stocking Stuffers Under $5
[ 4 ] December 6, 2016 |

20 Cat Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Have you emptied your pockets looking for Christmas shopping money only to see nothing but cat hair floating to the floor? Well, these gifts can’t be paid for in cat hair, but they’re inexpensive enough that you can raid your couch cushions for spare change and buy them with the proceeds. After all, at one […]

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16 Ways to Catify Your Holiday Yard Decorations
[ 0 ] December 4, 2016 |

16 Ways to Catify Your Holiday Yard Decorations

Of all the pre-Christmas weekends, this one and next one are the busiest for putting up yard decorations. But have YOU incorporated CATS into your holiday yard decor? If not, here are a few items guaranteed to tell everyone who drives by that Cat Rule/Dogs Drool during the holiday season. Most are less than $20; only […]

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