Category: Good News Tewsday

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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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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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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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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Good News Tewsday: Oreo Scores Rest Home Job!
[ 3 ] April 4, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Oreo Scores Rest Home Job!

Oreo, a handsome tuxie who heads the staff at a Cleveland, OH nursing home recently exploded in fame online after his employer published a youtube video purrmoting his work. “Oreo found us,” says Dana Carns, director of advancement at St. Augustine Health Ministries. She wandered in to the facility about five years ago. She quickly […]

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Good News Tewsday: Baseball is Going to the Cats… and Their Cat Guys
[ 1 ] March 28, 2017 |

Good News Tewsday: Baseball is Going to the Cats… and Their Cat Guys

Birds and Cats: they go together like steak and potatoes, like bacon and eggs…. right? Nothing proves the analogy more apt that with this pairing of the NY Yankees’ Greg Bird, and Mr Delicious, his beloved Sphynx cat. Through Friday, Bird had six home runs in Spring Training, and a .432 batting average, which he has […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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