Category: News

Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY
[ 2 ] August 16, 2017 |

Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Cats seeking a more adventurous life might look to a torbie in New York for inspiration. The daredevil feline found her way onto the train tracks at the Rockaway Ave. station in Bedford Sty. She timed it well: the rescue operation commenced at 7:30 am, and took about a half hour. Morning commuters on the […]

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Firehouse Cat Saves Firemen
[ 0 ] July 10, 2017 |

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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2000-yr-old Cat Pawprint Excavated
[ 2 ] June 8, 2017 |

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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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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Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?
[ 4 ] March 22, 2017 |

Is There a Cardwood Derby Trophy in Your Future?

Cats across the globe are madly ordering cardwood boxes from Amazon in an attempt to build the winning vehicle in this year’s Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby. Competition is friendly, but fierce. At stake is a purrsonalized trophy, the envy of your peers, and eternal fame. Rules are simple. You must design and build a vehicle […]

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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Cat Blogosphere Mourns Sammy Kimmel
[ 5 ] December 2, 2016 |

Cat Blogosphere Mourns Sammy Kimmel

With profound sadness, Cat Scouts around the world today bid farewell to one of their finest Sabertooth Scouts, Scout Sammy Kimmel, who departed for The Bridge. Scout Sammy had climbed to the pinnacle of Cat Scouts success. Head of the Worldwide Wildcats, he achieved the Sabertooth rank, was a member of the Order of the Arrowhead, […]

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NZ Woman Dies Rescuing Cat from Tree
[ 0 ] November 30, 2016 |

NZ Woman Dies Rescuing Cat from Tree

Gaylene Dunn, a 54-year-old New Zealand cat lover, recently died from an injury sustained while rescuing her beloved cat Tinker from a tree. No, she didn’t fall from the upper reaches of a sky-high eucalyptus. Her foot got stuck in the V of a lance tree just a foot or so from its base. Trapped […]

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Honor Vets Through Pets for Vets & Dogs on Deployment #spons
[ 0 ] November 11, 2016 |

Honor Vets Through Pets for Vets & Dogs on Deployment #spons

What better act can you perform to thank our veterans for their service than help ensure their pets are cared for during their service commitments and provide companion animals for veterans who need them? Purina is honoring veterans this month by donating $100,000 to two organizations dedicated to the military and their pets. Here’s Where […]

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RIP Jeter Harris
[ 9 ] November 4, 2016 |

RIP Jeter Harris

Da Grate Jeter Harris made his way to the Rainbow Bridge this week, and I am devastated. I last saw Jeter three weeks ago. I’ve stayed at his house many times, but he’d always been wary of me. If I was lucky, if I got up in the middle of the night to pee he’d […]

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Texas Library Cat: You’re Fired!
[ 7 ] October 27, 2016 |

Texas Library Cat: You’re Fired!

Whisper, a library cat in Mabank, a town 54 miles southeast of Dallas, has been unceremoniously fired, and residents are working a petition to get her reinstated. The city of Mabank recently took over management of the Tri-County Library after 25 years in private hands and promptly gave Whisper the boot. Like many feline librarians, […]

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Feral Ratinators to the Rescue!
[ 0 ] October 21, 2016 |

Feral Ratinators to the Rescue!

Feral cats are keeping New York City’s infamous rats in check. The NYC Feral Cat Initiative is training about 6000 volunteers to trap members of wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spay or neuter and vaccinate them with the goal of returning them to their home territories. To […]

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World’s Oldest Cat at 31?
[ 220 ] October 14, 2016 |

World’s Oldest Cat at 31?

He doesn’t look a day over 26, and at 31 (ish), Nutmeg just may be the world’s oldest cat.  (And he looks a little Kismet, the orginal Bigman Cat, dontcha think?) That is–yikes!–about the equivalent of 140 in human years. Yet, he’s as spry as they come and, according to his people, “rules the house.” […]

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Purina Pet Haven Opened in NYC Domestic Violence Shelter
[ 6 ] October 14, 2016 |

Purina Pet Haven Opened in NYC Domestic Violence Shelter

Many victims of domestic violence stay in the home rather than going to a shelter because of the threat of violence against beloved pets. Few domestic violence shelters allow pets. At a Purina Better with Pets symposium in NYC a couple of years ago a woman told her story about needing to get out of an […]

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