Category: Last Week

World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument
[ 2 ] August 20, 2016 |

World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

Her furchin launched a thousand memes, and she was beloved in her neighborhood, Ziverbey’s Güleç Çıkmazı street in Istanbul. This luscious well-loved grey and white tabby named Tombili went to The Bridge on August 1st after a long illness. (The name ‘Tombili’ is a common Turkish nickname for full-figured pets.) Residents announced her passing away by hanging posters that […]

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13 Black Cat Factoids for Black Cat Appreciation Day
[ 1 ] August 17, 2016 |

13 Black Cat Factoids for Black Cat Appreciation Day

There’s no better time than the present to adopt a black cat. August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day, and if you have some black cat luck, there may be a shelter near you (like the ASPCA’s adoption center in NYC) offering huge discounts on adoptions to celebrate. Black cats are elegant and mysterious, steeped […]

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Has Zazzle Lost its Dazzle? Here’s a Pawsome Alternative with 30% Off
[ 4 ] August 15, 2016 |

Has Zazzle Lost its Dazzle? Here’s a Pawsome Alternative with 30% Off

If you’ve ever run a Zazzle store or purchased from Zazzle, you know it can be a spendy proposition. I recently found an alternative that has left my wallet singing with joy. Even better, it offers you the option of designing custom printed shoes in a wide variety of styles. (I loved this option on Zazzle, but they discontinued it […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Truncated Edition
[ 3 ] August 15, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: The Truncated Edition

I’m sure you’ve told this story before, but how did you come to live with The Woman and The Man? Thanks. Gabriel’s Mom Long story short, I was kind of a rescue. When I was a tiny kitten I lived with friends of the Younger Human who couldn’t afford me, so he brought me home […]

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Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?
[ 1 ] August 11, 2016 |

Is That Stoopid Kittin Shredding Toxic Houseplants?

Our newest household addition, affectionately referred to by Banzai as “That Stoopid Kittin” is a handful. When he’s not peeing on the duvet in the master bedroom, he’s annihilating the few houseplants we have inside the house, chewing them to tatters. This sent me scurrying to re-check the ASPCA list of poisonous plants, just to […]

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Westminster Gets Yet Another Mousing Officer
[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

Westminster Gets Yet Another Mousing Officer

Another big stride has been made toward Feline World Domination with the addition of yet another cat to the ranks of mousers in Westminster. Larry, of course, is the Big Dog of the bunch, running affairs at 10 Downing St. as he gets the new PM up to speed. His nemesis, Palmerston, runs Foreign Affairs […]

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Got Stankface? GIVEAWAY Tidy Cats #spons
[ 11 ] August 1, 2016 |

Got Stankface? GIVEAWAY Tidy Cats #spons

Special to Mousebreath by Banzai We have a noo kittin in the howse and he has stinky poops that wood cauze an ixplosion if you lited a match. It’s enuf to kerl yer ears inside out. The ladey sez I just haff to be payshunt acuz he is gitting ajusted to noo foods and got dewermed […]

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Ask Max Monday: I Writed You a Book. Again!
[ 10 ] August 1, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: I Writed You a Book. Again!

Ok, so there weren’t any questions for this week, so ya know what? I’m gonna engage in a little self-promotion, that’s what. A lot of you know that the Woman is a writer and she’s written a couple or six novels all on her own, and she helped me put together a few of my […]

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Brexit Pales Next to Cat Fights on Downing St.
[ 2 ] July 28, 2016 |

Brexit Pales Next to Cat Fights on Downing St.

It’s Tuxie vs. Tabby on London’s  Downing St. as Larry–the cat who runs the UK–protects  the sanctity of the Prime Minister’s office from Palmerston, the tuxie who runs the Foreign Office down the street. An earlier kerfuffle left Larry with a hurty paw, but he got Palmerston back, getting a swath of fur from between the […]

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Ask Max Monday: Hit 225 Points, You Get A Free Ice Cream
[ 1 ] July 25, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: Hit 225 Points, You Get A Free Ice Cream

Dear Max, Once again I need help in training my human. Now she says she will re-tire in a few years. OK so she needs new tires just get them, don’t tell me about it. I only go in the car once get a year anyway, Bast willing. Then she says when she re-tires she […]

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5 Cat Lady Sandals and FlipFlops Your Paws are Screaming For!
[ 2 ] July 23, 2016 |

5 Cat Lady Sandals and FlipFlops Your Paws are Screaming For!

I live in sandals year-round. Not just because I live in California and it’s illegal not to, but because I have a debilitating bunion that makes enclosed shoes a special kind of medieval torture. So I was delighted to run acoross these hand-crafted sandals and flip flops. The special leather ones at the top are […]

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Did You Miss the Wedding of the Year?
[ 11 ] July 23, 2016 |

Did You Miss the Wedding of the Year?

In a ceremony rivaling that of William and Kate’s in opulence and grandeur, Mauricio and Allie tied the knot today in a lavish ceremony held in the pergola of the Order of the Arrowhead Lodge at Cat Scouts. Mauricio, of course, is the brains behind The Cat on My Head, and Allie heads up Friends […]

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Nurse Rad is no Nurse Ratchett
[ 2 ] July 22, 2016 |

Nurse Rad is no Nurse Ratchett

Rademenesa was a wee kitten when he nearly died from a respiratory infection. The veterinary hospital that saved this lucky black cat’s life adopted him as the full-time hospital cat, and Nurse Rad takes his work very seriously. He’s the Chief Medical Cuddler, aiding the recovery of patients with CPR (cuddles, purrs and relaxation.) He’s […]

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Ask Max Monday: How To Make A Kajillion Dollars
[ 7 ] July 18, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: How To Make A Kajillion Dollars

Hey Max, I can see how you and Buddah are such unique and sometimes demanding cats that the Woman might want an animal free period (at least until they decide they must have a cat in the house again – or maybe an elephant). I have a question about my crankypants cat. I never do […]

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Turkish Cat Leads Coup Attempt
[ 2 ] July 16, 2016 |

Turkish Cat Leads Coup Attempt

Turkey’s street cats are legendary, a pawpular photo subject of tourists. A recent shot, taken in Instabul, in the midst of the recent coup attempt, went viral. And no surprise why… the tabby was in the thick of it, straddling rifles, unfazed by the fusillade of gunfire. Be safe, Coup Cat!

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Cat-Inspired Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum
[ 2 ] July 15, 2016 |

Cat-Inspired Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum

There’s something for every cat lover in Worcester MA this summer. “Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition” in running at the Worcester Art Museum through Sept. 4. Adam Rozan, director of audience engagement, and museum director Matthias Waschek said that the exhibit is part of a push to reengage the community with the museum. So far, it’s been a roaring […]

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With Cameron Out, Will Larry Get the Axe?
[ 1 ] July 13, 2016 |

With Cameron Out, Will Larry Get the Axe?

As outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron packed up his belongings yesterday to move from #10 Downing St and make way for his successor, Theresa May, the status of Larry, the cat who runs the U.K., has been called into question. Will he be kicked to the curb like Cameron? Like most British pols, Larry has […]

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Ask Max Monday: It’s Okay To Be Pet Free
[ 9 ] July 11, 2016 |

Ask Max Monday: It’s Okay To Be Pet Free

Dear Max, As purr usual you were right! We tried out the elephant or should I say smellephant? We rented a nice one just to try it out but we couldn’t even get her through the front door and she missed her family so she went back home. Maybe when the time is right I’ll […]

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Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints
[ 3 ] July 9, 2016 |

Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matou en Peluche means “Plush Tomcat” and under this banner Sam Battersby produces original drawings, cards, posters, prints and badges, mostly with felines front and center. (Click any image below for purchase info.) He’s a genius at capturing catitude, and his prints are so affordable you’ll be tempted to buy out the store! Just $6.50 […]

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Geezer Cat Gets 2nd Chance and a New Career
[ 6 ] July 8, 2016 |

Geezer Cat Gets 2nd Chance and a New Career

Catsby was old, irritable, unhealthy, and miserable at the shelter. He had hissy fits around other animals. And, he had health issues and a lot of emotional baggage. At 14, it was unlikely he’d find a home. Enter Danielle Joy Whatley, the owner of the Second Edition Book Shop in Davie, Florida. An animal lover, she […]

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