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Katris GIVEAWAY: Mod Cat Furniture + New Cool Covers!
[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

Katris GIVEAWAY: Mod Cat Furniture + New Cool Covers!

Katris, the amazingly versatile and innovative modular scratching and play system is about to get a whole lot better. Can Katris Get Any Better? Better than infinite configurations with five different shapes?Better than eco-friendly materials? Better than an elegantly simple modern sculpture that functions a cat play structure, scratcher and furniture? Better than a playtoy for your people […]

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Ask Max Monday: The Sound of Silence
[ 6 ] July 27, 2015 |

Ask Max Monday: The Sound of Silence

  Have a question for me? You can leave it in the comments, or email me at askmaxmonday@gmail.com.

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Last Day to Enter Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter GIVEAWAY! #spon
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Last Day to Enter Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter GIVEAWAY! #spon

Today’s the last day to enter for a chance to win a jug of Tidy Cats new Lightweight clumping cat litter with Glade. To help give you first-hand experience with this revolutionary new product, we’re giving away a jug of Tidy Cats Lightweight formula to TEN lucky readers so that you can try it for yourself. Find […]

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Last Week on Mousebreath

Ask Max Monday: She Screams, You Scream, It’s Family Fun
[ 1 ] July 20, 2015 |

Ask Max Monday: She Screams, You Scream, It’s Family Fun

Deer Max – one of mine favorite things to do is to walkout on the teeny tiny bit if floor on the “wrong” side of the balcony. It’s fun but how can I get mommy to clap for me instead of yelling at me to “get down or you’re going to break your neck”. It’s […]

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Cat Custody Battle: Whose Side Are YOU On?
[ 4 ] July 19, 2015 |

Cat Custody Battle: Whose Side Are YOU On?

Pet custody battles are nothing new. You see them waged during contentious divorces all the time. David/Whiley is a handsome tuxie with two moms. One bottle-fed and raised him in his early years, the second has been his caregiver for seven years. Mom #1 is suing Mom #2 for custody. It presents a conundrum: Who does […]

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Sweet and Spicy Peaches and Paprika
[ 6 ] July 17, 2015 |

Sweet and Spicy Peaches and Paprika

Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the popular human treat peaches and cream. Now meet the purrfect combination of sweet and spicy sisters from the blog Peaches and Paprika. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and Carol. Peaches: Good morning, my name is Peaches. I am a tiger Calico, and I am 5 years […]

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The Cat and Crazy Cat Lady Lifestyles

Katris GIVEAWAY: Mod Cat Furniture + New Cool Covers!
[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

Katris GIVEAWAY: Mod Cat Furniture + New Cool Covers!

Katris, the amazingly versatile and innovative modular scratching and play system is about to get a whole lot better. Can Katris Get Any Better? Better than infinite configurations with five different shapes?Better than eco-friendly materials? Better than an elegantly simple modern sculpture that functions a cat play structure, scratcher and furniture? Better than a playtoy for your people […]

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8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For

Even if you’re cursed with a black thumb, you’ll lust after these cute cat planters. Some handcrafted, some kitsy-vintage, they’re all purrfect vessels in which to cultivate your catnip crops. Plants pictured are not included, so you can pick your own greenery to kill. First up: the “Nerd Cat Planter” is handpainted by an Dona […]

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7 Things to Know if Your Cat Won’t Shut Up
[ 3 ] July 8, 2015 |

7 Things to Know if Your Cat Won’t Shut Up

Banzai is the most vocal Siamese I’ve ever had, and after Mao, that’s saying a lot. Sometimes it’s helpful–for example, when he wants to come in the house or is ready to eat. When he was younger, he would joyfully announce when he was laying pipe in the litter box. Mostly it’s just an incessant […]

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Advice and Snark from Max the Feline Life Coach

Ask Max Monday: The Sound of Silence
[ 6 ] July 27, 2015 |

Ask Max Monday: The Sound of Silence

  Have a question for me? You can leave it in the comments, or email me at askmaxmonday@gmail.com.

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Ask Max Monday: She Screams, You Scream, It’s Family Fun
[ 1 ] July 20, 2015 |

Ask Max Monday: She Screams, You Scream, It’s Family Fun

Deer Max – one of mine favorite things to do is to walkout on the teeny tiny bit if floor on the “wrong” side of the balcony. It’s fun but how can I get mommy to clap for me instead of yelling at me to “get down or you’re going to break your neck”. It’s […]

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Ask Max Monday: Come On Baby Light My Fire
[ 6 ] July 13, 2015 |

Ask Max Monday: Come On Baby Light My Fire

Max – we got us some weird kittens here this time. Every time mom feeds them, they growl at each other and smack the bejeezus out of each other. There is plenty of food to go around. Mom says it is cause they was living outside until she got them (they are only about 5 […]

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Funny Farm Felines Interview Blogging Cats

Sweet and Spicy Peaches and Paprika
[ 6 ] July 17, 2015 |

Sweet and Spicy Peaches and Paprika

Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the popular human treat peaches and cream. Now meet the purrfect combination of sweet and spicy sisters from the blog Peaches and Paprika. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and Carol. Peaches: Good morning, my name is Peaches. I am a tiger Calico, and I am 5 years […]

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Attention All Kitties
[ 2 ] July 10, 2015 |

Attention All Kitties

Attention!  Attention!  Calling all kitties! Are you a cat with a blog?  What about a Cat Scout?  (You Cat Scouts can earn a badge for an interview.) Or are you a cat with your own social media account(s)? You’re in luck.  We are looking for some chatty catties … er, cats, who would like to […]

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Cat Scout Cat and Future Scout Nugget
[ 4 ] July 3, 2015 |

Cat Scout Cat and Future Scout Nugget

We love stories with a happy ending and a new beginning. Pull up a cushion for the story of Cat Scout Cat and Nugget, two cats who found a new beginning. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourselves and your human. Cat: Hi, I’m Cat and I’m about 6 years old. When I was about 1 […]

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Cat Entertainment, Art and Crafts

8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For

Even if you’re cursed with a black thumb, you’ll lust after these cute cat planters. Some handcrafted, some kitsy-vintage, they’re all purrfect vessels in which to cultivate your catnip crops. Plants pictured are not included, so you can pick your own greenery to kill. First up: the “Nerd Cat Planter” is handpainted by an Dona […]

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Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Will Color Your World
[ 0 ] June 11, 2015 |

Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Will Color Your World

I’m a color person. My favorite part of house painting is collecting paint chips (then convincing hubby to paint the walls something other than white). So I fell in love with Heather Galler’s art on Etsy. Her folk art style is rich with saturated jewel tones, similar to the color palettes used by the late, […]

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“Cats in Hats” a Viral Sensation
[ 1 ] April 26, 2015 |

“Cats in Hats” a Viral Sensation

A book released last month which provides a bunch of patterns for crocheted cat hats has become a viral sensation. “Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty” started as a lark for author Sara Thomas, to honor her grandmother, who taught her how to knit. Thomas’ Etsy shop, ScooterKnits, was […]

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Tidy Cats LightWeight Clumping Litter GIVEAWAY #spon

Tidy Cats LightWeight Clumping Litter GIVEAWAY #spon

[ 28 ] July 21, 2015 |

I spent three months of the last year on crutches after two knee surgeries. I suck at crutches. Those experiences demonstrated to me the challenges faced by those who are mobility-challenged. I came to appreciate ADA-mandated ramps and bathroom stalls, and marveled at random acts of kindness by total strangers. One of the crutch-challenges was […]

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UK’s Oldest Rescue Cat Can’t Find a Home

UK’s Oldest Rescue Cat Can’t Find a Home

[ 9 ] July 14, 2015 |

Pops the Cat, Britain’s oldest rescue cat at 19 years of age, can’t find a forever home — pawsibly because of her “terrifying” eyes. A good samaritan found the sweet geezer cat stumbling and disoriented at the side of a road two months ago. Her ginger fur has a few mats, she has a hard […]

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Ask Max Monday: Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

Ask Max Monday: Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

[ 7 ] July 6, 2015 |

I got a question in email this afternoon (7-6-2015) that cannot wait for next week, so please forgive this insertion into an already-published post. Max, my cat Oliver has started panting at odd times. It’s not hot in here, we have air conditioning, and it’s not after playing (except he pants then, too). Do I […]

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Removable Cat Stickers to Catify Your Home

Removable Cat Stickers to Catify Your Home

[ 2 ] July 4, 2015 |

  If you’re married, you might find it difficult to convince your spouse to let you fully explore the love you have for cats. But these vinyl stick-on stickers are subtle ways of expressing cat love without hubby or wifey worrying that you’re stuck with kat kitsch for 30 years. They stick on the wall until you don’t […]

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No Surprise: Cats Love Yoga

No Surprise: Cats Love Yoga

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015 |

I was looking on youtube for a video that Max‘s mom had shared on Facebook of a cat who photobombs a woman doing a selfie vid of her yoga headstand. Yoga Interruptus is quite a thing with cats. And puppies: And then I remembered that great viral vid from a few years ago of Indie […]

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Ask Max Monday: To Boldly Smear Where No Smear Has Been Before

Ask Max Monday: To Boldly Smear Where No Smear Has Been Before

[ 7 ] June 29, 2015 |

Hi Maxx – My the mom asked me to write to you for advice. I know what you are going to say, and I think I will totally agree with you, but SHE wants the advice. Ok, so here goes. I wander around the house alot screaming at a lot of different things – like […]

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World Mourns Loss of Stationmaster Tama

World Mourns Loss of Stationmaster Tama

[ 1 ] June 28, 2015 |

Cat lovers around the world are mourning the loss of Tama, the Japanese Stationmaster Cat, who passed away last week at the age of 16. Thousands of Tama Fans attended her Shinto-style funeral today at the station where she served, leaving gifts of canned tuna, sake and bouquets of flowers. During the service, she was […]

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Awesome Louie Salutes, Tweets and Blogs

Awesome Louie Salutes, Tweets and Blogs

[ 11 ] June 26, 2015 |

Louie is one busy mancat, juggling his Awesome Louie blog, his Awesome Louie Twitter account, and earning badges for good deeds as Awesome Louie at Cat Scouts. Pull up a cushion on the patio and enjoy Louie’s life story. Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself and family, including your human. Louie: I live with nine […]

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GIVEAWAY: Your Cat’s True Nature Could Win You a GoPro Hero #paidpost

GIVEAWAY: Your Cat’s True Nature Could Win You a GoPro Hero #paidpost

[ 12 ] June 23, 2015 |

One of the reason cat lovers love cats is the way they exhibit wild cat behaviors. Genetically, your house cat is not so different from the wild cats, and it’s fascinating to watch their behaviors as they hunt, catch, kill and eat like their wild brethren. For example, Banzai LOVES Da Bird. \ Banzai likes to […]

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