Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences.
In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival.
Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence… Solomon Ibn Gabriol Chey says: This is why I am a quiet cat. Ichiro: I don’t know why so many places talk about silence. I get lonesome if everyone is too quiet. Chey: And thus you have explained the difficulty of my job.
Hey, it’s time to dust off your tap shoes or show off your singing skills. Don’t be shy. We’re hoping to get to know you better. The last time we held a “casting call” we had so many responses, it’s taken us a number of months to work through them. We’re not quite finished, but […]
Yes, Shoesday is a day late this week. Our staff had an offsite at a dental surgeon’s office and in a post-visit vicodin-induced haze elected not to publish anything to the web. (Yes, Vicodin and Jello is the new breakfast of champions.) So here’s your Shoesday offering. Cheapie sneaks that you can snag for $28 […]
When I was at BarkWorld, I was lucky enough to be the guest of dinner with Jonathan Shapiro, the CEO of PetCareRx. He was also a keynote speaker at BarkWorld, speaking about Healthonomics, the state of pet health with respect to soaring veterinary costs. Jonathan was justifiably excited about a new service offered by PetCareRx, […]
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ~ Gautama Buddha Chey says: Cats are good at this. We can see in the dark. Ichiro: But I don’t doubt everything. Chey: I guess that’s why you bump into things at night, isn’t it?
Max, the mom told us that we are getting something called new “siding” on our house and new windows and a new slidy door and a new front door, but that we will have to like live in the dungeon for a week when it happens. How is this fair? Do you think it would […]
We have been hoping to feature Cokie from Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider for a number of months but his mom was always so busy with work and then she had shoulder surgery, and then …. the unthinkable happened. For this reason, we are deviating from our normal structure and strict “No Humans Allowed” policy. […]
The Cat Scouts’ High Council announced today that the recipient of this month’s Cat Scout of the Month Award is Shoko, a member of the Canadian Cat Scouts. In bestowing this honor, Cat Scouts cited Shoko’s embodiment of Cat Scout ideals, and her involvement in the Cat Scouting community. In the month of September, Shoko […]
Max, my mom had a bad sore on her side and I had to take her into the baffroom and make the bleedings stop. Then we put medisines on it and then a bang aide. Then I had to take in the bedroom and give her purr ferapy for like an hours and ten minutes. […]
It’s a pleasure to interview Gracie, Bella and George, those busy farm kitties from A Blip on the Radar. Their blog is not entirely about cats; it includes sheep and humans. But we enjoy the kitties and we think readers will enjoy meeting them for the first time, or learning more about them if you’re […]
Mousebreath Media publishes Mousebreath Magazine which has an engaged following of passionate pet owners.
In addition to publishing, Mousebreath Media also provides consulting services for Wordpress design, migration and integration, expert evaluation of your blog for usability and SEO, and video production services.