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Win Cat-Swag-Crammed Tiniest Tiger Tote from Mousebreath
September 17, 2012 |

Win Cat-Swag-Crammed Tiniest Tiger Tote from Mousebreath

  Even if you missed Gracey the Tiniest Tiger’s Red Carpet Cat Emmy Awards Party last night, you still have an opportunity to win a fabulous TTT studios Cat Tote stuffed to the brim with cat swag.  The Tiniest Tiger Tote is purrfect for schlepping around your laptop without looking like too crazy a cat […]

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Ask Max Monday: Yep, People are Mental
[ 2 ] September 17, 2012 |

Ask Max Monday: Yep, People are Mental

Can you explain to us why it is that humans always seem so intent upon embarrassing us? Is it biological? It’s got to be mental, what with their puny brains and all. It’s like arrested development…that part of their gray matter stopped evolving at about 6 years old, and they think the dumbest things are […]

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Meditations with Meezers: The Deeper Vibration
[ 1 ] September 17, 2012 |

Meditations with Meezers: The Deeper Vibration

“Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the deeper vibration. Listen carefully.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach Chey says: This quote is saying that you, the clamor of the world, needs to silence itself so I can hear the deeper vibration. Ichiro:  Couldn’t you just purr more […]

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Meow like a pirate in this Mancat Mancave
[ 1 ] September 17, 2012 |

Meow like a pirate in this Mancat Mancave

Arrghh, mateys! Because Meow Like a Pirate Day is this week, we’re feechering a Pirate’s Cove Cat Tower for this week’s Mancat Mancave. Git yerselfs a wench, mancats, and klime the masts of this 6-foot-tall magnifisent tower. Make yer rat-faced brudder walk da plank! Swing frum tower to tower like Jonny Dipp! Slug bak a […]

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End of an Era and the Feline Americans – Cat Lifestyle: Mousebreath

End of an Era and the Feline Americans

August 10, 2013 |

DMMandtheFAs

Any longtime cat blogger knows and loved Daisy Mae Maus and the Feline Americans. DMM and the boys were a mainstay for many years. One by one the Feline Americans went to The Bridge, and DMM followed, leaving just Charmee behind to look after his mom. Quite unexpectedly, Charmee decided to go The Bridge on Thursday. He’d gone in for routine dental work when they discovered his kidneys  trashed from undiagnosed diabetes. He’d celebrated his tenth birthday in June. 

We can’t believe they’re all gone. Say hi to Skeezix for us, will ya?

 

 

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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.

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  1. Sue Brandes says:

    That is so sad. That is still young. RIP Charmee.

  2. Debby Hanoka says:

    We are purring …

    Respectfully meowed,
    The Feline Contingent (And Staff)

  3. Theresa Spaid says:

    I know how Charmee’s mom feels. I just lost my Vinnie the other night. He was 18 years old and I know it was his time but I miss him so much! Getting better but still crying off and on.

  4. Katie Isabella says:

    Breaks my heart in two.

  5. Sending lot of (((purrs))) and huggies !

  6. Jessica says:

    Thank you.
    Feline American Mom

  7. So many losses that it’s hard to keep dry-eyed around the blogs. We always enjoyed DaisyMaeMaus’ blog. :(

  8. riley says:

    Oh, that is so much sadness and loss to deal with.

    And I don’t know how I missed the news about Skeezix, but I am so terribly sorry to hear about my favorite fashionista’s trip to the Bridge.

    Big hugs from Riley and the Swedish kitty gang

The Great Twinkie Depression of 2012 – Mousebreath Magazine

Ask Max: The Great Twinkie Depression of 2012

November 19, 2012 |

It might be a good thing I didn’t get any questions this week. I’ve been in mourning ever since I heard the news that Hostess is going out of business, and with it goes my beloved Twinkies.

This is the last time I had a taste of one, and it was over a year ago:

If I had known it would be my last taste, I would have demanded more than one bite, and I would have made sure to commit it to memory, so that it would be there riding on my brain waves where I could sit back, close my eyes, and remember how it tasted.

And man, along with no more Twinkies…do more Ding Dongs (other than the ones I live with) and no more tiny little donuts that were easy to knock out of the Woman’s hand onto the floor, where I would get a couple of really good bites before she could launch her massive asterisk out of her chair to take it away from me.

I wanted to ask the Woman to go to the store this weekend and get me one last box, but she’s been all sickly and just sits here in the living room coughing and sneezing…and beside, by the time I heard about it the store shelves were picked clean and the only place to get a Twinkie is on eBay, and people are selling them for like $200 a box!

This is so depressing. How can the world survive without Twinkies?

Thanksgiving is this week, but doods, I dunno. I’m not sure I have much to be thankful about now. Except maybe crunchy treats. And real live fresh dead foods. And cheese, I like cheese. But man, no more Twinkies…

Sigh.

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Max the Psycho Kitty is 14 pounds of sleek black and white glory. With an attitude … and opinions … on everything. He’s a put-upon and under-appreciated domestic feline with an addiction to Kitty Crack and an appetite for Stinky Goodness. A pioneer in the Cat Blogosphere, he began his popular blog “The Psychokitty Speaks Out” in October of 2003 Max is the author of three books, “The PsychoKitty Speaks Out: Diary of a Mad Housecat,” its sequel “The Psychokitty Speaks Out: Something of Yours Will Meet a Toothy Death,” and “The Rules: A Guide For People Owned By Cats.”

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  1. It is a crime isn’t it? Twinkies are supposed to last forever, they were Meowms favorite food that she wanted to stock up on for the Zombie Apocalypse. Now she has to re-think her entire meal plan!

  2. Selina says:

    Max, take heart! My MomKatt heard on NPR this morning that Twinkies, etc. might indeed still be around – just made by another company!

    PURRS!
    Selina

  3. Maobert says:

    Max I have a qweschun. Thare’s this stoopid cat in our house (I won’t name names but his name rimes with Stripper) hoo duz NOT BERRY HIS KRAP! It makes me so mad I just have to go and PEE ON SUMTHING!!!!! I follow the kerrekt protokoll fur crap berrying, using the geograffy method: 1) Dig to China, then 2) Bild Mownt Evrest. He just kraps and runs. And his krap is so stinky it makes me wunt to vomit everyware, so I do.

    So my qweschun is whuts yer address so I can send him to live with you?

  4. we don’t know about Twinkies, but mom said something about getting turkey this week, so there is that. :)

  5. Catherine Cheek says:

    Don’t be sad sweet kitty, the rumors are circulating that another company may take up Twinkies and keep them going… But keep the nip on hand in case I am wrong…

  6. Max, you may be in luck. The judge person is making the Hostess peoples bargin with the union. They may still be twinkies to be had in the future. Cross your paws.

  7. Mom’s diabetic, so she said that the rest of the world could suffer along with her.
    DMM

  8. Max – Dude – Yous and other Twinkie and Wonder Bread lovers in the U.S. can still head north of the border to stock up on the baked goods! They is still up here! And – If yous pays me double, me will ship them too yous!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  9. Snickerdoodle says:

    Mr Max,
    I gotta nother question. The mom is making complaigning noises about the wet floor upstairs. She says she is tired of mopping up all the water from the water bowl. I only learned how to dump it over day befor yesterday. Its 95 kinds of fun! Makes a BIG splash and a clang and then squishies in the rug. But she went and put the bowl ina box an I can only rock it back an forth an make waves in it an splash wid my paws. How do I get her to put it back like it was? An refill it more often too?
    Sinckerdoodle

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Sherwood Cat Adoption Team Predicts Superbowl Victor – Mousebreath

Cat Predicts Superbowl Winner

January 31, 2012 |

cat adoption team predicts giants will lose superbowl

If you’re a New York Giants fan, you might as well pack it up: the prognosticating pussycats at Sherwood Cat Adoption have picked the Pats as this year’s Superbowl winners.

With a stunning track record of 100%, they’ve correctly predicted the winners in each of the last three Superbowls.

The atmosphere was electric with anticipation yesterday when designated tabby Sue Bee took her pawsition on the playing field. Spending a few short moments to get “in the zone,” she then sprinted toward the food bowl positioned beneath the New England Patriots banner and nom-nom-nommed. The food beneath the Giants banner went untouched.

Here’s the video:


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So, although the Superbowl victor has already been announced, football fans can still tune in for the thrill of the Puppybowl — specifically, the kittens at the Puppybowl’s halftime show on Animal Planet.

puppybowl kittens at halftime show

Enjoy the Superbowl with a prognosticating pussycat

The Sherwood Cat Adoption Team has lots of seasoned superbowl-pickers ready for adoption. Adopt a cat today.

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Skeezix the Cat — also known as the Feline Fashionista — has been blogging daily since March of 2005 when he was six months old. His doppelganger, Flat Skeezix, has traveled to Ireland, England, Ohio, Michigan, the Chuck Erreca Rest Stop on I5, New York, Florida, Missouri, and has been a guest of Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee on several Carribean cruises. Skeezix loves show tunes, and counts among his idols Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza, Bernadette Peters, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Liberace and Elton John. His “special” friend is Daisy the Curly Cat.

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  1. Max says:

    The sports dood here agrees…he picked the Pats by 10. I don’t care who wins as long as kitty friendly munchies are served during the game.

  2. Victor Ward says:

    What does the Octopus say?

MEOWvelous Movies: Mouse Agility Course (YUM!) – Mousebreath Magazine

MEOWvelous Movies: Mouse Agility Course (YUM!)

June 16, 2012 |

Meowvelous Moviews

Hey everycat, this is Maobert Ebert with Meowvelous Movies for Cats.

As many of yoo know, I’ve bin spending a lot of time lately watching dog ajility videos cuz thare is lots of akshun and one time I saw a dog take a krap rite in the middle of the korse just before the twist poles, and boy was I ever laffin’ an laffin’ over that one! Win a dog’s gotta krap, a dog’s gotta krap.

And then I saw this yummalicious video of a MOUSE going thru the hardest ajility korse in the yooniverse. I never new mouses were that smart, I just thot they were yummy. But this mouse goze over about a hunerd herdles without even having a treet in frunt of his very noze. I just wunted to bust thru the iPad and eat him!!!!

Thare is lots of mousey akshun in this one, and I watched it over about a squillion times cuz it wuz just that good. I think you will love it!



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Maobert Ebert is an esteemed feline movie critic with nearly a dozen movie reviews under his byline. He’s an iPad addict who watches dozens of youtube videos every night to bring cats the very finest in feline fare each week.

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  1. Max says:

    That was impressive. But did you see the one big mouse in the back? THAT’S why this guy does the course so well. He knows if he doesn’t they’re gonna stuff him like the last guy. AND they didn’t give him a treat when he finished. Meanieheads.

  2. Bernadette says:

    Maobert, you ought to see the little mousies run the obstacle course here when all four of us are chasing them! You never saw a mousie be so creative. We have to get some of these movies. Our mom just has dumb stuff on her computer, and she just got a new one but no cool iPad. We are jealous. But we’ve been reading your reviews and as soon as she gets us one we’re going to watch them all in one day!

6-anna-third inninz makez fer a grate owtin! | mousebreath! A lifestyle magzine for cats, kittens, & cat lovers

brudderz an sistahz an sportz fanz uv all agez …
welcome to da dugowt.
i’m jeter harris an today i’m talkin abowt a “freak” anna grate owtin.

i decided to giv mi mom a early mudder’z day gift an i sent her an her grate frend TY to citi field in queenz, noo york, to see one uv mi favrit pitcherz in da werld … da grate … 2 time cy young winner … tim lincecum, hizself!
dis guy iz so grate. mi mom fell in luv wid him las yeer wen da san francisco giantz wun da werld seriez!!! TY luvz him, too … maybe even more dan mi mom … so dey were happee wen i asked dem to go to da game fer me. dere were a lotta giantz fanz at da old shea stadium … an dey hadda grate game to watch. da giantz beat da noo york metz 2-0. mister timothy leroy lincecum (da freak!) allowed 5 hitz … 3 walkz … an had 12 strike owtz in 6-anna-third inninz … an dat makez fer a grate owtin. i am sorree metz fanz. any udder day i wood be rootin fer u!

mi mom reportz dat citi field izza grate place … an da food iz verree delishus. she kept lookin atta sign nex to da score board dat sed: planters big nut bar an she reelee wanned one … but she cooden’t find it in dat stadium! duhr.

in udder nooz–mi favrit teem … da noo york yankeez … had anudder disappointin owtin in detroit (home uv titus an cody.) it wuzza 2-0 loss to da tigerz. dey hav anudder chance to make good tomorrow … den dey ar on dere way to texas to play da rangerz (hoo were once owned by a prezident named george w. bush.)

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  1. I’d really like to get my hands on some big nuts at da big nut bar.

  2. Well I got to tell you Jete, you are a good sports announcer, I think you should work to be just like Dizzy Dean, he was my very favorite announcer when I was young like you. He would often sing the song “The Wabash Cannonball”

    work on this, I bet you can do it…….

    Oh, listen to the jingle, the rumor and the roar
    As she glides along the woodland, o’r hills and by the shore
    She climbs the flowery mountain, hear the merry hobos squall
    She glides along the woodland, the Wabash Cannonball.

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Ask Max Monday: Shave and Squint – Mousebreath! A magazine for cats.

Ask Max Monday: Shave and Squint

March 19, 2012 |

MAX I HAVE A QWESCHUN.
IS IT TROO THAT I WILL GROW HARE ON MY PAWPADS IF I LOOK AT THE CAT FANCY CENTERFOLDS?

Cat Fancy centerfold

Dood…not only will you grow hair, but eventually you’ll go blind. The hair really isn’t a problem because you can get rid of that, so I suggest you keep enjoying the centerfolds, just until you need glasses.

Wats you favorite way to annoy teh huumans.

cat yowling showing teethI have so many ways in which to annoy them than I enjoy, but I think my favorite is to sit in front of them and meow. They always get flustered and try to figure out what I’m going on about, and I can keep it up for a couple of hours. I just sit there and talk, no real reason. Eventually they get fed up and open a can of stinky goodness just to shut me up.

Well, the dog has had the puppies, and they look like yummy hamsters. Can we eats them?

Technically, you can eat them. Practically, though? If you do, you’re going to upset the people, and upset people are generally unpleasant to live with.

Ideally…this is the time to assert your influence over the puppies. They’re going to be super-attached to their mom for a while, but once they’re wiggling all over the place and wandering away from her, swoop in and start teaching them the Ways of the Cat. Teach them aloofness; show them how to poop in a box and bury it; make sure they know how to wake a person up by dive bombing their belly or sticking their entire face up a person’s nose. If you do this, you will have a near perfect creature: the giant cat who you can convince to bring real live fresh LIVE things from outside for you to eat.

Plus, they’ll poop in the house and that will drive the people NUTS.

cat outside showerMax, whenever I take a shower one of my cats always sits outside the shower stall making sad little meows. What gives?

You’re in the shower. Getting wet. ON PURPOSE. Your cat can’t believe it and thinks you’re going to melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. And that can make a kitty sad, because if you melt, who is going to scoop out the litter box and open cans?


Curious kitties want to know: what foods do your humans give you?

Real live fresh dead shrimp.
Real live fresh dead chicken.
Real live fresh dead cow.

My favorite is the real live fresh dead shrimp, but I love them all. The people used to go over to some guy named Denny’s house and he always sent home chicken, but the Woman claims he doesn’t make it anymore, which bums me out. But now they sometimes go to Catt Elman’s and bring me home some steak, and that stuff is amazing.

Oh…unless you mean cat food. I get all kinds of stinky goodness—Purina One and Fancy Feast—and I get some dry food, too, but I love the gooshy stinky goodness the most.

But nothing, NOTHING beats real live fresh dead stuffs.

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Max the Psycho Kitty is 14 pounds of sleek black and white glory. With an attitude … and opinions … on everything. He’s a put-upon and under-appreciated domestic feline with an addiction to Kitty Crack and an appetite for Stinky Goodness. A pioneer in the Cat Blogosphere, he began his popular blog “The Psychokitty Speaks Out” in October of 2003 Max is the author of three books, “The PsychoKitty Speaks Out: Diary of a Mad Housecat,” its sequel “The Psychokitty Speaks Out: Something of Yours Will Meet a Toothy Death,” and “The Rules: A Guide For People Owned By Cats.”

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  1. Finnegan says:

    Max, how did you get so wise? And, are there any questions *you* want answered?

  2. Dear Max,
    We have a problem. Mom has been unemployed for a year and a half and gasp has found another job. We are not sure what to do. We like having her here. She fills our noms bowls when we meow. She plays with us, snuggles us and we can sleep on her. It took us a while to get her to this point and we do not want her to leave us.

    Pixel and Samba

  3. TRIPPER THE PSYKO STRAY CAT says:

    HAY MAX THANKS FUR ALL YER GOOD ADVICE CAN YOU IXPLANE TO ME WHUT MOOBS ARE CUZ SUMBUDDY HOOZ NAME RIMES WITH COW SED I HAVE EM ARE THEY LIKE KOOTIES?

Kittens Cover Iconic Album Art – Cat Lifestyle: Mousebreath Magazine

Kittens Cover Iconic Album Art

November 10, 2011 |

Kitten Album Covers -- rolling stones some girls

OK, hipsters, this post will make no sense to you. Back in the day, mp3s came in these big flat square packages called album covers. The covers were standalone works of art.

Now we have “Legendary albums from a world dominated by kittens….,” photo recreations by aymvisuals. Starting with iconic album covers us oldsters instantly recognize, each cover is reimagined with kittens taking center stage.

ramones album cover with kittens

Kitten Album Covers -- devo

 
van morrison album cover with kittens

 
let it be album cover with kittens

To see all of the Kitty Cover Art, click here.

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Mousebreath’s team of repurrters give up their naps and treat time to deliver the finest feline lifestyle content (like this post) to you. If you’d like to contribute to Mousebreath, send a purrposal to editor ***at*** mousebreath ***dot***com

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"Say Meow" to Festive Pawty Masks – Cat Lifestyle: Mousebreath Magazine

“Say Meow” to Festive Pawty Masks

October 1, 2011 |

cat face masks

If yer not the kind of cat who likes to ware Halloween costooms, these festive pawty masks mite be for you. And the price is right: 5 hand-held masks for $10.

There are constructed of prints of original drawings. Hold one up to your cat’s pie hole and snap a cute pic! Fun, no??

animal party masks

Pet masks on a stick for halloween fun

Click here for purchase info.

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Skeezix the Cat — also known as the Feline Fashionista — has been blogging daily since March of 2005 when he was six months old. His doppelganger, Flat Skeezix, has traveled to Ireland, England, Ohio, Michigan, the Chuck Erreca Rest Stop on I5, New York, Florida, Missouri, and has been a guest of Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee on several Carribean cruises. Skeezix loves show tunes, and counts among his idols Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza, Bernadette Peters, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Liberace and Elton John. His “special” friend is Daisy the Curly Cat.

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  1. I would want some grillz!
    DMM