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Visit Catnip Chronicles Before March

watercolor of two cats curled together
“Mother and Daughter, Sun and Shadow”, watercolor pencil, 4″ x 5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

The publisher of this wonderful monthly e-magazine, Kent Butler, passed away early on February 6, having finished the February issue and begun on March and April. With his passing the e-magazine will not continue to publish, and the website containing all the issues will only be available through the end of February.

Each of the 102 issues of Catnip Chronicles contains articles I’ve bookmarked and use for reference, and I’m sure you may find that to be true as well. Visit the Catnip Chronicles site and read the February issue for articles and stories for and about feline health and lifestyle and photos of lovely cats, then visit as many other issues as you can and save the articles you’d like to use as reference.

His dedication to providing the best content in an interesting mix made Catnip Chronicles just like a good old printed newsletter, something Kent and I shared notes on during the time I knew him. He had just published his 100th issue in December, and was looking toward more great issues to come. But even more than the magazine, he was devoted to the welfare of cats, and shared his own each day on Facebook. I’m sure they’ll be lost without their daddy. My thoughts are with those who loved him.

I have been happy supply the “Cat of the Month“, which this month is the watercolor above, “Mother and Daughter, Sun and Shadow”, a bright and warming image for the cold month of February. I also have a story, a reprint of “The Unintended Gift”.

This month includes 20 features including images and photo galleries, and many articles about understanding your cat—as a cat, by veterinarians and other professionals, plus many stories from feline rescuers and caretakers, all things you’ll enjoy and want to bookmark for later reference.

And for your convenience, here is this month’s table of contents:


Our Cover Kitty ~ Little

Kent’s Corner ~ News, Editorials, and Stuff

Basil’s Kitten ~ Helen Chapman

The Gourmand ~ Lucille Dumbrava

How to Identify and Avoid an Angry Snuggle ~ Angie Bailey

Rainbow Bridge ~ Candy; Squeeky

Cat of the Month ~ Bernadette Kazmarski

Skin and Coat Problems in Cats ~ Jean Hofve, DVM

Mews From Our House ~ as transcribed by Maryellen

Dr. Huston Says… ~ Lorie Huston, DVM

Why Does My Pet Snore? ~ Sarah Netherton

The Unintended Gift ~ Bernadette Kazmarski

Chats With Le Chat ~ Tahash and Ioda as transcribed by their staff, Susan Marx and Louise Thunin-Domaratius

Support Your Cat’s Immune System ~ Ingrid King

House of 10 ~ Debbie Graham

Breed Spotlight ~ American Curl

Do Cats Like Horizontal Scratching Posts? ~ Dr. Marty Becker

Tai the Wonder Cat ~ Sandi Vosburg

How to Make Your Home a Cat-Friendly Place ~ Dr.Tony Buffington

Our Favorite Cat Photos

Thanks, Ken, for bringing us together and dedicating so much of your last years to the welfare of cats.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

2 thoughts on “Visit Catnip Chronicles Before March

  • May he rest in peace………I am sure he is surrounded by many loving kitties…our hearts were saddened days ago when we learned of his passing

    • I had the urge to pick up where he left off, but I could never have kept up with what he did.


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