Entries by Joseph Bianca

In Memoriam

As many throughout the world today celebrate the holiday of Halloween on this All Hallows Eve in anticipation of All Saints Day, I felt now would be a good time to remember the wonderful animals that have recently gone before us across the Rainbow Bridge.

Giving Your Cat Pills

Administering pills to your feline companion animal is one of the most challenging tasks a pet owner can face. It is one of the most challenging things a pet sitter can face as well.

Birdbrain

Time Magazine recently published an intriguing story about the cognitive skills of birds. Although the article starts with a riveting trial in which a bird witnessed a murder, its primary aim was to highlight bird intelligence research.

The Power of Meow!

Cats rarely meow when communicating with one another. Although felines talk to other felines utilizing body language, scent marking, purrs, chirps, hisses and growls, meows are pretty much reserved for communicating with people.

Five Dog Yoga Tips

Since yoga with cats is becoming popular, it should not be surprising that yoga with dogs or dog yoga (also known as doga) is gaining in popularity as well.

Cat Yoga?

Cat yoga. I know, it sounds like a joke. How can cats do yoga? Well, it’s not really cat yoga but rather yoga with cats.

Five Pillars of Cat Happiness

What is normal cat behavior relative to our relationship with them as companion animals? How can we enrich the environment in which we cohabitate to make and keep them happier as well as deter them from exhibiting negative behaviors? An unhappy kitty makes for an unhappy family.

Why Cats Knead?

Have you ever had your cat knead your lap or belly like it is a piece of dough they are preparing to pop into the oven? You know, that bizarre cat quirk in which your cat as if in a trance, lifts one paw and then the other on a soft surface (you) over and over and over again. What’s up with that? Does it mean anything?