April 21st 2009 9:27 am
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Earth Day is Wednesday and we decided to research how we can "go green" as dogs and cats. Here are some of the things we have found:
1. Use environmentally friendly alternatives for cat litter. There are alternatives such as natural wheat or corn based litter which are biodegradable. It is best not to flush cat litter as cats carry toxoplasmosis which is very harmful to sealife.
2. When picking up poop (like when walking the dogs), use biodegradable poop bags that won't cause harm to our landfills. Unlike cat poop, the best way to dispose of dog poop is to flush it. You can even find flushable bags for dog poop.
3. There are green toys and collars. Look for toys that are made of recylcled plastic and collars make from hemp.
4. Save birds from preditor cats by putting a bell on the cat's collar. This makes it very difficult for a cat to sneak upon a bird.
So that is some of the changes we will be making around here to honor our Earth on Earth Day! Hope many of our friends will do the same. Happy Earth Day!!!
We also wanted to mention we are purring for our precious friend Muppet who has been thru so much lately. She is so loved by so many of us . . .please send a purr her way.