Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to be a Greener Pet

Today is Earth Day! We thought it would be a great opportunity to share some way that we pets can help Mother Earth by choosing to live a grenner lifestyle. We present :

Opus and Roscoe's Tips
on how to be a Greener Pet

Tip One: Save Water
Cats are naturally earth friendly creatures as we don't like to waste water by taking baths. We suggest to our doggy friends that they try giving themselves a bath by simply licking the dirt off of their own fur, rather than have the humans wash them in the tub. This way you can save on water and soap.

Tip Two:
Cut Back on Litter Waste
The most obvious way to help out the environment is to eliminate all that kitty litter that ends up on the dumpster. There are several ways you can cut back on litter waste. For starters, you could just use the neighbors flower garden as your personal bathroom. We are sure that your neighbor won't mind as we all know that poo poo makes for great fertilizer. Just think how much your neighbor will thank you when her beautiful flowers grow big and strong.

Another way to eliminate the kitty litter waste is by placing your "left overs" in a paper bag, place it on your neighbors front porch, light it on fire, ring the doorbell and run like crazy! This seems to be a joke that the humans like to use (we saw it in a movie). Just think how hard your neighbor will laugh when stomping out the flaming, bag of poo!

Another option is to use the humans litter box. This might be difficult for any cats who are afraid of water as the humans use water rather than sand in their box.

Our last option is to simply use an earth friendly cat liter in your kitty box.

Tip Number Three:
Use earth friendly toys

There are plenty of options for finding earth friendly cat toys. Our favorite toys are the organic ones like house flies, moths, small birds, and spiders. There are also more elaborate organic toys like scorpions and lizards, but those might be harder to come by.

If you are not interested in earth friendly toys of the living kind, there are plenty of places where you can buy earth-friendly-man-made toys.

Tip Four:
Conserve Energy

We all know that it is good for the planet if we can conserve as much energy as possible. Being earth friendly kitties, we try to do this as often as possible. Whenever you can try to find a warm, soft place to curl up and save energy. Not only is to good for the planet, but it is good for you as well.

We think we have done a good job of coming up with ways to be an earth friendly pet. However, if you have any other tips please leave them in our comment section.

Having Earth Day is a wonderful way to get people to stop and think about ways in which they can make our planet a better place. But even more importantly, we think you should make EVERY day earth day. If you haven't done so already, start looking into ways in which you can contribute. It can be something as simple as recycling in your own home.

Be sure to stop by the Earth Day website to see what is going on around the world today.

Please feel free to use this poster;
add it to your blog and pass it out to your friends.


Sassy Kat said...

Nice tips to save the engergy. You two are so smart. I also was wondering if tht potty thingie Opus was sitting on the other day ready a newspaper was one of those that didn't waste water? Thank you both for the beautiful poster you sent over to my place today. I have it proudly displayed today.

HotMBC said...

Those are grate tips! We speshully like the flamin poo bag one. I'll hafta get Mommy to try dat. hehehe Fanks for the grate grafik! I putted it up cuz it's so cool!
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Punkin said...

Great tips.
I always do poo and pee outside to fertilize the lawn and plants.
Would like to do the burning of the poo, but Mom says no. She just does't understand what fun that would be.
We all, specially humans, need to be more respectful to Mother Earth.


The Cat Realm said...

GUYS! This is the most wonderful post ever! And very good advice! We try to help by using the outdoor litter box and the "organic" toys....

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Terrific post! Happy Earth Day! Unfortunately, we need weekly baths to stay healthy, because the oil our skin secretes builds up, since we have no fur for it to be distributed through. Burning poo would be fun, but I don't think too many humans would agree!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think instead of going to the website, I shall lie around and conserve energy...

Daisy said...

Thanks for the good advice, Opus and Roscoe! I have always wanted to go potty Outside, but I have never done it before. Happy Earth Day, and thanks for the beautiful graphic!

China Cat said...

Happy Earth Day! What terrific tips you had to help the Earth! Thanks for sharing your beautiful graphic for Earth Day! Willow and I love it!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat

Junior said...

Those are marvelous suggestions for being green!!!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thank you for the lovely graphic. We posted it and hope lots of kitties and doggies will stop by your place today to read your tips on being a greener pet.

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Happy Earth Day!!

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs, heehee me luved ur tips on being a green cat...

b safe,

The Furry Kids said...

Those are great tips!

Asta said...

Opus and Roscoe
Those awe wondewful tips! I find that we can consewve on heating by me wawming my pawents in bed and we don't have to heat all wintew..vewy eawf fwiendly, and lots mowe fun than an icky heatew.
I suwe hope I can come back and see you in Italy again..MY pawents want to come vewy much too...someday!!
smoochie kisses

topcatrules said...

Oh this is so clever! Mom laughed over her cappuccino.

MoMo said...

Great hints - I have been doing most of the suggestions already. I would dearly LOVE to leave a burning packet of my delicious leftovers at one of the neighbours though. Hahahahaha!

What a trip - leaving Sydney in the Flying Bus by night in the pouring rain was an experience and a half! Great driving, guys!

Blogger wouldn't let me upload pictures this morning!

Anonymous said...

Happy Earth Day, dear friends!! What a GREAT tips you give here and thank you SO much for the beautiful graphic!! Unfortunately, as you can see, Eart Day was over by the time my typist let me on the computer (grrrrr...)

Tip four - conserve energy, are we also doing, and with doing it we also warm the staff and that saves lots of energy, too.


Mickey said...

Those were great!!! They made me laff and laff!!!! :)
Mom laffed too but said she is glad she does not live next door to you! I think it would be cool :)
Purrs Mickey

Alasandra said...

We like your tips on being green. I tried the idea about using the flower bed for a litter box (actually it was the blueberry bed Mommy was weeding) but Mommy got very irate about it and threw dirt clods at me. ~Scylla

PS: they were very small dirt clods that Charybdis used as a toy.

Criz Lai said...

Whoa... cool logo and those are some good tips for conserving Mother Earth's valuable resources. The six of us do not have problems at all in conserving energy. We sleep on and around Daddy when he was having fever to have the warmth we required. We played with natural toys, ie, Daddy's hair and toes. We pee and poo right into the toilet pothole as taught by Justin.

Psss..the only energy we use a lot is to secretly switch on the computer when Daddy was fast asleep and run around the cat blogosphere :P

meemsnyc said...

Thank you for the great tips! I especially like the save water tip. That photo is adorable!

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! Good arguments ! My cat use all gardens around as a huge litterbox and that's why the flowers are blooming ! and they are specialists in energy saving as they nap 22 h a day ! and putting cat poo in the front of a (naughty) neighbor's door really happened here in our street. Kids had done it because this neighbor always destroyed their indian tents they had built in the little wood !

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