My cats love green stuff. They adore catnip and wheatgrass. They love to gnaw my houseplants and always find the lettuce in my grocery bag. You could say green is their color, so it was only fair I brought back something for them from the Green Festival, a yearly pro-environmental fair which happens to be my favorite place on the planet to spend my green.
Cats in general need to green-up their acts, or rather, their people do. This story on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website points out that cats can be as bad for the environment as anyone, so it’s a good idea to educate cats and their people on the effects of some of their choices. Fortunately, what’s good for the environment is usually good for cats, like purchasing food with less additives from more-responsible producers.
My Green Fest cat gift is another great example. Dye-free, made from all natural materials, no plastic whatsoever, this hand-made mouse toy made by Purrfect Play was worth a little more green than your average mouse toy. Not only because I got to support someone who is working to reduce my cats’ carbon paw print (i.e. kitties’ planetary impact), but because of how much my cats like this product. Of course, the real product testing at the Self Help for Cats labratory is always conducted by the cats themselves.
Upon awakening in the morning, I presented Brody with the green mouse (actually white and tan), and to my surprise, it must be stuffed with some very powerful catnip (organic, of course). Well, Brody went nuts – he immediately bit deeply into the mouse and lost his head, digging pointlessly into the sheets with a wild stare and flipping his body about as if trying to remove his fur suit over his head, feet first. The verdict — Brody give two fangs up for the Purrfect Play mouse, which was immediately saturated in cat drool at a heretofore unheard of rate.
So you see, cats really do dig green stuff. With enough organic catnip mice, cats will be well on their way to saving the planet in the most entertaining fashion the world has ever known.
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