Friday, April 22, 2016

8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Cat


Meows from Mudpie and Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Here are some ideas on how to "go green" with your kitty...

1) Most cats love canned food. (Notice I said "most"...ahem) Recycle the cans!

2) Reuse plastic bags by lining them inside a small pail and keeping it next to your litter boxes. Scoop clumps into the bag, cover it and toss bag when full.

3) Cut back on the number of plastic bags you get by bringing reusable totes for trips to the pet store.

4) Make a puzzle feeder out of plastic soda or water bottles. Cut a few small holes into the side of the bottle and insert treats or catnip. If you go through a lot of bottles consider making a bunch to enrich the lives of shelter cats!

5) Make fun cat toys out of toilet paper rolls, plastic milk container rings and crumpled up paper

6) Turn all those cardboard boxes from Amazon Prime into an adorable scratching pad or play house.

7) Choose environmentally friendly kitty litters such as Weruva's sustainably sourced All-Natural Hinoki Wood & Green Tea Cat Litter and Garfield's new biodegradable and flushable litter.

8) It's time for spring cleaning! Donate extra towels, blankets, etc. to your local shelter.

Bonus Idea:

Adopt. Is there anything better than a recycled pet? We don't think so!

20 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Mom is going to try the boxes to scratchers idea!!

The Florida Furkids

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Earth Day!

Anonymous said...

Recycling a pet? We call it UPcycling!!!! Great ideas, Mudpie!!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Excellent and shared but we're still looking for a new litter solution.

Marg said...

Those are some excellent ideas to celebrate Earth day. We sure will try some of them.

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Happy Earth Day!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Happy Earth Day, Melissa and Mudpie.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are with ya on all but #7. And TBT says we ARE gonna try that stuff.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Meant ta add: Oh Bast, we didn't think ta add a picture of our recycle bin on our post! Great idea...

The Island Cats said...

Excellent ideas. We've actually do or have tried most of these.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Recycled pet, that made me giggle! But yes, adopt, don't shop. Happy Earth Day, Mudpie!!!

The Menagerie Mom said...

These are all great tips. My favorite is the bonus tip! Happy Earth Day, Mudpie and Melissa!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

These are great ideas, Mudpie! Thanks for the reminder. Happy Earth Day!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy Earth Day!

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Great suggestions! We already do most of those. :) 2 & 4 are the only ones we don't do. For 2, our litter can go in the compost, so no need for plastic bags.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those are all great ideas. Happy Earth Day!

Kitties Blue said...

Very good ideas for Earth Day. Well done. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Cathy Keisha said...

Let's see: TW washes out all my cans for recycling, she brings canvas bags when she goes shopping, she uses the plastic bags the newspaper comes in as "poo" bags when she cleans my box, we recycle all our paper, bottles and cans and when we had the house we composted. Oh she tried making a toy outta TP tubes but I wasn't innerested.

Caren Gittleman said...

YAY! We have done 2,4,5, 6, 7 and 8! catchatwithcarenandcody

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are all great ideas ! We don't do 2 and 4 : our litter is compostable, and we don't use many PET bottles (and recycle them). Purrs