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My Green Kitty Life with a Mom Eco-Blogger: Guest Post By Pounce
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My Green Kitty Life with a Mom Eco-Blogger: Guest Post By Pounce

Meow Meow! (That’s “Hello” in Cat.)

Hey readers! Last week, my Mom wrote about how to adopt a green cat like me. I wanted to tell my side of the story too, so I got my little paws onto her laptop. She’s been asking what I do all day when she’s working hard to keep food on the table and more importantly, in my bowl. (Insider tip: I’ve actually been working on a novel about life on the Street. When I want to goof off, I check out Caturday, 7 days a week. Why bother learning 7 names of days when you can just learn one?) Usually my days look like this:

sustainable cat

What can I say? It’s a tough life, and I have this mini-catlike friend who doesn’t even meow.

Mommy told me that we have to be conscious of our Carbon Catprint, to make sure that future kitties and owners have a place to live and lounge. She always says she’s trying to be ‘green’, but she looks awfully pale to me, just between us.

However, I don’t mind the sustainable things that we do to help out the Earth. Here are a few meowservations I’ve noticed:

  • Litter. After living with 6 cats in an oversized prison cell, I was happy have a full reign of Mom’s apartment. I immediately had to pee with excitement when I saw my new place. Mom told me that she uses “sustainable” cat litter. We currently use Swheat Scoop, which is made from wheat. Mom says that the clay litter is bad because it’s strip mined from the earth and never biodegrades. Plus, if I accidentally ingest it while cleaning myself, it contains silica (carcinogen) & sodium bentonite (insoluble mass), which are both bad news for me. Although I’ve heard rumors that my feline kind don’t adapt well to other litters, I dove right in! 

Swheat Scoop sustainable kitty litter

  • Food. Cats like me are carnivores by nature, so I eat grain-free cat food. Some people say cat foods packed with corn, wheat & other grains contribute to feline diseases like diabetes, allergies, & obesity. I personally eat Taste of the Wild, which tastes ferocious like the name, as well as wet food that’s grain-free, wild caught & dolphin safe. I think I purr more because of it.      
  • Toys. Mom tried buying me fancy “recycled” toys, but I love those cardboard boxes she brings home! And paper bags! And the toilet paper roll! One day she came home with a bag full of paper bags, saying something about “recycle night” outside. Whatever, more toys for me!
  • Food Storage: Mom has this stupid glass jar full of my cat food that taunts me. I can see the noms constantly but it’s too heavy to knock over. (I’ve tried.) And she comes home with HUGE bags of food. She said it’s better to buy in bulk since there’s less packaging. Whatever that means.
sustainable cat food container
See? No way I’m getting in.
  • Organic Catnip & treats. Occasionally Mom puts these organic ‘catnip’ leaves on my toys and bed which I love! She said there’s no pesticides, which is healthier for me. Plus, she brought me back these natural treats from her trip to Austin. They’re delicious and I love eating them. They even put my picture on the cover, too!
purrz organic cat treats
I’m famous!

Readers, do you have a sustainable kitty like me? What do you do that my Mom should take advantage of? (Hint, hint!) Tell her in the comments so she can spoil me more.

Sincerely,

Pounce DeLeon

Now, back to the important stuff:

sustainable (and sleepy) cat

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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