Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Earth Day (but what does that have to do with the cat)


The Woman says that it's Earth Day and I should tell my furrends how I help save trees and stuff. What she means is that we have this great litter scoop that she bought years ago. Originally, it came with plastic poo bags to attach to the end so she could just scoop and the poo goes right into the bag. No muss; no fuss. No smelly garbage bags. Hey, Woman, what do you mean by that? I'll have you know, my poos don't smell! You know, you don't smell like roses! She then takes the bag filled with my pees and poos out and dumps it down the garbage shoot and it's gone. The part that makes it so cool is we don't buy bags. We use those plastic bags that our morning paper comes in. It's a great way to use those unnecessary bags. She says it's one of the great inventions of our time. HAH! That's just one of the ways our carbon footprint is tiny.

I'm gonna leave you with one of Pop's favorite songs ever. It's also one of the best songs about the environment we've ever heard. It's Don McLean's Tapestry. Even though he wrote the song over 30 years ago, it's truer today than ever.


Tapestry

Every thread of creation is held in position
by still other strands of things living.
In an earthly tapestry hung from the skyline
of smouldering cities so gray and so vulgar,
as not to be satisfied with their own negativity
but needing to touch all the living as well.

Every breeze that blows kindly is one crystal breath
we exhale on the blue diamond heaven.
As gentle to touch as the hands of the healer.
As soft as farewells whispered over the coffin.
We're poisoned by venom with each breath we take,
from the brown sulphur chimney and the black highway snake.

Every dawn that breaks golden is held in suspension
like the yoke of the egg in albumen.
Where the birth and the death of unseen generations
are interdependent in vast orchestration
and painted in colors of tapestry thread.
When the dying are born and the living are dead.

Every pulse of your heartbeat is one liquid moment
that flows through the veins of your being.
Like a river of life flowing on since creation.
Approaching the sea with each new generation.
You're now just a stagnant and rancid disgrace
that is rapidly drowning the whole human race.

Every fish that swims silent, every bird that flies freely,
every doe that steps softly.
Every crisp leaf that falls, all the flowers that grow
on this colourful tapestry, somehow they know.
That if man is allowed to destroy all they need.
He will soon have to pay with his life, for his greed.

14 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

We're laffin cuz we all like to use the same litterbox. That little bag wouldn't even start to hold ours! HaHaMeow. Mommy re-uses the Wal-Mart, Target style bags.We can really load one up!

Sparkle said...

I use a litter box that has sort of a built-in scoop - it's got a double bottom with a sifter so my human just sifts out the waste and dumps it and puts the rest of the litter in a fresh pan. That way we don't need bags at all!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I thought my Human was the only one old as dirt enough to remember that song. Ha!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We use those plastic grocery bags to bundle the garbage down to the dumpster. And recycle most plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and glass. Our litter is made from corn and gets recycled by the big land treatment wastewater facility. Liquids water corn and soybeans. Solids provide fertilizer.

My woman has always loved that song. She's old as dirt (as Spitty says). You look grogeous amongst the flower petals CK!

Laura & Taffy

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

PS: We have celebrated Earth Day since it began. Each year on that date we try to make another change to improve our total footprint on the planet. Last year we changed from most cleaning products to white vinegar.

Happy Earth Day to all!

Laura & Taffy

Marg said...

Our Old lady remembers that song too. It is a really great one. We are lucky and live in the country so we just dump our poo outside and don't have to use bags. Great Earth day post. Well done.

Brian said...

Drat, I forgot is was Earth Day, and I'm a big fan! Great post CK!

Bassetmomma said...

Happy Earth Day!

The Island Cats said...

That's an interesting scooper! We've never seen one you can attach a bag to. We celebrate Earth Day by watching all the birdies and critters outside have a good time. Happy Earth Day!

Kjelle Bus said...

HAPPY EARTHDAY !
Of course your poo doesn´t stink CK !
My mom would like to have a scoop like that for my pee and poo , she has never seen anything that smart here in Sweden.
My mom uses the small bags you carry home fruit in or old breadbags for my pee and poo :)

Mariodacat said...

Love that song. Very nice post. We keep trying too in this house. Our grocery store even recycles plastic bags now - those that they put special groceries in like meat, poison stuff, and the likes.

Carolyn said...

For Austin it’s dig-up-the-earth day every day :)

BTW he’s done his ABCs xox

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi CK! Don't you loves my noo bloo tunnel??? I will try to pop over in the morning after the Stoopy Human leaves for ::shudder:: work. I think I've got it working now ;-) XOXO

Katie and Glogirly said...

Hey CK!
Now that is the COOLEST poo scoop I've ever seen. Of course Gloman and the girl haven't had an 'actual' paper since WAY before I was even born...so she'd have to buy the whole shebang. I'm with you though. MY poo can't possibly stink. Between the grapefruit and the beans...SHEESH!

...love that song. So much.

Happy Earth Day, my stunning friend!
xoxo Katie