Happy Earth Day!

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Apr 222022
 

You guys! Y’know what today is? It’s Earth Day…a special day to honor this planet we call home. 

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 as a day to bring awareness to environmental and conservation issues. It’s now celebrated annually around the world by more than 20 billion people.

I’m celebrating the day by spending time watching Earth TV and all that it has to offer.

Ernie looking out the window

Like all the wonderful wildlife out there…the swans and the geese that visit everyday.

Geese and Swans on river

Y’know…things are finally getting a little more green around here. The grass is growing, trees and plants are budding, and flowers are beginning to bloom.

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d share a few easy ways to help keep our beautiful earth green when it comes to your pets.

Reuse and recycle. Most communities have recycling programs. Make sure you recycle those pet food cans. And you can recycle the bags that dry food comes in as well.

Use earth and pet friendly cleaning products. Here’s what the mom uses to clean most everything around our house. She fills an empty spray bottle with equal parts of white vinegar and water and adds a few drops of dishwashing soap. It’s easy to make and contains no harmful chemicals…and works well to clean most everything from tile floors to kitchen countertops…and even litter boxes!

Plant some flowers or even a tree. Planting helps to keep the earth green. And if you want to make your cat really happy, plant some catnip. You can cut off a few leaves at a time and give it to your cat as a special treat. There’s nothing like fresh nip!

Spay and neuter! Spaying and neutering helps to reduce the amount of unwanted animals. And in the case of feral cats, it helps to keep their population in check and reduces the stress on local wildlife.

Happy Earth Day! Are you celebrating? How are you keeping our earth green?

pawprints

  26 Responses to “Happy Earth Day!”

  1. Great ideas for everyone to participate in earth Day Ernie…….you sure have a beautiful scene to look out onto every day and we must do all we can to make sure this type of scene is available for humans and animals to enjoy FOREVER!

    Happy Earth Day………hugs, Teddy

  2. wonderful earth tv you,re so lucky.x

  3. You handsome scrumptius boy! I can’t get past that! BUT I am glad you told us what to clean with. Mom has an empty spray bottle and she will try it. Guaranteed!

  4. Thank you for these great reminders! We do recycle, but we need to do better about cleaning supplies. Thanks for the tip about the white vinegar, water, and dish soap. Happy Earth Day!

  5. Happy Earth Day. Our Mom has done that vinegar/water/dish soap mix but never thought to try it on the litter boxes!!

  6. Happy Earth Day!
    We are using our car much less, and we recycle like crazy.
    There is more to do, however, and we know it.

  7. Happy Earth Day.

  8. Great list of things to do to protect our earth.

    Have a fabulous Earth Day and weekend. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  9. Great information, Ernie…

  10. Great tips! Hope your Earth Day is purrrrrrfect! Miss you!

  11. Your Earth TV looks fantastic. Wish we got that channel here. Looks a little less nature-y here.

  12. We love your suggestions and your earth TV So beautiful to have birds and animals out the window! And we, too, use that vinegar/soap/water thingy and it works perfectly. Soap and water are pretty good for almost anything and wash off covid! So here’s a good Earth Day to you, Ernirino, Ernikins, Ernesto the Besto. Just having fun…

  13. dood! earth day iz like de best. de utilatee companee heer
    waz holdin a free tree givez a way…within de hour they all
    waz spoken for ! ❤️

  14. Your little part of our planet looks wonderful Ernie, you’ve sure got lots to watch. Happy Earth Day!

  15. Mee-yow Ernie you sure ARE a “Green” Kitty!
    Mee two iss watchin wildlife an makin sure BellaSita Mum putss out foodabulls fore Squirrelss an Chico Chppie an Birdiess 3 timess a day!
    Wee have a wee Red Maple that needs a bit f care so BellaSida will take care of it tomorrow (lee peepss around to bother her!)
    Wee DUE THE 3 “R’ss” efurry day.
    Wee are such guud Kittiess rite???
    **nose kissess** BellaDharma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum

  16. You have a great window to watch earth tv on.

  17. Great suggestions. Happy Earth Day! XO

  18. Happy Earth Day to you, too, Ernie!
    We love the Earth around you area…and of course the whole Earth, too.

  19. Good tips for Earth Day, and every day, Ernie! That’s a beautiful view to look out on!

  20. Those are all great ways to help the Earth, Ernie. Happy Earth Day!

  21. You sure know how to appreciate the Earth, Ernie!

  22. Happy Earth Day Ernie!!
    We also like to look after the Earth.
    Mum works in a thrift store(but she is retiring) so she recycles a lot 🙂
    We recycle at home too.
    A healthy planet gives us nice grass and I love to eat grass! MOL!!!
    Purrs, Julie

  23. Great tips! We only have one earth. We wash cat food cans and use Method soap. We do mix vinegar and water too. Pop got a free Christmas tree at the supermarket on the first earth day and when they moved, it was about 20 feet high! Hope the new owners didn’t cut it down.

  24. I think every day is Earth Day! Or should be. And judging from the Millennial and Gen Z people my human knows, these age groups understand that too. Which makes us hopeful.

  25. Ernie that is 100% a room with a view
    Hugs cecilia

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