Okay, this isn’t really a green post, but I found it immensely amusing so I thought I’d share it with you. Plus, watch how I turn this into an eco-friendly topic!
A friend emailed me this tidbit published in the Globe and Mail:
In research sponsored by Friskies cat food, animal behaviour scientist Jill Villarreal gave 50 house cats collar cameras that took a photo every 15 minutes, Associated Press reports. Some of the leading ways the cats occupied themselves:
- Looking out of windows– 22% of the time
- Interacting with other family pets – 12%
- Climbing on furniture – 8%
- Sleeping, looking at television or other media, hiding under tables – each 6%
- Playing with toys – 5%
- Eating or looking at food – 4%
And, here’s how I’ll turn this into an environmentally-themed post. Friskies is made by Purina, which may just well be one of the largest pet food manufacturers around. I’ve taken a look at a variety of organic and natural pet foods (to read the posts, click the “Food” link in the top navigation bar – The Natural Cat Food Throwdown is a good post to start with) in terms of how green the manufacturers are. BUT, I have yet to tackle the mainstream pet companies. I’ll put it on my “to-do” list to inquire just what they are doing if anything to be more eco-friendly.