Why is Boodie in the enclosed patio, eating the dog’s food?
I had to push my way in to find out.
So here was the deal: my human was Furminating her — again! — but this time it was to help clean up the mess left by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It turns out that fur and hair do a great job of soaking up oil, and Matter of Trust is asking beauty salons, pet groomers, and even individuals to send human hair clippings and pet fur so they can make “booms” to absorb the oil that has spilled into the Gulf.
Here is a video about how this works:
To make these “booms,” they also need nylon stockings to stuff the hair and fur in, so my human is donating a bunch of stockings she has had since the 1980s. Do not ask me why she was hanging onto them all this time. There are some things about humans I really don’t understand.
As a reward for getting Furminated again, my human told us cats that we were each allowed to do one naughty thing in the enclosed patio. That’s why Boodie got a few bites of the dog food. Binga opted to hang out in the doghouse.
Of course, I went for the food. Dog food is yummy and my human never lets me have it!
According to the instructions, you are supposed to put the fur and nylons into separate plastic garbage bags, as you saw here, and box them up. We were such good kitties that we even offered to sacrifice a really great box for this cause!
If you want to do this — or if you want to get your groomer or hair salon involved, sign up with the Excess Access program (or have your groomer or hair salon sign up), and they will tell you how to prepare your box and where to send it. See if you can get friends and family involved so you can send them a really big package!