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Week 38 Results: 5.5 oz of plastic waste.
Posted By Beth Terry On March 9, 2008 @ 11:16 pm In pet care,Plastic Tally 2008-03-15,Weekly Results 2008 | 15 Comments
More kitty plastic this week. I gave up on the hypoallergenic food from the vet, which actually made them both sick, and fed them boiled chicken, white rice, and pumpkin this week. More on that in a future post. I also purchased a bottle of Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes & Probiotics , which of course comes in a plastic bottle.
The thing is, when it comes to Soots and Arya, I would do anything to help them feel better. These cats are pure, unconditional love. And I don’t mean that I think they love me or that I’m anthropomorphizing them. I mean that when I look in their faces, I get such a feeling of joy that I think I might understand a tiny fraction of what it feels like to be a mother. They can bite and scratch and poop on the floor and ruin the slippers I just finished knitting, and none of that matters.
So anyway, I cooked them chicken that we already had in the freezer in plastic packaging. I didn’t buy this chicken, and I wouldn’t have eaten it myself. But since we already had it, I figured it was better to use it up than to go out and buy new chicken. And even though it was probably purchased since I began the plastics project, I’m going to add it to the “Before” list since I didn’t buy it and it wasn’t originally intended for me. If I need more for them after this is gone, I’ll get it in my own container from the butcher counter at Whole Foods or one of the two local butcher shops in my neighborhood.
So, here’s this week’s tally. Items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began (or in this case purchased by my partner originally for himself):
New plastic waste:
So that’s my story for this week. All about cats and cat poop and cat food. Hopefully, I’ll find something more interesting for the non-catophile readers soon. But I can only report life as I live it, right?
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URLs in this post:
 Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes & Probiotics: http://www.cart4sites.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=animalessentials&Category_Code=Merr
 Melanie’s: http://bean-sprouts.blogspot.com/2008/02/frugal-hot-chocolate.html
 Heather T’s: http://makeabag.blogspot.com/
 this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/107781
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