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DECEMBER 23, 2008

Cat playing with Christmas tree ornaments
Granny Green

Posted by: Granny
3:23pm

Hey kiddos, I have a great idea for a green holiday gift. It's recycled, doesn't come in plastic packaging, and shouldn't be wrapped in wrapping paper.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
3:25pm

Ok, ok, I get it... a lump of coal. I promise I'll be better next year.

Granny Green

Posted by: Granny
3:26pm

Nope. But now that you mention it...

Izz

Posted by: Izz
3:27pm

Granny!

Granny Green

Posted by: Granny
3:30pm

Oh, alright. It's a cat or dog from an animal shelter. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that there are tens of millions of stray dogs and cats in the United States. The cold winter months are an especially important time to give a needy animal a home.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
3:32pm

I get the no wrapping paper or plastic packaging parts, but how are cats and dogs recycled?

Granny Green

Posted by: Granny
3:36pm

Many stray animals were once other people's pets who got lost and didn't have tags that could identify the owners.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
3:37pm

That's sad! If I find a cat under the Christmas tree, I'm going to make sure I keep him indoors and get him a collar and ID tags just in case he ever accidentally gets out on his own.

Kitty

Posted by: Kitty
3:23pm

Miaow!

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