4/22/2008

Tuxie Tuesday and Earth Day

You may be wondering why a sleek House Panther like me would post a "Tuxie Tuesday." Simple, my friends at the Tuxido Gang Hideout sent me a great prize package for participating in their First Blogoversary question game! The beautiful Tuxie girl Samantha and her honorary Tuxie brother Tigger sent me some really cool stuff!


I got a great postcard all the way from Florida.


Here I am waiting for daddy to put together my brand new fev-ver toy!



Fun fev-ver toy!!! I also got a cool skunky battabout toy and 2 catnip mousies. Mommy would toss one to me and I'd catch it, sometimes with my paws, and sometimes with my nose. durh.


I like playing with the fev-ver toy when it went under the envelope and the envelope itself!


I hope you're all celebrating Earth Day!! We like Live Earth, Abundant Planet, The National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation for good information on how to support wildlife and the environment. We also use the tips from our local energy company to help save energy and money.

Today, mommy unplugged the computer upstairs (since she has the laptop) and the TV up there too. She also unplugged the TV & satellite in the kitchen since she isn't using those either.

Inspired by the "one hour of lights out" last month she stopped leaving the outside light on, except on the weekends (we get kids in the woods behind our lot on the weekends). We also make sure all lights are out in any room we aren't in at that moment. She does all her hot water wash on the same day so the water only has to heat up once and the only laundry that goes in the dryer are sheets, towels and socks. Everything else gets hung to dry. It takes a little longer, but it is better for the environment cause it saves energy.

19 comments:

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Mommy went around the house one day and unplugged everything that she could. She admits she did it more to save money than the earth, but hey! Whatever works we say! Now if only we could talk Daddy into turning off his computer more. We've got him to turn off the monitor so that's progress!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

What a fabulous package you received, Hendrix. :)

We don't have a dryer, so we have to hang EVERYTHING to dry. Our flat here in Munich doesn't have a spot to hook up a dryer, and since we are renting, we aren't allowed to cut holes in the walls for the dryer vent. So everything gets hung up to dry! It takes longer, especially in the winter, but we have no choice!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Your new toys look great!

Wow, your Mum is very good at conserving energy - I am still working on my Mum, sigh....

I have tagged you for a fun MeMe, drop by my blog for more details.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Hi Mr. Hendrix, we are so glad you got the package and that you liked the toys!! Thanks for plaing our guessing questions.

Wow, you Mom is great and our Mom is working on conserving energy, too. Every little bit helps!

Your FL furiends,

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Hendrix my man!!!
Tanks soo much fur al of yer help wit da openin’ of da café. I could nots haz done it witout you helpin’ to waits on cats & getin’ dere orderz correct.
You are a wonderful co-host & I yam furevvfur in your debt.
It iz gonna be free mealz at da café fur life fur you & Bendrix. You are awesome!
Love, Dr Tweety
PS: Dat iz a furry good lookin’ pack-age dats you gots in da mail!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Happy Earth Day to you Mr Hendrix. We can't do too much about shutting things off in our house because our Nana & Grampy came to live with us 2 years ago. They seem to like all the lights on as well as 3 TV's. Mom turns them off; they mysteriously end up on again. Mom sighs a lot about this.

We don't know what a skunky battabout is, but it sure sounds like fun!

Daisy said...

Happy Earth Day! You are doing a lot to help the environment. We like to recycle. That just means putting stuff into the recycling bin instead of the trash can. Anybody can do that!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We guess Jan has been doing her part, even if accidentally. She has been hanging things up to dry for years, but her excuse is to save money. And we don't mind not having extra lights on since we can nap better in the dark.

Tybalt said...

What a great feather toy!

Your mommy does a lot for the environment. We are a little environmentally friendly at my house . . . the lights are rarely on at all, so we save lots on electricity. Plus the one light we leave on at night has one of those energy saving bulbs in it. We're trying to be more eco-friendly at our house!

Happy Earth Day!

PB & J said...

What a great bunch of goodies! I put you on the TGH today. Happy Tuxie Tuesday!

Chairman Mao said...

That's a superduper package, and have fun with that fevvur toy!

That's a furry good thing, to consurve enurgy! Momma and Daddy are workin on gettin bettur about that, too.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

jenianddean said...

I can't wait to tell my mom and dad about what your mom is doing. My mom does some of things already, but she should be doing more.

And what great prizes! Happy day!

Sorry I haven't been visiting much the last week or so. My mom has been out of town and I need her thumbs to type and use the mouse.

Take care!
-Jasper McKitten-Cat

catsynth said...

How great to receive a postcard and toys :)

And happy Earth Day!

Princess said...

Wow you hit it big Mr. Hendrix!
I love the skunkie toy!! Those are great fun to bunny kick

Parker said...

That's a great package of goodies Mr. Hendrix! You sure look like you had fun with everything!
We salute you and your Mommy for being green. We do a lot of green things too!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those are all good things. We never use hot water any more for laundry.

Mickey said...

Hendrix,those were cool toys! The fev-vers are the best!! Well maybe mousies with catnip!
Mom cleaned up the yard some for Earth Day :)
Purrs mickey

SophieKitty said...

Cool toys! Congratulations on winning the prize.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Those are great prizes you got! Congratulations on them.

Your Mommy does a lot to conserve energy. We need to do more than we do, but we are working on it.