Monday, October 20, 2008

Roots & Shoots

Annie and I joined the East Bay chapter of Roots & Shoots. Roots & Shoots is a grass roots organization started by Jane Goodall as a way for kids to contribute to their community and to animals. Our first meeting/project is to make cat toys and dog treats and then a tour of the Berkeley Animal Shelter to distribute the home made goodies. Sadly, Annie and I will be out-of-town so we made toys today so that we could contribute even though we will be absent.

Earlier, I set out the toys we made to snap a photo to post with, then Annie and I stepped out for a dental appointment. When we got home, our cat had broken into the studio, played with all the toys and lay completely stoned on the ottoman with the floor littered with toys! Did I mention we filled them with catnip? Bill snapped the photo below before carrying her upstairs and putting her in bed where she slept all night through!


Anonymous said...

I think that I will get some catnip for my WillieBoy. He would love to play. I really like the birds. So clever of both of you!

Cher Mere said...

That is a cute story. :)

Please let us know how Roots and Shoots goes. I was thinking about signing Z up when we lived in L.A.. They don't have a chapter here in South Bend and I am not in the position to start one right now. But we can still do some of the activities on our own.

Kate in NJ said...

LOL, Mine like to roll around on an
old towel covered in it...we separate them, cause they get mean to each other when they "get their high on".;-) Keep us posted on Roots and Shoots..we don't have one near enough to us to join.

Ulla said...

LOL! If only Catnip could help us humans sleep so well!! How wonderful that the two of you are creating for Roots and Shoots!

Project Pink Suitcase said...

Cute toys! What a great thing to be part of!
So funny that your cat found them!