Echoes of Doggedness, Earth Day for an Eco-Dog:
What is Your Pet's Impact on the Earth? What is Your Impact on Your Pet's Health (and your own)?
What are You Gonna Do About It? Who Will You Tell?
Cedar Dogs Eco-Agenda, Five-to-Do’s
Canines and their humans; Stoop to Scoop
Felines and their humans; no more clay-based litters
You are what you eat
Rid toxic exposures
Be sustainable in all that you do
In her closing weeks of life here in Ohio, Cedar Dog continued to give her love despite the tolls of aging which her body could no longer overcome. Love was her pillar; her love warms our hearts and soothes the pain we feel in her loss. She was an amazing dog.
It has taken our clan a month to write and share this blog to notify her friends and family worldwide of her passing on May 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 am. After 16 years and two months we are sure you will understand that losing a dog so rich in character is not easy! Cedar personified the gifts our 4-leggeds give freely; unconditional love, forgiveness and loyalty. She always stood out.
Our home is where her story began. The first half of her life was spent calming down from the cruelty she had experienced as a young dog. It took her more than a year to trust 2-leggeds again. Her 4-legged mentors were two Chesapeake Bay retriever sisters, Abby Jean and Brady Sue. The latter half of her life was about fulfilling her life purpose and pledges to action.
Her authorship of Doggone Green – A Call to Action to Save Our Earth and its companion book Doggone Clean and Green – Eco-Solutions for a Pets Daily Life are unique. The latter is a children’s workbook of eco-actions for your best friend; the illustrations are rich, they enliven her lessons, all are fun-loving winners. Her eco-agenda is laid-back and unshakable - save the pets, save Mother earth, safeguard your pet’s health and your own.
Her years of pet therapy visits were marked by fulfilling relationships with the elderly and their clans; her light-hearted blogs inspired pets and their people to action; her creative and persistent “oomph” of greening your pet was never-ending. When she ran for Mayor of “anywhere and everywhere” she raised funds for a new shelter in her community, she received paws-up from politicos the world over.
Pets Gone Green University was established by Cedar Dog to make sure a continuing set of courses is always available for pet parents, both awareness and hands-on skills to perk-up pet’s health and well-being. She understood a smarter pet parent was about preparedness and prevention.
I would be remiss if I botched not reminding you of her favorite projects; scooping poop agenda actions were foremost along with discovering poop to power resolutions. Cedar was diligent everywhere reminding pet parents of their duty to scoop the poop and reminding cats to teach their pet parents to find alternative litters, no clay based litter. In fact one of her honors was Cat’s against Clay, “a cats-only member group fighting for litter box reform,” enshrined her as an honorary member.
Just recently the Mayor of Marino, CA resigned after being caught on video throwing a bag of dog poop in his neighbor’s yard. Cedar would have called it Pooper-gate, shouting it out as a great day for Poop to Power. She knew there was power in that smelly mess; from powering lights in a city park, to triggering disputes and always being careful not to misstep in it.
Being her transcriber was “the ride” of a lifetime. Thank-you Cedar; you loved full out; you taught us to be loyal to each other and Mother Earth. Your life on earth was a gift. We love you immensely.
Your family, Kathy Deitsch, transcriber and Mom
Lisa Faust, Mom; Sister Hillary Cat; Brother Ernie Dog
P.S. As always I’ll leave this final draft by your bed with a treat. Look it over and let me know your thoughts.
Here I am, reveling in Earth Day. It's my daffodil patch! Believe me, it gets no better or simpler than this.
“Plop, smack dab in the middle of the daffodil patch; yep poisonous if I eat them, moreover peaceful as I lie there with my paws reaching to the sky,
scratching my back against the earth."
I am a persuasive pooch cause’ I have confidential info, I know pets “rule” in your life! As a dog, I concede my bias around our gifts; “We are straightforward, always in the moment, we love unconditionally, we are totally loyal!” That’s why I wrote Doggone Green, A Call to Action to Save Our Earth in 2008. As doggone green crusaders I KNOW we can help our people save planet earth!
You guessed it, April is a “real” special month for me; I celebrate my date of birth, I published two books in April, and the world cheers on the earth. I dare to change human behavior, daunting don’t you think; that’s cause’ I know we have unprecedented influence! Don’t you agree? You and your pet(s) gonna join us?
"Take action each day; it’s the only way things get done." Cedar Dog
Transcriber, Kathy Deitsch
What a ride; my years on earth remain remarkable. Books written, causes driven and the best part, I’m hummin’. In coming weeks and throughout April, I’ll put “paw to paper” and bring some fresh gen to chew over, woof on about and inspire your environ family to act on. Stand ready to create new yaps online, in your backyard and at the park.
Also during April we will reminisce with Doggone Green news from Earth Days past; it was exciting, she made a difference, together we’ll jog your memory and bring forward eco- actions for today's times.
I am Cedar Dog, DoggoneGreen rocks on!
"Take action each day; it’s the only way things get done." Cedar Dog
Transcriber, Kathy Deitsch
Hillary cat here, to those who know me, I have "spunk and attitude." Cedar dog asked me to write a blog 'cos I am one troubled feline. I think cats get a bad rap! Yesterday on TV, two pieces showed up. First thingie, Monday March 10th, Good Morning America (GMA, a program I don't usually watch & now I know why) segment was on brushing your pet's teeth. Now don't misunderstand I love my pooch bro and "big sis" big-time and they always get TV attention and phone calls and chatter about their lives. Me on the other paw, I have to scrape around on my own for everything. Someone tell me WHY felines are snubbed. I am so over it.
So this is the deal; Pepper Roker, that's Al Roker's dog, had his teeth brushed by dad in this pet health segment of GMA. First off, National Pet Dental Health month was February; I guess they just didn't have time in February to brush pet's teeth, and Pepper dog acted as though he had really not had his teeth ever, ever brushed. Yep, I'm saying it was all for the cameras. Then another dog appeared; the point, where were the cats? Now we need our "pearly whites" brushed too. See what I mean, we just don't count.
I want you to know, I do matter in my menage. I get to go along with the dog's, like now we are in Chicago. My Mom's do these great PetSaver, Pet First Aid classes. That's where pet parents learn how to save our lives if we get in trouble and Mom teaches how to do a
The other TV clip on pets yesterday was on felines; this report made us sound really creepy. The cat's name was Lux, a 22-pound Himalayan who lives in Portland, OR. They said
I feel better now! Getting things out and letting readers hear what's on my mind is really good for me. You got thoughts?
Puuurrs, Hillary cat
Mom and I had a message from a pal and her pooch a while back; her uneasiness, forgotten heroines. It turns out to be the incredible story of Irena Sendler and her dog. When we read this story we strained to imagine how Irena’s work took place each day; electing to put her and her companion animal in danger to support her WHY in the world. "Every child saved with my help is the justification of my existence on this Earth, and not a title to Glory." (Irena Sendler in her own words, photo to right is Irena in 2005)
Sendler was a Polish social worker who conceived extraordinary ways to sneak children out of the Warsaw Ghetto then guarded by Nazis. She protected them and moved them to safety. Irena and her network concealed these children in orphanages and convents.
“Irena was the prime mover that saved 2,500 Jewish children,” reports Wiki, and credited with directly smuggling out hundreds of children herself. Sendler saved the names of the kids she smuggled out, hiding their names in glass jars and burying them under a tree in her backyard. Post-war she attempted to locate any parents that might have survived in an effort to reunite the families. Regrettably, most had been gassed. The kids she helped got placed into foster families or adopted.
Giles Milton an internationally best-selling author of popular history writes, “In 1943, Sendler was arrested by the Gestapo. They’d grown suspicious of her activities and realised she was working on behalf of Warsaw’s Jews. She was beaten, severely tortured by her guards and then sentenced to death for refusing to give them any information. News of her impending execution reached Żegota, the secret Council to Aid Jews, who managed to save her by bribing a German guard as she was led away to be killed. She was listed on the bulletin boards as among those who’d been executed, something that enabled her to live in hiding for the rest of the war.”
Sendler never won the Nobel Peace Prize despite being nominated for it in 2007. In our time there exists
Tell us what you think! Will you share your WHY in today's world?
Sochi, Russia authorized a revolting practice; the genocide of stray dogs/cats. As a dog myself, I can’t get my muzzle around these stories coming out of Sochi, where the winter Olympic games will begin in a few days. Stray animals being exterminated to guarantee the safety of visitors and improve Sochi’s image to the global community? Russia has spent fifty-one billion dollars to ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics with the intent of marketing a “new Russia?” The slaughter of down-and-out animals is sanctioned in the “new Russia?”
Reports from the region say a private extermination company was hired to “scour” the city of thousands of homeless pets. The company owner described the animals as “biological trash,” he claims to use poisons and traps; others say dog hunting vigilantes are on the rise and it is not uncommon to find “poison-laced meat set in parks to kill off strays.”
Animals rights activists in Moscow claim, “Russians generally are irresponsible dog owners who, when they get bored of their home pet experiment, kick them out on the street, and parks are dumping grounds for unwanted dogs.” Sterilizations are not common practice; they are reported to be “too expensive.”
From (Doggone Green Headquarters) My Doggone Green Agenda unmistakably has not been adopted by the Russians, yet!! Vladimir Putin’s companion animals have a one-of-a-kind lifestyle as evidenced by photos of him frolicking with his dogs and let’s not forget, his political side-kick Koni who has greeted world leaders for years. Obviously the United Nations Canine Unit hasn’t been summoned to Russia either?
While witnessing something from “far away” how does your community address
Cedar Dog & Kathy Deitsch
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Cedar Dog here; Mom’s back from Climate Leadership Training, Chicago. The 3-day gathering tackled the climate crisis head-on; taught by Climate Reality Honcho, former Vice-President Al Gore and his team of “bright sparks.” Worldwide, there are now 6,000 trained Climate Leaders in more than 100 countries and all 50 states. The work, educate on climate truth with acts of leadership, engaging and empowering people to build networks of reality, all the while inspiring solutions and action in local communities on climate change.
So what do Climate Leaders Do? They engage local media outlets, activate social networks and — most of all — inspire communities everywhere to
Cedar's transcriber here; Most likely you know me as Cedar Dog’s mouth-piece. That title role has been and continues to be the “ride of a lifetime.” Cedar Dog and I are dogged when it comes to caring for nature. We often say the challenge of our times is a lack of common sense and due diligence in matters of protecting the earth.
Join us and be powerful champions for the planet!
I am privileged to be Cedar Dog’s transcriber. Cedar and I lead the field in providing Eco-Solutions for a Pet’s Daily Life. We put our “paws” in it, highlighting how to better care for “mother earth,” ourselves, our pets; and then “taking action!” We choose to make a difference, both in a big way, and in a million little ways with thousands of other pets and their people.
Few human beings have the riches associated with being a transcriber for their pet. Pets are powerful teachers of unconditional love, forgiveness and loyalty.
We developed an eco-agenda to die for; we asked the questions:
How does your pet impact the earth?
How do you impact your pet’s health (and your own)?
What are you going to do about it?
Who will you tell?
Understand this, if you are not healthy, how can you be your best for your pet. In matters of your own health and well-being have you done your due diligence? What constitutes a healthy impact? What changes have you made in food and exercise? What have you done for your pet’s health?
Do you remain open to new information?
Do you take action daily as a devotee of planet earth? What eco-solutions do you practice each day?
Things take time, often extraordinary persistence and trust. Who we become in those moments measures the nerve or cowardice in each of us.
In the end it is about our connection with each other, with the animals, all of life and planet earth. It is about choice and believing you can matter, then doing the work, taking the actions and enjoying the ride? Who are you willing to become? Your pet(s) and the world need your gifts.
Cedar Dog & Kathy